The Troy Lee Designs Ace 2.0 is a full finger glove that offers loads of ventilation and feel thanks to a thin, fuss-free palm and minimalist mesh backing. They're great for everything but chillier days and they work well with touchscreens too, though there's not much knuckle protection to be had.
The Ace 2.0 gets a nice, thin palm made from synthetic leather that's perforated to keep things cool. It offers loads of feel and none of the bunching issues that palms with additional patches often create. It's proven to be durable and hardwearing, with the silicone grippers on the braking fingers and thumb largely staying intact after a whole load of cycling both on the bike and in the washing machine. There's even a special thread in the index finger and thumb that means they work with touchscreens - not amazingly sensitively, but it's better than taking them off or having to use your nose to answer the phone.
The inter-finger material is a fine mesh, which means you get decent airflow and the fingers themselves are nicely shaped and the seams unobtrusive. The backing material is a denser mesh which still provides good airflow, though on colder days this is less of a plus point. It does roughly bugger all to protect you from brambles and nettle stings too, but at least it's proven resistant to ripping or tearing even when your knuckles are taking a beating.
I like the pull-on design, which has a stretch cuff that's comfortable and easy enough to get on and off, despite the lack of a pull tab. You also get a snot wipe on the thumb which, though not as absorbent (grim!) as terry-cloth style designs, does the job well enough.
The price roughly is on a par with quality rivals, they look good and there are a whole load of colours available for those that insist on matching their cuffs to anything else. All in all, if you want a glove that feels as close to not wearing a glove as possible, these will be right up your street.
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