SixSixOne Descend Gloves

3.5/5 (4 Reviews)

Product Description

  • Ultimate protection with internal molded EVA and external direct molded TPR armor
  • Tough, synthetic leather and mesh construction
  • Synthetic leather palm stays soft and plyable, even after washing
  • Fingertip grippers

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Reviews 1 - 4 (4 Reviews Total)

User Reviews

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by paz800m a Weekend Warrior from Rochester, NY

Date Reviewed: February 23, 2009

Strengths:    Good breathable glove. Maintains great contact with handlebars. Fits like a dream and real comfortable. Palms seem strong and the seams are well stitched

Weaknesses:    I really like these but the quality is just off in some spots. After about 2 months of riding and 1 big crash (though it was on concrete) both the thumbs and the left pinkie tore open. The odd part is none of the rips were on seams or places that contact anything during riding or falling.

Bottom Line:   
Good glove, wish they held together better in some key places

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Favorite Trail:   The City

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $35.00

Purchased At:

Similar Products Used:   Fox gloves

Bike Setup:   Specialized P3

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Brian a Downhiller from San Diego, CA

Date Reviewed: November 25, 2008

Strengths:    Very durable, have survived a few crashses. Breath well, and molded knuckle guards protect the hand without getting in the way.

Weaknesses:    One of the grippers on the finger has began to peel off, but that's not a big deal, I can superglue it back on later.

Bottom Line:   
These gloves are very good, and I would strongly reccomend them to anyone who isn't too picky about minor details such as loose threads hanging off at first (easily fixed) and grippers that peel a little (easily fixed as well). The Sixsixone Descend gloves an all around great product-that's the bottom line.

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Favorite Trail:   PQ Tunnels

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $25.00

Purchased At:   Beyond Bikes

Similar Products Used:   None

Bike Setup:   07 Iron Horse Warrior, stock with new WTB Pure V Team saddle, Crank Brothers 5050xx pedals, fox float r rear shock, lizard skins peaty lock on grips.

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Dilbean a Downhiller from Santa Cruz, CA, USA

Date Reviewed: September 11, 2007

Strengths:    Comfortable, breathe well and are protective, good place to rub nose, thick palm protection. I personally havn't had any problems with the stitching even after probably 100+ hours of riding.

Weaknesses:    One of the 8 plastic finger protectors fell off because they are glued on. The mesh on top of my fingers is starting to wear down.

Bottom Line:   
Pretty dang good and very comfortable, but not super durable. If 661 made the gloves a little tougher and improved the stitiching just a little they'd get 5's all around. Maybe next year...

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Favorite Trail:   Turpin's Trail

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $45.00

Purchased At:

Similar Products Used:   Some fox full finger gloves, and some full finger novara gloves

Bike Setup:   transition gran mal with travis 200mm single crown, swinger 4 way,

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:2
Submitted by nightshade a Weekend Warrior from Australia

Date Reviewed: March 17, 2007

Strengths:    Comfort and protective layers at the right areas. Breathes very well.

Weaknesses:    ridden 3 times on park smooth tracks. 6-7km each time. Synthetic leather between thumb and forefinger started splitting. There's a hole on the thumb side and that's not stiching. Extensive wear and tear after only 3 hrs use.

Bottom Line:   
Great design. Paddings and protection at the right places but quality is poor for the price paid. What's the point of a great product that starts to fail after 3hrs use? Would have given 5 stars if it didn't tear. My grips are lizard skin grips and not rocks. I don't ride hard - just leisurely. The left glove is showing wear and tear around the thumb and forefinger. One other thing: for sports gear, washing tags in the gloves are annoying on the skin.

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Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $40.00

Purchased At:   SHM Bikes

Similar Products Used:   Fox Tahou

Bike Setup:   Marin Pine Mountain

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