Klim Induction Short Gloves
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
Cuff too tight
Quality is great, and once you get them on, they are great fitting, expecially on long rides. No bunching and no weird stitching areas. BUT, man, these are a bear to pull over your hand. And if you have a little sweat built up! OMG, a real pain to pull on. Im a size 9-10 glove and bought the XL as recommended. Buy up. But then you might lose some of the fit once you get them on. Not a glove to be taken off and on allot in a day....unless you want to add it too you daily workout....
September 17, 2014
Would be great if Klim ever figured out what shape a normal person's hand is.
I really like the design of the glove--great protection, great ventilation, great style. But has Klim ever seen a normal human hand? The fingers were way too thin and too long. Normally I don't ever have a problem finding gloves, but these are just odd.
I did notice that they fit the same as the Klim Adventure gloves, which also had really skinny and long fingers.
...paging E.T. to the white courtesy phone...
August 18, 2014
Good air flow
I have read the other reviews on sizing and I agree these fit a little bit smaller. After some time riding with them though they stretched a little and fit great. They are a light weight glove that works well in the hot. It could use more protection on the pinky though. If your hands are on the larger side of large (American sizing) then you may need the XL.
June 19, 2014
Great glove, needs attention to stitching design.
I returned my XL pair without ever using them, because the left index finger rubbed one knuckle badly inside the glove, and I could tell this would not "break in" or change with wear.
I'm not sure whether this is a design flaw, related to the visor wiper and the reflective panel in the finger, or whether the individual pair I received had a flaw in the stitching that created the problem.
I was sorry, because my right hand glove fit PERFECTLY. Smooth, comfortable, and a great design for my purposes (SoCal urban and offroad riding).
Overall, I think the visor squeegee is an unnecessary farkle on a glove of this kind, and I hate having any extra bulk in the fingers of my gloves. Also, while I love the addition of reflective material throughout the glove, I felt sure that this was the area of stitching in that left index finger which was rubbing so badly, so perhaps KLIM needs to tweak how they place and pad their stitching for these panels.
I love KLIM products, and I found this glove to fit my hand perfectly, as I have slender hands and long fingers (not "beefy"). But for riders with larger hands, I'm not sure these will work out to be a great fit, even if the stitching isn't bothersome.
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April 24, 2014