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 favourite bits of biking kit. The best thing about them is they’re warm and waterproof, but feel and look every inch like a racing glove.
That makes them perfect for riding sports bikes when you need maximum feel for the throttle, front brake and clutch. I wear them for cold track days and when I have to race in the wet, where I bet I’ve always got the warmest, driest hands on the grid.
Only the most severe weather makes me reach for a full-on winter glove, but most of the time I prefer to wear these.
They’re still wearing well after all this time and mileage. They’re worth every penny.
What’s not? I’ve no complaints at all, I love them!
Contact: www.alpinestars.com or see MCN BikeShop section for dealers
Rating: Five stars.