Klim Induction Long Gloves
absolutely love these gloves
I had return for a size larger than I usually have, but once I got the right size, this might just be my favorite piece of gear. The gloves are really well designed and well built. Very comfortable and my hands never overheat in them.
May 9, 2015
Excellent Summer Gloves
I have had these for a week and 2000 miles in dry, mild-hot conditions. The protection seems substantial- better than the short cuff textile gloves I have worn the past 7 years. They were cool at highway speeds at 52-54deg F, but still felt good at 85. I'll soon find out how they work in the 90+ Gulf Coast heat & humidity.
Fit is comparable to the Alpinestar 2's & 4's that I have had over the past few years, XL in all. When these arrived, I thought they were a bit too small, but one hot ride and they stretched nicely. I took the old gloves on the weeklong trip, just in case, but never used them- these fit & worked perfectly on 350mile days of twisties & interstates.
The gauntlet is small, but works perfectly on my heavier First Gear leather and lighter Dainese Air Frazer.
My only concern is that the leather is how they will hold up with sweat & humidity- the leather is so nice & soft already.
I took off a bit of the rating for bang-for-the-buck, as these are more expensive than what I have been running, but I think they will provide extra protection.
May 4, 2015
Everybody's hands are different - here is my take.
I wear a 2XL in every motorcycle glove I've ever had, so I ordered a 2XL in these. They are pretty snug, but I'm going to assume with all that leather that they will break in and stretch like all leather goods, so I think the fit is good. These are DEFINITELY warm weather gloves, which is exactly what I bought them for. I've never felt so much air in a glove. They REALLY flow. All my fingers hit the end so I am happy. Usually my right index and left pinky have a flappy finger tip.
Here are the things I wish were different.
1. The leather pooches out at the base of my fingers in the palm when I grab the grips.. A little training and break-in should solve that.
2. The gauntlet is a struggle to get over my jacket sleeve.
3. The shiny material on the knuckles catches the sun and sends a flare of reflected light into my eyes, which is distracting and annoying and I assume all gloves with the exposed hard knuckle surface do this.
I downgraded them a little on comfort which I think will be 5 stars after a couple more rides. I downgraded them on features due to the reflection and gauntlet issue. And I downgraded them on bang for the buck even though they are not the most expensive gloves out there it is still a HECK (edited) of a lot to pay for gloves. $75 and these would be a great "bang for the buck". For $150... I expect a pretty darn good glove - which these are.
March 18, 2015
Beautiful gloves, well made.
They're a beautiful pair of gloves that fit nicely once they're on. A bit of a struggle to get them on and off, but that will probably get better as they bed in, and they feel securely closed (so they won't remove themselves if I slide the wrong way down the road).
Lots of ventilation mean they're nice and cool in the Brisbane summer, and it looks like they have enough protection in the right places that safety isn't compromised too much.
White gloves means my hands won't turn black if I get caught out in the rain and take a soaking - which is the main reason I initially looked at the Klim Inductions (there aren't many white gloves on the market).
One gripe (that applies to just about all the gloves I've ever had) is that the cuff closure is never long enough to engage more than just a sliver of velcro to close the glove over a jacket. Do manufacturers never test their products in real life?
Overall, I'm very happy with the Klims, well worth the money.
February 7, 2015
Good ---- Euro Fit-buy larger than normal
Nice well made gloves. I am right between L and XL normally, but the XL are snug. I cut the wrist cinch off because they are too hard to get on and off with it.
Also, the cuffs don't expand enough to go over a sleeve. I close them and wear them under my sleeve.
The good news is that they flow air really well, are extremely comfortable on the hands and grips, and they are holding up very well.
I also like the small cushion on the outer edge of the palm. My BMW grips are skinny and hard, the cushions relieve pressure on long trips.
October 13, 2014
Order one size larger
and they will fit great. I love these, fantastic protection and amazing breathability. They have air-flow fabric in the sides of the fingers but heavy protection on the tops and bottoms. It definitely helps keep you cool. I've worn these all day in 109F heat and felt great air all day through my hands. Plus, you feel like you could punch though a Gorilla's skull when you have them on. Love 'em!
October 6, 2014
Great fit and airflow
Finally a glove that fits snug on the hand, but the fingers are still long enough. Excellent fit and constructions. I hope the fabric vents between fingers last as long as the leather. If they would have external seams on the fingers, these gloves would be perfect. I'm lucky enough to live on Maui, and these gloves vent well at the warm lower elevations, but aren't too cold when at a 6000-10000 feet going up Crater road to the summit. Very pleased overall, and hopefully the interior finger seams will break in and settle down.
September 9, 2014
Perfect summer glove
This glove flows tons of air, fit is true to size, and they are very comfortable. No seam rubbing and the thumb is long enough to not cause the "dead end" rub while on the throttle. relatively good protection.
I have a hard time finding gloves that fit because my fingers are of average size, but my palm is wide. These gloves fit perfectly.
Ordered a size large and with other gloves i am in between medium and large.
July 28, 2014