2010

Kit review: Held Bagira gloves

Kit review: Held Bagira gloves

Held Bagira gloves, £49.95 (from £39.99 on MCN Shop) Dan Aspel Miles covered/time: 4000/six months    Save £££ on motorcycle gloves in the MCN Shop What’s good? These were the...

Glove review: Held Orkney

Glove review: Held Orkney

Held Orkney winter gloves, £54.99 Miles covered/time: 3000/six months What’s good? Once you have the sizing sussed (see below) the Orkneys are superbly comfortable, break in quickly and aren’t so...

MCN's Top 5 winter gloves

MCN's Top 5 winter gloves

MCN staff put their kit through the sternest tests, day-to-day, to help you decide which biking products to buy. Of all the winter gloves we’ve tested in the last three years only the handful in this...

Glove review: Spada Elite Race

Glove review: Spada Elite Race

Spada Elite Race gloves, £79.99 Miles covered/time: 3000/three months What’s good? At half the price of most full-length racing gloves, these immediately grab your attention. Save cash on motorcycle...

Kit review: Nikwax Glove Proof

Kit review: Nikwax Glove Proof

Nikwax Glove Proof, £3.99  Save mney on motorcycle gloves in the MCN Shop Miles covered/time: 500/two weeks What's good? It¹s hard for me to express fully how immediately impressed I was when I...

Glove review: RST Pro Series WP

Glove review: RST Pro Series WP

RST Pro Series WP Glove, £59.99 Miles covered/time: 5500/11 month What’s good? These are a reasonably priced pair of waterproof summer gloves. I am a person who gets sweaty hands when they get too...

Glove review: Furygan FRG10

Glove review: Furygan FRG10

Furygan FRG10 race gloves, £111.99 Miles covered: 15,000+/two years What’s good? After a massive crash at Cadwell Park’s Gooseneck I sustained no hand or wrist injuries, and they took a real beating...

Glove review: Dainese D-Ramjet

Glove review: Dainese D-Ramjet

Dainese D-Ramjet gloves, £119 (superseded by Jerico; identically priced on www.mcnshop.com) Miles covered/time: 35,000/five years What’s good? The fact that I am still wearing these gloves says a lot...

Glove review: Alpinestars Vega Drystar

Glove review: Alpinestars Vega Drystar

Alpinestars Vega Drystar, £74.99 from www.mcnshop.com Miles covered/time: One month (borrowed from Dad)/600 miles What’s good? They’re a little big, but extremely comfy with a nice soft lining.

Glove review: Alpinestars 365 Gore-Tex

Glove review: Alpinestars 365 Gore-Tex

Alpinestars 365 Gore-Tex gloves, £159.95 Miles covered/time: Well over 20,000-miles touring, road testing and racing/two years. What’s good? Along with my lid and earplugs, these gloves are my...

Glove review: Spada Enforcer

Glove review: Spada Enforcer

Spada Enforcer gloves, £54.99 Miles covered/time: 1500/three weeks What’s good? If you can’t afford the luxury of summer and winter gloves, then these aren’t a bad option for most of the year. Save...

Glove review: Alpinestars GP Plus

Glove review: Alpinestars GP Plus

Alpinestars GP Plus Gloves, £120 Miles covered/time: 10,000+/one year What’s good? They have an excellent fit, and are not too tight across the hand (something which often blights my enjoyment of...

Kit review: Spada Classic 57 gloves

Kit review: Spada Classic 57 gloves

Spada Classic 57 gloves, £39.99 Miles covered/time: 300 (dry)/two weeks What’s good? They’re comfortable summer gloves, idea for posing about on vintage bikes. They would suit anyone who wants some...

Motorcycle glove review: Aerostich Triple Digit Rain Covers

Motorcycle glove review: Aerostich Triple Digit Rain Covers

Aerostich Triple Digit Rain Covers, $47 (£30) Miles covered/time: Rain miles only/13 months What’s good? These over-gloves fold down to nothing so they can fit nicely into your pocket, ready for the...

Held 2570 Freezer Gore-Tex gloves

Held 2570 Freezer Gore-Tex gloves

Held 2570 Freezer Gore-Tex gloves, £89.99 Miles covered/time: 4000 miles/nine months What’s good? They’re extremely soft and comfortable, so much so that you won’t believe they could keep you so warm.

Glove review: Held Titan

Glove review: Held Titan

Held Titan gloves £199.99 Miles covered/time: Three months/2000 miles What’s good? It’s like sticking your hand in to a fortress, such is the reassuringly tough feeling, but they bed in quickly and...

Glove review: Spyke SC308

Glove review: Spyke SC308

Spyke SC308 Gloves, £69.99 Miles covered/time: 1000 miles/two weeks What's good? The look. The white leather is eye catching, especially on the palm, and the short cut gives them a kind of...

Glove review: Rukka Apollo

Glove review: Rukka Apollo

Rukka Apollo gloves £159.99 Miles covered/time: 1000/two months What’s good? Gloves that can keep you comfortable as temperatures soar yet keep your hands dry when the heavens open have to be...

Glove review: Alpinestars SP-5

Glove review: Alpinestars SP-5

Alpinestars SP-5 gloves, £84.99 Miles covered/time: 3500/three months What’s good? These short gloves are mainly designed for city riding, so they’re light, comfortable and give bags of feel. But...

Glove review: Weise Custom

Glove review: Weise Custom

Weise Custom glove, £34.99 Miles covered/time: 400/one month What’s good? I like black gloves – plain black gloves with no bells and whistles. It’s how all motorcycling kit used to look and it goes...

Glove review: Teknic Lightning

Glove review: Teknic Lightning

Teknic Lightning, £49.99 at www.mcnshop.com Miles covered/time: 7000/2.5 years What’s good? The leather felt soft and supple from the first time I wore these and they were instantly comfortable – no...

Glove review: Alpinestars WR-3 GTX

Glove review: Alpinestars WR-3 GTX

Alpinestars WR-3 GTX gloves, £94.99 Miles covered/time: 2500/eight months What’s good? A ‘middle-warmth’, leather glove that achieves that tricky compromise of near-sports glove-style snugness and...

Kit review: Hein Gericke Spyder gloves

Kit review: Hein Gericke Spyder gloves

Hein Gericke Spyder gloves, £39.99 Miles covered/time: 2000/two months What's good? These are everything I want from a summer glove, and I use them for commuting every day (as long as there¹s no rain...

Kit review: Rev’it Airvolution

Kit review: Rev’it Airvolution

Rev’it Airvolution, £79.99 Miles covered/time: 100 miles/two weeks What’s good? The extra ventilation you get from wearing short gloves is great. These are my first pair of short gloves and for quick...

Kit review: Nankai NRG gloves

Kit review: Nankai NRG gloves

Nankai NRG gloves (no longer imported to the UK) Miles covered/time: 5000/six years What’s good? Very comfortable from the word go, plenty of protection, lashings of carbon/Kevlar and they’ve lasted...

Kit review: Weise Victory gloves

Kit review: Weise Victory gloves

Weise Victory gloves, £39 Miles covered/time: 1000/two months What’s good? They look sodding excellent and for the style and the price also offer a surprising level of protection. It’s amazing what a...

Kit review: Alpinestars Apex Drystar gloves

Kit review: Alpinestars Apex Drystar gloves

Alpinestars Apex Drystar gloves, £74.95 Miles covered/time: 5000/five months What’s good? These gloves have got the nicest lining I’ve ever felt, they’re like a fur coat and it’s tempting to put your...

Kit review: Berik G-8087 gloves

Kit review: Berik G-8087 gloves

Berik G-8087 gloves, £109.99 Miles covered/time: 3000 miles/eight months What’s good? Feel is good – the finger seams on the outside make them flexible. The wrist strap Velcros onto the same patch as...

Kit review: Spyke Hipe gloves

Kit review: Spyke Hipe gloves

Spyke Hipe gloves, £135 Miles covered/time: 8500/two years What’s good? I love these gloves. They are the most comfortable I have ever worn and have some of the best ventilation too. A mixture of...

Glove review: BMW Allround gloves

Glove review: BMW Allround gloves

BMW Allround gloves (superseded by Allround 2 gloves), £50  Miles covered/time: 8000/four years What’s good? A comfortable, lightweight, easy-to-use glove that’s wind and waterproof. Ideal for...

Glove review: Aerostich Elkskin Gauntlet Gloves

Glove review: Aerostich Elkskin Gauntlet Gloves

Aerostich Elkskin Gauntlet Gloves, $77 (£51) Miles covered/time: 4500/three months What’s good? Possibly the softest leather gloves I have ever worn, extremely supple elkskin palms and a pad across...

Kit reviews: Furygan FRG10 gloves

Kit reviews: Furygan FRG10 gloves

Furygan FRG10 gloves, £104.95 Miles covered: 5000/two years What’s good? These gloves are without a doubt the best I’ve worn to date. They fit my hand snugly, without being too tight or restrictive.

Glove review: RevIt Monster

Glove review: RevIt Monster

RevIt Monster Gloves, £60 Miles covered: 3500/six months What’s good? These goat skin short gloves are the perfect thing for a quick summer blast and were great to use around town and on a scooter I...

Glove review: Weise Matrix Waterproof Mitt

Glove review: Weise Matrix Waterproof Mitt

Cost: £39.99 Miles covered: 2000/three months What’s good: Two-fingered gloves feel weird at first but can be very effective at keeping your digits warmer. Get the best deal on motorcycle gloves in...

Glove review: Arlen Ness racing gloves

Glove review: Arlen Ness racing gloves

Cost: £95 Miles covered/time: 3800/18 months What’s good: High quality leather and masses of protection mean that they are lasting well. They have good knuckle armour and impact absorbing rubber...

Glove review: Aerostich Elkskin Roper

Glove review: Aerostich Elkskin Roper

Aerostich Elkskin Roper gloves, $39 (£24) Miles covered/time: 1000 miles/three months What’s good? These gloves fit better the more you wear them. I’ve not had them long enough for them to achieve...