Why wear gloves for cyclists? Because the gloves can not only reduce the danger caused by sweat and slippery hands, the thick pads on the gloves can absorb the shock of riding, reducing the numbness of the hands. In addition, gloves can also be used to wipe sweat and even provide protection when a car crashes. Female car enthusiasts who are afraid of tanning can also protect themselves from the sun and winter. Having said all this, in fact, different gloves emphasize different functions, and the mystery has a lot to do with the material of the gloves. Buying a good pair of gloves can not only improve the riding comfort, but also add points to the overall sense of clothing.
The specific function of gloves
In order to avoid sweltering gloves, the surface material is a three-layer cloth of mesh cloth, lycra cloth and commonly known as sandwich mesh cloth, and a functional composite cloth composed of three-layer cloth. Among them, lycra cloth has good elasticity and is widely used. The functional composite fabric is composed of the outermost mesh fabric, the middle-layer waterproof and breathable membrane, and the inner bristle fabric. It is water-repellent and cold-proof. It is often used in the northern cold regions.
The towel cloth material is mainly used to wipe off the sweat that affects the sight, rather than wiping the entire face in a large area. Therefore, the towel cloth is generally designed on the thumb to facilitate the rider to wipe.
The shock absorbing effect of the glove lining is in order foam, EVA, memory foam, and shock-absorbing gel (Gel). Professional-grade bicycle gloves are usually memory foam and shock-absorbing gel. You can easily identify when buying: press the pad Where the elasticity is not good, it is foam, the slowly springable is memory foam, and the elastic and slippery are shock-absorbing gels. The memory foam has the shape of a ring grip, which can better grip the bicycle handlebars. Compared with shock-absorbing gel, the shock-absorbing performance is slightly worse, but it is suitable for riding road bikes or recreational gloves on flat terrain. Off-road vehicles and extreme sports vehicles are more suitable for shock absorption and provide support and protection when slipping.
The material attached to the main body is mostly used in the protruding parts of hand fists. Early use of less environmentally friendly but low cost PVC has recently been banned by developed countries. Therefore, it has been extended to the most common PU material, which is more expensive than PVC but Eco-friendly. In addition, there is silicone with better anti-slip effect. Silicone is more difficult to process and higher in production cost. It is mostly used in advanced gloves and special-purpose gloves.
Mostly use microfiber leather, which has strong wear resistance and moderate hand fit. It is the largest part of the palm.
Wear and maintenance of cycling gloves
1. Since the bicycle gloves are more suitable for the hand, in order to facilitate putting on and taking off, some gloves will have a rough anti-slip sheet at the bottom of the palm, which is easy to pull down when put on. When taking off, it can be easily removed by using the easy-to-remove straps between the fingers. If there is no easy-to-remove strap, it is recommended to pull on the palm of the hand instead of the cloth on the back of the hand. Since the cloth on the palm of the hand is more resistant to the position, it can keep the gloves Does not deform.
2. Wash well to make gloves more durable. How do I wash my gloves? The answer is that it is best to wash it by hand, as long as it is soaked in soapy water, rubbed and washed, and dried in a cool place. Do not wash with strong acids and alkalis such as hot water and bleach, and do not expose to the sun, because it is easy to damage the texture of the material, there will be fluff balls, loose cloth and deformed gloves.
3. If you are too lazy to wash by hand, you should also remember to stick the magic sticky parts to prevent the magic from sticking to the fabric and pilling the fabric. It is best to put in a laundry bag before washing with a washing machine to reduce the possibility of glove deformation.