Why Wear Motorcycle Gloves and What To Look For

Posted: June 21, 2012 in Uncategorized

Accessories are usually the last thing enthusiasts think about when buying motorcycle gear, however these are just as important as other items of clothing. Although motorcycle gloves are not considered as mandatory gear by law, they are highly important for safety purposes.

In an impact, hands can experience serious damage including, cuts and grazes, abrasions and bruising if gloves are not worn. Wearing gloves while riding improves your control over the clutch, brakes and acceleration, especially in the rain. On a daily basis, motorcycle gloves can prevent riders from getting blisters, caused by clenching the bike handles.

It is important that riders choose gloves that are specficially designed for motorcycle use. Gloves designed for cyclists offer minimum protection against the weather and injuries; therefore it is highly recommended that riders wear gloves specifically designed for motorcyclists.

There is a vast range of gloves on the market with various protective features. To make browsing a little bit easier, consider this checklist:

What to look for

If you are unsure about what to look for in a pair of gloves, consider the following points:

  • Do they have anti-slip grip? – This will stop your hand slipping
  • Do they have padded palms? – Padded palms reduce the vibrations transferred to your hands
  • Are they available in different sizes? – Comfort is just as important as safety. You need gloves that are comfortable and secure
  • Do they come with matching motorcycle clothing?

 

Suggestions

Race Umbra Gloves

These gloves offer great comfort and security. Racer Umbra gloves have a carbon protector in the back of the hand and soft foam padding in the fingers, as well as Knox scahpoid protectors, basically sliders at the point where your hand tends to come into contact with the ground, so that your hand slides and prevents broken wrists.

 

Race Umbra Gloves

 

Dainese Sprog Gore Tex Gloves

First of all, it is worth mentioning that Dainese is one of the world’s recognised and respected motorcycle clothing brands. These exclusive gloves offer a goatskin construction, thermal Primaloft padding, thermoformed techno inserts and are completely waterproof and breathable. These gloves are ideal for extreme riders who need extra comfort and protection.

Dainese Sprog Gore-Tex Gloves

Rukka Atlas Gore-Tex Gloves

Rukka’s Altas Gore-tex gloves offer extreme comfort and support. With a combination of leather and cordura, they will fit securely.  These gloves are ideal for use  in cold and harsh weather conditions as they are fully waterproof and windproof and contain a fleece lining for added warmth. The gloves also boast knuckle and palm protection.

Rukka Atlas Gore-Tex Gloves

Like most motorcycle clothing, the basic, cheaper items are not going to protect you. It is worth paying a little bit more then you know you will be guaranteed protection, comfort and style. Furthermore, more expensive items will be more durable and will therefore last longer, saving you money in the long run. Although not required by law, motorcycle gloves are an important item and should be worn when riding.

View more motorcycle accessories at www.infinitymotorcycles.com

 

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