Queen Bee gloves avoid bunching

Queen Bee black motorcycle gloves

If you have problems with your motorcycle gloves uncomfortably bunching in your palm on the handlebars, Black Arrow Queen Bee gloves might help.

Black Arrow fashion designer and motorcyclist Hannah Smith of Sydney says she has the answer with her new Queen Bee women’s motorcycle gloves priced at $125.

They have a smaller, more snug fit across the palm so they don’t feel baggy when you’re wearing them compared with wearing small men’s gloves.

Women ignored

Black Arrow jacket - Bike shops pay lip service to women queen bee
Hannah Smith

When we spoke to Hannah last year she said many motorcycle stores tried to sell women small-size men’s gear.

“Female motorcyclists are a fast-growing sector worldwide; fact,” she said.

“So it is surprising to me that many motorcycle stores still think that they only need to cater to men with a token section for women made by the men’s brands they stock, instead of sourcing brands that are specifically developed for women.

“Many motorcycle stores have been around a long time and women in motorcycling was always an after thought and while they say they cater to women, the product offering is slim, ill-fitting and dated which of course is not going to sell or bring women into the store to buy.”

Hannah has been a fashion designer for more than 12 years specialising in commercial women’s gear and belongs to a motorcycle custom culture group called Foxy Fuelers who enjoy motorcycles and fashion.

Queen Bee gloves

Queen Bee black motorcycle gloves
Queen Bee black motorcycle gloves

The new Black Arrow Queen Bee gloves are 100% leather and feature tech leather in the thumb and index finger so you can use your mobile without having to take your glove off.

“We’ve used smaller knuckle armour to get a better fit and stretch panels for comfort,” she says.

The Queen Bee gloves are also a bit longer up the wrist to help with jackets that may be a little too short in the arm length.

Queen Bee forest
Queen Bee forest

The palm and side have a double layer of leather for abrasion protection with quilted diamond stitching. The top of the wrist has an adjustable velcro strap for a snug fit with an embossed Black Arrow logo.

Although Queen Bee gloves are a snug fit, they will stretch and break in with wear.

Hannah suggests that If you prefer a roomy glove to start with, order a size up.

They come in size 7-10 in black or “forest” with is dark grey.

4 Comments

  1. I thought the way to reduce bunching was to stitch the gloves pre-curved. Of course that may be more labour intensive and therefore more expensive.

    1. Pre-curved is correct. Also reduces tight fingertips, tight tips makes hands freeze in winter. Back stretch area on gloves in this article good for palm fit.

  2. I’ve got news for this lady men aren’t catered for either if you’re not one of the three one size fits all groups you’re out of luck.

    1. I wear welder’s gauntlets in winter. Crap fit, but cheap & durable & they take a second pair of thin gloves underneath. Gloves with a properly designed decent length sleeve overlap are unavailable in bikeshops. It’s not hard to do, they just couldn’t be bothered.
      Bikeshop clothing looks like it was designed by someone from marketing who never rode a bike & wants to see how many useless bits of carbon fibre they can glue on a glove to justify gross overpricing.

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