10 point checklist for choosing motorcycle riding gloves

Now that you've considered your riding style and safety needs, it's time to dive into the selection process. Here's a step-by-step guide to help choosing motorcycle gloves:

  1. Size Matters - Measure your hand's circumference & finger length and compare it to the brand's sizing chart. Different brands may have slightly different sizing, so don't rely solely on your usual glove size. Check out our article on ‘Finding Your Glove Size’ in detail before ordering a pair.

  2. Quality Materials - Look for gloves made from high-quality materials like leather or durable textiles. Premium materials ensure your gloves last longer and provide better protection. The cheapest pair of gloves might not work out to be as cheap in the long run, as a good quality pair of gloves.

  3. Fit Like a Glove - Gloves that fit perfectly enhance your riding experience. They should feel snug but not constricting. Make sure your fingers have enough room to move and control the handlebars. A good fit will support your hands and reduce fatigue.

  4. Protection is Key - Check for features like reinforced knuckles, finger protection, padding on the palms, and wrist closures. These elements contribute to better protection in case of an accident.

  5. Weather Considerations - Think about the weather conditions you'll be riding in. Hot weather demands good ventilation, while cold weather requires insulation. If you're riding in different conditions, consider having multiple pairs of gloves.

  6. Check the Grip - The gloves should offer a good grip on the handlebars and controls. Look for gloves with textured palms or materials that enhance grip.

  7. Read Reviews - Before making a decision, read reviews from other riders. Real-world experiences can provide valuable insights into the gloves' comfort, durability, and performance. Keep in mind that different riders have different requirements, so try to find reviews, which have reviewed gloves in similar conditions as you intend using.

  8. Consider Your Budget - Riding gloves come in a range of prices. While investing in quality gloves is important, buying a pair of affordable motorcycle gloves is better than not wearing gloves at all. Keep in mind that good gloves work out cheaper than road rash, in the unfortunate event of a crash.

  9. Style Statement - Lastly, don't forget to consider your personal style. Riding gloves come in various designs and colours. Choose gloves that not only protect you but also reflect your personality. Because, after all, we all want to look good on our bikes!

  10. Additional Nice-to-have features - Top brands for motorcycle gloves don’t just offer grip, comfort and protection, they also come with some nice addons; which make a great difference in real world riding conditions.

    • Touch sensitivity allows you to use your phone without removing your gloves. This little feature makes life so much easier, because you needn’t keep removing your gloves to operate your smartphone.
    • Gloves also come with a visor wiper on the finger, allowing you to wipe away the rainwater, which is incredible while riding in the monsoons.
    • Reflective bits on the glove add to safety when riding around in low visibility conditions. 

Ride Away

Now that you have found that perfect pair of gloves, it is time to hop onto the saddle and enjoy a ride where you feel completely in control and ready to wrestle the motorcycle. If after reading this buying guide for motorcycle gloves, you are still left with a question; then contactus@viaterragear.com, we will be happy to help you out!