Klim Snowmobile Gloves Review of 2022

This is my review of Klim snowmobile gloves. 

I’m Chaz, a long-time snowmobile enthusiast who has over 25 years of experience riding trails and working on different machines. I’ve used plenty of snowmobile gloves over the years and have tried a few of the Klim models. 

Klim is a well-known gear and apparel brand in the world of power sports. They make a variety of snowmobile-specific equipment and are in tune with many types of riders’ demands and needs. Their gloves are high-quality and recommended. 

In this review, I’ll share my thoughts on a few of the top glove options currently available from Klim, alongside a more in-depth review of my favorite model – the Gauntlet

Hang on tight, and let’s get to it. 

Klim Gloves Overview

While you don’t need a snowmobile-specific glove for riding, Klim makes a variety of options that work really well for the sport and are built solid and warm enough to handle the rigors of the trail. 

The brand uses quality materials for products that will last, and they tend to be effective in terms of both warmth and comfort. I like how the Klim gloves I’ve used fit and feel, and they keep my hands reliably warm while doing so. 

I also like the price range of these gloves. They provide you with excellent performance at an approachable price. Not quite a budget option, but far from the most expensive out there. 

They also make a variety of gloves for different purposes. I usually ride with a standard winter glove that I know will keep me warm in any condition, but it’s also nice to have a lighter set for when the weather warms up, or you need additional dexterity.

Here are a few of the best Klim gloves on the market:

My favorite Klim glove is the Gauntlet. These are an excellent pair of snowmobile gloves that are comfortable, warm, and versatile enough to be used in a variety of different conditions. I’ll do a more in-depth review of these below. 

Overall, I would recommend any of the Klim gloves listed here. The brand has a good reputation for quality products and responsive customer service while also keeping its prices affordable. 

Klim Gauntlet Review

The Klim Gauntlet is my favorite snowmobile glove that the brand offers. They provide you with plenty of warmth while riding without getting in your way. On top of that, they are also affordable and built to last. 

Warmth

I was impressed with the warmth of the Gauntlet. They aren’t the warmest gloves I’ve ever used, but they will keep your hands toasty in just about any but the worst type of conditions. I rode in sub-zero temps without much worry with these on. 

The GORE-TEX outer layer combined with Thinsulate water-resistant insulation is key to the warmth and weather-resistance properties. These materials are industry standards and effective at keeping you dry, which keeps you warm. 

Comfort

Comfort is another area where these gloves stand out. They are roomy and spacious without being loose. The wrist cuffs come over your hand and up your arm without being constrictive and help keep wind and snow out. 

The moisture-wicking liner helps to keep your hands dry when your ride. This is another nod to comfort, and while you can still build up a sweat on a hot day, the liners are effective at limiting build-up and dry quickly.  

Flexibility

The Gauntlet gloves lack flexibility, which is one of my only negative marks about the gloves. These are a little bulky, and that translates to a loss of dexterity. It’s not that big of a deal when you are riding and on the throttle, but if you want to work on your sled, they will get in the way. 

These gloves also come a little stiff when they are brand new and take some time to break in. You will gain flexibility over time, but it is even more limited until they see some action in the snow. 

Value

I think these gloves are an excellent value. They provide you with high-end performance at a middle-of-the-road price. They aren’t the cheapest option around, but when you combine all of the features they offer with what they cost, they hit the mark. 

The Alternatives

Here are some other recommended snowmobile gloves to check out if you don’t like what you see from any of the Klim options found here. 

1. FXR Leather Gauntlet Glove

These are probably some of the best gloves I have used for snowmobiling. I like the all-leather design as it’s incredibly comfortable, warm, and flexible. They also come insulated with 300g of Thinsulate. 

2. Flylow Tough Guy Glove

Another personal favorite, the Tough Guy Glove is an awesome all-around winter work glove that is versatile and can be used for snowmobiling, skiing, or just working around the house. I always make sure to have a pair of these around. 

My Verdict

Klim snowmobile gloves are a high-quality option that will meet many riders’ needs, and I thoroughly recommend them. They will keep your hands warm and allow you to make the most out of any day on the trail. The Klim Gauntlet is my favorite option from the brand. 

About Chaz Wyland
I’m a snowmobile fanatic. I live for riding and am out on the trails or backcountry as often as possible during the winter months. I was born and raised in the Rocky Mountains and have snowmobiled in dozens of North American locations. When the snow is falling, you’ll find me on a sled.

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