“On the fifth day of Christmas, my true love gave to me.”
As we continue with the Christmas gift ideas for bikers, I have to add in there motorcycle riding gloves.
I consider gloves as important as anything else when it comes to motorcycle riding gear. Again, I think it not only makes you look cool, but it’s an important safety feature. If God forbid you fall off the motorcycle, the gloves will add another layer of protection against road rash.
Motorcycle gloves have extra thick padding on the palm to protect your skin. While there are an endless amount of gloves to choose from and I even have friends that ride with gloves used by construction workers, I prefer the ones that cover half of my fingers (finger less gloves).
The finger-less gloves usually have mesh or small holes on the top to let air in. Remember, I’m in south Florida so it gets hot. If I use full finger gloves, within minutes my gloves will be soaked in sweat and it will look like I dipped it in the pool. Like other motorcycle gear, since I used it from the beginning, if I’m not using gloves or wearing a helmet, I feel naked. So even if you aren’t used to gloves, in no time you will adjust.
Of course, also get a pair of full finger gloves to use for cold weather. Mine are made of real leather and I actually like to use them when I travel out of town to winter destinations. There are also heated motorcycle gloves and for about $50, that’s a great deal.
One trick I did learn from a motorman was that in cold weather states like New York, the cops will have a latex glove underneath their leather gloves to keep them warm.
So on the fifth day of Christmas, my true love gave to me: motorcycle riding gloves.
- Fourth day- Easy Rider movie.
- Third day- eye wear.
- Second day- motorcycle vest.
- First day- gremlin bells.
To read about riding cross country from Miami to Sturgis, South Dakota, click on the cover.