KIT SHOW­CASE Do a dry March!

Top wa­ter­proof gloves are per­fect for spring & sum­mer

Motorcycle News (UK) - - Mcn garage -

Rukka Ar­gosaurus £229.99

The most ex­pen­sive gloves in our se­lec­tion have a mighty pric­etag but are also top qual­ity, with leather through­out and titanium knuckle pro­tec­tion plus plas­tic scaphoid slid­ers. They have the top-line fully wa­ter­proof, wind­proof and breath­able Gore-tex mem­brane plus the vented fin­gers that help make this a glove for all sea­sons. There’s a vi­sor wipe on the thumb for damp rid­ing days.

Colours White/yel­low or black Sizes 7-13

Con­tact www.tranam.co.uk

Richa Sav­age £99.99

For those who want race lev­els of pro­tec­tion and wa­ter­proof­ing, th­ese are per­haps the best value op­tion here. They have a ro­bust qual­ity, with fric­tion-re­sist­ing palm slid­ers and hard knuckle pro­tec­tors and a tougher leather from Som­er­set-based tan­nery Pit­tards around the heel of the palm. There’s good feel through the palms de­spite the pres­ence of the Hi­pora mem­brane – and all for just un­der £100. Colours Black Sizes XS-3XL Con­tact www.nevis.uk.com

Lind­strands Flex £79

The name is an ap­pro­pri­ate one for th­ese short gloves from Swedish firm Lind­strands. Made from a com­bi­na­tion of goatskin and Span­dex with re­in­forced Hiart high abra­sion re­sis­tant ma­te­rial at key ar­eas and they’re very com­fort­able and flex­i­ble. The Dry­way+ mem­brane is wa­ter­proof and breath­able and has ‘Mc­fit tech­nol­ogy’ which al­lows the mem­brane and lin­ing to be bonded to the outer glove so it won’t pull out.

Colours Black Sizes 5-7 (ladies), 8-14 (men) Con­tact www.jofama.se

Weise Shark WP £109.99

Th­ese sporty of­fer­ings pro­vide good feel from the leather, which is backed by a Mc­fit mem­brane that’s wa­ter­proof, wind­proof, breath­able and de­signed to stay in place when you take your hand out. They have moulded knuckle and fin­ger pro­tec­tion plus Knox scaphoid pro­tec­tion on the palms. The lit­tle fin­ger has a bridge to se­cure it to the ring fin­ger to give more pro­tec­tion in the event of a crash. Th­ese ap­pear to of­fer good value for money.

Colours Black Sizes S-3XL

Con­tact www.thek­ey­col­lec­tion.co.uk

Racer Stratos 2 £139.99

While the pric­etag looks high, there’s good value for money in th­ese gloves. They have a Gore-tex wa­ter­proof and breath­able mem­brane, which is su­pe­rior to those in cheaper gloves, and the qual­ity of con­struc­tion is high. The cuff re­straint is par­tic­u­larly ef­fec­tive as it wraps fully around the wrist. The qual­ity of ma­te­ri­als is high, there’s a rubber vi­sor wipe and a hard knuckle pro­tec­tor. It lacks the tricks and flicks of some gloves here, but Racer make top­notch kit. Colours Black Sizes S-XL Con­tact www.tranam.co.uk

REV’IT Sum­mit 2 H2O £99.99

Sports-tour­ing gloves with a flex­i­ble qual­ity with a re­in­forced leather palm and a scaphoid slider to avoid bro­ken bones. The backs of the hands use both leather and tex­tile for a sup­ple feel and the knuckle pro­tec­tor is made from Rev’it’s Seesoft im­pact-re­sis­tant foam so it’s more com­fort­able than a hard guard. They have a novel wrist clo­sure that works in tan­dem with the cuff strap so one mo­tion se­cures both.

Colours Black. Sizes S-XXXXL

Con­tact www.re­vit.eu

Alpines­tars M56 Drystar £99.99

At the tour­ing end of the sport-stour­ing spec­trum, but with the hard knuckle pro­tec­tion you’d ex­pect from a sports glove. The Drystar wa­ter­proof and breath­able mem­brane and lin­ing is slightly bulkier than some but they’re con­sid­er­ably thin­ner than win­ter gloves and will be ef­fec­tive in a wide range of cli­mates. They have a cou­ple of nice touches, in­clud­ing a touch­screen-com­pat­i­ble fin­ger­tip and a vi­sor wipe on the thumb. Colours Black Sizes S-3XL Con­tact www. alpines­tars. com

Dainese Car­bon Gore-tex Xtrafit £189.99

Among the more ex­pen­sive gloves here but the spec is high. They’re made from goatskin and cowhide with suede palm re­in­force­ments and a Gore-tex wa­ter­proof and breath­able mem­brane. There’s car­bon knuckle pro­tec­tors and pro­tec­tion on the lit­tle fin­gers. The elas­ti­cated cuff clo­sure is very im­pres­sive and helps get a very se­cure fit. Colours Black Sizes XS-XXL Con­tact www.dainese.com

Buf­falo Delta £44.99

Th­ese are an­other pair of gloves that sit more at the tour­ing end of the scale, with a bulkier lin­ing and a syn­thetic leather palm. Again, they’re not full win­ter gloves but they will be warmer than the raci­est gloves here. They’re sporty in look, though, with hard pro­tec­tion at the knuck­les and leather re­in­force­ments on the palm as well as very long cuff.

Colours Black Sizes S-3XL

Con­tact www.thek­ey­col­lec­tion.co.uk

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