Five of the best… thermal motorcycle gloves over £100
Five of the best... thermal motorcycle gloves over £100
You don’t need to part with loads of cash for warm digits in the cold – but paying more for winter gloves can pay dividends.
Stretch your budget past £100 and you start to get higher quality materials such as Gore-Tex membranes, Outlast linings or even electronic heating for the ultimate in finger defrosting.
At the higher end of the winter glove spectrum, you’ll find Rukka’s R-Star. Although expensive, Sportsbikeshop customers think they’re worth it, and gave them an average of 4.50 stars from the first 12 reviews. They’re impressed by the dual chamber (two separate sections for your hands – one for extra warmth and one for more grip), but they say the visor wipe is too small to be entirely effective.
Rev'it Kryptonite GTX
The Kryptonite gloves are proving to be a hit with Sportsbikeshop customers, who gave them an average of 4.62 stars from the first 13 reviews. Reviewers praise the comfort and waterproofing, thanks to a Gore-Tex membrane, but do say these gloves may not stand up in the face of the coldest winters. Customers also like the fact that the cuff is short to get under sleeves, and that the knitted construction provides a better rain seal.
Gerbing 12V XR-12 Hybrid
If a thermal winter glove isn’t going to cut it, a heated glove could offer you all the warmth you need. Gerbing’s XR-12 Hybrid gloves earned a 4.65-star rating from the first 107 reviews. Buyers say they can be a little fiddly to connect to the bike, but once they’re on they are incredibly warm and will soon justify the extra faff. If you don’t want to hook up to your bike’s battery, you can buy an extra standalone battery pack.
Rev'it Stratos GTX£119.99
The Stratos GTX gloves impressed Sportsbikeshop customers with how waterproof they are, thanks to their Gore-Tex membrane, with one customer even claiming they repelled 22cm of Cumbrian rain. Buyers reckoned the gloves struggled in sub-zero temperatures, but many said they had toasty hands above zero without needing heated grips. From the first nine reviews, they’ve received an average of 4.67 stars.
Gerbing 12V G-12£103.99
If a heated glove tickles your fancy but you want something that tucks under your jacket, these could be your perfect riding companion. The short cuff allows you to create a better rain seal by sticking it under your jacket sleeve. Sportsbikeshop customers rate these gloves for warmth on cold days, but a few reviewers also say the gloves could be improved with impact armour. Out of the first 29 reviews, they received an average of 4.66 stars.