Electric scooter gloves are great for a number of reasons. For example, they:
- keep our hands warm;
- protect us when we fall; and
- make our ride more comfortable.
Electric scooter gloves are different to regular gloves as they are designed to be lightweight, protective, and allow for better grip on the handlebars.
Gloves are another piece of protective clothing that not only keep you warm from the wind and rain, but also make riding a more comfortable and enjoyable experience.
We put together this guide to help you choose the perfect pair of riding gloves for your electric scooter.
Why should you wear electric scooter gloves?
Many e-scooter companies put safety first when designing their scooters to help prevent accidents. However, if an accident does occur and you fall, it is instinctive to put your arms out to soften the blow. Unfortunately, that means your hands usually take the brunt of the impact which can cause cuts and abrasions.
One of the best ways to prevent damage to your hands is to wear gloves. Electric scooters haven’t been around in Australia for that long, so companies are still developing new technology to create the perfect gloves. That being said, there are plenty of different electric scooter gloves available on the market, including the Raine Riding Gloves.
Are electric scooter gloves different to bike gloves?
You can wear bike gloves when riding an electric scooter. However, some bike gloves are designed for more strenuous activity such as mountain biking or BMX riding. If you’re looking for gloves that are for everyday commuting, then you may not need ones that are too heavy-duty.
For everyday riding, you’ll want electric scooter gloves that are lightweight, made from breathable material, and will give you good grip on the handlebars. If you live somewhere that gets very cold in winter, gloves that protect you from the elements are also vital for keeping your hands warm.
Are full-finger or half-finger gloves better?
It depends on your personal preference. Half-finger gloves are good for managing sweat and a better grip, however there are many full-finger gloves that are designed to give the rider maximum comfort and grip. Full-finger gloves also offer better protection if you do fall off your scooter.
At Raine, we prefer full-finger gloves because they offer our riders more protection from wind, rain and the cold. The Raine One electric scooter does have the added comfort of having heated handlebars with a good grip, providing a comfortable riding experience with or without gloves. However, for added safety and protection we recommend that all riders wear safety gear including a helmet, gloves, and any other equipment that will provide extra comfort on their journey.
What are the best electric scooter gloves?
Raine Riding Gloves are some of the best on the market. Some of the standout features include:
- Breathable material
- Good grip
If you’ve invested in an electric scooter, then you need the accessories to go with it. While you’re commuting to work, you don’t want gloves that are bulky and look out of place when riding your scooter. The Raine Riding Gloves are black and sleek, so you’ll look good scooting around the city. They are available in a range of sizes from Extra Small to Extra Large, and if you’re unsure what your hand size is, Raine has provided a glove size chart to help you with your choice.
Another added bonus of the Raine Riding Gloves is that you get free shipping when you purchase the Raine electric scooter. At USD$29, they are an affordable accessory for your electric scooter.
The Raine Riding Gloves are the perfect glove to minimise injury in an accident, and provide additional comfort and style to your riding experience.