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Klim Element Gloves
« on: October 18, 2014, 12:33:08 pm »
I broke down last week and ordered a pair of Klim Element Gauntlet gloves.  Because the Klim Badlands pro jacket I wear has weather seals on the sleeves that most jackets don't have (You listening Rusty), I should have ordered the Klim Element short gloves and saved 30 smucks.  But I have now added the full gauntlet gloves to the pile of cheap winter gloves I have accumulated over the years.  I haven't even broken in the Klim gloves yet.  But I already know they are far superior to any of the Bilt (never buy Belch anything) River road (overload) or any of the other fluff out there.  And so I can already say that these new Klim gloves are far superior in every way to any winter glove I've ever worn:  I can flick a bic and light a smoke with them on my hands ma'an.  That's new and differnt.  Now I expect this out of my warmer weather Rev-it gloves which are outstanding gloves in their own right.  The guys at Cyclegear pointed me at the Rev-it swearing they're the bomb.  Besides, they passed the bic test even brand spanking new.  It took a couple of weeks to break in the rev-its, but no glove is as transparent on the hand as these.  Get-em tight.  Treat 'em right.  But back to the Klim:  These babies show serious promise.  So far I haven't had a chance to test them below 45 degrees, but all the reviews say I won't be disappointed.  They offer superior feel transmission on the palms and underside of the fingers, while offering serious insulation and high quality leather on the top.  I thank I done good.  For 230 smucks I better have!
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Re: Klim Element Gloves
« Reply #1 on: October 20, 2014, 01:48:21 pm »
Because the Klim Badlands pro jacket I wear has weather seals on the sleeves that most jackets don't have (You listening Rusty), I should have ordered the Klim Element short gloves and saved 30 smucks.  ....For 230 smucks I better have!

When weather is bad enough, I wear gauntlet gloves and cinch them down on the outside of my jacket cuffs so water doesn't blow up my sleeves.  I don't know if the weather seals are anything more than windproof.  They don't appear to be made of GoreTex.

$230!!  Klim makes the best stuff around, and they sure know it.
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Re: Klim Element Gloves
« Reply #2 on: October 21, 2014, 07:56:18 pm »
You're right.  The jacket cuff seals we place our thumbs through are not waterproof, but I rode through a heck of a thunderstorm with a pair of short-guantlet gloves strapped under the jacket cuffs and arms stayed dry.  I read some other guys had similar experience with them.  But who knows?  I know you can't go wrong with a good external gauntlet.  And yes, Klim knows all too well their stuff is the best.  Be well ma'an.
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