Hands-on Gear Review

100% Ridecamp - Women's Review

Editors' Choice Award
Price:  $30 List | $29.45 at Competitive Cyclist
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Pros:  Top-notch fit, soft feel against hand, large nose chamois
Cons:  Bulky wrist closure strap
Bottom line:  Practical and sleek glove with a spot-on fit.
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Touchscreen Friendly:  Yes
Cold or Warm Weather:  Warm
Palm Fabric:  Perforated Clarino
Manufacturer:   100%

Our Verdict

The 100% Ridecamp Women's Glove is a reliable glove with a top-notch fit. Where many lady's gloves feature inconsistent finger fit, the Ridecamp is spot-on. The ultra-soft feel on both the top and palm of the hand is quite pleasant. The palm sports silicone printed palm and finger patches provide solid amounts of traction and a great handlebar feel. Ventilation throughout the palm regulates hand temperature which can be critical on warmer days. A full-sized high-quality terry cloth thumb patch is useful for addressing a runny nose or wiping a sweaty forehead. The wrist closure system features a velcro strap and seems largely unnecessary and adds a bit of bulk. A contoured wrist cutout on the top of the glove makes the Ridecamp easy to wear with a training or wristwatch. The armored patch on the knuckle adds an element of protection. A $29.50 MSRP is a middle of the road price point for a high-quality glove.

The Ridecamp Women's glove is a top pick among the female-specific glove. The Ridecamp offers a best in class fit compared to the other five lady's options. The breathable palm adds a nice element of comfort on warmer days and the touchscreen compatible tech thread works better than the majority of other options. At $29.50 MSRP, the Ridecamp is a high-end glove at a middle-of-the-road price tag.


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Our Analysis and Test Results

Review by:
Annie Clark

Last Updated:
Thursday
May 3, 2018

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Performance Comparison


The Ridecamp offers a superior fit.
The Ridecamp offers a superior fit.

Fit


The first thing that jumps out about the Ridecamp women's glove is the superior fit. While other gloves have inconsistent finger fit, the 100% just right among testers. The material is tight enough to not allow for excess fabric but loose enough to maintain flexibility and dexterity. No pressure points found throughout the test.

Comfort


The Ridecamp has a soft and seamless feel. The fabric scores among the highest in comfort for female-specific gloves. Perforations throughout the palm and mesh finger webbing keep your hands well-ventilated. The top the hand is constructed of nylon/spandex which doesn't restrict or irritate the user. The wrist closure system provides the feeling of excess or unnecessary fabric and seams that feels bulky. The contoured wrist cutout on the top of the hand allows for an excellent range of motion without restriction. The terry cloth patch on the thumb is quite comfortable.

Features


Tech threads on the thumb and index fingers work consistently on touchscreen devices. The silicone printed palm and index fingertip allow for great traction and grip on the handlebars, brake levers, and shifter. Cracking open your favorite trail-side snack is a cinch. The pull-on tab is useful, however, it is an extra attachment/panel which results in an extra seam and minor rub. The contoured wrist cutout not only allows for excellent range of motion but allows for space to wear a training watch. The full-size terry cloth nose chamois does its job well. A velcro wrist closure seems unnecessary. Our tester stated that if she owned these gloves, she would remove that wrist strap as it tends to flop around.

Protection


The 100% Ridecamp Women's glove offers a hint of armor on the top of the hand at the outer knuckles. This is added protection against branches or brush. The armor patch lines up perfectly with its intended zone. Hearty fabric allows for a bit of confidence that the glove won't tear open in the event of a crash.

Durability


We don't have any durability concerns with these gloves. While there are no reinforced areas of fabric, the overall construction seems like it is built to last.

Best Applications


The Ridecamp Women's glove is a tremendous daily trail glove for riders who value a tremendous fit and an element of added protection. These are an excellent option for those who want maximum comfort.

Value


At $29.95 the 100% Ridecamp Women's gloves are a middle-of-the-road price tag and are packed with high-end features, top-notch fit, and comfort. These are well-worth the price.

Conclusion


Reliability, superior fit, maximum comfort. We love it. The Ridecamp Women's gloves are clear winners among female-specific options. The negatives are minor but include a slightly bulky wrist area that has some excess fabric and seams. That is a small downside for an enormously well-rounded glove.

Other Versions and Accessories


The Ridecamp Women's glove is available in two different colors with sizes running from small-extra large.
Annie Clark


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