Anyone who rides in winter knows the value of having warm hands. The cold can cause your hands to become stiff, achy and numb, which decreases your ability to use the throttle or brakes effectively and safely. And, often not considered enough, a cooling down of your body temperature affects your reaction time and ability such as clues from the behaviour of other motorists. Cold hands are bad news in more ways than one. We have put together a list of 10 of the warmest winter riding gloves available going into 2016. Read below to find the best gloves for keeping your hands warm.
TOP 10 WINTER GLOVES
1. The Held 2470 Freeezer II Gloves
The Held 2470 Freezer 2 gloves are the improved successor of the original best-selling Freezer gloves. They are insulated with Primaloft for superior warmth. The Gore-Tex membrane means these gloves are waterproof and breathable, whatever the weather.
2. The Rev’it! Taurus Gore-Tex Gloves
The Rev’it! Taurus gloves are insulated with Primaloft Gold for warmth. The palms of the Taurus gloves have been lined with Primaloft Gold Eco, for better flexibility and dexterity. The Gore-Tex lining further helps with the insulation by ensuring your hands do not become damp with sweat by allowing your skin to breathe.
3. The Alpinestars Wr-1 Gore-Tex Gloves
The back of the Alpinestars WR-1 gloves are lined with Primaloft for warmth. The Primaloft Grip lining on the palm means the WR-1 gloves keep your hands warm without compromising grip and hold. The Gore-Tex lining keeps your hands free from sweat and dampness throughout the life of the gloves.
4. The 2270 Held Cold Champ Gloves
The 2270 Held Cold Champ gloves are lined with 3M Thinsulate. Ideal for long distances the thermal liner on these gloves teamed with Gore-Tex X-Trafit means you are warm without your gloves being bulky. The Gore-Tex lining keeps your hands free from sweat and dampness throughout the life of the gloves.
5. The Richa Arctic Gloves
The Richa Arctic gloves are lined with a fleece liner to keep your hands warm. The Hipora membrane keeps you dry and also allows your hands to breathe, so they remain free from sweat and dampness.
6. The Rev’it! Hydra Gloves
The Rev’it! Hydra gloves’ Thinsulate G liner keeps you warm. McFit technology works to enhance the dexterity of the gloves while making sure you can pull your hand out of the glove without bringing the inner liner out with you. The Hydratex membrane keeps these gloves 100% waterproof.
7. The Richa Cold Protect Gloves
The Richa Cold Protect Gloves are lined with a Tri-fleece liner. They will keep your hands dry thanks to the Gore-Tex membrane. Scoring an impressive 45/50 in the Visordown 2012 5-point test to find a pair of motorcycle gloves that would be genuinely warm, waterproof, and suitable for all-weather riding, and all for under £100.
8. The Alpinestars Transition Gloves
The Alpinestars Transition gloves have a Thinsulate lining, which guarantees heat performance and also offers moisture wicking properties to keep you dry and warm. McFit technology works to enhance the dexterity of the gloves while making sure you can pull your hand out of the glove without bringing the inner liner out with you. The Drystar liner means these gloves are 100% waterproof and also breathable, so your sweat can escape.
9. The Held 2170 Arctic Gore-Tex Gloves
The Held Arctic gloves have superior 180gms Thinsulate on the back of the hand to fight wind-chill and, remarkably the gloves retain the dexterity of far less warm gloves due to their construction. The Gore-Tex liner means these gloves keep your hands dry.
10. The Dane Basic 3 Gloves
The Dane Basic 3 gloves use a Thermolite lining to offer insulation on those winter rides.The Gore-Tex membrane makes these gloves waterproof for the lifetime of the product, it also lets your hands breathe.