Furygan FRG10 race gloves, £111.99
Miles covered: 15,000+/two years
What’s good? After a massive crash at Cadwell Park’s Gooseneck I sustained no hand or wrist injuries, and they took a real beating as my fingers went numb for a few minutes.
The palm of the gloves have torn and nearly worn all the way through, but apart from that they’ve held up really well. They are made from cowhide, have loads of protection, especially on the knuckles, and give you loads of confidence.
I’ve worn them loads over the years in racing – they’re really comfortable, the fit of the palm is really wide (which I personally prefer) and they have good wrist protection, feeling particularly secure once they’re on. They are really well vented, too – perfect for summer riding and racing.
What’s not? Arguably they lack the titanium trinkets and associated cool of some Dainese and Alpinestars gloves, but that’s not the end of the world (even for a tart like me).
The bottom line is that these gloves cost just over £100 and saved my hands in a monster highside. I wouldn’t hesitate to spend my own cash on another pair.
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