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A good pair of leather gloves is essential for anyone driving a motorbike. Your gloves should be your best companion as they keep your hands safe and warm and ensure that you always have a good grip. Leather is the optimal material as it is strong and durable – and with the right fit they will feel like a second skin and only improve after months and years of wear. We have put together a list of our top 10 retro motorcycle gloves.
1. INBIKE Motorcycle Gloves:
classic leather gloves with anti-friction
The gloves from INBIKE are made from genuine leather and are designed to be comfortable as well as protect your hands, fingers and wrists. They have an extra built-in protective shell on the knuckles and a practical anti-friction design in the palm to ensure a good grip. A wrist zipper makes it easy to close the gloves and they also have Velcro fastener. The gloves are available in brown or black.
2. TitanOPS Military gloves:
TitanOPS have designed the multi-purpose outdoor gloves for driving on your bike as well as going hunting, doing tactical training or sports. The look is military-inspired, and the gloves are available in different colors both in a full-finger and half-finger (desert) edition. As a cool feature, the adjustable wrist strap is made with military-grade Velcro and being super-practical, the gloves can go directly in the washer and will dry quickly.
3. Premium gloves by Indie Ridge:
high-quality riding gloves
The premium gloves are made from high-quality leather in a cool brown shade that will look even better with years of patina. The classic looking gloves have a modern feature with mobile touchscreen fingers which makes it easy to handle your phone without removing the gloves. The form-fitting design provides a good grip and the hardened knuckles ensures maximum protection. Available in brown.
4. Motorcycle gloves by SHIMA:
The SHIMA Caliber vintage motorcycle gloves in A++ goat leather have a cool vintage design. Elastic panels, knuckle protectors and soft padding on the fingers ensure the highest level of safety and the perforated leather allows for ventilation on hot summer days. The gloves are equipped with a GRIP+ system for maximum grip and comfort and a special pulling strap makes it easy to pull on and off the gloves.
5. Harley-Davidson insulated gloves:
warm and waterproof
The official Harley-Davidson waterproof gloves have a 3M Thinsulate insulation and offer protection against both wet and cold. Ergonomic design, 45-degree pre-curved fingers and power-stretch knuckles ensure a great fit while the adjustable closure on the cuff and comfort seams make them pleasant to wear. The gloves are made from cowhide leather with tricot lining and are available in black.
6. Black Brand Leather motorcycle gloves:
vintage knuckle gloves
The vintage knuckle gloves by Black Brand are constructed in top-grain leather and have a cool distressed-leather finish. Inside of the palm are comfortable gel-pads to ensure a good grip. The wrist closure is with hook-and-loop and the gloves can also be strapped together. They deserve a place on our ‘top 10 retro motorcycle gloves’.
7. Dainese Blackjack:
street touring gloves
The Blackjack gloves by Dainese have a classic design and a fashionable vintage look. Made from goatskin and with a perforated back, the gloves are particularly suited to warm, pleasant riding in the spring and summer. Elasticated inserts and wrist adjustment possibilities guarantee the optimum comfortable fit. Available in dark brown and black.
8. Alpinestars Rayburn:
fusion of retro and modern
The Rayburn gloves by Alpinestars fuses retro styling with modern materials and protective technologies. The gloves feature a leather chassis with reinforced palms and polymer knuckle protection. Extra air flow is ensured by the perforated leather and artificial suede provides toughness as well as added grip. These super comfortable street gloves will only get better with age! Available in black or brown.
9. Speed & Strength Rust and Redemption:
tough race cut
A favorite on our ‘top 10 retro motorcycle gloves’ list! The Speed and Strength Rust and Redemption Gloves have a vintage style blended seamlessly with modern materials and technology. The leather frames have hinged knuckles, reinforced leather palms and a hook and loop closure on the wrist. The pre-curved race cut fit ensures optimal comfort and the index finger has a cool “Speed” brand. Available in black, brown and olive.
10. Indian Motorcycle perforated Route gloves:
The Route gloves by Indian Motorcycles have a full leather construction with polyester lining. The punched leather, laser etched logo and vintage stripes add classic motorcycle gloves appeal and a modern touchscreen finger- and thumb tip. Available in blue.
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