These protective gloves from Tucano Urbano are seriously comfortable and warm. Ann tested the ladies-fit version but a gents version is also available. 

In terms of protection these gloves feature D30 technology.  For anyone who doesn’t know, D30 is an impact protection armour which is soft and squidgy but hardens on impact – fun to play with in its raw state! The D30 is used for palm protection so it is soft when worn but protective if the worst happens.  I really like the aviator style of these gloves, with fleece lining, longer cuffs with synthetic fur and the hard moulded knuckles.

Tucano Urbano Lady Aviator gloves (gents version is available)
Tucano Urbano Lady Aviator gloves (gents version is available)

For convenience, and to stay warm, there’s a touchscreen tab on the forefinger and thumb. It takes a bit of practice and perseverance, but it does work.


The very first time I tried a Tucano Urbano product I was impressed by the fit. Ten years on this is still the case, the size small (7) fits me perfectly.  The fleece lining in these winter gloves is incredibly comfortable.  


By now, I’ve done around 1,000 odd miles of commuting in these gloves. They weren’t quite a match for the recent very cold early morning starts, when the temperatures dropped into minus figures. For the unseasonably mild winter this year, these gloves were more than up for the job.  While it was mild, it was also very wet and fortunately for me the gloves are well able for this job too. Impressed. And all for a RRP of just £69.99 – oh and don’t worry chaps, both ladies and gents versions of the Aviator are available.


Tucano Urbano Aviator gloves – Technical Description
– 100% real leather
– Fleece lining and cuff in synthetic fur
– HYDROSCUD®: fully waterproof and breathable inner membrane
– Hard ABS inserts on knuckles
– Soft D3OTM insert on the palm
– Women’s style
– Extra-long cuffs with reversible liner in synthetic fur
– Adjustable wrist strap with snap fastener
– Touchscreen gloves
– Meets the CE FprEN 13594:2014 safety standards for motorbike gloves

Lab rating: 9