We often get asked about the reasons behind cycling gloves, particularly in summer when wind and cold protection are not a factor. As with so much in a sport that combines getting on for 150 years of practice with recent innovation in technology and materials, there are a number of what we think are good reasons to wear gloves year round. And while we see a mix of do and don't wear (in summer that is, in winter gloves are essential!), we tend to fall in the do wear camp for what we think are solid reasons.
So, here goes our list in no particular order of weighting;
So that's the heart of the matter as we see it. Gloves make good sense for a range of reasons so we commend them to you as an essential part of your cycling wardrobe. You can check out the summer range here and the winter range here.
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