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Before you start choosing moto gloves of the right size and according to your preferences, get familiar with the most common types of this accessory.

There are the following major types of motorcycle gloves:

Textile: They are versatile and comfortable. They are made of durable textiles. They can be either very light for hot weather, or have a warm lining and a waterproof membrane.

Leather: They are made of durable leather. These motorcycle gloves are resistant to abrasion and tear, thus ensuring the highest level of safety.

Combined: These motorcycle gloves combine the best characteristics of leather and textile ones. Genuine leather inserts provide sufficient strength and durability, while textile inserts ensure excellent ventilation.

Motorcycle gloves: types of use

Here above we’ve just mentioned the basic types of this accessory. However, it’s not the only classification of motorcycle gloves. Besides the size and material, we should also consider their use.

Sports motorcycle gloves

As a rule, they are made of leather due to its resistance to abrasion and have many plastic protection elements in the most vulnerable areas. They effectively protect the wrists, palms, and knuckles thanks to the protective inserts.

The ring finger and little finger in these bike gloves are often sewn together for greater reliability. They ensure great safety but you should pay for this by the lack of comfort.

Tourist motorcycle gloves

They are made of leather, textile or combined materials. Such gloves are comfortable in any weather thanks to a waterproof breathable membrane such as Gore-Tex, Drystar or similar. Some models feature a removable warm lining, expanding the temperature range of their use from cool spring and autumn to hot mid-summer.

Motocross and enduro motorcycle gloves

Motorcross gloves are fairly comfortable. They are often made from suede and other materials. Ensuring great ease of handling, they don’t protect against damage.

On the contrary, made of dense fabric and leather, enduro bike gloves outperform motocross ones in terms of protection. Special attention is given to knuckle protection.

How to choose the right size

Of course, when choosing bike gloves, it’s crucial to choose the proper size. For this purpose, you require measuring the widest part of the palm at the base of your thumb. Thus, you will find out the exact size of your motorcycle gloves. With this knowledge, it will be much easier to choose the accessory fitting your arms.

Bike gloves care

Motorcycle gloves should be washed on a regular basis. Constant pollution leads to their rapid wear and tear. You require washing them carefully. Avoid twisting the wet glove because it can tear. Instead, you’d better soak it in a soap solution. After that, wash the dirt off the outside of the glove under the running water. Wash the inside with hands in the same solution.

Extra tips on choosing bike gloves
• To prevent fingers from freezing, pay attention to the quality of the seams. High-quality bike gloves have double seams.
• The presence of a cuff will be a great advantage when used in cold weather.
• Gloves should be reliably fixed on the hand. They shouldn’t be loose.
• If you are looking for the most versatile gloves, consider those in which the lining is removed. It’s very convenient to remove it in hot weather or for washing. Needless to say, it greatly increases the seasonality of their use.
• Put them on to assess how comfortable. The fingers should have the proper length. They shouldn’t restrict handling. Otherwise, it can provoke a road incident.
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