The gloves are on! The best motorcycle gloves for a summer of riding under £80!

Summer is on its way - come rain or shine - so get ready for the weather, warm or wet, with a pair of new motorcycle gloves under £80

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It may be taking its sweet time, but summer is - believe it or not - just around the corner, just in time for the latest lockdown measures (in the UK at least) to begin easing.

Assuming the weather holds out for at least a few cloud-free days of balmy sunshine, that means a summer of riding is ahead and judging by the swarms of motorcycles around me on the road a couple of weekends ago it seems the season is in full swing. 

Now you’ve dusted off the leathers and helmet, now is the perfect time to be thinking about treating yourself to an upgrade and there is no better place to start than gloves, particularly those that are designed to ensure your claws don’t get too stiff and sweaty as you (safely) pin the throttle.

Here we have picked out a broad selection of six excellent value gloves - both textile and leather, men and women’s - for you that all slip under the £80 bracket.

RST Urban Air Glove 3 - Men's and Ladies

Made with mesh lining, making it perfect for summer riding, the RST Urban Air Glove is a stylish and good value way into the wide range of RST products and is designed specifically to offer superior ventilation. TPU features on the knuckles with TPR on the fingers, plus memory foam thumb and full grain double layer leather palm. It is also available with white, black, red or yellow detailing. It is also available in men’s and ladies’ configurations for the same price £39.99

Spidi G-Carbon Gloves

Designed to be functional on the race circuit as well as out on the road, the Spidi G-Carbon gloves weigh just 140 grams, featuring carbon fiber armour across the knuckles for added safety. The gloves are made from Hi-Fit goat leather with synthetic suede and abrasion protection. Available in sizes Small ot 3XL, you can choose the G-Carbon in black, black/white, black/white/yellow and black/white/red schemes. £79.99

Wolf Fortitude Glove

Just because it’s summer doesn’t mean Mother Nature won’t throw a rainy curve ball once in a while so you may be more inclined to choose a waterproof option, such as the Wolf Fortitude Glove. Offering superior comfort and protection against the elements, the hybrid leather/nylon glove designed for those that may venture off road or in particular embark on longer GT distances. £79.99

RST Adventure X-Glove

The Adventure X-Glove is designed to accompany the Adventure-X jacket and jean, being hard wearing and flexible for those considering heading off the beaten track this summer. With soft touch leather and Amara in key impact areas, the double layer is reinforced for extra durability. £49.99

Spada Freeride Breeze CE Ladies

A more stylish take on the leather glove designed for women, the leather Freeride Breeze CE glove from Spada offers perforation to ensure good air circulation to keep hands cool, while the premium Analine leather is designed to ensure a softer fit. £34.99

RST Tractech EVO 4 Short Glove

Built with Kevlar, this is the ideal glove for lightweight, comfortable riding on the road without compromising on the form-fitting strength needed if you plan on hitting the track this summer. With Kevlar Fibre on the palm switching and underway, plus a double layer of kangaroo leather, it also features elasticated conjoined fingers to prevent ‘finger roll’ without affecting reach of flexibility £69.99