Lizard Skins Aramus Elite Gloves: Quick Review

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.

Lizard Skins Aramus Elite Gloves
Lizard Skins Aramus Elite Gloves

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.

Grannygear modeling the Aramus Elite glove
Loopy bits- Grannygear did not like the finger pulls on the Aramus elite

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.


Author: Grannygear

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 in his spare time.

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