When it comes to winter riding, cycling gloves that keep your hands warm and toasty are an essential piece of kit.
One of the most common complaints from cyclists in the winter is that of cold hands. We’re here to help with our pick of the best cycling gloves.
Assos ASSOSOIRES Winter Gloves, £70.00
“I swear by my Assos neoprene gloves. They are comfortable, versatile and work a treat for the mostly mild UK winters.” – Becky Goodwin, GRTW Tri Coach
The flexible softshell is not only snug and warm it does a brilliant job of preventing cold icy air seeping in.
Pros: High quality, lightweight and as stylish as cycling gloves can be!
Cons: Not suitable for the coldest or wettest of conditions. They do however have other models for those harsher conditions.
ROCKBROS Winter Cycling Gloves, £22.99
“ROCKBROS Cycling Gloves are my go-to, they’re not too expensive and they do the job.” – Fran Bungay, GRTW Tri Coach
The gloves come with an anti-slip panel on the palm which offers good grip. The zipper and elastic around the wrist also help to keep the gloves tight and keep your hands warm.
Pros: Thermal fleece lining to keep your hands toasty on those cold rides.
Cons: They have touchscreen compatibility but they don’t work perfectly with all smartphones.
Endura Pro SL Primaloft Waterproof Gloves, £58.00
“I have a pair of Endura gloves that I swear by for when temperatures are minus 4, they’re both windproof and rainproof!” – Vivian
These cycling gloves are an effective option when it comes to securing yourself against the rain and cold. They also boast a breathable inner lining which helps to regulate heat, stopping you from overheating and sweating into the gloves.
Pros: Good snug fit, keep your hands warm in cold and windy conditions without getting sweaty palms.
Cons: The lack of shock-absorbing pads is noticeable after a few miles.
Sealskinz Waterproof All Weather Glove, £45.00
“Sealskinz gloves are just amazing and waterproof but do size up as they can be snug. They also come with a lifetime guarantee.” – Ruth
This 100% waterproof glove features a fleece wiper on the thumb as well as touchscreen compatibility on the index finger and thumb making it ideal for a variety of activities.
The gloves also come with a lifetime guarantee against any defect!
Pros: 100% waterproof and breathable
Cons: The gloves can run small, consider sizing up and take their sizing chart with a pinch of salt.
GripGrab Lobster Cycling Gloves, £50.18
“I have the GripGrab lobster claws, they keep my hands lovely and warm. They are both waterproof and windproof and are definitely worth the investment.” – Sue
They are 100% windproof, protecting your hands from the cold winter air, but breathable enough to allow excess heat to dissipate.
Pros: Shock-absorbing padding provides you with comfort and protection, reducing discomfort on those longer rides.
Cons: They may be some of the warmest cycling gloves on the market but you won’t be winning any style awards.
Showers Pass Crosspoint Wind Glove, £43.95
“ShowersPass wind gloves are waterproof and breathable. They’re not overly thick so you can easily move your hands.” – Mary
Strategically placed padding allows you to ride longer while maintaining dexterity. The gloves also boast reflective logos to keep you visible at night.
Pros: Design around the wrist and cuff cinch makes for a comfortable fit and keeps hands warm.
Cons: The gloves’ seams are not taped, so rides in wet weather require their softshell or hardshell protection. For a fully waterproof option check out their Crosspoint Softshell glove.