Ar­guably, gloves are the sin­gle most im­por­tant bit of win­ter riding kit you could own, so know­ing what goes into a good win­ter glove is vi­tal to any mo­tor­cy­clist who rides through the cold weather.

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Why are win­ter gloves the most vi­tal part of a biker’s win­ter kit? Sim­ply be­cause we rely on our hands so much when we’re riding. And given how re­spon­sive most mod­ern bikes are to tiny changes of throt­tle po­si­tion and how good the brakes are with the mer­est touch of the lever, the last thing you want to be do­ing is grab­bing at the con­trols like a bear raid­ing a bee­hive be­cause you’ve got the wrong glove.

Get a glove that’s too thin (so that you can eas­ily feel the bike’s con­trols) and the ther­mal pro­tec­tion could be left want­ing.

Choose a glove that’s too heav­ily lay­ered and your hands might be nice and warm, but you’ll have all the del­i­cacy of Frank Bruno wear­ing boxing gloves.

There are some key things to be aware of when look­ing for a good win­ter glove, so here’s a run-down of the things to bear in mind when out shop­ping for your next pair…

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