Fingers can get cold when you ride and this can be really unpleasant.  Let’s take a look at bike gloves that will help keep your fingers and hands warm.

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If you want to ride in comfort during cooler weather you will need a glove that will help keep your fingers and hands warm. Hands and fingers are reasonably static on the bike but they do have important work to do.   You need them to steer, brake and change gears! If your fingers get cold it can make riding not a lot of fun.

You have two options to consider

  • a full finger glove or
  • a glove that is specifically designed for winter riding

Let’s understand a little more about each of these gloves so you can get a glove that best suits your riding needs.

Full Finger Glove

  • A full finger glove is effective at keeping your hand warm as it provides complete coverage of the hand and fingers. Providing protection from wind and the outside air temperature.
  • This type of glove will trap air within the glove and, as you work on the bike and your body temp increases, will warm this air up. Full finger gloves that have a good secure velcro wrist closure will be more effective in supporting keeping your hands warm in cooler weather.
  • Generally the material full finger glove are made from are focused on being durable and protecting your hands/fingers from knocks/bumps/falls rather than being warm or having insulating properties.
  • As a glove suited to a wider range of conditions the glove needs to balance breathability and warmth. Though the fabric is quite dense and will help provide warmth it will generally have some aerated areas to support breathability.

Best Suited to those who would like to extend their riding beyond the perfect conditions of summer.  This glove will provide good protection from the cooler weather of autumn and spring. It will struggle to keep your fingers warm in cold weather, anything below 10 degrees, so not for a regular winter rider living in a region where temperatures drop low.

Winter Glove 

  • A winter glove is made from thermal & brushed fleece fabrics that will provide warmth & be wicking. It is important for good grip on your handlebars that the warmth is provided through the quality, and fit for purpose fabric, rather than having a thick glove. Grip and connection with the handlebars should not be compromised
  • It is designed to be worn for riding in cold weather only. It is not suitable for warmer temperature riding
  • It is a full finger glove with extended wrist length that provides compete coverage of the wrist, hand and fingers preventing exposure to wind and cool temperatures
  • The full finger design will trap air and provide warmth, this is also achieved by the fitted wrist 

Best Suited to those who ride regularly in cooler temperatures, continuing to ride through winter. Early morning and late in the day commuters may encounter cooler temperatures outside of winter.

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