Picture it. You’re riding down a stretch of your favourite road at a speed that lets you know you’re alive- enjoying the sunny day and the wind whipping past your helmeted face. As you round a curve, you suddenly lose control- it could have been an unseen bump or swerving to avoid an animal crossing the road – and you’re suddenly airborne. Instinctively, you put your hands out to brace the impact and stop your fall. In that moment, you need to make sure you’ve got the best protection for your hands, and that means getting the most durable yet flexible gloves money can buy.
Granted, that’s a worst-case scenario that no rider wants to envision. Chances are if you’re in that situation, the last thing going through your mind will be protecting your hands. Still, gloves are an essential part of any rider’s gear, not just for safety but for comfort as well. After all, every Canadian knows how cold the weather can get, and keeping your digits warm keeps your reflexes and dexterity at optimum levels. When it’s warm, gloves ensure you can maintain your grip without slipping and sliding over your handles. If you’re looking for motorcycle gloves in Canada, look no further than Motovan.
Choosing the Best Gloves for Function and Style
Most riders will agree that gloves are an absolute necessity when it comes to gear. Yet, it may sometimes be difficult to know what to choose. Aside from function, there’s also the matter of appearance and personal style.
Motovan takes all these things into consideration when choosing their inventory. Here are some suggestions based on function and form.
When it comes to personal style, sometimes less is more. After all, when you’re stopped at a red waiting for the light to change, the last thing you’re in the mood for is someone staring at your hands like you’re wearing the Infinity Gauntlet. Keeping it simple with a stylish, back-to-black glove may be your best bet.
Five Gloves’ Sport City gloves are for riders who adhere to the K.I.S.S. principle. Classically stylish, this simple black glove also has a plethora of functional benefits for the conscientious and comfort-minded rider. Their full-grain cowhide construction on the topside ensures durability, while the full-grain goatskin palm ensures suppleness. Perforation on the palm provides ventilation and comfort, while the one-piece PU metacarpal-knuckle and knuckle protective shells underneath the leather protect your hands from injury.
Let’s face it- if you’re a Canadian motorcyclist, chances are you’re going to be riding in the cold. And it’s not just winter that can freeze your digits and other extremities. Canadian springs and autumns are typically chilly to downright frigid, so for three fourths of the year, Canadians need to make sure their hands are warm enough to stay dexterous and flexible.
Thankfully the geniuses at Five Gloves have created a battery-powered heated glove that can make sure your hands stay toasty warm in even the coldest of conditions. The HG3 Heated 7.4V Li-Polymer Battery Operated Gloves are heated by separate 7.4v Li-polymer batteries that can reach 3 heat levels with an easily accessible button. It’s also waterproof and made of full-grain goatskin for optimum comfort and flexibility.
Gloves are synonymous with keeping hands warm but ardent motorcyclists know that keeping them dry is just as important. The last thing any rider wants to experience are slippery hands, as one false move on the bars can lead to an accident. Also, getting your hands wet can also mean exposing them to cold, and another thing a motorcyclist wants to avoid are stiff and cramped hands.
Five Gloves has designed a multitude of waterproof motorcycle gloves for Canadian riders, and Motovan offers them at affordable prices. A sleek and stylish option are the GT3 Water Resistant Gloves. Both the palm and back are made of goat leather for optimum flexibility as well as anti-slip and anti-abrasion considerations, but these gloves take it a step further by incorporating carbon fiber finger protection with shock absorber lining for index and middle fingers, as well as an inside ring of anti-torsion elastic leather for little fingers.
It’s hard to believe, but some motorcyclists believe the beginning and end of motorcycle safety resides in the helmet. While it’s definitely an essential item and at the top of the list when it comes to protective gear, no one can discount the importance of proper gloves for riding. Let Motovan outfit you for the best in safety, style, and price.
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