Because having feeling in your fingers shouldn't be a luxury
Winter is coming, but that doesn’t mean you have to park your bike in the garage until spring. Wear the right gear and you can pedal through the coldest snaps of the season. Whether you’re fat-biking groomed snow tracks or commuting in slush to work, you need to protect your digits first. We’ve rounded up five of the highest-rated winter bike gloves on the market—and they’re all $75 or less.
Pearl Izumi P.R.O. AmFIB Insulated Lobster Glove ($75)
It’s tough to go with a full mitten when you’re on a bike—sometimes you need to separate a couple fingers. The split-finger design of the lobster claw gives you the warmth of a mitten with some of the dexterity of gloves. The soft-shell exterior is water resistant and stuffed with 130 grams of PrimaLoft Gold insulation for toasty warmth. The interior lining is soft fleece.
Giordana AV 200 Winter Glove ($55)
The 200 is one of the best options on this list thanks to the windproof and waterproof shell and midweight insulation. The pull-on cuff is stretchy and seals around your wrist to block out the elements. The palms feature grippy silicone, and the fingertips are touchscreen compatible.
Gore Bike Wear Universal Gore Windstopper Thermo Glove ($53)
These gloves don’t look like much, but the Windstopper membrane, polyester insulation, and thermal fleece lining maximize the warmth-to-bulk ratio. The palms have both gel and foam padding to dampen road and trail vibrations, while the hook-and-loop closure on the cuffs keep the heat in and the cold out.
Bar Mitts ($50)
Surfers know the power of neoprene to fight the cold. You can get the same protection with these five-millimeter neoprene mitts that cinch around your handlebars with Velcro straps. The design lets you slide your hands in and out of the mitts with ease. Combine these with a pair of thin glove liners for a super-toasty combo that will keep your hands warm and dry in the absolute worst conditions.
Craft Siberian Gloves ($45)
The Siberian is Craft’s bestselling glove, and for good reason. Multiple layers of fabric combine with a stretchy, waterproof soft-shell outer layer and a fleece inner lining to make it nearly weatherproof. Silicone grips on the fingers and palms make the gloves smartphone compatible, while hook-and-loop closures on the cuffs keep the seal tight. There’s even a reflective treatment on the shell for extra visibility.