|KLIM Adventure Glove
The best there is.
by Martin Hackworth
Photos: Martin Hackworth, JR Hackworth, KLIM
Courtesy of KLIM
Adventure Glove is a candidate
best three-season adventure glove in
the world. It has proved
its mettle, to me at least, on successive Tours of
These are the
first pair of gloves I've
ever gotten all the way through the 1700-mile Tour without shredding my
hands. During long days on the trail, these are nirvana.
The Adventure Glove is a high-end enduro glove made of Pittards weather-resistant leather, corded nylon and PORON® XRD® foam for impact protection. The result is a lightweight, water resistant, sturdy, protective glove that is amazingly well-ventilated and stretches to conform to your hand in all the right places. It is also just about the nicest feeling glove out there.
Thanks to ample ventilation, even in black, my hands never get uncomfortably hot in warm weather in the Adventure glove. In cooler weather they work well except on days when thing besides your hands are cold. Their versatility is amazing. The extra levels of protection and comfort over standard MX gloves make these a no-brainer.
used KLIM Adventure gloves, alongside Alpinestars Atlas, Fieldsheer
Mach 6, and KLIM's own Mojave,
Mojave Pro and Dakar gloves,
for trail riding and racing for a couple of years now. Except
for shorter rides on warm days, I generally prefer the
Adventure gloves over everything else on my self (my second favorites
are the Mojave Pro). The tactile feel of the Adventure glove is great
for the amount of protection and comfort they provide. They are pretty
durable as well (I've gotten a full season out of each pair I've
owned). I prefer lighter gloves, such as the Dakar, only for
racing and for desert rides in very warm weather.
The only thing I wish that KLIM would consider is giving us the same glove in a lighter color (besides tan). This glove, in light gray or white, would be ideal for long rides in warm weather like the Tour of Idaho. Even in black, they are still my current favorite glove for long, difficult rides in most weather.
| KLIM Adventure Glove
$89.99 from KLIM
The Good: Excellent comfort and durability.
The Rad: Surprisingly versatile.
The Gnarly: White matches our boots better.