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Olympia introduces Best Motorcycle Glove: Rain or Shine

Posted by Tom Schwab

4300_Gore_Tex_Rain_Shine_Motorcylce_gloveOne of the most important articles of clothing for any rider is a decent glove. No one should really go riding without one on each hand. Not only will they give you protection from the elements, but if you go down soft or hard, they'll also offer you protection from asphalt, cement and gravel road rash.

Up until this point, some of the finest riding gloves were made of soft and flexible leather. Leather gives superior abrasion resistance; it is supple enough to let you grip the handles, and it provides a modicum of protection from the weather.


Topics: All Season Motorcycle Gloves, Long Distance Riding, Gel Palm Gloves, leather motorcycle gloves, Hand Numbness/Vibration, Spring, comfort

Crowdsourced Tips (and Myths) for Breaking-In New Leather Motorcycle Gloves

Posted by Rhonda Hurwitz

Leather motorcycle gloveThere's nothing quite like a brand spanking new pair of leather motorcycle gloves.

While leather gloves should be comfortable from day one, they may still need some breaking in.

And while everyone seems to have their own favorite method to do this, there is no one "tried and true" method.

Many people will break a glove in the old fashioned way just by using them and roughing them up a bit.

 Looking for a shortcut? 

Here's a crowdsourced list of ways to give new leather motorcycle gloves more flexibility:


Topics: leather motorcycle gloves

Black Fingerless Leather Gloves: A Classic Choice for Riders

Posted by Rhonda Hurwitz

Long gone are the days when 'old school' bikers would ride with their palms wrapped in red bandannas during a long ride.

In Part I of our series on choosing fingerless gloves,  we highlighted some key features to look for when it comes to fingerless motorcycle gloves.

But the most popular fingerless gloves for many riders are black leather fingerless gloves -- a timeless classic.

 Like any motorcycle glove, there are important differences that you may not notice, as well as different qualities of leather.

Here's what to look for when choosing a black leather fingerless glove:


Topics: Private Label: Glove Fit & Feel, Gel Palm Gloves, fingerless motorcycle gloves, leather motorcycle gloves

Which Fingerless Motorcycle Gloves for Summer Riding?

Posted by Rhonda Hurwitz

womens fingerless motorcycle gloves 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. 

- Mesh styles are light and cool, and good for wiping the sweat off your face on a hard ride/hot day ...

Black fingerless all leather styles are a classic ...

- and, there are many comfort and safety features to choose from. 


Topics: Gel Palm Gloves, fingerless motorcycle gloves, leather motorcycle gloves

Should Black Leather Motorcycle Gloves Turn Hands Black?

Posted by Rhonda Hurwitz



On Facebook, a rider recently commented that after riding in the rain, the black leather from his gloves leeched its dye into his skin.

This shouldn't happen, but sometimes does ...

... so we thought we'd explain why it happens and how it can be prevented.


Topics: leather motorcycle gloves

Choosing Leather Motorcycle Gloves: Which Leather is Best?

Posted by Rhonda Hurwitz


When people hear that we make motorcycle gloves (for almost 75 years!) we get asked 1 question a lot ...

Which leather is best for gloves? 

Apologies in advance to Bambi and friends ... but when it comes to protecting our paws at 65+ mph motorcyclists have been wearing leather since the beginning ... for good reason.


Topics: leather motorcycle gloves

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