Cycling gloves are not only for cold days. Their padding offers extra comfort and improves performance. They also give your hand some protection against grazing in case of a fall. Three types of gloves are available: Mitts or fingerless gloves, Full finger gloves and Liners. All made of breathable fabrics, the mitts and full finger gloves will also come with a water resistant outer shell to protect you from the elements. Cycling gloves come with various levels of padding. The thinner paddings are great for leisure cycling or short distance rides. If you are cycling long distances or rough terrain, you should consider gloves with gel pads.
Quick drying and breathable the mitts are ideal for Summertime. The padding on the mitts protects you from sores that can occur during rough trail rides. The mitts give you a good grip while giving you great control over the levers and shifters. They also make it easy to operate your bike computer or smart phone.
Full finger gloves
Thick and well padded, the full finger gloves are perfect for Winter cycling. Protecting you from the cold weather conditions, the full finger cycling gloves keep your hands warm and give you added protection in case of a fall.
If you are commuting in the evenings or riding at night, we would recommend you look for gloves with reflective elements to it.
If you don’t like the bulk of the full finger winter cycling gloves or if you tend to overheat, we would recommend you try added a liner (thin microfleece cycling glove) under your mitts. They will give you added warmth without compromising on grip and dexterity.
It is quite easy to find the right fit for a glove. However, we would recommend to never go for a glove that is too tight as it will impede your grip and handlebar control. For winter gloves, you should be able to pinch the tip of the middle finger.