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Firstgear Kathmandu Gloves

The Firstgear Kathmandu Glove has all the features for which the serious tourer is looking. The waterproof Hipora liner keeps your hands dry while the carbon fiber knuckle protection keeps your hands safe. The adjustable neoprene cuff helps to seal out the elements, while the visor wipe on the thumb squeegees off what Mother Nature has thrown at you. Rider longer and in more comfort with the Firstgear Kathmandu Gloves.

Features:

  • Waterproof-breathable, Hipora membrane lining
  • Carbon fiber, hard-knuckle cap for additional protection
  • Neoprene wrist cuff and closure seals out wind and water
  • Visor squeegee on left thumb
4.4 / 5
Bang For The Buck
4.6 / 5
Protection & Durability
3.7 / 5
Features
4.3 / 5
Comfort
4.4 / 5
Style
3.9 / 5
Air Flow
3.6 / 5
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Firstgear Glove Sizing

Size Hand (in)
SM 6.5 - 7
MD 7.5 - 8
LG 8.5 - 9
XL 9.5 - 10
2XL 10 - 12

Sizing information is provided by the manufacturer and does not guarantee a perfect fit.

How To Measure

HC Hand Circumference Wrap a cloth measuring tape around your hand behind the knuckles, not including the thumb, keeping the tape snug. Measure both left and right hands and use the larger of the two measurements.
Product Style RevZilla Item # Manufacturer Product # Availability
Black / SM 907459 FTG.1407.01.M001 In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
Black / MD 907460 FTG.1407.01.M002 In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
Black / LG 907461 FTG.1407.01.M003 Out of Stock
Black / XL 907462 FTG.1407.01.M004 In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
Black / 2XL 907463 FTG.1407.01.M005 Out of Stock

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4.4 / 5.0
11 Reviews
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Bang For The Buck
4.6 / 5
Protection & Durability
3.7 / 5
Features
4.3 / 5
Comfort
4.4 / 5
Style
3.9 / 5
Air Flow
3.6 / 5
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5 / 5
Does the job
Got this to replace some older Firstgear gloves. I primarily used them in temps from 15-30 degrees and they were fine. The visor squeegee on the left thumb is a nice touch, and feel for the controls is good for a winter glove. Overall, I'm happy with these and they do exactly what I wanted.
February 10, 2014
Ride:
2013 Ducati 1199 Panigale
Bang For The Buck
5 / 5
So Comfy and Warm
Great gloves for the SF Bay Area where it gets cool but usually not cold. 30 degrees is like a Polar Vortex for us. Easy to put on, reasonably good control feel. I would not use them for spirited riding (too loose). They make it a joy to ride around in our crisp cool winters and are also 100% waterproof. Love the brand, been wearing it for 25 years, love this particular product. Five Stars.
January 13, 2014
Bang For The Buck
5 / 5
Protection & Durability
5 / 5
Features
5 / 5
Comfort
5 / 5
Style
5 / 5
Air Flow
4 / 5
Very good glove.
Very good glove. Hard to get my pinkie finger in its spot the first two times I used the gloves. After that works fine.
May 25, 2015
Bang For The Buck
5 / 5
Protection & Durability
4 / 5
Features
4 / 5
Comfort
5 / 5
Style
4 / 5
Fit
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Air Flow
3 / 5
Good glove for the price
I wanted 3 season glove that had decent protection. This glove seems to have everything I was looking for. They have some light weight lining. As long as I'm riding in temperatures above 45 seem ok. I ordered the medium glove, I'm 5'8 165lbs, they were slightly tight but I figure like most leather the will stretch and fit perfect.
March 15, 2016
Ride:
2004 Honda VT1100C Shadow Spirit
Bang For The Buck
5 / 5
Protection & Durability
4 / 5
Features
4 / 5
Comfort
5 / 5
Style
4 / 5
Fit
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True
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Air Flow
3 / 5
Great overall glove for cool (not cold) weather and warmer
I am on my second pair of these, mostly due to the comfortable fit and relative durability of this glove. I find they run just little big, but not enough so to order a size down from what you would regularly wear. I have worn these glove down to 40 deg F with heated grips and been very comfortable. When the grips quit working though, that same temperature was just too cold, and after 30 mins or so my fingers started to ache a bit. I have also ridden with them up to about 75 deg F comfortably without my hands getting sweaty at stoplights due to the breathability of material.

The knuckle protection is good and the closure on the wrist is secure. I have worn them both over and inside my jacket cuff and they work well both ways. The wrist closure did not stretch out and become useless after wearing them over the cuffs either. They are not waterproof, and I wouldn't even call them water resistant. The liner is soft and though a little loose inside the glove, it does not impede motion or feel when riding. The thumb squeegee is not particularly noticeable, but it works well.

Over all, this is a good glove for the money, and it is one of my favorites to wear most of the year. A hot finger version would make it the perfect glove for me!
May 3, 2015
Ride:
2011 Suzuki DL650 V-Strom
Bang For The Buck
5 / 5
Protection & Durability
4 / 5
Features
5 / 5
Comfort
4 / 5
Style
4 / 5
Fit
Small
True
Large
Air Flow
4 / 5
Versatile
My favorite feature of these gloves is the ability for the wrist area to fit under my jacket cuff or over depending on the temperature. They run a little large I think, but they are very comfortable.
March 9, 2015
Ride:
1984 Honda VF1100S V65 Sabre
Bang For The Buck
4 / 5
Protection & Durability
4 / 5
Features
5 / 5
Comfort
5 / 5
Style
4 / 5
Air Flow
4 / 5
Decent Gloves at this Price
For the money these gloves are just as good as any other. The best part about this glove is the thumb squeegee, that's what kind of set it apart for me. But your hands are going to get numb in sub 35 degree Fahrenheit weather on a prolonged ride. I wore a generic pair of Wilsons Leather... leather gloves under these and although a drop in dexterity, I was able to ride 45 minutes in sub 30 degree with out feeling tingle. But if your gonna ride in bone cold weather like that, spend money on some gloves with warmers.. or buy extra warmers or what not. With out warmers any glove especially at this price point wont cut it.
January 19, 2015
Ride:
2012 Suzuki GSX-R1000
Bang For The Buck
5 / 5
Protection & Durability
2 / 5
Features
5 / 5
Comfort
3 / 5
Style
3 / 5
Air Flow
1 / 5
Good budget glove for 40 deg riding. Love the wiper!
This glove has been my winter/rain/summer glove. It's really warm in the summer, which is pretty obvious considering what it's meant for. I just sweat it out and enjoy the fact that it's also waterproof. It is no kidding water proof in my experience.

Now, what you really want to know.... how cold can I ride with this glove? I ride in western New York state and it was COLD! this winter. Even "spring" was COLD. I found in 30-40 degree weather with no heaters I could ride about 20-30 minutes (which would get me to work) before I wondered what I was doing out in the cold. Some days I would get to work with cold hands and be okay. Some days I would wonder what I was thinking riding that cold. It really depended on my boy heat going out the door that day... point is, your time is limited with this glove unheated at that temp. Above 40 this glove did pretty well. Anything above about 45-50 and this glove was pretty solid on keeping my hands warm. Below 30 degrees it was a matter of time before my hands were cold and numb and I was speeding to get home from my 25 min commute.

I've been caught in some deluges of rain with these gloves and they were rock-solid in keeping my hands comfy and dry.

One nice feature is the wiper built into the left thumb. Nice when you are trying to get water buildup off your visor. Sometimes though just using the whole glove to wipe off the bugs/rain worked almost as well. Using the wiper on bugs just smears them all over.

I've had these for almost a year now and the fingers are starting to fray a little, which concerns me.

Good glove for the price. I think next winter heated gear/grips are in my future though.
June 27, 2015
Purchased
over 2 years ago
Ride:
2013 Honda CB500X
Bang For The Buck
4 / 5
Protection & Durability
2 / 5
Features
3 / 5
Comfort
5 / 5
Style
4 / 5
Fit
Small
True
Large
Air Flow
4 / 5
V good glove for the price
Very comfy glove as long as the liner doesn't pull out bc sometimes u can't get a finger or 2 back in w out a lot of fidgeting around. I have several pairs of riding gloves and these in my opinion not far off of some gloves twice their price. They r very comfy , look good and r good to temps as low as 40 degrees but under that my fingers get cold but what can u expect when u ride a st bike in 30 degree weather. A good all around glove and not to bulky so u can feel the hand controls and grips comfortably. I wear an xL in most gloves but I wear a 2xl in alpine stars if that helps anybody. They fit great w nothing poking my hand and I am very picky about that and is why I have so many riding gloves that I don't wear. The only issue I have w them is that the liner can test ur patience sometimes but not always. I would def still by them.
November 18, 2014
Ride:
2011 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-6R
Bang For The Buck
3 / 5
Protection & Durability
3 / 5
Features
3 / 5
Comfort
4 / 5
Style
3 / 5
Fit
Small
True
Large
Air Flow
4 / 5
Not bad just wasn't what I was looking for...
I bought these gloves prior to taking my MSF BRC in March 2015. I had virtually no motorcycle experience and was looking for an inexpensive glove that was warm, waterproof, and met the protection requirements for the class. If motorcycling wasn't for me, I wouldn't be out a lot of money and I could eBay the gloves. However, the bug bit and I have ridden about 2000 miles since I got my license in April. Since then I have been researching a lot of gear and came to the conclusion that I will be looking for a replacement for these gloves - most likely at a higher price point. The positives... the gloves are warm. I've ridden in the high 40's and my hands stayed comfortable. The waterproofing is decent. They are currently my rain gloves even though they are very warm for summer riding. The not so great... I measured my palm per the sizing guide and ordered the large as suggested. They fit me like a ski glove which is good for skiing but not so much for riding. I should have gotten medium but I had already taken my class by the time I realized this. The larger size does help with another issue I have with the gloves though. The inner portion of the glove is not attached very well to the shell of the glove. When you remove a wet/sweaty hand, the glove basically disembowels itself. It takes a lot of work to get everything resituated and your hand back in the glove, especially if your hand or the glove is still wet/sweaty. Lastly, the protection is not the greatest - an added soft pad on the palm, carbon fiber knuckle guards, and a too loose fit with a simple gauntlet velcro patch. I didn't know any better when I bought the gloves but, now that I know what to look for in a protective glove, I know that there are probably better options even at this price point.
August 11, 2015
Ride:
2012 Honda CBR250R ABS
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Why did you choose this?
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Good Price, Good look, and had solid reviews.
W A on Oct 22, 2016
These are great in Chicago weather. I use them fine from 30-70, after 70 I use another pair of summer gloves.
kyle c on Apr 21, 2016
Good Price, Good look, and had solid reviews.
W A on Oct 22, 2016
fantastic reviews, reasonable price.. I live in Seattle and while it doesnt foten rain heavily here it comes frequently so something that can get me through our 4 seasons was important.
scott m on Oct 3, 2016
These are great in Chicago weather. I use them fine from 30-70, after 70 I use another pair of summer gloves.
kyle c on Apr 21, 2016
Water proof, and warm
Pete R on Jan 14, 2016
Good Value. Gloves only made it one season though =(
Travis R on Dec 29, 2015
Great all weather glove. Not to bulky like other winter gloves. Great price.
William R on Dec 23, 2015
Nice gloves, fit perfectly and the price is right....
Michael J on Sep 8, 2015
Need to keep warm and dry. I ride in the winter and rain.
Travis A on May 18, 2015
Good quality and fit for the price
Justin W on Feb 16, 2015
It was in the price range that I wanted, and the reviews suggested good quality and features that I wanted.
Gary B on Nov 23, 2014
Good reviews on warmth and function
Lana S on Sep 4, 2014
Great price point and good review equals value.
James H on Mar 31, 2014
fantastic reviews, reasonable price.. I live in Seattle and while it doesnt foten rain heavily here it comes frequently so something that can get me through our 4 seasons was important.
scott m on Oct 3, 2016
Water proof, and warm
Pete R on Jan 14, 2016
Have they improved the waterproofness of these gloves? I had the previous generation and I really liked the gloves performance except waterproofness.they leaked pretty bad.
Michael R on Sep 29, 2014
BEST ANSWER: I've worn these in cold and rain. They protect well in the rain, but you need to make sure you secure your jacket over top of them. If not, the rain flows off your jacket into the cuff.