Echelon Air mitts

(7 customer reviews)


An UltraLight, minimal cycling glove, to keep you hands protected in warm weather.

Echelon Air mitts are a high ventilation cycling glove with tough and light palm material to fully protect the hand from abrasion or in a crash results yet still maintain the ‘feel’ and control of the bike. This light garment will not sweat your hands in the warmest days and both durable and comfortable. We have replaced a velcro with a total foldable rear of the glove. Using malleable materials the glove sits firm on the hand, but will stretch for removal, with ease.

The palm is made of water-resistant, resilient suede material that provides grip on the handlebars but is soft next to the skin.  On the back of the hand, after the suede knuckle protection, we’ve used a mesh fabric with excellent mechanical stretch and minimised the amount of seams for comfort in any position on the handlebar. The thumb panel is pre-shaped for improved articulation while a double layer of fabric at the wrist creates a rolled cuff rather than a seam that could cause irritation. Reflective logo.

The Although lightweight at only 24 grams a pair, the gloves are entirely double stitched to cope with the riggers of hard riding and will partner you this this season and the next.


Packed and delivered in Plastic free, recycled paper packaging.






  • Designed for racing and training in all conditions
  • Minimal seams for a frictionless fit
  • Stretch fabric creates a secure fit at the wrist
  • AX suede palm provides grip in the wet
  • Grosgrain pullers for easy removal
  • Double stitching at ALL contact areas.
  • Extended inner wrist shields in a crash and the leather thumb base offers hood riding comfort
  • 30 degree machine wash and air dry.
  • Ergonomic Construction.
  • Antibacterial treatment
  • Made from Italian Lycra and hand stitched, by fairly paid tailors in Sialkot.




Like all good mitts, they should be neat fitting, a loose glove will move around and cause abrasion.  Measure right around your knuckle and compare to chart below. A good fitting mitt should be pulled off one finger at a time.




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Reviews (7)

7 reviews for Echelon Air mitts

  1. Kevin Joy (verified owner)

    These are tight! I would order a size up.
    Once on they fit like a… no, really, they are superb quality and super cool on the hottest days. No padding, but I like that in a summer road bike glove. Recommended for summer road rides so you can feel the bars.

  2. elbeardo44 (verified owner)

    The best gloves I have tried yet. Close-fitting without feeling restrictive and thin enough for great feel on the bars whilst keeping your grip comfortable

  3. Charles Hunter (verified owner)

    Nice gloves, thin padding which I like, pull on, ride, pull off, done, wash every now and again, sorted.

  4. Adam L (verified owner)

    When looking for a summer cycling mitt I tend to prefer something thin, which lets me feel the bars, and unobtrusive. The Echelon mitts fit that description perfectly and at Galibier’s normal great value. Highly recommended if you’re after a no-nonsense, thin summer glove for road riding.

  5. Richard Gate (verified owner)

    I used these on Transcontinental No 6 and found them brilliant. They have covered probably over 10,000 km now and been subjected to all sorts of grime, sweat, heat and have remained undamaged and unstretched despite becoming rather unsavoury at times!
    I’d be sad if I lost them so going to buy a second pair just in case. I just can’t remember what size I ordered the first time around as the label has vanished (or I cut it out maybe)

  6. Mattie K (verified owner)

    Galibier, once again, how do you manage to produce such great quality kit at such competitive prices? These gloves just dwarf anything I’ve worn before, from Specialized, Endura and Castelli. The palms are thin and snug, the backs stretchy and breathable. They’re not easy to get off, but that’s fine because I wanted a snug fit. If you want padding, these aren’t for you but if you want quality, featherweight, fitting and understated gloves that look like they’ll last a long time, then you won’t go wrong. I’m impressed.

  7. Steve B (verified owner)

    Bought these and wore them for the first time in the 100 CFC Sportive at the weekend, good temperature control and grip with little movement of the glove. Personally I’d prefer a little more padding as they literally have a thin layer of layer (as per the accurate description which states ‘minimal padding’) as the comfort did diminish slightly after 5 hours. Usual Galibier quality and speed of service – can’t fault. Probably not your ideal mitt if like me you prefer a little more comfort though.

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