After a new pair of motorcycle gloves for the winter, but are too spoilt for choice? Look no further: here are the five best gloves for riding this winter.
With the winds turning colder, now might be the best time to think about warmer gear.
Protecting exposed skin from the extremities of winter is essential, and while layering is integral for winter-riding, it’s important to factor your choice of glove into the equation. Often a rider’s afterthought, your hands bare most of the weather's brunt as they are positioned the furthest away from your body, and are at most risk of freezing over while you’re steering!
To help you decide which pair would best fit your needs, we've put together a comprehensive list of the best gloves to worn this winter season, whether you prioritise protection, heating or budget above all else when your shopping.
As can be seen from the below points, there are lots of reasons why it’s sensible to invest in the best winter motorcycle gloves you can afford. It’s likely to make a massive difference to your winter riding and provide additional comfort – especially if you’re commuting on a motorcycle during the coldest times of the day. Your hands will thank us later...
Rukka Argosaurus Gore-Tex Gloves SALE £199.99
➤ Full-grain leather gloves with Gore-Tex waterproof/breathable liner.
➤ Titanium knuckle protection and palm sliders.
➤ Top-touch sensitivity for perfect control with Gore-Tex X-Trafit technology.
Rukka is a huge name in motorcycling, thanks to its high-quality, long-lasting products designed to protect you on the road.
The Argosaurus gloves exemplify this, being a top-range leather sports glove fitted with Gore-Tex X-Trafit technology. This essentially means the layers of the glove are securely combined for complete water and windproofing while being very breathable. Titanium protection at the knuckles and palm sliders provide incredible abrasion resistance and protection should you fall, while a convenient shield wiper on the left thumb lets you clean your visor on the go.
You can own the Rukka Argosaurus Gore-Tex gloves TOMORROW with free next day delivery (Mon-Thurs before 3pm) for just £199.99 in-store and online.
Bering Loky CE Gore-Tex Gloves RRP £129.99
➤ Leather/Textile gloves with Gore-Tex waterproof/breathable lining and thermal cotton lining.
➤ Hard shell with Amara palm armour and knuckle protection.
➤ Cuff fitting and touchscreen index finger.
If you're after a reasonably priced glove that will protect your hands on longer journeys, the Bering Loky gloves will be just up your street. Made from a combination of goat leather and softshell textile, these durable gloves have an Amara palm reinforcement, external knuckle protection and reflective detailing to protect you during Winter's early nights.
The Loky gloves have a 100% waterproof Gore-Tex membrane that allows your hands to breathe and stay completely dry throughout your journey, while the 120g cotton thermal lining insulates your body heat. On top of that, the gloves have a double adjustable fastening system that secures your hands, while the touchscreen compatible index finger allows you to operate a comms unit or a GPS device with ease.
The Bering Loky Gore-Tex gloves are available today for just £129.99 in-store and online.
Racer Silk Inner Gloves RRP £13.99
➤ Made from 100% silk.
➤ Ideal as a thermal lining within a hardshell glove.
➤ Flexible and unrestrictive.
Already own a pair of waterproof gloves but think they could be warmer? These silk gloves by Racer could be the answer: designed to be worn underneath a more durable and protective outer glove, these inner gloves are slim, flexible, provide additional warmth similar to a thermal, and comfortable to wear for long periods of time.
They’re also an economical choice and can be combined with your summer gloves for additional insulation rather than spend a premium on a winter-specific glove.
The Racer Silk gloves are a perfect add-on to your basket for just £13.99 in-store and online.
Keis G601 Heated Touring Gloves RRP £199.99
➤ Leather glove with Hipora waterproof and breathable membrane.
➤ 12V powered heating with 3 easy-to-operate thermal settings.
➤ CE approved knuckle armour and scaphoid palm guard.
To combat the briskest Monday mornings and Winter's harsh chill, Keis offer the very best in heating technology to keep your hands warm and comfortable throughout your journey.
Their latest glove, the G601, is a heavy-duty leather glove with a Micro Carbon Fibre heating system. This can be powered either by your bike's battery (12V minimum), an optional battery pack or one of Keis' own battery that can fit seamlessly into the cuff and is controlled via a button conveniently placed at the back of the wrist, allowing you to easily operate while riding.
Even without this heating, the gloves themselves are packed with a number of impressive features that justify the price-tag. Flexible yet hard armour across the knuckles and a new Scaphoid guard at the palm provide fantastic protection for your hand. A 3M Thinsulate layer and a Hipora waterproof membrane make the gloves resistant to wind and water, while a handy visor wipe can be found on the left index finger.
You can PRE-ORDER the new Keis G601 Touring gloves for £199.99 in-store and online. Expected date: End of October.
Richa Arctic Gore-Tex Gloves RRP £119.99
➤ Leather/Textile gloves with Gore-Tex waterproof/breathable membrane and inner thermal lining.
➤ CE approved knuckle armour and palm sliders.
➤ Comfort stretch panels and double velcro cuff.
If weatherproofing is the most important aspect of a Winter Glove, then Richa Arctic Gore-Tex gloves rank among the best!
Designed for combatting the cold and treacherous, these Richa gloves boast a totally waterproof Gore-Tex lining that seals out the weather while an inner thermal lining keeps your hands well insulates throughout your journey. Made from a mixture of goat and cow leather with comfort stretch Keprotec, the Arctic's are super comfortable to wear while CE-approved knuckle armour and palm sliders provide effective abrasion resistance. Stretch panels and a velcro cuff fasting provide long-lasting comfort.
The Richa Arctic Gore-Tex gloves are available today for just £119.99 in-store and online.
Oxford Montreal 1.0 Waterproof Gloves RRP £44.99
➤ Textile glove with waterproof Rainseal technology.
➤ Moulded knuckle protection and reflective panels.
➤ It costs less than £50!
For riders who are after a budget alternative but still want all the benefits of a waterproof glove should consider the Oxford Montreal gloves.
These leather and textile gloves, part of Oxford's fantastic Montreal range, are packed with features that make for an effective winter glove: a waterproof membrane, moulded knuckle protection and 3M reflective panelling for visibility in the dark. The Oxford Montreals also have a suede visor wipe, a full leather palm for added grip and accordion stretch panels for flexibility.
Available instore and online, you can purchase the Oxford Montreal 1.0 gloves for only £44.99.
As can be seen from the above points, there are lots of reasons why it’s sensible to invest in the best winter motorcycle gloves you can afford. It’s likely to make a massive difference to your winter riding and provide additional comfort – especially if you’re commuting on a motorcycle during the coldest times of the day.
With hugely competitive prices and offers, buying from Infinity could save you money on the best quality motorcycle gloves on the market. Plus, our Club Infinity points let you make even bigger savings when you buy from us. To find out more and make use of our expert team, contact us, or browse the rest of our Winter Motorcycle Glove range.
Winter riding can be treacherous, so make sure you have the right gear. If you need boots, check out our Best Winter Motorcycle Boots.
This article was written by Jonah Son, Digital Marketing Executive at Infinity Motorcycles.