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The top 5 best kangaroo leather cycling gloves

In this article I’m going to give you the my list for the best kangaroo leather cycling gloves.

If you’ve stumbled upon this article you’re probably already familiar with the reasoning behind choosing kangaroo leather cycling gloves over more traditional leather, or synthetic cycling gloves.
If that’s correct you know that kangaroo leather is far more durable than leather obtained from cows, goats and sheep. This has to do with the inherent structure of kangaroo leather and, strangely enough, the lack of sweat glands.

And of course, because leather is a natural product, it also retains other favorable aspects associated with this material. So besides being extremely durable, the very nature of leather also makes it a highly breatheable material, that’s very grippy as well.

Even though all of the aformentioned characteristics make it a formidable choice for a cycling glove, I only know one company, which actually use it in their lineup. And that company is Hirzl. There offering of kangaroo leather cycling gloves is of an extreme high-quality, and they offer a range which is suitable for both men and women, and for winter and summer cycling.

So without further ado, here’s my list of the very best kangaroo leather cycling gloves.

Hirzl Gripp Tour SF 2.0 Gloves

Hirzl Gripp Tour SF 2.0 Gloves
Hirzl Gripp Tour SF 2.0 Gloves

The Hirzl Gripp Tour SF 2.0 gloves are a more minimalistic fingerless option for summer cycling.

Unlike Pittards leather, which comes from sheep, Hirzl uses Kangaroo leather, exploiting its natural strength to create a pure road-feel glove with minimal padding.

Schwiss based Hirzl is an expert in the field of glove fabrication and it shows in all their cycling gloves, which exudes a premium quality wrapped in an understated yet gorgeous design.

Small quality details are integrated into the gloves’ design, like the enforced pull-on aid cuff and wrap around kangaroo leather pull-off-flaps. As a true summer glove the upper is made of breathable light lycra.

Hirzl Gripp Tour FF 2.0 Gloves

Hirzl Gripp Tour FF 2.0 Gloves
Hirzl Gripp Tour FF 2.0 Gloves

The Hirzl Gripp Tour FF 2.0 Gloves are the full-finger version with the exact same characteristics as the SF version.

The fingers are made of the same kangaroo leather used in the palm, whereas the index finger uses natural leather to aid in the usage of touchscreens.

Hirzl Gripp Light SF Gloves

Hirzl Gripp Light SF Gloves
Hirzl Gripp Light SF Gloves

Whereas the Gripp Tour offers some added comfort with the help of padding, The Hirzl Gripp Light SF gloves forgo any kind of padding to maximise grip and feel.

The entire back is made of airtech mesh, enhancing the minimalist approach of a summer glove for those who want to feel as little on their hands as possible.

A true gloveless feel with all the benefits of comfort, breathability and durability that a leather cycling glove has to offer.

Hirzl Gripp Light FF Gloves

Hirzl Gripp Light FF Gloves
Hirzl Gripp Light FF Gloves

The Hirzl Gripp Light FF gloves are the full-finger version with the same characteristics as the SF version.

To keep the glove as light and comfortable temperature-wise as possible, Hirzl has extended the airtech mesh to cover the fingers.

The fingers are made of the same kangaroo leather used in the palm, whereas the index finger uses natural leather to aid in the usage of touchscreens.

Hirzl Gripp Thermo 2.0 Gloves

Hirzl Gripp Thermo 2.0 Gloves
Hirzl Gripp Thermo 2.0 Gloves

The Hirzl Gripp Thermo 2.0 gloves are the perfect antidote against cold hands. Witha a temperature range between 0 to 10 degrees, these gloves will keep your hands warm so you can continue to ride into the cold.

Just like all the gloves in Hirzl’s range, this one also features a palm made of kangaroo leather. But to further protect you from the elements it’s lined with PrimaLoft, a synthetic insulation.

The back of the hand is water resistant and windproof and lined with a breatheable softshell. To further aid to the comfort besides keeping your hands warm, the knuckles of the ring and index fingers have stretch inserts, and the glove features a long neoprene cuff with a pull tab.

A solid companion indeed for cold weather without being bulky.

Specifications kangaroo leather cycling gloves

NameSexTypeBackPalmPaddingInsulationSeasonBuy at AmazonBuy at Ebay
Hirzl Gripp Tour SF 2.0 Glovesunisexfingerlesslycrakangaroo leathergel paddingsummerlinklink
Hirzl Gripp Tour FF 2.0 Glovesunisexfull fingerlycrakangaroo leathergel paddingsummerlinklink
Hirzl Gripp Light SF GlovesunisexfingerlessAirtech mesh, lycrakangaroo leathernonesummerlinklink
Hirzl Gripp Light FF Glovesunisexfull fingerAirtech mesh, lycrakangaroo leathernonesummerlinklink
Hirzl Gripp Thermo 2.0 Glovesunisexfull fingersoftshell membranekangaroo leathernonePrimaLoft®winterlink