Updated: May 10
Q. What are the basic three types of gloves that have endless variations?
A. Winter Gloves , Mid-Season Gloves and Summer Gloves
Gloves are defined as a covering for the hand worn for protection against cold or dirt that typically have separate parts for each finger and the thumb.
Motorcycle gloves are also defined as such with the addition of purpose built features to include protection from environmental elements and abrasion.
What is your riders ride style?
Different ride styles include ( and not limited too) sport, cruiser, touring, enduro, motocross, cafe and bobber.
Gloves can be specific to the riders style. Typically road gloves are for road motorcyclist and off-road gloves are for off-road motorcyclist.
Where does your rider ride and what are the conditions?
Places to ride include the open road, city streets, off-road, trails etc.
Riding conditions include day, night, rain, wind, heat, snow etc.
Gloves can have specific purposes for the different conditions they are used in. For example, some gloves have high ventilation for hot conditions and others can be waterproof for extremely wet conditions such as rain. A traffic glove may have reflective surfaces for increased visibility for other drivers while an off-road glove may be sealed completely to protect from outside elements.
What kind of glove is your rider most comfortable with?
Comfort is confidence. The more comfortable and confident your glove is typically the better the rider will perform while riding.
For example, nobody wants to worry about an uncomfortable glove doing 65mph in traffic.
What brands does your rider like?
Find out what your rider likes, often times a rider has a glove or brand they are loyal to or would love to try.
Some brands include: Arai Scorpion - Icon Motorsports - Torc - Thousand - Bell - HJC - AGV - Sedici - Speed&Strength - Nolan - Bogotto