Terry T Glove  £19.00

8/10

A comfortable, attractive, good value mitt, at home on the drops or on the flats and available in a range of colours

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by Gill Wheelwright   October 8, 2011  

Terry T Glove

Terry have been designing women's kit for over 20 years, and having long been a fan of their saddles it's good to see other bits of their kit like these Terry T mitts making their way here from over the pond.

These mitts immediately look a little bit different from the average as the palms are embossed with cute little silicon bikes, a nice grippy detail that work well. As well as visual appeal, the mitts feel very comfortable, with soft synthetic suede palms, stretchy nylon mesh backs and a generously thick terry towelling thumb, ideal for delicate, ladylike mopping of brows on summer days or when you're riding hard.

The gel pad at the heel of the hand felt very firm, but has proved to be very comfortable on everything from long day rides through to short commutes on bumpy lanes. The seams and stitching all feel smooth and unobtrusive and the mesh backs vent very well, keeping hands cool all day.

The Kevlar coating on the pads means that after 2 months there's no sign of wear, and although the palms are showing normal signs of wear, the tenacious silicon bikes are all hanging on in there, even after several washes.

I tested the Size M - my hands are long but narrow so could maybe have gone a size smaller, but even so, I didn't experience any rubbing or sore spots. The only minor downside I found was the Velcro for the wrist tab is long, so unless you have very small wrists or do them up tightly it can catch the the cuffs of longer jerseys, but that's a minor irritation on an otherwise well thought out glove.

Verdict

A comfortable, attractive, good value mitt, at home on the drops or on the flats and available in a range of colours

road.cc test report

Make and model: Terry T Glove

Size tested: M

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?

What Terry say: 'Our T-glove is a nice basic road or trail glove at a great value. Synthetic sueded palms with silicone bike print gripper and double-stitched gel/foam padding for specific pressure points. Breathable mesh backs; Velcro adjustable wrist and terry thumb".

A good summary.

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

Terry cloth upper, mesh back, synthetic suede palm and Velcro closure available in Berry, Lagoon, Black and pink.

Kevlar coating on the pads makes them very hardwearing.

Rate the product for quality of construction:
 
8/10

Well made with nicely finished seams.

Rate the product for performance:
 
8/10

Light and comfortable on long and short rides.

Rate the product for durability:
 
8/10

After 2 months and several washed the mitts were wearing really well, the only signs of wear being some slight rub marks on the suede palms.

Rate the product for comfort, if applicable:
 
8/10

Keep your hands cool and comfortable enough for long day rides and the unobtrusive padding feels as if it's in all the right places.

Rate the product for value:
 
8/10

At £19 these mitts won't break the bank and should last well.

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

Overall performance was great, a put them on and forget about them kind of item.

Tell us what you particularly liked about the product

The silicon bike detail is very appealing and I liked the cool mesh and thick terry thumb.

Tell us what you particularly disliked about the product

The Velcro under the wrist tab is too long and can catch on long sleeves.

Did you enjoy using the product? Yes

Would you consider buying the product? Yes

Would you recommend the product to a friend? Yes

Anything further to say about the product in conclusion?

A comfortable, quirky and good value entry level mitt.

Overall rating: 8/10

About the tester

Age: 40  Height: 163cm  Weight: 75kg

I usually ride: Dawes Horizon  My best bike is: Kona Haole

I've been riding for: 10-20 years  I ride: Most days  I would class myself as: Experienced

I regularly do the following types of riding: commuting, touring, sportives, Audax

 

2 user comments

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Hardly good value at £19 ... average value for mitts ...

Nic

posted by nbrus [282 posts]
9th October 2011 - 10:05

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nbrus wrote:
Hardly good value at £19 ... average value for mitts ...

They're a good quality mitt and they are lasting well. Oh and you might like to know that the reviewer paid for them herself, because she liked the look of them and thought they deserved a review.

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posted by Rob Simmonds [253 posts]
10th October 2011 - 8:59

33 Likes

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