One of the things I decided to do after my spill in the Japanese alps was to change out my summer gloves from O’Neil Moto-X gloves to items with greater protection.
I wanted a summer glove still but with more chance of saving my hands in fall. After reading some reviews I went with the Dainese Guanto gloves hoping to get a high quality product with this famous brand.
These are a leather glove with some spandex portions and some perforated area and offer a compromise between venting and strength with reinforced areas on the palm, rear of fingers and knuckle.
On the road I would agree with reviews, they do ventilate much better than you would expect by looking at them. Not super free flowing like mesh gloves but in a different class. However I do not find them as comfortable as other reviewers have. I hope this will improve with wear. The sizing at least seems correct.
I got these in December on close out from a USA web dealer very well priced.
Update one. I still find them not very comfortable. The problem is the way the fingers are constructed with the seams at the side of your fingers bunching up and annoying you by 1/2 way into a ride.
Update two. Well these are going to be retired after little use as they are simply too uncomfortable. Really poor design, made like cheap builders gloves you would buy at DIY shop.
Final update. Can’t sell used gloves so I threw them out in the end and have not much confidence to buy anything else from Dainese. Really crappy.