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The top 13 best cycling gloves for hand numbness

In this article Im going to give you my top picks for the best cycling gloves for hand numbness.

Im sure anyone whos ever been on a bike for an extensive period of time knows the feeling of your hands going numb.

It severely detracts from the pleasure from riding a bike, so after my cheap thrift-store vintage-looking knitted cycling gloves tore at the seams, I decided to splurge on a new pair of cycling gloves.

Cycling gloves that would at least aid in adding comfort to my rides and reducing the risk of hand numbness.

So without further ado, here’s the overview of the best cycling gloves for hand numbness

Castelli Roubaix Gel 2 Gloves

Castelli Roubaix Gel 2 Gloves
Castelli Roubaix Gel 2 Gloves

The Castelli Roubaix Gel 2 Gloves reminds us of the gruelling race taking place every year, with strips of demanding cobblestones sapping strength from the rider.

It’s a fitting name for a glove offering extra padding to deal with the jarring reality of such a course. Hence it’s a perfect option for both road cyclist and gravel riders.

If you’re an adventurous lady that often finds herself traversing less-than-optimal road conditions, or you simply are looking for a glove with more padding, this is the one for you.

Reasons To Buy

– extremely well-padded glove
– perfect for road, gravel, and bikepacking

Reasons To Avoid

– none

Castelli Rosso Corsa Espresso Gloves

Castelli Rosso Corsa Espresso Gloves
Castelli Rosso Corsa Espresso Gloves

The Castelli Rosso Corsa Espresso Gloves is a lightweight allround summer glove with padding.

All Castelli gloves, including this one, feature padding sitting in close proximity of the ulnar nerve. Furthermore the glove features padding with every touch point your hands make with your handlebars.

I know from personal experience that if you favor padding in your cycling gloves, the comfort in Castelli gloves is virtually unmatched. And this very well designed, allround road cycling glove is one of the best options.

Reasons To Buy

– ulnar nerve protection
– padding on entire palm
– best lightweight allround option

Reasons To Avoid

– none

Castelli Rosso Corsa 2 W Gloves

Castelli Rosso Corsa 2 W Gloves
Castelli Rosso Corsa 2 W Gloves

The Castelli Rosso Corsa 2 W Gloves are great allround road cycling gloves that display every characteristic necessary for a premium product.

A velcro strap closes the glove around your wrist, which can be pulled down with the lip located on the cuff.

Once fastened the glove’s palm protects its entirety with gel padding sitting beneath a synthetic leather. Silicone striping ensures you retain a sure grip on the handlebars.

Personally, I’m a fan of their little but effective piece of padding sitting at the lower palm, an area often forgotten by other brands.

Reasons To Buy

– ulnar nerve protection
– best allround option

Reasons To Avoid

– none

Castelli Endurance Gloves

Castelli Endurance Gloves
Castelli Endurance Gloves

The Castelli Endurance Gloves are very similar to the Rosso Corsa gloves.

The difference is in the material of the upper construction, which makes the glove a little bit lighter and cooler. Castelli calls it Endurance Evolution fabric, and this extra padded glove is meant to be used in long-distance touring in hot conditions.

The light gloves don’t have a large cuff, which could dig into your hands. This might make them just a tad more difficult to remove.

With padding covering almost the entirety of the synthetic palm, including the whole thumb, they do indeed provide comfort for those who are more quickly afflicted by hand pain.

Reasons To Buy

– best for hot conditions
– fantastic long ride glove
– padding on entire palm

Reasons To Avoid

– difficult to remove

Castelli Arenberg Gel 2 Gloves

Castelli Arenberg Gel 2 Gloves
Castelli Arenberg Gel 2 Gloves

The Italian Castelli Arenberg Gel 2 gloves are nice-looking gloves, which are being offered in a variety of colors besides your standard black. They feature the Castelli Damping System (CDS) padding, which protects part of the ulnar nerve running through your hand.

I would consider the padding to be medium, which means your grip on the handlebar remains firm and it doesnt really feel like youre wearing a padded glove.

As with all my gloves I buy them a size smaller to prevent creasing between palms and handlebar. The cuff is closed with a velcro strap.

The glove has an extended lip to put them on. Theres also a tiny bit of excess cloth between the middle 3 fingers, meant for removing the gloves, which I never use, since the gloves are easy enough to remove with the strap not fastened.

Overall the glove is extremely comfortable and has the right balance between grip and padding.

Reasons To Buy

– ulnar nerve protection
– extremely easy to remove
– great design

Reasons To Avoid

– not the coolest

Pearl Izumi Select Gloves

Pearl Izumi Select Gloves
Pearl Izumi Select Gloves

The Pearl Izumi Select Gloves is a simple, lightweight summer road cycling glove with gel foam padding on top of a synthetic leather palm.

They are comfortable but superb-fitting gloves for a decent price, and are made in a number of colors. The padding covers almost the entire palm, supplying ample levels of protection against road buzz.

The short cuff has a velcro strap to close it tightly around the wrist. The velcro closure makes removing them easier, even with sweaty hands,

Reasons To Buy

– superb fit
– affordable

Reasons To Avoid

– none

Pearl Izumi Women’s Select Gloves

Pearl Izumi Women's Select Gloves
Pearl Izumi Women's Select Gloves

The Pearl Izumi Women’s Select Gloves is the female version of this bestseller.

Obviously it has the same characteristics as the men’s version. That means with what Pearl Izumi deems more female-oriented designs, you’ll get the same affordable superb-fitting glove.

With a synthetic palm and a lycra upper, it’s a very well-made summer glove.

Reasons To Buy

– superb fit
– affordable

Reasons To Avoid

– none

Giro Supernatural Gloves

Giro Supernatural Gloves

The Giro Supernatural Gloves use multi-density padding from the Elastic Interface Palm Technology.

Elastic Interface is a company which core focus is on the development and production of paddings, which makes this glove the most tech-oriented one in this lineup.

This type of padding is anatomically molded with zero stitches and various layers of stiffness. The softest around the sensitive area where the ulnar nerve resides.

The result is an extremely comfortable glove, with an extraordinary fit. I’ve been using Castelli for a long time, but for those less brand-sensitive than me, this is the glove I would buy.

Reasons To Buy

– fantastic fit
– lightweight no-feel glove

Reasons To Avoid

– none

Giro Women’s Supernatural Gloves

Giro Women's Supernatural Gloves

The Giro Women’s Supernatural Gloves made it on this list because of their exceptional feel.

It’s the glove which feature padding made by a company Elastic Interface which specializes in it. They’ve created a multi-density foam that spreads the pressure exerted on the hands across the entire palm, reducing the risk of painful pressure points.

And they do so using a proprietary material that molds itself across your hand. The result is a truly extraordinary and innovative cycling glove that combines perfect road feel with high levels of comfort.

Reasons To Buy

– fantastic fit
– lightweight no-feel glove

Reasons To Avoid

– none

Giro LX Gloves

Giro LX Gloves

The gorgeous Giro LX bicycle gloves come in three colors: black, white, and tan. And the punctured upper gives them a retro look. Especially when choosing the tan version, it would perfectly complement an vintage road or touring bike.

These full gloves are made of high-quality Pittards leather and offer thick padding to relief pressure from the ulnar nerve and the inside of the thumb for brake levers used on road bikes.

It’s one of the very few summer gloves that are almost entirely made out of leather, which explains the price tag. And it’s one of the best-looking and most comfortable padded leather gloves money can buy.

Reasons To Buy

– made from leather
– gorgeous vintage look

Reasons To Avoid

– more delicate than synthetic options
– pricey

Giro Monaco II Gel Gloves

Giro Monaco II Gel Gloves

The Giro Monaco II Gel gloves are superbly comfortable gloves in a number of great-looking colors.

The entire palm of the glove is made of high-quality Pittards leather. This type of leather combines all the necessary characteristics you need in a premium cycling glove. Comfort, grip, durability and breathability.

The fingerless Monica II Gel glove is the perfect companion for your summer rides. The Pittards leather ensures perspiraton has the ability to escape, while the mesh upper creates both a snug fit that’s still airy and comfortable.

Giro’s Technogel provides added comfort that takes out road buzz and adds comfort as well, without the rider losing feel with the bike.

Reasons To Buy

– leather palm
– very well-padded palm

Reasons To Avoid

– none

Giro Women’s Monica II Gel Gloves

Giro Women's Monica II Gel Gloves

The Giro Women’s Monica II Gel gloves are superbly comfortable gloves in a number of female-oriented colors.

The entire palm of the glove is made of high-quality Pittards leather. This type of leather combines all the necessary characteristics you need in a premium cycling glove. Comfort, grip, durability and breathability.

The fingerless Monica II Gel glove is the perfect companion for your summer rides. The Pittards leather ensures perspiraton has the ability to escape, while the mesh upper creates both a snug fit that’s still airy and comfortable.

Giro’s Technogel provides added comfort that takes out road buzz and adds comfort as well, without the rider losing feel with her bike.

Reasons To Buy

– leather palm
– very well-padded palm

Reasons To Avoid

– none

Giro Women’s Jag’Ette Gloves

Giro Women's Jag'Ette Gloves

With a great many flavors the Giro Women’s Jag’Ette Gloves will surely suit you from a design perspective.

But there’s more. The Jag’Ette features comfort-enhancing EVA foam padding. The padding resides underneath AX suede synthetic leather, which is moisture-wicking and durable at the same time.

It has a minimal lycra upper, with a velcro strap for a snug fit. A no-nonsense summer glove with comfortable padding.

Reasons To Buy

– beautiful designs
– EVA foam padding

Reasons To Avoid

– none

Specifications best cycling gloves for hand numbness

NameSexTypeBackPalmPaddingInsulationSeasonBuy at AmazonBuy at Ebay
Castelli Roubaix Gel 2 Gloveswomenfingerlessmeshsyntheticextra gel paddingnonesummerlinklink
Castelli Rosso Corsa Espresso Glovesmenfingerlessmeshsyntheticgel paddingnonesummerlinklink
Castelli Rosso Corsa 2 W Gloveswomenfingerlessmeshsyntheticgel paddingnonesummerlinklink
Castelli Endurance GlovesmenfingerlessEndurance Evolutionsynthetic suedeextra gel paddingnonesummerlinklink
Castelli Arenberg Gel 2 Glovesmenfingerlessmeshsyntheticgel paddingnonesummerlinklink
Pearl Izumi Select GlovesmenfingerlessNylon stretcchsynthetic leathergel foam paddingnonesummerlinklink
Pearl Izumi Women’s Select Gloveswomenfingerlessgel foamnonesummerlinklink
Giro Supernatural GlovesmenfingerlessmeshElastic Interfacemulti-density paddingnonesummerlinklink
Giro Women’s Supernatural GloveswomenfingerlessmeshElastic Interfacemulti-density paddingnonesummerlinklink
Giro LX GlovesmenfingerlessPittards leatherPittards leather3MM technogel paddingnonesummerlinklink
Giro Monaco II Gel GlovesmenfingerlessmeshPittards leather3MM technogel paddingnonesummerlinklink
Giro Women’s Monica II Gel GloveswomenfingerlessmeshPittards leather3MM technogel paddingnonesummerlinklink
Giro Women’s Jag’Ette GloveswomenfingerlessEVA paddingnonesummerlinklink