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Klim Element Gloves

Utilizing the same feature-packed performance attributes of the Klim Element Long Glove, the Element Short Glove adds maximum mobility of a short glove style. 100% Waterproof GORE-TEX technology set this extended wrist-length glove apart from the competition.


  • Gore-Tex technology  
  • Unrestrictive short cuff length for under-jacket fit 
  • High-mobility armor pivot system 
  • High-impact, aggressive titanium knuckle protection with Poron XRD impact protection 
  • Ultra-abrasion resistant Pittards Armor-Tan ceramic reinforced leather palm construction 
  • Boxed finger construction with external seams 
  • Impact protected palm pad featuring Poron XRD impact protection 
  • Pisiform bone protection pad featuring Poron XRD impact protection 
  • Finger knuckle padding featuring Poron XRD impact protection 
  • Pre-curved shaping and construction 
  • Reflective accents on back of fingers and hand gauntlet 
  • Adjustable velcro wrist closure 
  • Goggle/lens/shield squeegee
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Klim Element Short Gloves 4.3 5 27 27
Good glove 45-65 degree range Solid glove overall. I'm happy with the fit. i bought these gloves for winter riding. I can tell you that below about 45 degrees even with heated grips that my hands will still feel the cold. Not frostbite like but not warm either. I'll try them next winter perhaps with an additional liner. Well made and your hands are well protected. March 10, 2015
These gloves are worth the money! Outstanding! Fit: I ordered the XL size and they fit perfectly. I normally wear an XL glove. These are some seriously impressive gloves! I find them quite warm riding in 30s and 40s. Not sure what they will be like in warm/hot weather but I have other gloves for such temps if needed. These things are feature packed (super protective knuckles, Poron padding at the right places, goggle cleaning squeegee built in, etc.) and are very rugged, very comfortable,very well made, very well engineered, they look awesome, and they give me confidence of good protection that I hopefully will never need. I did a lot of research and read many reviews before I bought these gloves and while some have had problems figuring out what size worked for them, I guess I got lucky and my first try fit perfect. They appear to be true to size. I have no problems putting them on or taking them off either. I just love these gloves!!! March 9, 2015
Awesome glove but my hands are still freezing. This is an awesome glove. I wish they were a little warmer. All fingers fit great except the thumb is really long. In the riding position you dont notice the thumb length. Overall great protection and looks awesome. Riding in 40' degree weather they are not warm. I will need to run liners with them to warm them up. March 2, 2015
Good glove, but NOT for winter riding I ride all-year-round in Florida, and although it is the Sunshine State, is does get a bit chilly here. I was looking for a good pair of winter gloves since my current leathers only keep my hands warm above 50 F. I have an hour-long commute to work, which makes a big difference; if I was only riding 20 minutes across town, my current gloves would be tolerable, as would these Klims. Any more time, however, and the Klims fall short. These gloves were marketed as winter gloves, but they were not much more effective than my current gloves. I rode with them in temperatures ranging from 35 F in the morning to 70 F in the afternoon sun, an hour each time. 65-70 F is about the highest I would want to ride with them...any warmer and I feel like my hands would start sweating. Airflow isn't good enough to properly cool hands in warm temps, but is too good to block out the cold winds. Below 45 F and their 'winter' capabilities disappear - my hands were just as cold as in my current gloves. I own a pair of pseudo-liners (not proper thinsulate or similar quality liners, but they do a little to retain heat), and they made no difference...still cold. However, in the 45-70 F range, they were pretty good. Good mobility, solid protection, looked cool, and the wrist cuff is soft and comfy. Also, the visor moisture wiper on the left index finger is really neat...good for wiping away moisture from fog (didn't encounter any rain, but I don't doubt they're highly water-resistant). Overall, they're okay gloves. Well-made, good features, good, comfy fit, probably better in the rain. BUT their useful range is too narrow, and they are definitely NOT winter gloves. If you ride in the cold, get a different pair. February 14, 2015
expensive but woth it. Gloves fit great. Finish is top notch. Love these gloves. February 13, 2015
Klim Element Since I was very happy with the Klim jacket and pants I have, I thought I'd give their gloves a try. I originally ordered a 2XL, but had to send them back for a 3XL. The 2XL fit snug, but a little too for what I like. I do normally go between an 2XL and 3XL so these gloves aren't that far off on fit. The glove is really comfortable, haven't used it at all in wet weather, but they work very well in the 40-50 deg F, range. Overall I'm satisfied with the gloves. February 9, 2015
Great Gloves Bought them as a gift for my husband. He is 6'4" and has large hands, but the XL fit perfectly — maybe a little tight, but he thinks they will stretch out and become perfect. He is very excited about trying them out once the snow melts in the midwest! January 9, 2015
Fits like a glove! These gloves looks amazing, fit true to size, offer a lot of protection, waterproof, and slide perfectly under the cuff of my jacket (misano) to not allow any air to get in. I'm very happy with my purchase and it's a lot of glove for the price! I was a little worried about them being too bulky, which I had read a few reviews about, but they're really not at all. I think they fit and function perfectly for a light winter glove (+40F range). January 5, 2015
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Klim Element Short Gloves
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RevZilla Store asked: Why did you choose this?
Kevin B: Needed a new gortex glove and I trust Klim quality. Mar 25, 2015
John H: love Klim and need short waterproof glove. Mar 23, 2015
Laura B: Short cuff and the Goretex Dec 23, 2014
Miguel D: style and protection and bang for the buck. These babies look sweet with that titanium injected knuckle! this is a definite bang for the buck glove! Many features for what you're paying for! Dec 2, 2014
Mark V: I've been looking for a short glove for dual sport riding for a long time. Nov 9, 2014
Andy E: The review. Nov 4, 2014
A s: Love Klim products and needed Gore Tex gloves Nov 4, 2014
Lisa S: Styling and protection as well as quality of the product Oct 24, 2014
David H: Looking for a 3 season glove that will protect me from the wet. This glove appears to be built for quality, protection features as well.

I figure I can spend a bit more in hopes that my hands will come out from a crash without injury is less expensive compared to hospital bills.
Oct 14, 2014
Scott S: Brand quality and I wanted a short warmer glove Oct 12, 2014
EnReVe: I want to save my hands should I fall! Sep 7, 2014
Alejandro L: Because is the best option for my Aug 22, 2014
Sergio K: Nice and protective glove. Well made and the fact that it is guaranteed to keep my hands dry, there was just no second guessing the choice. Jul 23, 2014
Eric P: To protect my booger hooks. May 20, 2014
Edward C: Gore Tex gloves keep my hands warm and dry May 12, 2014
Dave P: Like Klim these are great Apr 9, 2014
dustin m: Appears to be a quality waterproof glove with good protection. Mar 25, 2014
david r: great low temp gloves! Nov 22, 2013
A shopper asked: Trying to decide between this and the long cuff version. I'm looking for a spring/fall glove for Colorado riding and the element glove seems to fit the bill. I'll be wearing a Klim latitude misano jacket and I am a little worried about airflow up the cuff, but even this short cuff seems to ride well over the wrist, so it seems like this would be warm enough and tuck well into the jacket cuff. $$ is tight so I'm trying to save where I can, hence the short vs long cuff. Anyone have any thoughts on this? Thanks! Feb 28, 2014
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Rudy K: I live in Saint Albert, Alberta Canada ... I own the Klim Element glove (& wear it with my Badlands Pro Jacket & Pants) ... and have used it extensively on road trips last (2013) summer - (Yamaha Super Tenere) through many states and many weather conditions - Montana, Idaho, Wyoming, Colorado, New Mexico, Utah, Arizona, Nevada, California, Oregon, Washington, British Columbia, Queen Charlotte Islands, Yukon, & Alaska. As far as the glove is concerned it performed admirably and fit very comfortably. I did not regret choosing the short version of the Klim Element glove. Recognizing it is a pretty "beefy" glove I liked the way the shorter version was easier to get on & off ... and no issues with airflow under or around the cuff. I love the fact that it is water proof and "breathes" all the while knowing that it will provide solid protection if needed. To be clear though In extreme hot riding weather I do switch to an alternate glove .... my Klim Inversion Pro's ... the glove I use as a backup.
Hope that helps. :)
Mar 1, 2014
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Ryan S: I have the Klim overland jacket and the short cuff glove. I would recommend getting the long cuff as the jacket and glove Velcro is in the same spot. This makes it very difficult to adjust either. If the long cuff actually fits over the jacket it would be a lot better. Secondly, I feel like the element glove is very thick and therefore has less tactile feel with the hand controls. I know they are gortex but my hand still sweats in them at any temp above 60. Hope this helped. Feb 28, 2014
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David A: The wrist on the short gloves is maybe an inch and a half long and has a little bit of padding to it but not much.

If you can cinch your jacket cuffs down pretty tight you can stop airflow up the sleeve, but it's easy to not get them tight enough and have a bit of a leak. It seems like the gauntlet version wouldn't have this problem.
Feb 28, 2014
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David P: Thanks guys - that's helpful. I think I'll spring for the gauntlet version. Mar 1, 2014
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A shopper asked: Hey so I was wondering if anyone has taken a spill with these gloves and if so how did they hold up? Jan 20, 2014
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John K: went down on a dirt road, broken shoulder in five place and muscle + tendon damage, the gloves have hardly a mark on them. Good gloves Jan 20, 2014
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We highly recommend finding a cloth tape measure and taking the time to take these measurements.  Klim sizes will not necessarily correlate with fitment in other brands.

Klim Men's Glove Sizing:

Size Palm Circumference  (in) Palm Circumference (cm)
XS 7 18
SM 7.5 - 8 19 - 21
MD 8.5 - 9  21 - 23
LG 9 - 9.5 23 - 25
XL 10 - 10.5 25 - 27
2XL 10.5 - 11.5 27 - 29
3XL 11.5 - 12 29 - 31

Sizing information is provided by the manufacturer and does not guarantee a perfect fit.

Click here to see the full Klim Size Chart
Product Style RevZilla Item # Manufacturer Product # Availability
Black / XS 798008 5031-000-110-000 Out of Stock
Black / SM 798009 5031-000-120-000 Out of Stock
Black / MD 798010 5031-000-130-000 Out of Stock
Black / LG 798011 5031-000-140-000 In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
Black / XL 798012 5031-000-150-000 In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
Black / 2XL 798013 5031-000-160-000 In Stock: Usually ships in 1-2 business days
Black / 3XL 798014 5031-000-170-000 In Stock: Ships within 24 hours