2009

Glove review: Dainese Full Metal Racer

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...

Glove review: Spyke Alien

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...

Glove review: Rev It Apex Sport

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...

Glove review: Wolf 1100 Textile Winter

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...

MCN Biking Britain survey: Top 10 waterproof gloves

MCN Biking Britain survey: Top 10 waterproof gloves

Each week we bring you the latest results of our massive reader survey, MCN Biking Britain. Save £££s on motorcycle gloves From the votes of 12,000 readers, here are your top 10 waterproof riding...

Glove review: Ixon RS Noble Hero

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...

Glove review: Teknic Violator

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...

Glove review: Alpinestars Tech Road Gore-Tex

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Alpinestars Tech Road Gore-Tex gloves (now superseded by 365 GTX, £139.95) Miles covered/time: 2000/one year What's good?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...

Glove review: Alpinestars S-1

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...

Bestselling gloves in the MCN shop revealed

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...

Kit review: Dainese Full Metal Racer gloves

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...

Kit review: Triumph Alpinestars AS1 gloves

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...

Impressive performance for Rallye 2 gloves

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...

Review: BLH RS7 gloves

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...

MCN Biking Britain survey: Top 10 most comfortable summer gloves

MCN Biking Britain survey: Top 10 most comfortable summer gloves

More than 12,000 of you have given us your opinions on the kit you use and the bikes you ride. Take the survey here This week, we’re focusing on how comfortable your summer gloves are. Compare and...

Glove review: Frank Thomas X Terrain

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...

Glove review: Held Akira Tex

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...

Glove review: Spyke Hipe

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...

Glove review: Victory Men’s Perforated Gloves

Glove review: Victory Men’s Perforated Gloves

What’s good? Extremely soft leather with good fit with fingers that are actually the right length. The palms have a small amount of padding giving you a good level of comfort, without losing any...

Glove review: Mechanix gloves

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...

Glove review: Weise Sascia

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...

Glove review: Furygan FRG-06

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...

Glove review: Hein Gericke Race Mesh gloves

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...

Rev'it Fahrenheit gloves review

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.

Alpinestars SPS Gloves review

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...

Glove review: Clover RS-4

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...

Glove review: Halvarsson Dryway

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...

MCN survey results: Top 10 summer gloves over £100

MCN survey results: Top 10 summer gloves over £100

As voted for by you.... The ratings in this test were all proviced by over 11,000 readers who filled out MCN's Biking Britain survey. Each week in MCN we bring you the latest results from our survey,...

Glove review: Hein Gericke Pathan

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...

Glove review: Spada Force 2

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...

Product review: Spada Force 2 gloves

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...

Glove review: Spidi Fjord H2OUT gloves

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...

Glove review: Alpinestars SP-1 glove

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...

Glove review: Hein Gericke Storm

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...

Glove review: Rev'it Stealth

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...

Glove review: Spidi Penta

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...