Horse & Hound's buying guides feature the best kit on the market. This week we bring you 13 of the best summer lightweight gloves, suitable for riding in the warmer months
Woof Wear Event glove
This lightweight technical Event glove provides optimum feel, dexterity and grip in all conditions. Featuring a highly breathable, durable four-way stretch upper, the REINTEX PRO palm and a short cuff, this glove combines all day comfort with strong grip making it suitable for use in all disciplines, being particularly suited to eventing and endurance, where grip and breathability are essential. Available in black or white and sizes 6-9.5.
Visit: www.woofwear.com or call +44 (0)1208 265920
Ariat Tek Air Grip gloves
Ideal for the warmer weather, the Ariat Tek Air Grip gloves are made from synthetic suede at the palm for high sensitivity and grip. During the warmer months when hands can get hot, the stretch mesh back ensures maximum breathability and flexibility – ideal for hard working hands! Reinforced stress points and a non-snag Velcro closure enhance durability and the articulated fingers provide a smooth fit with no bulk. Available in black only in sizes 6 – 8.5.
Visit: www.ariat.com or call 0845 600 3209
Carrots Competition gloves
Made from slim line, lightweight, super stretchy and durable fabric, the versatile Carrots Competition gloves are suitable for riding in every day or for all-important show days. Leather reinforcements at the fingers and thumb ensure good rein grip whatever the weather, and the four-way stretch fabric provides a snug fit, allowing for flexibility and a close, bulk-free rein contact. Designed for style and comfort, these gloves feature subtle leather detail on the reverse and are available in black, brown, cream and navy in kids and adults sizes.
Visit: www.carrotsuk.com or call 01245 445362
Hy5 Lightweight Competition gloves
A high-specification competition glove with the additional benefit of being lightweight. These gloves are designed to provide strong grip with a comfortable fit. With mesh panels across the knuckles to aid cooling, and padded inserts around the fingers for added durability, they are suitable for competing. Available in sizes XS-XL and in colours black, brown and white.
Visit: www.hy-equestrian.com or call 01522 529206
Equetech Micro Lite gloves
These lightweight close-fitting and elegant gloves are made from breathable synthetic machine washable leather. They are comfortable without the bulk. The gloves feature reinforced panels to fore finger and inner fingers to prevent rubbing and an adjustable Equetech embroidered Velcro tab. Available in black, champagne or white and sizes 6.5-9.
Roeckl Solar gloves from Dressage Deluxe
These gloves are designed to eliminate the problem of tan lines to the hands and wrists during the summer months. The material allows only a portion of the sun’s rays to penetrate the glove and reach the skin, but with a sun protection factor of 4-8, the glove offers valuable protection against harmful UV-rays. The palm is made of MicroAIR, a material that is exclusive to Roeckl. It provides strong grip on the reins and is micro-perforated for a ventilated summer glove. Available in black or white and sizes 6.5 to 8.5
Visit: www.dressagedeluxe.co.uk or call 0800 321 3001
The Toggi Salisbury cotton waffle back gloves are a useful summer glove. Featuring a stretch performance fabric for strong grip, the cotton waffle stretch back helps to keep hands cool with good breathability. With an adjustable wrist strap the Salisbury features strategically placed reinforcement panels for extra durability. Available in black, navy or chocolate and sizes XS-XL.
Visit: www.toggi.com, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 0113 270 7000
Tredstep Ireland’s high performance summer cool glove
This glove is designed with an AirFibre lightweight durable high performance grip palm, which also allows good air flow for cooler hands in heat. The lightweight cuff and elastic back provide comfort and flexibility. The gloves incorporate a towel fabric thumb to help wipe perspiration away. Available in black and sizes 6-10.
Dublin Cooltech gloves
The Dublin Cooltech glove features a durable, nylon stretch, mesh fabric across the back of the hand to allow airflow to help keep the rider cool. The synthetic suede palm provides added grip.
Horseware Competition glove
Skin thin gloves for freedom this summer while competing or schooling. Digitally printed textured palms give you a close contact feel. A mesh insert in the front and back of the palm give you more flexibility and the gloves also feature thermo regulation to keep your hands cool and an elasticised, easy fit cuff. Available in black and sizes 5-12.
Tuffa Boots Dereham gloves
Dereham gloves combine four-way stretch backs for comfort with leather palms and reinforced fingers where the reins are held. To fasten, the gloves have elastic wrist straps with hook and loop fastenings. Available in black, brown and buttermilk in sizes XS-XL.
Visit: www.tuffaboots.com or call 01953 880914
Noble Outfitters Perfect Fit™ Cool Mesh gloves
These gloves are made from a lightweight and breathable stretch mesh with a good fit. Made with a thin SureGrip™ synthetic suede palm for grip and comfort, the Perfect Fit™ Cool Mesh glove forms to the hand and is touchscreen friendly. Friction points on the forefinger, thumb and little finger are double-layer reinforced for rein friction and critical seams are double stitched. They have adjustable wrist closure and are machine washable. Available in black and sizes 5-9.
Visit: www.nobleoutfitters.co.uk or call 00 (+44) 01572 772508
BR Riding Glove Solair
This summer glove is made of Powernet, which is a soft and stretchy mesh material. The glove is airy, due to the fine-mesh upper. As a result, this glove is very suitable for sunny days. The material lets sunlight pass through, which allows your hands to bronze during riding. The Serina synthetic palm provides an excellent rein grip. The glove features a Velcro wrist closure. Available in white or black and sizes XS-XL.
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