Having top-quality protective gear is a priority for any responsible biker. A great pair of motorcycle gloves does more than keep your hands warm when riding in cold weather; they help you control the bike, keep you comfortable during your ride, and protect you from flying debris and falls.
Choosing the Right Glove
When deciding on the best option to buy, think about your average ride. Do you ride long distances or for hours at a time? Are you riding in all seasons and mixed weather? Are you a sport or trials rider or do you mainly commute?
Here are some popular categories for motorcycle riders.
It offers more protection for your wrists, knuckles, and palms to account for the higher speeds and rough roads associated with sport riding. They offer more protection than street gloves but are less bulky than racing handwear.
Perfect for weather changes, different terrains, temperature fluctuations, and other variables associated with long-distance riding. They're also designed to be comfortable for all- day wear.
Also called street or daily motorcycle gloves, these are designed for leisurely cruising and everyday commutes in your city. They're comfortable and usually have shorter cuffs than sport and racing handwear.
Those are fortresses for your hands, with specially- engineered materials that keep heat in and water and cold out. Some even have self-heating mechanisms that warm your digits when riding in the most frigid temperatures.
For summer riding, they are as light as possible without sacrificing protection. These mitts are perforated to allow maximum airflow and ventilation, keeping you as cool as possible during hot rides.
Different situations call for different hand protection, so the wisest strategy is to have a glove for every condition you're likely to encounter on your rides.