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Old 01-09-2015, 07:58 PM   #1
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what to wear in Baja for 13 days.

Myself and another dude from Pennsylvania will be riding the Baja peninsula, hopefully all of it from Feb. 19 to March 4. I am curious as to what gear I should wear. I am torn between klim Dakar set with a klim Mojave set packed just in case or should I go full adv. Gear with the moose monarch pass pants and jacket. I'll be riding a 690 enduro with rally raid setup, and my riding buddy is rocking a 950 adventure.
Anyone been there with both setups that can give some insight?? Thanks!
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Old 01-09-2015, 08:46 PM   #2
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I've ridden Baja several times during this time period. Experienced everything from 90 degree temps to freezing rain and snow. All on the same trip. On several different trips.

I wear my Mojave gear later in the year when the weather is more predictable. Considering you're on adventure bikes, for your time frame I'd probably go with my Badlands. Final choice determined by weather reports immediately prior to departure.
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Old 01-09-2015, 08:51 PM   #3
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Layers, protection, Leatt neck braces, motocross boots, and layers.

It'll be hot, cold, wet, dry, and everything else.

In one day.

On the coast it's damp. Inland, dry. Really, it can be everything.

PS: once in Baja, the only thing that matters is that you're in Baja.
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Old 01-09-2015, 09:07 PM   #4
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Good insight about the layers... No matter what the activity, to stay warm and dry you need them, to get cool fast you need them... I think I'll go with the Dakar gear and a waterproof shell for whenever it gets cold or wet. Moto skivees and under armor for the bases.
Thanks for the thoughts... Any others are definitely welcome
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Old 01-10-2015, 08:40 AM   #5
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Tell me you're wearing full-on MX gear.
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Old 01-10-2015, 08:00 PM   #6
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Eek

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Tell me you're wearing full-on MX gear.
Klim Dakar w\ over the boot pant. MX boots, neck brace, body armor lol! And a helmet I guess... Got a problem with that?!
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Old 01-15-2015, 11:26 AM   #7
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If you need more layers Coco has a few items stapled to the ceiling he might let you wear over that Klim gear.
Be sure and post a photo.
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Layers, protection, Leatt neck braces, motocross boots, and layers.

It'll be hot, cold, wet, dry, and everything else.

In one day.

On the coast it's damp. Inland, dry. Really, it can be everything.

PS: once in Baja, the only thing that matters is that you're in Baja.
Couldn't have said it better.

But bring flip flops.
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Old 01-15-2015, 05:39 PM   #9
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If you need more layers Coco has a few items stapled to the ceiling he might let you wear over that Klim gear.
Be sure and post a photo.
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