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

[Review] REV’IT! Kryptonite 2 GTX Gloves

Review: REV’IT! Echo Gloves

[REVIEW] REV’IT Sand 4 Gloves

[REVIEW] Racer Gloves USA MultiTop Short Gloves

[REVIEW] Rev’It! Quantum 2 Gloves

[REVIEW] Scorpion EXO-Talon Gloves

[REVIEW] Racer USA Hi-Per Gloves

[REVIEW] KLIM Dakar Pro Gloves Hands-On Review

[REVIEW] REV’IT! Volcano Women’s Gloves

[REVIEW] KLIM Hardanger HTD Long Gloves

Recent Hands On

Gloves Reviews

REV’IT! Kryptonite 2 GTX Gloves: Aesthetic & Styling REV’IT! is headquartered in Oss Netherlands, a country well known for its love of two-wheel transportation, but not a country that leaps to mind when I think of high fashion or style. Based on that logic, it totally makes sense why the Kryptonite 2 GTX gloves strike …

REV’IT! Echo Gloves: Dark-Themed Urban Looks Modern riding gear is making it easier than ever to find a style to match your aesthetic without any sacrifices in protection. The REV’IT! Echo gloves keep it classy and straightforward, being all black and soft goat leather. I like the gloss black aluminum plate surrounding the dual-comp knuckle …

There are plenty of warm-weather short cuff motorcycle gloves out there, but the REV’IT Sand 4 Gloves make a pretty strong case for picking them over the competition. These gloves combine protection with ventilation in an exciting-looking package that will likely appeal to adventure and street riders alike. I got my hands on (and in) …

Racer Gloves USA MultiTop Short Gloves First Impressions Take one look at the Racer Gloves USA MultiTop Short Gloves, and one thing is for sure. They offer some good protection for short cuff gloves. There are knuckle guards, finger guards, palm sliders, wrist protection, and more. There are gloves out there that do it better, …

As I ride a sport tourer, a 2012 Kawasaki Ninja 650, I have often focused more on the tourer part of the equation. This is probably through the combination that I’m still relatively new to the riding world as a whole, and that I am still gaining confidence slowly but surely about the capabilities a …

The story of how I came about getting the Scorpion EXO-Talon gloves is a bit of a tale, but suffice it to say, I bought a pair of Scorpion EXO-Vortex Air gloves way back in June 2021 at my preferred gear shop in town. I wore them home, took them off, and then didn’t think …

Introduction It has been a while since I last reviewed a pair of gloves from Racer with those being the Grip gloves back in 2015. At that time I found myself “luke-warm” about those gloves. They offered good protection for street riding but the fit and comfort wasn’t convincing to me. If not for the …

With the exceptionally hot temperatures that ravaged the Pacific Northwest of the USA and pretty much all of Western Canada during the month of July 2021, having hot-weather-appropriate riding gear turned from being a nice thing to an absolute necessity. While I do have my Icon Super-Duty II gloves, they seem to perform much better …

Background If you’ve been reading my reviews over the years, then you know I have something of a glove fetish. At one time, I had over 20 pairs of motorcycle gloves. Over the years (with the encouragement of my husband), I have thinned down the pile to one pair per season (plus a couple of …

For me, motorcycle gloves are almost as important as my helmet. In 2001, I was looking at a pair of Held gloves at Helimot’s shop since Helimot sponsored our team. When I asked him the price and he said “Mark they are $450.00.” GULP WTF did he say!? When he saw my expression he simply …

Gearing Up For The Summer Note: Thanks to Racer Gloves USA for providing the Pitlane Gloves for this review I always carry extra gloves in case of changing weather during my ride. So when Racer Gloves USA asked us if we would like to try out some of their gloves, I asked for two pairs, …

Introduction Note: Thanks to Racer Gloves USA for providing the Multitop 2 Gloves for this review I am one of those people who tends to carry extra gloves in case of changing weather during my ride. So when Racer Gloves USA asked us if we would like to try out some of their gloves, I …

Icon is a name that is very popular in the sport and sport-touring segment of the motorcycle gear world. They manufacture everything from touring jackets to full on racing gauntlets, and everything in between that could be attached to anything named “touring.” This is especially true when it comes to their multi-role gear, especially their …

My Quest for the Perfect Riding Gloves For motorcyclists, living in San Diego is a pure blessing. The climate is pleasant and mild throughout the year with only a handful of rainy days. To the west are scenic routes by the Pacific Ocean, to the east twisty mountain roads and the desert to explore. I …

I Hate The Cold and Now I’m Converted I live in Alberta, Canada. It’s what I like to call “Northernmost Texas” because we have ranchers, oil fields, country music, and a ton of lifted pickup trucks. I’m told some areas of Texas experience some chilly weather in the winter (even snow in parts), but up …

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 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 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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REV'IT Gloves


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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