Oakley Factory Road Gloves 2.0 in JET BLACK | Oakley I believe these are relatively new as they're not stocked in my local O-Store. Had a hard time figuring out how I'd use my F&F (without knowing about the R2 date yet), until I saw these. I've always been a bare-handed rider, but lately with cold seasons, I just don't want to take that gamble of combining dry knuckles with wind burn. Gloves therefore have been a recent foray. I have experience with Giro's LX LF and Shimano's Advanced gloves going into this review. Comparing pics, these are largely the same design as the original Factory Road Glove. Prominent differences are branding, finger accents, red accents, and perforations on the palm side. Original version: (via Amazon) Current version (via Oakley) So it's a little underwhelming given we were to expect an upsurge/overhaul in the clothing department. This is essentially the same glove; but whatever, I have it. Normally priced at $50, this is on the high end of the pricing scale for short finger cycling gloves. Hopefully this review serves useful for any cyclist looking to add more Oakley gear in their kit. *gonna note that I'm experimenting with a different review format with the goal to make these posts look cleaner. Would appreciate input for future reference Materials, Construction and Finish: Fit and Comfort Other aspects of functionality Overall Opinion The Factory Road Glove 2.0 is....nice. Materials and feel are there. They feel like they were designed to last without seeming too overbuilt, and created with the focus of cycling. Padding is forgettable, but the fit and articulation are pretty good. Grip is nonexistent, and the collar and closure area are what I found to be the real low points of this pair. For $50 MSRP, I'd recommend trying on other gloves to be honest — though these do feel like a decent buy at F&F pricing. These would have the edge in the interest of having some more Oakley in your kit, but I can't say they'd be the best for the money because of their downsides. These don't feel all that premium, but they do feel well-constructed. I can't say this should leave an impression on Oakley's increasing focus on clothing just yet as they essentially re-hashed the original. It's possible that this "2.0" is a placeholder for something in the works next year.