First look at Altura Peloton Progel cycling mitts

A bunch of close-up piccies and a few thoughts about my last couple of weeks spent riding in a pair of these mitts.


I was given the chance to try some of the Altura Peloton Progel mitts so I gave them a brief but proper testing! Mixing up with time trialling and road racing in Belgium.


Selecting a comfortable set of mitts to ride and race in is always one of my priorities. It’s quite scary to contemplate the sheer number of hours your hands stay in contact with the bars, over varying terrain during a busy racing (and training) season.


The gloves use a stretch fabric on the back paired with a synthetic leather palm. The palm has strategically placed Progel padding which really helps absorb the vibrations over rougher road surfaces. This padding is not overly chunky so the mitts still “fit like a glove”, pardon the pun.


The gloves slide on and off easily. There’s no straps or velcro on the wrist but I never missed this. The ‘finger pulls’ make removing them super easy.


Although this is not marketed as an aero glove they are very sleek and fit really nicely. The verdict so far? I’ll not be using anything else for the foreseeable spring/summer season.

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Altura Peloton Progel Cycling Mitt

Merlin Cycles price £19.00

Light cycling glove, featuring Progel padding.

A light supple glove to keep you comfortable in cooler weather. Comfortable fit, with synthetic leather palm and pro gel padding.

  • Clarino synthetic leather palm with Progel padding.
  • Strapless stretch wrist cuff.
  • Micro-suede sweat wipes.
  • Finger pulls.
  • Silicone cuff pull.
  • Reflective details.

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