Glove review: Teknic Lightning

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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 bedding in required.

The overlapping leather panels on the fingers mean they’re even more supple than the rest of the glove.

Venting on the knuckles is about right for the English climate – keeping your hands just about cool enough in hot weather.

What’s not? I had a low speed crash in these at about 10mph slowing for a roundabout.

My left hand was the first to go down and the impact – even at such a slow pace – was enough to rip the stitching apart on the end of the little finger enough for a hole big enough for my little finger to poke through.

The stitching seems to be a weak point on these gloves.

On both gloves the stitching has come loose in several places, particularly on the palm of the hands and inside of the thumbs. Holes have also developed between the fingers on the left hand.

Contact: www.teknicgear.com
Rating: 2/5

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Liam Marsden

By Liam Marsden

Former MCN Web Producer