Gloves are one of the most important part of motorcycle riding gear. There are two main reasons that make them important – Protection & Feedback for Good Motorcycle Control.
Protection – Gloves offer protection to your hands. In case of an unfortunate event, its possible that the hands of a motorcycle rider experience injuries to palms, knuckles, fingers or even wrists. Good pair of gloves will protect the rider’s hands to a great extent.
Feedback – Most of the motorcycle functions like starting the bike, turning, braking, accelerating all are controlled by hands. Its essential that the rider wears gloves that offer good feedback for better control & also comfort while riding.
The above factors become even more critical when choosing Waterproof Motorcycle Riding Gloves!
Why should you invest in Waterproof Riding Gloves?
Better Grip & Warmth – Motorcycle riding in rains although exciting can get uncomfortable as the rain water seeps in through your normal gloves. It could also be dangerous as the gloves might feel slippery not offering a satisfactory level of grip. A good pair of waterproof riding gloves will keep your hands warm & dry, offer the necessary grip & keep you protected.
Special Materials – They will have special materials like Goretex to avoid water going in or Thinsulate to provide the necessary insulation and prevent your hands getting cold.
Protect your normal leather gloves – You can use your regular riding gloves in rainy season because they might not offer you waterproofing, the grip could be substantially lesser once it starts raining & you might even spoil the leather. Using a backup pair of waterproof gloves would increase life of your standard riding gloves.
Riding in unpredictable Indian weather – In India we have many unseasonal showers apart from the usual rainy season. A good pair of winter waterproof riding gloves will always come handy in such unforeseen weather changes.
Waterproof & Winter Riding Gloves from Shima
At Gear & Throttle House we have two different riding gloves which by far are the best waterproof gloves available in the Indian market in 2021. These gloves are made by Shima, Poland which focuses highly into rider safety, comfort & aesthetics.
|SHIMA INVERNO WATERPROOF WINTER MOTORCYCLE RIDING GLOVES||SHIMA TOURING DRY WATERPROOF MOTORCYCLE RIDING GLOVES|
|SUMMARY||The Shima Inverno riding gloves are the best-looking & protected waterproof motorcycle gloves & are perfect for your rides up the mountains or cold areas.||The Shima Touring Dry riding glove comes with a NextDry waterproof membrane and is a perfect choice for daily rides in monsoons as well as winter or cold morning rides.|
|FEATURES||3M™ Thinsulate™ heat insulation lining||Thermal insulation lining|
|NextDry™ waterproof membrane||NextDry™ waterproof membrane|
|Visor wiper||Visor wiper|
|TPR knuckle & finger protectors||Armour Plus Knuckle protection|
|Shima SAP™ palm slider||Foam padded finger protection|
|Reflective panels||Mobile Touch Tip|
|Mobile touch tip|
|PRICE||INR. 5999/-||INR. 3999/-|
|RECOMMENDED FOR||When you are riding in colder areas or if you are staying high up in the mountains. Also if your priority is protection||Thinner insulation making them perfect for daily commutes. Has got excellent feedback. Value for money.|
Advantages of Shima Waterproof Riding Glove
The advantages of Shima Waterproof Bike Riding Gloves are following:
NEXTDRY™ Waterproof Membrane – Just like Goretex, Shima offers NEXTDRY membrane in all its waterproof gloves. This membrane is breathable yet waterproof.
Thermal lining – Shima uses thermal insulation lining or 3M Thinsulate in its waterproof bike riding gloves. These ensure your hands remain warm in cold & wet conditions.
3rd Generation Waterproof Gloves – Shima has been developing waterproof riding gloves for motorcyclists from many years now. Over the years they have managed to significantly improvise the fit, waterproofing, feedback & protection in the gloves. This experience of making waterproof gloves from many years makes Shima Waterproof gloves one of the best available in the market.
Mobile Touch Tip – All Shima Waterproof Riding Gloves come along with a mobile touch tip thereby allowing customers to use smart phones without removing their gloves. This is absolutely necessary especially when riding in cold conditions.
How to choose the correct size for Shima Waterproof gloves?
Step 1 – Measure the diameter of your palm using a flexible tape.
Step 2 – Refer the sizing chart given on our website www.gthouse.shop
Step 3 – Order exactly as per sizing chart. In case of any doubts talk to our technical representative.
Pro Tips for using Waterproof Riding Gloves
Waterproof riding gloves have multiple layers inside for waterproofing. In the first go, your hand might not go in easily. It will take 2-3 uses atleast for the gloves to open completely from inside. Wear your gloves atleast 2-3 times before you go out on a actual riding
Try using the gloves in normal conditions (in dry weather) to get use to them. This way you will understand the feedback they offer & you wont feel odd when using them in rainy conditions.
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