Category Archives: gloves
POC + Ritte

SoCal-based, bad boyz / bad girlz of cycling, Ritte have teamed up with POC, one of the most unique cycling helmet and apparel companies to form a whole line of collaborative products. Coming soon are POC + Ritte gloves, bibs, jersey and yes, a scarf. The whole collection looks great and I can’t wait to see photos of the team wearing this line.

See more at POC and check your local dealer for availability. This release is slated for mid-April.

Apr 7, 2014 Comments are OFF
Mash SF: New Giro Gloves in Stock

I own these Giro gloves and they rule. Especially the iPhone sensitivity finger tips. Riding off-road, you need full finger gloves and that includes cross season. Getcha some at Mash!

Oct 4, 2013 Comments are OFF
Gantoli Cycling Gloves

Vintage aesthetics at an affordable rate? Unheard of these days. Or if you can find it, it’s usually shit. Gantoli Cycling Gloves harken back to the era where all pros needed were friction downtube shifting, a cigarette and a bottle of wine. Ok, and a lot of drugs.

Check out their full glove line here.

May 2, 2013 1 comment
Giro First Friday 50: “Sherwood Camouflage” LX LF Glove

Giro’s First Friday 50 is a new promotion where both new and classic designs return in a limited run. Each product is in stock, via the Giro Facebook page and with only 50 pieces available, they’re sure to sell out fast!

This month’s First Friday 50 is their “Sherwood Camouflage” LX LF Glove.

“We decided to bring a timeless “Sherwood Camouflage” pattern to the LX LF™ by using a process that enables a design to be permanently applied to leathers. Sherwood Camouflage is a subtle variation of Woodland Camo, which was designed at the end of World War II by the US Army Engineer Research and Development Lab.”

Scoop these up after “liking” their Facebook here. Hurry though, I waited to post this after I made sure I could buy a pair myself…

Feb 1, 2013 7 comments

Sometimes when you begin to design something new, you look to the past for inspiration. These precedents influenced their modern counterparts. Kyle picked up the photos from La Rueda Tropical.

Jan 17, 2013 2 comments
Beautiful in Brown: The Rapha Leather Town Gloves and Old Rip Van Winkle 10
Beautiful in Brown: The Rapha Leather Town Gloves and Old Rip Van Winkle 10

There are few things more beautiful in this world than fine leatherwork and a brand new bottle of straight Kentucky bourbon. When it comes to the latter, Old Rip Van Winkle is the most coveted and as for the leather, you can’t go wrong with the Rapha Leather Town Gloves. Both are coveted and will provide years of use if treated properly. This isn’t the first time I’ve highlighted cycling products with bourbon and it’s only the finest products that inspired the comparison.

The Rapha Leather Town gloves are exquisitely crafted from the finest Africa hair sheep. Now, I’ve never seen a hair sheep before but they apparently live in an hot and arid place, making their skin extremely tough but thin, perfect for gloves. As with all leather, you’ll want to care for them. When they get dirty or wet, clean them off and let them dry. Then, a simple wipe down with leather conditioner helps keep the leather supple.

Warmth is key in the winter months and no matter how nice gloves look, they have to keep you warm. I’ve found them to be perfect for 40 degrees and up, as is. For sub 40 degree weather, the Ibex merino wool liners keeps your extremities warm. Since it doesn’t get that cold too often in Texas, I’ve only had to wear the liners a couple of times.

And even for the coldest rides, coming home to a glass of Van Winkle 10 year is a sure way to warm you up. The aroma of a fine bourbon such as this will compliment the leather. Simple open the bottle to be greeted with a warm scent of caramel and charred oak wood. At 107 proof, it should be sipped neat, with no ice. If you prefer your bourbon cold, drink it outdoors. The Rapha Leather Town Gloves will keep your hands warm enough!

Dec 19, 2012 26 comments