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

£175.99
Dual-chamber gloves allow you to switch from waterproof gloves to dry-weather gloves in seconds. Held’s Air n Dry are the most popular with an impressive 4.79-star average score from the first 90 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

£79.19-£79.99
According to Sportsbikeshop customers, these gloves almost live up to their name, taking an average of 4.58 stars from the first 72 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

£138.99
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 4.91-star average from the first 35 reviews.

Held Race-Tex Gore-Tex

£109.99
For riders seeking sporty looks without compromising on weatherproofing, Held’s Race-Tex gloves offer the best of both worlds. Featuring race-styled protection with a Gore-Tex membrane, the Race-Tex gloves receive a 4.71-star average from the first 77 reviews. Customers say the supple leather eliminates a ‘breaking in’ period, and that these completely waterproof gloves are comfortable and well made.

Richa Street Touring Gore-Tex

£89.99
Richa’s Street Touring gloves have achieved RiDE Magazine Best Buy status and have amassed 21 reviews with a 4.62-star average from Sportsbikeshop customers in the process. Reviews praise their superior waterproofing, comfort and accurate fit, but recommend pairing them with an inner glove or heated grips during the winter due to a lack of a thermal lining.