Sunday, October 13, 2013

Product Review: Specialized Body Geometry Gel Long Finger Glove

Specialized Body Geometry Gel Long Finger Glove
     Specialized is an extremely advanced and expansive provider for the cycling industry with a product line ranging from bicycles, components, wheels, tires, helmets, shoes, clothing, accessories, and much more. It is likely that, as a consumer, Specialized possesses just about any product. One particular product from Specialized which I have had great success with is the Body Geometry (BG) Gel glove. The BG Gel glove stands out because of the wonderful padding and support which it provides, the convenient wiretap technology, and microwipe cloth. 
Gel Padding


     While selecting a new pair of gloves, one of the deciding factors may bank on whether or not to purchase a pair with padding. For use with mountain biking, the gel padding on the BG Gel glove makes a dynamic difference in performance. Regardless of the terrain being ridden, over time mountain bikers are bound to begin feeling the beating which their bodies are taking. With comfort relief in important places, such as the hands, it is possible to continue moving forward without nagging pains. Amazingly, even with the additional comfort relief and cushion provided by the gel padding, no amount of control is lost. Many cyclists ride with no gloves or gloves with minimal padding in order to be in closer contact with their equipment. However, the BG Gel glove does not cause an inability to control the handlebars. Also, the additional bulk from the padding does not adversely affect reaching into a jersey pocket.
Wiretap Technology
     Specialized has continued the use of their Wiretap technology for the 2014 product line. More than anything, the Wiretap technology is simply convenient for the cyclist looking to snap a quick picture or respond to a message while out riding. Wiretap technology allows for touch screen devices to be used without removing a glove. Unfortunately, the Wiretap technology is not supremely reliable. In order to use the technology with a touch screen device it is imperative make direct contact. Thus, typical finger dexterity is thrown out the window. Essentially, the technology may only be utilized while touching the screen of a device with a straight finger. While this may be nit-picking, it is important to reveal. 
     Lastly, the BG Gel glove is comfortable because of the microwipe cloth, located on the thumb of each glove. More and more producers of gloves are including a friendly material on the thumb of the glove. With Specialized, the microwipe cloth is ideal for wiping a runny nose without irritating skin.
     Overall, the multi-faceted and superior Specialized Body Geometry Gel glove is ideal for any cyclist but specifically mountain bikers. Through incorporating comfortable gel padding, Wiretap technology, and a microwipe cloth, it is possible to ride and explore for an extended period of time without the need to remove a glove for any small tasks. I highly recommend this particular glove for anyone experiencing hand pain while riding due to rough terrain, a lack of cushion, or highly sensitive hands. For more information of the Specialized Body Geometry Gel glove, please visit http://www.specialized.com/us/en/ftr/gloves/long-finger-mtb-gloves/body-geometry-gel-long-finger. Thank you very much for reading and please feel free to leave a comment below.