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We put the heavily padded BG Gel gloves from Specialized to the test to see if they can solve numbness and pain on longer rides.
specialized bg gel mitt
Overall Score
Excellent padding

The Body Geometry Gel mitts are designed for summer riding both on and off the road. They feature a synthetic leather palm, thumb wipe, Velcro cuff closure and perforated upper.

The gloves feel immediately comfortable to wear, with a soft and supple finish to the one piece synthetic leather palm and unobtrusive stitching. The cuffs sit comfortably around the wrist and the Velcro closure is minimalist but works well.

The gloves feel light and airy to wear thanks in part to the stretchy perforated upper which lets heat escape and provides welcome ventilation when you're on the go.

The thick layer of gel padding is well placed and supremely comfortable, especially if you tend to suffer from pain and numbness on longer rides. Although the padding is thick, it doesn't feel so chunky that you lose feel through the handlebars.

Two finger loops help with prizing glove from sweaty hand and the thumb wipe successfully mops up errant sweat and snot.

Specialized aren't well known for their accessories but the BG Gel gloves prove that good design is good design, whether on a bike or in a glove and at £25 you can't go far wrong.

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