Just as the weather finally started to pick up, there was a knock at the door and the postie handed over an Oxford branded package – our new Ixon RS Print HP summer gloves had arrived! With a promising forecast for the weekend ahead we couldn’t wait to get out and give them a try.

Motorcycle News: Ixon launch new RS Print HP short cuff summer gloves

The latest derivative of the RS gloves from Ixon have a short cuff design, not too disimilar to motocross gloves with their velcro tightening strap. The Large size option that we ordered fitted like Brooklyn Decker’s bikini in Just go with it (Google it), thanks to the goat leather and stretch textile construction.

After heading out for a quick blast it was instantly clear what a difference the short cuff makes, a cool breeze on your wrists and down the sleeves of a textile jacket feels good in the heat of summer. The leather material is also perforated for extra air circulation.

Motorcycle News: We went for one of the less conventional colour options!

Despite the lightweight summer look and feel to these gloves, they still offer a very sensible level of protection with sliders and reinforced leather on the palm and impact areas of the glove as well as knuckle protection.

The gloves are available in Black, Black/White, Red/White, Jean and Vintage colour schemes and have an RRP of £69.00. For more info check out www.oxprod.com