Wednesday, February 29, 2012
Ergon Gloves HA2 Review
I have been wearing the Ergon full fingered HA2 gloves for about 2 months now. They have 2 races (SSAZ and Taco Stand Classic) and multiple training rides in them. They have been washed and dried at least 4 times.
The fit is spot on. I wear a men's Medium in Specialized and Pearl Izumi. The medium fit me perfectly. There was just enough wiggle room in the tips that when I flexed my fingers the tips of the gloves were not jammed up against my finger nails. The seams are so minimal and smooth that I can not feel them. Even after multiple washings/dryings they did not shrink.
There is just enough ulnar padding to keep my nerves happy, yet it does not take away from my bike's feel. I love the seam-free cuff ... there is no constriction.
I have worn these gloves in temperatures ranging from 45-70 degrees in dry conditions. Even though I have Reynaud's disease, my fingers stayed comfortably warm.
During racing, I never even thought twice about my gloves. It felt like I was wearing nothing at all. The last thing you want to happen during a race is to have a nagging issue with your equipment, i.e. pebble in your shoe, migrating chamois, noisy suspension.
This grip/glove combo has worked well for me. It has made the bar an extension of my arms/hands. The longest period of time I have worn them is 6 hours and my hands were "happy" the whole time.
I would highly recommend them to anyone who likes a "minimalist" glove.