best gauntlet motorcycle gloves

Entry-Level

Priced under $150.

Mid-Range

Priced $150 - $250.

REV’IT! Quantum 2

High-End

Priced $250+.

Rev’It Dominator GTX Gloves

Key Specs

Protection Features:

• Outer Shell: cowhide, goatskin, PU coated fabric

• Protection: TPU hard-shell palm slider, EVA foam, PWR|shield knit, TPU hard-shell little finger protector, TPU hard-shell knuckle

Ergonomic Features:

• Fit: race fit

• Adjustability: adjustment strap, adjustment tab

• Ventilation: ventilation panels

• Features: outside stitching, stretch lips, elastic, regular cuff

Protection & Safety

• EVA foam provides protection throughout the gloves

• TPU armor added to the protection of the little finger and the knuckles

• TPU hard-shell palm slider for added protection and to eliminate abrasion concerns in a slide

Key Specs

• Drum-dyed goatskin leather

• Single leather panel reinforces side of the hand to palm

• Polyurethane slider on the palm and joints of the fingers

• Dainese branding on wrist closure

• Impact-absorbing soft inserts

• Elasticated insert on thumb and fingers

• Micro-injection reinforcement on the palm

• Pre-curved fingers

• Gloves certified to CE – Cat. II – EN 13594/2015 Standard Category II Level 1

Protection & Safety

• Hard TPU over finger joints, knuckles

• Double wrist closure to keep the bones of the wrist aligned and stable during impact

• Multiple slide zones and padding zones

• Bottom layer of the palm is one single panel all the way out to the blade edge of the hand, increasing structural stability.

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Key Specs

• Goat leather backhand and palm construction

• Fully perforated backhand, fingers and thumb

• Pre-curved fingers for increased comfort

• Reversed seam finger construction

• Leather palm, thumb and fourth finger overlay

• Microfiber palm overlay

• Accordion stretch paneling across fingers and thumb

• Hook and loop wrist strap and cuff closure

• Touchscreen compatible index finger and thumb

Protection & Safety

• TPR ulna protector on gauntlet cuff

• Carbon fiber knuckle, heel slider and finger protectors

• Goatskin leather is soft and comfortable, as well as highly abrasion resistant

Key Specs

Fit:

• Runs slightly small, order the larger size if you are between sizes

Features:

• Drum-dyed goatskin leather

• Sheepskin leather at palm for added tactile feel

• Reinforcement in goatskin between thumb, index, and palm

• Carbon fiber over knuckles

• DCP system at fourth finger

• Single leather panel reinforces side of the hand to palm

• Polyurethane slider on the palm and joints of the fingers

• Dainese branding on wrist closure

• Impact-absorbing soft inserts

• Elasticated insert on thumb and fingers

• Micro-injection reinforcement on the palm

• Pre-curved fingers

• Thermoplastic resin slider on fourth finger

• Perforation at fourchettes

• Gloves certified to CE – Cat. II – EN 13594/2015 Standard Category II Level 1

Protection & Safety

• These gloves feature a full drum-dyed goatskin construction so no square inch of the glove will sacrifice slide resistance

• The knuckles of these gloves are reinforced with real carbon fiber (many companies will put a TPU panel with a carbon wrap, this is the real deal)

• Sliders can be found on the palms and finger joints for further abrasion resistance in the event of a ‘hands first slide

• Having an official safety certification is always nice, these gloves are certified to CE – Cat. II – EN 13594/2015 Standard Category II Level 1 – meaning that they have gone through the wringer to prove their worth

Key Specs

Supple and durable full-grain bovine leather main construction

Localized perforations on palm and backhand

Ventilated fourchettes

Ergonomic engineered leather reinforcements on the palm and outer hand landing zones provide maximum abrasion resistance in key impact zones

Ergonomic stretch insert on palm

Pre-curved finger construction reduces rider fatigue

Molded knuckle protection air intakes and exhaust ports for improved hand ventilation

Protection & Safety

Alpinestars Dynamic Friction Shield (DFS) knuckle protection system features dual density mold construction for superior resistance to repeated impacts

Internal top surface hand and thumb lining made with DuPont™ Kevlar® fiber fabric

Alpinestars patented third and fourth finger bridge prevents finger roll separation in the event of a slide

Alpinestars Dynamic Friction Shield (DFS) knuckle protection system features dual density mold construction for superior resistance to repeated impacts

REV’IT! Quantum 2

Key Specs

Protection Features:

• Outer shell: cowhide | goatskin | synthetic PU leather | 3D air mesh

• Lining: tri-fleece liner

• Composition: 72% leather, 15% polyester, 13% polyurethane

• Protection: TPU hard-shell knuckle | TPU hard-shell little finger protector | TPU hard-shell palm slider | TPU hard-shell thumb protector | TPU Cuff protector | Temperfoam ® finger knuckles | safety stitching

• Visibility: Reflection at little finger

Ergonomic Features:

• Fit: sport fit

• Adjustability: wrist and cuff adjustment system

• Ventilation: zones of perforation

• Features: outside stitching | long cuff | textured grip and control panel | stretch fourchettes

Protection & Safety

• TPU hard-shell knuckle | TPU hard-shell little finger protector | TPU hard-shell palm slider | TPU hard-shell thumb protector | TPU Cuff protector | Temperfoam ® finger knuckles | safety stitching

• Outer shell: cowhide | goatskin | synthetic PU leather | 3D air mesh

Alpinestars GP Pro R3

Key Specs

• Mix of cow and goat leather with kangaroo leather on the palm

• Outer seam palm construction

• Long cuff

• Hard knuckle

• Knuckle panel perforated gusset for better ventilation

• Print on finger

• Finger bridge

• Double closure system with Cuff DFS protection

• Side reinforcements with palm hard slider

• Accordion panels in leather on fingers thumb and backhand to increase fit and direct comfort

• Thumb and palm reinforcement for a superior grip

• TPU finger protection

• Soft padding protection on fingertips

• Ergonomic stretch insert on palm

• CE certified CAT II Level 2

Protection & Safety

The protection offered by the Bryce Gore-Tex is exactly what riders have come to expect from Alpinestars in safe yet comfortable armor.

• Armored knuckles with a panel of perforations for better ventilation for added grip

• Armor on the gantlet for added abrasion protection in the event of a slide

• Side reinforcements with a palm slider

Key Specs

• Highly abrasion-resistant kangaroo leather palm

• DuPont CORDURA (100% polyamide), leather detailed back lining

• Waterproof compartment with Pique-Push-Pull lining

• Unlined, non-waterproof compartment

• GORE-TEX membrane (100% polyester with 100% polyurethane coating)

• GORE-TEX 2in1 technology (1 waterproof chamber, 1 unlined non-waterproof chamber)

• VELCRO® brand closures adjustment at wrists & cuffs

• Visor wipe on index finger

• Elasticated leather panels on back, thumb & fingers (100% polyamide)

• Perforated leather back

• Perforated hand for maximum ventilation, feel and comfort

• Hard plastic knuckle protection

• SUPERFABRIC reinforcement on edge of hand

• 3M SCOTCHLITE reflectors

Protection & Safety

• SuperFabric on the palm heel, ring finger outer, and pinky finger edge provide maximum abrasion resistance

• Molded TPU knuckles are also vented to force cooling air down around your hand

• Double fasteners, velcro and strap, ensure the glove stays on

• Full Cordura accordion flex zones provide protection even where other gloves might not

Dainese Full Metal 6

Key Specs

Protection:

• Carbon fiber inserts at the joints of the fingers and the head of the ulna bone

• Composite inserts in carbon fiber and titanium on the knuckles and back

• DCP system on little finger

• External thermoplastic resin inserts on side of little finger

• Gloves certified to CE – Cat. II – PrEN 13594 Standard lev. 1

• One single leather panel to the size of the hand

• Polyurethane insert on the palm

• Quadruple elastication between knuckles and back of the hand

• Reinforced leather palm

• Reinforced preformed cuff construction

Ergonomics and Comfort:

• Aramid fiber stitching

• Drum-dyed goatskin leather super soft palm

• Goatskin Leather

• Internal reinforcements with aramid fiber jersey

•Adjustable cuff strap

• Elasticated inserts

• Micro-injection reinforcement on the palm

• Microelastic elasticated inserts

• Palm Super Touch in goatskin

• Pre-curved fingers

• Precurved wrist

• Tightening strap

Other Features:

• Cover on the tightening strap

• Elasticated cuff inserts

• Soft inserts

Protection & Safety

The protection in Dainese Full Metal 6 sounds like something from a futuristic movie but here it is…

• Carbon fiber inserts at the finger joints and at the head of the ulna bone, (that’s basically the outside bone in your lower arm where it meets your wrist) work as a suit of armor

• Knuckles and back of the hand are covered by carbon fiber and titanium inserts and there is a polyurethane insert to protect the palm

• Little finger is protected by the DCP system and an external thermoplastic resin insert

• Gauntlet cuff is reinforced and pre-curved for added safety

• Overall, these gloves are certified to CE – Cat. II – PrEN 13594 Standard Level 1