The downhill-specific Index DH is a durable bike glove, equipped with VPD knuckle protection. VPD adapts to the shape of your body, but when exposed to impact the material stiffens and has extreme impact absorption properties. The palm is reinforced with silicon pads for a more pleasurable ride. Velcro adjustment at cuff for a personal fit.
VPD 2.0 knuckle protection
Grip patches to enhance breaking
Silicon Gel Palm protection
Velcro adjustment at cuff
Durable synthetic suede on inside of palm
Extra durable fabric on backside of hand
Finger joint protection
Touch screen compatible
Buy POC Clothing from Chain Reaction Cycles, the World's Largest Online Bike Store.
Rated 1 out of 5 by Mezz Much disappointment.
Utterly disappointed in these.
Coming from my $30 fox gloves, I thought these $90 gloves would be significantly better.
Used the sizing from the Poc website to get the correct size for my freakishly large hands :p and while the fit is good, heres where it all goes bad...
-VPD knuckle protection. Only covers the 3 small knuckles on your hand. I mean, WTF happened to the massive knuckle on my index finger???? Nothing. Just the thin stretchy fabric.
-Zero finger protection (ok I lie, a TINY tic tac sized lump on the 2 smallest fingers)
-Very limited miscellaneous additional padding
-Internal stitching. UNCOMFORTABLE!
Unfortunately the lack of any protection on the large knuckle is more than enough to outweigh the nice suede or decent workmanship.
If this was aN XC glove it would be perfect, but it's not. It's a DH glove, and for the first time ever, I'll be returning a product to CRC.
-1 for Poc gloves.
03 June 2014