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DAINESE DRIFTEC GLOVE

We like our gloves simple and uncluttered here at Dirt but find few that go the distance. These Driftec gloves from the Italian brand Dainese have made the grade and remain a favourite.

Even high priced gloves from established brands look good at first and may have an excellent fit but can soon start falling apart. There are only a few which fit well and hold up in the long term. Seams are often the first area to show a weakness but the thin fabric, which gives a great feel, can show wear after only a few gritty rides. The search for a good fitting and long lasting design is often an endless one it seems. We’ve found a good ‘un in these Dainese gloves though… and they’re a keeper.

These Driftec gloves a simple design but that is a quality that makes them a really good fit. A pull on style, with a stretch neoprene cuff is a fuss free approach that will fit most wrists and keeps things tidy. A pull-tab helps with getting them on.

‘There’s no padding – you’ll need to be happy with your grips for a touch of added comfort’

The number of upper panels of the gloves is kept to a minimum, with fewer seams to aggravate but enough stretch in the polyester fabric to give a good fit and unhampered movement. A lighter fabric between the fingers helps improve fit further.

The palm fabric is a high quality synthetic suede material, with no seams running across it, giving great feel and contact with the bars. There’s no padding – you’ll need to be happy with your grips for a touch of added comfort. Grip is also increased with silicone inserts on the palm.

The style is minimal and clean, a design brief that runs through this glove and much of the new kit from Italian brand Dainese. Close fitting and well made, these Driftec gloves are for those who like a minimalist approach but without compromising on durability.

PRICE: £29.95

dainese.com

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