Just In – Pearl Izumi P.R.O. AmFIB Super Glove

by Brian Mullin on December 30, 2015

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The Pearl Izumi P.R.O. AmFIB Super Glove is the ideal cold weather glove, and they combine a lobster and full finger glove design, in what they state as “Half lobster finger configuration keeps fingers warm and allows greater dexterity.” Their top of the line glove, which retails for $120,  utilizes a softshell material with a DWR finish for wind and water protection combined with a soft and tough Clarino synthetic leather palm. To keep the hands warm and dry, they use an Outdry lining for water protection and a 170g Primaloft Gold insulation for the utmost in warmth. To help with fit and to keep out the elements it has a draw cord closure on the wrist and back of the hand cinch strap, much a ski glove.


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First Impressions

The AmFIB Super Glove is a warm, water resistant and tough glove, and the half-lobster design offers up improved dexterity over a mitten. I was able to perform both one finger and two finger braking, depending upon the terrain and technical characteristics of the trail. It was the easiest to dart out with a one finger maneuver though it didn’t take much effort to use either mode. I wore the gloves in weather with the air temperatures in the low 20’s and a wind chill in the teens on occasion, and my hands never felt chilled. Even when my body warmed up on long climbs, my hands didn’t overly perspire, causing any internal dampness issues. When flying downhill the wind resistance protection offered by the gloves material was evident, and I never felt any coldness creeping in, even through the seams. If I grasped the bar too tightly, it felt as though my smallest two fingers jammed into the corner of the gloves ever so slightly, but it was easy to adjust hand position to relieve the issue. I didn’t get to try them out very much in snowstorms or wet conditions, due to it being drier and cold, so I’ll hold out my opinion on those water resistant characteristics.  The draw cord closure at the wrist and the back of the hand cinch strap made fitting simple though I usually left things loose since the gloves fit quite nicely without doing any tightening. The insulation and padding were even, and I didn’t feel any bunched up hot spots, and the palm material offered good tacitness for holding onto the grips and braking lever control.

So far during the first brunt of winter, the AmFIB Super Glove have kept my hands toasty warm and dry. The gloves are comfortable, and the unique half-lobster design offers up enhanced dexterity, making for easy one finger and two finger braking.

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Features:

  • P.R.O. Softshell with DWR finish shell provides wind and water protection
  • 170g Primaloft Gold insulation provides warmth without bulk
  • P.R.O. Barrier WxB powered by Outdry lining provides optimal water protection by bonding the waterproof, breathable membrane directly to the external layer of the glove
  • Clarino™ synthetic leather palm provides superior softness and durability
  • Half lobster finger configuration keeps fingers warm and allows greater dexterity
  • 1:1 Palm design
  • Draw cord on wrist to close off glove opening to the elements
  • Back of hand cinch allows for perfect fit with minimal bulk
  • Fleece lined interior for next to skin comfort
  • Reflective elements for low–light visibility
  • Shell: Back of hand: 46% polyester 36% nylon
  • 10% elastane 8% polyurethane
  • Palm: 60% nylon 40% polyurethane
  • Liner: 100% polyester
  • Insulation: 100% polyester
  • Sizes: XS–XXL
  • MSRP – $120

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