I know I said riding pants are the trickiest bit of kit to get right, and I stand by that. But for me specifically, gloves have become the bane of my existence. I can only guess that I have weirdly shaped hands, because it seems that no manufacturer has a glove that fits me…like a glove. Or maybe I’m not alone.
Enter Racer Gloves USA. If you haven’t heard of them before, know this: Racer Gloves make the best-fitting gloves in the industry, full stop. Unlike the issues I’ve had before with small palms, elongated fingers with short thumbs and stitching that, somehow, always finds its way just under my nails, the Mickeys feel like a second skin.
Crafted from a combination of textiles, leathers and hardened armor throughout, the Mickeys are also one of the most comprehensively protective shorty gloves on the market, too. Integrated palm sliders are placed at the most likely impact areas, there’s armor at the knuckles, and the pinky finger features a double-layered leather treatment for added support.
From behind the bars, the synthetic, clarino leather palm is both flexible and breathable. I’ve been riding with these gloves almost exclusively for just over a year now, and they’ve still got miles of life left in them. If you want a lightweight, breathable glove that actually fits and offers levels of dexterity and ‘feel’ you never thought possible, these should be the next thing you buy.