As the clocks go back and the temperatures dip, the once pleasant cycling conditions we once trained in are quickly turning into a colder state of affairs. How do we adapt our winter cycling clothing choices to these new colder days we haven’t felt since last winter? A good place to start with would be your hands. One of the main points of contact with your bike, and with the elements you have to brave on your winter cycles.
Luckily for you, we have put together a list here at Cycletribe comprising of our Top 5 Winter Cycling Gloves, (in no particular order). We hope you can gain some newfound knowledge and be better equipped to fight away those numb hands this winter, and it gets better – we have all of these listed in stock on our website!
1. Castelli Diluvio C Glove - €44.99 - SHOP NOW
To start off this list is the Castelli Diluvio C Glove. Castelli has been a staple name in many cyclists wardrobes for many years, known for their high quality Italian cycling clothing, these gloves are no exception. They are constructed from 3mm of neoprene providing optimal warmth to your hands, with a neoprene cuff to keep the outside elements staying on the outside. D esigned for cooler winter conditions with a temperature range of +5 degrees to +16 degrees Celsius.
2. Santini Fjord Winter Gloves - €89.99 - SHOP NOW
Keeping things Italian made in number 2 on our list is the Santini Fjord Winter Gloves. Santini have pulled out all the bells and whistles in terms of cycling glove technology with this pair of gloves that are so well insulated and paired with a long cuff they can be worn in temperatures below fre ezing. The left glove also features a small zip that can be used for money, keys or in the Cycletribe HQ we found jellies to be a life saver in them! The gloves are finished off with Velcro closure which completes these gloves and making them a strong cont ender for this list.
3. Northwave Fast Gel Gloves – €34.99 - SHOP NOW
The 2021 Northwave Fast Gel Gloves combine a fleeced lined inner and a H20 Flex windproof membrane in order to keep your ha nds at an optimal temperature when training. This pair of gloves are a mid - weight glove meaning you sacrifice a lot of bulk like in the other gloves on this list but you get the additional benefit of feeling the brake levers, and you get a touchscreen - comp atible index finger for those mid ride snaps!
4. Altura Polartec Waterproof Gloves - €59.99 - SHOP NOW
The Altura Polartec Waterproof Gloves are exactly what they see on the tin, waterproofed and paired with Alturas answer to Gore - Tex , Polartec Microgrid lining. The Polartec lining acts to retain warmth in your hands whilst a longer length cuff helps keep t he chill out and your hands from going numb. This pair of gloves also comes equipped with a 8k waterproof membrane with 8k breathability. This really is the ideal glove to have in your list of equipment to see you out through the winter.
5. Altura NightVision 5 Waterproof Gloves - €49.99 - SHOP NOW
Last but certainly not last on this list, to conclude our Top 5 Winter Cycling Gloves list is the Altura Nightvision 5 Waterproof Gloves. These gloves have an added feature of a highly reflective print running along the fingers which is vital in the winter to help aid your visibility whilst out on the road. These gloves are the perfect commuter glove as they are lightweight, whilst also being waterproof – by keeping the design lightweight, Altura have made a truly comfortable winter cycling glove.
To round up this blog, these five gloves come from companies that are renowned for cycling products, don’t be left out with cold hands this winter – use this blog for a helping hand!