Best Short Motorcycle Gloves 2017

Long summer days = short cuff gloves. Keep your mitts cool when the mercury rises in a pair of the season's best short cuff motorcycle gloves.

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Alpinestars Celer Gloves
(159)
4 colors available
Dainese 4 Stroke EVO Gloves
(135)
3 colors available
Joe Rocket Super Moto Gloves
$49.49 $54.99 10% Off MSRP
(52)
5 colors available
Alpinestars SPX Air Carbon Gloves
(38)
4 colors available
Alpinestars SMX-2 Air Carbon v2 Gloves
(12)
5 colors available
REV'IT! Canyon Gloves
(25)

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Best Short Cuff Motorcycle Gloves

Brand Name Price Our Opinion
Joe Rocket Super Moto Gloves $49.95 Bang-for-your-buck summer option
Alpinestars SMX-2 Air Carbon v2 Gloves $79.95 Classic Astars aggressive mesh
REV'IT! Palmer Gloves $119.99 Cafe / Cruiser / Vintage / Retro
Alpinestars SPX Air Carbon Gloves $99.95 Goldilock's hot weather, do-anything glove
REV'IT! Canyon Gloves $99.99 Naked cafe / contemporary gloves
Dainese 4 Stroke EVO Gloves $219.95 Staple top end, technical gloves

Top Rated & Reviewed Motorcyle Riding Gloves


Too $hort may be valid in the world of classic hip hop, but when it comes to the staying cool while riding a motorcycle, there is no such thing. Short and sweet is hard to *boom-ch-cha-boom-ch-cha* beat. Freestylin’ takes on a whole new meaning when you’re ripping around completely free of breeze-blocking gauntlets, stylin’ in a pair of the season’s coolest short cuff motorcycle gloves.

This is where hot weather aptitude meets hotrod attitude. These bad girls are short on gauntlets, not on protection. Every cut, every construction, and every concept of motorcycle glove is purpose-built for a specific ideal riding application; the short cuff glove, then, was born in the summer and built for the spirited rider. They are the miniskirt of motorcycle gloves, and they’ve been keepin’ it sexy since the summer of ‘69.

Unabated airflow, uncompromised comfort and masterful dexterity are the sacred cows of short cuff design, but they need not come at the expense of protection.The best short cuff motorcycle gloves are able to strike a balance, combining equal parts safety and amenity with all-important brevity. We’ve taken all these factors into consideration and looked over all the reviews and videos we’ve done on short motorcycle gloves over the past year to put together this buying guide of the top-rated, very best short cuff gloves for the 2017 riding season.