This one of the most capably spec’d cooler-weather riding gloves we’ve seen. Insulated, waterproof, iPhone friendly, the Polar GTX gloves offer gauntlet-level protection packed into a road-ready, short-cuff design.
These gloves have a goatskin palm for dexterity that’s reinforced with synthetic leather patches, a beefy knuckle protector, and reinforcements along the heel of the hand. They also have trademark Alpinestars feature in the conjoined ring and pinky fingers, which are connected via a leather bridge designed to prevent breaking said pinky off in a lowside.
Sure, a sturdy winter-specific gauntlet will ultimately be warmer. But you don’t want to break out the full battle glove. Sometimes it’s nice to have a shorty that’ll slide into the sleeve of whatever jacket you’re wearing without sacrificing much in the way of warmth and performance over a full going-to-war gauntlet. And the Polar GTX gloves are no slouch - they sport 100 grams of Thininsulate insulation to help keep you precious warmth in, and a full Gore-Tex liner to help keep the water out, while still offering a degree of breathability. And did we mention they're touchscreen friendly?
Throw in a wind-blocking neoprene cuff and subtle reflective elements on the fingers and knuckles, and this becomes an urban MVP for anyone who finds themselves riding a motorcycle in cold and/or wet weather.