We’ve all been there. The forecast is dire, and you have 300 miles left to ride on your tour. Or maybe the forecast was for sun with the possibility of scattered showers, but the horizon is looking like a freight train of wetness. Regardless, you’re gonna need some waterproof gear. In this article, we’re looking at waterproof gloves, and we’ve tried to cover the gamut of what’s available from rain covers to all-day touring fare.
The key to the best waterproof motorcycle gloves is a breathable waterproof membrane. Most people will immediately think of Gore-Tex, which remains the gold standard. However, the other waterproofing membranes on the market are getting progressively better. So, come on in, the water’s fine! We’ve got your rain gloves right here.
Aerostich Triple Digit Covers – $47
You say you like the gloves you’re wearing, but they’re not waterproof? Aerostich has the solution for you. The Triple Digit Covers are made from 3.5 oz/sq yd 40d 3 layer breathable-waterproof ripstop nylon, which breathes enough during rain conditions so your skin won’t become clammy. The covers are oversized and slip easily over your regular gloves. Additionally, they pack away very small since the crash protection is in your regular riding gloves. You have two gauntlet options – both secured by an elastic drawcord with a tethered cordlock. The long gauntlet version goes over your jacket sleeves, while the short will fit inside them. The Aerostich Triple Digit Covers are available in either orange or black in sizes M-XL.
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Alpinestars Stella Andes Drystar Gloves – $120
Alpinestars steps up with a pair of insulated, waterproof gloves for female riders. Built to handle riding duties from touring to commuting, the Stella Andes Drystar Gloves feature 150g Thinsulate on the top of the hand and 100g Thinsulate on the leather palm. The waterproofness comes from Alpinestars’ proprietary Drystar membrane. Protective features include CE certified CAT II Level 1 hard knuckle armor and finger padding wrapped in a stretchable textile chassis. The fingers are even touchscreen compatible. The long gauntlet closes with hook-and-loop fastener. The Alpinestars Stella Andes Drystar Gloves are available in sizes XS-XL in black.
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Dainese X-Tourer D-Dry Gloves – $150
Dainese X-Tourer D-Dry Gloves will keep your hands dry on a cross-country tour or a cross-town commute. The outer shell features pre-curved fingers and Ergo-Techno knuckles provide impact protection without sacrificing comfort. The D-Dry waterproof membrane keeps your hands dry, and the Thermal Dexfil insulation retains your body heat. Of course, there is a visor wiper on the left thumb and smart device compatibility in the finger tips. Available in either black or black/fluorescent yellow sizes XS-3XL.
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Firstgear Outrider Women’s Gloves – $130
The Firstgear Women’s Outrider is a waterproof leather gauntlet glove that features thermal insulation for those cooler wet days in the saddle. The goatskin leather outer utilizes Knox palm sliders and knuckle pad inserts along with a leather palm with a rubberized reinforcing panel. In addition to the hook-and-loop closure on the gauntlet, a wrist strap helps to keep the glove in place in a tumble. The left hand index finger has a wiper blade, while the index and thumb tips are touchscreen sensitive. Available in women’s sizes XS-2XL in black only.
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Klim Badlands GTX Gloves – $250
Adventure riders know the importance of having gloves that can do anything, and the Klim Badlands GTX Gloves fit the bill. They are constructed with Gore-Tex waterproofness and Gore Grip, which keeps out the rain while providing superb tactile feedback. Thinsulate provides insulation on the backs of the hands. Knuckle protection comes courtesy of Poron XRD polycarbonate armor while padding comes from the ceramic print fabric in knuckle protection, palm pad and gauntlet cuff forearm pad. The fingers have smart device functionality, and the liner is a soft fleece. You even get a visor wiper. The Klim Badlands GTX Gloves are available in sizes S-3XL in either Black or Grey.
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REAX Ridge WP Gloves – $129
The REAX Ridge WP Gloves are feature an outer shell constructed of 0.8mm-0.9mm thick treated cowhide and a goat leather palm plus a Superfabric palm insert. Your digits are kept dry by a McFit bonded waterproof/breathable liner. Dual adjustable hook and loop closures keep the gloves snugly in place, while the stretch poly gauntlet allows freedom of movement. You also get touchscreen-compatible fingers and thumbs, and the 2-year warranty is nothing to sneeze at. Available in sizes S-3XL in black.
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REV’IT! Summit 3 H2O Gloves – $130
It’s not always cold when it rains, and the REV’IT! Summit 3 H2O Gloves are perfect for use in those warm spring and summer storms. Since they lack insulation, you can wear them when it’s dry, but when the sky opens, the Hydratex waterproof membrane will keep you dry. You get TPU armor in the palm slider and Temperfoam padding on all the knuckles. The glove outer shell is constructed from drum-dyed goatskin and 500D fabric. The medium length gauntlet is designed to fit inside your sleeves. Sizing runs from XS-4XL, and the REV’IT! Summit 3 H2O Gloves come in any color you want as long as it is black.
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Spidi Bora H2Out Gloves – $120
The Spidi Bora H2Out Gloves are another short gauntlet glove, but these are designed to offer a little more warmth when the temperature drops. Constructed from a combination of 0.6mm – 0.8mm goat leather and high tenacity elastic flex tenax Nylon 6.6 the Bora gloves get their waterproofness from Spidi’s breathable H2Out membrane. The 100g insulation liner provides some extra warmth along with the polar micro fleece liner. Carbon armor provides the knuckle protection while the touchscreen-friendly fingertips allow you to control your devices with the gloves on. Available in either black or black/fluorescent yellow in sizes S-3XL.
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