If you have ever ridden an electric skateboard you know that falling is inevitable. If we fly off our eboards one of the first things we do is to stretch out our arms to dampen the impact and to protect our head. Hence, our hands will likely be hurt. We need our hands in everyday life, scrolling on our smartphone, cooking, toothbrushing is not a lot of fun with hurt hands. Palm cuts are super annoying! Hence we should protect our hands when going out for a ride. The best way to protect our hands is with gloves or wrist guards. I did research regarding the best gloves and wrist guards for e-skateboarding and outline the most important stuff in this article. I don’t want to keep you on the tenterhook so, let’s get to my results. What are the best gloves for electric skateboarding?

Best pick: Original and Pro E-Skate Gloves from flatland3d and Knox (great protection and still sensible enough for remote controls)

Order the “Original E-Skate Gloves” on flatland3ds Website.

Order the “Pro E-Skate Gloves” on flatland3ds Website.

Use the coupon code “E-SKATEBOARDER” to get 10% off flatland3d products!

What are the best wrist guards for electric skateboarding?

Best pick: Triple 8 Hired Hands

Triple 8 Hired Hands

Order the “Triple 8 Hired Hands” on Amazon.

What are the best sliding gloves for electric skateboarding?

Best pick: Triple 8 sliders longboard gloves

Triple 8 sliders longboard gloves

Order the “Triple 8 Sliders” on Amazon.

Check out my articles on the best protective gear for electric skateboarding:

Why do we need gloves and wrist guards?

Most common injuries

To understand why we need gloves and wrist guards when going out for a ride we should take a look into the most common injuries in electric skateboarding. One problem here is that e-boarding is pretty new hence we do not have a lot of empirical data to answer our question. However, skateboarding, inline-skating, and even longboarding have some years on their back and are pretty comparable activities. So let’s take look at the most common injuries among skateboarders, longboarders, and e-skateboarders together. These are:

  • Abrasions and bruises
  • Hand, wrist, or shoulder injuries
  • Head injuries
  • Ankle and knee injuries

The second place among the most common injuries is hand, wrist and shoulder injuries. If we take a fall when e-skateboarding it is very likely that we land on hands. We intuitively stretch out our arms to control the fall.  If they are not protected it is very likely that our hands get hurt or our wrist bones brake. After all, we normally tumble at high speeds and on the hard tarmac. Pretty natural that we get hurt. Palm cuts are super annoying! But we sure can protect ourselves and our hands. We just need to wear proper protection. Hence the second most common injuries (abrasions and bruises) can be easily avoided wearing proper knee and elbow pads.

Crashes

It is pretty obvious that we need gloves or wrist guards if we take a fall. But when do crashes actually occur? How can we avoid these in the first place? The most common accidents happen when electric longboarders and skateboarders:

  • Ride beyond their skill level (Lose control and fall)
  • Skate on improper or irregular surfaces (rails, curbstone, cracks in pavement)
  • Ride in rainy conditions (wet and slippery surface)
  • Going too fast (downhill or too much throttle)
  • Run into cars, bikes, pedestrians, skaters or another e-boarders
  • The remote control disconnects
  • Regenerative braking stops working on some boards if the battery is fully charged

Things you need to consider before buying electric skateboard gloves

Gloves or wrist guards?

The advantage of gloves is that your fingertips are protected as well. Wrist guards normally end at the middle of the palm. But with gloves, your wrist is usually not protected against hard impacts. Hence wrist bones (Scaphoid Bone) break more easily when wearing gloves compared to wrist guards. Wrist guards, on the other hand, have the advantage that the wrist bones are well-protected. If you take a hard fall on the pavement usually your forearm bones will break earlier than your wrist bones.

Protection

As I have written above. The second most common injuries are wrist and arm fractures. So proper wrist protection can very valuable. The wrist bone which breaks most of the time is called Scaphoid. Remember this bone (why? it gets more exciting in this blog post below) protection.

Comfort

E-Skate gloves have to be comfortable if they’re not comfortable you won’t wear them. They also have to be flexible and have a good fit. The materials should feel light and comfortable on your skin and you should move your hand freely. Some Riders just don’t like to wear gloves where does fingertips are protected as well. others really want the protection and compound dust and why some wearing gloves without fingertips protection. So the opinions vary a lot.

Sizing and Fit

The gloves have to fit! It the most important factor in finding the right glove for you. If they’re too small you cannot get into them. But if they’re too wide it’s hard for your fingers to be sensitive enough to probably feel and control the remote control.

Material

The material of gloves is important. Material has to be durable but also shall allow our skin to breathe.

  • Leather: Full-grain leather can resist almost every weather and conditions: sunshine or rain. Leather has a big advantage that will get more comfortable over time because the leather conforms to the contours of our hands. But keep in mind that leather will show abrasions. And also: High-class leather will have a high-class price.
  • Synthetic materials: Synthetic materials like Kevlar or Clarino are a common choice in these modern times. Kevlar, for example, is fairly cheap to produce but also very durable and flexible and therefore a very good material for electric skateboard gloves. At the same time, Kevlar can be lighter than leather.

Look

Let’s be honest: Most of us won’t wear protective gear if it looks ugly. So the look and style of our gear – in this case, gloves – is an important factor. In my listing below I just took gloves which I personally would wear.

Quality – brand reputation

It is important to get gloves and wrist guards from a trustworthy brand. If you’re planning to protect yourself you don’t want to be cheap. There are some good companies with a long history and great reputation so we don’t need to buy gloves and wrist guards from unknown brands. In my article, I’ve only listed gloves and wrist guards from reputable brands. You don’t have to worry about when using them every day.

Care

Gloves and wrist guards get exposed to the ground so it is likely they get covered in dirt from time to time. Additionally, you are probably going to sweat a lot when eboarding. This means you’ll have to wash them ever and anon. Usually, hand washing is recommended, but if you’ve got a model with removable protectors then it should easily withstand some cycles in the washing machine.

So which gloves shall we use?

Electric skateboards are relatively new on the market. Hence we don’t have a lot of companies that are dedicated to manufacturing protective gear specially designed for e-boarders. But surely can take a look at relatable activities.

  • Motorcycle gloves
  • Bike gloves
  • Longboard gloves
  • Gym gloves
  • Tactical gloves
  • Skate gloves

There are many options on the market for us. We have motorcycle gloves, bicycle gloves longboard gloves, tactical gloves, and gym gloves.

  • Motorcycle gloves are normally too much, we can’t use the remote control precisely enough to have complete control of our boards.
  • Bicycle gloves normally don’t protect our fingers and wrists from speedy falls where we should slide on the pavement to divert the impact energy.  
  • Longboard sliding gloves half a big puck on the inside of the hand so riders can perform slides without hurting their palms. But these sliding pucks are interfering a lot with handling the remote control. With a sliding puck in your palm, it is almost impossible to control an electric skateboard.
  • Gym gloves are very similar to bicycle gloves. They don’t have enough protection for fast falls on the tarmac.
  • Tactical gloves are actually very interesting. They normally offer protection and are designed for soldiers. And soldiers have to do sensitive tasks with their fingers as well.

Skate gloves are our biggest hope! Skateboarding is very related to eboarding and therefore the protective gear should work in most cases a well. In skateboarding, wrist guards are very common. As you already know with a lot of wrist guards it is very hard to hold the remote control. But there are some on the market which should work!

Price

Of course, the price is a significant factor for us. But trying to get the cheapest pads is a mistake. We only have one body, do whatever you can to protect it. The price for electric skateboard gloves and wrist guards can vary from several bucks until hundred Dollars.

15-100$ price range.  

Best electric skateboard gloves

E-Skate gloves from Flatland 3D – in cooperation with Knox

Keep in mind that electric skateboards are pretty new. There aren’t a lot of electric skateboard accessories on the market yet. But some companies really work on building the perfect gloves for electric skateboarding. It seems that the perfect solution is not yet available, but one which is actually pretty close. One company has already made gloves, especially for e-borders. Flatland in cooperation with Knox. Flatland is a company which is dedicated to electric skateboarding accessories. Knox is a company that has a pretty long history in designing and manufacturing protective motorcycle and bicycle gloves. Now they have teamed up and designed a glove especially for e-skateboarders

Knox patented Scaphoid Protection System (SPS)

Knox patented Scaphoid – wrist bone which brakes most of the time –  Protection System (SPS) works to protect your palm and wrist by adding two sliders to the palm of the glove.

SPS (graphic by knox)

Original E-Skate Gloves by flatland3d and Knox (free fingertips)

Original skate gloves have free fingertips and are for Riders who want to feel the remote control in their hands. Although it’s more convenient to wear them during the summertime because our hands are more exposed to air and therefore cooling-off better. You can even use your cloth thumb panel to wipe raindrops or flies (for fast eboarders) from your helmet visor.

Original E-Skate Gloves by flatland3d and Knox (image by flatland3d)
graphic by knox
Size chart of Original E-Skate Gloves by flatland3d

Sizing: If you receive your gloves and the size doesn’t seem just right, you can send them back. Flatland3d will send you a prepaid return shipping label, and exchange for the proper size, at no cost to you.
Link to Website: flatland3d.com
Use the coupon code “E-SKATEBOARDER” to get 10% off flatland3d products!

Original E-Skate Gloves by flatland3d and Knox (image by flatland3d)

Price: $54,99

Pros:

  • Made for electric skateboarding
    Stylish look
  • Have Scaphoid Protection System – SPS (only Knox gloves have this)
  • Fingerless for supreme sensitivity and control of your remote
  • The palm material is made out of Clarino – very durable and flexible at the same time
  • Rubber pull tabs make it easy to put the glove on or take it off
  • Terry cloth thumb panel to use as a wipe

Cons:

  • Pricey
  • No fingertip protection


Pro E-Skate Gloves from Flatland and Knox (the whole hand is protected)

Like the Original E-skate gloves, the Pro E-Skate gloves are made from flatland incorporation with Knox. These gloves provide more protection for your whole hand but especially for your fingertips and wrist. The fingertips are covered with a protective material as well. The thumb and first two fingers have silicone grips for good sensitivity and control of your remote. Flatland has also built-in a new one-directional Flexible Wrist Plate. It is flexible in the forward direction for comfort, but rigid in the other direction to prevent hyperextension. This wrist guard is designed to not interfere with holding your remote control easily. But if it does you can remove it!

Pro E-Skate Gloves from Flatland and Knox (image by flatland3d)

Price: $64,99

Size chart of Original E-Skate Gloves by flatland3d

Sizing: If you receive your gloves and the size doesn’t seem just right, you can send them back. Flatland3d will send you a prepaid return shipping label, and exchange for the proper size, at no cost to you.
Link to Website: flatland3d.com
Use the coupon code “E-SKATEBOARDER” to get 10% off flatland3d products!

Pros:

  • Made for electric skateboarding
    Have Scaphoid Protection System – SPS (only Knox gloves have this)
  • Especially designed Wrist Plate to prevent hyperextension – which is removable
  • The palm material is made out of Clarino – very durable and flexible at the same time
  • Silicone grips on the thumb and first two fingers – for sensitivity and control of your remote
  • A webbing loop at wrist makes it easy to pull the glove on and secure a tight fit
  • Terry cloth thumb panel to use as a wipe

Cons:

  • High price
  • Due to long design – gets in the way with watches
  • Some users report that the silicone grips on the thumb and first two fingers are useless. They don´t work well with touch screens and they fall off fairly quickly


Triple 8 downhill longboard gloves

Triple Eight exist for 22 years. The company was founded in 1996 in New York. Triple 8 states that New York City is in their DNA with the turbulent and ever ongoing traffic you’re sure to want to be protected when riding your bike or skateboard through the City. Therefore the people behind the company wanted to create their own protective gear. Hence they are not only making the products they are using them too. They are one of the – if not the most – reputable company when it comes to skating protective gear. Triple 8 offers almost every skate gear you can think of from helmets to hip protection. When it comes to gloves and wrist guards offer various models. I will present here the most interesting ones.
Link to the gloves on Amazon.

Triple 8 downhill longboard gloves

Price: $50 – 60

The Triple 8 downhill longboard gloves are designed for serious speed. With reinforced Kevlar fingertips and round, replaceable sliders, your hands are protected in all the right places. Neoprene padded knuckle for a secure fit. Replacement palm pucks are available and sold separately. However, if you want to hold your remote control comfortably you have to remove the sliding puck. But without the sliding puck, you don’t have decent wrist protection.

Link to Website: triple8.com/downhill-longboard-gloves
To ensure a perfect fit, measure hand circumference at the knuckles and match to the sizes listed below:

XS7.0 – 7.5 in17- 19 cm
S/M7.5 – 9.0 in19 – 23 cm
L/XL 9.0 – 10.5 in23 – 27 cm

Pros:

  • Fingertips made out of Kevlar
  • Slide Puck is removable
  • Neoprene padded knuckle for a secure fit
  • Has a pull-on loop

Cons:

  • No wrist protection if you remove the sliding puck to hold the remote control
  • Due to long design – gets in the way with watches

Check them out on Amazon.


Triple 8 sliders longboard gloves

The Triple 8 sliders longboard gloves are designed for serious sliding. With reinforced Kevlar fingertips and round, replaceable puck and bar sliders, your hands are protected in all the right places. But we can adapt them to make our perfect electric skateboard gloves. You could take the slide pucks and bars from glove you want to use the remote control in. On the other glove, you still have legitimate slide protection. The gloves are made out of full-grain leather and kevlar. Neoprene padded knuckle for a secure fit. Replacement palm pucks are available and sold separately. However, if you want to hold your remote control comfortably you have to remove the sliding puck. But without the sliding puck, you don’t have decent wrist protection. Link to these gloves on Amazon.

Price: $50-60

Link to Website: triple8.com/sliders-longboard-gloves/
To ensure a perfect fit, measure hand circumference at the knuckles and match to the sizes listed below:

XS7.0 – 7.5 in17- 19 cm
S/M7.5 – 9.0 in19 – 23 cm
L/XL 9.0 – 10.5 in23 – 27 cm

Check them out on Amazon.

Pros:

  • Best protection if you want to perform slides
  • Fingertips made out of Kevlar
  • Gloves are made out of full-grain leather
  • Slide Puck and bars are removable
  • Neoprene padded knuckle for a secure fit
  • Has a pull-on loop

Cons:

  • No wrist protection if you remove the sliding puck to hold the remote control
  • Due to long design – gets in the way with watches


Best electric skateboard wrist guards

While wrist guards are obviously better in protecting your wrist from fractures please keep in mind that holding a remote control with wrist guards on is not very easy.

Triple 8 Hired Hands

The Hired Hands are wrist guards that fit like a glove. This model Triple 8´s burliest glove, with complete wrist protection coupled with the secure fit and coverage of a glove. Hired Hands feature top grain leather and full padding for good protection and durability. The top and bottom have replaceable impact-resistant ABS splints. The Hired Hands come with EVA shock absorbing foam layers. A thick neoprene support strap ensures a secure fit. Link to these wrist guards on Amazon.

Triple 8 Hired Hands

Price: $40 – 50

To ensure a perfect wrist guard fit, measure hand circumference at the knuckles and match to the sizes listed:

S7.0 – 8.0 in19 – 20 cm
M8.0 – 9.0 in20 – 23 cm
L9.0 – 10 in23 – 25 cm
XL10 – 11 in25 – 28 cm

Pros:

  • Fingerless for supreme sensitivity and control of your remote
  • Made out of real leather – durable and flexible at the same time
  • Rubber pull tabs make it easy to put the glove on or take it off

Cons:

  • Holding the remote control can be challenging
  • No fingertip protection
  • Stitching is not the best quality

Check them out on Amazon.


HillyBilly Wrist Guard Gloves – Half Finger (fingerless)

Hillbilly wrist guards are fingerless gloves. Users love their durability and comfort. Made from tough goatskin, they are double stitched for durability and riders love the partial finger coverage for added protection from the elements yet the freedom to use a remote control or send a message with your phone without having to take off the gloves. Check them out on Amazon.

HillyBilly Wrist Guard Gloves – Half Finger

Price: $20 – 30  

Sizing and Fit Tips: Measure your middle finger from the webbing between the adjacent finger to the tip of the finger:

S2.5 in6,3 cm
M2.5 – 3 in6,3 – 7,6 cm
L3 – 3.5 in7,6 – 9 cm
XL3.5 + in9 + cm

Users report that gloves run large, so better size up.

Check them out on Amazon.

Pros:

  • Fingerless for good sensitivity and control of your remote
  • Made out of real goat leather – very durable and flexible at the same time
  • Good value for the price

Cons:

  • Holding the remote control can be challenging
  • No fingertip protection
  • Due to long design – gets in the way with watches
  • Stitching is not the best quality
  • If they get wet ore very sweaty they will probably stain


HillyBilly Wrist Guard Gloves – Full Finger

Users love their durability and comfort. Made from tough goatskin, they are double stitched for durability and riders love the partial finger coverage for added protection from the elements. They offer great protection for your fingers, palm and wrist!

The leather on the fingertips is pretty thick you will lose some finger dexterity. While it is possible, it may be difficult to operate a remote control while wearing these gloves due to their sturdy build. The plate that protects your wrist may also get in the way.

HillyBilly Wrist Guard Gloves – Full Finger

Price: $23 – $27  

Sizing and Fit Tips: Measure your middle finger from the webbing between the adjacent finger to the tip of the finger:

S2.5 in6,3 cm
M2.5 – 3 in6,3 – 7,6 cm
L3 – 3.5 in7,6 – 9 cm
XL3.5 + in9 + cm

Users report that the run large, so better size up.

Pros:

  • Great protection for wrist and fingers
  • Made out of real goat leather – very durable and flexible at the same time
  • Good value for the price

Cons:

  • Holding the remote control can be challenging
  • Due to long design – gets in the way with watches
  • Stitching is not the best quality
  • If they get wet ore very sweaty they will probably stain


Special sliding puck designed for electric skateboarding

The flatland3d E-Skate Slide Puck is the first slide puck designed with room to hold an e-skate remote. Standard “hook and loop” backing allows it to attach to most typical longboarding slide gloves. Link to Website: flatland3d.com

Price: $8,99

Flatland3d designed the E-Skate Slide Puck to be used in tandem with our Retractable Remote Lanyard. The lanyard allows the rider to drop the remote securely to their hip before attempting a slide. This setup is great for advanced riders who want to take e-skate sliding to the next level, or beginners who want to add sliding to their bag of tricks. Link to Website: flatland3d.com
Use the coupon code “E-SKATEBOARDER” to get 10% off flatland3d products!

Retractable Remote Lanyard by flatland3d (image by flatland 3d)

Price: $24,99

Best other electric skateboard gear

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Final thoughts – now it’s your turn

I hope you enjoyed reading my article. If you have recommendations for other gloves I am happy to read them! Have I forgotten to include something? Feedback is highly appreciated at e-skateboarder!

Now I want to read from you:

Which gloves do you like the most? And why? Let me know in the comment section below.