About three weeks ago I made a mistake. I basically melted my leather riding gloves after I tried to dry them quickly as opposed to letting them air dry. It was a rainy day, and I needed to be back on my bike within two hours. I may have cut a few ill advised corners to speed things along. Needless to say, I’ll never make that mistake again.
My timing in destroying my gloves couldn’t have been worse as it had been raining steadily throughout the month of January, and temperatures were low as well. The few rides I’d endured without gloves were painful to say the least, and I definitely don’t recommend this to riders. Always wear riding gloves!
Since I needed replacement gloves quickly, I went on Amazon and ordered a pair of Omgai motorcycle riding gloves. These gloves were inexpensive, costing $16.99, and I received them within two business days as I’m a prime member.
When I unboxed the gloves I thought they looked really cool. I like the rubber knuckle guards, and I appreciate that the wrist straps adjust enough to accommodate my small wrists. The only concern I have is the durability of the velcro wrist straps. In the past the velcro has been the first thing to go on my gloves.
The material of the gloves is thin, which is great for summer months, but the past few weeks my hands have been quite cold. I wouldn’t recommend these at all for the winters or any weather below sixty degrees outside; air goes right through them.
A cool feature of the gloves is the touch sensor technology on the index and thumb fingers. Unlike with previous pairs of gloves, I’m now able to use my touch screen phone with my gloves on. This comes in handy when I have to pull over to check directions on my GPS.
The Omgai gloves are made for men, so sizing shouldn’t be an issue for them. However, for women it can get a little tricky. Initially, I thought I’d get a size medium to play it safe because I didn’t want to buy gloves that wouldn’t fit me at all. My hands are small, but I didn’t think they would actually be a size small. Unfortunately, the mediums are a bit too big for me and my fingers swim a little. For women, if you already have smaller hands I’d recommend just going for the size small.
Overall, these gloves aren’t top of the line at all, but if you need a solid backup pair these will do the trick. I’d highly recommend these for summer weather, not so much for the winter season.
Stay safe in these streets!