BTwin Aerofit 900 Gloves  £14.99

8/10

Very comfy, but not overly padded, mitts that do their job without fuss

Weight 54g   Contact  www.decathlon.co.uk

by Iwein Dekoninck   June 6, 2014  

The B'twin Aerofit 900 gloves top Decathlon's range of mitts. They're the same mitts as used by the FDJ.fr professional cycling team, and they're cool and snug.

These are well-designed, no non-sense affairs. There's a silicone gripper at the wrist that keeps things in place; lightweight breathable fabric on the top and Technogel padding on the palms, which are nice and grippy. Between the fingers, a special mesh keeps things cool.

The fabric on the tops is nice and stretchy, so getting them on and off is easy enough, and is helped by the pull-tab at the wrist. That fabric is really thin, which helps against overheating, but a few scuffs have started appearing already: this is not going to be the longest lived pair of mitts I've used.

One thing that's missing is a snotpatch, presumably in the interest of keeping things lightweight. Not a dealbreaker for me.

I didn't particularly like the retro look of the white/red version on test, but I really can't complain about their function; they fit so well I didn't notice they were there.

The Aerofit 900s also come in white/black, and in five sizes: S, M, L (tested), XL and 2XL. I've got fairly small hands and the large fitted me fine; they come up a bit smaller than usual. As usual, fit is very important, so try before you buy if you can.

Verdict

Very comfy, but not overly padded, mitts that do their job without fuss

road.cc test report

Make and model: BTwin Aerofit 900 Gloves

Size tested: Large, Red/White

Tell us what the product is for, and who it's aimed at. What do the manufacturers say about it? How does that compare to your own feelings about it?

The Aerofit gloves are designed to fit your hands as closely as possible. The gel insert guarantees excellent cushioning and comfort.

Tell us some more about the technical aspects of the product?

Aerodynamic, "second skin", lightweight, Technogel

Rate the product for quality of construction:
 
8/10
Rate the product for performance:
 
8/10
Rate the product for durability:
 
7/10
Rate the product for weight, if applicable:
 
8/10
Rate the product for comfort, if applicable:
 
9/10
Rate the product for value:
 
8/10

Tell us how the product performed overall when used for its designed purpose

I generally didn't notice I was wearing them, soo comfortable.

Tell us what you particularly liked about the product

They are very comfortable to wear

Tell us what you particularly disliked about the product

I don't particularly like the graphics.

Did you enjoy using the product? Yes.

Would you consider buying the product? No, but that's because of looks, not because of function.

Would you recommend the product to a friend? Yes, if they liked the look of them.

Anything further to say about the product in conclusion?

If you're looking for mitts, you should seriously consider these B'twins; they are very comfy, not overly padded and just generally do their job without fuss.

Overall rating: 8/10

About the tester

Age: 36  Height: 1.78m  Weight: 76kg

I usually ride: All of them!  My best bike is: Cannondale CAAD10

I've been riding for: Over 20 years  I ride: Every day  I would class myself as: Expert

I regularly do the following types of riding: cyclo cross, commuting, touring, mtb,

 

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