Tasco Double Digits
A relatively small and homegrown brand, Tasco came out of left-field with these gloves and really impressed us. We got a pair of their Black Flag gloves (and socks) at Sea Otter and have been riding them regularly ever since. What really struck us about these gloves is the fit. When you slide them on, it’s almost as if they are pre-curved to wrap around handlebars. The slight pre-bend eliminates any excess material in the palm, so bunching is never an issue. The sizing is barely on the large side so if you’re between sizes go we recommend going smaller. We tested mediums and loved them. Tasco claims to have a smart phone material in the index finger, however, it wasn’t the best of the group. We were still able to operate our phone pretty well in most conditions and found any time we got frustrated, the middle finger worked well too.
The synthetic leather palm has a nice silicone palm grip as do the index and thumb digits. Large pore mesh ventilation runs the length of each finger to keep your mitts cool on hot days. A Velcro-free neoprene wrist cuff is a nice addition, even though we typically prefer a hook and loop closure over slip-on gloves, these stay snug and tight. The gloves aren’t a struggle to get on or off either unlike some slip-on gloves. Tasco currently only sells their gloves as part of a Double Digit “mini-kit” where matching gloves and socks are sold for $45.98.
Price: $45.98 (with socks)