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Winter is coming and you want to keep riding without freezing your hand? Here the Best Winter Gloves for MTB, Commuting & Bike Travel [2020]

Choosing the best winter gloves for cycling requires you to consider a few factors.

Whether you’re cycling home to work, long Sunday rides or multi-day adventures, all winter bike gloves need to be windproof and waterproof.

The choice then varies depending on the type of winter in which you ride, more or less cold, more or less humid and so on.

In this article we offer you a list of the best winter cycling gloves for different categories.

Some models are unisex while others have a version for men and one for women, generally only the size changes and sometimes the cut is slightly different.

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What to consider before buying your next winter bike gloves

  • Type of fabric. There are many waterproof fabrics, the best known is Gore-Tex. If you live in areas where winter is dry then you can opt for cheaper, but very warm, merino wool gloves.
  • Touch screen. Some winter cycling gloves are equipped with touch screen technology that allows you to use your mobile phone or GPS without having to take off your gloves.
  • Handlebar type. The winter gloves specifically for cycling have an ergonomic design on the padded part. These pads are placed in the area where the most pressure is exerted. Racing handlebar gloves may prove uncomfortable for a flat handlebar and vice versa.
  • Average temperature. It seems obvious but it is not. The temperature during the winter varies, wearing gloves that are too heavy or too light could limit the use of the product to a few days a year. Pay attention to the guaranteed temperature or consider buying different gloves for the different phases of winter.

1. Yobenki Winter Gloves

Best Touchscreen Friendly

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  • Windproof and Waterproof, not for heavy rain.
  • Touchscreen friendly.
  • Non-slip palm.
  • Materials: 88% Polyester, 12% Elastan.
  • Weight: 60 gr – 2,10 oz.

These multisport winter gloves are equipped with conductive fabric on the index and thumbs, allowing you to use your smartphone, GPS or any other touch device without having to remove the gloves.

The silicone print on the palms effectively increases the grip strength by not letting your hands slip. The waterproof TPU membrane protects from rain but only from light rain.

They keep hands warm down to a minimum temperature of -5C/23F. Last but not least, the aesthetic aspect of these winter gloves is very pleasant.

Economical product with an excellent quality-price ratio.


2. Castelli Estremo Winter Gloves

Best for very cold winter- sub-freezing temps

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  • Synthetic Leather
  • Hook and Loop closure
  • Windproof
  • Closure: hook-and-loop cuff
  • 1-year warranty
  • No touchscreen-friendly
  • Weight: 9.28 Ounces

Castelli winter gloves are perfect for those who live in very cold weather or are particularly cold sensitive.

They keep your hands warm without making them sweat thanks to the fleece lining. Your hands will be completely protected from water and wind, making these gloves are ideal for long ride in any bad winter weather.

The gripy and durable fabric for the palm and fingers offers excellent feedback for control, accurate shifts,and confident braking. The palm is also treated to a vibration-dampening palm for reduced fatigue on those longer rides.

Five different size from X-small to X-large.


3. GORE WEAR C5 Winter Gloves

Best Waterproof Winter Gloves

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  • Unisex
  • Waterproof and Windproof
  • GORE-TEX Active Technology
  • Thermal interior, Synthetic leather on palm
  • Breathable
  • Weight: 4.8 Ounces

These warm unisex GORE Wear gloves are the ideal companions for sporting activities in cold temperatures.

The GORE-Tex Active technology makes the gloves waterproof, windproof, and extremely breathable.

7 sizes available for men and women.


4. Giro 100 Proof gloves best lobster gloves

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  • Recycled/Repurposed Material
  • Closure: hook-and-loop strap
  • 1 year warranty
  • Unisex
  • Temperature Rating: 20 to 30 F/ -6 to -1 C
  • Touchscreen friendly
  • Waterproof
  • Reflective

The outside of these gloves are made of OutDry waterproof membrane, inside Polartec Power Fill coming (80% from post-consumer recycled), AX Suede Echo Diamond Grip, deep-pile fleece.


5. Alpinestars Cascade

Best for MTB

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  • Weight: 2.89 Ounces
  • Conductive fingers
  • Hook and loop grip
  • Syntetic and Neoprene material

The Alpinestars Cascade Pro Gloves are specifically designed for MTB riders, control and grip allow you to go on technical mountain bike trails with confidence.

A slim but durable single-piece synthetic suede palm provides the grip and sensitive bar feel you need when piloting your bike down the steepest of chutes while keeping bulk to a minimum.

Dexterity is vitally important for both bike control and braking and to this end, the Cascade Pros feature an innovative stretch insert between palm and thumb for increased mobility and this works alongside the pre-curved finger shape to reduce fatigue and enhance comfort.


6. UNIGEAR winter gloves

Best lightweight gloves

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  • Minimum Temperature: 5℃
  • Weight: 2.4 Ounces
  • Water Resistant
  • Touch Screen on Both Hands
  • Anti-Skid
  • Multisport gloves

UNIGEAR winter gloves are ideal for mild and cool days, the lowest temperate resistance is 5℃, so not for extreme cold weather.

They are Touchscreen-friendly.


7. Velotoze Waterproof Gloves

Best for Bicycle touring and Bikepacking

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  • Reflective logo
  • Waterproof and Windproof
  • Material: 95% Neoprene, 5% Nylon
  • Unisex
  • Temperature Rating: -5 C in dry, sunny weather to 15 C in wet, rainy weather
  • Weight: 3.53 Ounces

Waterproof, windproof performance neoprene keeps your hands warm and dry. The glove is made from a stretchy, flexible material and uses blind stitched, sealed seams for a comfort fit.

They are designed for -5 C in dry, sunny weather to 15 C in wet, rainy weather. Windproof materials keep your hands warm on cold mornings or in winter.

The neoprene keeps hands dry, extended cuff fits under the jacket sleeve to keep water out. The reflective logo helps to be seen in low light conditions.


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