Women don’t get as wide a choice of winter gloves as blokes (sadly for us)… but we can still find a glove that has everything we need
The gloves in this guide have been chosen using reviews left by customers on the Sportsbikeshop website, all written by women just like you…
A common theme across customer reviews for these Richa gloves is the accuracy of sizing. They’re especially praised by women with smaller hands, as they go down to a size 2XS. They’re complimented on warmth and waterproofing, thanks to a Thinsulate thermal lining and Hipora membrane. The gloves are Level 1 CE-approved (including approval for the knuckle protection) and took an average of 4.8 stars from the first 31 customer reviews.
According to Sportsbikeshop customers, the Ice Queen gloves really live up to their name, helping wearers battle through wintry conditions and come out unscathed. Their warmth and comfort was praised by all 14 reviewers, who gave them an average of 4.8 stars, and they said there was little bulkiness, even for a winter glove. The amount of protection in the form of hard knuckles and reinforcement at likely impact areas was also noted, as was the solid build quality.
The Arctics were rated as a RiDE Magazine Best Buy in their safety assessments, which tested for abrasion resistance, impact protection and waterproofing. Their ability to keep digits dry has been recognised by Sportsbikeshop customers, who also praise the comfort. Customers love the feeling of pretection, with CE-approved knuckle armour, padding at the wrist and scaphoid – and hard protection for fingers. They have an average of 4.8 stars from the first 16 reviews.
Unlike most motorcycle gloves, these Rukka gloves feature an elasticated fabric construction, which several Sportsbikeshop customers have praised for its comfort and flexibility in providing a well-fitting glove. Despite the elasticated fit, a couple of customers noted that they needed to order a size larger than normal for an optimal fit. Several reviewers have used these gloves in rain and poor conditions, and reported that the Gore-Tex membrane works well at keeping out rain and wind.
The Weise Ladies Ripley gloves feature a full-grain leather construction, with a waterproof and breathable lining, and fleece lining. Sportsbikeshop customers have awarded these gloves an average of 4.5 stars from the first four reviews, commending the gloves for their build quality, fit, and good value. Customers have also been happy with the warmth offered by the thermal lining, and the placement and comfort of the knuckle impact protector.