Lots of riders find fingerless motorcycle gloves a comfortable summer alternative, instead of heavily-gloved fingers in summer's heat.
FIngerless gloves are great for: Comfort, shock absorption, better grip, padding and sweat control. They're a lot cooler in the summer.
In this 2-part series, we explain what to look for when choosing fingerless gloves.
Choosing Fingerless Motorcycle Gloves
Here's what to look for when choosing fingerless styles:
- A proper fit: probably the most important consideration when deciding on any pair of gloves.
- Gloves that are too small can cut off circulation while restricting all that freedom of movement you need while riding.
- Gloves that are too large are just as bad, cutting down your – and the bike's – control.
Note that all leather gloves stretch, once broken in.
While choosing gloves is always a matter of personal preference, here are some features to look for that add comfort and protection:
We make 4 styles of fingerless gloves, available at our online store or at your local dealer.
Disadvantages of Fingerless Motorcycle Gloves
Some riders question the sense of wearing gloves that don't FULLY protect hands and fingers.
Because fingerless gloves provide far less coverage than full gloves, there are naturally a few disadvantages to consider. If you're riding on the track you would never choose them.
But if you are cruising or street riding and for some unforseen reason you drop the bike, you'll usually end up with palms hitting the ground first.
So while your fingers are out there, exposed to the elements and without defense to possible injuries from a slide or abrasions from flying road debris or bugs, your palms do stay protected.
- These gloves won't help in cold weather ... you'll need winter gloves for that! Stow them once temperatures fall.
A Note on Value: "You Get What You Pay For"
You actually do get what you pay for.
How do YOU keep cool -- but protected -- on hot summer rides?
When temperatures rise and the sun beats down, how do you beat the heat? Here are 21 tips from other riders to keep cooler this summer ... check them out! Ride safe!