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Klim Element Short Gloves
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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® brand wrist closure 
  • Goggle/lens/shield squeegee
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Klim Element Short Gloves 4.2 5 32 32
Warm, dry & good protection These gloves seem well made, keep you warm and dry, and seem to offer good protection. The sizing is a bit off for me, I got the XL as per the size chart and they are a bit tight, and difficult to put back on once the inner lining is a little sweaty. I also find them a bit too bulky for off-road work, great on the slab though. August 31, 2015
Weird Sizing I have two other pairs of gloves from Klim (Inversion and Adventure) that are 2XL and fit GREAT. With these gloves the fingers are way short. The crotch of the fingers are about 1/2 - 3/4 up from where it should be for me. I got the 3XL thinking that would do the trick. Not much better in finger length and now way to big everywhere else. Was looking for just waterproof but these are more than that, insulation too. Bulky bulky bulky. Feel very disconnected from the controls. Still LOVE Klim but I think I will have to find another company for a waterproof glove. July 10, 2015
Waterproof but bulky After spending a few bucks on cheap supposedly waterproof gloves that kept my hands dry for only a few minutes on day-long trips in the rain I took the plunge and invested in these Gore-Tex gloves. These gloves work great - I had two five-hour rides in almost constant rain (including some moments of very heavy downpours) and they absolutely work and kept my hands dry. The temps were in the 80s, so my hands did get warm and just a tiny a bit clammy but not bad at all. The little visor wiper works well, too. My one small gripe is with how bulky the gloves feel (bulkier and less feel than some winter gloves I own) and the stretch panels around the thumb seem to only add bulk and not any practical functionality. The palm portion of the gloves bunches up when I curl my hand around the grip and the protector piece for the pisiform bone seems to only aggravate the bunching up. I was thinking that these could be my main gloves and I would ride in them (given the great protection) even when it's not raining but in reality as soon as I take off my rain gear I take these gloves off, too, and go to my regular ones for the better feel. None of this would dissuade me from buying the gloves again, though, as their main role is to keep my hands dry on long rainy rides and this they do spectacularly well. June 18, 2015
Overall quite excellent Great looking, lots of features, reasonably priced. Can't wait to try them in the rain! The only "issue" I'd say is that the finger/thumb proportions feel a little "off." I've seen other reviews complaining that Klim doesn't know how human hands are shaped. I don't think it's as bad as all that, and it's not an issue when my hands are on the handlebars. April 16, 2015
Amazing gloves. I purchased these graves a couple of months ago. At the same time I bought some Klim Adventure gloves for summer. I ride a '14 R1200RT. I bought these gloves after riding an Iron Butt SS1000 in sheets of rain for hours. I had my BMW Pro Winter gloves on and BMW Pro Tour Boots (which are amazing), and my AeroStitch R3. The only part of me that got wet was the inside of my gloves. The BMW gloves themselves are great, but with the gauntlet style, it's too easy for water to get past the inner cuff and seep in. So I bought these element gloves in the short version. I've worn them in the rain twice, to work (30 minutes), and they were great. Klim products are built so well and really seem to have great feel, craftsmanship, functionality and look. I own a bunch of their products. Please be aware, their sizing runs big for almost all of their products. Ordering the next size up from your normal size, would be advised. April 13, 2015
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
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RevZilla Store asked: Why did you choose this?
Joe K: it was recommended to me by someone who owns a pair Sep 8, 2015
Thomas C: 4 season glove Aug 4, 2015
Erik R: water proof and good in cooler climate Jun 7, 2015
Daniel T: I had gauntlet gloves before and I didn't like them over the cuffs of my jacket. Seemed like a good high quality short waterproof glove. May 6, 2015
Patrick P: Water proof gortex. We'll see how it handles Alaska weather. Apr 4, 2015
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: Initially thought this would be a nice and protective glove, based on the build components. Upon receipt, you could see that the gloves are well made, but the waterproof aspect seemed suspect. It woks better with liners, but gets really tight fitting, so not as comfy. The thumb design is just a bit strange looking. The thumb part fits as oddly as it looks. Don't look at it. Look at the titanium knuckles instead. 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 Out of Stock
Black / XL 798012 5031-000-150-000 In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
Black / 2XL 798013 5031-000-160-000 In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
Black / 3XL 798014 5031-000-170-000 In Stock: Ships within 24 hours