Gloves (Jan - Dec 2009)

  • Glove review: Dainese Full Metal Racer

    17 December 2009 by Adam Child

    Glove review: Dainese Full Metal Racer

    Dainese Full Metal Racer gloves, £199.99 Miles covered/time: 40,000-plus/three years What’s good? This is my second pair of Full Metal Dainese gloves, and for comfort and feel I can’t recommend them...

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  • Glove review: Spyke Alien

    25 November 2009 by Rob Hull

    Glove review: Spyke Alien

    Spyke Alien Miles covered/time: 2000/one year What’s good? These are the top of the range Spyke race gloves so the spec panel is pretty impressive. The one-piece carbon moulded knuckle protection is...

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  • Glove review: Rev It Apex Sport

    18 November 2009 by Laura Kennerley

    Glove review: Rev It Apex Sport

    Rev It Apex Sport Gloves £129.99 Miles covered: 4000/five months What’s good? Perfect for summer riding, these lightweight gloves are well ventilated, without being chilly when the sun goes in. Save...

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  • Glove review: Wolf 1100 Textile Winter

    04 November 2009 by Rob Hull

    Glove review: Wolf 1100 Textile Winter

    Wolf 1100 Textile Winter £69.99 Miles covered/time: 3500/two years What’s good? Compared to most winter gloves these are nowhere near as bulky. Save cash on motorcycle gloves They feel almost like a...

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  • Glove review: Ixon RS Noble Hero

    23 October 2009 by Mykel Nicolaou

    Glove review: Ixon RS Noble Hero

    Ixon RS Noble Hero gloves, £39.99 Miles covered/time: 3000/six months What’s good? I love all-black kit, and these gloves pull of the trick of looking all stealthy, street-supermoto-style, while also...

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  • Glove review: Teknic Violator

    17 October 2009 by Guy Procter

    Glove review: Teknic Violator

    Teknic Violator Gloves £99.99 Miles covered/time: 5,024/8 months What's good? I won't have tested these properly until my hands lash the carriageway after my next off. Save £££s on motorcycle...

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  • Glove review: Alpinestars Tech Road Gore-Tex

    24 September 2009 by Mark Holmes

    Glove review: Alpinestars Tech Road Gore-Tex

    Alpinestars Tech Road Gore-Tex gloves (now superseded by 365 GTX, £139.95) Miles covered/time: 2000/one year What's good? Gore-Tex lining means these have proved waterproof and, unlike some gloves...

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  • Glove review: Alpinestars S-1

    18 September 2009 by Ped Baker

    Glove review: Alpinestars S-1

    Alpinestars S-1 gloves, £115 Miles covered/time: 1000miles/two months What's good: Short gloves are ideal for commuting or wearing with a jacket that has tight or bulky cuffs, especially textile...

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  • Bestselling gloves in the MCN shop revealed

    04 September 2009 by Rob Hull

    Bestselling gloves in the MCN shop revealed

    MCN’s online shop currently has a staggering 42,000+ motorcycling products for sale, many at prices vastly below the recommended retail price. Bringing together loads of respected names in bike kit...

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  • Kit review: Dainese Full Metal Racer gloves

    26 August 2009 by Marc Potter

    Kit review: Dainese Full Metal Racer gloves

    Product: Dainese Full Metal Racer gloves £195.73 Tester: Marc Potter Miles covered/time: Untold track miles/many years What’s good? They’re pretty much the same gloves that Rossi uses, except his have...

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  • Kit review: Triumph Alpinestars AS1 gloves

    19 August 2009 by Rupert Paul

    Kit review: Triumph Alpinestars AS1 gloves

    Triumph Alpinestars AS1 gloves, £84 Tester: Rupert Paul Miles covered/time: 500/one month What’s good? When I lost my six-year-old Nankai race gloves I spent ages finding something that would fit...

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  • Impressive performance for Rallye 2 gloves

    13 August 2009 by Marc Abbott

    Impressive performance for Rallye 2 gloves

    I've finally had my first crash of the year, but thankfully I wasn't riding my massive BMW R1200GS Adventure at the time ­ I was racing mopeds at a local airfield! But I was wearing my BMW Rallye...

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  • Review: BLH RS7 gloves

    12 August 2009 by Rupert Paul

    Review: BLH RS7 gloves

    BLH RS7 gloves, £50 Tester: Rupert Paul Miles covered/time: 1500/2 months What’s good? In that hot spell in June, what you really needed were short, cool gloves. I for one was glad to take a hit on...

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  • Glove review: Frank Thomas X Terrain

    30 July 2009 by Samuel Pinney

    Glove review: Frank Thomas X Terrain

    What’s good? They are waterproof and breathable. In really hot temperatures they can get a bit uncomfortable but for British weather they are perfect. My favourite thing about these gloves is that...

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  • Glove review: Held Akira Tex

    30 July 2009 by Ped Baker

    Glove review: Held Akira Tex

    What’s good? Perfect for a typical British summer. These waterproof  gloves give a featherlite touch on the bars but with a Pukka Gore-Tex lining. They also feature a rubber visor wiper stiched...

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  • Glove review: Spyke Hipe

    27 July 2009 by Andy Downes

    Glove review: Spyke Hipe

    What’s good? A mixture of kangaroo and cowhide with bags of carbon-fibre protection means these gloves are instantly comfortable as the leather is so soft, yet they have the hard carbon to look after...

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  • Glove review: Mechanix gloves

    17 July 2009 by Andy Downes

    Glove review: Mechanix gloves

    What’s good? For years I have been getting annoyed with grubby hands from working on bikes. All of that is a thing of the past thanks to these Mechanix gloves – as used by the Ducati MotoGP team along...

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  • Glove review: Weise Sascia

    16 July 2009 by Laura Kennerley

    Glove review: Weise Sascia

    What's good? Fine for riding in milder winter temperatures, with the benefit of not being too chunky or cumbersome. What's not? Useless when the mercury is hovering around zero or below. My hands...

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  • Glove review: Furygan FRG-06

    25 June 2009 by Marc Potter

    Glove review: Furygan FRG-06

    What’s good? These ridiculously short gloves are the new breed of supermoto glove. But forget all that, they’re some of the best summer gloves you could want to ride in. They blow through so much air...

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  • Glove review: Hein Gericke Race Mesh gloves

    05 June 2009 by Sam Pinney

    Glove review: Hein Gericke Race Mesh gloves

    What’s good? Lightweight summer gloves provide that a reasonable amount of protection without cooking your hands in hot weather. I got them to wear while at Simon Pavey’s off-road training school, but...

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  • Rev'it Fahrenheit gloves review

    28 May 2009 by Chris Newbigging

    Rev'it Fahrenheit gloves review

    Rev’it Fahrenheit gloves, £69.99 Miles covered: 1500/two years What’s good? Because these are three-season gloves (waterproof and suitable for milder days) there’s less padding to hinder feel.

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  • Alpinestars SPS Gloves review

    28 May 2009 by James Keen

    Alpinestars SPS Gloves review

    Alpinestars SPS gloves £59.99 Time owned: 15,000 miles/four years What’s good: I’ve always preferred motocross-style short mitts over race gloves. Even after a lot of miles these SPS gloves are still...

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  • Glove review: Clover RS-4

    18 May 2009 by Rob Hull

    Glove review: Clover RS-4

    Best thing about it: Beautifully made glove and because they’re kangaroo they weigh nothing and have so much feel. The wrap-around carbon-wrist guard gives piece of mind, and looks proper...

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  • Glove review: Halvarsson Dryway

    11 May 2009 by Alison Silcox

    Glove review: Halvarsson Dryway

    Best thing about it: They’re great value for money and have kept me warm and dry through some awful weather. I’ve worn them in below freezing conditions and also torrential rain and they’ve never...

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  • Glove review: Hein Gericke Pathan

    22 April 2009 by Simon Brown

    Glove review: Hein Gericke Pathan

    Best thing about it: Toasty warmth and total waterproofing without costing a fortune. The design is simple, the gloves aren’t too bulky and they don’t compromise feel for the controls. I’ve had...

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  • Glove review: Spada Force 2

    22 April 2009 by Sam Pinney

    Glove review: Spada Force 2

    Best thing about it: Pleasantly armoured knuckles. I’m not sure of the protective value of them but they give the impression you could punch through walls. They are waterproof, quite warm and give a...

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  • Product review: Spada Force 2 gloves

    15 April 2009 by Sam Pinney

    Product review: Spada Force 2 gloves

    Product: Spada Force 2 gloves Tester: Samuel Pinney Cost: £40.49 Still available: Yes, http://www.motorcyclenews.com Miles covered: 6000 Time owned: One year  Best thing about it: Pleasantly...

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  • Glove review: Spidi Fjord H2OUT gloves

    08 April 2009 by Liam Marsden

    Glove review: Spidi Fjord H2OUT gloves

    Cost: £89 Still available? Yes. www.spidi.com Miles covered: 2000 Time owned: 4 months Best thing about it: These are the first waterproof gloves I’ve owned which are actually waterproof. I’ve ridden...

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  • Glove review: Alpinestars SP-1 glove

    08 April 2009 by Rob Hull

    Glove review: Alpinestars SP-1 glove

    Product name: Alpinestars SP-1 glove Cost: £89.95 Still available: Yes. www.alpinestars.com Miles covered: 1500 Time owned: six months Best thing about it: A great pair of gloves for colder summer...

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  • Glove review: Hein Gericke Storm

    02 April 2009 by Steve Farrell

    Glove review: Hein Gericke Storm

    Best thing about it: They’re the most comfortable bike gloves I’ve owned and still waterproof after a decade. I’ve tried other all-season gloves with more conspicuous protection but have always...

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  • Glove review: Rev'it Stealth

    02 April 2009 by Rob Hull

    Glove review: Rev'it Stealth

    Best thing about it: Loads of protection offered from a very reasonably priced track glove. Particularly like the double cuff closure and the surrounding CPS Cuff Protection System and the oversized...

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  • Glove review: Spidi Penta

    18 March 2009 by Michael Guy

    Glove review: Spidi Penta

    Best thing about it: I was wearing these gloves when I high sided Max Biaggi Alstare Suzuki WSB bike. During the 100mph crash I put my hands out to break the fall and rolled for about 30 metres on...

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