Klim Adventure Glove Short
- GORE-TEX® + GORE GRIP TECHNOLOGY
- GUARANTEED TO KEEP YOU DRY®
- ALL LEATHER CONSTRUCTION
- SHORT DESIGN FOR UNDER-CUFF USE
- CERAMIC PRINT KNUCKLE AND PALM PAD PANELS
- 3D SILICONE KNUCKLE PADS
- PORON® XRD® PROTECTIVE FOAM ON FINGERS & PALM SLIDE PAD
- ACCORDION STRETCH ON BACKHAND
- MOISTURE-WICKING LINER MATERIAL
- VISOR WIPER
- ENTRY ASSIST LOOP
- VELCRO WRIST CLOSURE
I find that Klim gloves fit more like American branded gloves than European branded gloves (which run a bit smaller). If you have experience with brands like FirstGear, Tour Master, Joe Rocket etc, I think you’ll find the fit comparable. If you have no previous experience with glove sizing, go here for help.
Just as an FYI, you may have previous experience with Alpinestars and REV’IT! which generally run about one half size smaller, size-for-size, than Klim. So if a particular size in either of those brands is roomy on you, then you may be able to go down one full size in this style.
Our Two Cents
The Adventure Short Glove by Klim will make a good “all purpose” riding glove for three seasons including wet weather in those three seasons. The waterproofing material is Gore-Tex which is well known for its waterproofing abilities and for the ability to allow moisture out of the glove so they don’t get “clammy” while wearing them and perspiring. I mention “three season” because these gloves are built with a solid leather frame without venting options so they’ll be good for warm to colder weather, but probably not great for hot weather and very cold weather (as they aren’t insulated).
The shell of this glove is a heavyweight leather, but the leather feels soft and will be easily broken it. The gloves have some impact protectors built in, but they are all quite flexible, so the gloves fold up in a tight space which will make them easy to manage when you are off the bike. The palm has a “slider” with durable, slide promoting material which is backed by a bit of energy absorbing foam. The knuckles are covered by the same setup and those protectors are shaped as if they were vents (but they aren’t). The knuckle protectors “float” over your fist which makes them comfortable (see our close up pictures).
I really like how easy these gloves go on and come off. The entry is wide and open so even if you have larger hands, that shouldn’t be an issue. And they have these two handy loops at each cuff to help you grip them…. even with gloves. For convenience, the gloves come equipped with a built in visor wiper on the left index finger.
The gloves I’m trying on are the “brown” color choice and they are sharp. It seems the price is quite reasonable for a high quality glove using Gore-Tex, so I think these are a good value and will be ones you really like. :: Paul, 04-12-17