Protobrand Race Line Gloves Review

In this article, we are taking a close look at the Race Line gloves from Protobrand.

Protobrand is a company created by Cesare Pacella who is an XC racer from Italy who has since moved to the UK. You can read more about Cesare in one of our earlier articles here.

Some of the products that Protobrand offer include, Top Caps, Frame Protection, Crank Protection, Apparel as well as MTB gloves which we are looking at today in this review.

The Protobrand Race Line Gloves

The Protobrand Race Line MTB gloves come in many colour options and are priced at £23.99. The gloves feature an elasticated wrist rather than a velcro strap to keep the gloves tight. They are made from a lightweight fabric and have a single layer Ammara palm with grippy pads on the fingertips.

Features

PROTOGLOVE RACE LINE FEATURES:

  • Single-layer Ammara palm
  • 3mm thick padded
  • Thumb panels
  • No Strap
 
GLOVE SIZEXSmallSmallMediumLargeExtra Large
PALM HEIGHT (IN)7-1/8″ – 7-3/8″7-3/8″ – 7-5/8″7-5/8″ – 7-7/8″7-7/8″ – 8-1/4″
PALM HEIGHT (CM)17.5 – 18cm18 – 18.7cm18.7 – 19.4cm19.4 – 20.1cm20. – 20.8cm

Review

The Protobrand Race Line gloves are lightweight, comfortable glove that fits nice and snuggly. I appreciate the lack of velcro strap, as velcro always gets snagged on clothing. The elastic on the wrist is stretchy enough to allow you to get the gloves on and off easily but still keeps the glove firmly in place.

The gloves offer plenty of grip when riding even in wet weather. Although the material is thin it is durable and is still going strong with a couple of months of riding.

The thumb features a panel of fabric that wraps around. This prevents friction rubbing from the bars making your thumb sore and is a nice addition to the gloves.

Another nice feature that Protobrand have considered with these gloves are the pads on the fingertips that let you use touch screens on mobile phones and sat-nav devices without requiring you to take your gloves off.

Overall the Protobrand Race Line gloves are a great quality MTB glove with lots of features. I would like to see some more designs from Protobrand though.

What do you think of the Race Line MTB gloves from Protobrand? What are your favourite MTB Gloves? Let us know in the comments section below.

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Will Brett-Atkin

Will Brett-Atkin

Will (@willbrettbikes) is one of the Co-Founders of One Track Mind Mag. He is an award-winning Digital Product Designer and has worked with some of the biggest brands in the world.When not behind a computer screen Will likes to be out in nature riding natural trails with friends. He also likes to dabble in a bit of Enduro racing and has had some great results racing in the UK

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