Short-finger gel gloves are great for long hauls on tarmac, but when youaTMre on the trail, the extra protection that full-finger gloves provide for dealing with grasping twigs and the occasional tumble is not only nice; it's a must. Pearl Izumi's new Elite Gel Full Finger Gloves provide that protection, and the updated 1:1 padding arrangement strategically situates gel pads to protect from bumps coming up through your fork. The pads are arranged to correspond with the support bones of your hands, relieving pressure on the Median and Ulnar nerves, and the bunch-free fit means they won't stray from their assigned jurisdictions. Pearl Izumi's new Elite Gel gloves also protect themselves with tough synthetic leather palms. This breathable synthetic material is not only durable, but it also keeps your grip secure on the bars in all manner of conditions. Adjustable hook-and-loop closures provide a secure, custom fit, and the smooth, back-of-hand polyester paneling promotes cooling airflow. The gloves are finished with two thoughtful touches: a soft, wiping surface on either thumb and conductive patches on the index fingers and thumbs to enable your own thoughtful touches on touchscreen devices.