5 Awesome Shoulder Season Riding Gloves

These serious mitts will give you three-season comfort and protection

Gloves play a huge role in the overall control of your bike. They also offer protection from road debris, provide a better grip, and even allow for accurate use of touchscreen devices for modern convenience. Let’s face it—removing gloves to check your texts should be unnecessary these days. If increased knuckle, palm, and finger protection is also important to you and you want qualities that promote all-day, maximum comfort and flexibility, you’ll want to check these gloves out. The selection featured here will certainly get you through a good chunk of the year, including the glorious fall riding season that is now upon us.

Joe Rocket Men’s Eclipse Gloves

For well-rounded, inexpensive riding gloves that are chock-full of impressive features, take a look at Joe Rocket’s Eclipse units.

The chassis of the Eclipse gloves features a utility-grade span/poly material, making them ultra durable in almost all riding conditions. Reinforced knuckle and fingertip protection as well as padded leather palm areas keep your meat hooks safe and comfortable while on the road. Conductive material at the index fingers allows for instant touchscreen access, which is a huge bonus since taking off gloves to respond to a text or to use a mapping app is a major pain in the rear.

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TitanOPS Military Tactical Gloves

There are tons of multifunctional gloves on the market that can serve you in different ways. The TitanOPS military tactical gloves are a great example of those that can meet the demands of riding, or doing exciting things off the bike.

The TitanOPS gloves feature hard-molded knuckle protection, spandex material that promotes a snug, comfortable fit, and a reinforced palm area for increased grip and max protection. Military-grade hook-and-loop closures at the wrist keep these gloves tightly secured while you’re out riding, or doing other things that require excellent hand protection.


Alpinestars C-1 v2 Gore Windstopper Motorcycle Gloves

Alpinestars’ C-1 v2 Windstopper gloves have all the features any rider could ever want from a comfortable and capable set of riding gloves—in fact, they’re almost too good to be true.

First off, these Windstopper gloves are lightweight and windproof, as well as water resistant, thanks to the Gore-Tex membrane featured in the main shell. To add to that, an over-molded knuckle guard and touchscreen-compatible fingertips make these perfect for urban riders and commuters looking for the ultimate in protection and convenience.


Harley-Davidson Women’s Osminda Mesh & Leather Gloves

To maximize the amount of airflow to your hands before the weather gets cold, and to experience a boost in comfort to your palms and fingers, check out Harley’s Osminda gloves.

These gloves are specially designed for women riders, and feature large open-hole mesh to allow lots of airflow. Polyester mesh and spandex is used at the back of the hand for personalized fitment, and the palm area is constructed of goatskin leather and a shock-absorbing gel padding for maximum comfort. These full-finger gloves have also been engineered with pre-curved fingers for added flexibility and control. They’re great lightweight, high-performance gloves to keep in heavy rotation before the winter temperatures settle in.


Scorpion Klaw II Men’s Leather Gloves

Scorpion’s Klaw II gloves combine durable goatskin and flexible neoprene to make a riding glove that is designed for all-day comfort and performance.

Not quite meant for full-fledged cold weather, the Klaw II gloves do have all the features needed to get you through spring, summer, and fall riding seasons. Molded knuckle protection, pre-curved palm and fingers for grip comfort, and TPR molded finger protection make the Klaw II an easy choice for riders who value safety and performance. Rib stretch knuckle expansion panels further benefit the glove by offering flexibility, and a hook-and-loop wrist closure offers a personalized and secure fitment.