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.
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.
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.
“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.