While it’s true that you can use any of your favorite gloves for a long tour, there are tons of gloves with the wide feature set that delivers the comfort and protection from the weather and mishaps that you’ll need out on the long and winding road. What makes a touring glove a touring glove is the ability to be worn comfortably for extended periods. Then add in multi-weather adaptability. Finally, you still need crash protection. All of the gloves featured here have these qualities in spades.
Read on and find out.
Aerostich Luxury Deerskin Three Season Gloves – $227
While the Aerostich Luxury Deerskin Three Season Gloves won’t do you much good in the rain or during the winter, they are just about perfect for those ideal touring days in the saddle when the sun is shining and all is right in the world. Since they’re constructed out of deerskin, you know they’ll be supple and break in by the end of the first ride. Perforations and vents along the knuckles and palm help keep hands cool while sturdy reinforced knuckles, palm and gauntlet provide protection. These black gloves will pamper your hands, provided they’re sized 8.5, 9, 9.5, or 10.
Alpinestars Stella Tourer W-7 Drystar Gloves – $90
The Alpinestars Stella Tourer W-7 Drystar Gloves takes a combination of premium leather, suede, softshell and stretch textile to construct this comfortable women’s glove. The stretchable shell allows freedom of movement while the animal hides deliver protection. Impact absorption is provided by the ergonomically profiled soft viscoelastic material across the knuckles. Fingertip touchscreen allow access to your phone’s GPS so you can plan your ride, and if the weather gets wet, Drystar is there to keep your fingers out of the elements. Available in Black sizes XS-XL.
BMW Genuine Motorcycle Riding Two In One Gloves – $199
The BMW Genuine Motorcycle Riding Two In One Glove utilizes what it calls 2-chamber technology. The Proof chamber is breathable, waterproof and windproof with a Gore-Tex membrane and has an insulating thermal liner. The Grip chamber features extra-thin and tear-resistant kangaroo leather for excellent tactile feedback and crease-free fit. Crash protection comes from hard-shell armor on the knuckles and foam padding on the backs of fingers. The double layers of leather on the edge of the hand protects from a slide. Available in Black in sizes 6-11.5.
Firstgear Navigator Gloves – $100
The Firstgear Navigator Glove is a waterproof and breathable, gauntlet style glove with a Hipora membrane lining. The outer shell is full leather construction, and the rubberized hard-knuckle cap provides additional protection. To keep the elements on the outside a drawstring wrist closure can be secured with one hand. A visor squeegee on the left thumb will help keep your vision clear. Available in Black sizes S-2XL.
Held Air N Dry Gloves – $250
The Held Air N Dry Gloves are an innovative, warm weather, waterproof touring glove, which features Gore-Tex 2-in-1 technology with two separate chambers. In warm weather, the unlined and perforated chamber keeps you cool. The second, Gore-Tex chamber is for when the sun isn’t shining. The index finger has a convenient visor wipe. Molded knuckle guards and SuperFabric offer an extremely high level of abrasion-resistance as does the leather that covers the remainder of the shell. A hook-and-loop closure keeps the gauntlet closed. Available in Black and Black-Grey in sizes 8-12.
Klim Vanguard GTX Short Gloves – $130
The Klim Vanguard GTX Short Gloves are easy to slip on and off when it’s time to ride, thanks to the short cuff design and Kwik-access dual adjustment entry. Next comes the Gore-Tex waterproofing and index finger visor wiper. Poron XRD offers palm and knuckle protection, and the goat leather keeps the pavement on the outside. You even get Mult-E-Touch smart device functionality. Available in Black and Grey in sizes S-3XL.
Olympia 04352 All Season II Touch Gloves – $95
The Olympia 04352 All Season II Touch Gloves had a design goal of being warm enough to wear in the 40-degree range without being bulky, give them touchscreen functionality, and deliver the palm comfort of gel padding. Oh, and if that weren’t enough, how about windproof and water resistant. You also get a three blade visor wiper and reflective knuckle trim. Not bad for a reasonably-priced glove. Available in Black in sizes S-2XL
REV’IT! Summit 3 H2O Gloves – $130
The REV’IT! Summit 3 H2O Gloves is the gear you want when you’re touring through warm, wet weather. Thanks to the Hydratex waterproof membrane, the elements stay on the outside – where they belong. Still, there are plenty of safety features, including TPU hard palm sliders and Temperfoam on the knuckles. The touring fit will remain comfortable on a long day, while the laminated reflective material increases conspicuity. The shell itself is constructed of drum dyed goatskin, PWR|shell 500D, PWR|shell 500D twill stretch, flock PU, and PU coated fabric. You even get a digitally compatible fingertip. Available in Black sizes XS-4XL.
REAX Ridge WP Gloves – $129
The REAX Ridge WP Gloves are really just your basic waterproof black leather that get the job done in a wide range of conditions. They start with a leather shell that combines with Superfabric reinforcements. Inside, it’s still breathable due to the waterproof liner. Even so, you still get a touchscreen capable finger and thumb. The precurved gloves offer armor on the knuckles, and reflective highlights catch the eye of other road users. Yours to be had in Black sizes S-3XL.
Tourmaster Dri Perf Gel Gloves – $95
The Tourmaster Dri Perf Gel Glove provides a combination of cooling air flow-through while still maintaining their waterproofness in case you run into summer showers. Gel inserts also reduce the tiring effects of vibrations on your hands. EVA foam padding on the fingers and outside of wrist team up a hard knuckle protector to disperse impacts. The precurved gloves also have stretch panels for comfort, and the finger tip will work with your smartphone. Available in Black sizes XS-3XL.
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