Cycling Gloves for Winter and the Time in Between the Seasons
Cold hands are not just absolutely unpleasant but movements requiring a quick response, such as braking or shifting gears, are significantly impaired by cold and stiff fingers and you can lose control of your bike with reduced grip. Well it probably goes without saying that winter cycling gloves are full finger gloves. And exactly as with garments you also have to find the right level of warmth matching the outdoor temperature when choosing winter cycling gloves. Because sweaty hands packed in gloves which are too warm are not helpful when cycling.
This is why Bobshop has categorised its cycling gloves for winter with crystals, just as in garments:
Winter cycling gloves with one * - These lightweight full finger gloves are ideal for late summer, early autumn and spring. They either feature a light lining or none at all and provide moderate protection from wind for your back hand. This category also includes Rain Cycling Gloves. These are aimed at simply keeping your hands dry so they do not get too cold. Thin Lycra gloves or knit gloves, partly with silk, also lend themselves as 1st layer and for additional warmth underneath winter cycling gloves marked with two crystals. Worn alone they perfectly serve everyday use on bike.
Winter cycling gloves with two ** - On cool autumn days these winter cycling gloves offer perfect protection for your hands. They are windproof and water resistant and are slightly lined. Their reduced volume allows for unrestricted tactility.
Winter cycling gloves with three *** - Heavy, windproof Softshell with fine fleece interior or heavy Neoprene keep your hands warm and dry even on cold winter days. Long cuffs fit underneath your jacket sleeves. These gloves feature a bit more volume, are often pre-shaped so shifting gears and braking is possible without restriction.
Winter cycling gloves with ***+ - When temperatures range around zero these gloves are your first choice. Here you are kept warm by the fine fleece interior and additional insulation material, e.g. Primaloft. These super-warm winter gloves often come with lobster cut which offers even better thermal insulation due to the increased amount of air inside the gloves. Often though they also come without palm padding or the lining is minimised to maintain grip despite the increased volume.
For all categories of winter cycling gloves waterproof cycling gloves with a waterproof membrane and bonded seams are available. Neoprene cuffs prevent water from penetrating.