Test Apura Colorado long-finger gloves: How much money does one have to invest in MTB long-finger gloves that, in addition to good padding and finely detailed solutions, also impress with their comfort and robustness? We can already reveal at this point: 29,95 euros. ZEG's exclusive Apura brand offers the Colorado long-fingered gloves for this fairly manageable price, which really surprised us in the test.
Structure, materials and processing
Despite the price of less than 30 euros, the Apura Colorado long-finger gloves are not stingy with useful features. In addition to the light and breathable upper material, this also includes highly developed shock absorption, which consists of a combination of gel and memory foam. For a non-slip grip, the designers also gave the glove colored silicone prints on the palms of the hands and on the fingertips. An easy-to-grip pull-on and pull-off tab is just as much a part of this model as a highly absorbent terry cloth trimming in the thumb area. The reinforcement between the thumb and forefinger and the closure with Velcro are also worth noting. Complemented by conductive material in the area of the thumb and index finger - for operating the smartphone - the glove leaves nothing to be desired.
The Apura Colorado long-finger glove put to the test
The glove not only looks extremely robust, it actually is. Countless uses and correspondingly frequent washing machine cycles could not impress the product in any way. Now, of course, the assumption is obvious that the solid construction could have a negative impact on the wearing comfort. But here, too, the Apura glove knows how to fully convince. Both the palm and the back of the hand adapt perfectly to the anatomy of the hand. The grip is very good and doesn't feel spongy at all. The padding is not too thick and still reliably eliminates shocks and vibrations. The silicone print in turn enables optimal operation of the brakes and gears. The touchscreen compatibility, which allows sensitive operation of the smartphone, is also very impressive.