A motorcyclist’s wardrobe includes a few essentials, namely gloves. They ensure both your safety and your comfort. This is why they are one of the most widely used items of equipment for motorcyclists. However, it is not easy to find the right pair given the many models on the market. To make sure you make the right choice, find out what you need to consider before making the purchase.
The choice of materials
Choosing your motorcycle gloves is above all a matter of choosing between leather and textile. The former, whether made from the skin of a goat or a kangaroo, remains a noble material. It is also of interest for its great flexibility, ensuring you better movement. It is also very robust. Indeed, leather gloves are abrasion resistant, something you will have to face regularly. Textile gloves are interesting for their price. If you’re looking for an economical model, nothing beats textile gloves. They also offer the same protection as leather gloves. With an advantage in addition to a great resistance under the rain. Indeed, textile is a fabric that throats less water.
In short, whether leather or textile motorcycle gloves, each has its advantages. The choice depends mainly on your preferences. To make sure you don’t make a mistake when buying, don’t hesitate to ask your supplier for advice.
The season of use
In general, your choice of gloves should depend on the season you wish to wear them. Indeed, each season has its own characteristics. Are you planning to drive in winter? The ideal is to choose a pair of gloves with a high level of insulation. Also make sure they can protect your hands from the rain. In this case, models with a waterproof membrane are to be preferred. Do you want to ride in the off-season? Insulation will not be necessary. On the contrary, it will become annoying for your hands. Protection against the rain remains essential. Moreover, if your gloves serve you for the summer, it is advisable to choose models whose capacity can refresh your hands. This allows you to enjoy a better driving experience. Make sure, however, that the gloves ensure your safety.
With or without a cuff?
While at first glance the cuff is mainly an aesthetic aspect, it offers many advantages. Covering part of your forearms, it improves protection against cold and rain. Gloves with a long cuff are therefore most often used in winter and mid-season. They are also mandatory during a competition. If you plan to participate in any competition, you will need to buy a pair of gloves with a cuff. One of the reasons for this is their tear resistance.