You don’t have to spend a fortune to get a pair of high-quality race gloves. You can easily find a protective, comfortable pair for under £100.
Using the hundreds of reviews submitted by Sportsbikeshop customers, we’ve picked out the following five gloves as the UK’s favourites…
Praising the Ravines for their value-for-money offering, Sportsbikeshop customers give them an average score of 4.8 stars from the first 83 reviews. These sub-£50 gloves are complimented for their true-to-size fit and straight-out-of-the-bag comfort, as well as their breathability. Some reviewers also say these gloves keep their hands warm in cooler temperatures − but we wouldn’t recommend relying on them during winter.
Despite the low price, many of the first 24 customers to review these gloves agree that the build quality is top-notch. Customers also complimented these gloves for their comfort, feel and protection. Many customers commented that these gloves can be quite a snug fit, but quickly break in for maximum comfort. The perforated leather on the back of the hand works well, keeping customers’ hands cool in warm weather.
Sportsbikeshop customers have praised these Aramid and kangaroo leather gloves for the quick break-in time and comfort, with many reviewers also noting their true-to-size fit. Customers were also happy with the level of protection afforded by these gloves, which includes CE Level 2 carbon protection at the knuckles, sliders on the finger joints and palm, and a double layer of leather on the palm.
These gloves have plenty of praise for the soft, supple leather used in the construction, which customers noted needs very little break-in time, resulting in a comfortable pair of gloves from the first use. The majority were also happy with the level of protection provided by the carbon knuckle and finger protection, especially for the price. One customer noted the fit of the gloves was mostly fine, but there was more room in the cuff than they anticipated.
The iXS RS-100 is a glove designed to keep your hands safe and cool. The gloves feature TPU protection on the knuckles and fingers, both of which feature integrated air vents in addition to the perforated panels featured throughout the glove. There are stretch panels on the fingers and back of the hand, as well as pre-curved fingers to ensure ultimate comfort while riding.