Which gloves should be worn on the bike?
If you ride a bike every day, you probably experience cold, numb fingers during autumn and winter. In the worst case, you might also experience itchy, even sore fingers due to the cold weather. A good pair of gloves can help reduce exposure of your hands and fingers to the cold and help alleviate these symptoms. But what should you look for when buying a new pair of cycling gloves?
Wind and waterproof
When you ride your bike through all kinds of weather, you want to arrive at your destination with dry and warm hands. It is therefore very important that the cycling gloves you wear are windproof and waterproof. Fabric gloves do not give you the protection that you need on your bike. Fabric absorbs water and this seeps through to the bone. It's better to choose leather gloves. Leather falls smoothly around the hand and fingers and combined with a warm lining they are wind and waterproof, so you arrive at your destination with dry and warm hands. Frickin has a large selection of both ladies and leather gloves for men that not only keep your hands dry but also look very stylish. Vegan leather is a good alternative if you prefer not to wear real leather. Vegan leather gloves are as comfortable and stylish as real leather gloves.
A warm lining is important if you do not want your fingers to get sore or itchy from the cold. Natural materials offer good resistance to the cold climate we have here in the Netherlands. Even when it is freezing and windy outside, a liner made of natural materials will keep your hands warm. These materials also ensure that the skin of your hands can breathe better, so that you do not get sweaty hands. It is therefore better to choose a natural wool or a more luxurious cashmere lining instead of a fleece lining or a lining made of artificial polyester.
Good grip on the handlebar
Of course, it is important that you do not lose your grip on the handlebars when wearing cycling gloves. Of course, you should still be able to brake in time and operate your gear levers properly while cycling. Thick gloves that make you lose all feeling for your handlebars are not really suitable for this. Leather or vegan gloves are a lot smoother, are comfortable around your hands and give you more grip on the handlebar. So you never lose control and you still don't have cold hands.
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Buy your cycling gloves at Frickin
Frickin has a wide range of gloves for cycling. Our leather gloves are great to wear on the bike and are available for both ladies as gentlemen. The gloves are made from various types of leather, each with its own good qualities. Sheep leather is velvety soft and feels supple, while goat leather has a thicker grain and gives the gloves a tough look. Goatskin gloves are therefore more popular among men, while women more often opt for sheepskin gloves.
If you prefer not to wear real leather, choose the best alternative - leather vegan gloves. These gloves are made from a high-quality and 100% recycled PU/PBAT eco leather mix. This means that the gloves are made without animal materials and without animal suffering. Of course, we didn't lose sight of the qualitative characteristics of real leather when designing our vegan gloves, and they have the same structure as real leather. That's why our vegan gloves can hardly be distinguished from real leather gloves. In addition, they are thick enough to ensure that you won't get cold hands during autumn and winter.
Whatever gloves you choose, with Frickin you are always assured of a warm, windproof and waterproof pair for cycling!
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