Our HiLine Leather Glove uses the best leather Mechanix could find for riding bikes. With Mechanix's experience in making all types of gloves, they knew just what to do when we wanted to make a more durable, still supple riding glove.
With a fashion form-fitting wrist strap to firmly place the glove on the hand, and a durable protection pad on the palm, the leather we used for this glove will form to your hand over time.
I was skeptical about giving Kitsbow's Mechanix leather glove a try after having the previous version 'crock', which is what Kitsbow's Customer Service said caused my blue hands... When I asked their Customer Service about this new glove, they said they couldn't guarantee no crocking (something about pH of skin?) but they received the best test results they could have hoped for when testing these new gloves for crocking. As the title says, "no dye bleed"! My hands were not blue! And the leather somehow seemed softer. Which is crazy, because I thought the other leather was pretty soft. Kitsbow also updated the palm pad on these gloves, with a more ergonomic shape. They also eliminated the thread from the palm pad (not sure why it was there in the first place?) which has gotten rid of some of the stray threads that would dangle out by the palm pad. It looks like they color matched their Kitsbow to the rest of the blue on the glove, too! Way to go! I'm not sure if there were any other significant changes (I think the thread color is slightly different on the palm pad?) but these gloves definitely feel like an improvement over the previous version. 5/5 Kitsbow! Keep it up!