Klim 2019 Dakar Gloves
- IMPROVED FIT AND COMFORT
- IMPROVED PALM DURABILITY WITH AX™ SUEDE
- IMPROVED WRIST STRAP VELCRO CLOSURE
- HOURGLASS FINGER CONSTRUCTION
- DURABLE WRAPPED FINGER TIPS FOR INCREASED WEAR RESISTANCE
- IMPROVED SMART E-TOUCH ON THUMB AND INDEX FINGERTIP
- SILICONE PRINT MIDDLE & RING FINGER + PALM FOR GRIP
- BREATHABLE STRETCH CORDED NYLON BACK HAND
- TPR KNUCKLE PROTECTION
- FULL FLEX THUMB CONSTRUCTION
- STRETCH FINGER FOURCHETTES
- REINFORCED THUMB OVERLAY
- ENTRY ASSIST PULL 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 Klim 2019 Dakar gloves are a light weight glove for off road riders. They are well ventilated and have a sharp angular style.
If/when I buy a Tesla Cyber Truck (and maybe the ATV), I think these gloves would be the perfect compliment. As you can see in the pictures, the styling of all the graphics is quite angular… even the little pull tab at the wrist is made with square corners!
The palm side of this glove is a good quality man-made suede with grippy rubber bits to improve the grip. They should wear well. The back of the hand is mostly stretch mesh material and there is a small molded rubber pieces over the three larger knuckles. Some street riders prefer a minimalist glove like this, but I always caution that there isn’t any significant protection here in case of a fall.
You will be able to operate your phone with the gloves on. I find the gloves to fit well and they feel nice. As minimalist gloves go, these are very high quality. :: Paul, 11-27-19
Klim says: Rounding out the Dakar Series, KLIM’s Dakar Glove is a highly durable, versatile, off-road riding glove built for aggressive riders. As a long-time favorite of KLIM’s most talented athletes, the Dakar Glove is a proven platform in just about every riding venue.