Best winter riding gloves 2018: Horse & Hound’s tester ranks his favourites

The best winter gloves for horse riding need to keep the rider’s hands warm without causing them to sweat. It’s important that the gloves are comfortable to wear and provide sufficient grip and a good feel on the reins to make them suitable for both hacking and schooling purposes. It is not essential that they are waterproof, but it is a bonus if they can be worn in wet weather without the colour of the gloves transferring on to the rider’s skin.

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Horse & Hound has been working with a number of professional riders, trainers and yards to put a range of products to the test in a busy yard environment. And here are the results…

Meet the product tester

The winter riding gloves in this group test were trialled by Rob Waine. Rob is a professional dressage rider and trainer based at Hammer & Harp Farm in Beaconsfield. From here he runs a successful livery and training yard for 17 horses. He has won three regional titles and a national title, as well as having been placed at the Winter Championships and represented Great Britain at Small Tour level at the Deauville CDI***.

Horse & Hound’s pick of the best winter riding gloves 2018


UVEX Sportstyle Winter Gloves

UVEX Sportstyle Winter gloves reviewRRP: £34.00

“I absolutely loved these gloves that looked very professional. They were comfortable to wear and really warm. They were as good to ride in as they were for wearing around the yard.”


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Roeckl Madison Winter Riding Gloves

Roeckl Madison Winter Riding Gloves reviewsRRP: £27.00

“These gloves are warm, hard wearing, but I found them a little thick to give me the best possible feel on the reins. But they are stylish and comfortable so I would recommend them to others to try.”


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LeMieux Pro Touch All Weather Gloves

LeMieux All Weather Gloves reviewRRP: £22.50

“Could be a little warmer for a winter glove, but they gave a good feeling on the reins and plenty of grip, which I liked. Unfortunately when they get wet, they leave a blue mark over your hands, which isn’t great if you are off to the office straight after riding.”


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Noble Outfitters Winter Riding Gloves

Noble Outfitters Winter Riding Gloves reviewRRP: £29.95

“These gloves are very warm and hard-wearing, but were bulky on the reins and therefore performed better as yard gloves, rather than riding gloves.”


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Super X Country Super Silicone Gloves

Super X Country Super Silicone Gloves reviewRRP: £20.00

“The fit wasn’t great, and they weren’t particularly durable for intense riding. One of the fingers split at the seam during the testing period. The touch screen ability, which is one of their big selling points, is intermittent.”


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