I don’t like thick gloves and if I got off my ass and fitted heated grips to my bike I would run light summer gloves year round. But I’m lazy so instead I’ve found a solution that doesn’t take away all feeling while providing good winter protection – the DRIRIDER Adventure 2 gloves.
They are a basic glove, with knuckle protectors and ‘Super fabric protection on the palm, which is basically the reinforced areas. Fitment is done via Velcro at the cuff and wrists and the fingers are pre-curved with a TPR visor wipe, that’s like a glass squeegee for your visor.
Even better these gloves are waterproof and properly so, but you need to be careful ensuring you don’t let water drip into them when taking them off as they’ll hold in water as well as they hold it out. I made the mistake of running them outside my jacket sleeves in the rain and the water ran down my arms into the gloves. A dumb mistake on my part, but on the bright side the gloves are supple enough that you can turn them inside out, including the fingers to help them dry out.
They are also definitely more of a cool to cold weather glove, in the warm they heat up very very quickly and can become uncomfortable and will quickly fill up with sweat, especially if you aren’t travelling at enough speed.
The DRIRIDER Adventure 2 Gloves come in sizes XS through to 4XL and I’ve got two sets, while my wife uses another set in winter. Women’s sizes are available from XS to L. For just $89.95 they are great value, comfortable, not overly obtrusive for a winter glove and very waterproof.