Finding the right glove can seem a bit confusing. I mean does it really matter what type of gloves you wear? Do they need to be specifically for riding a motorcycle? Do you even need to wear them?
First off, yes, you do need to wear them. If you’re not sure why head on over to my post ‘The Importance of Wearing Motorcycle Gloves‘. Now that we’ve established you need to wear motorcycle gloves let’s talk about how to choose the best motorcycle gloves.
- What type of riding do you do?
- What season are you buying for?
- Do you ever ride off road?
- Do you need more than one pair?
How to Choose the Best Motorcycle Gloves
There are four main areas that you should be concerned with when buying gloves:
1. Fit – Do the gloves fit well? They should be snug but comfortable and they should not restrict your movement. Motorcycle gloves should fit like a second skin.
2. Feel – How do they feel? Can you move your fingers comfortable? Can you spread your fingers open with ease? Do you like the way the fabric feels against your skin? If you don’t like the way the gloves feel you’re less likely to wear them.
3. Construction – Is there an inseam or outer stitching; what type of material is used
in the construction? Do the gloves have venting, what type of additional protection do they have, are they long or short (above or below the wrist) and will they work for the type of riding you are going to do?
4. Padding – Is the palm area reinforced or have padding? Padding helps to alleviate numbness on long rides, absorbs vibration and offers extra protection if you were to fall.
If you’re looking for new gloves I’d recommend checking out Get Lowered Cycles. They have a large selection of gloves for men and women. My latest gloves, Speed and Strength Cross my Heart gloves, came from there and they are great!