Stay Warm & Safe: Choosing the Best Winter Motorbike Gloves

Riding a motorcycle in the winter months comes with the added challenge of keeping your hands warm as well as protected. The right pair of winter motorbike gloves can make all the difference in ensuring a comfortable and safe ride. In this guide, we'll explore the key factors to consider when choosing the perfect winter gloves for when the weather starts to get properly chilly.

Why are winter motorbike gloves essential for cold weather riding?

When the weather gets cold and wet from to December to February, your regular three or mid season gloves aren't enough to keep you safe or comfortable. You need a pair that will stop your hands from being stiff and numb so you can use your bike's controls comfortably and without distraction. The solution is to gear up with a pair of thermal waterproof gloves that will keep your hands functional and warm no matter the weather you choose to ride in.

Factors affecting cost and performance of winter motorcycle gloves

Insulation Material

  • Standard insulation wadding (spongy)

  • Thinsulate wadding + high loft lining fabric

  • Primaloft Gold or Thinsulate G (best insulation, least bulk)

Waterproofing Material

  • PU coating or non-breathable membranes (clammy interior)

  • Hydratex or Drystar membranes (reliable, breathable)

  • Gore-Tex (most breathable, lifetime waterproof guarantee)

Bulkiness & Dexterity

  • Cheap insulation (bulky, reduced feel)

  • Effective insulation, added expansion panels (less bulky)

  • Effective insulation without sacrificing grip and road feel

Protection

  • Soft knuckle armor, doubled panels over palm

  • Hard knuckle armor, impact-absorbing padding on palm base

  • Hard knuckle armour, impact-absorbing panels, palm slider, wrist strap

Our top choices for thermal motorbike gloves this winter

Basic:

Spada Hunza WP Gloves: Well-priced motorcycle gloves

The Hunza are a CE Level 1 approved glove. To you, this means that they have got both road and weather protection. The material is both lightweight and comfortable so all you have to focus on is the road ahead. At this price, what's not to love?

Manufacturer Spec for Spada Hunza WP Gloves

• Stretchable Taslan, Amara combination
• Knuckle protection
• Waterproof internal lining
• Velcro strap for cuff adjustment
• CE Level 1


£31.99
£31.99
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Better:

RST Storm 2 CE Leather Gloves: Full-grain leather waterproof Winter gloves

The RST Storm 2 Gloves are warm, comfortable and waterproof Winter gloves from RST with knuckle armour and CE approval. Exactly what the RST line-up needed! The road protection is taken care of thanks to the TPU knuckle and double leather palm. Ride in comfort knowing that you will stay warm and dry thanks to the SinAqua waterproof membrane as well as thermal linings. Above all, the cut and leather quality is such that controlling the switches is easy even though these are padded gloves.

• Full-grain leather glove great for touring & commuting
• SinAqua waterproof membrane & thermal lining
• CE certified 1KP with TPU knuckle & leather palm
• Smart touch index finger & thumb for use with touch screens

Why buy the RST Storm 2 Leather motorcycle gloves?

The full-grain leather makes these gloves comfortable as well as warmer compared to textile gloves at the same price point. Additional features like the smart touch fingers and visor wiper makes these motorbike gloves stand out from the rest.

Select the right size:
XS S M L XL 2XL
Palm 6-6.5cm 7-7.5cm 8-8.5cm 9-9.5cm 10-10.5cm 11-11.5cm

Manufacturer Spec for RST Storm 2 WP CE Leather Gloves

• CE certification rating: Level 1 KP
• TPU knuckle protector
• TPR finger protection & memory foam thumb
• full-grain leather main construction
• Leather palm with silicone grips
• SinAqua waterproof membrane
• Pre-curved fingers
• Hook & Loop closure
• Index finger visor wiper
• Smart touch finger (index & thumb) for use with touch screens
• Double layer leather palm
• Reflective details


£59.99
£59.99
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Best:

Rev It! Stratos 3 Gore-Tex Gloves: Full drum-dyed leather motorbike gloves for optimal winter protection

The Rev It Stratos 3 Gore Tex winter gloves are your perfect partner for winter motorcycling. Constructed with the 100% waterproof and breathable Gore-Tex membrane, you'll remain dry on the road regardless of rain or snow. For such an insulating glove, you retain optimum control of your bike no matter where your travels take you!

  • Superior warmth: Fixed 3M Thinsulate G insulation
  • Absolute waterproofing & maximum breathability: Gore-Tex climate membrane
  • Connected: Digital finger tips on thumb & index finger
  • Protected: Seesoft knuckle armour & Temperfoam palm slider
  • Durable: Complete leather outer

Rev It! Stratos 3 GTX Gloves Details

Components:
• Goatskin drum dyed with WR finish
• PWR shell twill stretch
• Digital finger tips

Insulation:
• 3M(TM) Thinsulate(R) G: 300g over back of hand, 80g palm
• Tri-fleece lining

Protection:
• Temperfoam(R) thumb knuckle
• PWR shield at Palm
• Temperfoam(R) palm slider

Visibility:
• Reflective panels

Waterproofing & Breathability:
• GORE-TEX Z-liner

Composition:
• 46% Leather, 28% Polyamide, 22% Polyester, 4% Polyurethane

Adjustability:
• Strap at wrist with single motion closure system at cuff
• Elastic at wrist
• Long cuff length
• Certified according to the EN 13594 Standard, published in 2015 and have achieved level 1 KP rating


£159.99
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