The structural design of a motorcycle glove is vital to its level of comfort and ability to protect your hands in the event of a crash. Knowing the anatomy of a good glove will aid you in understanding why certain glove features are important, while others are just for shown.

The different parts that make up a motorcycle glove are:

1. The Palm

The palm is designed to allow you to have a better grip of the throttle while providing comfort.

2. The Upper

The upper part of a glove covers the back of your hand and protects it from abrasions or road debris that might impact on your knuckles.

3. The Fourchettes

The fourchettes are fabric strips that connect the palm (through the space between two fingers) to the top of your hand.

4. The Lining

The lining is crucial to the overall comfort of your gloves. Depending on the type of glove, the type of lining used can vary greatly.

5. The Stitching

Stitching is perhaps the most important quality of any well-made motorcycle glove. It determines the durability of a glove to withstand everyday wear and tear. 

6. The Cuff

The cuffs are a section of soft padding or amour that protects your wrists and prevents water and cold from entering the gloves.

7. The Closure

The closure help keep your gloves securely in place.

8. The Armor or Padding

Perhaps the most important part when it comes to protection. Good armor or padding protects your hands from abrasions and injuries from impacts.