Keeping your extremities warm when the temperature drops is really important, and ensuring your fingers are well wrapped will help keep the rest of your body warm and cosy.
There is a perfect pair of gloves out there for everybody, depending upon your body temperature, the sort of riding you’re doing, and the level of padding you want.
To give you a little bit of help deciding what’s best for you – here are some of the most popular gloves we sell for every type of riding:
Autumn/Winter Windproof glove:
Endura Dexter Windproof Gloves - £25.99
These lightweight gloves are fully windproof, and they’re also very breathable – meaning wind chill won’t cool you down, but you won’t feel your hands over heating. The gloves use softshell fabric with body-mapped panelling to create a stretchy fit, whilst extra Trigel padding zones protect your hands from soreness. These gloves are water resistant, meaning they’ll protect you in light rain, and an adjustable neoprene cuff stops water running into the glove. Silicone fingers and palms provide grips, and there is a terry sweat wipe patch and some reflective features.
Warm and Waterproof:
SealSkinz Winter Cycle Gloves – £39.99
These gloves are designed for winter rides, and they’re durable, warm, and water repellent. The back of the glove is made of resilient ribstop fabric, and silicon grips mean you’ll feel in control on the handlebars. A specially designed extended neoprene cuff adds extra protection from pesky winter rainfall. The padding which protects your hands from fatigue is designed specifically for mountain bike rides, but you can use these on a road bike too.
The Commuter Favourite:
Altura Night Vision Glove – £34.99
These waterproof and windproof gloves are designed to provide padding where it’s needed to prevent fatigue, and a Velcro cuff adjuster means you can create a fit that’s just right for you. The defining detail on these gloves is the well positioned Night Vision reflective trim which is there to help ensure you’re seen in the dark, and choosing the yellow option will ensure even more visibility.
The multi purpose liner of back up glove:
Louis Garneau Smart Glove – £9.99
The LG Smart Glove is perfect for use as a liner, along with a heavier pair of outer gloves, or for use alone in moderate conditions. The glove is breathable, has excellent wicking properties, and uses silicone patches for added grip.
The good all rounder:
Louis Garneau Shield Gloves – £39.99
The Shield Gloves by Louis Garneau provide 3mm of padding to protect your hand whilst remaining fully waterproof and breathable. The 3mm Drytex fabric is insulating and waterproof, but Egro Air Zone fabric provide breathability and a Twill wave upper combined with soft shell fabric on the upper makes for a comfortable glove which will keep you cosy but not sweaty.
Keeping you warm when wet:
The Castelli Diluvio Deluxe Glove – £39.99
Castelli Diluvio kit works like a wetsuit – made of 100% neoprene, these keep moisture in, creating a warm insulation that eliminates chill from harsh outside air almost like a radiator. These gloves will keep all the water out, and wetsuit-like seams ensure not a drip gets in. Non-slip grippers keep your hands firmly in place, and there is French terry nose wipe for those drippy days!
The glove for people who need the very warmest!:
These are the gloves for really cold days. The Lobster design is used to provide optimal warmth without too much bulk, as heat is conserved using finger pairing which still allows swift movement for shifting and braking. Made using genuine leather, polyamide, spandex and polyester, these globes combine a selection of materials for the perfect fit and warmth. They also come with a waterproof insert for extra protection when needed.
The Smart phone users glove:
If you’ve ever stopped to check a map, take a photo or use your smart phone when riding and struggled to operate it in your gloves – these are the ones f0r you. These use Gore Windstopper fabric along to keep the chill off, combined with wiretap touch screen compatibility which reduces the frustration and the need to remove gloves to operate a phone. Specialized have also used their own bodygeometry padding to reduce the sensation of numb hands, and incorporate a highly reflective upper.
The mountain bikers glove -
These clever warmers use a dual layer insulating construction – the outer a 2mm neoprene shell, and the inner a 100% brushed poly with a laminated water resistant membrane. These combined create a warm and waterproof product, and combined with an extended wrist cuff made from a 2mm Airprene layer, you’ll be sealed off from the elements. On top of all of that, hand to bike contact is guaranteed to be excellent by a single layer Pittards digital leather palm.
Gloves are a very personal choice and people tend to have differing needs in different temperatures. We stock a very comprehensive range covering many more models, brands and styles than we have space to cover here, and we’ve got options for men, women and children. For the full range, take a look here.
Fit is also very important in ensuring you’ve chosen the right glove, so wherever possible we recommend trying on gloves in one of our stores, or taking advantage of our Click and Collect delivery service to ensure your chosen model fits like the perfect glove.