Touring gloves are made for long-distance riding in all sorts of weather scenarios. Like race gloves, touring gloves tend to be “full gauntlet” in their design and functionality. Touring gloves however have further enhancements that allow a rider to deal with all-weather riding situations with a combined aim at both comfort as well as protection.
Touring gloves prioritize comfort, functionality, and protection against inclement riding conditions over aesthetics. You’ll often see touchscreen capability as a prominent feature in most touring gloves, as they allow you to navigate the road using a gps or smartphone.