GribGrab Roadster Gloves

If we can give you one piece of advice, bearing in mind that your hands are critical for holding the bars all day long, and will be stretched out in front to break your fall should you take a tumble, don’t buy cheap gloves.

Danish brand GripGrab doesn’t make a bad glove, or anything else that’s not top quality to be frank. These Roadster summer gloves are a good example of what they do produce – great quality gear for the serious cyclist or for the club rider that simply wants to be sure that they gear will perform.

A one-piece 4 way stretch mesh fabric takes care of the back of your hands, allowing maximum air circulation and comfort on a hot day. This is skilfully stitched onto the brushed suede effect fabric on the palm, with 2 nicely placed Dr Gel pads. The palm-side fabric is also perforated to assist with air circulation on tough rides. I found out exactly how good these pads are, when I recently took a tumble on tram lines in a city centre. Hands fine apart from the obvious pressure injury.

The cuff is cut low around the base of the wrist, with a useful pull tab, and the fingerless ends are well finished off to stop fraying. Design wise, they’re simple and stylish, allowing the performance to do the talking. Lots of pro teams have been using these this season, and I can see why. They’re super comfortable on the bars all day long, keep my hands well protected and cool, and they look the business too. In terms of a warm weather glove, what more can we say. Top marks again GripGrab.