Lizard Skins Monitor HD Gloves
I'm picky when it comes to gloves and I was excited to try out a new pair of Lizard Skins, the Monitor HD. Lizard Skins says this is the glove for you if you want excellent protection and dexterity. Offered in sizes Small to XXL in black, white, blue or red. Retail price is 40 USD.
I like the simple clean styling. All the materials are nice to the touch, particularly the palm and the soft terry thumb (useful for wiping away nose runnings). The wrist closure and fit is great on my hands and the touch screen compatible finger tips worked well, even when the glove was completely dry.
The stitching on the palm under the fingers is across the highest pressure area of the hand. This became uncomfortable on long descents. The finger protection is a layer of foam, which will help in an impact, but seems a bit thin. More so I'm confused as to why protection is missing entirely from the finger you're most likely to hit, those poor little pinkys. It's a bit like having a bullet proof convertible, or maybe hockey goalie gear without a cup. Durability wasn't great either, with a hole developing in the thumb after 2 rides and 2 washes.
In summary the Monitor HD glove from Lizard Skins was a bit of a let down. Poorly designed protection, poorly placed stitching in the palm, and lacking durability. With few redeeming features, I 'd skip the Monitor HD.
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