GloveTacts touchscreen 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. 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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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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leather gloves MotoCAP comfort and safety ratings

MotoCAP rates leather gloves for safety

MotoCAP has published the safety ratings on 13 pairs of leather gloves ranging from half a star to four stars, but has not released any comfort ratings. In the latest round of testing, the highest performing gloves are the Rev’It RSR 3 unisex gloves which received a four-star rating. One pair of Alpinestars gloves (pictured …

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Merlin Maple glove gloves

Icon gloves combine leather and denim

These Merlin Icon street-style gloves look stylish with their mix of denim and leather, but they don’t offer fashion at the total expense of protection. Merlin Maple gloves The $79 Icon gloves come in either grey or blue denim with black leather in sizes small to XXXL. Despite having denim on the backs of the gloves, …

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Heritage Merlin flanno

19 products added to MotoCAP ratings

In the biggest addition to the MotoCAP online ratings of motorcycle clothing since it began in August 2018, 19 articles have been added and none scored more than two safety stars out of five. The world’s first safety and comfort ratings system for motorcycle clothing has added: 13 textile jackets; three pairs of textile gloves; …

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