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Capo Atlas summer glove

Snug and minimal mitts

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The Capo Atlas summer glove is the perfect finishing touch if you already have the rest of the matching kit but they're rather expensive for what you get in return.

The Capo Atlas summer glove is the perfect finishing touch if you already have the rest of the matching kit but they're rather expensive for what you get in return. (Image credit: Marty Caivano)
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The silicone-enhanced palm offers a firm grip even on untaped carbon bars, mesh panels provide cooling air flow and handy finger loops make it easier to pull the gloves off.

The silicone-enhanced palm offers a firm grip even on untaped carbon bars, mesh panels provide cooling air flow and handy finger loops make it easier to pull the gloves off. (Image credit: Marty Caivano)

The Capo Atlas summer glove boasts a simple pull-on style for an unrestrictive feel around the wrist plus an airy mesh-and-Lycra construction for true flow-through ventilation that you can actually feel provided you don't have a death grip on the bars.  A generous application of tacky silicone throughout the palm area means you can hold on tight without slipping when you want to, though, even on unwrapped carbon bars.

There's an amply sized wipe on the thumb, too, and the styling is naturally a perfect match for the rest of Capo's Atlas kit.  Heaven forbid you don't match…

A pair of handy finger loops greatly ease pulling the gloves off after the ride though the tight fit around the wrist makes them a bit tough to get on in the first place – exercise a bit of caution to avoid blowing out a seam.  Padding is virtually nonexistent as well – a good thing for riders that value road feedback above all else but those looking for a cushier feel will want to look elsewhere.

Otherwise, the Capo Atlas gloves are a nice way to top off the rest of your Atlas kit if you desire that fully finished look but they're still rather pricey at US$45.

Pros: Snug fit, grippy siliconized palm, generously sized thumb wipe, airy Lycra and mesh construction, handy pull tabs on the fingers

Cons: Tight fit around the wrist makes them hard to put on, barely-there padding offers excellent road feel but won't work for some, pricey

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