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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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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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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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Motocap Motorcycle clothing rating system launched target canstar choose textile pants covert secretive

MotoCAP employs secretive buying

MotoCAP, the world’s first safety and comfort ratings system for motorcycle clothing, uses a secretive system for buying and selecting gear for testing to guarantee integrity. The Australian ratings system for motorcycle pants, jackets and gloves launched in September 2018 and has attracted a wide range of support as well as criticism. Deakin Uni Institute …

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Rider leggings get poor safety ratings

The world’s first motorcycle clothing safety ratings program, MotoCAP, has given just half a star each to three sets of rider leggings and mixed reviews on gloves. MotoCAP launched in September with ratings for 10 leather jackets and 10 pairs of rider jeans. Last month they added ratings for 10 textile jackets which rated lower than the …

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Macna Saber gloves

Macna Saber gloves put to heat test

A recent pre-summer hot spell has been the perfect occasion to heat test the Macna Saber gloves. They are part of the European company’s new range of 16 summer gloves in eight different styles ranging from racing gauntlets to short road and dual-sport gloves. We heat-tested the short and stylish Macna Saber gloves at $119.95. …

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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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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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