Gloves are a great little addition to your cycling wardrobe. They help you gain more control over your ride, giving you a much better grip and help to prevent your hands from getting sore during long times in the saddle.
Find the ultimate pair for summer within this collection of the very best gloves for road cycling. Go on, give your hands a little treat!
Specialized Body Geometry Grail Women's Mitt
Specialized's Grail Mitts are made from a soft synthetic leather featuring an equalizer gel palm which protects sensitive nerves and arteries, as well as providing comfort for the rider. They've even been scientifically tested to help reduce hand numbness and improve hand circulation.
Built from a stretchy durable mesh, with a soft and breathable upper, the gloves also have an absorbent microwipe thumb to help remove sweat from your face. Available in a funky mint green and a pretty black and pink combo, these gloves carry a whole lot of style around.
Price: £30.00, available from Evans Cycles.
Bontrager Race Gel Women's Mitt
Bontrager have used a special inForm padding in this Race Gel mitt. This uses the same pressure-dispersing properties of memory foam and the long-term durability and comfort of gel. To sum it up, your hands will be feeling ridiculously happy at all times!
The gloves have been constructed with a soft synthetic pieced palm for a no-bunch fit. Complete with good venting to keep your fingers feeling cool, they even come with a soft wipe to use on your nose when things do get a little heated.
Price: £24.99, available from Evans Cycles.
Gore Bike Wear Retro Tech Short Finger Cycling Glove
Gore's Retro Tech gloves really look the part on the road and are a great buy for cyclists looking for a lot of style in their summer glove. The gloves reinforced foam padded palm cushions your hands, whilst the generous air vents allow for the perfect amount of ventilation.
The vintage style gloves feature a terry sweat wipe to keep your face moisture free on your ride. Complete with reflective detailing for added visibility on the bike, they're not just good for cycling at night and in the sun, but also in the rain!
And the premium leather cycling mitt has a very, very reasonable price...
Price: £18.17 (RRP £34.99), available from Wiggle.
Giro Strada Massa Women's Mitt
Giro make great gloves for cyclists and their Massa Mitt has proven to be their most popular women's model. Made with a serious amount of cushion for your hands, they've been constructed from a 2mm Dual Layer Technogel and a 4mm Rebound Foam padding. There will be no complaining about comfort from your end!
Featuring a Super Fit ergonomic design, the gloves use a highly durable AX suede and a four way stretch, breathable mesh which has impeccable moisture-wicking qualities.
Price: £34.99, available from Evans.
Sportful Women's Gruppetto Short Finger Gloves
The Grupetto gloves from Sportful are bright, bold and brilliant for any summer road ride. Using a soft synthetic suede palm with generous gel padding, they have perforations along the palm for a cool and breezy ride. They even feature a handy ultrasuede nose wipe for when things get a little heated.
The soft lycra on the back of them gives the rider a light, snug and comfortable fit. And if you like the gloves but now need some suitable clothing to match head to Sportful to get the full kit.
Price: £24.30 (RRP £27.00), available from Wiggle.
Coming in with the steepest price tag on this list of the best road cycling gloves, Assos have created a great stylish glove for warm weather riding. Using a stretch lycra back panel for a close aerodynamic fit, the material between the fingers has been made with low volume mesh panels to keep your fingers cool and sweat free.
The gloves come with soft gel padded palms to dampen vibrations and relieve pressure caused when riding. Complete with a silicone print palm for a good grip on the road, Assos have also thrown in a soft terry wipe panel to keep your face sweat free.
Price: £47.99, available from Wiggle.
Castelli Women's Tesoro Short Finger Gloves
These summer style track mitts from Castelli feature a handy open mesh back, giving your hands the perfect amount of ventilation. They will keep you feeling cool on the bike throughout the whole summer.
Available in a great selection of vibrant colours, the Tesoro short finger gloves use an AX suede palm with a generous amount of padding to keep your hands happy whenever you ride.
Price: £30.00, available from Wiggle.