Riders who continue to ride longer into the cold season know that hands can freeze up fast in an ordinary pair of gloves. Macna has addressed this with the all new Proton Heated Glove. The Proton is constructed with drum-dyed leather that has been specially treated to make it touchscreen compatible and water-resistant. Underneath the leather sits a waterproof, breathable Raintex liner, offering a truly waterproof glove that won’t waterlog like some other gloves. Other materials incorporated into the Proton are a Bemberg liner for comfort and a layer of Thermolite for added thermal protection from the cold. The Proton is not just a cold weather glove however; it was designed with a rider’s safety in mind. Protective details include a TPU protector over the knuckles and extra layers of leather on the outside of the palm. A screen cleaner is incorporated into the ergonomically designed index finger of both gloves, and the Velcro-style fastener at the wrist is rotated 30 degrees to reduce pressure and increase comfort, a common design element seen in all Macna glove models.
The Macna Proton glove uses low-draw pulse-width modulation to automatically regulate temperature and includes a fused wiring harness so there are no additional parts to buy. Once the rider selects a temperature, heat is regulated automatically allowing you to focus on the road not the cold. The Proton controller attaches to a thigh-mounted leg band that the rider can simply unplug from the bike and step off without fidgeting with wires. The coaxial connector makes the Proton compatible with heated gear from a wide range of suppliers. MSRP is $237.50 in sizes XS-4X. Available from Twisted Throttle and its retailers throughout North America.