“It’s Freezing Cold , I am shrinking in my riding jacket while my naked hands are falling numb “ These were the first words uttered by my friend Sri on his bike ride to the himalayas. Must be freaking crazy going out there without appropriate riding gloves.
why wear gloves when riding motorcycle ?
The answer to this would be safety. We dont want to ruin our riding experience without wearing gloves. This can not only affect your ride but also can cost you your life.
Of course we care about you and definitely don’t want to lose you riders.
Riding in cold weather can give you a hectic time especially when you are not with the proper outfit and accessories.
Choosing the right pair of gloves should also be a part of your planning.
Winter riding gloves in a hot and humid summer could be the worst decision you can ever make.
In this blog post we will discuss some of the challenges faced by any motorcyclist when it comes to riding gloves.
What are the points you need to check before buying riding gloves .
How do you choose a riding glove ? and some of the best riding gives available online.
Also a solution to you needs for a comfortable ride across any season.
Common Riding gloves challenges faced by riders across the Globe
Riding without gloves .
Any glove is better than no glove, but it’s also your ride and you can ride with anything that makes you happy and comfortable
This is definitely not recommended be it any kind of bike you are riding. This can give you wrist aches and can become really uncomfortable and strained.
It is highly advised to get yourself riding gloves that suit your comfort.
Shorter riding gloves can hurt your fingers. It can crunch your fingers and get you uncomfortable at times. Choose the ones that best fit your fingers . ensure you are getting the best fit for your riding hands.
Riding with bulky gloves can be a problem while operating the bike controls. Use plain leather gloves or rigger gloves in warm weather and switch to gloves knitted with woollen under the skin. These riding pairs can go miles with you .
Sometimes if the palms and fingers of the skin are thick, it becomes hard to feel the gripping sensation of your bike and what results is you end up applying too much force squeezing the handles.
How to Choose the perfect Riding gloves ?
Always check the material used in the gloves. Leather gloves are always handy .
Choose the perfect size that can fit to your straight hand and on fisting it should not tear or tightens up. The fingers should comfortably feel the the sense of the your grip.
Have pairs of riding gloves . A combination of short and long one. One while riding in the winter with a thick wollen underneath to beat the cold and one for the summer with a thinner lining underneath
Hopefully the above points gives you more clarity on choosing yourself the best riding gloves for your perfect ride.
Now lets go through some of the best riding gloves you can purchase online in india. I have handpicked some of the bestsellers from amazon marketplace . Let us go through each one of them and see what suits you the best.
Below is a list of top riding gloves in india.
1. Royal Enfield Retro Love Gloves, Navy
Available in all sizes
One of the perfect leather riding hand protection you can use during your rides anywhere.
You can use it during winter as it’s compatible to wear in all kinds of weather conditions.
100 percent polyester tricot lining
Reinforced faux leather patch for palm protection
Touch screen compatible – being touch screen compatible you won’t have to remove your gloves every time.
2. Royal Enfield Brown Leather Riding Gloves for Men (RRGGLH000036)
Protection features – Outer shell: Made from perforated genuine leather
Impact protection: High-density foam inserts on palms, to protect the crucial scaphoid bone
Palm protection: Reinforced sure-grip palms, sure-grip palms have micro dots of silicone bonded to the leather, which increase the grip and lengthen the life of leather
Ergonomic features: Fit: Cuff length, street fit
Soft perforated leather on the dorsal side (back of the hand) for maximum ventilation
Pre-curved finger for a better fit
Adjustable tab at cuff
3. FabSeasons Cycling, Riding, Mountain Bike, Full Finger Anti-Slip Gloves for Men and Women (Free Size, Green)
Bike riding gloves are made of elastic lycra and durable knitted fabric which is breathable and comfortable to best fit your palm.
Specially designed to support all sports lovers with most snug compression. The size is measured by circumference of the palm below the knuckle area. Pls choose the right size.
Size of this glove is Large which ideally fits for people with 8 – 9 inch size of the Palm
Adjust Biking gloves tension to your personal needs by sticky Velcro Buckle.
4. YUNTUO Full Finger Touchscreen Protective Gloves for Motor Cycle/Bike/Moto Cross/Outdoor Sports Bicycle Cycling/Racing/Driving/Riding (Green2, Medium)
Microfiber,leather lycra, nylon, extra stitching. Keeps hands warm but also breathes well
The palm part of our tactical gloves, with a wear-resistant Protective pad.
It can increase wear resistance, to prevent skidding. Wrist Velcro tape design, convenient to put on and take off and adjust the degree of tightness at the wrist
Breathable mesh fabric for enhanced air circulation and ventilation inside gloves, keeps your hand dry
Increasing the friendly touching function to the middle finger part of the glove, so you can touch your phone screen sensitively and use it conveniently.
Best Half Finger Motorcycle Bike Riding Glove for Driving, Bike Riding, Motorcycle
5. AutoStark Pro Biker Bike Riding Full Gloves (Size,Colour) Variation (XL, Blue)
Special ergonomic design with hard shell protection, taking into account aesthetics and security.
Four fingers high breathable mesh design and a rubber block sliding full protection.
Ergonomic, hand-dimensional drop resistance protective hard shell, shock-absorbing foam has a better than general protective effect.
Wrists Velcro adjustment.
These are some of the best ones you can go for a buy. Do let me know any other gloves to which i can post a review on and also drop in a comment on how did this post helped you.