- Good close fit
- Well padded
- Reflective elements already showing signs of wear
Price as reviewed:
Craft has been producing good products over the years as a dedicated outdoor wears brand, which includes cycling specific clothing. It also provides clothing for Peter Sagan‘s Bora-Hansgrohe World Tour team – items such as the Craft Glow gloves I’ve tested here, so it should know a thing or two about cycling kit.
These gloves are designed to be used in the height of summer and thus should be minimal, comfortable and breathable. The Craft Glow gloves have a mesh back and this is continued around much of the glove to help your hands stay cool and dry for as long as possible and it does do a great job.
Padding is kept to a minimum to help keep bulk down and it does mean that the dexterity on the handlebar is good, however, comfortable enough to take some of the harshness out of the ride.
Fit is very tight, race like, but isn’t restrictive. Although the down side to that is that you can feel all the seams between the comfortable stretchy lycra cuff and cushioned nose wipe section. You may in this case want to go a size up compared to your normal glove. POC Fondo gloves for example do a better go here.
Styling is subtle and the star shaped reflectives and Craft logo is a nice safety touch. Though as they are glued on rather than stitched in, even after a handful of washes these are starting to peel away. this doesn’t reflect the rest of the gloves durability, though I’d be annoyed if I purchased the Craft Glow gloves based on the reflective styling.
So a decent glove, just with a few tiny issues. However to help you get over those the Craft Glow gloves woes, they only cost £25. A decent price compared to similarly performing gloves.
The Craft Glow gloves are a nice pair of gloves that fit incredibly well. The overall mesh fabric helps breathability so a great options for those really hot days. Just disappointed at seeing the refectives peel already, only after a handful of washes.