What makes for the best motorcycle gloves? That’s a loaded question, we know. How could we at MO possibly know what the best motorcycle gloves are for you and your situation at any given moment? Well, to be honest, it’s because we’re moto-wizards. Ageless beings that hold the secrets of the universe among our homes offices. We know all, what has been and what will be. Including what’s best for you, same as your parents.
Choosing to use the Dominator GTX gloves during a 1600+ mile tour throughout England was one of the better decisions I’ve made recently. They kept me dry through the bipolar Welsh weather and, with the help of the Scrambler 1200’s heated grips, they kept my hands cozy into the low 40s at night. I’m also confident that they would do an excellent job of protecting my paws should things go south.
Racer’s newest short-cuff glove is the Racer Sprint, a well-ventilated summer glove that should offer plenty of protection to keep your digits comfortable and safe. We received the Sprint glove mid-September of this year, and they have been my go-to hand protection ever since. Being that California has relatively warm temperatures, I have had no issue using these gloves during press launches, shootouts, and personal rides.
Motorcycle apparel manufacturer, Fieldsheer, has announced its 2014 product lineup. The modest collection of 17 items touts proprietary materials adventurous motorcyclists will want to note prior to purchasing any new riding gear. A particular quality that stands out is the zippered connectivity of removable liners from the cuffs at the bottom of the jacket sleeves; so much better than snaps or buttons.
Riding motorcycles is dangerous. So are all of the finer things in life. Luckily, there are things you can do to minimize the risk. These are the street survival skills I have learned during my three decades of riding to make the mean streets less angry – and I’m passing on to my offspring when he starts riding on the street soon. The ability to negotiate the big congested city on a motorcycle is one of the greatest gifts I think I can give him; it’s also terrifying.
If you’re familiar with the Racer name when it comes to gloves then you probably associate it with the brand’s line of high-performance hand protection. This makes sense considering the name and all, but Racer makes gloves for more than, uh, racers, it also has cold weather gloves for both men and women.