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Dress up: Endura Full Monty gloves

2 Comments 17 September 2010

Simple and subtle design for a very reasonable price

As the colder weather is coming and I had to order something warmer, I went for the full-finger gloves from a UK company called Endura. The company is a solid performer for budget riders, but they don’t do it cheap. Far from it. In my last shipment there were quite a bit of Endura gear from overshoes to skullcaps to gloves, socks and even underwear, but the first thing we’re going to take a look at is their MTB full-finger gloves – the Full Monty.

They have some very nice details in them, the gripped palm and brake fingers, the mesh covered finger areas for ventilation and the construction seems very solid for a pair of gloves that cost 25 euros. Sure, they might wear a bit faster than those really good ones you really like, but I’d might rather get four pairs of these than a really good 100 euro pair.

They make them in sizes that should fit pretty much everyone.

The gloves come in sizes from XS to XXL, which is good for a lot of small and large handed people such as myself, who has a lot of problems finding anything to put on in this world, especially from sales. The only gripe I have about the Full Monty is that my thumb seems to be a tiny bit shorter than the alpha male hand model they had in mind when they designed these, but otherwise it’s a very solid and sturdy feeling.

Our verdict: ★★★★½

Seriously, for 25 euros these gloves are damn good.

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  • Cycler

    This review is well and good as far as it goes, and that’s not very far.

    If I consider these, I need to know in what temperature range are these gloves useful? If I leave for work at -5C, will I have numb fingers within twenty minutes? Will my hands sweat at +5? Did you even try them out on a ride? If so, tell us the conditions and how did your hands feel. You know, basic information!!!

  • Hi Cycler! Thanks for writing your comment. The gloves are long summer gloves, so in -5C you’d have frozen sticks for fingers pretty quickly. They feel very cold already at single digits if you’re riding fast.

    I actually got new gloves for the winter, from Endura as well, and I just realized I’ve never written an article about them – that’s coming right up!

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