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Covid-19 might appear to have me at risk of ‘gear creep’ but so many of my rider items were overdue for replacement. I had been foolishly hanging on to poor quality old gear much of which was not even CE1 rated.

Since Covid I’ve thrown out my 20 year old mesh jacket, all my Alpinestars junk and in 2021 continue to examine and replace items to try raise quality of everything I use riding.

Rough and Road perforated short gloves

Summer gloves by their nature are never going to offer the best protection and many I have used in the past were flimsy however these gloves from Rough and Road are decent quality.

The construction has the hard knuckle and finger protectors concealed and adds extra layers of leather in palm and wrist as well uses mesh inserts between fingers to improve air flow.

Coolmax liner

An uncommon feature in summer gloves is a Coolmax liner. I dislike gloves where my skin directly contacts leather. This is never as comfortable as a lined glove and will often cause a skin irritation for me unless I apply barrier creme.

With these gloves I can skip the barrier creme as well enjoy the extra comfort of the lining. It perhaps ever so slightly lessens the airflow but I can still feel air flowing through once moving and the Coolmax liner wicks moisture away.


The inner stitching of the fingers makes or breaks glove comfort for me. These are not perfect but acceptable and the Coolmax liner assists so overall the fingers are comfortable. Much better than Alpinestars and Dainese summer gloves I have owned.

I’ve completed two weeks of touring and temperatures reached 38 degrees but my hands remained comfortable and dry in these gloves. That Coolmax liner really makes a difference.

Cost about $70.00 AUD

No affiliation.

Update: Unfortunately these gloves were stolen by Australia Post when shipped and no further updates can be provided.

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