Five of the best… race gloves over £100

Five of the best... race gloves over £100

SBS Choice
 ADAM PIGOTT

If you’re serious about racing, you need serious protection to match. Splashing out a little more cash can get you higher rated armour, and a host of other features to boot.

Our guide to five of the best race gloves has been compiled using reviews on the Sportsbikeshop website.

If you find these a little steep, take a look at our guide to race gloves under £100.

Alpinestars GP Tech Glove

£197.99-£246.99
Although nudging towards the higher end of the spectrum price-wise, Sportsbikeshop customers are insistent that they’re worth it, awarding them a 4.85-star average from the first 13 reviews. The GP Techs win praise for their instant comfort and outstanding build quality, as well as their accurate fit and great sporty looks.

Held Phantom II Leather Glove

£201.99-£219.99
Held’s Phantom II gloves are a hit with Sportsbikeshop customers, who particularly like the choice of finger length (plain black come in short, regular or long) and the added bonus of a visor wipe on the left hand. They also come in half-sizes to help get optimal fit. Reviewers say they’re initially quite stiff and require some breaking in, but offer great feel afterwards.

Dainese Carbon D1 Long Gloves

£119.62-£139.95
With an average rating of 4.75 stars from the first eight reviews, Dainese’s Carbon D1 gloves are impressing Sportsbikeshop customers with their build quality and superior comfort. Reviewers say the gloves fit well and the soft leather on the palm aids comfort as well as offering plenty of grip on the bike’s handlebars, with reinforced panels made from silicone-coated goatskin.

Alpinestars GP Pro R2 Glove

£189.99
For comfortable, well built race gloves, Sportsbikeshop customers recommend Alpinestars’ GP Pro R2s. Some buyers have dropped their rating because the gloves come up small − many customers recommend going up one size from your usual. Overall, reviewers are impressed with the ventilation, which makes them perfect for summer, and have given them a respectable 4.63-star average from the first 16 reviews.

Knox Handroid MK4 Leather Glove CE

£199.99-£220.00
Knox’s Handroids have been around for years and have undergone several transformations during that time. The latest MK4s have retained many of the features customers liked on the outgoing model, such as the Boa lacing system, strong kangaroo leather palm and the all-round Iron Man look, which earned them a 4.89-star average from the first 54 reviews.