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

REV’IT! Dirt 3 Gloves Hands-In Review

Motonation Campeon Short Leather Gloves Review

Alpinestars SP Air Gloves Review

[Review] Volt Heat Fusion 12V-7V Dual Source Leather MC Heated Gloves

Five RS4 Gloves: Versatility Realized

Knox Nexos Gloves: Comfort & Protection Sweet Spot

Knox Orsa Leather MKII Glove Hands-On Review

REV’IT Bastille Gloves Hands-On Review

REV’IT! Livengood GTX Gloves Hands-On Review

Trilobite Comfee Gloves Hands-On Review

Recent Hands On

Gloves Reviews

Introduction Earlier this year I took a look at the Alpinestars SP Air gloves as an option for a protective hot-weather glove and they provided a good balance of protection versus ventilation. However, they had some other issues that kept me looking for another summer glove option. 2020 has not only been a year of …

The Motonation Campeon gloves are a value-priced short leather glove with an MSRP of $50. They come with a few nice-to-haves, such as touchscreen-compatible fingertips and additional armor on the knuckles. These two-almost-three-season gloves are at their best from late-spring to early-fall, and having spent June 2019 to date with the Campeons as my primary …

Video Review Introduction, and a Thank You Spring 2020 is here and the world has certainly changed quite a bit over the past several weeks. The outbreak of COVID-19 has drastically altered the way people go about their lives all over the globe. Before getting into the review, I want to acknowledge all the vital …

Foreword A big thank you is due to Chris at Volt Heat who supplied wBW with the 2XL Volt Heat Fusion 12V/7V Dual Source Leather Motorcycle Heated Gloves and subsequently, one of the first (new) Fusion Vests in XL with wireless Bluetooth interface and App (wBW review to follow). Introduction Winter in this part of …

Introduction One never has enough riding gear, and this includes gloves, of all types and purpose. Gloves are, to degrees, like helmets in reflecting specific functionality and application along with a helping of personality and, hopefully, equal regard for personal protective gear safety. In doing my usual scoping of the goodies in the accessory department …

Introduction When it comes to armor for motorcycle riders, Knox is likely a familiar name. Knox not only produces standalone protectives and armor for over two dozen motorcycle apparel manufacturers but they also have their own line of jackets, pants, and gloves. Some of which we’ve even reviewed at wBW here. Knox was established back …

Introduction I want to start off by saying that I haven’t been a fan of short cuff gloves for the past several years. Concerns over the lack of wrist protection combined with some “less than strong” wrist securing methods had me looking towards full gauntleted options. So how did I end up looking at (and …

My Glove Experience Everyone that knows me understands that I have a mild glove fetish. At one time I had over 20 pairs of motorcycle gloves, including a pair of fingerless gloves I don’t recall ever wearing. I’ve also reviewed several pairs of gloves in the past for wBW such as the Spidi Avant Garde …

Introduction I am always anxious to get riding in the spring and push fall riding as late as possible. One of the concerns is that with dropping temperatures comes cold hands and the lack of ability to properly control the motorcycle. As I have snowmobiled for decades, my default is always to pack my latest …

Introduction Recently, Trilobite sent me a “Care Package” in the form of a box containing their new Go-Up jeans, the Ace jacket, and a pair of gloves which is the subject of this review. Trilobite is fast becoming a familiar name to webBikeWorld readers with us having published several reviews of the Czech Republic based …

It’s easy enough to make a cheap motorbike glove. There are plenty of them already on the market. Take some cheap leather, or polyester fabric, add some plastic armor at the knuckles, some Velcro at the cuff, and you’re almost there to having a ready-made motorbike glove. It’s a lot tougher to make a quality …

4SR: The New Kid In Town While attending AimExpo in October I happened upon a display booth for 4SR products. 4 Street Racing is a Czech manufacturer well known in Europe on the race track and in the everyday riding gear market but is a new arrival to North American shores. After speaking at length …

They say that the first impression is the most important, so it’s best to make it count. On that basis, first impressions of the Velomacchi Speedway gloves – Velomacchi’s first foray into mass-produced digit defenders – are very positive. The 60s style jumps out at you and captures your attention almost immediately. These gloves will …

Introduction For those of you who follow my articles, you may remember my review on the 2018 Ninja 1000 ABS that I wrote last month. I also found myself reviewing the Olympia X Moto 2 jacket and pants. It was raining and right around freezing when I did this review. The jacket and pants worked excellently …

Riding gloves are for more than just protection. Gloves are the interface point between one’s hands and the majority of controls on a motorcycle. The front brake, the throttle, the clutch, and of course steering input are all transmitted from the hands to these various controls with gloves sitting in between them. Good quality riding …

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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