Fresh from Giro, the new DND gloves

DND stands for “down and dirty" and quite nicely signals the intentions for these latest gloves from Giro, the company that used to be just a helmet manufacturer but now does rather well with its range of glasses and gloves.

Designed for everyday riding they’re intended to be durable so they should last a couple of seasons. Fit has been the big focus for Giro since it released its first and Super Fit, which uses a three-panel Clarino Rovenica Nubuck synthetic leather palm to achieve a perfect fit.

A breathable upper (yes, they're designed for the summer) keeps hands cool on warmer days and the four-way stretch material only serves to improve the good fit.

Details include reinforced fingertips, flex zones at the knuckles and double-stitched seams and 2mm EVA padding. Silicone details on the fingertips improve brake lever feel and they have a simple slip-on design.

Available in five colours and five sizes and costing £29.99.

More at www.giro.com and available from www.madison.co.uk