Gloves and jeans fail safety tests

Motorcycle gloves and jeans have once again scored a big fail in the independent Australian MotoCAP safety ratings while the jeans scored well for thermal comfort. The latest round of testing includes five pair of jeans and four gloves. Only one set of gloves scored two safety stars, while the rest scored just one. It follows …

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CE approved

What does CE approved clothing mean?

(CE certification article contributed by Pando Moto) Motorcycle protective rider gear has become a lot safer over the years since Europe introduced a CE legal standard for motorcycle clothing, known as EN13595, in 1994. It was originally designed as a standard for professional racers, but now any motorcycle clothing that does not meet the standard cannot be …

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Gloves fail MotoCAP safety ratings

Gloves fail MotoCAP safety ratings

Seven pairs of leather and textile motorcycles gloves are the latest to fail the MotoCAP safety ratings. Only two scored two stars and four one star. The Neo Freerider leather gloves (pictured above) rated just half a star because of the minimal abrasion protection, impact resistance and seam strength. The MotoCAP website now lists 43 …

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Gerbing Gyde S7 heated gloves

Gerbing Gyde S7 heated gloves tested

Riders in the current cold snap should check out these American Gerbing Gyde S7 Gloves which are heated via two lithium-ion batteries. These comfortable gauntlet gloves are not cheap at $US249.99 (about $A370) plus postage, but they should keep your hands toasty and dry in the most extreme conditions. They come with a dual mains …

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Siima Sibirsky gloves in winter/summer test

Siima Sibirsky gloves in winter/summer test

Siima Sibirsky Adventure Gloves may be the only motorcycle gloves you will ever need as our winter/summer test shows. The gloves convert from a long winter gauntlet to a shorty summer glove in seconds with a zip-off gauntlet and come with waterproof overgloves as this video shows. Road tested Siima founder Giorgos Evripidou sent me a …

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Macna Neutron wireless heated gloves

Macna Neutron heated gloves are wireless

Unlike many other sets of electric heated motorcycle gloves, Macna Neutron wireless heated gloves don’t have to be plugged into a bulky power supply. The waterproof gloves come with a discrete, wireless, rechargeable lithium battery in the cuff that lasts for four hours. Keeping your hands warm and dry is not just a matter of …

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all weather gloves

Best all weather motorcycle gloves?

Unlike motorcycle jackets and pants, motorcycle gloves really don’t have all weather capabilities. That’s why MotoCAP, the world’s first service that rates protective motorcycle gear for safety and comfort, does not provide ratings for glove comfort. They say there is not enough material in a glove to obtain a sample for the thermal comfort measure. …

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