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The top 9 best womens leather cycling gloves

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

Because of its price and quite possibly, the way leather is obtained, there aren’t that many options when it comes to leather cycling gloves, let alone for women.

Nonetheless, leather has got a number of characteristics that make it perfectly suitable for cycling gloves. It’s very durable, has excellent breathability characteristics and makes for a grippy feel on the handlebars.

None of the cycling gloves listed here are purely made of leather. But by either combining it with a mesh upper or some form of insulated liner, you get to create high-quality summer or winter cycling gloves respectively.

So without further ado, here are the very best womens leather cycling gloves on the market today.

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.

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 womens leather cycling gloves

NameSexTypeBackPalmPaddingInsulationSeasonBuy at Amazon
Giro Women’s Monica II Gel GloveswomenfingerlessmeshPittards leather3MM technogel paddingnonesummerlink
Hirzl Gripp Tour SF 2.0 Glovesunisexfingerlesslycrakangaroo leathergel paddingnonesummerlink
Hirzl Gripp Tour FF 2.0 Glovesunisexfull fingerlycrakangaroo leathergel paddingnonesummerlink
Hirzl Gripp Light SF GlovesunisexfingerlessAirtech mesh, lycrakangaroo leathernonenonesummerlink
Hirzl Gripp Light FF Glovesunisexfull fingerAirtech mesh, lycrakangaroo leathernonenonesummerlink
Hirzl Gripp Thermo 2.0 Glovesunisexfull fingersoftshell membranekangaroo leathernonePrimaLoftwinter
POC Thermal Glovesunisexfull fingerwindproof stretch fabricleathernonePrimaLoft Goldwinterlink
Sealskinz Waterproof Cold Weather Gloves with Fusion Controlunisexfull fingerleather, softshellgoatskin LeathernoneFusion Controlwinterlink
Sealskinz Waterproof Heated Glovesunisexfull fingerleather, polyestergoatskin LeathernonePrimaLoft Goldwinter