3 Years of glove development in the snow has proven that snow boarding gloves should never be under the mistletoe with mountain biking gloves. The POC Index DH glove provides more protection then one's hands could ever need, or appreciate.Read on for our thoughts on the Index DH Gloves...
POC is a fairly large scale protection company based on a snow background. We did a preview on the Receptor lid
by POC a short while ago, and we were stoked on how it turned out. The Receptor Flow helmet was designed to fit the best it could on all the heads it could, however, I am unsure the Index DH gloves would fit anyone's hands comfortably.
Look at that bulge
Manufactured out of durable digital leather, with hard injected shields on the knuckles, the Index DH
looks like it was designed to fight with alligators! Your hand is in a 'sandwich of protection', everything from your palm, to your finger knuckles are protected! POC even went as far as to add an additional "scrape pad" on the palm. Last time I wore protection on my palms was when I thought learning to roller blade would be cool (sure am glad I discovered bikes), and wrist guards
were the smart thing to wear.
claims that the internal knuckle protector is foam coated so it becomes more "unnoticeable" to the user. Foam or not, the protection that the Index DH glove provides is very uncomfortable, like a roadie wearing body armor. On the palm, the Index DH glove features digital leather for a soft internal feeling, while the palm features Pittards
for maximum grip, and to adsorb energy on impact.
When it comes down to it, your hands are one of the more important thing when riding, so someone out there may be very happy with the protection that the POC Index DH gloves provide. However, that being said, coming from someone who has rode a fairly vast array of riding gloves, I would suggest saving your money if you're looking into the POC Index DH gloves
, unless of course your going to fight some alligators.
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