Cycling gloves aren't just for looks. Yes, they do make even the beginning rider look like they know what they are doing, however a great pair of riding gloves is so much more. Gloves are a necessary part of almost any ride. The right gloves can dampen road vibration, offer better grip, and keep your hands drier as you start to sweat. If you take a spill, they can save you from some painful road abrasions.
One glove does not fit all. There are gloves for every riding style and every rider. You need to look for gloves that fit both you and your style. The gloves on this list were chosen for fit, function, and features.
Wear what the pros wear. The Garneau Mondo will have you riding in comfort with right down to the last detail. For your next road race, your commute to work or a ride on the rail trail, these gloves will be just what you need. Read Full Review
It's all in the details. The Garneau Mondo definitely took care of the details on this glove. They have laser cut fingers at just the right angle to keep them from bunching. They are ventilated, front and back to help keep your hands cooler. They have multiple thickness gel padding to put the cushioning at the critical points and not where you don't need it. If you are a night rider, they have reflective tape on the fingers. They are easy on, easy off and have a micro fiber thumb that works for more than just protection. This is a great all-around professional style glove.
If you are looking for a traditional short-fingered glove at a great price point, the Giro Bravo is a great place to start. This glove comes in several color options and has ample padding to protect the critical nerve points in the hand. Read Full Review
The Giro Bravo is available in several great colors. The back of the glove is mesh and breathable, however there is no ventilation on the palm side of the glove, for that you need to check out the number one pick on this list. The palm is padded more like a traditional, short-fingered glove. It is designed with Giro ergonomic Super Fit technology. This is a great glove at a decent price point.
Pearl iZUMi is a household name when it comes to rider apparel. The Pro Pittards are a perfect example of why Pearl iZUMi remains a household name. These gloves have just the right features. Read Full Review
The Pearl iZUMi Pro Pittards features a padded palm, easy-off glove removal tab, and no velcro strap. They don't need a velcro strap, they fit so well you won't even miss it. The water resistant leather palm is soft and durable. They have an easy pull on design and low profile thumb wiping surface. They are available in several color options and sizes.
This is the perfect glove for stylish protection on your commute to work. The Giro Hoxton line comes in both short finger and long finger versions and has natural moisture wicking merino wool construction. Read Full Review
The new Giro Hoxton line is the perfect glove for the urban commuter. They are available in both short and long finger styles and two color choices. They are a non-padded glove meant to protect your hands while commuting to work, the gym, or when you are just out for a short ride. They have a unique style and are constructed with merino wool in the same ergonomic fit as all the Giro gloves. They would not be a great option for longer, more intense riding due to the lack of padding.
The Cyclone Gel is a great long finger option for cooler riding conditions. This is a unisex glove and comes in some great color options. The Cyclone Gel is sure to please even the pickiest riders. Read Full Review
There are days when nothing but a full fingered glove will do. Whether it is an early morning ride or a cool fall day, the Cyclone Gel has you covered. This is the one glove on the list that is featured as a unisex glove. Pearl iZumi has a size guide so women will know what size to buy. The gel padding in the palm offers great protection for longer rides. The gauntlet styling keeps your wrists warm and the thumb has a soft fleece wiping surface.