FirstGear Axiom Gloves
- Waterproof, breathable Hipora® lining
- Aramid-covered D30® padding on knuckles, fingers and palm heel
- 100g Thermolite® insulation for warmth
- Left thumb visor squeegee
- Perfect for cool weather riding
Most Firstgear gloves have a typical “American” fit much like other US based brands of gloves we sell such as Tour Master and Olympia. But this insulated glove feels a bit snug as compared to other FirstGear gloves in the same size. It’s mostly the insulation in the glove that snugs it up and I’m sure they’ll loosen with some use. I would still recommend you buy the size you normally wear in gloves, but if you are sometimes between sizes, I’d advise the larger.
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Our Two Cents
FirstGear Axiom gloves are a medium insulated cool to cold weather glove with a waterproof liner. They are bargain priced but appear to be reasonable quality and some pretty good protective features too.
The palm side of this glove is leather and the back of the hand is mostly textile. Over the knuckle is a D3O protector with a leather color and a trim of reflective piping. The knuckle protector is the “floating” kind so when you make a fist, it flexes easily. The D3O layer is molded to fit your knuckles and it is very comfortable. The other significant armor is in the heel of the hand. There is one pretty large pad of dense foam for impact protection.
The insulation level on these gloves is “medium” so they’ll be best for mild to cold weather. A waterproof interior liner is included to make the gloves waterproof. . The gauntlet is widely adjustable with a Velcro tab so you’ll be able to situate the glove gauntlet over or under your jacket sleeve. At the wrist is a smaller Velcro tab to keep the gloves securely on your hand. I also see plenty of nighttime reflective material for visibility at night.
One minor design “fail” is the visor wiper on the left index finger. It looks like they sewed in on backward so it wraps over the finger rather than sticks out away from the finger to be able to wipe. It “sort of” works though. Other than that small complaint, I think these gloves look pretty good for a value priced winter model. These gloves are available for both men and women. Please take the link below to view the other gender version. :: Paul, 04-10-19
FirstGear says: The Axiom’s aramid-covered D30® padding on knuckles, fingers, and palm heel provide impact protection while the waterproof, breathable Hipora® lining keeps hands dry for better grip on the bars. 100g Thermolite® insulation provides warmth for better control during cold weather rides.