How riders choose and buy motorcycle gloves

Baby Boomers are more likely to choose comfortable motorcycle gloves while Millennial riders buy for style, according to the 2018 Canstar Blue customer satisfaction research. The survey of more than 400 riders also found Millennials are the most likely to buy gloves as part of a deal with other protective gear, as well as buy online. It found …

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MotoCAP sets rider clothing ratings target

Motorcycle clothing safety ratings program MotoCAP has set a target of testing 10% of available jackets, pants and gloves in its first year of operation. MotoCAP launched last month with only 10 pairs of protective jeans and 10 leather jackets tested, and no gloves listed. We have tried to contact a MotoCAP spokesperson for details …

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Motocap Motorcycle clothing rating system launched testing

MotoCAP to add more clothing for testing

The world’s first rating system for motorcycle clothing protection, MotoCAP, has been criticised for testing only 10 pairs of riding jeans and 10 leather jackets. MotoCAP was launched last week to give riders a guide to the safety standards of their gear, as well as price and comfort. Despite eight years of independent university testing …

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Nikwax Gloveproof waterproofs gloves

Nikwax Gloveproof waterproofs gloves

Even some waterproof motorcycle gloves gradually lose their ability to stay dry, so you may need to update their waterproofing with a product like Nikwax Gloveproof. Cleaning, conditioning and waterproofing company Nikwax is based in rainy Seattle so they should know a little about waterproofing. Their wide range of products is available for many other …

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Macna summer gloves beat heat

Macna bike gloves arrive to beat the heat

Summer is just around the next bend, so it’s time to start looking for some summer gloves that beat the heat, yet still offer protection. Link International, Australian importer of Macna European motorcycle clothing, has announced a range of 16 Macna summer gloves with eight new styles are available now. We’ve tested Macna gear and …

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Macna winter and summer gloves tested

Macna winter and summer gloves tested

In a few short weeks I’ve been able to test new summer and winter gloves from European motorcycle clothing company Macna. Australian distributors Link International sent us several pair of gloves for Mrs MBW and me to test while on our recent trip through Italy. Mrs MBW and I were able to test waterproof summer gloves in …

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Macna motorcycle gloves

Macna updates 2018 winter motorcycle gloves

If you’re looking to do some touring this winter, you need a good pair of winter motorcycle gloves. European brand Macna has just release their updated winter range through Australian distributors Link International. They are waterproof, comfortable, warm and include protection and some hi-tech features such as electric heating and touch-sensitive fingertips to use screens …

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Goldtop Bobber tan gloves

Goldtop Bobber riding gloves review

These Goldtop Bobber tan gloves are the most comfortable short touring gloves I’ve worn and are perfect for the in-between riding seasons. They aren’t racing gloves, so they don’t feature any hard knuckle protection. However, they are made of a thick yet supple 1mm hand-waxed Aniline cowhide leather which should offer good abrasion protection for …

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Rider gear safety ratings to go public

A program of testing and rating the safety of motorcycle clothing available in Australia is about to go into its next phase of testing with the ratings eventually made public. The five star ratings system will be called Moto-CAP and will be a voluntary system that manufacturers can display on their gear as information for …

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How to wash your textile riding gear

Have you ever noticed that your textile riding gear is not as waterproof or breathable as it used to be and doesn’t fit as well after you’ve washed it? That’s because some textile jackets, pants and gloves are made with material that needs to be washed in a certain method to prevent shrinking, stretching or …

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