Five of the best… race gloves under £100

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

SBS Choice
 SIMON LEE

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…

RST Tractech Evo CE Glove

£69.99
RST’s popular Tractech Evo CE race gloves earn an impressive 4.85-star average from the first 137 reviews. Customers say the gloves are comfortable, well-fitting, and above all, great value for money. Reviewers were keen to point out that they were impressed by the build quality, and that was the reason why many customers were buying these gloves for the second, third and even fourth time.    

Richa Ravine Leather Glove

£44.99
Praising the Ravines for their value-for-money offering, Sportsbikeshop customers give them an average score of 4.71 stars from the first 38 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.        

RST Tractech Evo R 3 CE Leather Gloves

£89.99
Paying a little extra can pay off, which is the case for the Tractech Evo R 3s. Made from kangaroo leather with an aramid-fibre lining and plastic scaphoid slider, customers highly rate the quality. They’re towards the top of our price range, but protection and comfort contributed towards a 4.73-star average from the first 11 reviews, though some found the gloves stiff and said they took a while to break in.

Spada Predator 2 Gloves

£59.99-£79.99
Comfy and well built are the most prominent reviewer comments on these gloves, which is reflected in their 4.69-star average from the first 13 reviews. Sportsbikeshop customers like the Predator 2’s sporty look, and say they represent great value for money. One reviewer particularly liked the hard knuckle protection on a separate piece of leather to aid flexibility, while another praised the pre-curved fingers.  

RST R-18 Semi Sport CE Leather Glove

£49.99
For a full-on race look without paying top-end prices, look no further than the R-18 Semi Sport gloves. Sitting pretty at just under £50, they receive a 4.67-star average from the first six reviews. Sportsbikeshop customers say they’re comfortable with a true-to-size fit, and that they give good feel on the bike’s handlebars.