The heat invites on many occasions to leave the gloves parked. We tend to give little importance, but gloves are essential protection for riding a motorcycle or moped. Many times, especially in summer, we ignore this garment both in town and on the road, putting our hands in danger in the event of an accident. When it comes to purchasing new motorcycle gloves, the importance of a good fit can’t be overly emphasized.
You spend a lot of time making sure motorcycle jackets fit perfectly, and you should spend just as much time choosing the right glove fitment. Here are a few tips for choosing a pair of gloves that fit comfortably and snuggly.
Use the Motorcycle Grip Test
A pair of gloves might feel great when your fingers are straight, but the real test of a good fit is the motorcycle grip test. While wearing the gloves, pretend you’re grabbing onto your motorcycle grips. If the gloves are snug without feeling uncomfortably tight, you’re in business. You should also be able to easily operate your turn signals and other controls without feeling like your circulation is being cut off.
Select a Glove Type
Different types of gloves fit differently based on their intended usage. For example, touring gloves are primarily designed for comfort during long-distance riding. They should give you plenty of dexterity with adequate protection. Racing gloves, on the other hand, should fit more snugly and should be built with pre-curved fingers. All weather riding gloves are intentionally bulkier because they come with added insulation. If we have a fall, however simple, hands are usually the first parapet for the driver, because during the accident tends to put your hands to avoid the blow, so they are the most damaged part of the body.
An example of this imagines the repercussion of an accident on the road, where people drive at 90 kilometers per hour, or in the city, where the speed is usually 50 kilometers per hour. In these cases, the gloves would protect the hands from cuts and wounds. In summer, the finest and unfilled have ventilation, which promotes perspiration and results in a greater grip when driving the motorcycle. On the other hand, in winter they protect from the cold and prevent the appearance of chilblains and redness due to the low temperatures.
Select the Right Material
Keep in mind that leather is slightly stretchy, while textile gloves maintain their original size over time. So, if you’re going for a new pair of leather gloves, choose a pair that’s slightly tighter than you’d normally wear. They’ll stretch a bit with consistent wear and will end up forming to your hands. Once broken in, you can’t beat the comfort of a great pair of leather gloves.
If you opt for textile gloves, you don’t want to make the mistake of going too small, since they won’t stretch out. If you’re right between sizes, it’s better to go up a size than down. You want to be able to move those fingers freely, without feeling too much tightness in the knuckles.
Now that you know what factors influence glove fitment, it’s time to go out and find the perfect gloves for your rides.