If you’re off mountain biking, thats proper trails riding I mean and not just a casual ride in the park, I’d recommend you buy some cycling gloves. Obviously a helmet as well, but to be honest that should be a given. Its like me suggesting you buy a bicycle to go mountain biking.
Anyway, gloves, yes. My hands feel like I’ve been rubbing them against a cheese grater all afternoon. I shall be buying some gloves before I go mountain biking again.