Women’s motorcycle gloves have come a long way in recent years from the standard pink accents we’re used to seeing.
Brands have created savvier designs to cater more for women riders, without just offering smaller men’s sized glove options.
In theory gloves are unisex, however some brands have opted for a more narrow, sleek-look with female riders in mind.
Related: Best women's motorcycle jackets
While there still isn’t really enough out there to fill the demand for a wider variety of styles and designs for female riders, we’ve scoured the web to share our top women’s motorcycle gloves for you to browse.
Ranging from retro to sports gloves, take a look at our pick here:
For a short glove, we've gone to the Stella range by Alpinestars. We love the style, colour and
CE-certified Level 1
Leather and mesh construction, with perforated air-mesh panels
Hard polymer knuckle protection
Stretched zones on fingers and back of hand
Hoop and loop wrist fastening
Touch screen compatible
Poly-blend reinforcements, with foam padding, on thumb and palm
‘Perfect for a British summer’
Tested by Saffron Wilson for one year, 3449 miles
Quality 4/5, Value 5/5
But it’s not all about the sun. After all, we are in the UK. I have ridden with this pair and been caught in a light shower and can confirm my hands stayed dry and warm, and the Aquashell LTZ membrane wasn’t too constricting or hot. Plus, because of the thin membrane, you get the waterproof quality and extra warmth in a glove that isn’t bulky in the slightest.
I personally found the fit on my fingers a bit snug in length (I have long digits) but the fit across the palm fit was great, and since the fabric itself was thin and light, even on long, hot journeys, they weren’t irritating or uncomfortable. The only slight discomfort came on a particularly long ride when the Temperfoam impact protection technology in the right thumb rubbed on my knuckle a little.
I didn’t have any success the touchscreen-activating materials on the finger and thumb, either, which could be blamed on my phone’s screen protector. Overall, I think Tina 2’s simple design means they’ll be ideal to wear with a wide range of jackets. Plus, they’re also available with a bit of pink on them too.
Another addition to our collection for summer are these Elektra Lady D3Os by Furygan. They're
CE-certified D3O metacarpal protection
Hard-wearing leather construction
Double adjustable hook and loop wrist fastening
Fully perforated for maximum air flow
Additional foam and leather reinforced palms
The Sand 4 by Rev'It is designed for warmer climes, with optimal grip, ventilation and comfort at
Made from goat leather, with perforated zones
3D air-mesh ventilated backhand
PWR shell 500D stretch panels around thumb and finger joints
TPR palm slider
Touchscreen feature on thumb and index fingertips
Dainese's Nebula gloves are waterproof, made with Gore-Tex membrane and Primaloft lining making
Hard-wearing textile outer construction
Visor wipe attachment on left thumb
Touchscreen compatible (on index finger)
Adjustable wrist strap fastening
For a more retro look, Spada's Freeride Breeze gloves are pretty spot on when it comes to style
Mesh lining for controlled air flow
Pop stud fastening on wrist
Made from perforated, lightweight leather
Ideal for winter, the Ixon ladies Pro Russel gloves have a waterproof membrane and thermal lining.
Micropolar 120g insulated padded lining
Touchscreen compatible (index fingertips)
Integrated knuckle protector and palm slider
Waterproof and breathable integrated membrane
Made from polyester with synthetic suede palms
For a sportier look, why not try these RST Blade gloves. With carbon-fibre knuckle armour and a
Plus, all the panels are stitched together with bonded Nylon thread, making them extra secure. RST is a brand we trust and reviewers give these gloves 5/5 stars.
Double wrist and cuff fastening
Silicone Powergrip on fingers and palm
Finger joint protection
Carbon fibre knuckle protection
9. Held Stroke
Hailed for their great fit, Held's Stroke textile glove is waterproof with a goatskin palm and
Held-Tex waterproof windproof and breathable membrane
Hook and loop fastenings at wrist and cuff
Integrated touch-screen design
Visor wipe addition on index finger
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