"Fingerless cycling mitts are so 1990s," Chipps says. "Full-finger gloves are where it's at in mountain biking, even for summer rides. They protect your hands better in a crash and, crucially, allow for sweat-free grip of your brake levers. Sombrio is one of the cool companies making affordable, funky gloves in "now" colours. They're also made of durable nylon and include vents to keep you cool."
Where: Always Riding (www.alwaysriding.co.uk)
How much: £18.34