Mountain biking gloves give you better control and grip while riding and can even provide a little added protection for your hands. If you’re in the market for a new pair and are a bit overwhelmed by your choices, don’t worry. We researched the best-selling and top-rated products and put together this list of the products you need to know about. Before we get started, here are some key features to keep in mind before you shop.
Shock Absorption: Shock absorption isn’t necessary but if you find that your hands get tired or sore on long rides, it’s worth the investment. You’ll find some options with layered fabrics and a few with actual absorbing pads on the palm.
Size Range: These gloves are available in a wide range of sizes. In fact, we found something for everyone from XS to 3X. Not every glove comes in every size but there are plenty of options available for men, women, and younger children.
Color Options: Most of these gloves are available in a range of colors and designs. Some have pretty basic, simple styling with various accent colors to choose from while others have bright patterns and fun color combinations.
Material: Material varies from glove to glove, though mesh and Lyrca are both pretty popular. When it comes to material, you want something lightweight and elastic that will fit well while allowing your hands to breathe.
Style: There are two different styles of these gloves available, fingerless and full finger. Full finger gloves obviously give you a little more protection and grip while fingerless gloves rely heavily on the palm for grip and padding.
Money Back Guarantee: A handful of these gloves come with a money-back guarantee, usually around 30 days. You can return them any time in that window if you don’t like them or if there’s some other issue.
Now that you know what to look for, let’s move into our choices for the best gloves for mountain bike sports. Here’s how it works. We put our top and budget options first. That way, you’ll get to them even if you’re in a hurry. That’s really the best way to see the range that’s out there. Stick around if you can, though. We found gloves in every size, shape, and color and you never know which one will work for you. Alright, let’s get going.