Klim Inversion Insulated Gloves Review: Warmth Worth the Bulk?

Feeling the controls and operating my bike easily is a must, so bulky winter gloves usually don’t cut it. I came across the Climb Insulated Inversion motorcycle Gloves and was curious if these would check all my boxes for warmth, protection, and flexibility.

I decided to test them out myself and share my thoughts in this in-depth review. Will these innovative gloves solve my quest for the ultimate cold-weather riding glove?

But, the main question I will answer in this review is: Are these the best motorcycle gloves for cold weather for you? Let’s find out!

Klim Inversion Insulated Gloves

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Key Takeaways

  • Flexible fit comfortable
  • Fleece’s thumb wipe clever
  • Windproof insulation works

Klim Inversion Insulated Gloves – The Verdict

The Climb Insulated Inversion gloves (1) have secured a permanent spot in my riding lineup as my go-to cold weather glove for temps ranging from the mid-30s to mid-50s (°F). They provide a pleasing balance of warmth, weather protection, comfort, and flexibility.

While serious winter riders may need more insulation for extreme cold, these insulated gloves hit a nice sweet spot for cool and variable weather.

They tackle those tricky spring and fall temps when the mercurial weather can quickly switch from cold to hot and back again.

So for temperate cold weather riding on either an adventure bike, motocrosser, or dual sport machine, the Insulated Inversions deliver impressive performance and comfort at a budget-friendly price.

Definitely give them strong consideration if you want a glove that can span three seasons rather than strictly winter duty.

Ride on and stay warm, my friends! And if you have any recommendations for other winter gear, make sure to drop them in the comments below.

Comparison To Other Winter Motorcycle Gloves

ProductFeatures
Highway 21 Radiant GloveGoatskin leather construction- Breathable Hipora waterproof liner – Primaloft insulation for warmth
Revit Cassini H2O Gloves– Waterproof and breathable Hydratex membrane – Pittards goatskin leather palm – Lightweight with moderate insulation
Klim Adventure GTX Short GloveGore-Tex waterproofing and insulation- Carbon fiber knuckle protection – Touchscreen-compatible fingertips

The Klim Inversion glove likely has the most heavyweight insulation of this group, with 60g of insulation, making it suitable for colder weather riding.

The Highway 21 Radiant competes on warmth with Primaloft insulation. For maximum weather protection, the Klim Adventure GTX short glove features a Gore-Tex liner. The Revit Cassini strikes a balance of being lightweight, insulated, and waterproof.

A Beefed-Up Winter Version of a Popular Summer Glove

The Climb Insulated Inversion Glove takes their popular summer riding glove, the Inversion and adds 60g Thinsulate insulation to the back of the hand.

This should provide warmth while maintaining flexibility by keeping insulation out of the palm. A key question I wanted to answer was whether this hybrid approach delivers sufficient insulation for real winter use or if it’s more of a “shoulder season” glove.

Packed with Features, But Lacking Heavy Armor

In addition to insulation, these motorcycle gloves check a lot of boxes in terms of features and technology:

  • Full Gore Windstopper shell – Windproof but not waterproof
  • Silicone grip pattern on palm
  • Touchscreen-compatible index fingertip
  • Fleece thumb panel for wiping your face
  • Pre-curved design

However, the Insulated Inversions do not have any hard knuckles or palm sliders. These are designed more for motocross and dual sport riding rather than hardcore adventure touring. Riders looking for rugged impact protection may want to consider the Climb Cross Pro