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.
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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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.
Well made with nicely finished seams.
Light and comfortable on long and short rides.
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.
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.
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.
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