Your hands are capable of a wide range of operations, from ordinary everyday actions to vital ones. It's sensible to carefully protect them. A simple fall at a low speed can cause irreversible injury if your hands aren't well protected. The motorcycling industry meets this demand by offering a wide range of quality products, tailored to the needs of everyone.
Gloves that effectively protect people when riding a motorcycle or scooter are specially designed for this purpose.
In addition to keeping your hands well protected from the elements, they also help prevent injuries in the event of a fall or accident. But how they look is also important. So while modern motorcycle gloves look good, they're also very comfortable to wear.
Motorcycle gloves have come a long way since the beginning, both in terms of materials and their fit. The quality of the material (particularly special leathers), high-tech textiles, extra strong plastic protective components and indestructible stitching are completely revolutionary! They are not only a revolution in terms of comfort and durability, but also in terms of protection.
Good motorcycle gloves can be recognised by the double layer of material on the palm, fingers and back of the hand. It is not uncommon for the knuckles of the fingers to have pre-shaped protection. An elastic strap or wrist strap adjustment prevents the glove from being lost in the event of a fall or accident.
As for sports gloves, they have a very specific structure that is made specifically for this purpose. Always wear the right gloves for what you're doing – it's the only way to combine optimal comfort and safety.
When it comes to sizes, there are a few clear rules. A glove that is too small and tight in the long run can restrict blood circulation. If this is the case, hands become less mobile and more sensitive to cold. You should also remember that leather will shrink when wet – make sure there is some leeway. Conversely, a pair of gloves that is too large does not help you to handle the controls properly and will mean you ride less precisely. If in doubt, seek expert advice. They will be happy to help you.
You will find that you can wear impervious or non-impervious gloves. The manufacturer will always clearly specify which category their product belongs to. There are also gloves specially designed for wearing in hot weather. They are fitted with ventilation openings and/or perforated parts.
Regardless of which model you choose, the brand will provide you with operating and care instructions. By using the right products and taking the necessary precautions, you can count on being able to be use them for a long time and enjoy a level of comfort that lives up to your expectations.
After riding in the rain, it's also important to dry the gloves properly to keep them in good condition. Never dry them near an intense heat source – instead hang them on the clothes line in a well-ventilated area, preferably at room temperature. If the inside of the gloves gets wet as well, fill them with newspaper. This will accelerate the drying process by absorbing moisture.
Tip: do you go motorcycling in all weather conditions? Always have a spare pair of gloves! Nothing is more unpleasant than heading off with your hands in wet gloves.
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