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