It's officially summer here in the UK, for now at least. But we know the next show is only ever around the corner. Getting wet hands on a summer ride is annoying, but equally annoying is wearing thick gloves that keep the water out but make your hands sweat.
We headed over to the MCN Shop to find the best gloves that will keep the summer downpours out, but won't melt your hands.
If you're confident you won't get caught in a shower, these are our favourite summer motorcycle gloves.
Held Air N Dry — £164.99
Held's Air N Dry gloves look quite thick, but there's ventilation all over to keep your hands cool if the mercury rises. The GoreTex membrane keeps the water out, but it's also windproof and breathable. There's also hard plastic protection on the knuckles to keep our hands safe in the event of a crash. They're not the cheapest gloves, though.
RST Blade – £52
The cheapest gloves here, the RST Blade uses a Sinaqua membrane to keep the water out and features a carbon fibre knuckle for protection There's also silicone Powergrip on the fingers and palm for a secure grip. No ventilation, though.
Five GT1 — £116.99
Five say these gloves are suitable for all seasons, thanks to the waterproofing and breathability. There's carbon fibre protection on the knuckles and fingers, as well as a palm slider. Pittard palm reinforcements provide grip in even the wettest conditions.
Dainese GoreTex X-Travel — £179.95
Dainese say these gloves are perfectly suited to sports touring, thanks to the waterproof and breathable GoreTex membrane. These gloves also feature Ergo-Tek hard protection on the knuckles and DCD little finger protection. Since everybody has a smartphone these days these gloves can also be used with a touchscreen, so no need to take them off.
Difi Striker Aerotex — £69.99
If you prefer to wear short gloves these stylish gloves from Difi could be right up your street. The textile outer sits on top of a windproof, waterproof and breathable membrane from Aerotex and like the Dainese gloves they're touchscreen enabled. Despite the stealth-styling there's hard protection on the knuckles and double material on the thumb and index finger.