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How to choose your motorcycle gloves size

Tutorials and technology 12 December, 2018

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Knowing how to choose the right size of your gear is very important, not so much for the comfort, (that also), but also for our safety. So when we talk about sizes, we are talking about two concepts mainly: comfort and safety.

How to choose the right motorcycle gloves size?

We recently offered you how to choose the right size for your motorcycle helmet and jacket. So now we have to talk about the gloves size. How to choose the right motorcycle gloves size? What should we consider? We tell you some tips and tricks in this post.

As we say, not knowing how to choose a suitable motorcycle gloves size can affect our safety. A very large size affects the grip and feel of the controls of the motorcycle and to be more inaccurate. It is very important then, to know what size we have.

How do we measure the hand correctly?

We always tell you that it is advisable to use a tailor’s tape measure to be more precise.

gloves sizeIt is important that we measure our hand well and follow the steps indicated.

To measure your hand you should do it starting with the knuckle of the little finger and ending at the same point after giving the whole circumference, with the flat hand and leaving the thumb out. We should not close the fist or squeeze. Once we have the measurement, we must consult the gloves size guide of the model in which we are interested in the Motocard website. As always, do not worry because we put these images in case you have any questions.

size guideThe size guide you’ll find on the web is always a great help.

The measures in the size guide of the gloves are usually very precise and if we are between two sizes, it is advisable to decide on the upper one, the larger one, since there are seams in the area of the fingers, it is not a part that goes to give in excess over time and it is preferable to be comfortable from the start.

Type of gloves

Anyway, once we have the gloves size, remember that depending on the type of glove, we should stay one way or another. A sports glove is not the same as a touring glove, with which, we must take into account what are the main characteristics of each glove.

A sports glove, for example, should be tight and the palm should remain wrinkle free. With this type of gloves we look for an excellent touch with the controls of the motorcycle. In addition, the protections must go in their place. If it does not fit, we will not have hit the right size. All this we are talking about in these Alpinestars GP Tech gloves.

Alpinestars GP TechImage of the Alpinestars GP Tech, high-end sports gloves.

On the other hand, with a winter touring glove we look for another function: to go with hot hands. That they have excellent insulation and that they are waterproof. With which it is advisable that we over a little (just a little) on the tips of your fingers so that they do not cool quickly. Likewise, the protections must also be in place. This does not change.

To show you this we have chosen the Dainese Scout 2 Gore-Tex, gloves that we have talked about at length on our blog. Because yes, they are an excellent option.

Dainese Scout 2 Gore-TexThe Dainese Scout 2 Gore-Tex are really practical touring gloves.

What’s wrong with short-barreled gloves?

And maybe you’re wondering: what about short-barreled gloves? In this type of gloves we always advise that they fit, especially on the wrist, that the protections (as we have said before), are in place and, finally, are easy to put on and take off. It’s what you’re looking for in a glove of this type. A feature that we will appreciate if you are an urban user. This is exactly what we find in the Bering Grissom, for example.

Bering GrissomImage of the Bering Grissom, perfect gloves for use in the city.

Before the conclusion, we give you a review of how to figure out the correct size of motorcycle gloves.

  • Using a tailor’s tape, measure your hand by circling the hand from the knuckle of the little finger to the knuckle of the index finger.
  • Check the size guide on the product sheet of the glove you need.
  • If your measurement is between two sizes, it is always advisable to choose the upper one.
  • Analyze your needs: what motorcycle glove do I buy?
  • The protections must be in place and you should be comfortable.
  • Short-sleeved gloves should be securely fastened to the wrist.


We are closing this tutorial. When we go to buy some gloves we must think what glove we need, measure our hands well and see what gloves size we are more comfortable. Because yes, the main thing is that the gloves make you comfortable, that they isolate you from the cold and that they guarantee safety.

As always, we hope we have been of help. You can write us your comments in the comments section that you will find here below.


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