Learning the hard way that your hands and fingers can take a beating on the bike is something most of us only have to do once. Returning from an all-day ride with blisters and aching palms or being forced to end a ride early is a fate the Pearl Izumi women's ELITE Gel Full Finger Gloves hope to help us all avoid. Pearl's most popular gel glove design, the ELITE Gels feature a lightweight, breathable, synthetic back with a soft, grippy synthetic leather palm to keep you feeling connected to the handlebars. They've also got conductive material on the thumb and index finger, so they'll keep you in touch with touchscreen devices, too. While that's relieving, the real relief comes from cushy gel padding throughout the palm of the glove, which is tasked with dutifully shielding your hands from road noise over the miles. The low-profile wiping surface on the thumb comes in handy for on-the-go lens, screen, or face cleanings, while the hook-and-loop closure makes the gloves more adaptable for riders who might be in-between sizes.