…And suddenly, my current gloves feel uncomfortable.
Summing it up more eloquently and compactiviously than I could at this moment in time, Loaded released the following chunk of text to whet the palms:
Over several years of riding and crashing, our Goldilocks team of downhillers saw the need for a middle ground glove that was “just right” for spirited, weekend warrior endeavors. And thus our new Advanced Freeride Gloves were created to fulfill the needs of the experienced freeride and downhill skateboarder seeking an optimal balance of protection, dexterity, comfort, and breathability in a low profile and minimalist package.
Dipping in somewhere between the current Freeride and Race glove offerings, Loaded’s new Advanced Freeride Gloves offer excellent coverage of both sides of the hands as well as an extended cuff complete with a lengthy velcro wrist strap for added security. Best of all, if I may offer a taddily tidbit of subjective observation, the color choice is superb. Ain’t nothin’ classier than some browns and tans with a pop of molten poppy to set’m off in the #menswear direction. Reflective accent panels, too? What? Did you think Loaded was going to miss out on an opportunity to enhance your nighttime noticeability while you’re on your dusk patrol? We all know that glow-in-the-dark grip tape isn’t doing you any good (since you never seem to remember to “charge” it before your impromptu night sessions), so we gotta do what we can elsewhere. Good guy, Loaded!
The Advanced Freeride Gloves are set to drop in “select shops” on Tuesday, February 26.
If you’re feeling like getting the full scoop, head on over to the Loaded Blog for some more photos of the gloves in action!