Klim Induction Short Gloves
High-Quality Construction That's Worth The Price!
This is a great glove for warm weather and a perfect complement to the Induction jacket . There is light, soft padding in the palm and none on the back of the fingers and are extremely well constructed (as you would expect for the price).
With summer-weight gloves there is a trade-off between comfort and breathability or more substantial protection found in a racing-type gloves. This is the most substantial leather glove I that is practical in the Florida heat (except on track days) and KLIM did a great job finding the perfect balance between summer usability and protection. I would rate the protection to be a (7 out of 10), the breathability to be an (8 out of 10) and the overall construction to be a (10 out of 10). Understanding these trade-offs I would highly recommend these summer-weight leather gloves to someone looking to increase their protection over gloves constructed with large amounts of mesh. Based on the quality of construction I would expect these to last for many years.
I typically wear an X-Large in most brands, but this glove fits noticeably tighter than most across the width of my palm/knuckles. Since this is a leather glove, it will break fine and end up being skin tight but comfortable. That said, if you don't want this type of snug fit, it you might consider going up one size.
August 26, 2015
Great warm weather gloves
Had a pair of Alpinestars but didnt really care for the fit of the fingers. Bought the Klim induction jacket and then ran across a review of the induction gloves here. Decided to check them out and I am glad I did. The feel of the leather is so much better along with the fit of the gloves. Its kind of funny in the alpinestars the pinky finger is really long. In the Klim the thumb is longer than my thumb so depending on the glove maker different parts of your hand are mis-sized! These things breat great, the webbing between the fingers is genius and the tactile feel is amazing, I know exactly what I am pushing or turning on my intercom, bike, garage door opener, etc. Overall the only drawback is the fact that the seams are all internal, I wish a high end glove maker would realize that comfort and lack of seams are more important than aesthetics. Take a cue from sparco and other high end auto racing glove makers and make a glove with all external seams.
August 19, 2015
Great glove. A bit expensive but has a ton of great features and looks cool too. If you have chunky hands I wouldn't recommend as they fit a little tight but if you have skeleton hands like me they're great. Would buy again.
August 2, 2015
tiny, tiny gloves
I wear a size small, generally, in a man's glove. After reading the reviews, I purchased a medium to be on the safe side. I couldn't even fit my hand in the glove. Okay, so I like the features and style enough to give them another try. I felt it pretty crazy that I would have to go to a men's large. Even the large were too small. I lost feeling in my fingers in my right hand after wearing them for an hour. The seam in the thumb landed right where I gripped the throttle. A most uncomfortable placement. I was not going to order the extra large. The narrow fingers would be way too long, even if the palm fit. Not sure for whom these gloves are made but they are not designed well, for anything but small slim hands.
August 31, 2015
Another good Klim product
~5500miles on these gloves since February 2015 with mixed riding between single track, primitive roads, typical adventure riding, highway and all sorts of weather. Here's my review:
I started using Klim gear back in 2006. While I haven't been onboard with Klim for a long time, I found it to be the best gear for me on my snowmobile. Now, I also use Klim gear for Adventure riding. These gloves do not disappoint. Most gloves tend to run small in my experience and these Klim gloves are no different. Most Klim gloves I own are XXL (e.g. Powerxross). I bought these in an XL because I like my adventure gloves to be a bit more snug fitting. They broke in well and I have no fitment issues.
I wore these gloves when I got caught in a snowstorm in February. It was 18* and snowing for the last 30 miles of a two day 1100 mile trip. I did not have grip heaters at the time and my hands froze. After I installed grip heaters, I found the gloves to be quite comfortable in high 30* weather assuming you have some kind of hand guard to break the oncoming wind.
Overall, I like the gloves and will continue to buy Klim gear until proven otherwise.
Warranty - I had an issue with a pair of Klim snow boots that split at the sole a couple years back. Klim sent me an updated version of the boots at the time (I believe they were 2012 models and the 2013 version had just been released). My snow pants and bibs have held up well over the years with no warranty issues. While we hate to use a warranty, it's good to know that Klim stood behind their snow boot warranty when I needed it.
June 29, 2015
The right choice for what I was seeking
Bought these yesterday and rode for 2 hours today. They already feel broken in.
I wanted a summer glove that would last because I expect these to be my last pair ( I am 64). I have always been interested in technology and was impressed by the choices of materials used - Pittards leather, Poron padding, carbon fiber hard knuckle pads, the way that they use mesh on the back of the wrist, and the generous use of leather holes for ventilation. This glove looks and feels top quality and durable. The riding feel is much better than any other glove I have worn and the fit is perfect for my hand. I was initially reluctant to pay the high price, but then realized that I have gone through a few pairs of lesser quality gloves and that paying the premium for a glove like this will likely save me money in the long run while providing superior protection and comfort.
May 24, 2015
Full Featured Protection
This glove was a little above my budget but I'm glad I went for it.
Breathable vents in between fingers provide very good airflow. Thumbs work on my iPhone which is very nice and the glove quite quickly broke in for a more comfortable fit.
Would have loved a little bit more pinky reinforcement with double stitching but just a small compromise.
May 12, 2015
Solid materials, excellent airflow
Bought these in white for Colorado summer off-road riding. I was expecting a tight fit and a period of time where they would need to stretch to fit properly. Initially, putting these on was a struggle and I had to do my left hand first in order to get them both on in the end. After about six hours of riding they are much more comfortable and I expect they will be a perfect fit eventually. The stitching is great and the materials are very high quality.
The one con I have is with the wrist strap. It looks like maybe I got a pair where the Velcro is misaligned OR this strap is not meant to be pulled tight. If it is not meant to be pulled tight then it is fine and ultimately even if it is misaligned a little it doesn't detract from the glove but I have seen better closure systems on golf gloves. :/
In the end, this is a solid warm-weather glove and I'm happy with the purchase. It is everything I have come to expect from Klim gear.
April 13, 2015