Used Review: Racer High Racer gloves

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Posted: 1 September 2009
by Rob Hoyles

If there’s one item of race-wear I’m particularly fussy about, it’s gloves.

Gloves dictate how much feel and control you have and can even be the difference between winning and getting debilitating arm pump.

These gloves from Racer are the best I’ve ever worn, period. They're comfortable from the start with loads of feel from the soft palms yet tough enough to withstand an 80mph lowside on abrasive Spanish tarmac and a 60mph high-side at a wet Oulton Park.

The excellent Knox scaphoid protection system has worn  down, but they’re still usable with remarkably little visible damage to the stitching or leather.

Price: £139.99

www.tranam.co.uk


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I have a pair too, and agree with the comments about comfort and protection. However, the stitching at the ends of the fingers has come undone, allowing the tips of my fingers to protrude. The external stitching is supposed to be more comfortable, but it seems to detract from the overal quality of the gloves. I have an older pair with internal stitching, and these have been through worse treatment and have survived better.

Posted: 10/10/2012 at 07:07

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