UK gear and gear manufacturer RST launches Shortie leather gloves


Dressing in full gear, especially rugged gear specific to sport cyclists, can be extremely uncomfortable in the summer. Leathers tend to be extremely hot, and sweating while donning your favorite leather kit is not only uncomfortable, but will also be difficult to wash off once you’re done riding. Luckily, there are tons of breathable leather and textile gear options that are specifically designed for summer use.

RST, a British company, is introducing a new pair of gloves to its range for riders looking for sporty style gear who want to hit the road this summer while avoiding heat exhaustion. The shorty is made up of leather parts on the back of the hand and on the palm, with numerous perforations on the top to let air through. The palm contains Amara inserts for improved grip on the handlebars and a natural tactile experience when switching between bike settings.

The OEM has added a pre-shaped finger structure with additional accordion zones to improve mobility for comfort. The seams are also external, providing more comfort and rigidity in the event of an impact. The elastic cuff is mid-length and includes a Velcro closure for a snug yet comfortable fit. There’s also a touch inlay on the index finger that lets you use your phone or GPS device without removing your gloves.

In addition to the resistance of the leather, the Shortie has cushioning and reinforcements on the palm, as well as a carbon shell to protect the knuckles. As a result, the glove received CE certification up to 1KP level. In terms of aesthetics, the RST Shortie is clearly influenced by high-level supersport specific full cuff racing gloves, both in fit and design. However, it trades improved protection for increased comfort, making it ideal for street riding and long days in the saddle.

UK gear and gear manufacturer RST launches Shortie leather gloves

RST offers the new Shortie gloves in black or black and white color combinations, with a price tag of 79.99 Euros, or about $86 USD. Sizes range from XS to 2XL. Note that prices may vary depending on where in the world you are shipping.


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