Winter Motorcycle Gloves

Get yourself some winter motorcycle gloves and you won't have to put your bike when cold weather rolls across the land.

| November/December 2009

Don't let cold weather keep you from riding your classic motorcycle. In this installment of Gear Driven motorcycle gear reviews, the editors tested eight pairs of winter motorcycle gloves:

1. Alpinestars Storm Rider Gore-Tex gloves feature leather construction, an insulated liner, excellent knuckle armor, and padded inserts along the palm, fingers, top of the hand and wrist for added impact protection. This is serious sport-touring gear, and while the knuckle protectors look a little goofy, they also provide peace of mind. For being a sportier cut they’re quite warm, and one of several great choices here if you’re combining an insulated glove with heated grips. Price: $179.95.

2. Cortech Scarab Winter gloves feature cowhide leather construction, goatskin palms, a waterproof and breathable HiPora fabric barrier, Thinsulate insulation, titanium/carbon knuckle, finger and wrist protection panels, a gauntlet cuff with a leather closure flap, and a soft fleece interior lining. We found these gloves to have a nice, secure, sporty fit. Though these aren’t the warmest gloves here, their relative lack of bulk provides more dexterity than some of the thicker, warmer gloves we’ve tried, and we like their armor. Price: $84.99.

7/5/2010 1:50:27 PM

I have a question concerning your cold weather glove review. Other reviews I have read (e.g. webBikeWorld) have identified the HELD Freezer glove as the "hands down" best non-electric cold weather glove (e.g. warmth, gauntlet fit, build quality, etc.), but none of these other reviews included the Tourmaster Winter Elite Glove. You review comments that the Tourmaster Winter Elite is the warmest non-electric glove. If the two gloves were the same price, which would you choose as the top of the line? And if the answer is the HELD, is the Tourmaster close enough in all aspects that at 2/3 the price, it is a better selection? Thanks, Bob Jones

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