Chrome Cycling Gloves: Quick Review- by Grannygear
I have said before that it seems a good glove might be the hardest thing to make in cycling clothing. Seemingly simple, but seldom done well, most gloves pinch or bind or squeeze or over do.
Enter the simple glove. Chrome even has a simple name for them: “Cycling Gloves”. With a knit type fabric for the back and a perforated palm and fingers, the glove is immediately comfy with little need for a break in. No seams annoy. There is a light bit of padding on the palm and some reinforced areas at the thumb. The cuff is short so there will always be a gap to your sleeve, but these are not winter gloves.
I have found them to be nearly ideal for cooler days, like a ride that begins in the low 50s and ends in the 60s+. I think they would be too warm for So Cal summers, and not enough glove for anything colder than the 50s.
They are $30.00 retail and for that, I think they are a deal. So far they have been holding up to nearly constant use, hand washings, and hang drying. No worries.
Simple design, efficient use of materials, comfortable execution, fair price. The Haiku of gloves.
Chrome shows them out of stock right now. No wonder.
NOTE: RidingGravel.com was sent the Chrome Cycling Gloves for test and review at no charge. We were not paid, nor bribed, for this review. we will always strive to give our honest thoughts and views throughout.
About The Author: Grannygear hails from SoCal and spent most of his cycling days as a mountain biker from the formative years of mountain biking all the way up to the present day. His day job is in the tech sector, but he has spent time writing about off road 4X4’s, 29″ mountain bikes, and cycling in general. Grannygear and Guitar Ted have worked off and on together since 2009 after a chance meeting at Interbike. With gravel cycling on the rise, Grannygear has been exploring how this genre’ works in SoCal and now does guest pieces for RidingGravel.com in his spare time.