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Lusso Momentum Summer Glove

8
£19.99

VERDICT:

8
10
Well made, firmly padded gloves that keep you cool and comfortable
Quality stitching
Just the right amount of padding
No snot/sweat wipe
Weight: 
29g
Contact: 

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Sleek and simple – that's how I'd describe the Momentum Summer Gloves from Lusso. There's just enough padding to damp the vibrations out, and they're well made throughout. The price is good, too.

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I like a mitt that's quite minimalistic for padding – I don't really want anything subduing the feedback from the road. That makes the Momentum gloves ideal for me.

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The HD foam padding is just a couple of millimeters thick and reasonably firm, so it doesn't squish around too much when compressed between your hand and bar. It's also positioned in just the right place.

Beneath the padding is a suede palm which is soft to the touch, and it remains smooth too when you're moving your hands – there's very little in the way of bunching.

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The lycra upper offers a close fit and keeps the whole glove in place, meaning there's no need for a Velcro tab or anything which can lead to irritation. This also gives a bit of an aero boost to the Momentum, with a smooth transition to your wrist if you're chasing marginal gains in a race or time trial.

The only thing I really miss is some kind of sweat wipe on the back of the thumb, but plenty of gloves seem to omit that these days.

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There are a good range of sizes – five in fact – with a 'handy' measurement chart on Lusso's website, and a range of colours too if this blue doesn't match your kit.

At £19.99 they're bang in line with Van Rysel's RoadR 900 gloves and Altura's Club Mitts, while being cheaper than the La Passione PSN gloves by a fiver.

The quality is impressive too, which means they're definitely worth the price. I've had no issues with durability either.

Conclusion

Lusso has delivered a good quality, high performing pair of summer mitts in the Momentum, and offers virtually all the detailing you need.

Verdict

Well made, firmly padded gloves that keep you cool and comfortable

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road.cc test report

Make and model: Lusso Momentum Summer Glove

Size tested: Medium

Tell us what the product is for

Lusso says it's a: "Race fitting glove with all day comfort."

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

Lusso lists:

Great flexibility and grip

Soft suede palm with HD foam padding

Second skin feel

4 way stretch fabric

Ultra Light

Hard wearing

Pull off tabs

80% Polyester 20% Lycra

Rate the product for quality of construction:
 
8/10
Rate the product for performance:
 
8/10
Rate the product for durability:
 
8/10
Rate the product for fit:
 
8/10
Rate the product for sizing:
 
8/10

Follow Lusso's sizing guide and you should have no issues.

Rate the product for weight:
 
8/10
Rate the product for comfort:
 
8/10
Rate the product for value:
 
6/10

How easy is the product to care for? How did it respond to being washed?

I had no issues with chucking them in a 30 degree wash with my other cycling kit.

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

Ideal for hot days when you want a bit of added comfort and protection.

Tell us what you particularly liked about the product

Minimal yet firm padding.

Tell us what you particularly disliked about the product

No sweat wipe.

How does the price compare to that of similar products in the market, including ones recently tested on road.cc?

Priced the same as many other quality mitts (see review).

Did you enjoy using the product? Yes

Would you consider buying the product? Yes

Would you recommend the product to a friend? Yes

Use this box to explain your overall score

Apart from the lack of a sweat wipe on the thumb, there is very little I can criticise the Momentum gloves for. They're very good.

Overall rating: 8/10

About the tester

Age: 41  Height: 180cm  Weight: 76kg

I usually ride: This month's test bike  My best bike is: B'Twin Ultra CF draped in the latest bling test components

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: time trialling, commuting, club rides, sportives, fixed/singlespeed,

As part of the tech team here at F-At Digital, senior product reviewer Stu spends the majority of his time writing in-depth reviews for road.cc, off-road.cc and ebiketips using the knowledge gained from testing over 1,500 pieces of kit (plus 100's of bikes) since starting out as a freelancer back in 2009. After first throwing his leg over a race bike back in 2000, Stu's ridden more than 170,000 miles on road, time-trial, track, and gravel bikes, and while he's put his racing days behind him, he still likes to smash the pedals rather than take things easy. With a background in design and engineering, he has an obsession with how things are developed and manufactured, has a borderline fetish for handbuilt metal frames and finds a rim braked road bike very aesthetically pleasing!

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