Review: KLIM Element Short Glove

Feb 22, 2015 View Comments by

KLIM Element Short GloveKLIM serves the premium motorcycling market with a full line of high-tech adventure riding gear. The Element Short Glove is a perfect complement to KLIM’s riding jackets and pants, or any riding jacket and pants for that matter.

Here are some of the glove’s key features: highly-mobile armor pivot system for comfort, titanium knuckle protection combined with Poron XRD for impact projection, Pittards Armor-Tan ceramic-reinforced leather palm construction, knuckle padding, pre-curved shaping, reflective accents, and an integrated squeegee for removing moisture from the rider’s face shield. What does all that mean? In practical terms it means the Element Short is a versatile glove that offers protection on par with many full race models.

The Element Short’s laminated GORE-TEX shell prevents water from entering while allowing perspiration to evaporate out. KLIM even goes so far as to guarantee that the gloves will keep your hands dry. Small reflective panels add a bit of flair, and perhaps even some visibility after dark.

The Element Short Glove provides this excellent protection without restricting airflow through jacket sleeves during warm weather riding. Due to the substantial protection components built into the glove, it is rather large and thick for short style glove, which hampers dexterity. The fit was initially stiff. But, after break-in, it became much more flexible and comfortable. Overall quality is exceptional with high-end materials, a thorough design, and sturdy construction. This glove is serious protection for serious adventure riding.

Color: Black
Sizes: SM-3X
Price: $169.99
www.klim.com

 

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