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

22 Jun 2020
Updated: 9 Mar 2022 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

The first 34 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.

Price from: £69.99

RST Tractech Evo 4 Short CE Leather Gloves

The first 11 customers to review these RST gloves, have been happy with their purchase, giving the gloves an average of 4.8 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.

Price from: £74.99

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 4.7 stars from the first 189 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.

Price from: £44.99

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 172 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.

Price from: £47.99 (RRP £59.99)

Alpinestars Celer Glove

Achieving a 4.76-star average from the first 66 reviews, Alpinestars’ Celer short sports gloves impress with their instant comfort and lightweight, well-made construction. Sportsbikeshop customers say they offer a good amount of airflow, and that the touchscreen-friendly fingertip is a handy addition. IMany owners suggest the gloves come up small, and you should consider going up one size from your usual.

Price from: £69.99 (RRP £89.99)