What they say: Ergonomic hand engineering.
What we say: The cutting- edge technical fabrics Altura employs in its garments always get a big hand from us (sorry!) and the use of its proprietary Dry fabric is used here to great effect to minimize moisture.
The palms, which feature padded gel inserts across the knuckles, heel and thumb, also have a perforated central area that aid with ventilation. Tabs on the palm side of the two middle fingers help for easy removal and fitting, while an adjustable Velcro strap helps keep things comfortably snug and aero around the wrist.
The thumbs also feature a soft pad for soaking up forehead sweat. Currently available in three color ways yellow/teal, black/grey or this magenta/blue in sizes XS-XL.
Conclusion: The palm padding may be relatively unobtrusive, but at this price point these represent something of a bargain.