(M) size 148g
There are two ways to approach downhill riding. You can choose comfort over protection, or you can opt for truly protective equipment, so you avoid getting hurt. With the DH, FIVE speaks to those for whom downhill riding means being aware of the risks, with this glove offering an exceptional level of protection, one that is perhaps unprecedented in cycling gloves until now.
With its major experience at the highest levels of motocross and speed Grand Prix, FIVE has developed an ultra-protective glove that you’ll forget you’re wearing, to the delight of downhill fanatics who demand extreme riding precision, without sacrificing safety. What you notice first about the DH is its ventilated polyurethane shells, which are directly copied from our motorcycle gloves. When riding downhill, the outside of the hand is particularly exposed. Trees and rocks are some of the many elements that your hand can brush against. This is why we’ve placed full-grain leather on the outside of the hand, along with a wide Stretch Kevlar panel that includes a Soft PU protective shell. It’s all held together with Kevlar stitching, for superior tear resistance. The edge of the radius enjoys 2 mm gel padding placed within an Airprene band that measures 2 mm itself, ensuring excellent support for the wrist. The Soft TPR and Velcro tab allows for ultra-precise adjustment, and the pull-tab makes on-off a breeze. The palm of the DH, in AX Suede Cinco synthetic suede leather, features a silicone print offering ideal handlebar grip and suppleness worthy of the thinnest of gloves. The thumb covered in Terry Black MicroWipe fabric allows you to easily wipe off your brow after a rough descent. And finally, you can easily activate your GoPro using your smartphone, due to the conductive wire within the thumb and index fingers. The DH protects you without holding you back, from the first to the very last second of your descent.