The Ultimate Guide to: Selecting the Right Motorcycle Gloves

Updated on July 11, 2024

The Importance of Motorcycle Gloves

Alright, let's talk gloves. They’re not just an accessory; they’re crucial for keeping your hands protected on the road. Good gloves shield you from the elements, give you a better grip, and keep your hands from becoming fatigued. Choosing the right pair is about comfort, protection, and performance, so let’s break down what you need to know.

Choosing the Right Material

When it comes to motorcycle gloves, the material can make a huge difference. If you ride in Western Washington, the wet climate may make a leather glove less practical than a textile glove with a waterproof layer. So, how do you choose the right material?

Here’s the lowdown:

  • Leather: If you’re after durability and top-notch protection, leather gloves are the way to go. They mold to your hands over time, offering a custom fit. While they can cost more, they’re perfect for long rides and handle a variety of weather conditions.
  • Textile: These gloves are lightweight and breathable—great for those hot summer rides. They often come with features like waterproofing and insulation. Not as tough as leather, but they’re versatile and usually easier on the wallet.
  • Synthetic: Neoprene or Gore-Tex gloves are excellent for water resistance and windproofing. They’re ideal for wet or cold weather rides but offer little crash protection. They are a great choice to complement your existing leather or textile gloves.

Finding the Perfect Fit

Is fit really that important? Absolutely. If a glove doesn’t fit properly, you won’t want to wear it. That’s why a proper fit is crucial for comfort and protection.

Here’s how to ensure your gloves fit just right:

  • Measure Your Hand: Wrap a tape measure around the widest part of your hand (excluding the thumb). Use the manufacturer’s sizing chart to find your size.
  • Try Them On: If you can, try the gloves on. They should fit snugly without cutting off circulation. Make sure you can easily operate your bike’s controls. Remember to try both hands, because sometimes one hand might not fit as well as the other.
  • Adjustability: Look for gloves with adjustable straps or Velcro closures. This allows you to fine-tune the fit and keep the gloves secure during your ride.

Additional Features to Consider

These extra features can make a big difference when you’re out on the road:

  • Waterproofing: Essential for riding in the rain. Keeps your hands dry and comfortable.
  • Insulation: Keeps your hands warm during cold rides. Look for gloves with thermal lining.
  • Reflective Material: Enhances visibility in low-light conditions, increasing safety.
  • Armor: Some gloves come with built-in armor for added protection. Look for features like hard knuckles and reinforced palms.
  • Heating Elements: Important for riders who like to ride year-round. Heating elements complement waterproofing and insulation for a comfortable ride.

Explore Our Collection

Ready to find your perfect pair of gloves? Check out the wide selection at Eagle Leather's Motorcycle Gloves Collection. Whether you need leather, textile, or synthetic gloves, we’ve got you covered. Find the gloves that’ll make your ride more comfortable and safe.

By considering these factors, you’ll ensure your gloves offer the comfort and protection you need. Remember, motorcycle gloves are vital for your safety—choose wisely!

Stay safe out there and keep riding!
- Mike

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