Just like a Helmet or a Riding Jacket, gloves too are an important part of the riding gear. In case of a crash the rider instinctively tends to throw their hands forward to cushion their landings. The contact between the rough surface of the tarmac and your soft palms even at low speed will be a disaster for your hands. It not only will rupture the flesh but also damage/fracture the small bones and ligaments. Gloves just don’t protect your hands, they ensure that you have a better grip on the throttle as well.

You can choose from various types of gloves such as Short gloves, Semi gauntlet, and Full gauntlet. If you want to read more about them, we have a detailed guide about riding gloves

Gloves that you buy from big bazar for ₹300 will be more for show than any actual protection. So as long as you feel that your hands are worth protecting, avoid buying those. Buying riding gloves that provide good protection are not very expensive. Here we have an updated list of 5 cheapest (leather/leather+mesh) riding gloves in India. Here they are-

  1. BBG Snell Retro Gloves ₹2500
  2. Rynox Air GT Riding Gloves ₹2550
  3. Rynox Urban Riding Gloves ₹2750
  4. Zeus Roland Mesh & Leather Gloves ₹2800
  5. Zeus Stealth Riding Gloves ₹2880
  6. Aspida Pegasus Riding Gloves ₹2925

Now let's look at each one in detail.


1.BBG Snell Retro Gloves

BBG Snell Retro Gloves

Constructed from a premium grade leather, these gloves provide great abrasion resistance and come with Internal Injection moulded knuckle protection. Comes with Pre-shaped, anatomical finger design and internal seams for comfort and exceptional feel. Can be used with touchscreen phones.

Price: ₹2,500

What we like?

  • Excellent comfort and protection.
  • Touchscreen friendly.

What we dislike?

  • Absence of Vents.

Conclusion:

At a price of ₹2,500, these short gloves provide complete leather construction and comfort. Perfectly suitable if you love retro looks. Bang for your bucks.

2.Rynox Air GT Riding Gloves

Made from premium perforated soft full-grain leather to keep your hands ventilated and protected at the same time. Additional leather panels at typical abrasion zones increase protection level. Rynox Air GT riding gloves are CE Certified and are touchscreen friendly.

Price: ₹2,550

What we like?

  • CE Certified riding gloves at a price that is light on pocket.
  • Touchscreen friendly.
  • Perforated leather to provide ventilation during summer.

What we dislike?

  • Perforated leather would allow water/cold inside during monsoon and winters.

Conclusion:

Cheapest leather biking gloves that provide CE certified protection. Can’t go wrong with these.

3.Rynox Urban Riding Gloves

Rynox Urban Riding Gloves

Made from premium brushed vintage goat hide soft full-grain leather and mesh panels to keep your hands ventilated and protected at the same time. Entire Urban glove is CE certified. Index fingers & Thumbs are touchscreen friendly.

Price: ₹2,750

What we like?

  • CE Certified riding gloves.
  • Touchscreen friendly.
  • Ample of mesh panels for ventilation during summer.

What we dislike?

  • Mesh panels that are good for summers are not so good during monsoon and winters.
  • No protection on palm.
  • Leather+ mesh gloves means less protection than full leather gloves.

Conclusion:

If you are looking for gloves that provide good protection during hot weather rides, go for Rynox Urban gloves.

4. Zeus Roland Mesh Leather Gloves

Zeus Roland Mesh Leather Riding Gloves

Manufactured from a combination of Goat skin leather and mesh, these gloves provide great comfort and protection for rides during the summer season. The mesh allows great airflow to prevent sweat and discomfort and the leather provides abrasion resistance. Thumb and Index finger can be used to operate a touchscreen smartphone.

Price: ₹2,800

What we like?

  • Full gauntlet design.
  • Excellent for summer riding.
  • Touchscreen friendly.

What we dislike?

  • Presence of mesh means less protection than full leather gloves.
  • No hard protection on palm

Conclusion:

If you are looking for a full gauntlet design and also need ventilation and comfort then look no further. These gloves are perfect and serve that purpose.

5. Zeus Stealth Riding Gloves

Zeus Stealth Riding Gloves

These short gloves are perfect for the off-road and on-road enthusiast looking for a high degree of mobility and airflow. Manufactured from leather and mesh, these gloves have great airflow and protection. These gloves use Air stretch mesh which allows easy movement while riding.

Price: ₹2,880

What we like?

  • Comfortable and light weight
  • Touchscreen friendly
  • Great for ADV riders
  • TPU hard shell knuckle

What we dislike?

  • No hard protection on palm
  • Leather+ mesh gloves means less protection than full leather gloves

Conclusion:

The multiple stretch panels located at different parts of the gloves, provide ease in movement while riding making it perfect for exploring unknown trails with ease and comfort.

Yes we know that we started to list out only 5 cheapest leather riding gloves. But there is one more glove that is slightly more expensive and deserves to be featured in this list. So here it is

6.Aspida Pegasus Short Cuff Leather Gloves

Aspida Pegasus Riding Gloves

Named after the winged horse, this glove features an all-leather yet vented design providing both protection and comfort. Carbon fibre knuckle protection is an added bonus.

Price: ₹2,925

What we like?

  • Use of Brazilian leather which soft yet durable
  • Double layer on joints, pinky finger and palm.
  • Vented design.
  • Carbon fibre knuckle protection.

What we dislike?

  • No hard protection on palm
  • Not touchscreen friendly

Conclusion:

If you are looking for a premium feel glove that provides comfort and protection this is it. Unlike other leathers, the Brazilian leather is soft and strong, hence providing high level of protection and excellent comfort levels.


Lookiing for a bit better riding gloves? Here you go -


Which one would I choose?

If you ask us to choose one single glove, then the choice has to be Rynox Air GT riding gloves. CE certified protection, touch screen friendly at an affordable price of ₹2550 makes this a complete package.


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