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Tuk Tested What Does Tuk Tested Mean? These gloves have been tested more thoroughly than any other piece of gear in WBW history to date (that I’m aware of). I just returned from a 5600-mile adventure ride while using the Atomic gloves mostly on the way home because the weather turned very hot in that …

Worth The Money? Rukka’s Virium Gore-Tex X-Trafit gloves are premium quality, adjustable, lightweight and appear to be built to last. They have a very effective layer of waterproof Gore-Tex meshed with nylon textile, polyester, suede and elastic materials sewn together with double stitching where it counts. Armor built into the suede fingertips, knuckle and scaphoid/palm …

My Criteria And Gloves Of Choice For me, touch is important. I like to have the ability to touch lightly with just a finger or two if I am moving my helmet screen or adjusting my glasses. And in a lot of cases, a bulky glove does not allow for those fine motor motions. And …

Updated January, 2018 Adventure/touring gloves need to provide riders with protection and comfort in a variety of different conditions and environments. The greatest challenge facing riders is achieving this balance in a durable glove. The most common choice for adventure/touring gloves is the short cuff as most riders consider this feature to offer more comfort …

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 …

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 …

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 …

Cool Summer Adventures The Spidi TX-2 gloves are designed for summer riding adventures. They’re styled like motocross gloves but with added protection for street riding, cruising or adventure-touring. Made from goat leather, “Flex Tenax”, neoprene, micro fiber, stretch polyester and carbon fiber, the TX-2 gloves have a little of everything. They are also certified to the EN13594:2015 …

Waterproof, Protective and a Unique Wrist Strap The REV’IT! Summit 2 H2O gloves are the latest revision to the popular Summit waterproof gloves These are street gloves designed for general use or touring in mild wet weather. The Summit 2 H2O gloves have several protective features, including a main knuckle protector with REV’IT! SEESOFT protection. …

Warm, Waterproof and Cheap The AGV Sport Telluride gloves are made for cool or cold weather riding. 3M Thinsulate insulation and a Hipora water- and wind-proof liner takes care of that. Leather construction adds protection and Schoeller Keprotec textiles are incorporated into the external shell. Clarino synthetic leather adds protection to the palms and outside …

Cool, Short and Protective The REV’IT! Cayenne Pro short-gauntlet gloves have a lot of protection for summer motorcycle riding. The overall build quality is outstanding, putting some of the other gloves we’ve reviewed recently to shame. They also have a very comfortable fit with a remarkable amount of dexterity and feel. Designed to be worn under a …

Roadgear “Cheetah” Motorcycle Gloves The Roadgear Cheetah gloves are for sport riding. These are leather gloves that offer a good combination of protection and comfort. The Cheetah gloves are well suited to the aggressive street rider as well as the touring rider who wants better protection than many touring-specific gloves provide. Roadgear gloves are no …

The Case of the Missing Gauntlet! I’ve noticed something very strange in the last three or four pairs of gloves that we’ve reviewed recently on webBikeWorld.com. Apparently, glove designers are in a conspiracy to shrink the gauntlet! Now maybe four pairs of gloves from as many different manufacturers may not be statistically significant, but I’m …

Urban Style Gloves Are Waterproof and Comfy The new Spidi Avant Garde gloves are about as comfy as you’ll get in a motorcycle glove. The leather is super-soft sheep and goat hide with dress glove feel. The interior is lined with soft and fluffy micro-fleece, just like ski gloves. But don’t let the looks fool …

Is Comfy and Cheap Enough for Success? webBikeWorld published a review of the men’s version of the Roadgear H2O Tec gloves (review) way back in 2008. In that review, Burn described them as a “basic leather glove that’s roomy and comfortable” but not truly waterproof. We decided it was time for an update with the women’s version …

2013 Summer Motorcycle Glove Review Series Preview For this series, we have eight different pairs of motorcycle gloves. Not all of them are strictly “summer” gloves, but hey — it’s close enough…and they all arrived around the same time. The series will take some time to complete, because it’s just not possible to pump out …

Protective Sport Gloves for Women and Men The Racer “High Racer” motorcycle gloves are very protective. These are a sport-type racing glove, with nearly identical features made in sizes for both women and men. They are designed for the track or street rider looking for a high level of protection. The gloves are loaded with protective features but …

Leather and Heat for Winter Bikers This latest version of the Warmthru battery heated gloves are specifically designed for motorcycling. The new all-leather outer shell feels thick and supple. The interior fabric is soft and comfortable and the gloves feature a Hipora waterproof breathable membrane liner. The gloves proved waterproof in the webBikeWorld “Bucket Test”. The gloves …

The Held Version of the Dual Chamber Glove The Held Air N Dry gloves have an excellent overall construction. They also have the “dual chamber” design we’ve seen before. But this time, it’s a Gore-Tex waterproof chamber on top and a perforated leather chamber on the bottom. That does seem to us as reversed from …

Waterproof Gloves for Women and Men The Traveller gloves strike a good balance of protection and comfort in a touring style glove. The mcFIT liner system adds comfort and ensures that the gloves remain waterproof. In case you’re wondering, the word “Traveller” is the British spelling of the word, which means “someone who is traveling …

Street/Sport Gloves With Style They have protection for the aggressive street rider and they offer more protection than most commuting or touring gloves. This makes them a good all-around pair of motorcycle gloves that offer a good balance of protection and comfort. SuperFabric and CE certification, along with a proper gauntlet and wrist closure instill …

The Gloves of August Excellent quality hot-weather gloves with a touch of kangaroo leather and Superfabric. Not the ultimate in protection, but perhaps enough to satisfy. As always with summer gloves, there’s a compromise between ventilation and safety. Held USA is under new management by SCHUBERTH USA. Seems a bit strange but makes a bit of sense also, …

Protection? Comfort? Ventilation? Check. While not perfect, the Klim Induction gloves offer a winning combination of protective features, comfort and feel and hot weather ventilation. This combination does come at a price, but still provides good value for the money spent. Compromises. Most hot weather or “Summer” motorcycle riding gear will be a study in …

AGV Sport “Gallant” Leather Gloves The AGV Gallant gloves are also new to the 2015 lineup. They’re another all leather type with no perforations or vents. The Gallant gloves are a close cousin to the AGV Spirit gloves described in Part 1 of this review. Where the Spirit gloves have a glossy leather exterior, the Gallant gloves …

Icon “Anthem Blender” Fabric/Leather Gloves The Icon Anthem Blender gloves are also new for 2015. This is the third and final pair in this brief “Too Light for Summer” look at ultra-lightweight motorcycle riding gloves. To be perfectly blunt, it’s difficult to recommend the Icon Anthem Blender gloves for any type of serious street riding. The gloves have …

AGV Sport “Spirit” Leather Gloves The AGV Sport Spirit gloves are new for 2015. They’re all leather with no perforations or vents and the leather is a light- to mid-weight type. AGV Sport lists these as “mid length” and that’s about right. The gauntlet is neither too short nor too long. They’re lined along the top and unlined …