Best summer cycling gloves 2024: Low-profile and high comfort mitts for road and gravel riding

Summer cycling gloves provide protection, comfort and grip, so we take a look at some of the best

The best fingerless cycling gloves and mitts
The best fingerless cycling gloves and mitts
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 Whilst the best summer cycling gloves don't have to keep your hands warm like the best winter cycling gloves, they still perform some very important functions, so it's worth choosing wisely. 

Summer gloves (sometimes called mitts) protect your hands from the handlebars and the transmitted vibrations from road imperfections. The amount of padding varies, but it is always more comfortable to have an extra layer between your skin and the bike. The palm of the gloves also helps maintain a good grip and control on the handlebars, especially when conditions are damp either through rain or sweat.

Hannah Bussey

Hannah is Cycling Weekly’s longest-serving tech writer, having started with the magazine back in 2011. She has covered all things technical for both print and digital over multiple seasons representing CW at spring Classics, and Grand Tours and all races in between.

Hannah was a successful road and track racer herself, competing in UCI races all over Europe as well as in China, Pakistan and New Zealand.

For fun, she's ridden LEJOG unaided, a lap of Majorca in a day, won a 24-hour mountain bike race and tackled famous mountain passes in the French Alps, Pyrenees, Dolomites and Himalayas. 

She lives just outside the Peak District National Park near Manchester UK with her partner, daughter and a small but beautifully formed bike collection. 

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