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WOHO Ninja Ninja Deluxe Gloves

Woho Ninja NinjaI don’t know of too many cycling gloves that are truly designed with the urban cyclist in mind, so WOHO’s Ninja Ninja gloves may be the first of their kind. They’re simple, functional and good looking.

Personally, I like simple gloves, especially for city riding. I don’t like tons of logos, nor do I need rubberized “armor” on the fingers. I just want something that keeps my sweaty hands from slipping off of the grips. And unless it’s below freezing, I prefer lightweight, breathable gloves. These fit the bill.

DSC_1054The Ninja Ninja gloves feature smooth, breathable Lycra shell with a synthetic suede palm material. The palms feature a non-slip silicone coating and SBR foam padding which feels thin until you grab the handlebar, then it feels quite substantial. Overall they’re a very comfortable pair of gloves. I also like that these don’t use a Velcro wrist closure—unless it’s a compression strap for wrist support, it just seems unnecessary.

DSC_1053One of the major features of the long-fingered Ninja Ninja gloves is the use of touch-screen friendly fabric on the index finger tip and thumb. In fact, this may be my favorite feature. It’s a simple convenience that’s probably going to be ubiquitous in a few years. Another interesting feature that’s only on the fingerless version are small pull tabs on the middle two fingers. This seems a little less necessary to me, personally, but might make some people quite happy.

DSC_1055I do feel that the Ninja Ninja gloves run a tiny bit small. So you’ll want to double check with WOHO’s size chart, and perhaps order one size up if you feel that you’ve got rather large hands.

The Ninja Ninja Deluxe gloves come in a variety of solid colors, all accented with color-matched elastic bands with a subtle silicon logo. The long fingered gloves retail for $31 ($28 for short fingered) and come in sizes S-XXL. Check out www.wohobike.com

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5 Comments

  1. JasonMarch 11, 2014 at 10:40 am

    “The palms feature a non-slip silicon coating…”

    Sili*cone*. Silicon is a mineral/metalloid.

  2. WOHOMarch 11, 2014 at 11:31 pm

    Thanks for nice review~

  3. RaiynMarch 11, 2014 at 11:44 pm

    Figures, no sooner than we plunk down the cash for a new set of gloves this comes along.

    @ Jason What? You’ve never made made a typo that the spell checker didn’t catch? ಠ_ಠ

  4. Shining TrapezoidApril 24, 2014 at 10:40 pm

    silicone swastikas wtf

  5. Urban JeffApril 25, 2014 at 9:05 amAuthor

    Shining, check out the Wikipedia swastika entry.

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