In looking for the perfect glove, I wanted the following:
Front and Back wrist splint
Full finger coverage
These gloves are the bomb! Totally tough, takes a ton of abuse and keeps on ticking. I’ve ridden mine hard for a couple years of mountain boarding and now a year of muni, all I’ve done in that time is restitch a couple places and add some rivets at the palms to retain the wrist splint better.
The only downside is that the full fingered gloves are really warm in the summer! So, I got myself some summer gloves:
These half gloves are equally awesome, not quite as bomber because they only have a wrist splint on the palm side, but they have a full wrap leather wrist strap, so plenty of glove for most riders. The glove palms are a bit more durable than the full gloves because they are leather versus the synthetic, same style splint, same breathable mesh, but on the back of the hand as well, so they stay cooler than their long fingered cousins.
These gloves have become the trademark riding wear for our informal group, my son and his best friend have one of each
Not to dis KH gear, but one of our riders took a digger in the park with KH gloves and hurt her wrist badly. She has since upgraded to a full splint Hillbilly glove and has fallen way harder and often, but no further injuries. Get the double splint full fingered glove for hard core trials/tech, but for general riding the half fingers are plenty!