Riding a motorbike with cold hands can be uncomfortable, painful or even dangerous once numbness sets in and affects your ability to use the controls. A good pair of winter motorcycle gloves can mitigate this by keeping the elements out: wind- and water-proof layers help protect your hands from the worst of the weather.
Tested by Richard Newland, for six years, 25,000 miles. Quality 5/5, Value 5/5. While many
Tested by Justin Hayzelden for two years, 6,000 miles. Quality 5/5, Value 5/5. These
Tested by Emma Franklin for six months, 3000 miles Quality 5/5, Value 5/5. They’re
4. DXR Brookite
Tested by Simon Brown for six months, 500 miles. Quality 4/5, Value 5/5. More
Tested by Ali Silcox for 4 years, 3500 miles. Quality 5/5, Value 5/5. I’ve worn these
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Tested by Saffron Wilson for 12 months, 3,300 miles. Quality 4/5, Value 5/5. I tend to
Waterproof and breathable Gore-Tex winter gloves with PU knuckle protection and tri-fleece lining
Waterproof and breathable Gore-Tex gloves with Thinsulate thermal lining
Waterproof and breathable leather riding gloves with knuckle impact protection.
These touring gloves use Alpinestars' excellent Drystar waterproof and breathable membrane. The
12. Richa Carbon
These are the top rated winter gloves on the MCN Shop by our users and they're under £45! They're
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A luxury winter glove with an impressive warmth-to-weight ratio, reinforced with waterproof
Offering plenty of weather protection for not a lot of cash, these Richa gloves are a brilliant
The OutDry membrane in these Knox gloves is bonded to the outer surface, repelling water at the
Even if it doesn't feel particularly chilly when you leave the house, the combined chill and wind blast can make your hands freeze up as speeds increase, especially on the motorway. Then, a fleece or thermal lining can trap heat inside the gloves to keep your hands from getting cold. Other features to look out for are long cuffs and something to remove rain from your visor with - either an absorbent pad or plastic wiper.
On the flipside, thick, bulky gloves can leave you feeling just as detached from the bike's controls, so it's worth seeking out a pair that balances warmth with dexterity. Luckily for those who ride a motorbike in winter, there are loads of options out there for keeping your fingers warm, and the MCN team has racked up some considerable miles and saddle time weeding out the best of the bunch. Check out our guide to three seasonand heated gloves too.
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