Few things make such a difference in a race as the right gloves. Too hot is uncomfortable and too cold can ruin a walk. However, the correct gloves can enhance any type of riding. As a year-round commuter, roadie, and mountain biker, I have 5 pairs of gloves that I choose based on the expected weather conditions. These are my selection criteria:
Kids Fingerless Cycling Gloves for summer rides
At temperatures of 18°C (64°F) or higher, use Kids Fingerless Cycling Gloves. While it's tempting to leave gloves at home on very hot days, fingerless gloves provide a measure of protection from vibration and abrasion in the rare event of an accident. This is essential safety equipment for me as I use my hands on the job.
The main selection criterion for me when buying fingerless gloves is Velcro - is it in the glove and is the material likely to snag on the back of the glove? It's not okay to have super soft aero gloves if the built-in Velcro straps ruin them (or the shorts) during the wash.
These weren't the prettiest gloves I've found, but they're durable, padded in all the right places, and the high-visibility yellow is perfect for those evening strolls. $24 for the competitive cyclist, $32 for the MEC, also available on Amazon.
Kids Cycling Gloves UK for autumn, spring, and cold summer days
A good Kids Cycling Gloves UK is essential for cold days. Between 8 and 12°C (46-54°F), I use a light, windproof glove that has a small amount of insulation. This provides a degree of warmth but prevents it from getting too wet with sweat.
In this temperature range, I've found it important to avoid a fully waterproof glove, even when it's raining, because I can't breathe enough to keep up with the heat and sweat I'm producing.
Kids Cycling Gloves UK for cold days
When the temperature drops below 8°C to around 2°C (36-45°F), I use a slightly heavier glove that has more insulation.
They do a great job of blocking out wind and light rain and provide just the right amount of warmth for cooler rides. At these temperatures, I choose a waterproof glove that prefers breathability over waterproofness. $35 at the Competitive Cyclist, $43 at Amazon, or $55 at Sugoi.
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Gloves for super wet or super cold
On the Pacific Northwest coast, some days can be very humid and very cold. For the kind of rain that makes everything wet in seconds when the temperature drops below 4°C (39°F), nothing makes me feel like a superhero like these gloves:
In weather above 4°C I find them unbearably hot. But when it's cold and raining, these gloves are like a haven unmatched in comfort.
When it comes to waterproof gloves, it is essential to find gloves that have very little insulation. Even with the best high-tech fabrics, waterproofing comes at the cost of breathability. It doesn't matter how good the waterproof layer is when the outer fabric becomes saturated: hot and humid water vapor does not get through and therefore waterproof gloves tend to be too warm. The Gore Xenon Gore-Text Glove solves this problem by providing very little insulation. The result is a fantastic glove for those really cold and wet days.
Other Factors Influencing Glove Selection
Some other factors influence my choice of gloves:
When I go mountain biking I need less insulation than when I'm on the road because it generates more heat in the upper body and there is less wind chill.
If it's constantly raining, I'll need more insulation or waterproof gloves (but not both).
For commuting on rainy days, I can opt for a lighter glove, but I keep a second heavier set in my bag. This can make for a pleasant day with cooler hands, or if the weather is particularly bad, it might be a good idea to wear a warm, dry set of gloves for your run.
In very hot weather, such as 30°C (86°F) or more, leaving the gloves at home can help cool down.
It can be a little daunting when it takes 5 different pairs of gloves to get a Kids Cycling Gloves UK outfit. I would recommend only having two pairs to start with, opting for summer and fall/spring gloves. As you venture into a more varied climate, others will come naturally.