Answer one or more of the questions below to find your perfect gloves
What is your riding season?
We broadly categorise our gloves into Summer and Winter – summer gloves for hot days and winter gloves for cold. To further narrow your selection to transition season products suitable to spring and autumn climes, use the temperature selector below.
Summer Warm days and sweltering sunshine demand maximum breathability and comfort for long days in the saddle. Summer gloves will keep your hands fresh and your grip on the handlebars firm.
Winter Freezing temperatures, windchill and rain mean you want gloves that will shield your hands from the elements and insulate them from the cold, so you can keep riding all year round.
What type of terrain do you ride on?
Road You ride like the wind and tear along the tarmac. In summer short finger gloves provide grip and control, in winter your gloves offer insulation from the cold.
Gravel You like to ride beyond the asphalt – exploring new ground on wider tyres and rough tracks. You need padding to absorb rough surface vibrations, and demand a higher level of durability.
MTB You like flat bars and singletrack trails that take you thundering down the mountain. You want full finger protection and the best possible durability to handle the toughest trail conditions.
What temperature range do you intend to ride in?
Cold (-5 to 5°C)
In the depths of winter, as you ride through blizzards and downpours, you want maximum insulation and maximum weather protection for your hands
Cool (2 to 10°C)
In single digit temperatures you need insulation to keep your hands comfortable on long winter rides.
Mild (8 to 15°C)
Gloves for the transition seasons of spring, autumn and the milder days of winter need to be lightweight and breathable, while adaptable to a variety of temperatures.
In warm summer temperatures your gloves want to be lightweight with maximum breathability – to let your hands breathe and let perspiration evaporate.
It is important to choose gloves suitable for your temperature conditions to avoid an uncomfortable build-up of sweat inside, or to avoid your hands becoming chilled in wintry weather.
We know some riders run ‘hotter’ or ‘colder’ than others. If you are known to suffer from cold hands even in milder conditions, then you may want to consider gloves from a colder temperature bracket to give you more insulation.
Waterproof or windproof protection?
There are gloves within the GripGrab range that offer a fully waterproof and windproof capsule for your hands—to keep you comfortable even in the most torrential downpour or blizzard.
There are also gloves within the range that are not waterproof but utilise windproof fabrics with a water-resistant coating – great when you want protection from windchill, but it is not raining.
Do you need padding?
Padding on the palm of your gloves will help protect your hands from the constant vibrations and shocks that come from the road or trail. The result is that your hands are less likely to be uncomfortably numb at the end of your ride.
We recommend padded gloves for most riders, but some may prefer the closer grip offered by unpadded gloves for short race efforts.