Motocap Motorcycle clothing rating system launched testing

Multiple material layers are safer for riders

Riding gear with multiple layers usually rates higher for abrasion safety than comparative gear, according to the MotoCAP safety and thermal comfort ratings system for motorcycle jackets, pants and gloves. For example, leather alone provides about four seconds of protection before failure, but backing the leather with foam, 3D mesh or a leather patch can improve resistance …

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Alpinestars GP Plus 2R gloves

Alpinestars gloves score top safety rating

Alpinestars GP Plus R2 motorcycle gloves (pictured) have become only the second pair of gloves to be awarded a full five stars for safety by MotoCAP. The internationally awarded safety and thermal comfort ratings system for motorcycle clothing has added 15 more gloves to its list of tested gear. The Australian safety intitiative, launched in September 2018, is the first …

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Touchscreens gloves Farkle Fingers

Why can’t all gloves use touchscreens?

With the growing use of touchscreens on motorcycle instruments, GPS units and, of course, phones, why aren’t all motorcycle gloves touchscreen-sensitive? Ok, you shouldn’t be using your touchscreens while riding, but we know many will, simply because they can! Touchscreens So, how do they work? Touchscreens work two different ways. They can function by emitting …

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GloveTacts touchscreens pads

GloveTacts touchscreen contacts updated

GloveTacts have improved their touchscreen-sensitive stick-on pads so they are now the most effective way to use touchscreens (smartphones, GPS units, smart watches, instruments and MP3 players) without removing your gloves. Many motorcycle gloves now come with touchscreen-sensitive fingertips, but we have come across few that actually work very well. GloveTacts are thin black stickers …

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Goldtop Bobber tan gloves

Do you wear gloves over or under cuff?

Do you wear your motorcycle gloves under or over your jacket cuff? Yes, we cover the BIG issues here at Motorbike Writer! Surprisingly, this issue has resonated with riders in the past when we have mentioned it in glove reviews. So we thought we would investigate the issue further and invite you to comment. There …

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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 and are among the best heated motorcycle gloves. 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 …

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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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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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