“The Bering Ladies Ginza motorcycle gloves are super comfortable, lightweight, perfect for summer, packed with features and my favourite gloves to date.”
- Price: £49.99
- Mileage tested: 1000
- Testing conditions: Touring Japan
- Durability: 5⁄5
- Fit and comfort: 5⁄5
- Protection: 4⁄5
- Value for money: 4⁄5
- Contact: www.sportsbikeshop.co.uk
The Bering Ginzas are super comfortable, lightweight, perfect for summer, packed with features and my favourite gloves to date.
I recently used these gloves to tour just over 1000 miles through Japan, from the mad cities of bustling Tokyo and Kyoto to the tranquil mountains of Hakuba and Takachiho, and they’ve been perfect throughout.
And the reason they’ve been so good is because of how versatile they are. The Ginzas aren’t hot weather desert gloves, they’re made using goat leather with Amara and neoprene panels. So, don’t expect a mesh net, but do expect them to keep your hands cool in warm weather thanks to the ventilation on the thumb and fingers and the perforated fingertips. And they’ll also work well when the temperature drops a little thanks to the leather construction.
They also come with nifty little features too, like reflective strips for night time riding, a neat cuff adjustment strap and look and feel like a quality product with decent protection, including hard knuckles.
They have a touchscreen compatible pad in the index finger (Bering Sensor System), which proved invaluable as we rode through the maze that is Tokyo. Being able to quickly use the sat-nav without having to take my gloves off every time is a massive help.
But the reason they’re my favourites is because of how snug and comfortable they are. They’re short cuff, which is perfect for summer riding as I don’t have to faff around with yanking my sleeve over the glove. But most importantly, they come with flexy lycra panels in between the fingers, a comfy polyester lining inside and fit like a dream.
There’s not a lot to say here. They’re a well-priced, comfortable glove with decent ventilation and sublime fit.
I often struggle to find a pair of gloves that fit just right. Usually the fingertips are too long or too tight. But these are perfect and probably the best fitted gloves I’ve ever tested. Add to that the goatskin leather, knuckle protection, sensor tip, mesh fingers and thumb, cool style and the fact that they’re sub £50 and these gloves have got to be right up there as a first choice for anyone looking for a decent pair of summer gloves.
Total score: 18⁄20
For detailed product information check out www.sportsbikeshop.co.uk
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