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Five of the best thermal motorcycle gloves under £60

29 Oct 2018
Updated: 19 Feb 2024 If you don't ride in the cold all the time then spending a lot on winter gloves makes little sense. These budget options will help for occasional chilly rides

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 £60 shows you don’t have to spend a fortune to stay warm through the winter.

Richa Carbon Winter Waterproof Leather Gloves - Black

Our price: £54.99

Customer rating:

4.5 (458)

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These popular winter gloves provide protection in all key areas. There’s soft knuckle and scaphoid coverage, 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 454 reviews, with many customers commenting favourably on the insulating properties of the gloves.

Richa 9904 Waterproof Mixed Gloves - Black

Our price: £44.99

Customer rating:

4.5 (68)

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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 as customers found these to be a good buy, fitting well and keeping hands warm in temperatures of around 8-10°C. They appreciated the quality, comfort, and the inclusion of a visor wipe. However, some found waterproofing to be limited and complained about the lining pulling out of the glove. After the first 68 reviews were posted, the 9904 gloves scored an average rating of 4.50.

Oxford Polar 1.0 Leather & Textile Gloves - Black / Fluo Yellow

The claw-like configuration has been a popular biking staple for many years, grouping fingers in two pairs to reduce exposure to cold air and help cut the amount of heat to radiate away. Oxford’s version combines nylon and leather for the outer, with their own Dry2Dry waterproof membrane protecting a Primaloft insulation liner that’s designed to trap heat next to the fingers. Customers appreciate the gloves for their warmth, comfort, and quality - and also like the integral visor wipe. However, some users find the inevitable restriction on finger movement problematic. The three-finger configuration won’t suit every rider, but they score highly for cold weather riding, collecting an average of 4.50 from the first 14 reviews. 

Richa Summit Evo Gloves - Black / Grey

Our price: £44.99

Customer rating:

4.5 (2)

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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. Customers rate their insulation properties well, giving them an average rating of 4.50 from the first six reviews. There’s a feeling that the gloves are generously sized and the returns info suggests those who are struggling to decide between two sizes should go for the smaller option.

DXR Winter Carbon CE Leather Gloves - Black

Our price: £49.99

Customer rating:

4.6 (73)

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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. Customers praise the quality, warmth, and comfort. Many are impressed with value for money, with an emphasis on their efficiency in cold weather and the gloves collected an average rating of 4.63 from the first 73 reviews