Over the last few years, sports bikes have become a common sight on city streets in India, and track-days have become a must-do on the ride calendar. Speed thrills and the bikers are lapping it up!
Sports riding has its own asks of protective gear, whether from a design perspective or from the functionality perspective. Here are Team HNP’s top picks for sports riding gloves that tick off on both and get yout track ready-
1. Rev’it! Spitfire Gloves -
The Rev’it! Spitfire gloves pack a lot of track-level heat in a sleek design. The glove outershell combines goatskin with other super fabrics to provide protection without compromising on comfort. The knuckles are made up of highly durable TPU and are coated with high impact resistant aluminum to protect during slides.
TPU hard shell protectors are also present at the palm slider, finger knuckles, on the outside of the thumb, and little finger to provide all round protection. A good amount of stretch at the fingers and wrist allows a comfortable range of motion while gripping the handlebars. The glove also features PWR stitching from the outside to prevent discomfort while riding and also making restitching an easier process. The gloves come with a double cuff closure and a single pull strap at the wrist to ensure a secure fit. All in all the Rev’it! Spitfire gloves are the perfect track gloves out there.
2. Rev’it! RSR 2 Gloves –
The Rev’it! RSR 2 gloves are perfect track-commuting glove. The carbon fibre knuckle protectors exude quality and protection. The gloves use goatskin on the palm and cowhide at the back. The synthetic PU cuff provides good protection while allowing the gloves to shed some weight.
PWR yarn outer seam stitching on the fingers makes them extra comfortable, while the use of PWR shield knit provides added protection at the palm of the hand. The hard-shell palm slider and knuckle protection provide protection and at the same time give the RSR 2 Gloves their sporty look. This combination of high quality leather and stretch material at all the right places makes the Rev’it! RSR 2 gloves an instant favorite for both the road and the track.
3. Rev’it! Chevron 2 -
The Rev’it! Chevron 2 gloves are two-season, technical mid gauntlet gloves providing a comfortable, sporty look. The extended carbon fibre glove provides better coverage and protection. The dual compound honeycomb TPU protector comes with Seesoft protection and gives both impact and abrasion protection to the palm and scaphoid.
Cowhide on the top of the hand and goatskin on the palm provides protection with a great amount of tactile response. The palm also comes with Power-Shield which provides superior abrasion resistance. The fingers contain foam protection and mid digital elastication. The cuff is made of synthetic leather and has a single velcro strap to provide a secure fit. The fingers and cuff comes with fully perforated panels making the glove a perfect summer riding partner.
4. Oxford RP1 Gloves -
The Oxford RP1 Gloves are waterproof summer gloves designed for intensive track and street use. The gloves contain abrasion resistant aramid panels on the top of the hand, palm and little finger stitched together with aramid thread and are primarily made of aniline leather.
The waterproof glove contains a HIPORA membrane and a COOLMAX moisture wicking upper lining. The TPU knuckle, finger and wrist guards provide protection at the high impact points. External seam construction provides a comfortable riding experience. With a ton of features at an entry level price, the Oxford RP1 gloves are the perfect fit for any rider looking for a safe and stress free day at the track or the street.
5. Oxford RP2 Gloves -
The Oxford RP2 gloves are full leather, full gauntlet sport riding glove suitable for road and light track use.The perforation at the wrist and finger joints provides good breathability. The glove comprises cowhide leather on the back and a goatskin palm. The carbon fibre knuckles and finger sliders give abrasion and impact resistance.
Kevlar reinforcement panels at the palm and little finger provide extra protection. Amara over the palm and fingers provides a better grip while riding. Accordion stretch panels at the back of the fingers and presence of external stitching throughout the glove makes the RP2 gloves a comfortable wear. The dual closure at the wrist along with other protective features makes the Oxford RP2 a comfortable and secure choice.