ION releases a brand new range of bike gloves with two models for men and one for women. All of them feature “digtal_tips” for the digital natives,
music nerds and mobile communication victims out there surfing trails. The “Path” (men) and “Wisp” (women) are light XC/AM gloves, while the “Ledge” (men) offers more protection for enduro and gravity-oriented riders.

Digital_Tips ermöglichen die Bedienung von Smartphones

ION didn’t reinvent the glove but put some mind power into improving existing concepts. One aspect is the construction of fingertip panels that enable riders to use their touchscreen device without taking their gloves off. Most existing panel designs or stitchings aren’t really placed where your fingers touch the screen, e.g. when zooming in & out on a navigation app. ION’s digital_tips are located exactly on top of the finger tips, not just on the end of the inner hand leather panel. This massively improves the usability.

Ion Wisp Gloves 2013 in silver-red
ION Wisp Gloves 2013

Knowing that a lot of riders just don’t give a shit about this technical feature, the German ION engineers kept the big picture in mind and also put some extra love into all the other little details that turn a regular glove into a great one.

ION LEdge Gloves 2013
ION Ledge Gloves 2013
ION Path Gloves 2013
ION Path Gloves 2013

As a result, all 2013 gloves feature:

  • An obligatory pre-fit, which means pre-curved fingers and inner palm
  • One panel inside the hand made of very robust and comfortable synthetic leather called “holy_cow” – for perfect grip and unobstructed bar feel
  • Silicone prints on brake fingers (revolutionary,isn’t it?)
  • A “nose_charmer” on the thumbs to easily get rid
    of your sweat and snot.
Zahlreichte durchdachte Features bei den neuen ION Handschuhen

ION bike gear will be available from late March / early April on in Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Italy, France, Spain, Norway, Poland, Hungary, Slovenia, Romania, Israel, South Africa, Japan, Australia, Peru and Brasil.

For more infos check

Words & Pictures: ION PR

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