Best Waterproof Motorcycle Gloves Staff
by Staff

Because rides arent always sunny like in the motorcycle advertisements

We’ve all been there. The forecast was “possibility of scattered showers,” but the horizon is a gray freight train of wetness, it’s getting dark, and you have 300 miles left to ride. Now’s not the time to realize you’re gonna need some waterproof motorcycle gloves; yesterday was.

Keeping your hands dry and warm is super important to controlling your motorcycle. The key to the best waterproof motorcycle gloves is a breathable waterproof membrane. Most people will immediately think of Gore-Tex, which remains the gold standard. However, the other waterproofing membranes on the market are getting progressively better. So, come on in, the water’s fine! We’ve got your rain gloves right here – also your rain covers and other options.

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Aerostich Triple Digit Covers – $47

You say you like the gloves you’re wearing, but they’re not waterproof? Aerostich has the solution for you. The Triple Digit Covers are made from 3.5 oz/sq yd 40d 3 layer breathable-waterproof ripstop nylon, which breathes enough during rain conditions so your skin won’t become clammy. The covers are oversized and slip easily over your regular gloves. Additionally, they pack away very small since the crash protection is in your regular riding gloves. You have two gauntlet options – both secured by an elastic drawcord with a tethered cordlock. The long gauntlet version goes over your jacket sleeves, while the short will fit inside them. The Aerostich Triple Digit Covers are available in either orange or black in sizes M-XL.

Bottom Line

  • Works with the gloves you already own

Alpinestars Stella Andes Drystar Gloves – $120

Alpinestars steps up with a pair of insulated, waterproof gloves for female riders. Built to handle riding duties from touring to commuting, the Stella Andes Drystar Gloves feature 150g Thinsulate on the top of the hand and 100g Thinsulate on the leather palm. The waterproofness comes from Alpinestars’ proprietary Drystar membrane. Protective features include CE certified CAT II Level 1 hard knuckle armor and finger padding wrapped in a stretchable textile chassis. The fingers are even touchscreen compatible. The long gauntlet closes with hook-and-loop fastener. The Alpinestars Stella Andes Drystar Gloves are available in sizes XS-XL in black.

Bottom Line

  • All hands are not created equal

Dainese X-Tourer D-Dry Gloves – $128

Dainese X-Tourer D-Dry Gloves will keep your hands dry on a cross-country tour or a cross-town commute. The outer shell features pre-curved fingers, and Ergo-Techno knuckles provide impact protection without sacrificing comfort. The D-Dry waterproof membrane keeps your hands dry, and the Thermal Dexfil insulation retains your body heat. Of course, there is a visor wiper on the left thumb and smart device compatibility in the finger tips. Available in either black or black/fluorescent yellow sizes XS-3XL.

Bottom Line

  • Italian style and function

Held Air n Dry Gore-Tex 10 – $245

Highly recommended by MO commenter and sometime test rider 12er, these innovative warm weather touring gloves from Germany feature GORE-TEX 2in1 technology with two separate chambers: The first is unlined and perforated for excellent breathability in warm weather. The second chamber is 100% waterproof, thanks to the GORE-TEX membrane. Molded knuckle guards and SUPERFABRIC provide a high level of abrasion-resistance and safety. Good for 99% of the riding you’ll do, and there’s a cold-weather version too.

Bottom Line

  • Pricey but worth it; Held makes nice stuff

Klim Badlands GTX Gloves – $250

Adventure riders know the importance of having gloves that can do anything, and the Klim Badlands GTX Gloves fit the bill. They are constructed with Gore-Tex waterproofness and Gore Grip, which keeps out the rain while providing superb tactile feedback. Thinsulate provides insulation on the backs of the hands. Knuckle protection comes courtesy of Poron XRD polycarbonate armor while padding comes from the ceramic print fabric in knuckle protection, palm pad and gauntlet cuff forearm pad. The fingers have smart device functionality, and the liner is a soft fleece. You even get a visor wiper. The Klim Badlands GTX Gloves are available in sizes S-3XL in either Black or Grey.

Bottom Line

  • Adventurously waterproof

REAX Ridge WP Gloves – $129

The REAX Ridge WP Gloves are feature an outer shell constructed of 0.8mm-0.9mm thick treated cowhide and a tough but supple goat leather palm, plus a Superfabric palm insert. Your digits are kept dry by a McFit bonded waterproof/breathable liner. Dual adjustable hook and loop closures keep the gloves snugly in place, while the stretch poly gauntlet allows freedom of movement. You also get touchscreen-compatible fingers and thumbs, and the 2-year warranty is nothing to sneeze at. Available in sizes S-3XL in black.

Bottom Line

  • Tough glove for not so much money

REV’IT! Summit 3 H2O Gloves – $140

It’s not always cold when it rains, and the REV’IT! Summit 3 H2O Gloves are perfect for use in those warm spring and summer storms. Since they lack insulation, you can wear them when it’s dry, but when the sky opens, the Hydratex waterproof membrane will keep you dry. You get TPU armor in the palm slider and Temperfoam padding on all the knuckles. The glove outer shell is constructed from drum-dyed goatskin and 500D fabric. The medium length gauntlet is designed to fit inside your sleeves. Sizing runs from XS-4XL, and the REV’IT! Summit 3 H2O Gloves come in any color you want as long as it’s black.

Bottom Line

  • They know about rain in the Netherlands

Rukka Virium Touch Screen Tech GTX Gore-Tex Waterproof Glove – $180

These are waterproof, windproof and breathable textile gloves made from an elasticy material; think stretch jeans but much tougher. Gore X-Trafit technology connects the waterproof membrane with the outside layer for free movement and excellent grip and feel. Integrated knuckle, scaphoid and finger protection helps keep your digits safe; touchscreen index finger and thumbs provide modern-world convenience. These carry a two-year warranty against faults in material or workmanship.

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Spidi Bora H2Out Gloves – $120

The Spidi Bora H2Out Gloves are another short gauntlet glove, but these are designed to offer a little more warmth when the temperature drops. Constructed from a combination of 0.6mm – 0.8mm goat leather and high tenacity elastic flex tenax Nylon 6.6, the Bora gloves get their waterproofness from Spidi’s breathable H2Out membrane. The 100g insulation liner provides some extra warmth along with the polar micro fleece liner. Carbon armor provides the knuckle protection while the touchscreen-friendly fingertips allow you to control your devices with the gloves on. Available in either black or black/fluorescent yellow in sizes S-3XL.

Bottom Line

  • Short gauntlet, sleeve on top convenience

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  • Cory Cory on Mar 03, 2021

    I have Alpinestars Drystar gloves as well as Daniese D-Dry and I love both brands, but I found they were only good for wet weather so I would carry them as my "rain gloves". The problem with them when it wasn't wet was the Drystar and D-Dry membranes are 100% windproof, which means your hands were sweating like crazy. So I was having to stop to change gloves going into and coming out of a storm.

    The Aerostich Triple Digit's are a great alternative to carrying a second set of bulky gloves, and economical.

    For me the ultimate solution was GOR-TEX, and my daily gloves now are the Klim Adventure GTX gloves. They breath reasonably well so I can wear them when it's 100 degrees and they keep my hands warm down to a little less than 40 degrees for short periods, at which point I switch to insulated 12v heated gloves with GOR-TEX also.

  • Patriot159 Patriot159 on Mar 12, 2021

    I have a pair of Alpinestars Gore-tex gloves, the liner is waterproof but the rest of the glove absorbs a lot of water, get soggy and take days to dry out. I still prefer neoprene diving gloves though they offer little crash protection.