Although riding in the winter can be incredibly fun. Crunching leaves, cracking ice and super crisp air stinging your lungs, the worst part of it is getting cold numb hands.
Once your hands go, it can be game over for the ride. Without the feeling in your fingers, you can run the risk of having slower reaction times, and being unable to really grip those brakes in case of an emergency.
Fortunately for us, there are plenty of warm and cosy hand jackets designed specifically for mountain bikers.
SealSkinz Women's All Season Gloves
When it comes to wet and cold weather, one of the first brands that spring to mind is SealSkinz. Famed for their impenetrable waterproof socks, these guys know how to protect your body, even in the most extreme conditions.
Their women's all-season gloves aren't strictly for mountain biking, but they are ideal for keeping out the biting cold. They are constructed to give you all-around protection from the wind and rain, whilst offering breathability and flexibility.
These Bonka gloves from ASSOS are the bee's knees of gloves. They are designed to reduce heat loss and stop wind chill. These gloves are constructed from two crucial sections, with the back featuring technical fabric for wind and water resistance, while the second section is on the inside, which features multi-density wadding, with durability and comfort provided by an abrasion resistant palm.
With a grippy palm, high wrist coverage and a non-slip cuff, these Bonka gloves will keep your hands toasty through winter.
Gore Universal Gore-Tex Thermo Gloves
Renowned for their element-defying technologies, Gore's universal Gore-Tex Thermo gloves for women are a winter essential on the trails.
Waterproof, windproof and totally breathable. What more could you want? Thermo lined with velcro wrist adjustment, you'll never have to worry about numb fingers with these.
100% Brisker Cold Weather Glove
If you're looking for something with less bulk, but still protective, then 100%'s Brisker glove may be the ticket.
They're constructed from nylon and polyester fabric and have Trek-Dry finger gussets which wick away moisture and helps keep them breathable.
While these aren't super thermal, they are more so than your average trail glove and ideal for uplift days and rides which aren't so exposed to the elements.
Endura Women's Strike 2 Gloves
Endura's Strike 2 glove for women is fully sealed from the inside, providing you with a waterproof glove that allows the fabric to breathe also.
They have a warming fast dry fleece liner, and enough padding across the palms to keep your hands warm and comfortable on the trails. The neoprene adjustable wrist cuffs allow you to fasten them enough to keep the chill-out.
Mavic Crossmax Thermo Glove
Mavic's Crossmax Thermo gloves are everything you would want from thermal MTB gloves. They are designed to be close fitting, touch-screen compatible and lightweight to ride in. Their anti-abrasive outer fabric provides additional protection also.
Altura Five/40 Windproof Gloves
The winter warming brand, Altura is no stranger to cold weather.
Their Five/40 gloves are designed for super chilly days. Both wind and water resistant, whilst offering a high level of breathability. Super grip on the palms improve comfort and control on the bars, and the adjustable cuff ensures insulation and warmth.
There's no need to cut a ride short or miss out altogether this winter because your hands will be toasty in these MTB winter gloves.
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