We feel like we keep banging on about winter, but unless you’re lucky enough to be in the southern hemisphere at this time of year, it really does dominate our clothing choices on the bike.
With that in mind, we’ve found some great deals on winter gloves. From the stylish and dextrous Rapha Souplesse and the waterproof warmth of the Sportful Neoprene, to the super reflective Altura Thermo Elite and ultra warm Gore C5 Windstopper gloves.
If you’re in the market for a pair that will keep your hands dry, warm or give you a little visibility boost then there’s bound to be something here for you.
Sealskinz Men’s Dragon Eye Road gloves
Sealskinz is known for its waterproof wares and these Dragon Eye road gloves are no exception. Claimed to be totally waterproof, breathable and windproof, they’re designed for the road, with a close fit that’s lightweight and flexible.
Rapha Women’s Souplesse gloves
These super stylish cool weather women’s gloves from Rapha are perfect for those days when you just need a bit of warmth but full use of your hands.
They’re low-bulk with great dexterity, plus they’re water-resistant in case you get caught in a light shower. As a nice finishing touch, they feature subtle design elements such as the tonal dots and logos.
Gore C5 Windstopper gloves
Gore Windstopper is highly praised for its ability to eliminate windchill. These Gore C5 Windstopper gloves are designed to do just that, and not at the expense of dexterity either.
They’re another option that’s low-bulk, with a minimal but supportive palm and box-end finger construction. All this and the added bonus of hi-viz materials to help you be seen in low light.
Altura Thermo Elite gloves
If you’re a year-round commuter you might want a bit of extra visibility to go with the thermal properties you’re buying.
The Altura Thermo Elite gloves are not only designed to keep your hands toasty but are coated in a super-reflective outer layer that means you’re more likely to be seen when indicating on unlit streets.
Sportful Neoprene gloves
Staying warm is less easy when the clouds have parted and you’re being pelted with rain. Dampness leads to a chill, which leads to you freezing on the bike. That’s why neoprene — the material used for wetsuits — is a great option for those cold, wet months because it actively warms your hands as it becomes saturated with water.