This glove tops the list for very well deserved reasons. In essence, it’s two gloves in one, thanks to a unique dual-chamber design. Slip your hand into the chamber closest to the palm and you’ll feel your hand swathed in supple perforated Kangaroo skin that will mold to your hand as it breaks in. Kangaroo is renowned for its abrasion resistance and dexterity. The ample perforations allow air to waft through the glove and keep you comfortable and in control in even the hottest weather. And without sacrificing protection.
The edge of the hand along the pinky is reinforced with cowhide, and the heel of the palm is covered in a padded, Superfabric lined panel, which will outlast the toughest leather on a belt-sander test. Hard knuckles with built-in air scoops complete the protective features, and leave one wanting little—except a waterproof glove when the rains come. This glove has that, too.
It’s basically the same thing as the ventilated Airstream II glove, until you discover the second chamber. Just slip into Door #2 to find a Gore-Tex membrane-lined pocket that provides surprising dexterity despite its best-in-the business waterproof liner.
Additional features include a visor wiper along the index finger, secure dual Velcro closures, and 3M Scotchlite reflective panels. Bonus: Like deerskin, kangaroo leather is also conductive for smart-phone use once the glove is broken in a bit.