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Which Leather For Gloves? Cowhide Vs. Goatskin, Kangaroo And More

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Many people ask us which leather is best for gloves. With all the choices, it can get confusing. Cowhide vs. goat skin? Deerskin vs. pigskin? Elk? Kangaroo? The answer is, it depends. Different leathers are best for different purposes. If you’re a winter rider, you may have one set of needs. If you’re using the gloves for summer, other qualities may be important. The choice usually comes down to three things … design, budget, and performance needs. Here are the key differences, for the most commonly used glove leathers.  more Cowhide vs. Goatskin Leather There are a wide variety and qualities...

Olympia Introduces Best Motorcycle Glove: Rain Or Shine

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One of the most important articles of clothing for any rider is a decent glove. No one should really go riding without one on each hand. Not only will they give you protection from the elements, but if you go down soft or hard, they’ll also offer you protection from asphalt, cement and gravel road rash. Up until this point, some of the finest riding gloves were made of soft and flexible leather. Leather gives superior abrasion resistance; it is supple enough to let you grip the handles, and it provides a modicum of protection from the weather. However, advances...

Crowdsourced Tips (And Myths) For Breaking-In New Leather Motorcycle Gloves

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There’s nothing quite like a brand spanking new pair of leather motorcycle gloves. While leather gloves should be comfortable from day one, they may still need some breaking in. And while everyone seems to have their own favorite method to do this, there is no one “tried and true” method. Many people will break a glove in the old fashioned way just by using them and roughing them up a bit.  Looking for a shortcut?  Here’s a crowdsourced list of ways to give new leather motorcycle gloves more flexibility: How Most Riders Break in Leather Gloves:  Just Use ‘Em! You can’t beat the...

Black Fingerless Leather Gloves: A Classic Choice For Riders

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Long gone are the days when ‘old school’ bikers would ride with their palms wrapped in red bandannas during a long ride. In Part I of our series on choosing fingerless gloves,  we highlighted some key features to look for when it comes to fingerless motorcycle gloves. But the most popular fingerless gloves for many riders are black leather fingerless gloves — a timeless classic.  Like any motorcycle glove, there are important differences that you may not notice, as well as different qualities of leather. Here’s what to look for when choosing a black leather fingerless glove: more Choosing Black Fingerless Leather Gloves...

Which Fingerless Motorcycle Gloves For Summer Riding?

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Lots of riders find fingerless motorcycle gloves a comfortable summer alternative, instead of heavily-gloved fingers in summer’s heat. FIngerless gloves are great for:  Comfort, shock absorption, better grip, padding and sweat control. They’re a lot cooler in the summer. In this 2-part series, we explain what to look for when choosing fingerless gloves.  – Mesh styles are light and cool, and good for wiping the sweat off your face on a hard ride/hot day …   – Black fingerless all leather styles are a classic …     – and, there are many comfort and safety features to choose from.  Choosing Fingerless Motorcycle Gloves Here’s what to look...

Should Black Leather Motorcycle Gloves Turn Hands Black?

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On Facebook, a rider recently commented that after riding in the rain, the black leather from his gloves leeched its dye into his skin. This shouldn’t happen, but sometimes does … … so we thought we’d explain why it happens and how it can be prevented.more Why Black Leather Motorcycle Gloves Sometimes Turn Your Hands Black Sometimes, new leather gloves “bleed” when wet — especially premium leather gloves made from drum dyed leather.  Drum dyed leather is actually preferred for gloves, because it’s softer and more breathable than cheaper leathers where the coloring is simply sprayed onto the top surface of the leather. ...

Choosing Leather Motorcycle Gloves: Which Leather Is Best?

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When people hear that we make motorcycle gloves (for almost 75 years!) we get asked 1 question a lot … Which leather is best for gloves?  Apologies in advance to Bambi and friends … but when it comes to protecting our paws at 65+ mph motorcyclists have been wearing leather since the beginning … for good reason.more Leather Motorcycle Gloves First we’ll tell you what you already know:  leather is a great material for motorcycle gloves. It protects hands from the elements, as well as from the road and its hazards. Nothing feels like it, or protects like it. We...

406 Stealth Leather Gloves

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     Our new 406 Stealth gloves have strategically positioned anti-shock silicone padding on the palm and the base of the forefinger and thumb. The back of the hand and the fourchettes are perforated for extra airflow. The trim across the knuckles is stealth by day and reflective at night. Cuff closure is terry faced neoprene for limitless adjustability, precurved. These are one of Olympia Gloves’ newest leather glove designs. P.S. We make over 70 styles of gloves and some with free shipping. To learn more about our motorcycle glove styles, visit a local dealer or our online store:

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