Five of the best… Gore-Tex motorcycle gloves

Five of the best... Gore-Tex motorcycle gloves

SBS Choice
 SIMON LEE

We’ve all been there – putting our trust into the weather forecast only to hit dreaded showers along the way.

Investing in a pair of Gore-Tex gloves from the start will eliminate future struggles, and guarantee dry digits all year round. Sure, they’re a little more expensive, but Sportsbikeshop customers insist these five gloves are worth the higher price tag…

Held Air N Dry

£149.95-£157.99
Dual-chamber gloves allow you to switch from waterproof gloves to airy, dry-weather gloves in seconds. Held’s Air n Dry are the most popular exponent of the style, with an impressive 4.87-star average score from the first 67 reviews. Sportsbikeshop customers are impressed by their three-season ability (four if you have heated grips). They say the Gore-Tex lined ‘Dry’ side is surprisingly good for feel, but note the fingers in the ‘Air’ section feel a little shorter than on the Dry side.

Richa Cold Protect Gore-Tex

£89.99-£99.99
According to Sportsbikeshop customers, these gloves almost live up to their name, taking an average of 4.53 stars from the first 55 reviews. Reviewers can’t find fault with the Gore-Tex membrane, but say the thermal lining can’t cope during very harsh winters. They recommend these gloves for short commutes rather than long rides in arctic blasts, which was echoed by SBS Mag reviewer Andy in his review.    

Rukka Virium Gore-Tex

£139.99
If you’re looking for a glove that only needs to put up with pesky April showers, look no further than the Virium gloves. Customers say they may be too thin for the deepest of winters, but highly recommend them for spring, summer and autumn. Reviewers are keen to point out how well fitting and comfortable these gloves are, and awarded them an impressive 4.90-star average from the first 21 reviews.

Alpinestars Celer Gore-Tex

£107.72
For those seeking sporty looks and waterproofing performance, the Celer Gore-Tex gloves offer the ideal combination. These sporty shorties are popular among Sportsbikeshop customers, collecting a 4.62-star average from the first 13 reviews. They also sit well with SBS Mag reviewer Andy, who rated them 90/100 in his review. All are in agreement that the gloves aren’t bulky, and that the fit is spot-on.  

Rev'it Stratos Gore-Tex

£107.99
One customer said the Stratos gloves were his saviour through heavy rain in England’s notoriously wet Lake District. The rest of his gear let water in, but his hands stayed dry. He and other buyers highly recommend these gloves, giving a 4.70-star average from the first 10 reviews. They’re praised for fit, comfort and grip, but customers say they’re not best suited to the coldest of temperatures.