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 unlike some alternatives they do offer some wrist protection with a sort of lopsided extended cuff.

There are also sturdy carbon-fibre protectors on the knuckles and some stretchy lyrca bits on the fingers for more flexibility.

What’s not? My only minor complaint is the slightly fiddly closure strap. It’s very thin and difficult to fasten with one glove already on.

I preferred the chunkier strap on my old Alpinestars SPS gloves.

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Rating: 4/5