Klim Badlands Gore-Tex Long Gloves - Grey
Customer Product Reviews
Badlands GTX gloves
Firstly I use a lot of Klim products because they work and keep working. The only real problem with these gloves is the price, very expensive but so was my Badlands Pro suit and my Krios helmet. After a lot of thought I decided to buy a pair of GTX winter gloves. I've only worn them once but it was a 350 mile trip in horrendous weather and only 12 degrees . The gloves were warm and kept my hands bone dry. I find the biggest problem with winter gloves is usually it's like trying to ride a bike in oven gloves. Not the case with the Klim GTX. They are designed with minimal insulation on the underside of the gloves which gives you good feel for controls and you get a better benefit from heated grips if you have them " I had to turn mine down to minimum " the cuffs since down nice to enable you to tuck them under your jacket sleeves. The cut of the glove is the usual Klim quality as is the construction . The price will put a lot of people off, unless like me you are a Klim fan and want your gear to match.. I do think Klim should have priced them a bit lower apart from that. Happy so far.
Klim Badlands gloves
Gloves, always a difficult choice for motorcyclists. The last two summers we have used Klim Vanguard gloves, waterproof , comfortable, will go under Klims stupid zipless jacket sleeves but very cold below 12 degrees, having used various so called winter gloves for many years new colder weather gloves were called for, having looked at all the options Badlands were chosen, and have been used for some 800 miles to date. They are comfortable straight away with good feel and grip on the controls, much more leather than I expected for a textile waterproof glove so I hope they dry ok. Not as warm as I hoped, ok to 10 degrees with hand guards but chilly at 8. They have an inner gaiter which is supposed to stop water running into your hand if you are forced to use them over your sleeves, I can eventually get them under my Badlands jacket sleeves but it is a time consuming process, if only they had a zip and with Sues Artemis jacket all but impossible even with both of us trying, not the gloves fault just poor jacket design. They are well built like all Klim equipment and I expect them to last a long time, I think warmth will be an issue, the outer finger padding is very light even though they are claimed to be a winter product so time will tell.