2014

Product Review: Alpinestars Apex Drystar gloves

Product Review: Alpinestars Apex Drystar gloves

Alpinestars Apex Drystar gloves £80 Tester: Emma Franklin Time tested: Four years/9000 miles What’s good? These leather and textile gloves are like heaven for hands – the inner lining is made from...

Product Review: Alpinestars Spartan gloves

Product Review: Alpinestars Spartan gloves

Alpinestars Spartan gloves, £34.99 Time used: Two months/2000 miles What’s good? The Spartans are street gloves that are also perfect for a long off-road rally because they are super lightweight and...

Product Review: Lindstrands Comet gloves

Product Review: Lindstrands Comet gloves

Lindstrands Comet gloves, £59 Time tested: Four months/1500 miles What’s good? They’re short gloves that are very comfortable and work well with all types of textile jackets, making it much easier to...

Product Review: Knox Covert gloves

Product Review: Knox Covert gloves

Knox Covert gloves, £99.99 Time tested: 1000 miles/three months What’s good? These are my first pair of waterproof gloves that aren’t insulated for winter,  and I’m pretty pleased. They’re thick...

Product Review: Weise Wave gloves

Product Review: Weise Wave gloves

Weise Wave gloves, £55 Time tested: Three months/1100 miles What’s good? These fabric shorty gloves pack a wealth of features into an adaptable glove and for summer commuting duties and around-town...

Product Review: Richa Savage WP gloves

Richa Savage WP gloves, £99.99 Time tested: Four months/2750 miles What’s good? After over 2000 miles these are shaping up to be a quality pair of gloves. A few years ago if you wanted waterproof gloves they were like wellies for the hand – but not any more. The Richas offer summer glove feel but without your hands getting soaked in the rain. The only off I’ve had in them was when my ER-6f was...

Product Review: Ixon RS Moto HP Gloves

Product Review: Ixon RS Moto HP Gloves

Ixon RS Moto HP, £99.99 Time tested: 4200 miles/six months What’s good? Glove fit is a very personal thing, and a pair will either leave you feeling uncomfortable and distracted, or they’ll fit you...

Product Review: Knox Orsa Gloves

Knox Orsa leather gloves, £79.99 Time tested: 10 months/4000 miles What’s good? These shorty gloves are fantastic for summer. The perforated goat skin gloves use a ‘Boa’ fastening system instead of Velcro. It takes a couple of seconds longer to secure, but saves you from fraying and scratchy Velcro and provides a tighter, more secure fit. It also comes with knuckle, finger and palm protectors.

Product Review: Alpinestars GPX gloves

Product Review: Alpinestars GPX gloves

Alpinestars GPX gloves, £99.99 Time used: Three months/3000 miles What’s good? It has all of the hand protection of a full-on race glove, including a bridge between the two smallest fingers and a hard...

Product Review: Oxford Voyager gloves

Oxford Voyager gloves, £59.99 Time tested: Three months/1500 miles What’s good? The comfort of these waterproof, three-season gloves has impressed me in the three months I’ve been wearing them. Gloves are often too short in the thumb for me, which means mild discomfort when reaching for the clutch lever, but these are absolutely perfect for my hand size and I suspect I’m not the only sufferer of...

Product Review: RST Pro Series CPX-C gloves

Product Review: RST Pro Series CPX-C gloves

RST Pro Series CPX-C gloves, £89.99 Time tested: Three miles/500 miles What’s good? RST’s top-of-the-range gloves are designed for track use, although I’ve been wearing them for my commute, because...

Product Review: RST Pro Series CPX-C gloves

Product Review: RST Pro Series CPX-C gloves

RST Pro Series CPX-C gloves, £89.99 Time tested: Three miles/500 miles What’s good? RST’s top-of-the-range gloves are designed for track use, although I’ve been wearing them for my commute, because...

Product Review: Rev’It Oceanus gloves

Product Review: Rev’It Oceanus gloves

Rev’It Oceanus gloves, £99.99 Time tested: Five months/2000 miles What’s good? The Gore-Tex certainly works on these gloves – they’ve kept every drop of water out in the five months I’ve been wearing...

Product Review: Bering RX19 gloves

Product Review: Bering RX19 gloves

Bering RX19 gloves, £109.99 Time tested: Four months What’s good? These gloves are made from supremely soft goat leather and when combined with the solid feel of the knuckle and finger protection this...

Product Review: Arc-on Competizione gloves

Product Review: Arc-on Competizione gloves

Arc-on Competizione gloves, £140 Time tested: 16 weeks What’s good? This is a substantial glove with intimate feel and sensible design. It has a mountain of catalogue-topping spec – kangaroo hide,...

Product Review: Racer Stratos Gore-Tex X-Trafit

Product Review: Racer Stratos Gore-Tex X-Trafit

Racer Stratos Gore-Tex X-Trafit, £139.99 Time tested: 4000 miles / eight months What’s good? Gloves are an essential piece of riding kit; dare I say that their comfort is even more crucial for me than...

Product Review: Held Cold Champ gloves

Product Review: Held Cold Champ gloves

Held Cold Champ gloves, £154.99 Time tested: Five months / 3500 miles What’s good? The Cold Champ is an exceptionally well-made leather and Gore-Tex winter glove from purveyors of fine and subtle bike...

Product Review: Kushitani K-5162 GPR-6 gloves

Product Review: Kushitani K-5162 GPR-6 gloves

Kushitani K-5162 GPR-6 gloves, £189.99 Time tested: 4000 miles/four months What’s good? The feel comfort and build quality is exceptional. The Kangaroo leather used on the palm is really soft, which...

Product Review: Hein Gericke Pathan gloves

Product Review: Hein Gericke Pathan gloves

Hein Gericke Pathan gloves (superseded by Pathan Evo, £59.99) Time tested: 80,000 miles plus/6-7 years What’s good? I’ve called these gloves ‘old faithful’, as I always come back to my ‘Penguin’...