If you ask a professional or an experienced biker what the three most important riding gears that we need to gear ourselves with are, he would probably say a helmet, riding jacket and riding gloves. All the essential bike applications like turning the bike on, using the handlebars to change directions, accelerating and applying brakes all involve the use of our hands and it becomes inevitable to protect them from injuries.
At the time of impact, you could sustain injuries like breaking your wrists and injuries to the palm, knuckles and fingers. Therefore the basic functionality of riding gloves is to protect us from these injuries. Additional features could be its breathability, grip, comfortability, sliders, knuckle guards, touch screen compatibility and waterproof features. These features help in boosting performance, increasing comfort and ease.
We realize the importance of these riding gloves along with their features and in order to make it easier, we have prepared a list of the best riding gloves in India in three different price categories.
- Best Riding Gloves below Rs.2500
- Best Riding Gloves between Rs.2500 and Rs.6000
- Best Riding Gloves above Rs.6000
For long touring bikers, we have also prepared a list of the best waterproof riding gloves in India.
Best Riding Gloves below Rs.2500
The BBG Breeze is constructed from premium grade leather and nylon mesh which are highly abrasion-resistant and have high levels of breathability. The leather combination are smartly placed at the injury prone areas and these gloves feature a unique TPU knuckle protection. Palm sliders provided in the impact zone in the palm area. They are touchscreen compatible at the index finger and the thumb for the use of smartphones. The BBG Breeze is available online and is priced at Rs.2500.
The DSG Air gloves are perfect for everyday commute. These gloves feature a leather & mesh combination to keep air moving without giving up protection. They have a leather and meshed chassis and are integrated with a knuckle protection and a Velcro wrist closure. The finger enclosures are pre-curved for superior fit and comfort. These gloves are priced at Rs.1999.
XDI Rage gloves are constructed with a textile and mesh combination. They feature a TPU knuckle protection that has a matte finish to it along with a floating knuckle panel. They are integrated with a foam based palm sliders for best protection at the time of impact. They are also touch compatible at the index finger and the thumb easy operation on the smartphones. The XDI Rage is available online and is priced at Rs.1599.
With retro looks, and up-to-date features and comfort, the Scout Gloves are made to endure daily use. They are constructed premium perforated soft full-grain leather, integrated with TPU knuckle protectors. They are featured with high density foam inserts on the leather panels at the abrasion zones. The finger enclosures are pre-curved with girth adjusters on the wrist. They are touch screen friendly on the index finger and the thumb. They also feature a visor viper on the index finger that are required at the time of rain. The Rynox Scout is priced at Rs.1950.
The XDI Stealth short is a lethal combination of sublimated mesh and goatskin leather. The 3D mesh increases the air flow for comfort and the palm is made of goatskin leather for best abrasion resistance while maintaining great flexibility. The reinforced TPU knuckle protectors absorb the impact in the event of a crash. The Foam based palm sliders provide high abrasion resistance in impact prone areas. Pre-curved fingers enhance the fit and grip for better handling and control. They are touch screen compatible on the index fingers and the thumb and also integrated with a visor viper to the keep the helmet visor clean all the time. The wrist has a double Velcro based enclosure that is adjustable according to the best fit.
The XDI Stealth short is a special mention in this category since it is a power packed riding glove with an amazing sleek design and perfect fit that makes it best for your daily rides. The glove is priced slightly higher than the category and is available online at Rs.2599.
Best Riding Gloves between Rs.2500 and Rs.6000
SMX-1 is a newly redesigned short cuffed sports riding motorcycle glove with a sleeker aesthetic and streamlined carbon knuckle. It is constructed with a durable goat leather chassis and strategically positioned 3D mesh inserts for an optimized level of comfort, durability and internal airflow. The thumb and palm reinforcement offers excellent grip on the controls while giving greater seam protection and durability. Palm, outer thumb and backhand are padded with energy-absorbing EVA foam for abrasion resistance and impacts. It is integrated with Velcro cuff closure with TPR puller for safe and secure closure. It has touchscreen compatible fingertip for easy usage of smartphones. The Alpinestars SMX 1 Air Carbon is available online and is priced at Rs.6000.
The DSG Evo Pro is a race-level glove, constructed with premium quality leather reinforced with panels for superior abrasion resistance on the palm, little finger and the palm. It is constructed into a long gauntlet riding glove with floating knuckle system for comfort and mobility. The retention system are designed for optimal abrasion resistance and mobility. It has a moisture wicking inner line and an external seam construction for strength and added comfort. The DSG Evo pro is available online in India at Rs.5499.
The DSG Evo R Gloves are classic leather construction street gloves designed to be comfortable and protective. They are short cuff leather gloves with stretch construction featured with abrasive and resistant shield reinforcement on landing zones. It is integrated with TPU palm protection and pre-curved ride friendly design. It also has a Velcro wrist enclosure and hard knuckle and finger protector. The DSG Evo R is priced at Rs.3499.
A premium CE certified road riding glove constructed from leather for comfort and sensitivity on bike’s controls. It has a multi-material main shell incorporated with a premium leather, a soft shell windbreaker on the back end and a stretch fabric. It has a soft visco-elastic PU foam compound knuckle guard which is ergonomically profiled. It has a sport fit and slim cuff hook and loop wrist closure for security. It also has touchscreen compatibility for GPS navigation on smartphones. The Alpinestars Faster is available online in India and is priced at Rs.5500.
The Inferno Gloves are designed to be so comfortable that you are likely to forget you are even wearing them. It is constructed with a premium soft full-grain leather abrasion-resistant chassis. With high density foam sliders on the lateral and medial sides. The riding glove is a full gauntlet length, sport-touring fit with girth adjusters on wrist for best fit. It is integrated with TPU protectors that have carbon fibre finish and HD foam backing. They are touch screen friendly on the index finger and the thumb. The Inferno Pro is available in India at Rs.3650.
The Rynox Shield Pro Gloves that is designed to deliver a perfect blend of Protection and Ventilation. It is constructed with a premium soft full grain Leather construction with mesh placement for optimum air ventilation. It has an EVA foam padding with on palm with a dual leather layer for protection. It features a TPU molded knuckle protector with a stretch panel underneath knuckle. It also has a Velcro adjustor at the wrist for better fit. The Rynox Shield Pro is available online and is priced at Rs.2650.
The MotoTech Urbane Short Carbon Gloves are the ultimate short-cuff riding gloves that offer an unbeatable mix of protection, ventilation, and comfort. It is constructed from a supple and durable genuine leather and a 3D nylon mesh that are designed for optimized levels of comfort, durability and airflow. It is featured with a Velcro strap on the wrist for firm and secure fastening. It also has a visor wiper feature integrated on the index finger on both hands to keep your helmet visor clean during rains. It has a high quality Touchscreen Support, which is operable with thumb and index finger. It is integrated with leather and synthetic suede on the palm which makes it breathable and comfortable, soft and flexible, in hot or cold weather and provides strong abrasion resistance and high tensile strength. This riding glove is constructed for versatile usage, thus, recommended for regular city rides and short touring. The Mototech Urban is available online in India at Rs.2999.
The XDI Stealth Long is a summer ready riding glove with 3D mesh chassis along with sublimated micro-mesh provides high airflow without compromising safety. The goatskin palm provides the best abrasion resistance while maintaining flexibility. Neoprene inserts provide flexibility for fluid movements during quick throttle twists and emergency braking. The use of reinforced TPU knuckle protectors will absorb the impact in the event of a crash. Foam based palm sliders provide high abrasion resistance in impact prone areas. They have an integrated visor viper to keep the helmets clean during the rain. It has touch screen compatibility on the index finger and thumb. It is integrated with double wrist closure with an adjustable system for best fit. The XDI Stealth Long is available online in India and is priced at Rs.2999.
BBG Semi Gauntlet Gloves is constructed from premium grade leather which is highly abrasion-resistant and features a reinforced Alloy embedded Metal topping over the Carbon knuckle protection. These gloves offer high levels of protection, movement, and comfort. With a pre-shaped finger construction and several other high-end features gives the Rider complete peace of mind while riding. It has reinforced Alloy embedded Metal topping on Knuckle Protectors and carbon protection on fingers. It has secure adjustable Velcro cuff closure and extra grippy protection on palm and little finger. The BBG Semi Gauntlet is available online in India and is priced at Rs.3000.
Riding Gloves Above Rs.6000
The Alpinestars Mustang V2 Gloves come with a new cuff closure and increased accordion stretch inserts, with perforated leather for those hot days on the road. It has a full leather construction, plus perforation zones for improved breathability. It is reinforced with synthetic suede and a hard PVC knuckle covered by leather. It has stretch accordion inserts on fingers and sidewalls for better comfort. It has a hook and loop wrist closure and ergonomic stretch insert on the palm. It has a touchscreen compatibility with a padding reinforcement landing zones for safety. The Alpinestars Mustang is available online in India and priced at Rs.7999.
The Furygan FIT R2 racing gloves offer maximum safety with the all-new metacarpal bone protection. Taking ergonomics design to new heights, these gloves are thinner with narrow with gauntlets and easily handle the demand put on racing gloves. The goat leather and the pre-shaping offers a high level of feeling on the handlebars. There are stretch insert on the wrist, just before the cuff, in order to allow perfect mobility. The Furygan FIT R2 is available online and is priced at Rs.9600.
Alpinestars innovative knuckle protection to the double wrist closure, this glove offers excellent comfort, protection, and performance. Alpinestars ergonomic stretch insert between palm and thumb. It has race-proven TPU injected knuckle protection system to absorb and dissipate impact. They also have thumb and palm reinforcements constructed from advanced elastomer for a superior grip and movement. The Alpinestars SP2 v2 is available online and is priced at Rs.9999.
Best Waterproof Riding Gloves
The DSG Triton X Gloves is designed for adventure touring, where riders have to go through the toughest terrains. It is made of seal triple-layer construction for waterproofing purposes. It is integrated with thermal lining for excellent heat retention performance in colder climates. It is integrated with an over-molded advanced carbon style knuckle protection covered by leather for styling and durability. The Dual Velcro wrist closure system ensures fully adjustable, weather-tight closure. There are foam padding on fingers, thumb, and wrist and the palm is made of leather with silicone printed grip. The DSG Triton X is available online in India and is priced at Rs.3200.
BBG Waterproof Touring Gloves is designed for riders to comfortably ride to places of cold weather and also not having to worry about heavy rains too. It consists of a fully insulated thinsulate cold weather glove that keeps your hands warm during cold riding conditions. It features a hipora waterproof, windproof, breathable membrane that keeps you dry and warm all-day. It is a long gauntlet riding glove with an extended neoprene cuff that eliminates the exposed area between gloves and jacket. The riding glove has touch screen compatibility on the index finger and the thumb and is made of a high quality soft shell material. The BBG waterproof gloves are available online in India and is priced at Rs.3000.
The Alpinestars Andes gloves keep your hands dry during rainy weather tours and commutes. It is constructed with a premium leather, suede, soft shell and advanced stretch textile main chassis. The soft shell and stretch fabric on the backhand help in improved freedom of movement. It is integrated with soft visco-elastic PU foam compound knuckle guard and also features a double hook and loop grip closure system on the wrist. The riding glove is a long gauntlet glove with a long cuff design that offers extended coverage of the wrist area. It has an ergonomic stretch insert between thumb and palm offers flexibility to vastly improve hand movement. It is touch screen compatible and is available online in India priced at Rs.8999.
The Alpinestars Drystar Gloves have been a fan favorite for cold weather riding, and this latest iteration is yet another home run. It is constructed with stretch poly amide material with goatskin leather palm. It has a synthetic leather reinforcements with foam padding on the palm and outer hand landing zones provide abrasion resistance in key impact zones. The riding gloves are touch screen compatible and the thumb and palm reinforcement provide superior grip. It has Velcro cuff closure for easy glove entry and secure closure with wrist fastener for a secure fit. The Alpinestars Drystar is available online in India and is priced at Rs.8000.