Motorcycle Gloves

Alpinestars Andes V3 Drystar Glove Black

£99.99 Ex Tax:£99.99

The mid-season Andes v3 Drystar® glove offers effective all-weather performance and has a goat l..

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Alpinestars Atom Gloves Black

£69.99 Ex Tax:£69.99

An extremely lightweight CE certified road riding glove that incorporates leather, stretch fabric an..

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Alpinestars Atom Gloves Black White

£69.99 Ex Tax:£69.99

An extremely lightweight CE certified road riding glove that incorporates leather, stretch fabric an..

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Alpinestars Atom Gloves Black Yellow Fluo

£69.99 Ex Tax:£69.99

An extremely lightweight CE certified road riding glove that incorporates leather, stretch fabric an..

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Alpinestars Bogota Dual Sport XF Gloves Black

£109.96 Ex Tax:£109.96

The full length Bogota DrystarXF® Gloves are engineered to deliver enhanced feel and sensitivity..

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Alpinestars Boulder Goretex Gloves With Gore Grip Tech Black

£174.99 Ex Tax:£174.99

The full length Boulder Gore-Tex Gloves are engineered to deliver enhanced feel and sensitivity with..

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Alpinestars C-1 V2 Gore Windstopper Gloves Black

£89.99 Ex Tax:£89.99

The CE-certified C-1 v2 Glove incorporates a premium windstopper membrane from GORE-TEX® and a n..

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Alpinestars C-1 V2 Gore Windstopper Stella Ladies Gloves Black

£89.99 Ex Tax:£89.99

The CE-certified C-1 v2 Glove incorporates a premium windstopper membrane from GORE-TEX® and a n..

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Alpinestars Celer V3 Gloves Black

£79.99 Ex Tax:£79.99

The Celer v3 Leather Glove is a durable, short cuff, road riding glove incorporating extensive goat ..

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Alpinestars Copper Gloves Black

£42.99 Ex Tax:£42.99

Construction: Short, lightweight glove complete with urban styling, ideal for commuters. Hard kn..

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Alpinestars Copper Gloves Black Red Fluo

£42.99 Ex Tax:£42.99

Construction: Short, lightweight glove complete with urban styling, ideal for commuters. Hard kn..

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Alpinestars Copper Gloves Black White

£42.99 Ex Tax:£42.99

Construction: Short, lightweight glove complete with urban styling, ideal for commuters. Hard kn..

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Alpinestars Corozal V2 Drystar Glove Black Dark Grey White

£104.99 Ex Tax:£104.99

The Corozal v2 is a durable, multi-panel poly-fabric and leather short-cuff glove incorporating Alpi..

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Alpinestars Corozal V2 Drystar Glove Black Sand

£104.99 Ex Tax:£104.99

The Corozal v2 is a durable, multi-panel poly-fabric and leather short-cuff glove incorporating Alpi..

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Alpinestars Dyno Leather Gloves Black

£69.99 Ex Tax:£69.99

The Dyno Leather Glove is a durable, short cuff, road riding glove incorporating extensive goat leat..

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Alpinestars Dyno Leather Gloves Ecru Ruby Red

£69.99 Ex Tax:£69.99

The Dyno Leather Glove is a durable, short cuff, road riding glove incorporating extensive goat leat..

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Motorbike Gloves

Welcome to the thrilling world of motorcycle gloves, where safety meets style in every ride! In this comprehensive guide, we'll delve into the critical role that motorcycle gloves play in ensuring a safe and enjoyable riding experience. Whether you're a seasoned rider or just revving up your passion for motorcycles, understanding the importance of these seemingly simple accessories is paramount.

Safety First, Style Second: The Essential Role of Motorcycle Gloves

When it comes to motorcycle gear, helmets and jackets often steal the spotlight. However, one should never underestimate the significance of a good pair of motorcycle gloves. Beyond being a fashion statement, these gloves are a crucial element in safeguarding your hands while navigating the open road.

Motorcycle gloves serve a dual purpose: protection and comfort. Let's start with protection. The hands are among the most exposed parts of the body during a ride, making them susceptible to injuries in the event of a fall or accident. Motorcycle gloves act as a shield, guarding your hands against abrasions, cuts, and impact injuries. Many gloves are reinforced with sturdy materials like leather, carbon fiber, or Kevlar, providing an extra layer of defense in vulnerable areas.

Apart from physical protection, motorcycle gloves enhance your grip on the handlebars. Riding demands precise control, and a secure grip is essential for maneuvering through various terrains and weather conditions. Imagine navigating a winding mountain road or cruising through city traffic with slippery hands – a recipe for disaster. Quality motorcycle gloves are designed with grip-enhancing materials, ensuring that your hands stay firmly in control, regardless of the riding conditions.

Types of Motorcycle Gloves for Every Rider's Needs

Motorcycle gloves come in various styles, each tailored to meet the specific needs and preferences of different riders. The most common types include:

1.      Full-finger Gloves: Offering comprehensive coverage, these gloves extend to cover the entire fingers. They are ideal for all-around protection and are often preferred by riders who prioritize safety.

2.      Short or Summer Gloves: Perfect for warm weather, these gloves provide protection while allowing for increased breathability. They are a popular choice for riders in hot climates.

3.      Winter or Cold-Weather Gloves: Designed to keep your hands warm in chilly conditions, these gloves often feature insulation and weather-resistant materials. They ensure that your hands stay comfortable even when the temperature drops.

4.      Off-road Gloves: If you're a fan of off-road adventures, these gloves are for you. They are built to withstand the rigors of dirt biking and provide extra protection for the knuckles and palms.

5.      Racing Gloves: For those who live life in the fast lane, racing gloves offer a sleek design with advanced features like pre-curved fingers and additional armor for maximum protection on the track.

Choosing the Right Motorcycle Gloves: A Fit for Every Rider

Selecting the right pair of motorcycle gloves is a personal journey that involves considering various factors. Fit, material, style, and intended use all play a crucial role in determining the perfect gloves for you.

1.      Fit: The importance of a proper fit cannot be overstated. Ill-fitting gloves can compromise your ability to control the bike and reduce the effectiveness of the protection they offer. Look for gloves that snugly fit your hands without being too tight or restrictive.

2.      Material: Motorcycle gloves come in a range of materials, each with its unique set of characteristics. Leather is a popular choice for its durability and abrasion resistance, while textile gloves often provide better breathability. Some gloves even combine both materials for optimal comfort and protection.

3.      Style: While safety should be the top priority, there's no harm in wanting a pair of gloves that complements your riding style. From classic black leather gloves to high-tech racing designs, there's a style to suit every rider's taste.

4.      Intended Use: Consider your riding habits and the conditions you'll be facing. If you're a year-round rider, investing in a versatile pair that can handle various weather conditions is essential. Those who lean towards off-road adventures might prioritize gloves with extra knuckle protection.

Maintaining Your Motorcycle Gloves for Longevity

To ensure the longevity and effectiveness of your motorcycle gloves, proper care is essential. Here are some tips to keep your gloves in top-notch condition:

1.      Regular Cleaning: Depending on the material, clean your gloves regularly to remove dirt, sweat, and other contaminants. Follow the manufacturer's instructions for cleaning and care.

2.      Storage: Store your gloves in a cool, dry place to prevent mold and mildew. Avoid exposing them to direct sunlight for extended periods, as this can lead to material degradation.

3.      Avoiding Moisture: Wet gloves not only feel uncomfortable but can also compromise their protective qualities. If your gloves get wet, allow them to air-dry thoroughly before using them again.

4.      Inspect for Damage: Before each ride, inspect your gloves for any signs of wear, tear, or damage. Pay attention to stitching, seams, and any protective features that may have been compromised.

Gear Up for a Safer Ride with Motorcycle Gloves

In the vast landscape of motorcycle accessories, gloves stand out as a fundamental component that blends safety, functionality, and style. Whether you're a casual rider or a hardcore enthusiast, investing in the right pair of motorcycle gloves is a decision that can significantly impact your riding experience.

As you explore the diverse world of motorcycle gloves, keep in mind that your safety is paramount. Opt for gloves that not only look good but also provide the protection your hands deserve. From the thrill of the open road to the challenging terrain of off-road trails, the right pair of motorcycle gloves is your reliable companion, ensuring that every ride is a safe and exhilarating adventure. So, gear up, grip those handlebars, and hit the road with the confidence that comes from knowing your hands are well-protected in the stylish embrace of quality motorcycle gloves.

Check out the full range of motorcycle gloves including mens motorcycle gloves and ladies motorcycle gloves available online or by visiting our Darwen store today. If you have any questions regarding any of our motorbike gloves and motorcycle clothing ranges, please call our customer service team at Race Leathers at 01254 704 000 and we will be more than happy to help.