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Five of the best... short leather motorcycle gloves up to £70

22 Jun 2020
Updated: 21 Jun 2023 Short leather gloves are great for towns, tours and warm riding days. Here are the five key contenders for £70 or less…

One of the joys of summer is being able to put the warm gloves in a drawer and get slinky feel for your handlebars again.

Short summer gloves make life even easier as they’re so simple to take off and put on, and leave some room at the cuff for airflow.

These five are Sportsbikeshop customers’ best-rated choices for seventy quid or less…

Richa Stealth Leather Gloves

Price from: £74.99

Customer rating:

4.8 (37)

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The first 37 customers to leave a review of these gloves have been very impressed with the comfort from the first use, with no break-in period necessary. As you would expect from a short summer glove, the venting on the back of the hands works well, keeping our customers’ hands cool on longer rides. Reviewers have also been impressed with the amount of protection as well as the build quality, which several noted belies the price of the gloves. 

RST Tractech Evo 4 Short CE Leather Gloves

Price from: £79.99

Customer rating:

4.9 (20)

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The first 17 customers to review these RST gloves, have been happy with their purchase, giving the gloves an average of 4.9 stars. Customers are happy with the comfort of the gloves, as well as the ventilation and overall build quality. Several customers were happy with the amount of protection on offer on these gloves, with many of the same customers also impressed by the knuckle protection.

Richa Rock Gloves

Sportsbikeshop customers struggle to find fault with Richa’s Rock gloves, only docking marks for an initial snugness and occasionally uncomfortable internal stitching. Overall, reviewers are impressed by the quality, comfort and accurate sizing, awarding them an average of 4.8 stars from the first 202 reviews. They are also impressed with the level of protection from a budget glove, which comes with hard knuckle armour, scaphoid padding and rubber inserts on high-risk areas.

Weise Street Fight Glove

Weise’s Street Fight shorties have been around for years, and amassed an impressive 4.7-star average from the first 181 reviews. Receiving praise for their comfort and high-quality construction, Sportsbikeshop customers insist these are a go-to summer glove, especially for riders with longer fingers. Reviewers also say the gloves are incredibly light, and are even quite good at keeping windchill off your hands.

DXR TTR CE Leather Gloves

Price from: £34.99

Customer rating:

4.6 (48)

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Don’t be fooled by the price, these gloves collected an average score of 4.6 stars from the first 45 reviews. Customers have been impressed with the quality feel of these gloves, as well as the overall comfort and solid feel of the TPU knuckle protection. Despite no claims of waterproofing, one customer stated their hands remained dry during a downpour.