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Best Luxury Cycling Gloves – Expert Recommendations

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This article showcases our top picks for the best Luxury Cycling Gloves. We reached out to industry leaders and experts who have contributed the suggestions within this article (they have been credited for their contributions below).

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Q36.5 Absolutely Equipment, Unique Gloves

This product was recommended by Alison McGregor from Chainsmith Bike Shop

Cycling creates an unparalleled sense of freedom and a joy of being outdoors. The right equipment will enhance the experience and leave you wanting more. But as we ride longer and harder discomfort detracts from the pleasure of riding a bike. If left unchecked pain can lead to chronic issues. Tingling, soreness and overheating in the hands is one of the main causes of rider complaints. Hand pain leads to reduced focus and motivation and affects performance for the rider. So, Q36.5 and Elastic Interface® stepped up to the challenge. They listened to feedback from amateur and professional athletes and closely inspected the anatomy as well as heat generation of the hand. Together they created an innovative solution to reduce hand pain and increase efficiency. The design of the Unique Glove is skillfully engineered with different zones of support using high-density perforated foam to maximize comfort. The padding improves blood flow and thus protects the rider from sensations such as tingling. The product feels like a second skin and importantly provides comfort even during the longest of rides.


Rapha Town Gloves

This product was recommended by Vans Pat from Gifting Area

The Rapha Town Gloves is a super premium pair of leather gloves which comes at a hefty $245. It is cut from African hair sheep leather and it has a marksman-grade palm padding. This pair of luxury gloves is odor-resistant and offers a fairly snug fit without compromising on the breathability. These are arguably the best luxury cycling gloves money can buy.


Craft Siberian Cycling Gloves

This product was recommended by Von Collins from Complete Tri

The Craft Siberian gloves are definitely one of our favorites. They are made for the colder-weather rides when you need thermal protection, not just hand protection. Unlike some, they are a full five-finger design (not a mit) which we think makes them much for functional. Very warm down to temps below freezing. Great for road, mountain, or even fat biking. Craft is really good at making cold weather gear — they make some of our favorite ski gear in addition to cycling apparel. They tend to fit snug, so when in doubt order up a size.


Campionissimo Ii Luxury Mitt

This product was recommended by Petr Minarik from Cyclists Hub

These gloves are ideal for luxury lovers for several reasons. They are made of high-quality goatskin. This means that they will adapt to your hands after a few rides so you forget you wear them at all. The leather has also practical advantages – it is very durable. Thanks to improved stitching, these gloves will last you several years. The Campionissimo gloves were made in honor of champion Angel Faust Coppi, who won the Giro d’Italia five times and the Tour de France twice. The gloves are, of course, padded, so they reduce hand numbness and thus increasing your comfort. Speaking of comfort, the skin is perforated to increase ventilation so your hands won’t sweat as much. However, even these have a few downsides – there is no thumb wipe, they take a while to dry out because of the leather, and the walnut brawn palm may color a light-colored handlebar tape.


Rapha Brevet Reflective Gloves

This product was recommended by Petr Minarik from Cyclists Hub

If you are looking for high-quality winter cycling gloves that will keep your hands warm, Rapha Brevet are for you. Not only they are comfortable thanks to memory foam padding, so they help against hand numbness, but thanks to the Velcro strap they hold great on the hand without being too bulky. The upper side features a reflective strip, which will increase your visibility in low light. This is especially useful in winter when the days are shorter and the risk of returning home in the dark increases. They are available in black and high-vis pink, making them ideal for both men and women.


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