Glove review: Alpinestars S-1

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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 jackets.

These S-1 gloves are superbly made with hard knuckle and finger armour and a small amount of ventilation across the back of the hand.

Unlike a lot of short gloves they're completely made of leather which is reassuring and the wrist bone is still covered with a short extension.

What's not: The first problem is sizing. I don't particularly have huge hands (usually a size large) but with the S-1's I needed a size 2XL and they're still a tad tight.

The largest size available is 3XL. Something to remember if you buy a pair from the MCN shop.

Secondly the short extension covering the wrist bone is still half an inch too long and gets caught on jacket cuffs.

Contact: see Bikemart for dealers
Rating: 3 stars

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Ped Baker

By Ped Baker

Former MCN Managing Editor (Digital & Events)