Alpinestars Octane gloves

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Alpinestars Octane gloves, £44.95

Miles covered/time: 1200/36 months

What's good: I used these gloves on an off road trip I did a few years back but now use them as a second pair for the road, for quick short trips to the shops or short blasts on a nice sunny day. They’re incredibly comfortable, well vented, and you don’t fell restricted when wearing them. I usually take them along as an extra pair of gloves on long rides. They are more enduro and motocross type gloves but are excellent for the concrete jungle, too!

What's not: For a pair of attitude-packed motorcycle gloves with some half decent armour, they’re top. However, they’re no good for use half the year, as they’re not waterproof. Also, as they’re off-road gloves, I’m not sure how they’d stand up to a high-speed spill on tarmac.

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Rating: 3/5

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Mykel Nicolaou

By Mykel Nicolaou