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Alpines­tars Rage Drys­tar £99.99

Shorty-style glove that’s per­fect for ur­ban sports­bike rid­ers. Mix­ing leather and poly­fab­ric with car­bon knuckle guards and a palm slider, it also packs a wa­ter­proof Drys­tar mem­brane into the mix. Good wrist pro­tec­tion, too. Comes in black/red and black/white/red.

Weise Bar­racuda £49.99

These en­try-level, cowhide race gloves don’t skimp on spec. They’re ex­tremely re­as­sur­ing with plenty of feel, plus there’s hard-plas­tic knuckle and fin­ger ar­mour. Vel­cro re­tain­ing straps give a cus­tom fit. Avail­able in black, black/blue, black/ red, black/white in sizes XS-3XL. www.thek­ey­col­lec­

Buf­falo Ever­est £29.99

Tra­di­tion­ally-styled leather gloves with an au­then­tic retro look. Yet there’s more to these soft, full-grain leather gauntlets than you might think given their bar­gain price, as they pack a wa­ter­proof and breath­able mem­brane and a wrist re­straint. Avail­able in black, XS-3XL. www.thek­ey­col­lec­ www.alpines­

Buse Sprint £43.99

No-non­sense wa­ter­proof tex­tile tour­ing gloves with hard ar­mour and Thin­su­late ther­mal lin­ing. Boast­ing a dou­ble-stitched leather palm panel for abra­sion pro­tec­tion and a Vel­cro wrist strap for se­cu­rity, these are per­fect for long-dis­tance trips or year-round com­mut­ing. Avail­able in sizes S-3XL. www.sports­

Alpines­tars GP Plus R £169.99

Us­ing tech drip-fed down from the Su­pertech range-top­per, the GP Plus R is ideal for sporty road rid­ers on a bud­get. It in­cor­po­rates knuckle pro­tec­tion and a fin­ger bridge, plus Kevlar­rein­forced goat leather on the palm to boost feel with­out sac­ri­fic­ing abra­sion re­sis­tance. M-3XL. www.alpines­

Held Arc­tic Evo GTX £160

Beau­ti­fully made glove uses Held’s best win­ter tech. Gore-tex guar­an­tees wa­ter­proof­ing, while Thin­su­late and a fur lin­ing en­sure warmth. Pro­tec­tion is cour­tesy of a Su­per­fab­ric palm guard plus Sas-tec and soft Gastec ar­mour on the knuck­les; the lat­ter clev­erly hard­ens on im­pact.

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