Most people buy gloves like some fashion statement. While it is great if you find motorcycle gloves that make you look cool, please remember that gloves (like most other motorcycle gear) is designed to help you operate a motorbike and keep you safe. When it comes to motorcycle gloves they do the following:
A pair of good motorbike gloves will allow you to maintain a grip and operate your motorcycle’s controls, always. Another obvious statement you might think but yet again we see people everyday who buy gloves that look great but aren’t great for managing indicators, touching buttons, flipping switches, pushing buttons or pulling levers.
That doesn’t mean you can’t buy thick gloves that are well insulated for your winter riding for example. It just means that you should make sure that if you buy thicker gloves that you check in a store that you can still manage to operate your bikes hand controls easily.
Don’t forget that bad weather can happen at any time. Make sure that if your gloves get wet they don’t slip and you can still maintain a firm grip. Fashionable gloves are awesome but can soon be a nightmare if you can’t manage your bike in the rain.
Your motorcycle riding gloves should feel comfortable. And they should keep you comfortable when you encounter hot sun, cold winds, drenching rain and other rugged riding conditions. By keeping you comfortable, your motorcycle riding gloves help you to stay alert and safe.
Your gloves keep your hands protected. Even a small fall can do some big damage to your hands so picking the right gloves that can keep your hands safe from smaller bruises and scrapes. In addition, all sorts of things get flung up during rides and your gloves make sure your hands are taken care of when they are hit by gravel, rocks and bugs. Of course protecting your hands from a big fall is vital. When things go wrong, a good pair of gloves can make the difference between permanent injury and no damage at all.