The 10 Best Cycling Gloves
This wiki has been updated 11 times since it was first published in January of 2018. Those who bike in cold weather are acutely aware that your hands will be incredibly uncomfortable a few minutes into the ride. The same goes for anyone who cycles in the rain or in windy conditions. The best way to prevent frostbite, windburn and undue stress on your palms and fingers is to pick up a pair of these cycling gloves, which come in a range of styles to fit the type of riding you do. When users buy our independently chosen editorial selections, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki. If you'd like to contribute your own research to the Wiki, please get started by reviewing this introductory video.
September 23, 2019:
We had to eliminate a few items because of a lack of availability. We also upgraded the Gearonic Sports to the most recent available model; they’re still lightweight with built-in ventilation holes for airflow, but we did note some concerns about their durability, particularly with the stitching in certain areas.
We added two half-finger models to the list in the Louis Garnaeu Biogel and the Giro Strada Massa — both offer the type of stretchiness one tends to desire in a glove of this style, though the Giro pair offers the more effective shock absorption. The Seibertron Dirtpaw are the other new addition, designed primarily for riders who often participate in racing and motocross sports, as they offer good hand protection in the event of a fall.
While we note that the Lumintrail Riders are not built for cold temperatures, that shouldn’t be a knock on them — you’re buying these gloves for cool-weather riding (think autumn) and for absorbing vibration to minimize hand fatigue. Reports suggest they’re quite effective in this regard, so we moved this item up in the list.
Liv Sport and Performance From half-finger road bike gloves to heavy-duty winter mitts, this women’s line from Liv has a solution for almost any cycling situation. The cold-weather pairs feature multiple layers of insulation, while other options are designed for mobility, with breathable fabrics and elastic cuffs. liv-cycling.com