If you already cringe at the price of most mountain bike gloves, turn away now. Kitsbow’s new All Mountain Gloves are not for you. As usual, Kitsbow’s take on gloves means a no compromise approach to fit, materials, and comfort. Unfortunately, that also means no compromises when it comes to price. The result is a pair of gloves that dreams are made from, but at a price that may be out of reach for most riders…
Taking inspiration from the classic leather drivers glove, the Kitsbow All Mountain glove would be a worthy accessory for any getaway driver – provided they are on a mountain bike. At the core of the glove is a Pittards leather palm that like any high quality glove will conform to your hand over time. Using a multi piece construction that is articulated for movement, the leather palm is also perforated for breathing and it includes a quilted leather palm guard.
Since no modern glove would be complete without smart phone capabilities, the index finger of the AM glove includes a conducted patch that is touchscreen compatible. On the other side of the glove you’ll find suede nose wipers, mesh back panels, Schoeller abrasion resistant panels, and stretch knit knuckles. Final details include minimal seams at the fingertips for improved feel, and mesh forchettes between each finger for improved ventilation. The knit cuffs include a Velcro closure, as well as a magnetic tab to keep the two gloves together when not in use.
Likely to be some of the best gloves you ever try on, the stumbling block will be the price which is set at $120 per pair. Due to the premium materials though, the AM Gloves should outlast your average glove making the purchase a little easier to justify. Just don’t leave them at the trailhead.