In my quest for a summer glove that offers the best compromise between comfort and protection, I tried on dozens of different gloves, most from the big commodity brands that most bike shops stock. None were to my liking, so I went to my friendly local Italian bike shop, Seacoast Sport Cycle
in Derry, NH. They stock some upscale brands like Rev'it, Dainese and Ducati (also made by Dainese, I'm told) I tried on all the summer-weight gloves they had and ended up purchasing the Rev'it Airvolution glove for $110. This is more than I've spent on all 3 other riding gloves combined, so this is a big investment but one in which I wasn't willing to skimp. I haven't tested their crash protection so I can't offer any first-hand review in that area, but they look like they'd hold up better than your average summer glove by a long shot! After 2 hours of riding some backroads, stop-and-go city driving and highway, I can say that my hands stayed sweat-free throughout. The perforated leather lets through just enough air to keep you cool enough
. My hands were warm but not uncomfortably so. These gloves might not be best for south Florida summer riding, but for me they'll be a great compromise during my 70 mile summer commute. Honestly, around town I might just wear my Olympia gel gloves which are just half a step above wearing no gloves at all, but for any ride longer than 15 minutes I'll probably be rocking these gloves all summer long.
In short, these are a top quality, expensive glove that I can recommend if you're serious about protecting your hands.