Summer is the perfect time for me to try out Tucano Urbano’s summer weight Dogon gloves, which are composed of 40% polyurethane, 35% leather and 25% polyester; they also come with a synthetic suede palm and a goat leather back with 3D mesh inserts (which TU says improves the ventilation).
Other features include an adjustable Velcro wrist strap, flexible rubber inserts on the knuckles, ribbed goat leather finger panels and a soft D30 palm which has a silicone patterning to help improve grip; the glove lining is 100% polyester.
In use, the Tucano Urbano’s Dogon Gloves are pretty flexible and didn’t seem to restrict the use of my hands in any way while I was trying to operate any of the switches or levers. I also found them very comfortable to wear with everything fitting (or being) as you would expect. One good thing about them is that they are ‘touchscreen-friendly, so that in most scenarios, you don’t need to remove them if you want to use your phone or sat-nay operating buttons (I wish all gloves featured this).
In the scheme of things these are essentially a pair of budget range gloves, but for what they cost, they perform really well; they look good too with those little patches of colour really setting them off (and what’s more, they even match the colour of my own bike)!
Sizes: S to 2XL