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MCN Biking Britain survey: Top 10 most comfortable summer gloves

By Marc Abbott -

Gloves

 30 July 2009 14:58

More than 12,000 of you have given us your opinions on the kit you use and the bikes you ride.

This week, we’re focusing on how comfortable your summer gloves are.

 

 

1. 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%
2. 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 91%
Fit  86%
Looks  89%
Quality  88%
Overall  88%
3. 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 90%
Fit  96%
Looks  92%
Quality  92%
Overall  93%
4. Alpinestars GPX £79.95
Despite being a short supermoto-style glove, it GPX is still features Alpinestars’ race-proven PU knuckle protection like the top end gloves. It has a full leather construction,  A’stars’ patented third-to-fourth finger bridge and perforated leather fingers for high levels of ventilation.
OWNER RATING
Comfort 88%
Fit  85%
Looks  90%
Quality  79%
Overall  81%
5. Bering TX-06 £59.99
This is Bering’s ultimate summer glove. It uses a mixture of perforated leather panels and mesh to ensure a huge amount of breathability. They also feature the external armour you’d expect from any sport glove with plastic knuckle protectors.
OWNER RATING
Comfort 87%
Fit  88%
Looks  81%
Quality  82%
Overall  82%
6. 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 86%
Fit  82%
Looks  90%
Quality  90%
Overall  88%
7. 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 86%
Fit  80%
Looks  86%
Quality  88%
Overall  82%
8. Frank Thomas XTi £99.99
The XTi have a premium-quality full leather construction incorporating a kangaroo leather palm for greater abrasion resistance. There is Kevlar lined into the gloves and also Kevlar thread used to stitch the gloves. They come with hard-moulded knuckle and finger pieces.
OWNER RATING
Comfort 86%
Fit  86%
Looks  82%
Quality  81%
Overall  82%
9. Teknic Violator £89.99
Teknic’s racing glove has pre-curved fingers and palms for a sportier feel, carbon knuckle and finger mould protectors and Knox’s scaphoid protector on the inside of the hand. The leather is drum-dyed Japanese leather and they also feature Teknic’s Safety-Wrap pinkie protection system.
OWNER RATING
Comfort 86%
Fit  85%
Looks  88%
Quality  83%
Overall  87%
10. Alpinestars SP1 £89.95
The SP-1 has dual carbon knuckle protection with a soft impact absorption pad and also a dual wrist closing system. There are synthetic suede palm reinforcements, pre-curved fingers and perforated panels for perfect summer usage.
OWNER RATING
Comfort 85%
Fit  85%
Looks  87%
Quality  86%
Overall  85%