Prologo CPC Gloves

The most comfortable cycling gloves on the planet?

Before you try on the Prologo CPC gloves, one thing stands out—the price. The fingerless model costs $100. Even by Assos standards, they’re spendy, and Assos sells a $520 bib.

Take a quick look at the CPC’s palms, though, and you’ll see where the money is going: countless tiny, upright cylinders that vary in size and are built from elastic polymer. Diameters range from the size of a pin tip to a pinhead and they’re about as deep as a dime is thick. Dubbed Connect Power Control (CPC), the cylinders all but completely remove road buzz transmitted from crappy tarmac. And the no-slip keeps your digits right where you want them, even when you have sweaty palms.

Cadillac-plush with Carrera-performance, it’s no surprise some F1 drivers also use a version of CPC technology, which has a pretty cool backstory. The tech was first developed for soldiers who rappelled out of helicopters and needed to be able to stop in a hurry.

The summer-weight gloves are cool enough for the hottest rides, but this lightweight fabric may adversely affect durability. And all those cylinders on the palm make you think twice about rubbing a tire after going through debris that could cause a flat.

Those imperfections aside, it’s tough not to come to the same conclusion as I did after six weeks of testing: Prologo CPC gloves may well be the most comfortable cycling gloves on the planet.  

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