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Old 02-28-2011, 02:27 PM   #1636
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Well, sad to say, The Suit goes back today . Because of my build, (guess witch one is me... hint: I'm standing slightly sideways to appear slimmer.
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the issues with fit were just too extensive and I couldn't see spending more money to have the alterations done.

So thanks to ideas from osteo and a few other creative minds I'm going to customize some snow specific gear I already have, and love, into the next best thing.

Now I can spend the $ I saved on that DRZ I've had my eye on!

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Old 03-06-2011, 01:45 PM   #1637
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how well does the kidney belt work with it attached to the jacket?

i usually have my pressure suit/kidney belt partially under my pants with suspenders going over all of it.

doo you wear the kidney belt above above the pants?

if your using suspenders are you wrapping the kidney belt around the suspenders?


on another note, iv'e never had a problem with the zippers on my klim sled gear. mind you i haven't had it out in anything colder than -10ºf.
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Old 03-06-2011, 07:37 PM   #1638
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how well does the kidney belt work with it attached to the jacket?

i usually have my pressure suit/kidney belt partially under my pants with suspenders going over all of it.

doo you wear the kidney belt above above the pants?

if your using suspenders are you wrapping the kidney belt around the suspenders?


on another note, iv'e never had a problem with the zippers on my klim sled gear. mind you i haven't had it out in anything colder than -10ºf.
I like a firm/tight kidney belt and with the XL Adv Suit I have it as tight as it will go and it's just ok but easy enough to alter. I have a barrel chest though at 48-50" and 36" waist I guess I don't match the Klim sizing model, need to work on my beer gut I guess, lol
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Old 03-06-2011, 07:51 PM   #1639
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I like a firm/tight kidney belt and with the XL Adv Suit I have it as tight as it will go and it's just ok but easy enough to alter. I have a barrel chest though at 48-50" and 36" waist I guess I don't match the Klim sizing model, need to work on my beer gut I guess, lol
Do you have the two side "Helper straps" tightened up as well?
I find these to be very effective.
They really help the jacket "wrap" around you, as well as help with your posture on those 8-10 hour days.
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Old 03-06-2011, 08:54 PM   #1640
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Do you have the two side "Helper straps" tightened up as well?
I find these to be very effective.
They really help the jacket "wrap" around you, as well as help with your posture on those 8-10 hour days.
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oh yeah, we are at the max tightness adjustment and I'd like it a tad firmer, but it's working nontheless
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Old 03-07-2011, 07:34 AM   #1641
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Hey all want to pass along my water immersion contengiancy plan that got tested and passed this weekend. Ride was 80 miles of transit from south Seattle to Walker ORV park. Temp was upper 30's when we started out and it was dry but it had been dumping rain and snow on Walker for weeks so I knew there was going to be deep standing (cold) water. Sure enough I found the root rimmed water hole, went swimming and my base layers got wet.

I continued on the rest of trail ride fine but the test was going to be the hwy ride home. To solve for this I had a winter bicycling jacket packed in a plastic bag in my tank bag. The jacket was a Sugoi found at REI etc. Worked perfectly to wick the rest of the dampness away from my skin and the ride home dressed as Pigpen was comfortable.

The ADV suit gets another machine was with the special niki stuff. I am happy with my investment that let's me do rides like this.
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Old 03-07-2011, 07:36 PM   #1642
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I had an operator error the other day with my suit. I was riding home from work in a thunderstorm. It was a full up gully washer and I was on the interstate. When I got home I had a we crotch. At first I was pretty upset. 850 for pants and a wet crotch.....FAIL! Then I started investigating. It seems that when I put the pants on I button them first THEN zip the fly. It turns out that when you do this you can't get the zipper all the way up, and there is a gap at the top of the pants. From now on zipper first, then buttons. Next time I ride in the rain we will find out if this does the trick, but I think it will.
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Old 03-07-2011, 08:40 PM   #1643
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I had an operator error the other day with my suit. I was riding home from work in a thunderstorm. It was a full up gully washer and I was on the interstate. When I got home I had a we crotch...
Looking forward to your follow up report. Hope zipping first solves your "wee crotch" problem. Good Luck!
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Old 03-08-2011, 07:37 PM   #1644
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Well I got a big surprise today When I got home the wife had my new adventure all wrapped up for my b-day! I had know idea that she was getting me one, hell I never even asked for one! I think I will give it a test in the morning.
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Old 03-10-2011, 06:49 AM   #1645
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Well I got a big surprise today When I got home the wife had my new adventure all wrapped up for my b-day! I had know idea that she was getting me one, hell I never even asked for one! I think I will give it a test in the morning.
WOW!! You really got yourself a keeper!
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Old 03-10-2011, 06:54 AM   #1646
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I rode with my new suit about 1000km and I love it. It's the best garmet I've ever owned!!

BUT, should I be worried?



I get those little threads around the sleeves. Is this normal? I have the same issue at my Haglöfs alpine jacket, which has the Gore Tex Performance Shell membrane. I know they come somehow from the velcro straps, but I'm pretty careful IMO.

Thank you.
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Old 03-10-2011, 08:02 AM   #1647
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Mine is doing the same thing in a couple of spots.
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Old 03-10-2011, 09:43 AM   #1648
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take a lighter and singe those suckers back in. It'll just keep getting worse if you don't.
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Old 03-10-2011, 11:50 AM   #1649
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take a lighter and singe those suckers back in. It'll just keep getting worse if you don't.
I already did that, but this is the second batch which has to go "back in" ;-)
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Old 03-10-2011, 12:18 PM   #1650
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I already did that, but this is the second batch which has to go "back in" ;-)
Problem is you didnt use the right lighter.. to take care of KLIM Irish Pennants you must use this lighter http://www.luxist.com/2009/07/20/the...er-for-79-000/


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