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The Ultimate MTB Glove? Kitsbow Introduces Their Mens All Mountain Glove

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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…

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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.

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LOLWUT
LOLWUT
7 years ago

Yeah… MTB gloves should be dirt cheap and as minimal as possible. 661 Raji being best example.

If they are not trashed or stink within a season you’re not riding enough.

Unless these are made out of some next level Nasa/fat Elvis suit space age jibber jabber they are going to get smelly and trashed just as fast as cheap gloves.

SamSkjord
7 years ago

Ugh, leather? How about no.

satisFACTORYrider
satisFACTORYrider
7 years ago

As long as it gives me manual powers like their boy JKW….sold!

satisFACTORYrider
satisFACTORYrider
7 years ago

It’s like saying enves are too expensive. Go home if you’re that poor….I’m ridin back home now. Gloveless.

InternetA**hole
InternetA**hole
7 years ago

I feel like people who degrade leather for riding bikes are the same poor souls who would claim that a synthetic glove is better for horseback riding than anything else. Wanna know what? As someone who does both, I’ve been WAITING for what feels like forever for the MTB industry to embrace the awesomeness of perforated leather for bike. With HESTRA and now Kitsbow entering the bike glove show, I think it might finally be that moment… And mark my words, it’s going to be awesome.

(PS: a good leather glove will also double as a trail building glove and only get better with time. Hell yeah)

Joe
Joe
7 years ago

$120 isn’t that bad. I assumed it was going to be worse.

a
a
7 years ago

These look good, albeit of course the price is crazy.

Checkout the PIG gloves if you want expensive gloves of similar kind minus the leather. 36 USD (still expensive for gloves!)

Veganpotter
Veganpotter
7 years ago

As a vegan, I’m obviously not into leather gloves. That said, these need to be thin to still be supple. That means they’re gonna stretch as all leather does but only more so since they’re thin. My guess…$120 gloves that last half as long as $30 synthetic gloves

ShredKC
ShredKC
7 years ago

I was seriously expecting $300.00. I’m going to try a pair

Justin
7 years ago

Since the Hirzl Grippr is the best glove I have used to date, I can definitely see a premium leather glove like these being worth a look. Must get my hands on/in a pair.

RED
RED
7 years ago

Call me when they are $120 for each hand…

Bevis
Bevis
7 years ago

@joe. I agree. I expected them to be more

Keoni
Keoni
7 years ago

Not good. You don’t ever want to put perforations in the palm of a leather glove. They will stretch and blow out. Too bad Kitsbow is going to get a LOT of returns!!!

Crushin-it
Crushin-it
7 years ago

Beautiful gloves! But yah, given that I’ve regularly bought a pair of gloves only to crash and shred them, 120 bucks is a bit ridiculous.

Also- What’s with all this stupid “touch sensitivity” crap integrated into the fingertips of gloves??? Every single pair of MTB gloves I’ve ever owned works just fine and quite accurately with my Iphone once you get just the tiniest amount of sweat or moisture in them.

Blacky
Blacky
7 years ago

Tried giro monaco LF with perforated pittards leather. Didnt lasted long :/ till the leather ripped apart. If you ride often or crashing frequently dont go for leather.

bc
bc
7 years ago

If you like these gloves, but can’t afford them, or just want to try a leather riding glove, I’d recommend the Giro Rivet II, which has a leather palm, but a simpler overall constructions – and only $30 pricetag, accordingly.
http://www.giro.com/us_en/products/men/gloves/dirt/rivet-ii-24679.html
I “wash” my leather gloves with saddle soap, to remove built up sweat, without drying out the leather.
http://www.kiwicampdry.com/saddle-soap.aspx
Also, remember that all these gloves will dye your hands black haha

Matt
Matt
7 years ago

I’ll buy a pair for sure.

jm
jm
7 years ago

yeas the Hirzl Grippr is da best

WV Cycling
WV Cycling
7 years ago

PIG Gloves are nice.

I ride down to my local range with them on my hands, and love them on bike, or with pew pew pew’s.

satisFACTORYrider
satisFACTORYrider
7 years ago

Been using my work gloves I wear when doin trail work. After quick repairs or maintenance you want to go ride or guinea a new section you’ve worked on, i really don’t bring 2 diff pairs of gloves. Some nicer fitting kobalts at Home Depot or the like work great and are hard wearing. Latest pair has seen a full season of digging and riding and zero signs of complaining. I don’t get enduro fashion props in the parking lot though

AngryBikeWrench
7 years ago

If you put big, raised seams, Velcro, closures, etc. on the inside of the wrist, right where I’m going to be wiping my nose and forehead, you’ve not designed the ultimate glove, no matter what you make it from.

Reformed Roadie
Reformed Roadie
7 years ago

@InternetA**hole …if you’re using your $120 gloves for double duty, building trails, (deleted).

Giro DNDs…buy a stack of them on clearance, rotate them. Done.

MM
MM
7 years ago

So, calling these ‘reviews’ out for the ads they are gets the comment deleted? OK

Kristi Benedict
Admin
7 years ago
Reply to  MM

MM, this is not a “review” or it would have said so in the title of the article. This is also not an ad. You can email me if you would like to discuss this further.

'Merika
'Merika
7 years ago

I bet most of the cheapskates here drive to the trailhead with a rigid Nishiki singlespeed (“Gotta keep it real, braaaah!”) in a 2016 BMW M5.

Yea, whatever, DB.

muf
muf
7 years ago

PIG gloves are the best full fingered, light gloves ive used so far as well. and yeah, under 40 bucks

kevin
kevin
7 years ago

The aforementioned Hirzl gloves are great fitting and riding but I can’t get a pair to last very long. I’ve had two pair where the seems came apart and neither was due to crashing; just normal wear and tear.

They did replace the 1st pair free of charge; I gave up and didn’t ask for a replacement for the 2nd pair.

feldy
feldy
7 years ago

For $120, does it come with a (deleted)? <-there, made it easy on the moderators

Tony
Tony
7 years ago

It”s interesting; Kitsbow is being pretty tight-lipped about where these are made. I bet you they are made in China, which is fine I guess, but seems to throw the high price in to doubt. For that kind of price I’d expect better.

Jose
Jose
7 years ago

See if they outlast a pair of Mechanics gloves. I would bet $120 they don’t.

myke
myke
7 years ago

i hope there is a cheaper non-leather option in the works. i personally am not a fan of the feel of leather

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