For light protection this is what I would go with.
Quality leaves something to be desired, since I've had to re-sew some seams before any crashes. But the system works well at the 15-20km speeds I crashed onto pavement at. I didn't even realize I'd landed on my wrist till I got the mud cleaned off and noticed the scuffs on the palm pieces! Overall comfortable and leaves enough range of motion to do things like check my phone or tie my shoes with minimal impediment
These things feel good, easy to put hands in pockets, use cell phone and zippers. Plus the one sided bend plate is genius. Highly recommend.
I was using rollerblade wrist guards before, these gloves allows a greater degree of movement while still have palm protection. It also protects the wrists from snapping backwards..
Flatland3D Fingerless Pro Protective E-Skate Gloves