Six Motorcycle Gloves We Love

Check out our top picks to see which one fits your riding style best

Motorcycle gloves
Need a new pair of riding gloves this summer? Whether it’s leather or textile, full-featured or basic, stylish or spartan, you’ll probably find a perfect pair in this list of our favorites.Amazon

Every individual rider has a unique set of needs and wants from the gloves they choose to wear, but manufacturers have done a great job of meeting the long list of demands with current products on the market. Whether you base your selection of gloves solely on form, or function, or both, there is a glove here just waiting to be worn. To help you choose your next pair of riding gloves, we’ve gathered a small batch of options that are as unique as you and your bike.

Indie Ridge Premium Leather Motorcycle Gloves

Indie Ridge Premium Leather Motorcycle Gloves
Classic appeal with modern functionality: there’s no reason you can’t have both, especially with gloves like these touchscreen-friendly Indie Ridges.Amazon

While these genuine leather gloves may have a rugged, classic appearance, they've been developed with the modern motorcyclist in mind. The vintage cowhide leather is tough enough to deliver durability and comfort for years of enjoyment, and the form-fitting craftsmanship allows for flexible all-day comfort. Hardened knuckles on the top of each glove provide optimum reinforcement against the elements and any unfortunate road rash that may threaten a rider's mitts. What is ultimately unique about these cool, handsome gloves are the touchscreen compatible forefinger tips that allow for seamless device operation, so staying connected to your cell phone and GPS devices won't require removing the gloves.

Joe Rocket Vento Motorcycle Gloves

Joe Rocket Vento Motorcycle Gloves
Summer’s all about maximizing your connection to the outdoors and there’s no better way to get your digits in the breeze than with a pair of fingerless gloves.Amazon

Obviously, fingerless gloves would deliver more fresh air to your digits than their full-finger counterparts, but Joe Rocket pushes the boundaries of cool even further with the Vento glove. The FreeAir mesh upper allows the breeze to travel to the tops of hands, which better promotes additional cooling power. A vibration-dampening, dissipating gel palm makes for comfortable wear all day while on the road, and a hook-and-loop wrist strap allow for finding that comfortable yet secure closure.

Milwaukee MG7510 Summer Cruising Gloves

Milwaukee MG7510 Summer Cruising Gloves
Lighter leather, padded palms and velcro wrist straps make these gloves a solid choice for basic, all-around coverage.Amazon

While these full-finger, full-coverage leather gloves look like they could be used year-round, they have been designed with medium-weight leather for a lighter, cooler feel that's a boon in the warmer months. A gel padded palm area absorbs vibrations while riding all day. Just because it's hot outside, doesn't mean you have to sacrifice quality or classic cruiser styling when shopping for gloves that were made for your favorite riding season.

Shima Caliber Leather Motorcycle Gloves

Shima Caliber Leather Motorcycle Gloves
The Shima Calibers sport a nice combination of vintage details, protective features and lots of airflow. Who says you have to sacrifice style for protection?Amazon

While these very smooth, ultra-slick gloves from Shima also come in white and black colorways, the brown just harkens back to timeless styling that will look right at home on any motorcycle. Top shelf leather fights against abrasion and tearing, while layers of Tempra and Poron XRD foam provide superior reinforcement and impact absorption. Perforated leather is present on a large area of the glove to deliver elevated airflow through the glove, which is a big deal on hot days. A unique gripping system—the Grip+—is utilized to promote the best handling possible to improve safety, comfort, and confidence when out on the road. Get a pair of some of the best-looking gloves out there from a young company who gets it.

Fox Racing DirtPaw Gloves

Fox Racing DirtPaw Gloves
Sometimes simple is best. Lightweight, easy to pull on, and a cinch to stash anywhere. The affordable DirtPaws give you what you need to ride, and nothing more.Amazon

For a measly 25 bucks, you can get everything you want and need in a riding glove with the DirtPaw from Fox Racing. This high-performance glove features armored knuckles, a padded palm, and lots of flexibility to deliver a comfortable fit for riders of all experience levels. DirtPaw gloves are touchscreen compatible for quick and easy cell phone and GPS usability, as well as sporting a molded neoprene cuff with a hook-and-loop closure for a fast, secure fit. To top it all off, you can even choose from seven different colorways to best suit your taste.

TitanOps Gear Multipurpose Tactical Gloves

TitanOps Gear Multipurpose Tactical Gloves
A unique look, full-finger coverage and plenty of flexibility mean the TitanOps gloves can transition easily from one outdoor activity to the other.Amazon

Not all riding gloves have to serve just one purpose. The TitanOps Gear tactical gloves have been designed to take on all sorts of extreme activities aside from motorcycle riding. These all-terrain gloves offer more than adequate protection, comfort, and functionality with the reinforced padded palm, adjustable wrist strap, and near indestructible construction. Use these gloves while riding to your destination, and keep them on for other activities in the great outdoors this summer. Why buy multiple pairs of gloves when this single pair can tackle the many jobs you throw at it?