Pearl Izumi Gel-Lite Full-Fingered Gloves Gloves

2.48/5 (21 Reviews)
MSRP : $30.00


Product Description

These gloves offer the comfort of gel and the warmth and protection of full-length fingers, while maintaining moisture-transfer and breathability. Polyester mesh back delivers maximum airflow and moisture management. Perforated Amara(TM) synthetic leather palms provide supple durability and breathability. Lightweight Gel-Lite foam supplies shock absorption. Boxed fingers and butterfly thumb construction give greater dexterity and gripping comfort. Contoured hook-and-loop closure with perforated neoprene for improved breathability and extended wrist protection. Reflective piping detail enhances visibility.


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User Reviews

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:2
Submitted by Jaal a Weekend Warrior from Bellingham, WA USA

Date Reviewed: July 16, 2007

Strengths:    Comfortable, a good amount of padding. Don't get very hot or cold. In winter, if it isn't too cold, then they do a good job of breaking the wind, making your hands warmer. They have good ventilation.

Weaknesses:    The velcro is weak. They are made from thin materials. I have not crashed on them at all and one finger ripped a hole just from using the brakes.

Bottom Line:   
This is a nice glove if you need to keep your hands cool, or warm in a mild winter. It is comfortable, but the materials and construction are not strong enough in my opinion.

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Favorite Trail:   Galbraith Mt

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $40.00

Purchased At:   Performance

Similar Products Used:   cheap REI glove


Overall Rating:2
Value Rating:2
Submitted by Liz a Cross Country Rider from Spokane WA

Date Reviewed: May 19, 2007

Strengths:    light weight, comfortable

Weaknesses:    Velcro closures. From day one they lost their grip. The velcro strap flaps around while I am riding and drives me crazy.

Bottom Line:   
I expected better from Pearl Izumi. In addition to the velcro closure problem, the grips wore off right away. For the $, not a good value. I would rather pay more and get what I expect.

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Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $38.00

Similar Products Used:   Fox, Six Six One, other Pearl Izumi


Overall Rating:2
Value Rating:2
Submitted by James a Weekend Warrior from Osan AB Korea

Date Reviewed: October 17, 2006

Strengths:    Look nice, comfortable, gel padding, hands stay cool, and the cloth around the thumb is great for wiping away sweat.

Weaknesses:    leather on the palm is too thin and already has holes in it. Threads are coming out. Just falling apart.

Bottom Line:   
These gloves seem to be a great glove for me, but they have not stood the test of time and that test of time has been very short. In other words, these gloves have not lasted very long at all. They are falling apart after about 200 miles. The leather on the palm is completely worn through. For the price I'd steer away from these. My next set of gloves will not be made by Pearl Izumi.

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Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $35.00


Overall Rating:2
Value Rating:1
Submitted by Christian a Cross Country Rider from Marquette

Date Reviewed: September 8, 2006

Strengths:    They look good and hands do not get sweaty even on the hottest days. Terry cloth on back of thumb to wipe away sweat.

Weaknesses:    Velcro strap doesn't hold. Stitching comes apart. Gel pads on the palm of hand fall off right away.

Bottom Line:   
These gloves are not worth the money. Don't buy them.

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Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Price Paid:    $35.00

Purchased At:   Down Wind Sports


Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by michael alonzo a Weekend Warrior from san antonio

Date Reviewed: May 30, 2006

Strengths:    color

Weaknesses:    quality

Bottom Line:   
These gloves suck..... They thin and my grips tore them apart. I started out with full finger gloves and after several rides I had to start cutting the fingers off cause they were falling apart. it would be a better glove if they made it stronger for mountain biking.

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Favorite Trail:   OP

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $38.00

Purchased At:   Local Bike Shop

Similar Products Used:   six six one, specialized

Bike Setup:   Gary fisher, shimano XT all the way around, rock shock front, kenda nevegal tires, specialized seat

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Kris Roenigk a Cross Country Rider from Oshawa, Ontario, Canada

Date Reviewed: March 7, 2006

Strengths:    Comfortable, they fit my hand snuggly, good grip

Weaknesses:    Velcro "loops" lost effectiveness. Had to get "loop" material sewn on.

Bottom Line:   
Other than the velcro going south, I'm quite happy w/ the gloves. No signs of any other issues w/ them.

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Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $55.00

Purchased At:   Bicycles Plus

Similar Products Used:   FOX, MEC

Bike Setup:   2004 Raleigh Avenger

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by Ryan D a Weekend Warrior from California

Date Reviewed: December 20, 2005

Strengths:    looks cool, nice velcro strap hold well, lite

Weaknesses:    thin, loses padding, not very rugged, tears easy, padding comes off.

Bottom Line:   
If you ride to work and back once a day in cool weather these gloves are for you. Anything else don't buy em... After one ride, I had a hole in the tip of finger and the palms were pretty well beat up. After two rides the padding on the palm was flat and it looked like the leather was going to rip. After three rides the padding was off. Overall not a rugged glove... dont' buy it if you trail ride... I took em back

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Favorite Trail:   santa anna river trail

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $40.00

Bike Setup:   Kona Caldera 04 stock

Overall Rating:2
Value Rating:1
Submitted by Jim a Cross Country Rider from State College, PA, USA

Date Reviewed: October 28, 2005

Strengths:    Comfortable, well padded.

Weaknesses:    Durability, quality, velcro at wrist doesn't hold

Bottom Line:   
These gloves fell apart in fewer than a dozen rides. The palm pads are falling off and I have to super-glue them. Stitching in one of the fingers is coming loose. The velco closure at the wrist doesn't stay closed worth a crap. These are extremely disappointing and are not fit mountain bike use, especially for the price.

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Favorite Trail:   Rothrock

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $36.00

Purchased At:   LBS

Similar Products Used:   Specialized, Nike

Bike Setup:   GF Tassajara with many components updraded to LX level.

Overall Rating:2
Value Rating:1
Submitted by Dave a Cross Country Rider from Denver, CO, USA

Date Reviewed: September 15, 2005

Strengths:    Comfortable gloves. Weight is about right for a 3 season glove. The palms and padding are holding up OK on mine.

Weaknesses:    Velcro lost effectiveness in the first couple of months. The gloves started falling apart after about 9 months, the mesh around the fingers is blowing out.

Bottom Line:   
The gloves at first seemed pretty decent, but just don't have the longevity of most other Pearl Izumi stuff. Initially, I was happy with them, they are comfortable gloves, but have been very disappointed that they are wearing out so fast. I gave them a 2 chili (fair) overall rating only because I do like the gloves, but for value I have to deduct chilis since I hate replacing expensive gloves every year.

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Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $40.00

Purchased At:   Campus Cycles

Similar Products Used:   Fox and Answer gloves.


Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:2
Submitted by Derek a Cross Country Rider from Sunnyvale, CA

Date Reviewed: May 9, 2005

Strengths:    Light, breathes well.

Weaknesses:    Glue holding pads on palm. The velcro didn't last. Why black? I'm buying a thin glove because I don't want to overheat my hands!

Bottom Line:   
This was the fourth pair of PI gloves I bought in the last 10 years. I've always been happy with the previous gloves, I'd get 4-5 years of good service which I find reasonable.

This pair lasted 6 months before the pads on the palm came unglued and fell off. Also the velcro closures would not stay closed.

On the plus side after sending the gloves back to PI Warranty they shipped me a new updated pair of gloves a couple of weeks ago. Hopefully the changes they've made will make this a solid pair of gloves.

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Favorite Trail:   Grouse Ridge

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $40.00

Purchased At:   Stupergo

Similar Products Used:   Last 2 versions of Gel gloves.

Bike Setup:   Depends on the day.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Hugh Jorgan a Cross Country Rider from NC

Date Reviewed: December 17, 2004

Strengths:    My gloves don't look like the ones in the picture so maybe I have a newer version. Anyway, they are great! Comfortable, fit well, etc. They haven't shown much sign of wear yet. We will see how they stack up against my old Raji's.

Weaknesses:    hdsihfl

Bottom Line:   
Maybe the older ones sucked but the newer ones don't.

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Duration Product Used:   3 months

Similar Products Used:   specialized, 661, mechanix wear

Bike Setup:   pretty good - thanks

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Harry a Racer from MA, USA

Date Reviewed: September 15, 2004

Strengths:    light, absorbent, terry cloth thumb, ventilated

Weaknesses:    none

Bottom Line:   
I am suprised by these reviews. My first pair lasted for about a 1.5 thousand miles before they hit the dust. I love em. the terry cloth on the thumb is key for wiping the nose and they are light and thinly padded, which i like. perfect for me i guess.

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Favorite Trail:   Pinnacle course

Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

Price Paid:    $30.00

Purchased At:   Peformance

Similar Products Used:   none

Bike Setup:   titus riddler, mavic crossmax disc, xt/xtr discs, easton, shimano....

Overall Rating:2
Value Rating:2
Submitted by Puma a Cross Country Rider from Sisters, Oregon USA

Date Reviewed: August 21, 2004

Strengths:    Great fit
Well ventilated


Weaknesses:    Padding fell off after three rides
Velcro very weak from day one


Bottom Line:   
Great gloves for the first few rides, but after a couple hundred miles they start to fall apart. Not worth the $40 bucks.

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Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $40.00

Purchased At:   Performance

Bike Setup:   Turner XCE, Fox Float 100 RLC, Thompson, Race Face, Hope Mono Mini’s

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by Carlos a Cross Country Rider from Florida

Date Reviewed: July 26, 2004

Strengths:    Design, padding.

Weaknesses:    Durability.

Bottom Line:   
This gloves fall apart too easily. The padding section is glued in and the glue fails after a while. Also some stiches are coming off. Don't buy these.

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Favorite Trail:   Alafia, Razorback, Santos

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $40.00

Purchased At:   Pearl Izumi Store, CO

Similar Products Used:   FOX, Trek

Bike Setup:   2002 Trek Fuel 100

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by David a Cross Country Rider from Overseas in Belgium

Date Reviewed: July 16, 2004

Strengths:    Well ventilated, comfortable fit.

Weaknesses:    Durability, light colored palm gets dirty.

Bottom Line:   
Very nice gloves while they lasted, but the gel pads bonded to the palm starting delaminating after only 6 months of moderate use. I never fell with them on, so I think it is unacceptable for them to fall apart so soon from just holding on to the bars. I have a pair of Pearl Izumi pittards winter gloves, and those are lasting me years, so I can only assume that this particular product has a design/quality issue.

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Favorite Trail:   Whites Level at Afan Forest, Wales UK

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $40.00


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