If you put Pearl Izumi's Elite Gel Vent Gloves on one hand, and the Elite Gel glove on the other, you'll immediately notice the mesh panel along the ring and pinky fingers. This is an obvious addition in order to increase ventilation on stifling hot rides. What won't be noticed, though, unless you ride with both gloves on, is Pearl Izumi's In-R-Cool palm lining and vented gel padding.
This model, like the regular Elite, has the same 1:1 Comfort Gel Glove Padding layout that's optimized around the Ulnar and Median nerves in order to reduce numbness, while offering support and dampening. But, unlike the Elite, the Vents perforated gel pads and In-R-Cool lining allow significantly more airflow for those that ride when the sun's at its peak.
The palm features an anatomic cut and is constructed out of Clarino synthetic leather for a soft and durable interface. Along the top of the hand, a nylon, polyurethane, and spandex blend provides an unrestricted fit. In addition to this, the aforementioned provides a skin-cooling effect by pulling perspiration away from the skin and quickly evaporating it. The thumb gets a traditional wiping surface, and a hook-and-loop closure with a pull tab makes entry and exit of the gloves a simplified affair.
The Pearl Izumi Elite Gel Vent Gloves are available in five sizes from Small to XX-Large and in the colors Black, True Red, and White.