For many cyclists, heated gloves (and we're also talking about short finger mittens) are as essential as padded shorts or a cycling jersey. Reasons to wear heated gloves include increased grip and control on the handlebars, extra cushioning, protection for your hands in the event of an accident while keeping your hands warm. Adding undergloves doesn't seem like a good idea. Your hands may get choked and won't have this feature anymore: breathable.
Your hands can get quite sweaty during a bike ride, your fingers can easily slip around the handlebars. Heated gloves absorb this sweat, keeping your wrist dry and allowing you to maintain a secure grip on the handlebars at all times. Of course, when the temperature drops or it starts to rain, the reason to wear rechargeable gloves is based on insulation and protection from the elements.
Another reason to wear gloves is to wipe your nose or sweat. Many of our gloves have a soft towel section, usually on the thumb, which can be useful for wiping your sweaty nose or face.
Another reason why many cyclists wear bike gloves is to keep their hands warm. For riding in cold weather, heated glove choices can range from windproof bike gloves that just help break the wind, to glove liners that help add layers. For extremely cold riding, our thick, well insulated heated gloves that make a perfect fit on your bike's handlebars. This allows you to always grab the handlebars and work the brakes and shifters as usual.
You will notice that many pairs of gloves on the market today have some type of cushioning, such as gel padding built into the palms. The reason for this is that gloves with this padding serve a very useful function in absorbing road shock that would otherwise be transferred to the rider.
Our pairs of gloves can have padded palms, providing extra comfort by dampening your hands from the vibrations transmitted through the bike and handlebars at the main points of contact. The amount of padding and lining varies greatly from one glove to another.
Think of it this way. When you're riding, whether it's on a road or a country or mountain bike, and you hit a few bumps in the road, the shock and impact of that ride comes directly from the front fork through your arms and into your shoulders. That's why you may have pain in your neck and back areas after a long ride. When you wear heated bike gloves, the cushions in your palms act as shock absorbers, helping to cushion some of the energy transmitted by the bike before it enters your body. Not only will this help the ride feel smoother wherever you go, but it will also help reduce the discomfort you feel when you're done.
If you've ever spent a few hours or more on a bike, you've probably realized that, somewhat surprisingly, cycling can be quite hard on your hands. From the constant pressure on your palms to the wear and tear on your fingers from shifting your handlebar speeds, it doesn't take long for calluses or blisters to develop. Our pairs of warm bike gloves can give your skin the extra layer of protection you need to be comfortable even on the longest ride.
Heated Glove™ can provide additional protection in the event of an accident. Of course, no one starts planning an accident run, but accidents can happen no matter how careful you are. There are a lot of variables at play in an accident, but very often it is a reflex reaction to stick your hands in front of you to break your fall. Gloves can act as a useful first layer of defense, sometimes enough to prevent painful cuts and grazes.
In addition to all these other features, wearing a pair of heated bike gloves can make you look and feel cool. It's like being a kid and getting a new pair of sneakers: instantly, you feel like you can run a lot faster. And there's nothing wrong with buying these new technology bike gloves.
So if you've never adopted a pair of heated bike gloves, give them a try. There are many things you can do to help your riding. And at least you'll find yourself (like the kid with the new shoes) so cool, feeling liberated and keeping your hands in comfort!