How To Choose Summer Motorbike Gloves: The Sun Is Out!
Regarding summer riding, we are continuously exposed to the elements of nature.
Cycling can be difficult in the sweltering heat and melting sun.
Why use gloves when biking in warm weather? Hand safety is needed throughout the year.
And to be cool and comfortable, select seasonally appropriate gloves.
Here is a straightforward explanation of the greatest possibilities.
Summer Motorbike Gloves Are Comfortable and Cool
The primary purpose of gloves is to protect and soothe the hands from abrasion, sun, insects, road debris, and heat.
If you are seeking lightweight summer gloves, remember that direct airflow will keep your hands cooler. Beyond that, seek gloves that provide added protection, convenience, and comfort.
Here are some options:
• Lightweight Mesh and Vented Gloves:
On hot days, sweaty hands are the last thing you want. Gloves featuring vents and mesh fabrics increase airflow, keeping the hands dry and allowing for a solid grip on the throttle. Consider neoprene and other lightweight, wicking, and ventilated textiles with enhanced “grip” texture on the palms.
• Leather Summer Gloves:
Leather gloves are a staple for riders. Even though leather gloves are warmer than fabric gloves, you can still use them as the temperature rises. Simply search for unlined leather gloves or perforated leather options. Some riders prefer Deerskin leather gloves for comfort throughout the year. Until September, store thicker insulated leather gloves.
• Fingerless Gloves:
Although not as protective as full-fingered gloves, many riders prefer fingerless gloves for summer comfort and protection. Summer riders should consider styles with a leather palm, gel, firm knuckles, pull tabs, and mesh backs. (See options for fingerless gloves).
• Gel Palms:
Road vibrations can strain the hands, wrists, and arms. Gel gloves serve as the initial line of defence. Seek gloves with extra gel padding in the palm to reduce tiredness, hand numbness, carpal tunnel syndrome, and other vibration-related disorders.
• Waterproof Gloves:
Summertime downpours are typical. A pair of waterproof gloves are an excellent addition to your equipment pack. For the best comfort, search for designs with breathable Gore-Tex or AquaTex liners; if the waterproof liner doesn’t breathe, your hands will become a sweaty mess.
• Rider Tip:
Regardless of the gloves you choose, you should always have an extra pair in case you lose or forget them at your last stop. Gloves have a habit of disappearing!
Following are some other summer glove characteristics that are “nice-to-haves”:
- Touchscreen engineering
- Reflective elements for riding at night
- Additional protection is provided by skid pads, strong knuckles, and kevlar.
- Comfort features such as pre-bent fingers for an easier grasp, an absorbent thumb strip for wiping a perspiring forehead, and more.
In conclusion, cyclists. On hot summer days, summer riding gloves can make your next ride safer and more comfortable.
How do YOU remain cool and protected on summer rides?
How can you beat the heat when temps rise and the sun is shining? These are 21 recommendations from fellow bikers for staying cool this summer… Check into them! Ride safe!
Love the breeze!
Many of the gloves we produce are designed for summer riding. Visit a JMI Motogrip retail location and our online store.