The Best Short-Cuff Motorcycle Gloves

About Our Selections

When it comes to recommending gear, we consider everything from safety certifications to armor types and placement, and everything in between. To make it on this list, a glove has to provide the best protection for its price above all else, with considerations given to ventilation, intended riding style, natural and/or synthetic materials, and the like.

However, there is no "magic formula" that definitively says "This is the only glove to use." These selections are made with educated opinions, sometimes even hands-on (literally) time with a review, but the best way to find which gloves work for you is to is to head down to your local gear shop and try a few on. This should give you a good basis from which to decide which glove you may want to buy from this list

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Dainese Blackjack

A classic look that is right at home on a neo-retro, cafe, or cruiser style bike

Klim Induction

Designed to be some of the best armored, most resilient adventure touring short-cuff gloves available

Merlin Clanstone D3O

Old school style, modern protection and armor. The best of both worlds!

Scorpion EXO SGS Mk II

A budget glove with armor and materials that should make it twice as expensive, a true bargain

Rev'It! Avion 3

Gloves for the classic touring and cafe racer crowds that are subtle but high quality

Rev'It! Sand 4

The undisputed king of the ADV and adventure touring short cuff gloves

Cortech Hyper-Flo Air

When you need a summer or hot-weather budget glove but don't want to skimp on protection