The Best Kids Bike Gloves

Best Bike Gloves for Kids

Image from Giro

When my little guy first started biking with us (at 12 months), he immediately noticed that everybody else had bike gloves on and HE DIDN’T. After letting him wear my gloves for a ride or two, we went on the hunt to find him a pair of little gloves that fit him. At that point in time, he obviously didn’t NEED gloves, but they did help make biking with the family fun for him. And now that he’s older and riding his own bike, gloves have saved his little palms from getting scraped up more than a time or two.

If you are in the market for new bike gloves for your kiddo, consider one of these choices. I’ve rounded up my 5 favorite kids bike gloves for ages 1 to 12. All are fun, affordable, and practical.

But why should I buy my child bike gloves?

  • Safety.  Bike gloves protect little hands in the event of a fall or crash. Many tears and skinned palms can be avoided by wearing a bike glove. If you’ve ever picked gravel out of a child’s hand, you know what I’m talking about.
  • Grip.  For toddlers and real young kids, this probably doesn’t matter so much. Once kids start riding harder and farther, however, a bike glove can be useful for providing grip. Sweaty little hands can slip off bars if they are bare.
  • Fun.  For under $20, gloves can go a long way towards making a child excited to bike. Even for toddlers who are riding in a bike seat or trailer, bike gloves can make the experience more fun.

Our 5 Favorite Kids’ Bike Gloves

With no further ado, our top 5 favorite bike gloves for kiddos are:

#1. Aero Tech Designs

ATD Kids Bike Gloves

ATD is one of our favorite companies for decent kids cycling clothes at an affordable price. And like their clothing, their gloves don’t disappoint. The ATD half-finger gloves come in a variety of colors and have a reflective safety strip. 4 sizes fit kiddos between 1-10.

Buy: $15 on Amazon.com

#2. Giro DND Jr II

Giro Kids Bike Gloves

Image from Backcountry.com

If your kiddo is already rocking a Giro helmet, these gloves match! The wide opening and Velcro strap make it possible for kids to get these on all by themselves. Four sizes fit riders ages 4-12.

Buy: $16 on Amazon.com

#3. Louis Garneau Jr. Ride Glove

Louis Garneau Kids Bike Gloves

If you are looking for a simple, classic half-finger bike glove, opt for the Jr. Ride. These cycling gloves come in multiple colors. The well-padded palm offers protection in the event of a crash. Four sizes fit kids ages 6-13.

Buy: $14 on Amazon.com

#4.  Woom Bike Gloves

Woom Helmet

Woom helmet and gloves

When my son got his new Woom 2, he also got these rad Woom gloves. The full-finger design and bright color make them feel like grown-up mountain bike gloves. The size small is a bit large for my 3 year old, but he loves them nonetheless. Four sizes fit a wide range of ages—see the printable size chart on the Woom website.

Buy: $16 on Amazon.com

#5. ZippyRooz

ZippyRooz Kids Bike Gloves

Does your one year-old NEED bike gloves? Probably not. But when my then 12-month old started asking to wear my bike gloves, I figured we should get him some of his own. The ZippyRooz are some of the only bike gloves that will fit kids this young. They also come in cute designs, and have pull loops to help kids take them off. Three sizes fit kiddos ages 1-6.  Read my full review of the ZippyRooz.

Buy: $14 on Amazon.com

Kids Bike Gloves Comparison Chart

Need help choosing the right pair for your child? The comparison chart below should help.

GloveStyleAgesPrice
Aero Tech DesignsHalf Finger1-10$15
Giro DND Jr IIFull Finger4-12$16
Louis Garneau Jr. Ride GloveHalf Finger6-13$14
WoomFull Finger3-12$16
ZippyRoozHalf Finger1-6$14


Kristen

Kristen is a project manager and writer. She spends all her free time mountain biking with her family on the trails in Salt Lake City and Park City, UT.

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1 Response

  1. mtbboy1993 says:

    Fingerless gloves are pointless.
    Fingerless= dirtier fingers,less protection.
    I never always ride with full-finger gloves.
    I recommend Poc Index DH VPD 2.0,https://mtbboy1993.wordpress.com/2015/12/16/review-2015-poc-index-dh-vpd-2-0/
    I got them and in my opinion they are the best MTB gloves on the market right now,they offer good protection.
    Sizes :XS, S, M, L, XL
    I have not tried the POC Resistance Strong Glove yet, but I assume they are as at least as good as the Index DH,

    I have used Giro DND gloves too, they are nice gloves,
    but i wanted More protection, so i got the index DH.
    I have used Giros Remedy X glove , which is awful: https://mtbboy1993.wordpress.com/2015/12/16/review-2015-poc-index-dh-vpd-2-0/