Oxford Voyager gloves, £59.99
Time tested: Three months/1500 miles
What’s good? The comfort of these waterproof, three-season gloves has impressed me in the three months I’ve been wearing them. Gloves are often too short in the thumb for me, which means mild discomfort when reaching for the clutch lever, but these are absolutely perfect for my hand size and I suspect I’m not the only sufferer of the short-thumb issue. The feel through the palms for controls is excellent, they keep my hands warm in temperatures down to 10 degrees, don’t get sweaty until around 18 degrees and have proved waterproof in some pretty rainy conditions so far.
What’s not? The stitching holding the waterproof membrane into the right glove has come undone, which would have me returning them to the dealer, and the suede visor wipe on the left forefinger saturates easily, rendering it ineffective. A rubber visor wipe isn’t too much to expect from a £60 waterproof glove.
Quality rating: 3/5
Value rating: 4/5
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