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Five of the best Gore-Tex motorcycle gloves

9 Jun 2020
Updated: 16 Nov 2022 Anyone out there who enjoys riding with wet hands? Nope, thought not. Here’s your waterproof salvation…

We’ve all been there – putting our trust into the weather forecast only to hit dreaded showers along the way. 

Investing in a pair of Gore-Tex gloves from the start will eliminate future struggles, and guarantee dry digits all year round. 

Sure, they’re a little more expensive, but Sportsbikeshop customers insist these five pairs of gloves are worth the higher price tag…

Dainese Scout 2 Gore-Tex Mixed Gloves

Customer rating:

5 (16)

The first 14 buyers to leave a review for these gloves all left a five-star rating, which is an impressive start. The Scout 2 are winter gloves with a full-length cuff that secures tightly to help fit it inside a jacket sleeve. They’re made mostly from synthetic suede (palm) and textile, with leather reinforcements on the palm and hard knuckle armour. There’s a visor wipe on the left forefinger and the confidence that comes with Gore-Tex rain protection.

Richa Arctic Gore-Tex Gloves

Price from: £144.99

Customer rating:

4.7 (19)

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When the first dozen or so owner-reviewers all give a perfect rating then it’s clear a glove has something to shout about. As the name suggests, the Arctic Gore-Tex gloves are designed for riding in cold weather and there’s much praise for the weather protection they offer. They’re made from a combo of leather (palm, knuckle) and textile with Super Fabric reinforcements. The first 14 reviews all gave maximum marks.

Rukka Virium 2.0 Gore-Tex Gloves

Rukka’s original Virium was a massive hit and the sequel now has enough customer feedback for it to jump into our top 5. They’re short-cuffed summer gloves that give great flexibility, with a synthetic suede palm and textile backhand with hard knuckle armour. The first 10 owner-reviewers all awarded a maximum rating of five, which is a very good start. Buyers are universal in praising the way these lightweight gloves give great feel for the bike’s controls.

Held Score 4.0 Leather & Textile Gloves

Price from: £157.95

Customer rating:

4.8 (13)

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With full marks from the first six reviews these Held gloves have done a good job of keeping the worst of the rain out. Made from a mix of stretch fabric and goat leather and designed for warm weather riding, customers have found the gloves to be extremely comfortable, if a little hot in temperatures above 20°C. One reviewer noted that the touchscreen technology on the fingers works well, and that the overall build quality is excellent.

Rukka Fiennes Gore-Tex Gloves

Price from: £199.99

Customer rating:

5 (8)

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Rukka are well known for making motorcycle equipment that keeps the worst of the weather out, so it’s no surprise to see these winter gloves have a maximum of five stars from the first six reviews. So far all our reviewers have been impressed with the waterproofing, warmth and comfort of these gloves, although one customer noted they ordered a size larger than normal for a better fit. A couple of reviewers found the double cuff system a little fiddly, but ultimately were glad that it kept out the rain.