G-Form Pro Trail MTB glove debuts

Offers knuckle and finger protection, and is smartphone friendly

Apparel Sea Otter Classic
G-Form Pro Trail

This new glove’s raised knobs feature G-Form’s rapid-absorption technology.

Back-of-hand injuries from wide bars, stubborn brush, and nasty spills are behind protection pioneer G-Form‘s entry into the mountain bike glove market.

Offered in black and white, the Pro Trail has articulated back-of-finger padding using its proprietary Reactive Protection Technology that is also found in its popular line of body armor.

G-Form Pro Trail

The palm features breathable perforation and smartphone friendly tips on the thumb and forefinger.

Most riders don’t realize the damage a random branch, tight tree spacing, or trail rock can do to their knuckles and fingers, explained Bill Rudell, G-Form sales and marketing manager. A bruised finger or broken knuckle are really painful and can put you out for weeks at a time.

Yep. We’ve been there. Not pleasant.

G-Form Pro Trail

A breathable mesh backside keeps things dry and comfortable.

The glove features a single-cut palm to prevent bunching, and a raised heel for added comfort and durability. A perforated front and mesh back provide moisture wicking and breathability. A generously proportioned suede nose-and-brow wipe runs the length of the thumb.

The thumb and forefinger tips are also smart-phone friendly. “I promise you, it works,” Rudell said. A standard Velcro side closure rounds out the feature list.

Rudell acknowledged a crowded glove market but said G-Form’s reputation for comfortable and absorptive (rather than deflective) armor separates the Pro Trail.

G-Form Pro Trail

A generous nose-wipe covers the entire thumb.

“We’re not a glove company, we’re a protection company,” he said.

Glove sizing can be tricky, but the L we usually take fit us … like a glove. Price is $50, and the Pro Trail will available starting at the end of May.

For more information, visit g-form.com. This article is part of Mtbr’s coverage of the 2018 Sea Otter Classic in Monterey, California. For more from Sea Otter CLICK HERE.

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About the author: Paul Andrews

Dividing his time between Seattle and Santa Cruz, career journalist Paul Andrews has more than a quarter century of mountain biking under his belt, which he wishes had a few less notches.

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