A bicycle glove is not just a glove.

A glove is a covering for the hand that protects against cold and dirt.

A bicycle glove is designed for cycling with features designed for the avid cyclist.

Here’s something you probably didn’t know, bicycle glove are designed to absorb the shock of riding and for face and nose wiping.

When you ride a bicycle, every bump will reverberate to the handle bars, but bicycle gloves will absorb that impact with built-in padding.

Bicyclists use the backs of their gloves to wipe the sweat from their faces and the nasal mucus that drips from their noses.  Some gloves have a nose wipe built-in to the back of the glove.

Most bicycle gloves also offer insulation to guard against the weather.

The last thing to consider is that bicycle gloves protect your hands when you need to break a fall.

Bicycle masks on the other hand are more of a health consideration.

Air quality is not what it used to be and for many people it is necessary given that thousands of people die each year from poor air quality,

Why buy a bicycle mask?

Bicycle masks help to filter out dangerous pollutants from the air.

Bicycle masks can prevent respiratory problems that occur over long periods of exposure to air pollutants.  A mask offer some protection against air pollutants such as carbon monoxide, nitrogen dioxide, lead, sulfur dioxide, ozone gas, and particles ( a mixture of solids and liquid droplets floating in the air).