The Rev'it GT Corse was voted the best glove for over £100

The Rev'it GT Corse was voted the best glove for over £100

 

MCN survey results: Top 10 summer gloves over £100

By Rob Hull -

Gloves

 23 April 2009 10:15

As voted for by you....

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The top 10 summer gloves over £100

1. Rev’it GT Corse £109.99
Designed as a race glove, the GT Corse is constructed from supple cow leather and goatskin. The glove also features a carbon knuckle and carbon inserts on the fingers for maximum impact protection. They are also reinforced with double-layer leather in high-impact areas, for extra safety.

Owner rating
Comfort :94%
Fit: 96%
Looks: 88%
Quality: 92%
Overall: 94%

2. Dainese Full Metal Racer £199.99
The racing glove choice of Mr Rossi himself, the Full Metal Racer is Dainese’s top spec glove. It has carbon and titanium protectors on the back of the hand and knuckle, and there’s a wrist closure as well as just an elasticised cuff. There is a full-on Rossi replica glove that doesn’t have the wrist closure just like Valentino’s.

Owner rating
Comfort: 88%
Fit: 88%
Looks: 96%
Quality: 92%
Overall: 90%

3. Held 2510 Phantom £146
The Phantom has a kangaroo main construction and the seams have been placed in areas where you’re not applying pressure through the glove so you got flat surface feel all the time. The protectors are carbon, kevlar and plastic, the impact leather panels are extra strong stingray leather and you get a visor wipe, too.

Owner rating
Comfort: 94%
Fit: 92%
Looks: 94%
Quality: 96%
Overall: 90%

4. Held 2710 Racing £114
Again the outer construction of this Held racing glove is kangaroo and it has hardened carbon and PU plastic protection on the back of the hand and fingers. The wrist has a strap and the cuff has a double strap. The back and the thumb of the glove is fully padded too with shock-absorbing foam.

Owner rating
Comfort: 88%
Fit: 86%
Looks: 90%
Quality: 90%
Overall: 88%

5. Spidi Carbo Six £149.99
There are carbon protectors on the knuckles, back of the hand and on the fingers and there is a steel net around the fingers and the palm for added protection. The cowhide leather construction is treated to keep them more presentable for longer and there are grip layers on the palms.

Owner rating
Comfort: 90%
Fit: 86%
Looks: 90%
Quality: 88%
Overall: 88%

6. Alpinestars GP Pro £139.95
This full grain cowhide glove has had direct input from racing stars such as Nicky Hayden and Carlos Checa. They have injection moulded plastic knuckle protectors, a plastic cuff and Kevlar stitching. They also have the patented third and fourth finger bridge to stop the little finger being tucked on impact and breaking.

Owner rating
Comfort: 84%
Fit: 84%
Looks: 92%
Quality: 86%
Overall: 86%

7. Alpinestars GP Plus £114.95
Alpinestars New GP Plus glove builds on the attributes of the old GP Plus with a new finger bridge, additional polyurethane security sliders and a new Velcro closure system that’s said to be easier to use than more traditional styles. There’s a good range of colour options, too.

Owner rating
Comfort: 84%
Fit: 84%
Looks: 90%
Quality: 88%
Overall: 86%

8. BKS Racing £139.99
The gloves as worn by James Toseland himself, they have a high-quality cowhide construction with kangaroo palms. The lining is Kevlar knitted to stop abrasions, the tread used for the stitching is also Kevlar and a special anti-slip materials on the finger tips and palms.

Owner rating
Comfort: 78%
Fit: 86%
Looks: 86%
Quality: 86%
Overall: 86%

9. Spidi Race Vent £109.99
Designed for serious road use, the main construction for this Spidi glove is heavily vented soft cowhide. The protectors have titanium embedded in them, the palms have double layer panels at the impact areas to help prevent explosions and tears and large vents to keep you hands cool.

Owner rating
Comfort: 82%
Fit: 84%
Looks: 84%
Quality: 80%
Overall: 82%

10. Aplinestars GP Tech £169.95
As worn by Stoner, Hayden and Pedrosa. Plastic knuckle and finger sliders and kangaroo leather palms. Little finger is joined to ring finger.

Owner rating
Comfort: 80%
Fit: 80%
Looks: 88%
Quality: 80%
Overall: 82%