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Shift “Dynasty” Women’s Motorcycle Gloves Review Short-cuffed leather gloves with integrated knuckle armor and reinforced palms for extra protection. Every motorcyclist needs a variety of gloves depending on the riding conditions she (or he) will be in. That means warm or cold, longer gauntlet or short cuffs and leather vs. mesh or textile. I love …

Dainese X-ILE Motorcycle Gloves Review Superb quality and thoughtful design make the Dainese “Guanto” X-ILE gloves a summertime winner! Motorcycle gloves probably make the most difficult subjects for a webBikeWorld review. It’s not easy to spit out 1,000 words or so about a pair of gloves, that’s for sure. This is true also for motorcycle jackets — …

Tour Master Dri-Mesh Motorcycle Gloves Review An excellent choice for anyone in search of a good lightweight glove that provides temperature versatility, copes well with the elements and has just the right amount of soft leather and light padding in pretty much all the right spots. Considering the list price and factoring in the premium we …

REV’IT!! “Giri” Motorcycle Gloves The REV’IT! Giri gloves are an excellent choice for the rider looking for a pair of medium-weight summer gloves but doesn’t wish to opt for the weight and cost of a full leather. Just like the humble editor of webBikeWorld, we are also big fans of REV’IT! gear. Most of the rider …

Roadgear H2O Maxx Motorcycle Gloves Lightweight and waterproof three-season gloves are comfortable and easy to wear. They provide more warmth than expected even in colder temperatures and they passed the webBikeWorld “Bucket Test”. Most four-season riders own at least two pair of motorcycle gloves; one pair for summer and one for winter. Gloves are relatively inexpensive, compared …

Halvarssons “Safety Grip” Motorcycle Gloves Review A combination of soft goat and kangaroo skin makes the Halvarssons Safety Grip gloves feel supple and comfortable. They meet the European EN 13594:2002 safety standard for motorcycle gloves and the EN 340 protective clothing standards and they have a certificate to prove it. But, the sizing may be …

Firstgear Glacier Women’s Gloves Review The Firstgear Women’s TPG Glacier Gloves are comfortable and waterproof winter gloves. No insulation in the palms increases the effectiveness of heated grips. A heel skid on the palm and padding on the side of the hand and wrist give added protection, and reflective piping adds nighttime visibility. One fall …

Hein Gericke Pathan Evo Three-Finger Gloves Review This unusual design from Hein Gericke gives you extra warmth without sacrificing feel, and it won’t break the bank. A glove for pretty much everything winter can throw at you. Is it a giant lobster? Is it Mr. Spock? No, it’s a biker in three-finger gloves! The theory behind this …

Velocity Gear Formula Motorcycle Gloves The Velocity Gear Formula gloves are roomy and comfortable and loaded with every protective feature in the book. They also meet the EN13594:2002 standards for resistance against cutting, tearing, seam burst and abrasion, which provides the owner confidence that the gloves actually will perform when needed. The Velocity Gear Formula gloves …

Velocity Gear Exhibition Pro Motorcycle Gloves Probably the most coverage available on a pair of summer motorcycle gloves. Comfortable and correct fit with plenty of protective features not usually found in gloves designed for hot weather riding. Regular webBikeWorld readers know the search for the “perfect” summer motorcycle gloves is something akin to Diogenes endless quest. …

Velocity Gear Metalwear Motorcycle Gloves Review Updated version of the original Metalwear gloves have a unique look. Plenty of metal, double wrist protectors and the same construction as the other Velocity Gear gloves that meet the ECE standards. We reviewed the original Velocity Gear SS Metalwear gloves in 2007. This 2009 version has been updated using the knowledge Velocity Gear …

Falco Podium Motorcycle Gloves Review Buttery soft leather is so pliable, the gloves feel like second skin. Lightweight and very comfortable, the Falco Podium gloves could easily become and all-time favorite. The concept of value is interesting and complex. To most people, value probably equates with the word “bargain” — but that seems too simple …

Velocity Gear Prodigy Motorcycle Gloves Review The Velocity Gear Prodigy gloves have many of the same protective features of the Formula race gloves, but with a slightly more subdued look. These are perfect for street riding or sport touring. They also meet the EN13594:2002 standards for resistance against cutting, tearing, seam burst and abrasion. If the Velocity Gear Formula …

Joe Rocket “Cleo” Women’s Gloves The Joe Rocket Ladies’ Cleo short gloves are made from mesh and leather for warm-weather riding. Leather reinforcements and high density padding provide added protection. Available in four colors, the Joe Rocket Ladies’ Cleo Gloves will fit any budget. The weather in Northwestern Montana is finally hot — for us …

Bionic Motorcycle Gloves Probably better for cruising than sportbiking, Bionic Gloves have some promise but they leave me underwhelmed. Whenever I happen to mention to a casual acquaintance that I ride a motorcycle, their response is usually “Oh, do you have a Harley?” That’s typical, at least in the U.S.A. When I tell them I …

Joe Rocket Highside Gloves The Joe Rocket Highside gloves are very comfortable, offering reasonable protection for the the street at an also reasonable price. Joe Rocket has come a long way over the years to reach its current status of one of the most popular manufacturers of motorcycling gear. One thing they have managed to keep consistent …

REV’IT! Jerez Motorcycle Gloves Top-of-the-line race gloves from REV’IT! with all the bells and whistles. Many protective features including very large and thick protective armor, especially on the back and wrist. Comfortable and surprisingly cool in hot weather. I’ve been wanting to get my hands on (or in) a pair of REV’IT! Jerez gloves since I first …

Shift “Fury” Motorcycle Gloves Lightweight summer gloves are comfortable and provide excellent ventilation. The tradeoff is the relatively thin fabric in some areas. This is the time of the year, at least in the top half of the globe, that motorcyclists think about the “perfect” pair of hot-weather motorcycle gloves. Perfection, of course, doesn’t exist. Will it?  Could …

Sidi Coibuss Gloves Review Lightweight summer gloves for the hottest days are comfortable and well made. It seems like the glove reviews never end. I guess that’s a good thing, right? The problem is that it seems like it was just yesterday that we finished a huge series of cold weather motorcycle glove reviews for 2008. And here we …

Alpinestars “Stella” SP-3 Motorcycle Gloves A well-made pair of women’s leather gloves from the Alpinestars “Stella” women’s motorcycle clothing line. The Stella SP-3 gloves have plenty of padding and reinforcement. Ladies, if you are like me, you’ve found it frustrating to find the perfect gear specifically designed for women. I live in a small town …

Komodo K-FX Race Gloves Review The Komodo K-FX Race Gloves are “heavy duty” motorcycle gloves that are comfortable and have many protective features. The very large and roomy gauntlet is a real bonus and it also combines style with safety! We reviewed the Komodo mesh gloves back in 2006. At that time, Komodo had only a basic …

Veloce “Primus” Motorcycle Gloves Race gloves with kangaroo palms, double gauntlet and attached pinky finger. The Veloce Gear Primus gloves also have flow-through ventilation in three fingers and the thumb. High quality, race features and nice styling all at a reasonable price. The original version of the Veloce Legionnaire motorcycle gloves we reviewed in 2007 were the first …

Veloce Legionnaire Motorcycle Gloves – Version 2.0 Revised version of the original Veloce Legionnaire gloves now with added features and upgrades. The Legionnaire gloves still offer very high quality at a very reasonable price. In This Series:  Part 2:  Veloce Primus Gloves. We first reviewed the Veloce Legionnaire motorcycle gloves in December of 2007 (review) and were impressed with their …

Frank Thomas “Rage” Motorcycle Gloves The Frank Thomas Rage gloves include many safety features and look good. The price is reasonable but the quality may need to be addressed. Frank Thomas may not be the first name you think of for motorcycle apparel, but regulars of the Cycle Gear chain have probably seen the name. Frank Thomas is …

Gerbing Hybrid Heated Gloves Gerbing Hybrid Gloves are powered by a battery pack or the motorcycle’s electrical system. Either way, they provide evenly distributed warmth using Gerbing “Microwire” technology. This has been a winter for the record books in the Mid-Atlantic (and the North and the South and the Mid-West — and don’t forget the UK…). So it’s …

Firstgear TPG Glacier Waterproof Gloves Review New for 2009, the Firstgear Glacier and Tundra gloves are waterproof, warm and the palms are designed for use with heated grips! After our recent 9-part winter motorcycle glove review marathon, the last thing I wanted to do was evaluate more motorcycle gloves. But two things happened: first, our dear …

SHIFT Torrent “Storm Series” Waterproof Gloves Review A very inexpensive waterproof glove that also works well in cool weather. Comfortable but without hard armor. The Shift Torrent SS gloves have a slightly fussy cuff, but they’re probably the least expensive fully waterproof motorcycle gloves around. Keep a pair stuffed in the tank bag or under the seat …

Olympia Ultima 1 Gloves Review The bargain of the bunch at a street price of $68.00, the Olympia Ultima I gloves are similar in many ways to the Held Freezer gloves. They’ll keep you warm and dry, but they’re pretty bulky. Part 7 of a 9-part series. You could probably wear a new pair of Olympia gloves every day …

Hippo Hands Handlebar Muffs Review Editor’s Note: I remember seeing a pair of Hippo Hands installed on an old BMW Airhead many years ago. I wasn’t sure if the product was still available or not. We receive several emails each year asking about them and Chris recently installed a pair for his GS. Here’s his story… As …

Firstgear TPG Tundra Waterproof Winter Motorcycle Gloves New for 2009, the Firstgear Tundra and Glacier gloves are waterproof, warm and the palms are designed for use with heated grips! Part I:  Firstgear Glacier Gloves In Part I, I covered the basics regarding the new-for-2009 Firstgear TPG Tundra and Glacier gloves, both of which are designed with minimal …

Firstgear “Carbon” Heated Gloves Review No more cold hands!  Waterproof and comfortable with minimal bulk. The Firstgear Carbon heated gloves look and feel like “normal” leather motorcycle gloves, but light ’em up and feel the warmth! What started as as a simple look at a one or two different options for winter warmth has turned into a …

Fieldsheer “Aqua Sport” Waterproof Motorcycle Gloves A cheap way to stay dry. Three-season warmth or for temperate winter use. Well made, comfortable and with a couple of surprising features. At this price, keep a pair in your tank bag just in case. Part 6 of a 9-part series. The Fieldsheer Aqua Sport gloves are the ringer …

REV’IT! “Tempest H2O” Winter Motorcycle Gloves A match for the new REV’IT! Infinity suit with many of the same features. Part 5 of a 9-part series. The REV’IT! Tempest H2O gloves are new for 2009 and they’re loaded with features that just happen to be a perfect match for theREV’IT! Infinity one-piece suit (review). The REV’IT! …

BMG “Thermosport” Winter Motorcycle Gloves Among the warmest of our winter 2008 batch. Comfortable padding on the inside. Double stitching with race-like armor offers potentially better protection than most winter gloves. Aggressive pricing makes these a super bargain. I guess I’ll have to blame it on British Motorcycle Gear (BMG). After all, they sent this …

REV’IT! “Kelvin H2O” Winter Motorcycle Gloves Typical REV’IT! high quality, fit and protective features in a high-end winter glove. Frequent webBikeWorld visitors know about our fondness for REV’IT! gear. The company offers an excellent combination of quality, performance and technology, but unlike some other high-end motorcycle gear manufacturers, REV’IT! products are readily available through a …

Held “Freezer” Gloves Review The Held Freezer gloves feature super-supple leather and a puffy look. They also have a roomy and comfortable interior. The gauntlet is the largest in this comparison, which is definite plus.  The Held Freezer gloves are also waterproof and have excellent quality stitching. webBikeWorld is known for digging up some pretty unique, interesting …

Alpinestars Storm Rider GTX Gore-Tex Winter Motorcycle Gloves Review The Alpinestars Storm Rider GTX gloves provide race glove looks and Alpinestars quality. The interior is also very comfortable. And the gauntlet with zipper is adequately sized. The Storm Rider GTX gloves are also waterproof. The Alpinestars Storm Rider gloves were recommended by several webBikeWorld visitors and other local …

Ixon “RS King” Motorcycle Gloves Review Thick supple leather, big honkin’ gauntlets and a reasonable price make these a winner. I think we found the perfect replacement for Rick’s fabled original Teknic Violator gloves! The Ixon RS King gloves review is Part IV of a five-part Ixon motorcycle clothing review series. The final installment will cover …

BMG “Rapido” Motorcycle Gloves High quality gloves with all the right features at an amazingly low price. Secret vent holes make a difference in warm weather (details below). And the triple wrist attachment keeps everything secure. British Motorcycle Gear has been around long enough now to call it an institution. Hard-core Britbike owners know BMG as the American go-to …

Roadgear H20-Tec Waterproof Motorcycle Gloves Roomy summer/fall touring glove for riders who are uncomfortable with large swatches of carbon fiber and padding. Roadgear makes a ton of motorcycle gear, including a large selection of gloves. The Roadgear H2O Maxx leather mesh gloves (review), the Roadgear Multi-Season Adaptive Tec gloves (review) and their “Boss” winter waterproof gloves …