A hand stitched, natural leather cycling glove which will mould you to your hand.
The all new Liberté glove embraces both traditional imagery, contemporary design and natural leathers.
There are times when we look to technology for solutions. Regardless of how many glove designs we tried, we kept returning to an all leather glove for long term comfort and protection. Dual thickness leathers, tapered wrist and naturally vented.
Just two rides and these will match your body, as the natural materials take the form of your hand. The gloves are breathable and the goatskin (more subtle than cowhide) wicks sweat extremely effectively. Good mitts are worth their weight in gold and we have worked hard to offer a premium, hand-made, all leather mitt, at the price of a synthetic glove.
These are FULLY hand cut and sewn so will have small differences (character) from something robot made. The palm is lightly padded by adding an extra layer of leather and have perforations on the fingers and knuckle holes to assist with ventilation. The gloves are naturally, dyed dark Green leather. Goatskin is often referred to as nature’s strongest leather. It has very high tensile-strength and abrasion-resistant properties, but has excellent softness and is lightweight.
The leather will bond and stretch to your hand after a few rides, so should feel tight and snug around the fingers when first put on. Once matched they will be your new favourite thing.
A good track mitt is removed by pulling off inside out.
OUR SUSTAINABILITY PROMISE
All the leather used by galibier for its gloves is a by-product of the food, wool and dairy industries and a completely renewable resource.
Colin Whelan (verified owner) –
I got these a couple of weeks ago, and worn them about 6 times.
First time out was warm, so with my sweaty constitution I ended up looking like the hulk, lol, however this washed away quite easily. I should say this incarnation is green, not navy or black.
The protection afforded to my hands has been hugely noticeable, I’ve had a sore pad on my palm for years, but within this last couple of weeks, the pain has subsided immensely.
I have very skinny wrists, so could probably have done with a tighter fit there, but the rest “fits like a glove” (sorry for the bad pun)
As always, thanks team Galibier, another great product.
Peter Hamilton (verified owner) –
Very comfortable leather gloves. Like other reviewers have said, they do stretch a little bit, so size down. Only downside I have experienced is that some of the black dye bleeds from the leather after a long sweaty ride in the sun. Otherwise these are awesome.
Tony Talbot (verified owner) –
I do not know how Galibier do it. Another absolute triumph with these gloves. Amazing fit,and so comfortable, putting similar and significantly more expensive gloves to shame. Fit, aesthetics, padding and price exceptional. Only discovered these guys 18 months ago but am totally sold on the company. Rode 70km first time out and what a pleasure to wear. Chapeau Galibier.
Laurence O’Neill (verified owner) –
Have a bit of a thing about white palm gloves as my bar tape is white & they are really hard to find. Prefer leather gloves as well so when I got one of the pre-order discount emails I jumped on these without a second delay & have not regretted it.
Really good fit & as everyone says extremely comfortable. Only downside & it’s also a bit funny is if they get wet in the rain .. in rains in Northern Ireland!! the dye comes off on your hands so you have this inky black look to your hands for a day or so but it does not detract from function at all. Will certainly be buying another pair.
john mills (verified owner) –
Size chat s spot on 🙂
Initial feel is a little stiff, but after the first 5 miles absolutely perfect.
I haven’t had a pair of mitts this comfy since my racing days in the 80’s so
thank you Galibier 🙂
Derek Adams (verified owner) –
Ridiculously goid value! Have been wearing every day on rides of 4+ hours and they’ve been so comfortable: soft and beautifully shaped. They look absolutely primo too. Would agree with advice to choose a size down if you like a nice snug fit.
Kristian (verified owner) –
Really nice leather gloves with nice leather smell. Stylish in my opinion. Thought they might be sweaty, but that’s not the case. Fit snugly. Can be a pain to get them off your hands. That are very grippy.
Got these 12 months ago, wear all weathers and extremely comfortable, highly recommend. Great quality. My number one go to company for cycle bits
Great hand made product, at great price. Fit well true to sizing in description, and look special. Had to replace first pair as there was problem with stitching on velcro cuff – super fast turn around, thank you!
Patrick (verified owner) –
Great mits. Great feel and comfort. Size guide was accurate. These needed very little breaking in and, as others have said, once you are wearing then you hardly notice them. A really well designed product
David (verified owner) –
I bought these because I am a Gino Bartali fan…along with a white leather pair. They are my glove of choice for general riding. While many of us old enoguh are happy to foget the older real chamois padding and atrocious materials, leather mitts, or these Galibier ones prove there were some things they got right back then. I have relegated my many synthetic mitts to the back of the pile, perhaps i need a pair of Galibier winter gloves….but we only every get perhaps two weeks of cold weather here ever.
Gary Johnson (verified owner) –
Ordered on Monday, arrived on Wednesday and wore the same evening! The gloves are a lot more comfortable than you might expect them to be. I normally buy XL so did for these too, but would probably size down to a Large if I buy another pair (which is more than possible).
Great product and service does not disappoint either, I can’t find enough good things to say about Galibier, this is the 4th time I’ve bought from them and it won’t be the last, very, very well designed and made products.
Steve (verified owner) –
Purchased these a few months ago now and have worn them on numerous occasions.
They fit well, are comfortable and stand out from the crowd. Which has attracted favourable comments.
Great price and great quality.
Ian (verified owner) –
worn first time on 55 mile ride. Forgot I was wearing gloves they were that comfortable, have adapted to the shape of my hands after one ride. Medium is my size and these in medium are a good fit. Another quality item at a great price from Galibier. Why buy anywhere else.
Jane (verified owner) –
Beautiful leather and well made. Cut for square hands, I got small (I got large in winter gloves and they are tight). Roomy around knuckle but a bit short in the cuff.
Only took one ride to break in and feel lovely. Would advise to size down from usual glove size as they will stretch. Don’t know how you do it for £22. Stitching not exact (I know you did say hand made) so a good 4 stars.
Harry Brodie –
Thanks for the quick size swap Galibier. My bad for not using the size chart. Love the quality and feel. Italy here I come!