Do I need cycling gloves?

Posted by Handske on

If you are an avid cyclist, you know the struggles of cycling without proper gloves. With the hands being an important point of contact with your bicycle, opting out or cutting corners here can potentially cause you to make mistakes that will lead to a bad experience.  

This is why it is so important to invest in the proper gear. Our speciality is the hands and it is our duty to ensure that your hands are properly fitted, covered, protected and in the winter season properly insulated. Any cyclist will tell you that gloves are the most important gear; after helmets of course.

Given that we are amidst the frosty season, we will focus on the many reasons as to why windproof cycling gloves is a must have. Listed below are a few keeping in mind they are only the basics, but important for having a positive and rad experience!

  1. Warmth

Cycling in the wind is a struggle, furthermore when the air turns cold this means the wind is that much harder body. Windproof cycling gloves provide warmth through a wind blocking membrane that is already built into the top fabric. How does that function? Top layer keeps wind out, next layer has billions of pores that lets water vapor escape. (read more detailed article here.) This enables you to have a warm, dry, and comfortable winter ride experience.

  1. Grip Control

A good pair of gloves will ensure that the control is all in your hands. By using proper materials, fabrics and membranes we decrease the possibility for extremely sweaty hands. Simply put, sweaty hands equal difficulty to maintain your grip and full control of the handlebar. In addition to having a fully silicone printed palm, Handske windproof cycling glove’s micro perforations releases the excess water vapor from the glove to keep your hands dry and in control.

  1. Protection and Comfort

All this [ insert your favorite style of rad cycling here ] creates constant pressure on the palms, winter cycling only increases it due to the slower movement of blood flow and circulation. On top of the added warmth features, windproof cycling gloves’ extra palm fabric alleviates these pressure points and increase the overall comfort. Additionally, this extra fabric also provides extra padding and protection in the case of a crash. Nobody likes chopped up hands!

Keeping in mind this little bit information, we leave it up to you to decide whether cycling gloves are a necessity. However, taking good care of these important contact and pressure points with the proper gear will take your adventure from an ‘ok’ experience to a ‘Holy, that was RAD!’ experience.

So, what are you waiting for? Go check out our wide range of rad windproof cycling gloves here.