Strategically-placed padding maximises the effectiveness of these gloves without adding unnecessary bulk and volume.
While designed with a focus on road cycling and mountain biking, they are low-volume enough, flexible enough and comfortable enough to use for trekking (gripping trekking poles), paddling, and rope-work.
They offer warmth for cool (not freezing) conditions and protection of the upper hand from sunburn in warmer weather.
The upper is made from a light, tight-mesh, breathable fabric and the palm material is a thin, light leather-like material. It is soft, durable and flexible allowing you to grip items like trekking poles, a paddle shaft or handlebars without bunching, adding puffy volume or diminishing tactile feel significantly.
For the coldest winter mornings and nights, you will need more insulation than these lightweight gloves provide, like the Cyclogel Gel Padded Long-Fingered Gloves.