Biking, or cycling, gloves are crucial for helping you stay comfortable on longer rides. When it’s chilly out, they keep your hands from getting too cold; during the warmer months, a good pair will wick away sweat and enhance your grip. They should also be durable and have an optimal amount of palm cushioning. To ensure you find the right gloves, FN did some research and rounded up a few of our favorite options for men and women. Each style we included is designed to support, protect and deliver an ideal fit.
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1. Inbike Cycling Gloves
These half-finger gloves feature thick gel palm pads to reduce shock. The pad surface also has an anti-slip coating.
Pros: They're made with breathable mesh and high-elastic Lycra. The thumbs have a terry cloth exterior for wiping away sweat. Each finger also has an absorbent, moisture-wicking terry cloth interior. They come in blue and red.
Cons: Some may find the velcro closure tabs to be a bit cumbersome.
2. Gearonic Bike Gloves
The gloves have a lightweight mesh construction, non-slip design pattern and feature elasticized microfiber to allow for full range of motion.
Pros: The palms are cushioned with foam padding and have holes for improved airflow. They come in several colors and are offered in full-finger options for added coverage.
Cons: They may run slightly small.
3. CoolChange Cycling Glove
This half-finger style is equipped with a thickened SBR shock-proof pad that minimizes pressure so your hands don't hurt.
Pros: The thumb contains soft terry cloth for wiping away sweat. Meanwhile, the palm is crafted with durable synthetic leather and a triangular mesh area that promotes breathability. The material is highly slip-resistant. Loops on the middle and index finger make these gloves easy to take off.
Cons: They run slightly snug.
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