Top 5 Motorcycle Gloves For Winter

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There are several things to look out for when it comes to shopping for winter motorcycle gloves. For instance, the knuckle protection should have no ventilation, plus the fabric should have no perforation. The hand is the part of the body that will get cold most quickly when riding, so it’s important that the gloves don’t have any ventilation. At MotoReview, we’ve compiled a list of the top 5 motorcycle gloves for winter in Australia. Most are sports/touring style, however, we have included one racing style entry. We’re here to help you find the glove that’s perfect for you this winter.

Top 5 Motorcycle Gloves For Winter 2021 Australia

  • Dainese Scout 2 Evo Gore-Tex Gloves
  • REV’IT! Boxxer 2 H2O Gloves
  • Five RFX1 Gloves
  • Alpinestars Apex V2 Drystar Gloves
  • Dainese Tempest D-Dry Long Gloves

Dainese Scout 2 Evo Gore-Tex Gloves

Specs

Style: Sports/Touring | Long-Cuff

Certification: CE KP 1

Material: Amica Suede | Goatskin Leather

Ventilation: No

Waterproof: Gore-Tex Membrane

Knuckle Protection: Techno Inserts

Palm Sliders: Yes | Polyurethane Inserts

Touchscreen Compatible: Yes

Sizes: 3XS-3XL

Pros

+ Great protection with hard palm slider

+ Very comfortable

+ Touchscreen compatible fingertip and visor wipe thumb

Cons

Fingertips can get slightly cold after a while

The Dainese Scout 2 Evo Gore-Tex Gloves are extremely durable, thanks to the strategic placement of goatskin leather and palm slider. These gloves also come with Dainese techno protectors hidden behind the Amica Suede on the knuckles, as well as the joints of the fingers. This paired with the breathable and waterproof Gore-Tex membrane and the thermal Primaloft padding means that your hands will stay warm and sweat-free, giving these gloves a superior sense of comfort and reliability. The only downside is that after riding for a long time in icy conditions, your fingertips can get cold.

They also include features that add much convenience to the daily commute, such as a touch-screen compatible fingertip and a Dainese visor wiper located on the left thumb. This allows you to keep your gloves on while using your phone. Plus, you can wipe any precipitation built up on the outside of your visor while riding with a quick swipe, leaving no smudges or marks.

Despite the thickness, they allow you to make dextrous movements and don’t feel constricting in the slightest. The Dainese Scout 2 Evo Gore-Tex Gloves are hands-down the best performing for the price gloves on the list.

REV’IT! Boxxer 2 H2O Gloves

Specs

Style: Urban | Short-Cuff

Certification: CE KP 1

Material: Goatskin/Suede leather

Ventilation: N/A

Waterproof: Yes

Knuckle Protection: Hard Shell

Palm Sliders: Temperfoam

Touchscreen Compatible: No

Sizes: XS-4XL

Pros

+ Very comfortable

+ Warm & waterproof

+ Touchscreen compatible

Cons

Short cuffs makes tucking jacket into gloves difficult

The REV’IT! Boxxer 2 gloves are constructed with a heavy-duty goatskin outer layer and a knitted cuff with a Velcro adjustment strap. The waterproof construction and well-insulated design make these gloves most suitable for cold climates and wet conditions. A waterproof Hydratex membrane ensures your hands stay dry and warm in rainy weather. The only downside to these gloves is that the short cuff can make tucking your jacket in to insulate better slightly difficult.

These warm and comfortable gloves are also flexible enough to ensure that handling the bike is simple. Offering a hard-shell knuckle, palm slider, padded fingers, and padded palm, these gloves offer a good degree of protection on top of the comfortability. The accordion stretch leather on the finger also adds to the comfortability of the gloves.

Five RFX1 Gloves

Top 5 Motorcycle Gloves in 2021 Five RFX1
Specs

Style: Racing | Long-Cuff

Certification: CE KP 2

Material: Full-Grain Cowhide Topside/Full-Grain Goatskin Palm

Ventilation: Knuckle Vents

Waterproof: No

Knuckle Protection: TPU Knuckle Shells

Palm Sliders: Carbon

Touchscreen Compatible: No

Sizes: S-3XL

Pros

+ Extremely comfortable.

+ Carbon reinforced

+ Lightweight and comfortable

Cons

Fingers are slightly short

Expensive

The Five RFX1 Gloves are some of the best race inspired gloves on the market. With a full-grain leather construction, carbon reinforcement on the palm and forearm and stretch-Kevlar liner, it’s also one of the safest gloves you can buy. The stretch-Kevlar liner ensures the flexibility and comfortability of the glove whilst also ensuring a lightweight construction. The ventilation in the glove is limited, with the only air intakes on the TPU knuckle shell. There are no perforations on the gloves, so they are best suited for winter and colder climates.

These gloves use high-quality materials to ensure a level of protection and safety that other gloves can rarely reach. They may not be the best choice for casual wear or your daily commute, but when used in the appropriate setting, such as the track, there’s barely any competition.

Alpinestars Apex V2 Drystar Gloves

Specs

Style: Sports/Touring | Long-Cuff

Certification: CE KP 1

Material: Leather / Softshell | Poly-Textile fabric

Ventilation: No

Waterproof: Yes

Knuckle Protection: TPU Injected

Palm Sliders: Hard Palm Slider

Touchscreen Compatible: Yes

Sizes: S-3XL

Pros

+ Great protection

+ Touch-screen compatible fingertip

+ Finger bridge lowers risk of displacement

Cons

Only waterproof up to a certain limit

Inner gloves needed for temperatures below 5°C

Featuring a durable stretch poly-textile upper paired with a leather palm, these gloves are optimised for safety and comfort in all the areas that need them. They come with an Alpinestars waterproof Drystar membrane to keep your hands dry and Thinsulate thermal insulation to protect them from the elements, adding up to a warm and cozy fit. The knuckles, thumb and palm are all reinforced with TPR. This allows you to have a good grip on the controls and offers a great level of protection.

Although these gloves are waterproof, some water can leak through to the inside if they get drenched. Reflective detailing helps you stay more visible at night, and a finger bridge located between the ring and pinky finger prevent displacement in the event of an impact. Touch-screen compatible fingertips are included, and the wide Velcro cuff allows for easy fitment over the sleeves. If you are riding in temperatures below 5°C, you will need inner gloves to stay warm.

Dainese Tempest D-Dry Long Gloves

Specs

Style: Sports/Touring | Long-Cuff

Certification: CE KP 1

Material: Elasticated Fabric, Amica Suede, Digital Suede

Ventilation: No

Waterproof: Yes | D-Dry Membrane

Knuckle Protection: Comfortech

Palm Sliders: No

Touchscreen Compatible: Yes

Sizes: 3XS-2XL

Pros

+ Comfortable and flexible fitment

+ Great value for gloves that perform this well

Cons

No palm slider

The Dainese Tempest D-Dry Long Gloves are both warm and waterproof. It’s so waterproof that you could run them under a sink and have no water enter the inside of the glove. They offer a comfortable and flexible fitment, allowing unhindered use of the handlebar controls but unfortunately do not come with a palm slider. They do, however, include features such as a Dainese visor wiper and smart touch fingers.

The protection on these gloves lacks compared to the others on this list. They’re composed of Amica suede, Digital suede and elasticated fabric. There are no leather reinforcements or palm sliders. However, the comfort it offers in cold climates makes these gloves well worth the price, which is quite affordable too.

Final Thoughts

The Dainese Scout 2 Evo Gore-Tex Gloves has the best balance of features and protection for the price point while still being well-insulated. REV’IT! Boxxer 2 H2O Gloves check most of the boxes, comfort, warmth, protection and price. However, they don’t have as many features as the Scout 2. Five RFX1 Gloves are an excellent racing style glove for colder conditions that offer unmatched protection. The Alpinestars Apex V2 Drystar Gloves are very safe and have a more adjustable fitment than the other gloves while still being affordable. Dainese’s Tempest D-Dry Long Gloves are comfortable, warm and feature-packed, but are not as protective as the other gloves on the list.

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