HiLine Leather Glove
That’s why we partnered with the glove experts at Mechanix on our HiLine Leather Glove: the supple leather on the palm and fingers allow feel and control; and the low-profile, ergonomic palm pad inspires confidence all the way down.
- Mechanix goat leather chosen for optimal comfort and durability
- Reinforced strength fourchettes (the panels between the fingers) vent for added airflow
- Extra knuckle protection
- Velcro wrist for precise closure and breathability when open
- Unmatched touch screen compatibility
- Low-profile pad on palm for optimal comfort and confidence
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I was excited when these gloves came into stock again. I often use the lightweight glove but needed something a bit more protective for some of my mountain biking. The gloves fit well except for the thumb which I thought was just me but I see other users have found to be an issue too. The thumb cut is a bit short for my hand in size large meaning that all the other fingers fit well. The material on the back of the thumb is robust and not that elastic. If I keep my thumbnails cut very short the glove works moderately well but I still get some "thumb jam". I love the Kitsbow quality so I'm waiting for the glove to stretch out. I have about a dozen rides in so hopefully this will happen as my hands get sweatier this summer!
Nice gloves. Comfortable and grippy for rides. I measured my hands using the sizing guide and ordered the corresponding size. The fit started snug and was spot on for my fingers, but the thumbs felt too short and tight when gripping the handlebars--so tight my thumb tips were getting a bit numb. They stretched out over three rides and fit now. It would be helpful to have regular glove sizing (i.e. 10, 11) indicated with the sizing guide (S, M, L, etc) since I know my typical glove size and would have ordered based on that. My review of fit is based on the sizing guide Kitsbow gave. Had I order my normal numeric glove size, I think they would have been spot on.
I fist ordered this glove in a medium and it was a bit big. The exchange was fast and easy, and the size small fits perfectly. I’ve ridden with these gloves once on a 50F degree day and was very comfortable. The minimal padding is just right and the seams inside the glove are barely noticeable. Overall, just a really well made and comfortable glove. One note on the sizing that is not mentioned on the website is that a size medium is a 9 and size small is an 8. I typically wear an 8 in gloves, so this was accurate.
I own original pair of leather Kitsbow gloves and was super excited to try out the High Line Leather Glove. You may remember that the first version received rave reviews despite their hefty ~$90 price tag. I loved mine and road them in from 50 to 100 degrees for several seasons (and they are still going strong). There's nothing like a real leather glove and the High Line Glove does not disappoint. I read a number of reviews and after watching the Kitsbow video on Instagram for the release of the new Lightweight Kitchel, I decided to size down to Medium (even though I measure on the lower end of Large). I am glad I did because the fit is PERFECT. I am surprised by some of the reviews that mention odd finger lengths...that was not my experience at all. The quality of these gloves makes them a bargain. most companies will sell you glove with stretchy material on top, sewn to a lightly padded synthetic leather. They cost $30 and last 1/2-full season. They may cost twice the price but the High Line Glove is genuine leather, quality construction and oh so ergonomic. They will last 5 times longer, be more comfortable and perform so much better than those cheap synthetic leather cheap gloves. There are so many subtle design features that set these gloves apart from the run-of-the-mill gloves out there...the closure stays brilliantly out of the way, there is padding where you need it and not where you don't and they breathe but keep you warm. These are great up to 60 degree temps (or warmer) but, at some point, it gets warm enough that you will want the Kitchel Gloves. Another great product! Cheers Kitsbow!