Cold Weather Motorcycle Gloves

Winter motorcycle gloves

BMW Atlantis 2 Motorcycle Gloves

After years of winter riding with cold hands, due to using summer riding gloves, I’ve finally found some comfortable cold weather motorcycle gloves. Keep in mind that I live in Northern California, so winter riding usually means cold, sometimes freezing, rain. For the rest of the country, these would be considered cold, wet weather gloves.

I’ve had cold weather motorcycle gloves in the past, but I didn’t like wearing them. They all had a lining to keep your hands warm. But, the lining would move around in the glove. The lining would bunch up inside the glove, making them uncomfortable to grip the handlebar. This also made it uncomfortable as you turned the throttle, and didn’t provide very precise feel of the throttle. This moving, bunched up, liner also didn’t give me a very good feel of the road through the handlebars.

The other day I happened to stumble across a pair of BMW Atlantis 2 motorcycle gloves. They are by far the best cold weather motorcycle gloves I’ve ever worn. I know what you are thinking. BMW equals expensive. Yes, at $155 they were expensive, but considering all the money I’ve wasted on other cold weather riding gloves, I consider this a good deal.

So, what’s great about these gloves. They don’t have a separate inner liner that moves around. This gives you a very sensitive control of the throttle and handlebars. It also allows you a feel of the road through the handlebars. So how does the glove keep your hands warm and dry? They are a thick, yet somewhat soft, leather. Inside the leather is a 3-layer GORE-TEX laminate to keep your hands dry in wet weather. And inside that is lightweight fleece insulation to keep your hands warm and dry. All of these layers are securely attached to each other, so you don’t feel any liner moving around inside the glove.

One added bonus is that the thick leather cuts down on vibration. This is the first pair of riding gloves where my throttle hand doesn’t get sore after several hours of riding. I may even try using these gloves on long rides during the rest of the year.

Other features of the glove include protective edging, stretch zones for comfort and flexibility, reflective strips on the back for visibility, and a build-in visor wiper on the left glove to wipe off the rain. These gloves are by far the best touring gloves I’ve found. Check them out if you are looking for good all-weather riding gloves.



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