Some new, lightweight gloves are to be launched early next year by German equestrian brand Schwenkel.

“A great all round, every day glove, the ‘Schwenkel 4 You’ glove is made from a soft, durable and comfortable fabric,” said a spokesman for the company.

“It is a lightweight everyday glove aimed at the leisure rider and for all disciplines.”

The gloves are machine washable and made from faux suede – designed to protect the hands while providing good grip.

The wrist has a wide velcro band for a secure fit.

The gloves cost £30 and come in black and white in sizes 6.5-10.

They will on sale from January 2012.

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