Giro helmets are well known, but this brand also produces a wide range of padded fingerless gloves (or 'mitts') including these Bravo Juniors for the bike-keen offspring in your family. They're well-constructed, look very nice and are comfortable to wear, but they don't provide a huge amount of padding.
I'd not heard of Tenn until very recently, but they sell stuff direct from their website or via Amazon and Halfords. Some of their kit is ok and some of it is good - I really liked their Sprint Jersey which I reviewed recently, but these Tenn Outdoors Fingerless Cycling Mitts made me grateful for specialist retailers, because they really are dreadful.
These ultra lightweight, female-specific track mitts from Prendas Ciclismo are intended to appeal to female riders who don't particularly like wearing gloves, but are looking for just a little bit of extra comfort for their riding.
The design reputedly came about as a direct result of Prendas' sponsorship of the Horizon/Matrix Fitness Women's Cycling Team in 2011, and the fit is intended to cater to the different proportions of the female hand.
A brand new pair of extra large Castelli Aero race gloves, in the Black and White colour scheme. I was given these as present, but I have already got a pair of the Red & Black ones, so don't really need two pairs!
Although they are an extra large, they aren't that big, and are a tight fit. Probably equal to a large in other Castelli gloves.
Image/Details here; http://castelli-cycling.com/en/products/detail/320/
RRP: £37.. looking for £25 posted
For days when the weather is warm, it's great to wear lightweight short-fingered gloves (or track mitts, as die-hards still like to call them) - and a pair of Sugoi RSs might be just the thing.
They're very comfortable to wear with no protruding seams that may chafe. Although turning the gloves inside out for a close inspection, some of the seams are a bit untidy, while others have stitching very close to the edge of the fabric, meaning seams might split if you pull on the gloves with too much gusto.
There's nothing fancy about these Italian-made gloves but they do a straightforward job well and they're cheap to boot.
The lowers are hugely breathable polyester mesh with foam padding across much of the palm, the base of the fingers, and the area between the thumb and the forefinger. The padding is low profile and low tech but it has provided enough cushioning to avoid numb fingers throughout testing. You might want deeper padding for extra comfort on long rides.
These elegant racing mitts from Swedish kit masters Craft are stylish and understated. At least, they are at the moment. I'm not sure how the gleaming white mesh will cope with a mid-ride wheel change or emergency chain splitting incident. Of course, if you're sensible you can always take them off and there are some handy removal loops between the fingers to assist you there. Alternatively, you could just buy them in black instead.
I’ll start with a confession: I always thought cycling gloves were about padding for recreational cyclists, and not shredding your hands to bits in spills for racers. Testing these Giro zero mitts, I discovered a third function: grip on wet bars and controls. Not having used gloves for a long time — I don’t need the padding and I like to think I won’t come off — I found myself thinking, “there seems to be a bit of moisture in the air: better take the Giro Zeros”