Alpinestars SPS gloves £59.99
15,000 miles/four years
I’ve always preferred motocross-style short mitts over race gloves. Even after a lot of miles these SPS gloves are still in good nick. There’s chunky Kevlar armour on the knuckles and extra leather bits on the fingers for protection. I use them for everything, but they’re ideal as summer gloves or for city commuting.
The soft suede patches on the thumb and palm (for extra grip) have worn through on the throttle hand after so much use.
(out of five): ****