Klim Caldera Gloves
I would buy them again.
Compared to the other heavy weight gloves I had, there is no comparison. The quality of the build, features and fit are just so far beyond. But, of course, I would expect that for the $$ these things cost and from KLIM. Comfortable for about an hour down to 30 degrees or so, no problem at all below that or longer with heated grips. Thumbs eventually get cold but I expected that. They broke in quickly and comfortably. For such a heavy/warm glove they are amazingly comfortable and do not hinder movement while retaining good tactile feel.
April 7, 2015
Nice gloves, underwhelming performance
I bought these to wear on a long trip down most of the west coast and Pacific Crest.
I went through a couple of downpours and these did not hold up - a little rain was fine, but more than that and they got soaked. Not sure about the goretex claim here. Weird thing is, all my other goretex stuff is absolutely waterproof.
Worse than that, these are *not* winter gloves. Even in 40-50F, your fingers will get cold quickly without heated grips. Very disappointing. I'll need another pair next winter.
If these were cheap, I'd say 'fair enough'. At this price, not acceptable. My fault though. In my conversations with Revzilla staff about gloves, I'm the one who brought them up!
March 31, 2015
Very Nice Gloves but Expensive
I was very impressed with the klim badlands jacket and pants and was looking for a new cold weather glove that were water proof so I picked these up. They are warm but I don't see temps much below the low 40's and I have only ridden in light rain. They are great gloves so far but they are expensive.
March 20, 2015
This is about the coolest glove ever made. Definitely have to be broken in. The only issue I had was sizing. The thumb is pretty loose but the fingers are too stubby. I'm hoping that with breaking them in, the fit improves. Probably should have bought an XL vs. L but I ripped all of the tags off before coming to this conclusion!
November 3, 2014
Bits and pieces over extended term
I bought these gloves at the start of fall season last year (2013) and waiting around until now, the end of spring to write the review. I ride all year around and I will have to agree that these are over-hyped.
Initially, the break-in period can last a few weeks of every day riding. My size fit perfectly and few months in I was even able to wear an additional glove base layer underneath, although a bit tight.
They seem like they are well built, quality stitching, panelling, leather, etc. Around late February, the wrist cinch strap velcro has started to come off and unfortunately it's not almost completely off. They seemed to have only used one line of stitching to hold the velcro down and unfortunately the constant pulling on/off has done its duty to break the velcro fibers off.
I have fear these would only last one season of every day riding for anyone. In addition to above, if you have been riding in a downpour for a few hundred miles, these will eventually get soggy and when they do, it will take at least a day to dry them off making them a bit stiff. Moreover, I would not ride in these for long, especially in temps below 45. Hands will get sweaty and then cold.
May 12, 2014
Great tech, mediocre performance
I bought this glove for cold weather riding. For me in Vermont that means mid 20's to upper 40's. My bike is equipped with heated grips and hand guards. Winter was slow in leaving but I have now put about 1500 miles on these gloves in temps from the mid 30's to the 50's and in some light rain. The gloves fit well. They are a little thick as expected for a cold weather glove. I wore them driving my car to start breaking them in. Finger movements are sluggish and the thumb is stiff, even with the accordion pleats. I am thinking this will improve with age/use. Are they Warm?? Below 40, my fingers we chilling in minutes. Once my heated grips caught up, things were more comfortable, without them, I don't think my fingers would have been happy. I am looking forward to seeing how they perform in a heavy, cold down pour. While not nearly as warm as I had expected, my hands do feel safe. Also for a winter glove the gauntlets are too narrow. They just barely fit over my Klim Latitude Jacket with a Rapid Fire liner and long sleeve poly pro shirt underneath. the technology is nice, but they don't really perform. Not worth the price.
April 28, 2014
Very nice gloves!
I really like my gloves. Haven't used them in the rain yet so do don't how waterproof they will be. They fit very small. I used Klim's size chart which put me in the medium size. But when they arrived I couldn't get my hands in either glove. Thankfully Revzilla exchanged them for size Large at no cost except postage. I think these gloves are going to work very well for the colder temps we ride in Alaska.
April 23, 2014
These gloves are great. A little stiff at first, but the level of protection from the elements is second to none.
March 10, 2014