Spring is a funny season for cyclists – temperatures are warming up, but the mornings are still cold and sometimes you want that little bit of extra protection to keep the pinching frost away from your fingers.
That’s where light full finger gloves come in. Often worn my mountain bikers, who just don’t DO mitts a lot of the time, light full finger gloves give you that little bit of extra protection without causing you to overheat as the ride goes on.
There are plenty of pairs available – but as always, we’ve got our favourites…
Cube Natural Fit Women’s Sun Long Finger WLS Gloves
We were first introduced to these towards the end of last year, at the Eurobike trade show, and we were pretty impressed. Targeted at mountain bikers, they’d work perfectly well for roadies or commuters wanting to keep the early chill out too.
The cleverest feature here is the ‘Sun Material’ on the back of the glove – it still lets UV rays through, so you won’t be left with tell-tale glove tan lines if you continue to wear these into summer. They’re also well ventilated, to prevent overheating, and have carefully position gel padding to reduce pressure on the nerves and therefore numbness and pain.