Five of the best… short leather motorcycle gloves up to £50

Five of the best... short leather motorcycle gloves up to £50

SBS Choice

Summer is a time to hang up bulky waterproof winter gloves and replace them with something a little more warm weather friendly.

Our five picks below have all been chosen by Sportsbikeshop customers as their favourite short leather gloves, perfect for helping you tackle the heat. And they’re all under £50, too!

Weise Street Fight

Weise’s Street Fight shorties have been around for 11 years, and amassed an impressive 4.69-star average from the first 145 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 keep windchill off your hands.

Buffalo Ostro

For a highly perforated short glove that won’t break the bank, Sportsbikeshop customers highly recommend the Ostros, giving them a 4.62-star average from the first 50 reviews. Customers say the quality is second-to-none, especially so considering the price, and that they’re a great fit once past the initial breaking-in period. They garner the most praise for their ability to keep hands cool in hot weather and their overall comfort.

Weise Victory

If the retro look suits your aesthetic, Weise’s Victory gloves will fit the bill. Sportsbikeshop customers love the two retro colours they’re available in, and have given them an average of 4.60 stars from the first 97 reviews. Reviewers say the leather is so supple the gloves require minimal breaking in, and that they’re especially good for people with bigger hands as they go up to size 4XL (13-13.5cm palm width).

RST Freestyle CE

You don’t have to compromise on the full sporty look if you want a short glove. The Freestyle gloves are highly recommended by Sportsbikeshop customers, who have given them a perfect five-star average from their first 11 reviews. Reviewers like that they can be worn both inside and outside a jacket’s sleeve thanks to their stretchy neoprene cuff, and are impressed with their ventilation, comfort and protective features.

Richa Rock

Sportsbikeshop customers struggled to find fault with Richa’s Rock gloves, only docking marks for their initial snugness and sometimes uncomfortable internal stitching. Overall, reviewers are impressed by the quality, comfort and accurate sizing, awarding them an average of 4.77 stars from the first 78 reviews. They are also impressed with the level of protection from a sub-£40 glove, which comes with hard knuckle armour, scaphoid padding and rubber inserts on high-risk areas.