Two new pairs of Muc-Off technical mountain bike gloves aim to keep your hands protected, whether it’s D3O knuckle guards or Thinsulate insulation for when the mercury drops. It’s a new year, so why not treat your fingers to some new gloves. Both get durable softshell construction & water-resistant treatment. So you just have to decide if you need protection from bashing into rocks & trees, or from cold winds…
Since 2020, Muc-Off continued to expand their line-up of technical riding gear. And with the addition of more foul weather kit about a year and a half ago, we wondered when cold and shoulder season gloves might catch up. That time has come.
Muc-Off D3O Rider Gloves for technical mountain biking
The new D3O gloves are simple. Stick a thin ‘shear thickening’ D3O protector in between 2 layers of fabric over your knuckles. It stays soft & flexible as you ride. But at the moment of impact, the almost-magic orange D3O protector stiffens, distributing the impact over a greater area of your hand to minimize the risk of injury.
Muc-Off makes the D3O Rider Gloves from a thin 2-layer stretch softshell fabric, with an abrasion-resistant outer layer. That makes them best-suited for cool weather riding. The D3O protector itself is thin and perforated to let your hand move unrestricted, but also to breathe well. On the outside, a DWR water-resistant coating keeps raindrops at bay. And an extended neoprene cuff keeps cold winds out. They aren’t quite cold winter gloves though, with a tough perforated synthetic microfiber palm that features silicone printed dots for grip.
The D3O gloves are touch-screen-ready, with special conductive index & thumb fingertips so you can snap pics and text your riding buddies. Plus, a soft microfiber wrap-around thumb for nose wiping.
Muc-Off D3O Rider Gloves – Pricing, options & availability
The new D3O gloves come in a 6 size range (XS-XXL), and in two gray-on-black colorways – Bolt or Punk – each with pink accents and silicone palm grippers. They are available now for $50 / 55€, officially as a pre-order. That means, buy now and expect the new gloves to start shipping direct to you in the last week of January.
Winter Rider Gloves, too!
Earlier this season, Muc-Off also added a new pair of Winter Rider Gloves, too. Muc-Off developed them to keep your fingers toasty & warm in cool-to-cold riding conditions, just above freezing. Low bulk insulation was the priority to maximize finger dexterity and the feel of your bar. Plus, a nice thin fleece-lined synthetic palm for a cozy feel inside.
Looking to make a lightweight MTB glove, they sandwiched some Thinsulate insulation into a light softshell for riding between 3-9°C /37-48°F. Then, on top of that, an extended neoprene cuff keeps out the cold wind. And a DWR water-resistant coating will shed a light bout of freezing rain.
Muc-Off promises “ultra-durable construction” to survive winter-after-winter abuse. Into the details, the Muc-Off Winter Rider Gloves also feature touch-screen-compatible tips for your index finger and thumb – so you can Instagram those winter rides. Plus, that same soft microfiber on the outside of the thumb to wipe off your dripping nose & sweaty brow.
The Muc-Off Winter Rider Gloves are available now for $59 / 60€, in the same 6-size run (XS-XXL). They come only in the grey-on-black Bolt design, with pink silicone gripper dots.