Alpines­tars GP Pro gloves £199.99

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Tester Bruce Dunn

Time tested Two years/40,000 miles

What’s good? A clas­sic prod­uct from Ital­ian le­gends Alpines­tars, these GP Pro sum­mer sports gloves look ace, and are well made. I’ve used this pair for two sea­sons now, both for road test­ing and rac­ing. They are com­fort­able, fit well, give ex­cel­lent feel and have re­mained sup­ple and still look good even af­ter all this time.

Re­cently I suf­fered two high­speed rac­ing crashes whilst wear­ing them and my hands were com­pletely un­in­jured. On closer in­spec­tion I found the gloves were dam­aged in many ar­eas. On the knuck­les and up­per wrist the moulded pro­tec­tion had been ground away, but there was still plenty of pro­tec­tion left if needed, and the gloves are still wear­able.

They are an ex­cel­lent, good look­ing and stylish pair of sports gloves that have pro­vided max­i­mum pro­tec­tion when it all went wrong.

What’s not? I can’t think of any­thing neg­a­tive, other than the fact they’re not very warm if the tem­per­a­ture drops be­low 10°C, but they are a full-on sports glove so I’ll for­give them that.

Con­tact www.alpines­ Qual­ity ★★★★ ★ Value ★★★ ★★

40,000 miles and two big rac­ing crashes later 00 40,0 ES MIL

Slid­ing down the track wore away at the ar­mour but Bruce’s hands were fine

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