ANANICHOOLA Kestral, £35,

Anna Glowinski, the brains behind women's cycle fashion outfit AnaNichoola, is a competitive racer across several cycling disciplines, but one who's not afraid to say she wants to keep her hands in good nick.

For the summer, she's designed two types of fingerless gloves and we tested the slightly chunkier Kestral.

Out of the box, the gloves look great in white leather with baby blue details, and they stood up to longer rides and regular commutes without looking frayed or tired. The hoops on the cut-off fingers were something of a mystery at first, but we quickly worked out they're a neat idea for removing them quickly. A useful addition to the female rider's warm-weather wardrobe. Lucy C

PROS Stylish yet practical
CONS Avoid dirt!