New LS2 Snow Gloves For Winter Motorcycling

There are more choices for comfortable winter motorcycling every year, and the new LS2 Snow Gloves are some of the latest additions to pick from. Coming from the firm better known for manufacturing helmets, they’re designed to be a light and flexible option for riding in cold and wet weather.

The specifications start with a tough textile outer shell, and a Hipora waterproof, windproof and breathable membrane, along with a Velcro flap adjustment at the cuff to create a tight seal around the sleeves of your jacket, and a wrist strap to help keep everything snug and secure.

The new LS2 Snow Gloves For Winter motorcyclingThe palm of the LS2 Snow Gloves
The palm of the LS2 Snow Gloves

As well as the weather protection, you also get KP1-rated knuckle armour, TPR protection at the fingers, and reinforcement for the palm and finger sidewalls to help keep your hands safe in the event of an accident. And there’s a palm slider to help keep your wrist intact.

The LS2 Snow Gloves are available in Black and Green, plain Black or Black and Grey

So the LS2 Snow Gloves are a reasonable option for winter motorcycling, with competitve features for the very reasonable price of £59.99. You can find them in sizes S-2XL in a choice of Black, Black and Green or Black and Grey.

Check out all of the motorcycle gloves we’ve featured, here. Along with winter gloves, here, or general winter motorcycling kit, here. You can order LS helmets and motorcycle clothing online from GhostBikes (or RevZilla in the U.S).

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Streamlined New Keis G701 Shorty Heated Gloves

Winter motorcycling can be a lot more pleasant with some heated clothing, especially for your hands and feet. But the problem is that it normally adds a bit of bulk, which is where the slimmer and more streamlined new Keis G701 Shorty heated gloves come in.

The extra layers and equipment can make heated motorcycle gloves a hassle to fit with the cuffs of a bike jacket. But the short-cuff version has been designed so they should easily slip underneath, meaning no gaps for the cold and wet weather to sneak in.

The streamlined new Keis G701 Shorty heated glovesSame features as the longer version, but the short cuff and streamlining means the Keis G701 gloves fit better under jacket sleeves
Same features as the longer version, but the short cuff and streamlining means the Keis G701 gloves fit better under jacket sleeves

As with the normal, longer length versions, you get a layer of 3M Thinsulate for insulation to retain the warmth, and the micro carbon fibre heating panels with Far InfraRed Radiation heating will keep your pinkies nice and warm. Which is important for comfort, but even more vital for maintaining proper control of a motorcycle. There’s not much worse than numb hands when you’re trying to avoid idiotic drivers and treacherous diesel spills in bad weather. Not only is it distracting, but it makes fine throttle and brake control a challenge.

The Keis G701 Shorty heated gloves
The Keis G701 Shorty heated gloves

Heated grips are an alternative option, but only warm the palms of your hands on the bars. The gloves have heat sources on the top of the hands and around the fingers, and apparently the elements are so reliable they come with a lifetime warranty, which is impressive.

There’s an integral controller on the back of the hand so you can turn the gloves on and off, or adjust the temperature. The power comes from an on-board 12V socket found on most bikes, or via a supplied lead from the battery, with an inbuilt voltage regulator to prevent the gloves from overheating. And if you have a Keis heated jacket or vest, you can take the power from that instead with some additional power leads sold separately.

The new Keis G701 Shorty Heated Gloves are covered by a two-year warranty and come in sizes from 3XS-3XL at a cost of £190.

Whether you’re looking for winter kit or summer clothing, check out all our motorcycle gloves news and features, here. Or some of the other Keis products we’ve covered, here.

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New Weise Nomad Winter Motorcycle Gloves

Even hardened bikers accustomed to riding through cold weather tend to avoid it where possible. But if you’re planning on heading out all year round, or need something for essential short trips when it’s chilly, then you might want to check our the new Weise Nomad winter motorcycle gloves.

They’re a cost-effective way to keep your hands warm and dry, with a Hipora membrane to combat wind-chill and rain, but without making your palms and digits clammy. And you also get a two-layer storm cuff with an elasticated inner, and a hook-and-eye-secured outer layer to stop water trickling down your arm and wrists.

The new Weise Nomad Winter Motorcycle GlovesThe Weise Nomad gloves offer affordable comfort and protection for cold weather
The Weise Nomad gloves offer affordable comfort and protection for cold weather

Typical winter motorcycle kit isn’t always the most dynamically designed, but the Weise Nomad winter motorcycle gloves do have 3M Scotchlite piping on the outside to help your visibility in dark conditions. And while they may not look particularly exciting, you do get full grain leather and textile consruction with TPU knuckle armour for protection.

The palms feature Chamude for grip, and pads for using touchscreen devices
The palms feature Chamude for grip, and pads for using touchscreen devices

Even nipping out for a quick trip can be painful in cold weather if you’re not kitted out properly. And if you’re distracted by being uncomfortable or chilly, it’s much harder to pay attention and spot hazards. In our limited experience of Weise kit, it tends to last a while, so it’s perfect for those practical, no-nonsense investments in riding gear. If you want to opt for more features, then alternatives in the Weise range include the Montana 150 gloves for £99.99.

So it’s good that the Nomad gloves are pretty affordable at £59.99 in sizes S-3XL for men, or XS-XL for women. Online shops selling Weise products include Halfords, or you can find your local retailer on this map. And you can check out all of our coverage of motorcycle gloves here, or everything we’ve written about the whole Weise collection, here.

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New LS2 MX701 Explorer Carbon Helmet

We mentioned it in passing when we covered the fibreglass version of the MX701, but the new LS2 MX701 Explorer Carbon helmet is a lighter option for dual sport and adventure riding without breaking the bank.

The main selling point of the carbon version is a lighter weight, alongside the fact that carbon fibre always looks a bit trick. So while the fibreglass composite helmet tips the scales at 1460g, the LS2 MX701 Explorer Carbon comes in around 1380g.

The new LS2 MX701 Explorer Carbon HelmetThe LS2 MX701 Explorer Carbon offers a 100% carbon fibre shell for £299.99
The LS2 MX701 Explorer Carbon offers a 100% carbon fibre shell for £299.99

Aside from the material used, the specifications are pretty much identical to the non-carbon version. Which means you get three sizes of outer shell to get the best fit and profile in a long oval shape, a breathable hypoallergenic liner which is removable and washable, and the vent system with intakes on the crown, sides and chin, and exits at the rear.

Go carbon for the looks, lighter weight, and shell strength
Go carbon for the looks, lighter weight, and shell strength

You get an adjustable and removable peak, which means the MX701 becomes more of a road-style helmet. Handy if you’re riding long distances on tarmac before heading off-road for adventures. And you also get a Pinlock-ready visor with an anti-fog shield supplied, double D-ring fastening, and an Emergency Release System to remove the chin pads quickly and easily.

The LS2 MX701 Explorer Carbon is ECE 22.05 certified in sizes XS-2XL, and costs £299.99 for the solid carbon finish, or £319.99 if you want to cover up some of that weave with graphics.

You can order LS2 helmets online from GhostBikes (or RevZilla in the U.S), including some good discounts and deals. If you’re looking for a new motorcycle helmet, why not check out our other Helmet news and articles, or our previous coverage of the LS2 range?

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Low-Price New Duchinni D977 Helmet Released

While we’d always recommend investing as much as you can in motorcycle protection, there are a number of good reasons for picking up a more affordable lid like the new Duchinni D977 helmet.

You might be on a tight budget, or need a backup crash helmet for winter commuting on a smaller capacity bike or scooter. It’s also handy for occasional pillions, and we’ve even known people who rely solely on motorcycling for their transport to nominate a ‘haircut helmet’ so they don’t end up itching for a week after having their monthly trim. And starting at £69.99, the Duchinni D977 is certainly affordable.

The affordable new Duchinni D977 helmet
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  • Duchinni D977 HelmetDuchinni D977 HelmetHalfords. Looking for the latest motorcycle helmets? Check out our latest helmet coverage, here. Or all the products in the Duchinni range we’ve featured, here.

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