104° New York heat got you down? Short, heavily ventilated gloves like these can help make riding bearable when it's almost too hot to go outside. The Alpinestars Thunder gloves (blue) use a mesh upper to allow your hands to breath and a synthetic leather palm to protect against abrasion. Knuckle protectors are carbon and there's plastic vents on the fingers and top of the hand to further boost cooling. The tab on the cuff looks a bit wonky, but is designed to help you pull them on over sweaty hands.
A bit more technically interesting are the new Alpinestars SPS gloves
(black) that feature a two-part carbon knuckle protector designed to
flex with your hand. They're made from goatskin, so they should be very
supple while still providing decent abrasion protection.