Uvex CRX700 riding gloves: first look

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  • Uvex CRX700 riding gloves


    • Performance:
    • Style:
    • Fit:


    • Great fit and true to size
    • Very good grip
    • Reflective print


    • Not the warmest in very cold temperatures



    Price as reviewed:


    Uvex CRX700 riding gloves

    The Uvex CRX700 gloves offer a very modern, stylish look with a simple reflective pattern on the top that gives them a unique finish. At £41.99 they are at the more expensive end of the market, but with the high durability offering of these gloves, you should get your moneys worth.

    The fit of these gloves is true to size. At first I thought that they may not offer enough contact as they are a thicker glove but upon testing I found them to be incredibly grippy and extremely comfortable. The stretchy material allows a nice amount of movement and enough contact to school and jump in as well and hacking.

    The gloves have a band of elastic around the wrist that offers a nice level of support – and after using the products for a few weeks the elastic continued to feel as strong and the Velcro just as secure.

    These gloves are made up of multiple layers offering moisture control, heat retention and wind- and water-repellency. The gloves are made of a Schoeller softshell material with an inner fleece lining. I found the gloves to be a really good winter riding glove – I found they did a good job of keeping my hands warm and it was only when temperatures really dropped that my hands felt cold.

    I really like the reflective print on the backs of the gloves, which offers a bit of extra visibility when doing hand signals on the roads.

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    What is a first look review?

    These are our first impressions of a piece of kit or clothing based on spending some time with it. We will have had our hands on it and given it a really thorough going over before trying it on ourselves or our horses and using it. The information we can give you after this first look will give you some sense of what it’s like to use, even if it’s only an initial view. As soon as we’ve given it a more thorough test, we will update the review with a full scoring and additional thoughts – and possibly award it “Horse & Hound Approved” status.

    Who tested these gloves?

    Emily Secrett-Hill is Horse & Hound’s art editor. She is a lifelong horse owner and in the past was a keen member of the Axe Vale Pony Club. Now a mum, Emily is still able to ride regularly but considers herself more of a “happy hacker” and shares “Hickie” with a friend.

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