Alpinestars GPX Glove £79.95
Miles covered/time: 6000/4 months
What’s good? Whenever I wear these ‘shortie’ gloves it means one thing: I’m somewhere nice and hot!
I’ve worn them on sunny launches, on my road trip to Sardinia last year and to Ibiza and southern Spain this year, but they only come out around the south of France region when the weather starts to change for the better.
They offer the same high quality of fit and protection as the firm’s regular racing gloves, but they allow the breeze to whistle up your sleeve to keep you cool in the heat.
What’s not? They’re a bit too cold to wear in the UK most of the time, so don’t get an airing that much.
* Eagle-eyed readers might notice we used a picture of these in error on this page in the September 23 issue. Sorry.