Vital MTB Survey


|Wednesday, Sep 20, 2023

HANDUP began in 2014 as a husband and wife "side hustle" selling gloves they designed out of the back of their vehicle at cyclocross and mountain bike races they attended. It's safe to say, we've grown a little bit since those early days but still very small compared to other companies in the bike industry.

Every year Vital MTB releases a survey from 10,000 mountain bikers that showcases just where different products rate in popularity among consumers. We are very proud to be within the top 5 of gloves choices (4th in you don't count those that are undecided), in the last 6 years, and even gaining some ground on bigger brands who have been established 10+ years longer than us.

To be trusted by so many and even be ranked within these other great brands is truly an honor to the whole team here at HANDUP. Although we come across as a fun and light hearted company, we do take our product development and designs seriously, so that we can all ride hard in them too!

Thanks you for all the support, and here are some of our favorite reviews below.

Bike Rumor

Simple and Affordable

Handup gloves are meant to be simple with no padding and a slip on design. That results in a glove that will protect your hand, provide adequate grip on the bike, and won’t slip on the post ride beverages either – all at an affordable price.


Love Hanup Gloves!

I have this pair, as well as 3 others in this design, because they work so well! Fun to see the different patterns, not some boring old glove. Fit so nicely, and all the features (touch screen functionality, grippy palm, nose wipe) actually work. Also, after two summers use on two sets of gloves, none of the palms have peeled the grippy plastic off. The price isn't crazy expensive either. Buy some Handup gloves, they are the best bike gloves I've owned.

John Eisthen

Pine Green Handups

These Pine Greens are the best. After trying a few other glove brands I have been wearing Handup exclusively since 2017. Used for commuting, weekend touring, and The Neighbourhood Fartaround. Love ‘em.

Shane Montgomery

Gloves and socks to match my 2nd favorite beer!

F***ing rad. Order cool s**t, wait a few days, wear cool s**t. 100% guaranteed to have you giggling in glee

Corey Pope

HANDUP, HandsDown the best MTB glove out there!!

I have nothing but positive things to say about their mtb gloves and will always ride with Handup! Doesn’t even feel like you’re wearing a glove while having the benefits and protection! The designs are truly unique and always catch the eyes of other riders. I’m alway getting asked where I got my gloves 🤙 Whether wet or dry conditions…the glove stays nice and grippy! Highly recommend!!


Great Product

I have been ordering 1 to 2 pairs of gloves each year. I wear xxl gloves. It is very difficult to find gloves that fit. First of all I love the designs. I love the fit. I am not kind to my gloves and these stand up

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