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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 21 21
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
Great winter gloves I bought these for riding cold weather riding on my DRZ, which has neither Hippo Hands nor heated grips. I ride it in a 50/50 mix of commuting (50m round trip in central North Carolina) and trail riding. After a month I've found that they deliver as promised with the GORE-TEX waterproofing, although if you sweat heavily (like on trail riding) you will overwhelm the breathability feature and soak the inside of the glove. That being said, 15 minutes on the dashboard of my van with the defrosters going did a pretty good job of drying them out. On the plus side, they warm up nicely even when wet, and I find that any dampness quickly drops off my "discomfort radar" and I don't notice it in temps above the low 40s. If you have unshielded grips, these won't keep your hands warm for long at highway speeds once temps drop into the low 40s (especially if wet inside), although they are great if you have electric liners. As for grip, they are fine for street/commute riding, but are a bit thicker than I'd like for off-road use. November 17, 2014
Fit according to size chart, very nice quality Great fit and product has excellent features but warm for summer July 7, 2014
Great glove if you want goretex Worn glove on a few rides. Little thicker than expected, but fit is accurate. I'm used to Dakar gloves. I'm sure they will break in nicely. Wanted goretex and am confident in the Klim brand. May 12, 2014
Half sizes. Love this glove. Wish it was available in half sizes. Too expensive to return ship from Canada to try another size. A bit clumsy to operate bike controls but a fair trade off for the warmth and dryness. I ride all year long here in Eastern Canada and it can be quite cold at times. Only tried these gloves at -5 C so far but I think they will work fine down to -15 C or so. May 5, 2014
pricey, a bit bulky but good For me they work great above 45º F, but cold perception is very subjective. Comfy and very soft from first use, need to get used to the bulk of the glove. I have big wide hands and long fingers, the pinky could have been a bit longer to make them even more comfortable, Ordered a 3xl and the glove fits the palm fine, the wrist adjuster could have been a bit tighter. I bought them because I don't like gauntlets and these look more versatile to me. They are very protective and look sturdy and durable. April 7, 2014
Very nice gloves-a little pricey but good. I had bought the gauntlet (long) version of these in XL and had to return them because the size was too big - I was right near the border of L/XL for the sizing, and was worried that these would not fit properly. However, the fit is just perfect. Like all good riding gear, there is a difference in how it fits just standing or siting, versus being on the bike, and these gloves are no exception. When I first tried them on, the gloves seemed a little long in the fingers, but when my hand is wrapped around a handlebar, they fit perfectly. There was one aspect to give me pause regarding the feel, but after wearing them a bit, this is not an issue at all. The left glove fit me perfectly and although the knuckle protector is a bit beefy, being that it is on a separate panel, it moves just fine and when my hand is in a natural riding position, it feels like it's not even there. The right glove knuckle protector, however, felt like it was sewn on just a few mm's back (toward my wrist) and I felt some pressure on my knuckles on the right hand. I almost thought that the gloves were made improperly, and they might be manufactured a little off, but I am still happy with them now. What I did was wear the glove at home for a couple of hours while I watched a movie, flexing and gripping a broom handle, and the leather stretched or gave enough that that panel has shifted a couple of mm's into place and now it feels fine. When I am riding, I don't even feel the knuckle protectors at all. As for the performance, they are great. I bought these for my spring/fall gloves and have taken several 2+ hour rides in temps between 45-55 degrees, with light rain. As advertised, my hands were totally warm and dry. I am anxious to get them into the 30's and see how they are. I ride with a Klim Latitude Misano jacket and I prefer the mid-cuff glove for ease of putting them on/off. My jacket has no inner cuff, but it the velcro closure on the outside of the jacket seals nicely for wind, and the cuff on these gloves is long enough that I don't get cold or wet on my arm. If I found myself doing a lot of cold weather riding or wet riding, I would consider the gauntlet version of these gloves, but with my bark-busters, I anticipate that these will be good into the low 40's or even high 30's for temperature. In short, these are great gloves, built to last, and they will be my go-to gloves for spring and fall. April 7, 2014
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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.

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