Fresh into Dirt HQ is a stack of new trail riding kit from Dainese, including the first of their 2016 Altitune range.
Photos: Ben Winder
Dainese have been around since 1972 and know the score when it comes to kit for two-wheeled sports. With plenty of experience making armour and protective kit, attention to detail is high and this carries over to their range of clothing too. We’ve got a selection from their Altitune and Tec ranges along with the new premium Atmo-Lite jacket to check out.
We like our gloves simple and uncluttered here at Dirt and these Driftec gloves from Dainese hit the spot for us. A stretch neoprene wrist (with a pull-on tab) does away with the usual Velcro closure and keeps things minimal and clean, a design brief that runs through this glove and much of this new kit from Dainese. Panels are kept to a minimum, with fewer seams to aggravate but enough stretch in the polyester fabric to give a good fit and unhampered movement. Lighter fabric between the fingers increased fit further. The palm fabric is a high quality synthetic suede with no seams running across it giving great feel and contact with the bars, although 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.
Close fitting and well made, these Driftecs are for those who like a minimalist approach to their gloves.
SIZES: XXS – XXL