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.
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…