Klim 2019 Adventure GTX Short Gloves
- GORE-TEX + GORE GRIP
- GUARANTEED TO KEEP YOU DRY
- GOAT LEATHER/STRETCH WOVEN CONSTRUCTION
- SHORT DESIGN FOR UNDER-CUFF USE
- CERAMIC PRINT IN SLIDE AREAS
- 3D SILICONE FINGER PADS
- PORON® XRD® PALM UNDER CARBON FIBER KNUCKLE PROTECTOR
- MOISTURE-WICKING LINER MATERIAL
- VISOR WIPER
- KLIM-ENGINEERED RIDER GRIP ARTICULATION
- VELCRO WRIST CLOSURE
- MULT-E-TOUCH™ SMART DEVICE FUNCTIONALITY
- ENTRY ASSIST LOOP
These 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 2019 Adventure GTX Short Gloves by Klim are a very well armored full-leather waterproof style for serious riders.
Just in trying on these gloves, I can immediately tell they are expensive. Klim has done a LOT of work in designing the pattern of this glove to fit great right out of the package. There are dozens of individual pieces of leather that make up the hand so that, when assembled, it fits the hand like a glove (pardon the pun).
I’ve got the Tan color choice on my desk for this review and it looks great. The color combos would look great with many adventure style riding jackets from Klim or REVIT (or brands with similar styles). The printed ceramic material over the knuckles, fingers and in the palm of the hands adds to the survive-ability of the glove in case of a crash but also looks really good.
This is a solid leather construction glove (without venting), and it is also made waterproof with Gore Tex’s premium Gore Grip technology. The Gore Tex waterproof liner is fused to the back side of the leather rather than being a separate layer in the glove. That means the glove is less bulky and also has a better feel and “grip” because there isn’t an additional layer to slip and slide between your hand and the controls (hence the “grip” in the name). Being solid leather gloves without insulation, the best temps for use will be moderate.
The cuff style on this glove is made close to the wrist so you’ll be wearing this one under your jacket sleeve. Index finger and the tip of the thumb are conductive so you can use your phone. The left index finger is fitted with a wiper for your shield.
Overall, a very high quality glove that offers excellent protection. It’s pricey of course, but it feels like it should be. :: Paul, 11-27-19
Klim says: The ultimate world-traveling, all-terrain waterproof leather glove. Extremely durable low-profile design loaded with innovative impact coverage technology and the superior grip of GORE-TEX + GORE GRIP, this is the high-mileage master of your adventure riding kit.