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The top 10 best mens leather cycling gloves

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

With the advent of synthetic leather like AX Suede and microfiber options, real leather has not been the favored material among cycling glove manufacturers. Leather is also relatively expensive when compared to man-made synthetic products.

Nonetheless there are still a number of options available in the market today. And cycling gloves made of leather offer a number of great benefits with respects to longevity and durability, breatheability and grip. If the leather is smooth you can also preserve it using a leather conditioner or grease, which for winter gloves also improves water resistance.

All in all, leather is still a fantastic natural resource with which to make excellent high-quality leather gloves. And none better than the mens leather cycling gloves listed here.

Giro LX

Giro LX

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.

Giro Monaco II

Giro Monaco II

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 her bike.

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.

POC Thermal Gloves

POC Thermal Gloves
POC Thermal Gloves

The POC thermal gloves are high-tech gloves for winter riding. The thin leather palm ensures maximum grip on your handlebars, while the entirety of the glove’s palm has a PrimaLoft Gold liner.

The back has a PrimaLoft Aerogel liner, which offers the ultimate in insulation versus weight ratio. This liner is covered with an water resistant and windproof stretch fabric. Just as the Hirzl Gripp Thermo 2.0, these gloves are made for above freezing cold temperatures and prioritize grip above insulation.

The gloves features a touchscreen strip on both the thumb and index finger.

Sealskinz Waterproof Cold Weather Gloves with Fusion Control

Sealskinz Waterproof Cold Weather Gloves with Fusion Control
Sealskinz Waterproof Cold Weather Gloves with Fusion Control

For deep winter rides the Sealskinz Waterproof Cold Weather Gloves with Fusion Control offer a 100 percent waterproof product.

By combining goatskin leather with a waterproof but highly breathable inner membrane and Merino wool liner, the glove combines the aspects of warmth, with moisture-wicking features and water resistance.

Whereas the entire palm is made up of leather the back combines leather and softshell to aid in the gloves flexibility. Besides the fact that goatskin is already extremely durable, you can further increase the gloves lifespan by maintaining the leather.

If you expect to ride not only in the cold but also in wet conditions, you can’t go wrong with a pair of these gloves.

Sealskinz Waterproof Heated Gloves

Sealskinz Waterproof Heated Gloves
Sealskinz Waterproof Heated Gloves

Should you want to be able to ride no matter what extreme conditions could deter you, the Sealskinz Waterproof Heated gloves combine an already solid product with three different power modes to actively warm your hands for an additional 5 to 6 hours.

A goatskin leather palm is lined with a PrimaLoft Gold insulation. Atop the back of the hand sits a heating element that can be controlled with a single button. Three led lights indicate the level of heat that’s being disseminated into the silver dotted liner that reflects heat back into the glove.

A combination of polyester and elestane ensures the glove can be flexed easily, while an added layer of polyurethane adds even more insulation to the already impressive glove.

Naturally the glove is 100 percent water- and windproof, making this the ultimate leather glove to confront the harshest of road cycling conditions head on.

Specifications mens leather cycling gloves

NameSexTypeBackPalmPaddingInsulationSeasonBuy at AmazonBuy at Ebay
Giro LXmenfingerlessPittards leatherlinklink
Giro Monaco IImenfingerlessPittards leatherlinklink
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
POC Thermal Glovesunisexfull fingerwindproof stretch fabricleathernonePrimaLoft® Goldwinterlinklink
Sealskinz Waterproof Cold Weather Gloves with Fusion Controlunisexfull fingerleather, softshellgoatskin LeathernoneFusion Controlwinterlinklink
Sealskinz Waterproof Heated Glovesunisexfull fingerleather, polyestergoatskin LeathernonePrimaLoft® Goldwinterlink