XEN. When the obstacle is the path, you need an enlightened glove.
THE ENLIGHTENED TRAIL GLOVE
The Xen™ glove balances supple, lightweight feel with the durability needed for all-day, all-mountain riding. The Super Fit™ engineered palm is made of hard-wearing Clarino™ and tailored for incredible fit and bar feel. A Poron® XRD™ crash pad wraps from the heel around the lateral edge of the hand for added cushioning in the event of a fall, and Touchscreen Technology™ in the fingertips let you navigate digital devices without taking them off.
Super Fit™ design with three-panel palm for a tailored fit; Vented Clarino™ synthetic leather enhances durability
Super Fit Engineering is a proprietary process that guides the fit, design and patterning of every Giro glove for maximum comfort and performance. By carefully tailoring the palm, fingers and padding zones to match the shape and size of the hand, Super Fit Engineering reduces bunching and discomfort while enhancing grip, bar feel and the effectiveness of the padding. And with as many as six sizes available per model, almost any rider can great pair of gloves to match their needs.
Technogel is a proprietary polyurethane material originally designed for medical applications. We use Technogel for the padding in our premium gloves because of its superior pressure distribution characteristics. When pressed between the glove and handlebar, Technogel molds itself to the hand by deforming along all three axes. Normal padding materials tend to deform only along one axis which causes pressure to accumulate in the direct contact zones.
Giro gloves with Technogel provide:
Superior pressure distribution – up to 300% better than standard gel, for enhanced comfort and protection from numbness over long periods of time.
Excellent impact absorption – up to 30% better than standard gel, for protection from shocks and vibrations.
Long-lasting performance - it does not harden or break down over time, so the glove stays supple and comfortable mile after mile.
THREE-PIECE PALM CONSTRUCTION
Our unique 3-piece palm construction tailors the fit of our gloves to reduce bunching, and allows your hands to move naturally for enhanced control that doesn’t compromise bar feel. By designing each part of the palm to mimic a hand’s features and articulation, Giro gloves increase grip and provide a superior level of protection for the entire hand.
1 - THUMB The Super Fit Engineered thumb panel is essential to providing a snug fit with your hand while also allowing freedom of movement and enhanced grip necessary for maximum control and bar feel.
2 - PALM The Super Fit Engineered palm panel is optimized to provide a snug, comfortable fit without bunching when you grip the handlebar. By carefully sizing the palm to match the natural curve of the hand, our gloves remain supple while providing a layer of protection.
3 – BODY The Super Fit Engineered body of a Giro glove is designed to support your hand’s natural movement, while providing a platform for padding and protection where you need it most. By optimizing the thickness and placement of padding with integrated Flex Zones, Giro gloves offer a more natural movement of fingers and joints.
Poron XRD is a soft, shock-absorbing material specifically engineered to absorb up to 90% of impact energy, without a loss of performance from repeated impacts. Poron XRD remains supple and flexible until impacted, when the molecules lock together immediately to deflect and help absorb shock. Other benefits include open cell, breathable performance with antifungal properties, and no use of latex, PVCs, VOCs, or heavy metals.
In many cases, PORON XRD material is also thinner, more flexible and less dense than competitive materials, so you get a more natural feel with less weight and bulk compared to traditional padding!
Flex Zones are carefully integrated into select Giro full-finger glove patterns in order to allow the glove to mimic the hand's natural articulation without bunching or binding. The result is a glove with a lighter, more natural feel that enhances comfort and control.