Riding Gloves that won’t leave you broke after buying.
If you’re an Indian biker looking for riding gloves, I assume you love having fun on a motorcycle. But what I also assume is that you’re concerned about riding safely.
And I appreciate you for that!
For me, the three must-have gear when riding are – Riding Gloves, Helmet and Shoes.
But it wasn’t always like this.
I use to think that I’m a great rider, and I don’t need riding gloves.
Until one day – The day I scratched my hand while overtaking in a traffic jam.
That day, I came home and searched for some riding gloves online.
I found that there are many cheap riding gloves available. BUT! Most of them are just a waste of money.
So I did proper online research and find the best affordable riding gloves. I know, most Indian riders are young, and can’t spend too much on riding gloves.
So, I sorted out the best riding gloves which you can buy on a budget.
Riding Gloves between 2000-3000 ₹
01. Royal Enfield Turret Glaw ➡
Let’s start with the best and the most expensive ones. It comes the popular brand, Royal Enfield. Why do I call it the best though?
There are plenty of reasons for that:
Abrasion Resistant High-Quality Leather: If you accidentally scratch your hand with another vehicle in traffic, you want something that keeps your hand safe, isn’t it?
And for that purpose, these gloves are the best among all I’ve listed here. Another thing that makes these gloves super safe is the TPU knuckles.
High Breathability: The #! Reason why I don’t like leather gloves is that they make my hands sweaty. But it’s not the case with Royal Enfield Turret.
There’s a mesh at the fingers, and all the flexes allowing air to flow inside, keeping your hands comfortable and sweat free.
Touch Screen Friendly: Don’t you hate removing your gloves every time you have to use your phone? Removing your gloves, again and again, can get pretty annoying when you have to use GPS and take calls.
The Royal Enfield Turret Gloves solves your problem because they come with touch screen tips.
Royal Enfield gloves sell out quickly, you should buy yours before the stock runs out on Amazon.
02. MotoTech MT0052 ➡
If protection is your number one concern, then go for the Mototech MT0052 riding gloves.
Let me tell you what impressed me:
Carbon Fibre: I love that MotoTech has gone a mile ahead in terms of safety. While other gloves at this price range come with TPU moulded knuckle protector, this one here comes with carbon fibre knuckle and finger protectors.
Visor Viper & Touch Screen Tips: I know it sucks when your helmet’s visor is dirty and you have no option other than stopping, removing your riding gloves and then cleaning it.
On the Mototech MT005, you get a visor viper that saves you from the hassle. What you also get are touch screen tips for easily operating your phone.
Apart from these, there is another advantage to it. MT005 it is one of the few unisexual gloves on Amazon, so it can be worn by both males and female bikers.
Riding Gloves between 1000-2000 ₹
03. Andride Madbike Smart Riding Gloves ➡
My second top pick for you is the Andride Madbike Smart riding gloves. Apart from its low price, which you can check here on Amazon, it has many more things that impressed me:
Carbon instead of TPU: While other gloves at this price range come with TPU moulded knuckle protector, this one here comes with carbon fibre knuckle protectors.
Tough Stitches & Durability: How long a riding glove will last depends on two things. Firstly, the stitches and secondly the material that’s used.
In these gloves, both the stitches and the leather quality is surprisingly good. (when you compare it to others)
The price: I was surprised to see how less the Andride Madbiker costs when compared to my first pick of the list, the Royal Enfield Turrent.
Carbon fibre is 10 times stronger and 5 times lighter than steel. Hence, carbon fibre gloves are a little costly.
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04. Royal Enfield Nato Glaw ➡
Royal Enfield Nato Glaw is another worthy riding glove by RE under 2000 rupees. They’ve worked hard to make the glove and it shows.
The things that impress me are:
Excellent Protection: In the Nato Glaw, there is TPU for knuckle protection, for palm protection, there are silicon dots bonded to leather.
And that’s not it, for scaphoid and dorsal (back of the hand) protection, there’s abrasion resistant leather too.
Flexibility: The more flexible your riding gloves are, the more comfortable you’ll feel while wearing them. This is something most bikers don’t pay attention to.
Nato Glaw will feel comfortable in your hand because they’re highly flexible.
RE has made the TPU knuckles sit on an overhanging panel, and there are stretched panels on finger joints.
Both of these features will allow easy flexing.
The Nato Glaw is the best selling Royal Enfield gloves in India. Hence, the stock runs out really soon. Make sure you grab them early from Amazon.
05. Yuntuo Protective Gloves ➡
Yuntuo is a considerably new brand in the Indian market, but I like their riding gloves a lot. At the price point it comes on Amazon, it is more value for money than many expensive ones here.
High Breathability: Riding Gloves that are breathable are everything, period! Who likes having their hands sweating inside their riding gloves? Not me.
Yuntuo riding gloves have vents on fingers and are made of highly breathable leather. They’ll keep your hands breathing in every weather.
Design and look: The big rubberized knuckle protector adds to the overall design of these riding gloves. Most of the black riding gloves look boring, but these don’t.
The zero-shaped air vents also add a little to their appeal.
Riding Gloves between 500-1000 ₹
06. Probiker Riding Tribe Gloves ➡
When it comes to budget riding gloves in India, Probiker is the undisputed champ. They have the best selling “cheap but durable riding gloves” on Amazon, and Tribe is a little costlier version of their cheapest riding gloves.
What I like:
Touch Screen Tips: Mostly riding gloves with touch screen tips cost over a thousand rupees, but luckily, we get them on Probiker Tribe riding gloves.
And honestly, you’ll find having touch screen tips very convenient.
Superior Grip: I love riding gloves with dotted palms because they provide excellent grip while riding. Especially if it’s raining, dotted palms feel like a boon.
Price: Probiker is known for making durable riding gloves at low prices. I was not surprised to see how less they cost on Amazon.
If there’s one brand which can provide riding gloves to the masses in India, it’s Probiker.
07. Upbeat SSPEC riding gloves ➡
Honestly, there are only a few options if you want to buy riding gloves between 500-1000. The next one on my list is upbeat SSPEC gloves, which means, it’s not just made keeping motorcycling in mind.
Breathability: You won’t ever have sweaty while wearing these gloves because there’s a lot of meshwork all over them.
Superior finishing: The makers have made these riding gloves look better by fine-tuning every detail. There’s no visible thread or patches and the TPU knuckles have been cut in good shape.
08. Pitzo Powersports Multipurpose Gloves ➡
If you’re looking for gloves that can do it all. You can consider buying these cool looking Powersport gloves.
They are another budget option in riding gloves from the house of Probiker. Except, these gloves are not just for bikers, they can be worn for multiple outdoor activities.
Also, they are as tough as the Probiker Tribe, and the fit and finish are also similar.
If you’re bored of black riding gloves, the Powersports are available in multiple colours
Red, Blue and Black.
Riding Gloves below 500 ₹
09. Probiker Synthetic Motorcycle Gloves ➡
Like I mentioned earlier, when it comes to cheap motorcycle gloves, no one beats Probiker. Probiker Synthetic is the cheapest, but best-selling riding gloves on Amazon with over 6,500 reviews. I also bought them a few years back and used them for a few months.
Here’s what I like:
Superior Protection: There are no bike gloves in India which offer the same level of protection at such a low price. I feel that the knuckle protection on the Probiker Synthetic Gloves is adequate to save your hand from scratch.
Durability: I used these gloves for over 8 months and they didn’t wear off drastically. These gloves are cheap, but quite long lasting if you take care of them.
Another thing I liked about these gloves is that you can buy all sizes under 500 rupees.
10. Crato’s Men Motorcycle Riding Gloves ➡
If you’re someone who likes half finger riding gloves, congrats this is the only one in my list. I personally don’t prefer half finger riding gloves, but I know people who do.
And for them, I am putting these gloves on my list.
But there is one thing I like about half finger riding gloves:
High Breathability: While riding a motorcycle wearing half finger gloves you don’t have to worry about breathability Your fingers are uncovered and there’s enough air flowing through them.
But the downside of uncovered fingers is the vulnerability of scratching.
On Amazon, you will find these gloves in two colours, first desert brown and second military green. Both of them look great if you ask me.