Klim Induction Short Gloves
Use the Klim site for sizing
I used the Klim site for sizing as the instructions are just a little different than RZ. They seemed to fit good from the start but I did get a little of the 'pricking' at the knuckle that others have mentioned. This only went on for a couple days. I really like the feel of the gloves, the quality of product, the flow of air and the overall comfort is superb.
August 19, 2016
Protection AND venting!
Bought these for summer commuting and dual sport riding at speed. I wanted the most vented glove possible while still providing slide protection on the street.
I'm an XL in most gloves on the US market. XL Klims were too small. I went with 2XL but they are still very snug. The wrist is especially tight to get on and the wrist closure strap makes this worse. The palm fits well but the fingers are skinny and slightly short. After a few weeks the gloves have stretched to be more comfortable but they are also showing wear at the fingertips due to the tight leather. Next time I will try the 3XL. This is all very frustrating because the Klim size chart indicates my hand size (10.5-11") should fit fine in an 2XL.
Super complicated construction. 30 something individual panels. Excellent articulation. Excellent venting through perforated leather and mesh finger inlets.
The main reason I chose this glove (other than venting) is that it offers a significant level of protection. There is Armortan leather on the palm and fingers, a Carbon/Poron knuckle guard, a Poron pad on the thumb and a Kevlar/Poron pad at the wrist. NOTE: The leather on the thumb is MUCH thinner than the rest of the glove but that's OK because it allows me to work a smart phone.
As other have noted, these gloves have a LOT of internal seams and they are noticeable. I think some of this stems from the fact that sewing ventilated materials requires thicker seams and you don't want a thick lining in a vented glove. Are they uncomfortable? Not really for me but they definitely could be more comfortable.
A summer glove for pavement and dual sport use that provides excellent venting and protection. Fits one size small in my opinion.
August 16, 2016
Fit sizing is similar to other brands
Well-made and high quality gloves, which you expect for the price. As far as sizing goes they fit true to other gloves I've purchased - I usually buy a 2XL, ordered the same here and these fit me.
A very nice lightweight summer glove, flow tons of air so I don't think you'd want to wear these for too long in temperatures less than 70 degrees. The leather seems quite thin on the bottom, giving great feel for the controls but I'm not sure how well they'd hold up if you were sliding down the pavement. Not a lot of padding under the glove, for most of your hand it's just a layer of leather.
The inside seams issue (you can feel where the material overlaps on top of your knuckles) is there, taking away slightly from my comfort rating. Not uncomfortable, but definitely noticeable - luckily the material is still soft and flexible, any stiffer and I can see how it would make these gloves uncomfortable for your knuckles after a while.
I'd recommend these for hot summer riding, I'll be wearing these in anything above 75 degrees and they're great in the current 95 degree weather.
August 2, 2016
pricey but very good quality
I bought these to go with the KLIM induction jacket. I was a little worried about sizing and what others said about the seams. I measured my hand according to the sizing chart and they fit perfect. When I first put them on I did notice what Anthony and others said about the internal seems, but seriously after less than 50 miles with them on, that went away and they are fine. These gloves are very well made, look great ( i got the white ones) and flow a lot of air. I live is south Mississippi, and these gloves in combination with the induction jacket are about as good as it gets. I love the palm material, very thin but durable and feel great. I look for these to last a long time as do I expect the jacket to do the same. They did run just very slightly small, but will break in. Go by the sizing chart, measure your hand, and you will be fine. Have just recently go turned on to KLIM when I saw some guys at TWoS with this stuff on. Real gear.
July 27, 2016
I purchased these gloves a few weeks ago and have got plenty of miles in them already to ensure adequate break-in. I was a little anxious after reading some of the other reviews but can't say I have the "1000 tiny needles" problem other reviewers state. With that in mind they are quite comfortable but do however fit VERY small. I typically wear a large in Alpinestars gloves but had to get a XL in these ones.
There are a couple of seams in the joint for the thumb that are quite unfortunately placed although they have gotten much better after break-in. I don't feel any poking or pinching either. Airflow is quite nice especially with the mesh in the joints of the fingers and all the perforated leather.
They do seem to be quite durable and feature great feel as well as a slightly sticky grip. I'm willing to bet that's a result of the top-shelf materials they used! Putting them on under a jacket while wearing a wrist watch is a bit pesky but totally doable.
I would definitely recommend these gloves just make sure to test the fit before you give them a go!
July 25, 2016
Quality? YES Comfort? NO
I have to agree with Mike's review. This is a good quality product, well built, looks and feels strong and durable. However, at least for the first few times wearing it, it feels like my hand is being pinched with needles all over the place. For the price we pay for these gloves I would expect a higher comfort level when wearing them. I sure hope they will loosen up a little (or a lot!) once broken in and feel better.
Ventilation and air flow is a perfect 10!
June 24, 2016
Good quality but uncomfortable
Sizing. I wear an XL on scorpion gloves. I got the 2XL and fits just right. A bit tight but I am hoping that is will loosen up. As other reviewers mentioned it is a bit hard to put on but again I am hoping this will not be a problem once they are broken in.
Quality: They seem pretty solid and flow a good amount of air.
Comfort: The stitching inside the glove in weird. It feels like a set of small needles rubbing against my skin. Unfortunately, they way the gloves were packaged I had to remove the plastic that keeps them together to try them on. Otherwise I would return. Unless your hands have very very thick skin I would stay away from these gloves (which is a shame). I will try and ride in them for a while and see if the pain goes away although I doubt it.
June 10, 2016
Well made. Good airflow. Little on the spendy side. Run a little small but I'm sure they'll break in eventually. The leather just needs to stretch out a little bit and they'll be perfect.
April 6, 2016