2017 RACE GLOVES

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Wow, it doesn’t feel all that long since we did a 2016 race gloves spe­cial, but here we are many months later with the lat­est and great­est mitt-pro­tec­tors in the busi­ness for you to sink your con­sumer teeth into – and there are some lovely ex­am­ples on these pages!

A race glove is one of the hard­est things to cre­ate, be­cause no other limb or ap­pendage has the same wealth of move­ment to ac­com­mo­date. And, at the same time, they must be as pro­tec­tive as pos­si­ble with­out be­ing re­stric­tive, but also al­low a huge amount of feel.

Not an easy task when you think of it in those terms, nor is it a sur­prise that the now ven­er­a­ble race glove of­ten takes a lit­tle longer to break in than ex­am­ples for other dis­ci­plines.

Like any other prod­uct in our mar­ket, we have those at the ‘bot­tom’ and those at the ‘top’, in terms of spec­i­fi­ca­tion and price. But, even the ‘cheap’ gloves are now bril­liant, with sim­i­lar spec’ to top drawer of­fer­ings. And when we say cheap, we don’t mean £20 bar­gain bin fare – avoid these like the plague. With de­cent gloves not cost­ing the earth there’s no ex­cuse to ever pick up that kind of woe­ful tat, and shame on you if you do. On your head (or hands…) be it!

For now, here’s a selec­tion of the very best mit­tens avail­able at all sorts of price points – en­joy!

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