Leather mitts with upgraded palm protection
Classic cycling mitts with the added reassurance of brand new padding technology, which uses memory foam to protect the most vulnerable areas of the palm from the shocks of the road.
We used a technique called pressure mapping, where hands were mapped while gripping handlebars, to discover were padding was needed most. This also helped to ensure seams were kept away from pressure points to avoid pain and numbness when riding.
This information has allowed us to create gloves that are more comfortable and lighter-weight.
The mitts are made from a super-supple hide, tanned in Yeovil, Somerset. Perforated for maximum ventilation and treated to lengthen the life of the leather, these gloves will over time mould to the hands and become unique to the wearer.
Fastened with a velcro strap, with a metal Rapha logo badge to the wrist.