Half-finger gloves vs full-finger gloves
Cycling gloves are divided into full-finger and half-finger. According to the custom of the common people, the whole finger is worn in spring and autumn, and the half finger is worn in summer. A lot of people have no problem with that, and they do it too.
In fact, according to my point of view, half-finger gloves are mainly used for handsomeness.
I have already said that the functions of gloves in cycling are: shock absorption, anti-skid, anti-drop, protection of fingers from injury while driving, anti-sneak and warm.
Let me briefly introduce the usefulness of gloves. You can compare the pros and cons of full-finger gloves and half-finger gloves.
Everyone knows that there are basically two silicone pads on the glove, one at the base of the finger and the other at the base of the finger. The other is at the base of the palm, and two silicone pads (some at the base of the thumb) are used to slow down the bumps and vibrations generated during the driving of the car, protect the palm, prevent the palm from shaking for a long time, and numb it in a bumpy state.
Sweat easily when cycling. So is the palm.
Generally, riding gloves have some small air holes in the middle of the palm, which have a certain degree of breathability. The palm of the glove is generally made of wear-resistant and non-slip material, which can increase the strength of the glove. Therefore, when riding with gloves, some symptoms that occur without gloves will be effectively avoided, such as sweating, slippery palms, and inability to hold the handlebars.
In the above two points, there is no obvious difference between full-finger gloves and half-finger gloves.
As for the protection of the palm in the event of a collision, full-finger gloves are no problem. But half-finger gloves don’t work. Bare fingers suddenly come into contact with the ground, can they not be injured? Spring and autumn (early spring and late autumn) cannot keep warm.
So, to sum up, when riding, especially professional riding or long-distance riding, please wear full-finger gloves and try not to wear half-finger gloves.
Of course, there are some places where full-finger gloves are inferior to half-finger gloves, and that is when riding from a pocket or operating a phone, half-finger gloves have a slightly better finger dexterity. So the key to what gloves to wear while riding depends on the aspect you choose.
The above are relatively thin full-finger cycling gloves, which are suitable for use in spring and summer and autumn. If you’re riding in late fall, early spring, or winter, you’ll want to wear thicker full-finger cycling gloves.