Anyone who rides a motorcycle will tell you how important your gear is. Helmets are obviously a necessity to protect your head in the event of an accident, but think about this: When you fall, what is often the first thing that hits the ground? Your hands , of course; it’s instinct to catch yourself and prevent your head from taking the worst of the fall impact. Not only do you need to protect your hands from the pavement, but weather can be detrimental as well. Leather gloves are perfect for protecting your hands from the wind, and they offer more protection against impact. Textile style gloves are water resistant, so they are perfect for driving in the rain.
The fit of the glove is also imperative when you are looking to purchase new motorcycle gloves. If your gloves are too lose, they will not protect the areas of your hands that need protection. If the gloves are too tight, you will not be able to maneuver the motorcycle properly with the gloves on. Leather gloves should have a snug fit at first because they will eventually loosen with use, but textile gloves need to fit correctly right out of the box. In addition, if you are going to ride your motorcycle during the winter, it is important that liners fit inside your gloves to keep your hands warm. Here at Car and Biker, we’ve reviewed plenty of motorcycle gloves, but have yet to put together a list of the overall best. We meticulously went through 9 different pairs of full-finger motorcycle gloves (although most of these have fingerless options), with a mix of leather and textile, and summed it up the best features of each in the list below!
Motorcycle Gloves Best Design Feature Price Rating
Freetoo Men’s Outdoor Gloves Full Finger Cycling Motorcycle Gloves Breathable, lightweight material $21.68 4.5/5
StrongSuit 20300-L Voyager Leather Motorcycle Gloves Pre-curved fingers for optimal fit $42.13 4.3/5
Joe Rocket Speedway Men’s Motorcycle Riding Gloves Cowhide leather material for additional protection $44.99 4.5/5
Vbiger Tactical Gloves Military Gloves Full Finger Gloves Weatherproof, no-drip protection $17.89 4.3/5
Tour Master Summer Elite 2 Gloves Durable, goatskin leather that is reinforced for additional protection $39.00 4.5/5
Full Leather Motorcycle Gloves by Blok-IT Made from an insulated material that provides warmth and comfort $26.71 4.2/5
1. Fox Head Men’s Bomber Glove
These Fox Head Bomber Gloves are a great option that provides a full layer of protection for your hands while you are on a bike. The material of these gloves is primarily leather, but other materials do come into play in the design. The knuckles are individually molded to give you a comfortable fit that offers a good bit of collision protection. In addition, the palm of the glove is double layered to help protect your hands from abrasions from the pavement.
The leather material that the gloves are made from is perforated to add breathability to the outerwear. This is especially important in hot weather to keep your hands from sweating excessively. The gloves feature an ergonomic design that is comfortable to wear and flexible enough to ride in.
This pair of gloves is available in several color options, which includes options like black, grey, red, and white. They can also be purchased in various sizes that range from small to 5XL so it is easy to purchase a pair of gloves to fit your hand size. In addition, a one year warranty is included with the purchase of these gloves.
2. Freetoo Men’s Outdoor Gloves Full Finger Cycling Motorcycle Gloves
The nylon-based Freetoo motorcycle gloves are great for protecting your hands in the event of an accident. They are designed with plastic-molded knuckles to protect your hand against abrasions- the top of your hand is not the most likely area to be bruised up while driving, but if any debris happens to be flying towards your hands, they will be protected. In addition, if your knuckles hit the pavement, the impact damage will be minimal with this level of protection. The palms of these gloves are also reinforced, which provides additional protection to you while you are driving your motorcycle.
We’ve favorited these gloves because they are simply easy to maneuver in while providing great protection. They are flexible enough to easily move your fingers and drive your bike with ease. The material is extremely lightweight; it is made from a nylon material that is durable enough to take a bit of abuse, but it is also an extremely breathable fabric that will be comfortable to drive in. No sweaty hands here, and trust me, I get sweaty hands easily. If the material happens to get wet, it will dry quickly, so rain is never a concern with these gloves.
Another great thing about these gloves are the color options. Available in black, army green, or tan, you will have plenty of options to match your other biker gear. There are also fingerless options that you can select from as well. This glove is available in a number of sizes, so whether you need small gloves or XXL, these Freetoo motorcycle gloves will accommodate your needs.
The StrongSuit 20300-L is a durable pair of motorcycle gloves that is made from high grade cowhide leather. This material is perfect for protecting your hands against abrasions that may occur. The knuckles are also designed with integrated armor, which gives you an additional layer of protection in the event that a collision does occur. In addition, the knuckles are designed to be reflective as a way to be more visible at night.
These gloves offer a stylish look, but they are also extremely functional while you are on the road. The top of the gloves are made from a breathable mesh fabric and the fingers are pre-curved to give you a better grip while driving. These 100 percent leather gloves are available in sizes that range from extra small to XXL, so there are gloves available for everyone. We tested a pair that was XL (Dave has big hands) and found that it fit’s extremely snug, yet comfortable. You may want to get a pair that is a size up.
4. Cortech DX 2 Gloves
The Cortech DX 2 motorcycle gloves are designed to be a lightweight and rugged option for bikers who want a stylish glove option to fit their gear. When it comes to protection, these gloves have a double layer of material on the palm of the glove. This area is padded to give you more protection in the event of an unfortunate accident as well as an ergonomic grip that makes it easy to maneuver your hands while driving.
The gloves feature a material with a four way stretch capability to give you more movement while wearing the gloves. The gloves come with neoprene knuckles and wrist protection that is designed to give you an additional layer of protection. In addition, the gloves are made from a breathable material that will help keep your hands from sweating.
The Cortech DX 2 gloves are available in sizes that range from small to 3XL. In addition, there are also youth sizes available. The gloves can also be purchased in all black, silver and black, black and blue, black and yellow, black and white, and black and red, so there are a lot of options if you want gloves that fit your other biker gear.
The Milwaukee Cruiser gloves are made from premium leather material that is stylish for any biker to wear. In addition, it is also a great material to protect your hands from abrasions and impact against the pavement. The palms of the gloves are gel padded to provide additional protection, but it also gives you a more comfortable grip when you are riding.
The knuckles of these gloves are soft, which means that you will not have the added protection that some gloves offer, but you will be able to move your hands with ease while wearing the gloves. In addition, the leather material is perforated on the top of the glove to make sure that your hand can breathe while they are in the gloves. You can purchase a pair of these gloves in any size from small to 3XL, but regardless of the size, you can only purchase the gloves in black, which is the perfect color for biker gloves.
6. Joe Rocket Speedway Men’s Motorcycle Riding Gloves
The Joe Rocket Speedway Motorcycle gloves are a perfect match for any biker who is looking for riding gloves to protect their hands. These gloves are made from natural drum dyed cowhide leather, which means that they are durable enough to protect your hands. The gloves are designed with a great style that will look great with the rest of your gear.
The palms of the gloves are riveted, and the fingers are sculpted to give you a fit that is great for gripping the handlebars of your bike. The knuckles are designed with carbon inserts that are molded to protect your hand. The gloves are long enough to cover your wrists, and they secure with a hook and loop strap that is designed to hold the glove in place with Velcro. The Joe Rocket Riding Gloves can be purchased in sizes that range from small to 3XL.
7. Vbiger Tactical Gloves Military Gloves Full Finger Gloves
The next pair of gloves on this list, which is the Vbiger Tactical Gloves, offers full finger protection that is great to have in the event of an accident. The knuckles are also padded to give you an extra layer of protection. The material that the gloves are comprised of is a combination of high quality leather and other textile materials. The wrist band is nylon, to give you a comfortable fit that is not loose on your hands, and the palm is covered in mesh fabric that is breathable and easy to maneuver.
The cuff of the glove is designed with a Velcro strap that is perfect for protecting your hands from the wind. This strap can also be used to connect a carabiner to make sure that your keys are secure while you are riding your bike. The material is 100 percent drip resistant, so if you get caught in a rain storm, your hand will remain dry. These gloves are available in medium, large, and extra large. There is not a large color selection available for the Vbiger motorcycle gloves, but black gloves match well with most biker gear.
8. Tour Master Summer Elite 2 Gloves
The next pair of motorcycle gloves on this list is the Tour Master Summer Elite Gloves. They are crafted from goatskin leather, which means that they are able to protect against abrasions from the pavement as well as impact damage that may occur. The gloves are designed with a perforated top to give some breathability to the glove and keep your hands from sweating.
The palms of this pair of gloves are reinforced with foam padding to give you extra protection. This padding reduces the amount of vibration while you are driving as well as the shock of any impact that may occur. In addition, the fingers and the palms are pre-curved to enhance your grip and give you more maneuverability while you are driving. There is also a padding that is layered on each knuckle that is reinforced to protect your hands, but it is also still easy to move. These gloves only come in black leather, but they are available in a plethora of sizes, which includes extra small, 3XL, and everything in between.
9. Full Leather Motorcycle Gloves by Blok-IT
The Blok-IT motorcycle gloves are a great pair of full coverage gloves that is designed from all leather material. This thick material is perfect for protecting your hands against abrasions in the event of an accident. In addition, the gloves are designed from a thinsulate material that is designed to insulate and warm your hands while protecting them from the elements while you are riding your bike.
A lining is also incorporated into the design of the glove, so if you are taking long rides in the cold winter air, your hands will be protected. Even with the lining, the fingers have a moldable fit that is both flexible and comfortable. These gloves, like many others on our list, are only available in black, but that color option is available in four different sized gloves, which range from small to XL.
Motorcycle gloves are an important piece of equipment for any biker to use during their travels. They provide protection from the elements as well as the road. Out of the nine gloves that we reviewed in this list, the Fox Head Men’s Bomber Gloves come out on top as the best overall riding glove. They have the protection that you need as a motorcyclist, and they are made from a breathable material that will keep your hands from sweating, which means that you’ll be comfortable with them remaining on your hands for a longer period of time. Last but not least, these gloves also have a lot of color variations that allows you to add some personality to your biker gear!
If you are looking for a pair of gloves that offers the best bang for your buck, then the
Freetoo Men’s Outdoor Gloves Full Finger Cycling Motorcycle Gloves are right up your alley. They offer reinforced protection and comfort at a very reasonable price point. Hopefully this guide has helped you find a pair of gloves that fits your needs.