Have you ever seen the acronym A.T.G.A.T.T. on the internet? It stands for All the Gear, All the Time. How about “dress for the crash, not the ride”? Definitely good rules to live by, after all, when you throw your leg over your motorcycle you are at the mercy of nature, road conditions, and thousands of distracted drivers texting away while you are trying to stay alive. Below are some of the top reasons why you should include gloves as part of your standard equipment when riding.
- You use your hands, A LOT. Until you have rashed up your hands, you don’t realize just how true this is. Every little task can cause severe discomfort. The skin on your hand is thicker than other parts of your body, and because it is constantly flexing and stretching, it can take longer to heal and simply moving your fingers can be very painful.
- You will naturally try to catch yourself if you fall. Pro racers get to practice crashing over and over, and honestly, they are pretty good at it. Regular riders like you and me revert more to our natural instincts in a crash – the, “Oh this is going to hurt!” reaction of sticking your hands out can exacerbate the extent of injuries you can sustain to your hands.
- It’s more comfortable. Honestly. A good pair of gloves that fit correctly will give you more positive feedback from the controls, and protect you from the elements. During the summertime, palms can get sweaty and slippery – gloves prevent this while also protecting you from the sun. During the winter, insulated gloves keep your fingers warm and working properly, it’s hard to ride when your hands are going numb!
So whatever you ride, invest in a good quality pair of gloves, you’ll enjoy your ride that much more, and you’ll have the peace of mind in knowing that your hands will be protected if you crash. There are many types of motorcycle gloves available on our website. You can use the filters on the left side of the site to narrow down your search and find a pair that will work best for you.