Lizard Skins Aramus Elite Gloves: Quick Review – by Grannygear
Summer. Summer is hot here. Hot enough to get me out of my go-to long fingered gloves of choice, whatever that may be at the moment. So when Lizard Skins offered up some samples of their Aramus Elite cycling gloves, I signed up for a pair. Make mine orange.
I like a glove with minimal padding in the palm. The Aramus Elites one-up that with no padding. Works for me. There is a nice nose-wipey section in terrycloth, a wrist closure, so getting in them is not a struggle, and a pretty meshy back for cooling. As well, there are finger pulls for easy glove removal instead of turning them inside out to take them off.
I have dozens of rides in these now, and so far the results have been good to above average with one exception, that being those finger pull loops.
The cut of the glove has been quite good with a size LG being right for me. There is no bunching or tension or pinching. The closure does not bother my wrist, as some are wont to do, and they wash fine and just do the job well.
But those pesky loops to remove the Aramus gloves bothered me from day one. It was like when your sock gets all wrinkled up between your toes…I hate that. I noticed it mostly when I was on the bar tops when my fingers were bunched closely together. On the hoods I thought of it less, and in fact, after many rides I came to live with it, but every so often I would notice it again.
Oh, and the Tangerine color has faded to a salmon color, like a creamsickle. Man, I have not thought of those in years. But orange does that a lot….. fading, that is.
The Aramus Elites are very good glove, but I wish the loops would go away. Inside out is not so bad after all.
$24.99 suggested retail gets you a pair.
Note- Lizard skins sent the Aramus Elite Gloves to Riding Gravel for test and review at no charge. We were not paid, nor bribed for this review and we strive to always give our honest thoughts and opinions throughout.