Product review: Dainese Four Stroke Long Gloves

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Our Senior Editor, Matt Wildee, has ridden 3000 miles over ten months in these top spec gloves from Dainese and here's his view on what's good and what's not.

What’s good?


These gloves offer as much comfort and protection as you’ll ever need. They use padded stainless-steel armour on the knuckle and back of the hand, have a single piece of leather on the palm and have a clever plastic guard to protect your pinkie.

They also give plenty of feel and have just about enough venting for the summer. The cuffs are long enough for decent coverage and they look great too. I’ve used them for trackdays, an 800-mile charge to Germany plus commuting. They’ve performed very well.

What’s not?

Their stiffness means they need a huge amount of time to bed in. The 1000 miles it took to make them comfortable equate to 20 hours in the saddle. They are small-sized too – so if you’re usually an L, you’ll need to buy an XL. And they are also expensive.

Price £200
Quality 4/5
Value 3/5

If your budget can't stretch to £200, how about trying these instead. 

Our Acting Consumer Editor, Dan Sutherland, tested the Weise Montana 120 WP Gloves and gave them a three/four star review. 

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Matt Wildee

By Matt Wildee

Former MCN Senior Editor