Pearl Izumi Inferno Gloves

3/5 (2 Reviews)

Product Description

  • Two-finger design for added warmth
  • Fully insulated waterproof protection
  • Ripstop fabric shell is lightweight and durable
  • Microfleece wiping surface
  • Reflective piping for nighttime visibility
  • Split finger design makes it easy to use brake levers
  • Pittards® Atomic leather palm for excellent grip and durability
  • Contents: Palm: 80% Leather/20% Olefin Shell Back: 80% Nylon/10% Polyester/10% Polyurethane, Lining: 100% Polyester

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    User Reviews

    Overall Rating:1
    Value Rating:1
    Submitted by Jeremy Wilson a Cross Country Rider from KCMO US

    Date Reviewed: January 18, 2008

    Strengths:    Waterproof as described, top notch construction and quality materials.

    Weaknesses:    Lack of sufficient insulation to keep hands warm below 20ishF. Anytime it's 0*F or below count on your fingers freezing and painful. Glove liners do not help and really at this price you shouldn't have to try and suppliment the glove with liners and such.

    Bottom Line:   
    Wouldn't buy these. They are overkill for the temps they work in and they are very expensive. I've given them a fair shake but as a year round commuter I have to say that after 3 years they were one of the worst cycling purhcases I've ever made. Some companys advertise them as "Pearl Izumi Inferno Glove: This glove is ideal for the hard-core cold weather cyclist. The split-finger design maximizes warmth while allowing for efficient brake/shifter operation. Fully insulated and waterproof with a ripstop shell for lightweight durability. Finished with Pittards leather palm for better grip in wet and cold and reflective piping for visibility." I say don't beleive the hype. My $10, 40 gram thinuslate ski gloves from target offer better protection and value

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    Favorite Trail:   Clinton Lake

    Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

    Price Paid:    $60.00

    Purchased At:   Midwest Cyclery

    Similar Products Used:   Various thinsulate ski gloves.

    Bike Setup:   N/A

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by Daryl King a Cross Country Rider from S. Ca and Boise, Id

    Date Reviewed: December 14, 2007

    Strengths:    Comfortable, High Quality materials, stitching, seams, good material on palm side and fingers for control

    Weaknesses:    nothing

    Bottom Line:   
    These gloves rock!
    My most recent ride with these was a "warm" 28 degree start and that was with a thin polypropyline liner inside that I got from Performance (their blue). Quickly became too warm and took the liners off.

    The gloves feel like they'll keep my hands and especially fingers and fingertips (phalanges) nice and toasty down below 20 degrees, which was exactly what I wanted for winter riding up here. I've felt the cold burn in my fingertips in the past and it hurts! These gloves should handily (no pun intended) remedy that!

    Get them one size larger for good warm air circulation around your fingers and to wear a liner if you might need one.

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    Favorite Trail:   Holy Jim to Bell Ridge/Trabuco

    Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

    Price Paid:    $65.00

    Purchased At:   Idaho Mountain Touring

    Similar Products Used:   Neoprene gloves from Performance (waste of money), Sidetrack gloves, Giordana Ski Gloves (for cold days riding)

    Bike Setup:   who cares, this is a review of apparrel

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