Top 10 cycling gloves for 2021

22 April, 2021
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How many amateur cyclists do you know that don’t wear gloves while riding? If you say most of them, we won’t be surprised. However, now look at professional cyclists – they always wear gloves, in summer- and wintertime. Cycling gloves are a basic accessory, as they protect your hands in case you fall down. Also, they will ensure you a better grip of the handlebars, so that your control over the bike is as good as possible. After some hours on the seat, it’s normal that your hands start feeling numb. Gloves will give you the padding and extra comfort you need. As your hands aren’t pressing so hard on the handlebars, your blood will flow more fluidly and your hands won’t feel so numb.

As you see, there are a lot of reasons to use gloves whilst riding. That’s why we have compiled this list of the Top 10 cycling gloves at Santafixie, classified in two categories (winter and summer gloves). In line with our quality and exclusivity policy, at Santafixie we offer you the best cycling gear for cycling with maximum comfort and safety. All these gloves can be found on our website.

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Top 10 cycling gloves for 2021

Keep reading and you’ll find the best cycling gloves on our website. This list will clear your doubts when it’s time to choose the ones that fit you best.

  1. Giro DND Cinelli Gloves – Reflective
  2. BLB Shield Gloves – BLB London
  3. Santini Neo Blast Gloves – Black
  4. Giro Rivet CS Gloves – Black/Olive
  5. Supacaz SupaG Long Gloves – Oil Slick
  6. BLB Gloves – Black
  7. Giro Bravo Gel Gloves – Bright Red
  8. Team Cinelli Chrome Gloves
  9. Veeka 1948 Gino Gloves – Black
  10. Cinelli Mike Giant Icons Gloves

Top 5 winter cycling gloves

During the coldest months, it’s essential to wear gloves while riding. However, many of you may have wondered ‘What gloves do I need to ride that will fit my needs?’ Read carefully these 5 winter gloves’ features and you’ll find the ones you need among them.

1. Giro DND Cinelli Gloves – Reflective

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BUY CINELLI DND – REFLECTIVE GLOVES

Product description

A Cinelli limited-edition pair of gloves manufactured by Giro – that’s two great cycling companies working together. These gloves stand out for their durability and resistance. You can wear them no matter what modality you’re into. Thanks to their DND technology, these gloves will ensure a perfect grip on the handlebars, which will mean you have total control over your bike at all times. Moreover, these gloves feature reflective details, that will increase your visibility when you cycle under dim light.

Features

  • Charcoal gray reflective CINELLI logo print
  • Super Fit™ engineered AX Suede™ palm.
  • Breathable and stretchy upper.
  • Special fingertip that works with your smart phone touch screen.

Our thoughts

You’ll be able to use these gloves mainly to cycle around the city, or on the road. The Giro Cinelli DND gloves are long but thin gloves, so they can be used all year round.

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2. BLB Shield Gloves – BLB London

  • Price: £20.95
  • Brand: BLB

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BUY BLB SHIELD GLOVES – BLB LONDON

Product description

Made by the renowned fixed-gear brand and London-based shop Brick Lane Bikes, these gloves are designed to withstand the coldest winter temperatures. One of their strengths is that they’re made with soft shell and micro-fleece fabric, which ensures total cold and winter isolation, apart from making them waterproof. They have a perfect fit allowing a great grip of your bike’s bars, and more accurate actioning of brake and shift levers. They are easy to put on and off, and don’t come with a hooked fabric but with an elastic rubber band that closes tightly and doesn’t let cold in.

Features

  • Windstopper soft shell.
  • Warm & breathable.
  • Water repellent.
  • Thermo micro fleece.
  • Touchscreen fingertip.
  • Reflective print.
  • Silicone grip.
  • Flexible cuff.

Our thoughts

If you live in an area where winters are hard, and you like moving around the city even amidst the freezing cold, you’ll be grateful if you buy these gloves. They’re warm and touchscreen-compatible, which is especially useful if you need to send a text message or make/answer a call. Their price is also affordable, given their features.

BUY BLB SHIELD GLOVES – BLB LONDON

3. Santini Neo Blast Gloves – Black

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BUY SANTINI NEO BLAST GLOVES – BLACK

Product description

Gloves made with neoprene that behave as a second skin. These gloves by Santini will tightly fit the shape of your hand. Their seamed seals will keep cold air and water out, even under the rain. They stand out for being totally waterproof, elastic and very warm – perfect for your coldest winter days.

Features

  • Elastic and thermal insulation.
  • For extreme cold conditions.

Our thoughts

Even though you’ll find more affordable long sleeves, these Santini ones are worth their value for the material used to manufacture them – neoprene. It’s not a commonly used material in cycling equipment, but really makes a difference in cold and humid environments. Their design, with a longer wrist, allows them to be tucked into your sleeves, providing an even higher isolation against cold.

BUY SANTINI NEO BLAST GLOVES – BLACK

4. Giro Rivet CS Gloves – Black/Olive

  • Price: £30.75 £22.50
  • Brand: Giro

best cycling gloves for winter

BUY GIRO RIVET CS GLOVES – BLACK/OLIVE

Product description

The Giro Rivet CS are cycling gloves that give off an unparalleled feeling of compression and fitting. Thanks to their gradient fabric, these high-performance gloves will fit every wrinkle and turn on your hands, acting like a second skin. Their palm is made of the special cool-skin fabric, providing a great durability and excellent grip.

Features

  • Ergonomic 3-panel Super Fit™ design for better performance and comfort.
  • Cool Skin™ microfibre palm that provides flexibility and great ventilation.
  • Reinforced heel panel.
  • Upper: lightweight slip-on design.
  • Gradient™ Italian stretch fabric upper.
  • No padding.

Our thoughts

The Giro Rivet CS gloves are made to be used on road cycling. Having no padding on their palms, they’ll let you feel every turn on your handlebar tape. This means your grip on the bars is better, even when it rains.

BUY GIRO RIVET CS GLOVES – BLACK/OLIVE

5. Supacaz SupaG Long Gloves – Oil Slick

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BUY SUPACAZ SUPAG LONG GLOVES – OIL SLICK

Product description

These long gloves by the Supacaz brand feature an ergonomic design that will perfectly adapt to your hands’ shape. They are made with SiliGrip technology, that will ensure a perfect grip, so that you always have a high control over your bike, no matter the weather conditions. It’s worth mentioning the high visibility they provide – whenever light hits them, both gloves become entirely reflective.

Features

  • Long fingers
  • Compatible with touch screen
  • Material: 100% polyester
  • Fingers with silicone impression
  • Clarino Palm: Fusing the impossible with maximum comfort and durability.
  • Invisiweld: Durable ans elastic stiching eliminates the need for velcro straps with a refined look.
  • QuickConnect: conductive thumb and index finger keep you connected to your gadgets.
  • SiliGrip Technology: Superior grip in all conditions. Even wet is no threat for our exclusive compound.

Our thoughts

These versatile cycling gloves will be fine for any cycling modality. They work perfectly under cool or cold temperatures, but you’ll be able to wear them in any weather or season. You’ll be able to use your GPS or mobile while wearing them, thanks to their touchscreen compatibility.

BUY SUPACAZ SUPAG LONG GLOVES – OIL SLICK

Top 5 summer cycling gloves

When compared to wintertime cycling gloves, those intended to be used in the summertime tend to be lighter and more breathable. Their main aim is to be a protection for your hands in case you fall; however they will also improve your handlebar grip, preventing your hands and fingers slipping due to sweat.

1. BLB Gloves – Black

  • Price: £14.95
  • Brand: BLB

best cycling gloves for summer

BUY BLB GLOVES – BLACK

Product description

As it happens with all cycling gloves, this model’s purpose is to make riding more comfortable and easier. These gloves by BLB are also crocheted on the top, which makes them more breathable than closed gloves. This is especially convenient during the hottest months of the year. Their palm, in turn, allows for a tight grip on the handlebars, thanks to its manufacture in synthetic leather.

Features

  • Crochet string back.
  • 100% natural leather palm and strap.
  • Sizes: M, L & XL.
  • Colour: Black.

Our thoughts

These elegant and classic-looking gloves will save your hands in case of a fall. They have a very useful feature – small strips on the fingers’ upper side, which make it easier to take them off.

BUY BLB GLOVES – BLACK

2. Giro Bravo Gel Gloves – Bright Red

  • Price: £25.90 £18.99
  • Brand: Giro

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BUY GIRO BRAVO GEL GLOVES – BRIGHT RED

Product description

Giro, a brand that is a synonym of quality since the 19th century. These short gloves are the most popular model by the Californian brand. Made to provide the greatest comfort and protection for your hands. They are designed in order to adapt perfectly to the shape of your hands, and feature a hooked strap on the wrist for a tight fit. The Giro Bravo Gel bright gloves have a 3-coated gel padding on key areas in order to ensure a maximum comfort level and prevent your hands from feeling numb.

Features

  • Palm: Super Fit™ design with three-panel palm for a tailored fit; Clarino™ synthetic leather for enhanced durability – 60% Nylon, 40% Polyurethane.
  • Upper: Moisture-wicking, 4-way stretch, breathable mesh -80% Nylon, 20% Polyester.
  • Padding: Optimised padding in the palm enhances comfort – Rubber 80% , Bentonite 10%, Oxidising agent 10%.
  • Features: Highly absorbent microfibre wiping surface; Sonic-welded pull tab; Low-profile Velcro closure.

Our thoughts

Thanks to the gel padding on the gloves’ palms, they are also fit for MTB or gravel cycling. It’s never bad to have a little more padding when you’re cycling on rocky or pebbly ground, or when it’s anything but even.

BUY GIRO BRAVO GEL GLOVES – BRIGHT RED

3. Team Cinelli Chrome Gloves

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BUY TEAM CINELLI CHROME GLOVES

Product description

These gloves come from a collab between Cinelli and a renowned cycling clothing brand, Santini. They are high-performance, resistant gloves, perfect for urban jungle and road cycling. Thanks to their hooked strip located on the wrist, you’ll be able to fit them precisely.

Features

  • Short fingers.
  • The official gloves of Team Cinelli Chrome.
  • Antisliding palm.
  • Velcro fastening.
  • Sizes: S, M, L & XL.
  • Made in italy by Santini SMS.

Our thoughts

These gloves were originally designed to be used by the Cinelli fixed-gear cycling team, who won the 2015 Red Hook Criterium, and you can get them now at Santafixie. They are not a cult object, but are really close.

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4. Veeka 1948 Gino Gloves – Black

  • Price: £21.50
  • Brand: Veeka

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BUY VEEKA 1948 GINO GLOVES – BLACK

Product description

A pair of short cycling gloves manufactured with leather that give off a retro, elegant look. Leather is a soft material, nice to touch, that perfectly adapts to your hands’ shape. They feature several padded areas to prevent your hands from feeling numb when you’ve been.

Features

  • Perforated Leather outer with supple black leather palm.
  • Elongated “tab” on wrist for easier fitting of the gloves.
  • Non slip silicone repeat print on palm for added grip and protection.
  • Technical, Non stretch, quick drying “amara” synthetic suede panels over palm padded areas.
  • Soft cotton liner.
  • Sturdy velcro closure with silicone “Veeka” logo
  • NOTE: due to the hand printed nature of the silicone circles around the knuckle holes, small placement inconsistencies are present and expected.
  • Multiple sizes.

Our thoughts

Add leather and a retro design to a pair of gloves and you’ll find that the Veeka 1948 gloves will be both a comfortable and stylish choice.

BUY VEEKA 1948 GINO GLOVES – BLACK

5. Cinelli Mike Giant Icons Gloves

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BUY CINELLI MIKE GIANT ICONS GLOVES

Product description

These gloves make a difference thanks to their elasticity and tight fit. They are made of an elastic fabric that ensures they will fit perfectly to your hands. Their palms include several pads in order that your hands don’t feel numb after a long time on the saddle. They have been designed by Cinelli with the collaboration of artist Mike Giant.

Features

  • Short fingers.
  • High performance road cycling gloves.
  • Antisliding palm.
  • Elastic slip on design.
  • Sizes: S, M, L & XL.
  • Made in italy.

Our thoughts

In short – high-performance and stylish gloves, designed together with the well-known artist Mike Giant, also renowned for his B&W graffiti and tattoo designs, as well as for his paintings and drawings. A look at the Cinelli Mike Giant Icons gloves is a look to Mike Giant’s own artistic trajectory.

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