Firstgear and the Kilimanjaro name have been synonymous with touring, sport touring and adventure touring riders for years. In 2011 First gear re-designed the Kilimanjaro jacket and released two new pairs of gloves to complement this benchmark of the industry jacket. With the KJ jacket and gloves, any rider can span all four seasons of riding, or extreme riding when combined with the Firstgear Warm-N-Safe heated liners.
The 2011 Kilimanjaro glove retails for $89.95 and is an all-new design. The KJ glove features a Waterproof/Breathable Hipora membrane, and a 330D Cordura gauntlet with an integrated storm cuff to keep out the elements. The palm is comprised of Pittards WR110X leather which is treated to be both water and wind resistant while remaining breathable. The Kilimanjaro glove is designed to be flexible and maintains excellent rider feel over the bike’s controls. Other features include TPU injected knuckle protection, a Velcro wristband closure and a wiper blade on the left thumb. This wiper is extremely convenient when encountering the elements. Do not overlook the 40 gram insulation, Bemberg cool lining, reflective safety piping and box construction with tapered fingers for a comfortable fit.
Also new for 2011 on the entire Firstgear glove line is a 2 year manufacturer’s warranty.
Moving on to the little brother of the Kilimanjaro glove, the Kilimanjaro Air retails for $69.95. This glove has most of the same construction features as its big brother, but in a vented, non-waterproof version with a Clarino palm. This glove is designed for spring and summer riding when you have the liner removed and all the vents open on your Kilimanjaro jacket.
With both of these gloves in your arsenal of touring weapons, you can wear your Kilimanjaro jacket year round and rotate the Kilimanjaro glove and Kilimanjaro Air glove according to weather.