Wednesday, September 1

Fall 2010 Firstgear Kilimanjaro Gloves Review

As part of the brand new Fall 2010 gear lineup, Firstgear released a series of gloves to complement their standout ADV Touring gear. Today, we'll take a look at the Firstgear Kilimanjaro Gloves and Firstgear Kilimanjaro Air Gloves. Vastly different in application, what the Kilimanjaro and Kilimanjaro Air share is extensive R&D and thoughtful design from a company who has through the years developed many US patents, utilized innovative technologies and put their products through the veritable ringer of testing before ever going public. They continue to do so today and these gloves are another example of exceptional engineering and design.

Here is our video review of the brand new for fall 2010 Firstgear Kilimanjaro Gloves:

The Kilimanjaro Glove boasts a 330D Cordura Gauntlet for durability with an integrated storm cuff that keeps the elements out of the glove. The Hipora waterproof breathable membrane ensures that no precipitation will get through to your hand while allowing perspiration to evaporate through, keeping you dry and comfortable. The palm sports a Pittards WR100X leather, a treated leather that is water/wind-resistant and breathable, but sacrifices nothing in the way of softness or suppleness. Injected TPU hard parts in the fingers provide additional protection while the left thumb's wiper blade provides the convenience of cleaning your face shield on the fly. Overall, the First Gear Kilimanjaro is a great cool/cold weather ADV touring option.

Consider these the little brother of the Kilimanjaro Gloves. Built for the summertime ADV touring rider, the First Gear Kilimanjaro Air Gloves are lightweight, built with a backhand construction of 320D mesh, and durable thanks to the leather palm with Clarino & foam reinforcements for resistance to wear and vibration-dampening. The liner is made with Bemberg fabric, a very soft and smooth silk-like fiber that creates a comfortable glove interior. It also has that great integrated wiper blade on the left thumb to quickly and easily clean your face shield, a feature we're seeing on a lot of the new Firstgear gloves. With exceptional features and functionality, these gloves are sure to be a huge hit for the rider seeking a lightweight summertime touring glove.

Stay tuned for more from the new Fall 2010 Firstgear lineup!

To see competitors of the cool/cold weather Kilimanjaro, visit our winter motorcycle gloves page.

To see what stacks against the Kilimanjaro Air, check out our summer motorcycle gloves section at



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