Klim Element Gloves
Want to love them, but can't quite
First, I wish I had purchased the gauntlet version. The do not work well with the cuff of my Badlands Pro. Too much work to get them inside. Second, the liner bunches a bit when putting them on. It takes time to wiggle things in place. Lastly, the thumb is way too long compared to the fit of the fingers. They look good and work pretty well. I have not ridden in the rain, yet. I really want to love these gloves, but a few niggling issues keep me from being totally satisfied.
November 4, 2013
Not cheap, but probably the best glove in its class
This Klim glove, like basically all their stuff, is well-made, thoughtfully designed, and feature-rich, albeit at a premium price point in comparison to the competitors - but not really too far off if you look at most other 3 to 4 season goretex gloves.
I think if you can fork out the dough, this glove is probably the most durable, waterproof, comfy glove you can get. It's probably a 3-season glove for most of us (spring/summer/fall or fall/winter/spring depending where you live...) and maybe a 4 season glove for some people. For me it's way too hot for a summer glove (living in PNW), and it does have some insulation so it's significantly bulkier than a one-layer leather type glove. I've been using this glove primarily to ride road/adv type stuff on a Beemer.
Gore-tex, special fancy leather, reinforced wear areas, durable knuckle protection, and quality construction adds up quick. Definitely recommend, but you might want to try it on to get a sense of how far you can stretch its use to make it worth it if that's important to you.
October 22, 2013
Most comfortable waterproof glove I've ever owned
Are these going to as comfortable as your lightweight mesh summer glove? No. Are they VERY comfortable compared to any other cold weather and/or waterproof glove I've tried? YES.
I used them on a trip to Utah and Colorado and they performed great. We ran into several thunderstorms along the way and the goretex performed as expected!
August 26, 2013
Muy buena calidad de materiales y confección, parecen proteger eficientemente en caso de caída, por suerte aun no he tenido que comprobarlo.
En mi caso particular resultan ser incómodos debido a que el espacio para los pulgares resultan ser un tanto cortos, siendo correcto el largo de los restantes dedos. Buen tacto para ser guantes de invierno.
En cuanto a la ventilación es correcta para un guante de estas características, si necesitas mas es que deberías estar buscando otro tipo de guantes.
August 16, 2013
The fit is great when your not behind the wheel. The bulk of the glove is pretty evident when you are having to grab the break and clutch levers. I feel very constricted. I'm pretty sure that the reverse stitching makes up for a big chunk of the gloves design problem. When you move you fingers around while trying to grab the clutch lever it makes it catch and if your having to respond to something fast I see this as a problem, the comfort of the glove is great just which they could cut down on the bulk.
April 22, 2013
The most comfortable glove I have worn
These gloves are a little fidely to put on but they are the best once on
March 18, 2013
Klim does it again
When I bought my Badlands pants and jackets over a year ago, Klim did not have a protective glove to match the suit. I had bought the Adventure glove. Although the Adventure glove worked well, I needed something warmer for the early morning rides in the desert in the winter. I recently bought the Element short glove and have put on over 1000 miles in Death Valley this January. Standard Klim quality, fits true to size. I love the added protection and feel comfortable my hands will be protected in the event of a spill.
February 4, 2013
Great build quality
These gloves are no joke. The metal on the knuckles is AWESOME. I got them for my gf and she really likes them.
They perform great as well!
December 17, 2012