Endura have created another great summer essential with the Endura Hyperon gloves. The lightweight mitt fits, dare I say it, like a glove and is perfect for fast summer evening blasts or as a simple race glove.
Lightweight, minimal design
Excellent handlebar grip
Thinner materials need care
Not as padded as some for longer rides
It’s unsurprising, with Endura’s links with the Movistar WorldTour team, that the Endura Hyperon gloves have more than a hint of racer about them.
They incorportate perforated, relatively thin gel pads in the heel and base of thumb plus a thin strip of gel cushioning the base of the fingers. Despite the relative thinness of the padding, the properties of the gel minimises compression and actually does a great job of reducing the transfer of handlebar vibrations. If you have slightly smaller hands, this thinness actually improves comfort as it allows more hand freedom and encourages a more relaxed grip
What the Endura Hyperon gloves lack in out and out cushioning and comfort they make up in control. They feel great as a race mitt or for fast sportive riding with the extensive silicon printing on the palm allowing almost limpet like grip of the bars in all weather conditions. For my hand shape the fit of the Endura Hyperon gloves are easily some of the best I have tried, with minimal palm wrinkling, very comfortable around the thumb without being too loose a fit.
Getting them off was easy with finger pockets on two of the fingers keeping them the right way out even when soaked with sweat. The palm and back of the hand feature mesh areas and thinner materials, along with the strapless cuff, making the Endura Hyperon gloves a good choice for riding in hotter climes.
Though not as soft as some, the sweat wipe is big and worked well with glasses. The lightweight materials do mean you have to be a little bit more careful in use. The elasticated split and hem need a little care when putting them on.
For more details visit the Endura website. (opens in new tab)
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James Bracey's career has seen him move from geography teacher, to MBR writer, to Cycling Weekly's senior tech writer and video presenter. He possesses an in-depth knowledge of bicycle mechanics, as well as bike fit and coaching qualifications. Bracey enjoys all manner of cycling, from road to gravel and mountain biking.
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