As the weather turns colder and so do your fingers, you’re going to need something a little more substantial to brave cold rides in.
Our guide to five of the best thermal motorcycle gloves under £50 shows you don’t have to spend a fortune to stay warm through the winter.
These popular winter gloves provide protection in all key areas, and then some. There’s soft knuckle and scaphoid protection, padding on the side of the cuff to protect the bony part of the wrist and carbon reinforced fingers for added durability. A suede visor wipe makes cleaning rain off your visor easier. Sportsbikeshop customers highly rate these gloves, and gave them an average of 4.5 stars from the first 400 reviews, with many customers commenting on the warmth of the gloves.
These calfskin winter gloves from DXR come with a Thinsulate thermal lining to keep out the cold, as well as an internal waterproof and breathable membrane to keep out the rain. There’s plenty of protection, too, with carbon fibre inserts on the knuckles and fingers, and super fabric inserts on the palms.A large percentage of Sportsbikeshop customers commented on the warmth of these gloves, which had an average rating of 4.7 stars from the first 32 reviews.
Who said winter gloves can’t be stylish? These retro-style mid length gloves from Spada feature Keprotec reinforcement with aramid fibres on the palms, as well as rubber pads on the fingers for protection. A 3M Thinsulate thermal lining and Hipora waterproof and breathable membrane keep the worst of the weather out. Initial reviews from customers note the comfort of the gloves, although it was noted the size was larger than most.
The Richa Summit Evo gloves are made from a mix of textile and leather, with textile-coated hard protection at the knuckles. The gloves feature a Hipora membrane that is both breathable and waterproof, as well as a soft thermal liner. The index fingers on these gloves are conductive, so you can use them with your touchscreen devices. There’s a double closure system at the wrist for a snug, tailored fit.
These classically-styled gloves from Richa are constructed from a mix of leather and textile, and include an internal waterproof membrane and thermal liner to keep out the worst of the weather. Both apparently work well, with many initial customers commenting positively on the warmth and waterproofing of the gloves. Richa opted for soft protection on the knuckles, as well as a double layer of leather for protection on the palms.