Five of the best… race gloves over £100

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

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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

Although nudging towards the higher end of the spectrum price-wise, Sportsbikeshop customers are insistent that they’re worth it, awarding them a 4.83-star average from the first 18 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

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.

Alpinestars GP Plus Glove

Sportsbikeshop customers are full of praise for Alpinestars’ GP Plus gloves, leaving them with an average of 4.86 stars from the first 36 reviews. Reviews say the gloves can take time to break in, but once the leather softens they’re very comfortable. It’s also noted that they offer the perfect amount of airflow for summer rides, and that they’re particularly good for riders who may need bigger sizes.  

Alpinestars GP Pro R2 Glove

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

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 4.93-star average from the first 15 reviews.