These are main qualities that you should look for in buying winter gloves as well as warm weather gloves. When it comes to winter gloves think insulation, summer gloves consider air flow. If you are a motorcyclist,your hands are the most exposed body part to heat,wind and cold. That is why you should take proper measures in order to protect your hands. It is tempting to ride on a summer day without gloves but only for a few minutes. Beyond that, expect painful sunburn and numbness that comes from too much wind exposure. If you are looking to buy a pair of warm weather gloves think perforated leather. Airflow is the main consideration when choosing a pair of hot weather gloves to cool your hands while riding your cruiser. These warm weather gloves are mostly made of animal hides such as kangaroo, elk, deerskin, cowhide and sheepskin. These animal hides are great for abrasion resistance just in case you take a tumble. There are also kinds of gloves that incorporate breathable fabric inserts to provide airflow. For safety purposes and comfort, there should be reinforcement in the impact-prone area like the junction of the forefinger, thumb,knuckles and palm area. Extra reinforcement varies like additional leather,foam and gel that will also dampen vibration. The fastening system should be a cinch about the wrist so that gloves will have a solid retention capacity in case you make an unfortunate dismount. When it comes to choosing a pair of gloves for winter riding you should look for the kind that will warm your hands. Insulation is the main feature for any worthy cold weather gloves.There should be efficient lining such as 3M thinsulate. Since your hands operate the basic controls of a motorcycle. Lighter insulation especially in the palm area will maximize your feel on the controls. You should look for pre-curved cold weather gloves for immediate comfort. When you try it on, curl your fingers tightly to check if there is no bunching of the fabric which will annoy you when you are driving. If you feel constricted, go one size up. Ideally, winter gloves should be made of tightly woven man-made fabrics like cordura or nylon. They are lightweight,offer enhanced flexibility and leather reinforcement in the palm area for resisting abrasion , is an added bonus. If you want one pair of gloves to do it all, look for a three-season gloves that are very comfortable and offer ample protection in temperatures that range from mildly cold to extremely hot. When it comes to warm weather gloves, there are some made of combination of Keprotec(soft nylon) and pseudo suede leather coated with teflon and lined with Gore-tex to withstand heavy downpours. These type of construction incorporates ultra tiny poses that release sweat vapors yet, too small for rainwater to get in. Palm area are reinforced with Kevlar and the fastening system is a swatch of hook and loop material. Inspect the seam and the stitching for quality of workmanship. High-tech gel inserted in the palm area helps diffuse vibration enhance circulation to your hands so they won’t fatigue and may help cure for those with carpal tunnel syndrome. Winter gloves main purpose is to trap heat to keep the hands warm in the ambient cold temperature. Gore-tex, nylon,thinsulate insulation.Kevlar reinforcement,Hipora, Cordura, Aqua-tex, all these membranes make for the ideal winter gloves. And for summer gloves think perforated leather. Phil West is a Harley enthusiast. Read his articles on and at .