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Kitchel Lightweight Glove

The Kitchel Lightweight Glove provides maximum feel for the handlebar, but “fade away” once underway, with no binding, no hot spots, almost as if it weren’t there. The Kitchel inspires confidence and control. The close-fit wrist cuff provides security and keeps in place, but isn’t noticeable when you start to ride. Vent holes provide aeration; a flash of Kitsbleu marks these as Kitsbow gear.

Mechanix Wear tapped their huge expertise in professional work gloves to strike the balance we specified.
  • High quality synthetic with hypersensitive touch screen capability
  • Super light weight without sacrifices to durability
  • Traditional Kitsbleu accents
  • Comfortable and flexible neoprene wrist
  • Mesh fourchettes (the panels between the fingers) add airflow and ventilation while increasing flexibility
  • Stretch knit over knuckles
  • Designed with minimal seams in the fingertips for better sensitivity
  • Extra pad on outer palm for optimal comfort/confidence when you need it
  • Imported (Vietnam)



Our crew often rides hard and we are here for you when things go awry. If you crash and trash your Kitsbow, get in touch with us.

If it can be repaired, we'll do that for a reasonable charge. If it can't be repaired (if you were really ripping it), we'll figure out a way to get you back on your bike wearing Kitsbow anyway. Just get in touch. The same policy applies to typical wear and tear: we'll repair it for a reasonable charge (if it can be repaired) or get you back into Kitsbow some other way if it cannot be repaired.


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4.4 Based on 51 Reviews
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A Kitsbow Customer
Pasqual T.
United States United States
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Best gloves ever!

I've used a fair number of different gloves over the years-Dakine, Fox, Pearl Izumi, Endura to name a few. I could guarantee on wearing 3-4 pairs out a year. I bought 2 pairs of these gloves last year and they are still going strong with rides 2-3 times a week! The fit is great. They don't stretch out and feel loose and uncomfortable after 4-5 hours. I wear them year round-well until the temps drop below 20* here in NJ. They will absolutely be the last gloves that I ever buy. Unless, of course, Kitsbow makes something better. And their Icon flannels aren't bad either ;)

Grant G.
United States United States
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Super comfortable light weight gloves

I love how they feel when on and I’m riding, though the holes feel a bit tight when I put them on, but I have ridiculously wide hands

Jeff P.
United States United States
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Great Glove

These gloves are super well ventilated thanks to the light mesh on top. Does does make for some durability issues and these are my second pair as my first tore open from the occasional brush up with a bush. On the underside I actually find the Palm is over built in the gusset’d area and use a stitch ripper to remove this section as I prefer smooth and unpadded palms. I do like the Velcro free entry on these gloves and the cell phone touch capability. My most recent pair were definitely a little on the snug side so might recommend sizing up.

Tired o.
United States United States
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Expensive and fragile, impossible fit.

-These gloves tore open the first time that I used them. -Read reviews and they do run small, so I sized up. Good fit once on but no adjustment at the cuff so they're impossible to get on and off. -Can't use a phone with them on, so good luck getting them on and off for photos and navigating. -Padding is for MTB hand position, no good for gravel riding on the hoods or drops. Save yourself the trouble of the return and just go get a pair of mechanix at the hardware store if that's what you're after. $16 instead of $40 and you wont have to return them.

Kitsbow Kitchel Lightweight Glove Review
United States United States
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Having recently put my finger thru a pair of gloves from one of the big clothing manufacturers I thght I'd give Kitsbow a try as I appreciate their pivot to PPE. After a month riding them in mud, rain and heat I can say they are the BEST gloves I have used in 25+ years of mountain biking! Perfect amount of protection, padding and grip. Takes some effort to get them on but well worth it as I never think twice about them once I start riding!