Rev-It Chevron, £69.99
Time tested: Two months
What’s good? Rev’It gloves, for me, are a little tight fitting at first. But a few long rides will soon see them soften and from then on they’re extremely comfy. These gloves are vented really well, with venting on the back of the hand, fingers and thumbs. It might sound like overkill but you’ll be glad for it on longer rides during the summer. The lack of cuff also allows a nice breeze up your arms.
They’re lined with a tri-fleece liner, which doesn’t irritate the skin and also helps when the temperature starts to drop a little. Carbon fibre on the knuckles and plastic on the fingers all feel rock solid and there’s foam padding on the back of the wrists and around the carpal area, too. Short gloves are spot on in summer or for just nipping to the shops, to save you time faffing about trying to get the cuff over or under your sleeve.
What’s not? Not a lot, once they soften up and become comfy. If you’ve only ever used long gloves your wrists can feel a little vulnerable at first.
Quality rating: 5/5
Value rating: 5/5