Hands On Motorcycle Glove Reviews For 20+ Years. We Crash, Scrape & Beat Gloves Up So You Don’t Have To.

We all agree that our hands are important and that protecting them is absolutely vital when you spend time riding a motorcycle for fun. It befuddles us that in this day and age we still see people flying down the road on their bikes with bare hands and a lack of any real safety gear at all. Idiots.

Not us. We take protecting our precious hands seriously which is why the team here at wBw has been testing motorcycle gloves for over twenty years. We don’t just unpack them or do a quick internet search. We put them through their paces in the real world for extended periods of time. The average review takes us six weeks and there are no shortcuts. That’s because in addition to their primary job of protecting a riders hands from injury in the case of an accident, gloves also have to deal with all sorts of weather conditions, day to day scenarios like going to the store to pick up groceries or riding 100 miles on the open highway in the rain. They need to avoid getting hands sweaty in hot weather riding climates and be able to provide good grip to make controlling a bike easier.

At wBw we believe no single pair of gloves is perfect. We test gloves and other gear to help you understand the pros and cons of each pair and to better understand which trade offs you’re ok with given your situation and which are not. Take some time to read our reviews and we hope you find the right gloves for your riding needs.

Motorcycle Glove Brands

Most riders don’t realize just how many motorcycle glove brands exist. As you can see from the list below we’ve tested a lot of gloves from a lot of manufacturers in our twenty plus years of testing gear. Below, we have listed all the glove brands we have tested, you can simply click on the link to see all the reviews we have conducted for each brand.

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Recent Reviews

In this section you will find all our recent hands on motorcycle glove reviews

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Three Sub-$50.00 Motorcycle Gloves The old adage “You get what you pay for” keeps coming to mind with this sampling of Olympia motorcycle gloves. It’s difficult to pick a favorite in this bunch because each pair has at least one serious flaw. But another old adage may be appropriate: “Some protection is 100% better than …

Rev’it Ultra H20 Gloves NOTE:  This article was originally entitled “Rev’it Ultimate Gloves” in error.  The Ultra H20 gloves are a brand-new release for fall of 2005. The new Rev’it “Ultra H20” glove is an update of the original “Ultra” glove (previously reviewed on webBikeWorld), which was did not have a waterproof lining. The original …

Too Light for Summer? Question: Where is the crossover point between the ability to protect and lightweight comfort? We searched for the lightest-weight summer motorcycle gloves we could find in 2015 that could still reasonably be called motorcycle gloves. We found the bleeding edge — pun intended — of that not-so-fine line between protection and …

REV’IT! Inferno Gloves Rev’it makes a wide variety of motorcycle gloves, several of which have been reviewed on webBikeWorld over the last few years (see the right-hand column of this page for a listing). Although Rev’it does make a nice-looking “race” style glove (the Stealth), most of their gloves seem to be designed for the …

Rev’it GTX Gloves Preview Rev’it GTX Gloves The Rev’it Bastion GTX gloves represent the top-of-the-line for Fall/Winter 2010. These are the highest-tech gloves I’ve ever seen, incorporating Schoeller Dynamic and Nanosphere fabrics; goat hide with a water-resistant coating and 1000 denier Cordura rip-stop with a Teflon coating. Superfabric is used over the knuckles for abrasion …

Summer Motorcycle Gloves 2007 A never-ending supply of motorcycle gloves flood the dealers’ shelves each year in every style, color and shape imaginable. So why, in the midst of this bounty, is it so hard to find the “perfect” glove? Choosing a pair of summer motorcycle gloves is even more difficult due to the the …

Velocity Gear 2009 Motorcycle Gloves wBW 2009 Velocity Gear Motorcycle Glove Reviews ▪ Velocity Gear Exhibition Pro Gloves ▪ Velocity Gear Prodigy Gloves ▪ Velocity Gear Formula Gloves ▪ Velocity Gear Metalwear Gloves ▪ 2009 Velocity Gear Motorcycle Gloves Overview The folks at Velocity Gear are at it again, this time with a completely updated glove line for the 2009-2010 model …

Penny Tech: Making Tight Gloves Fit Here’s a trick to help to make a pair of too-tight gloves fit more comfortably. You may have found a particular brand or model of motorcycle glove that fits your hands perfectly. If so, you’re lucky and you don’t need this article. But if you’re like most of us, …

Soft, Waterproof Women’s Gloves: A Redux This is the third in a series of women’s motorcycle clothing reviews I’m doing, focused on Spidi motorcycle gear. Burn did a review of the men’s version of the Avant Garde gloves almost exactly one year ago in March of 2016. This review of the “Lady” version is meant …

Inexpensive Winter Gloves From Pilot The Pilot Obsidian gloves have just about every feature you need for winter, all at a great price. Materials used include about 40% soft leather and 60% textile. There’s a big carbon fiber main knuckle protector and a secure wrist strap. Touch-sensitive overlays are included for working that smartphone. The …

Sport/Street Gloves for Women and Men The Spidi STS-R gloves come in a variety of colors for women and men. They’re racy looking and the price seems reasonable for all the features they have. They are also very comfortable, well constructed and have technical features, but there’s something missing: a wrist retention strap. When I think of …

Gore-Tex, Waterproof, CE Certified “Handschuhe” The iXS “Vidar” gloves may look fairly basic but the details and execution are what make the difference. First off, the Gore-Tex waterproof guarantee is the headliner here. But there’s a lot more than that… The Vidar gloves are not heavily lined, so they’re not necessarily designed for ultra-cold weather. But they are …

Motorcycle Gloves by Oregonians? HMK designs and sells outdoor gear, specializing in winter sports like snowmobiling. The company recently started developing a line of motorcycle-related products. The small lineup includes motorcycle gloves and some crossover products such as protectors, backpacks and goggles. There are even a few HMK-branded off-road helmets now available. HMK is an …

Summer Gloves With Questionable Protection I’ve been on a quest. This time, it’s in search of the perfect summer motorcycle gloves. But I’m not sure if the perfect pair really does exist. Sure, there are plenty of textile mesh or perforated leather choices. But I haven’t really found anything that offers the winning combination of protection and …

BOA System and 15-Way CE Protection The Knox Orsa gloves are cool and comfortable for summer, with all the protective features you’d expect from Knox. They’re CE certified to EN13594:2012 for everything from Design and Construction to the pH value of the leather. The certification also includes abrasion resistance; impact resistance with the Knox SPS …

We have reviewed hundreds of gloves over the years at WBW so we know a thing or two about which glove brands our editors love. We also see the analytics on the site too so we know which brands get the most views and attention from our readers. Between consumer interest, our editor’s opinions and generally who we think is really innovating in the glove space, here are the most popular brands at the moment.

Alpinestars Gloves

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Alpinestars makes technical, high performance protective gear for Motorcycle, Motocross, and Auto Racing and more recently for action sports like Adventure/Touring, Mountain Biking and Cycling.

It all started in 1963 when a leather craftsman by the name of Sante Mazzarolo began creating the first Alpinestars branded products.

At that time a new sport called motocross was establishing itself. Low and behold Mazzarolo invented a new type of footwear that would meet the protective needs and demands of this beautiful yet brutal form of athleticism. Alpinestars is top of the heap when it comes to quality motorcycle gloves and their range is huge with gloves for everything from everyday street use all the way to the top of motorcycle racing elite in MotoGP.

Helpful Links: Read Our Alpinestars Gloves Reviews.

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Joe Rocket Gloves

Motorcycle gloves find the right balance between comfort, control and protection. It is one thing to have a glove that protects you but it is another to have a glove that protects you AND makes controlling your motorcycle easy. That’s where Joe Rocket gloves excel.

The other area of excellence for Joe Rocket is affordability and price point. They really make great gloves that are reasonably priced and can be purchase by all budgets. Making their gloves so accessible is a big deal which is why we’re big fans.

Helpful Links: Read Our Joe Rocket Glove Reviews.

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Held Gloves

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For 70 years the privately own Held brand has made awesome gear for motorcycle riders.

Despite being one of the most respected manufacturers in the motorcycle clothing and accessories sector, Held remains a family business made up of passionate bikers, still with its headquarters in the same picturesque Alpine town of Burgberg in Germany.

Our friends at RevZilla think that Held motorcycle gloves to be the best in the world and we happen to agree that they are up there with the best. Most of their gloves are over $100 (sometimes way more) but can be found on sale every now again. If you are looking for awesome gloves, don’t forget to check Held out.

Helpful Links: Read Our Held Gloves Reviews.

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Dainese

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“Dainese uses innovation and new technology to create protective gear and clothing for motorcycle, bike, equestrian and winter sports” according to the Dainese official website.

Started in 1972 the team there makes not only motorcycle boots but all types of other protective gear (back protectors, gloves, airbags and more). A very focused R&D outfit, Dainese was the first to develop a super cool instant-deployment airbag suit and jacket system – it basically blows up like an inflatable balloon to protect you in a crash.

Dainese gloves are durable, high quality and at the premium end of the market. With a massive range of gloves they cover every riding type and glove style. It is no surprise that Dainese gloves end up near the top of our best of lists, they just make awesome gear, consistently every year.

Helpful Links: Read Our Dainese Gloves Reviews.

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Icon

Icon gloves

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Makers of Helmets, Jackets, Gloves, Pants, Footwear the team at Icon is one of the largest street based protective motorcycle apparel brands in the world.

Founded in 2002, ICON exploded onto the scene with unabashed attitude – maybe that’s why we love them so much. They focus on the modern performance rider who rides in the real world of messed up roads. Their core mission is “protecting riders whenever and however we can, knowing that reckoning day is coming for all of us”.  That’s why Icon gloves are rugged and top quality. We love the price point of Icon because they are affordable for most riders, definitely a fan favorite for sure.

Helpful Links: Read Our Icon Gloves Reviews.

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REVIT

REV'IT Gloves

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With a focus on innovation and well designed motorcycle clothing, REV’IT knows how to make cool clothing and gear.

We’ve often described REV’IT as a company that “gets it”. Their focus on motorcycle gloves shows they know riders really well.  We love for example that most of the gloves are constructed with seasonality in mind, which most riders know make a huge difference.

While REV’IT has a broad range of gloves we’ve found they do their best work with daily street riding and touring applications. Their winter gloves are also strong too.

Helpful Links: Read Our REV’IT Gloves Reviews.

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