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Old 09-05-2014, 10:35 AM   #1
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Klim Badlands Pro - Suitability for Northern California

Would the Klim Badlands Pro jacket and pants be appropriate for riding in Northern California mid September?

Would this be too heavy/ warm and should I get lighter gear. I have the Badlands suit and riding Norcal this month and not sure if I have to carry it or buy a new lighter suit for Norcal weather.


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Old 09-05-2014, 10:47 AM   #2
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Should be good to go, just bring some light layers for morning rides.
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Old 09-07-2014, 05:47 AM   #3
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I live just south of San Francisco. It's anywhere from 60 degrees along the coast to 100 degrees in the central valley. I'm wearing vented light gear this time of year.
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Old 09-07-2014, 10:23 AM   #4
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I have decided to buy some light goretex gear than can be layered up instead of carrying my Klim Badlands Pro. It seems that the Dainese D Store in SF is apparently the biggest and stocks almost the entire range, so will buy from there.


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Old 09-07-2014, 11:42 AM   #5
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I wouldn't buy a new suit just for riding some of Northern California in September. Sure it can be hot in the central parts, but it will be cool in the mornings, cool in the evenings, cool at the coast and cool in the mountains.

Just use your Badlands, use light underwear, open and close vents as appropriate.

I have a BMW Rallye 3 jacket and BMW Airflow 4 pants as well as a full Stadler GorePro suit (Force Pro). I use the Stadler from October to Mai (including) and the BMW for the summer. I could stretch the Stadler into June and from September, and this one doesn't have as many vents as the Badlands.

But it's also a matter of perception. I don't get uncomfortable easily. And if then more from cold that from heat.

Just one thing I always do: wear long underwear. I use either Patagonia Capilene or Merino wool long pieces. Makes riding much more comfortable, cold or hot, doesn't really matter.
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Old 09-07-2014, 10:31 PM   #6
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If you have the cash to throw around to just buy gear to buy gear then go for it. But you are really just throwing your money around. The Badlands is more than sufficient for this area with it's ventilation and water proofing. I live just south and I'm telling you the Badlands will do just as good a job as anything else here.
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Old 09-08-2014, 12:49 AM   #7
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I am liberal with my gear but not one to throw cash around. And you are correct CFGS no sense in spending unnecessarily. I don't have a pair thats breathable and waterproof to wear about in India which gets very hot and when I'm not riding in some extreme cold/rain (which the Badlands is made for) I think a lighter set of gear would do the trick without having to keep switching the waterproof liner whenever it rains on mesh gear. Just wanted to use this trip to buy the new gear.


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Old 09-09-2014, 09:15 PM   #8
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I just switched over from Ducatis and a lot of leather riding gear which I sold through Craigs list to BMW and bought new adventure gear. I purchased the Klim adventure rally for fall through spring, rain, off-road, long trips. This jacket/pants are vented and comfortable to about 80F with all vents open. Have ridden in 50F with just shorts and shirt underneath and gortex really keeps any wind chill out and comfortable. With real under layers definitely would go into the 30F. I also bought a Klim induction jacket theft comes with a liner for summer riding. Jacket is comfortable to 55F with short T and liner and great in 110F with liner out with good protection. I wear this with Klim latitude Misano pants sized up +1 to wear over jeans for commuting. Good vents in pants. Have been happy with all gear. Definitely not the cheapest out there, but quality protection with gortex waterproofing.
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