There are probably as many if not more different designs of riding glove as there are different types of bike. For the occasional rider there are light weight slightly padded ones protecting the hands from unnecessary vibrations. For those riding for a period of time some gloves have strategically placed gel inserts protecting the pressure points of the hand to lessen fatigue and possible nerve end damage.
For the more adventurous dirt trail riders and racers, gloves have been designed more for grip and protection and usually have more padding. There are gloves with full fingers that will keep your hands warm as well as protected, while the fingerless design is probably best and more comfortable for warmer weather. Cycling can be an enjoyable hobby or sport and as technology progresses we are able to protect our bodies from fatigue and unnecessary aches and pains. Gloves do actually have very important protective and comfort purposes; so don’t go riding without them!
Reviews of the best padded bike gloves to buy in 2017:
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#5 – Fox Men’s Reflex Gel Shorts Gloves
These fingerless gloves from FOX still give you the grip but the gel palm inserts are the ingenious part. They absorb the vibrations and shocks before they reach the hand giving you less fatigue and more control. The tab enclosure on the write is low profile and the top hand is lightweight and flexible.
#4 – Fox Racing Dirtpaw Anthem Gloves – Large/Orange
Designed for protecting your hands when racing especially at high speeds. The palms and knuckles are padded for protection and the top is breathable for less sweating. The fingers are coated in silicone for an excellent grip making you feel in control and safer. They fasten using a hook and loop.
#3 – Mountain Made Crestone Cycling Gloves with Touchscreen
Available in sizes small to extra large these are a lightweight cycling glove. The sizes are for an athletic fit so order a larger size if you do not want a tight fit. The palms are padded to absorb vibrations and they are backed in Lycra for breath ability. Easily pulled on and off these non slip gloves are very durable. The coated palm holds a very good grip on the handlebars and with added touch screen capability they are very versatile.
#2 – Cgecko Special Wicking Shockproof Mountain Reflex Gel Bike Half Finger Glove Tri-color Optional Outdoor Sports Gloves Cycling Short Glove
These gloves have strategically placed gel pads to absorb shock and vibrations making them extremely comfortable with reduced fatigue. For durability and an exceptional grip the palms are made of a suede effect fabric. Available in sizes medium to extra large. These half finger gloves offer great airflow particularly in the warmer weather.
#1 – Mechanix Wear MG-05-010 Original Glove, Black, Large
A universal glove that has been designed for many uses but great when riding your bike. The finger tips have been reinforced with faux leather for protection and strength. These gloves were not particularly designed for riding but fit this purpose really well. The cuff is streamlined with a hook and loop fastening. There is no snagging due to the interior concealed seam stitch. Quite a heavyweight glove due to the protective materials that have been used.