2015 Giro DND Medium- for people with big thumbs- Short-term late review

Giro DND Mil Spec Olive / Highlight Yellow  2015 Gloves

I was supposed to post a review of these gloves but did not finish it at the time, but here it is.

I only used these gloves for riding a short period, they did not fit me, so I eventually got other gloves.

Giro DND Mil Spec Olive / Highlight Yellow  2015 Gloves

I don’t know about durability as I did not use them enough.

But I started to use them again but in the winter because it’s too big for me, but with fleece gloves.

but even with fleece gloves in side I can still feel the stitching and the glove still feels too big, fingers are too long for me, the wrist are still too big.


  • Bad sizing, for most people, the wrist area is too big, and the thumb is too big, this might fit people with big thumbs and huge wrists, but it does not fit me, and smaller will be way too small, at least the Medium I tried in the shop I bought these from it was way too small, maybe it was small the guy gave me to try, or I might remember it wrong, I am not sure.
  • this happen after just few days of riding
Giro DND Mil Spec Olive / Highlight Yellow  2015 Gloves

quality of the stitching was not great, this is quite common issue, and can vary from glove to glove & brand.


  • decent material on the top.
  • nice sweat/nose wipe area
Giro DND Mil Spec Olive / Highlight Yellow  2015 Gloves

Revised Review: 2015 Poc Index DH Vpd 2.0

I have updated the review on Dec 16, 2015, I have improved the review.


  • very comfy
  • lightweight
  • they cost the same as the giro remedy X  gloves and are way better when it comes to comfort & Poc offers protection padding but Giro does not.


  • the impact protection is too thin, they won’t help on a proper impact, I tested it with hitting my hand harder and harder on a stem
  • The adjustment strap is twisting and keeps getting undone.

because these gloves were actually bit too big(size large) I changed to 2016 Resistance strong gloves(size medium),the palm on some of the gloves worn out, I think this is caused by the material used & the venting holes in them, so far the Index Dh has been holding up OK,but I guess over long period of time they will eventually wear too.


This is how the gloves look like inside out.

Flickr album: https://flic.kr/s/aHskpkGhn6

Winter use:

I have used the gloves my two pairs for the whole winter of 2017-2018 I managed to wear out the stitching in the long finger due to braking, but that is easy to fix.

I use these gloves in the winter, with fleece gloves and Nitrile gloves,  for colder days with -5c and below I use two pairs of fleece gloves, and nitrile gloves for waterproofing, which has worked great.

I recommend doing something similar.

I get good to feel a and control over the cockpit with this setup,  but with Ski gloves, I Lack control and feel.

because these gloves are one size to big, I had to get them sewn in where the gap with the elastic is, which results in no need for the Velcro strap. So the glove fits securely, and I can take it on and off easily.

this is the exact set up I use:


Park Tool Nitrile gloves Size L, I just stretch them out a little bit for better fit on top of the fleece gloves.



more durable palm than the Resistance Strong gloves due to no venting holes.

I am looking for maximum protection, for fingers & knuckles which this one does not do properly.

I will be looking at other gloves, like Mechanix for example, they got full finger protection.



Revised Review: 2016 POC Resistance Strong Gloves

Since I first wrote this review in 2016 I have improved this review, more & better pictures, improved text, and more details.


  •  no more twisted strap, like on 2015 Index DH glove
  • more air flow than the DH index glove provided by the holes in the palm
  • I stay cool even in 25 deg. Celsius
  • comfortable
  • true to size, I have 21cm knuckle size, and the medium fits me perfectly. I went from Index DH gloves in large which was a bit too bit too big, to this glove.
  • Durable ceramic-coated SuperFabric® with abrasion-resistant properties, this actually works.


  • the impact protection is silly thin, they won’t help on a proper impact, I tested it with hitting my hand harder and harder on a stem.
  • Because of the holes on the palm, the durability suffers when you get something (pedal pins for example) stuck in the holes you can tear the fabric, but this is also caused by the fabric’s weakness.but if you do it can easily be fixed if you got some sewing skills.
  • the triple dots on the fingers wear off fast because they are glued on.

Holes got bigger.
  • The Stitching failed on one pair, They were Only used one day, I put these on today and the stitching came loose.
    • the glue holding the Velcro to the rubber strap failed of some pairs of gloves, but you can easily fix this with a sewing kit. Sadly I got an inconsistent quality of the stitching on these gloves with the gloves I got.
    • after many months of use, the glove stretched and had to be sewn in the palm to fit me properly.
    • the picture below shows a new glove:

    Photo Album: https://flic.kr/s/aHskCuD9Ar


    But if you want longer lasting palm to get the Index DH glove instead, but it will of course not be as cool as the Resistance glove, but the durability of the palm must be improved.

    I still use my Index DH gloves in size L, for colder days, I wear them over fleece gloves in size M, which works well.

    I will look into other gloves, like Mechanix for example, they got full finger padding and knuckle padding.

    Product page: http://www.pocsports.com/en/product/2556/resistance-strong-glove

    Kan kjøpes her/can be bought here:




    Review: 2015 Giro DND gloves

    the durability, and wear resistance of these gloves are much better than then Remedy X gloves,because there is no horrible hook & loop strap that wears out.

    I have used these gloves about the same time as the remedy x gloves but these gloves will last much longer.

    my knuckle size is 21cm,  and i used size large.

    Depending on your hand these might be a con or a pro: if you got abnormal big wrist bone and thick thumps these gloves are for you.

    • the thumb is bit too big for me
    • the wrist is too big for me.



    • elastic part on side wrist to help with fit.
    • durable
    • very breathable
    • sweat wipe material on the side of the thumbs


    • The seams inside,result in less comfort than Poc’s gloves,but nto so bad that I would not wear them.
    • no Velcro strap for the best fit
    • no touch screen support

    Giro DND Mil Spec Olive / Highlight Yellow  2015 Gloves

    2 month REVIEW: 2014 Giro remedy x- Lacks durability

    flickr album

    you will definitely feel the stitching,and and that you got the glove on but it its still a wearable glove


    • these gloves do not have a knuckle protection even it might look like they do for you.
    • good padding.
    • the part of the glove that got camo on it wears fast, it will wear out when washed often,the colours will fade,the small venting holes will be bigger or rip apart.
    • Protection on the fingers and and padding on the palm and side, so you wont get scratched when you hit a tree,but if will not give you full protection its not like knee or elbow pads
    • The synthetic leather from the palm extends over the finger tips so the stitching won’t wear off or rip, and its  comfortable,not like on the Mavic’s or Shimano gloves where the stitching came upward and under my finger nails.
    • special stitching with touch screen support,and it works well.
    • good venting


    • not very comfortable, but wear able, but if you want very comfy gloves these are not for you,You can clearly feel the seams
    • the hook and loop strap do wear out very fast, father Ca 2 month it worn out
    • the protection pads are bad, not like on the Poc Index DH Vpd 2.0, witch is my favourite glove so far.
    • the touch screen stitching began to wear.
    • the glued-on rubber is peeling off, but this is normal, you can’t glue rubber on fabric and expect to stay on.
    • the vent on the left long finger rip


    I can’t recommend these gloves,the lack of comfort and durability makes this a Not recommend product.

    long term review: Mavic Stratos gloves

    if you are used to Shimano or Giro gloves, get a size smaller,atleast if you are in europe.

    i got these in large but they are too big for me,hopefully i get these in medium.

    this is a well made glove.

    these gloves do not have padding,this might be a negative thing to you, but if you use ESI grips, or another silicone grip, you wont regret having this glove.

    i use ESI Chunky green grips with these gloves its a good combo.

    but on hard grips like those that came with all my trek bikes, it will be uncomfortable and you will get fatigue

    afther a crash the stitching on the left thumb ripped, but nothing that you cant fix with soem sewing.


    the price,but its was worth it for me i did not wear it out just in few weeks.

    rubber on finger tips will eventually wear out,(the the glue will be worn out)


    • good feel, you feel every thing you touch the glove is not restricting your movement.
    • Breathable perfect for hot weather
    • easy to take & off
    • material used for the palm is strong, my experience wit hthis material is that it last a very long time.
    • come in 2 color choises
    • grips well i have tried them on Easton mtb grip,bontrager grips, and esi grips.
    • rubber on the finger tips for extra grip, they actually work, not like on Shimano gloves that make it slippery.
    • only wear is the rubber grips that are gloves on the finger tips.but just one of those loosened,
    • the materials used are strong,
    • will fit very thick hands

    42,00 €*


    bikeradar’s review:


    Review: Bontrager evoke 2015 mountainbike glove

    i purschased these in size Large,they fit well,but shimano the shimano gloves i had were size Medium

    i have used these gloves for mtb.

    there is a womens version in light blue only difference is the color realy.

    afther few days of riding:

    natural and confortable fit.

    inForm design reduses the  fatigue,but not as mutch as gloves with gel inserts but gel inserts have a big con they wear out fastcan feel the stiching but still confortable.

    afhter few days the bontrager logos start to wear off.


    • Excellent brake lever feel
    • the bontrager logos on the fingers give you extra grip
    • Simple pull-on design makes it easy to take them on and off
    • very breathable in the heat
    • decent price


    • no touch screen support o nthe fingertips
    • afther few months the sides of the fingers ripped apart.
    • the gloves will rip apart easier because of no strong material on the fingertips

    price  $34.99 Buy Now: Bontrager.com or Your Local Trek Dealer

    only review of the glove i foudn was this one:http://www.feedthehabit.com/mountain-biking/bontrager-evoke-gloves/