Is there hot weather on the horizon? Well there certainly is if you go looking for it, and if that’s where you’ll be riding you may need to think about gloves that keep you hands cool as well as safe. Nobody knows when the unexpected may happen and anyway the sun can do real damage to your hands if you ride without gloves.
Tucano Urbano are best known for their urban motorcycle gear, which gives them something of a head start where combining safety, dexterity and temperature control really matters.
Their new range of summer gloves adhere to the new EN 13594:2015 standard, so have passed independent tests for tear resistance, cut resistance, resistance to abrasion, impact resistance, compliance with specific requirements for quality of materials and ergonomic characteristics. And because they are Italian they throw in some style too…
The MRK2 gloves for men are intricately designed with mesh, goat leather and perforated synthetic suede detailing, offering complete versatility for summer. The real goat leather inserts and micro-perforated synthetic suede on the fingers, along with Aero 3D mesh inserts on the palm and back for maximum ventilation and comfort. For safety, the gloves have soft certified armour on the knuckles, as well as a flexible, micro-injected rubber pad on the palm for abrasion resistance, and direct protective injection on the fingers. The MRK2 gloves also feature a Velcro strap with micro-injection ends for ease of use, touchscreen compatibility and a silicone rubber print on the fingers to improve grip.
They are available in black only but have some very neat red detailing. Sizes XS-XXL, they cost £52.99
If you’d rather go retro to suit your Triumph Scrambler, the Marquis gloves offer effortless style with a retro look. Made with real goat leather in black, all the joins use neat double stitching for strength. For comfort, the Marquis gloves have a stretch fabric inner and a Velcro adjustable cuff. For safety, the Marquis gloves are fully CE-approved with padded inserts on the back and fingers, plus soft armour on the palm for added abrasion resistance.
The Marquis gloves are available in sizes XS-XXL and cost £59.99
These are both male-fitting gloves, but for more information on them and on the female range, please visit tucanourbano.com