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Old 05-19-2010, 09:05 AM   #16
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how does a woman get in on this testing....? Would be good for their unisex image
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Old 05-19-2010, 10:48 AM   #17
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Correction - I have just been informed that there WILL BE TALL SIZES available for this season's orders!! I made the correction in my original posting, but in case you do not go back to the top.

I think in the AdV Rally Suit someone posted a pic of their Valdez suit after it was abraded on some ice for 30 odd feet or so and it looked pretty impressive. I can't recall the exact details, I may try to find the pic as they posted that as well.

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Old 05-19-2010, 10:57 AM   #18
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Put some armour in those puppies and send them on.
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Old 05-19-2010, 11:29 AM   #19
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osteo in your opinion would this make a good touring suit? Material wise?
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Old 05-19-2010, 05:56 PM   #20
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osteo in your opinion would this make a good touring suit? Material wise?
My Valdez Parka is a pretty stout piece of gear (same material) and I would have no problems riding all over the place in it as long as I had armour in the necessary areas (which it does not), so I would lean towards the D30 in the Traverse. There seems to be comments that some are thinking the actual pieces of D30 are a bit small, but being female then this might not be so much of a concern, but then again, this jacket is also cut a bit differently so I think they would hold in place well.

So, without beating around the bush, I would probably want an extra layer of material in the high wear areas of the jacket - such as the elbows and possibly shoulders with the D30 and as long as the fit and cut were good, I'd say yes.

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Old 05-19-2010, 06:35 PM   #21
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I was wondering when this would show up on here. I found the 2010 Fall Klim catalog online. You gotta love Google. It was a dealer "worksheet". It showed this new outfit, but drawings not pictures. Roughly $300.00 for each piece was the price I saw as well.

+1 on a system to tie the collar back. Velcro or a snap there would be the way to go. I prefer the snap. I have a really old Moose Gore Tex jacket with that feature.

Of course I just bought new Dakar pants and a Tomahawk jacket, and now this comes out. I better start saving my pennies.

I don't think that Chilly guy is a "noob" either....
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Old 05-19-2010, 07:16 PM   #22
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I wouldn't want to trust Goretex in a road spill. Revit, BMW, Klim adv and others yes. It does look like a nice suit for enduro riding though.
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Old 05-19-2010, 07:20 PM   #23
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I would agree with Deadly. Looks like a great all-weather trailriding suit. I've used and seen a few Valdez', and I would not care to slide down the highway in one. The Adv suit is a whole different kettle of fish.

This looks like a great trail-riding suit for our changeable weather, however.

Very disappointed the jacket is not Leatt compatible though.

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Old 05-19-2010, 08:07 PM   #24
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That is what I am suggesting though - if in the high wear areas are beefed up with a more abrasive resistant piece that I'd be interested. Otherwise, as a good dual sport / trail suit it would be good.

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Old 05-19-2010, 10:57 PM   #25
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I would think for the pricing I saw it would be an offroad / Dual Sport suit. Maybe it is just a mid price motorcycle specific jacket, vs the Valdez and Tomahawk, which have the snowmobile heritage. Maybe they are making a mid price jacket for that market, and the ADV suit for the road market? At $300 for each piece they are inline with their competition IMO, Moose, MSR, Thor, their GoreTex lines anyway, if that is the target audience.
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Old 05-20-2010, 02:35 AM   #26
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It is a preproduction suit. I do some testing for Klim
Hi Chilly thanks for chime in in the thread. I do have a question regarding the leatt compatibility, if the suit is intended for trail/enduro riding why is it the case that this feature is not on the jacket, thanks
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Old 05-20-2010, 04:51 AM   #27
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It s a nice jacket.
I guess I should start saving...But again I also have to find a friend that will visit the states in winter....
Come on Klim guyz,start sending your stuff in Europe directly!
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Old 05-20-2010, 07:42 AM   #28
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There are some good and thought provoking commments here.

- This suit is not designed for a neck brace, but they have the adv suit for that need. Personally I don't see neck brace use continuing to grow at the rate it is currently, there just isn't enough science to backup the claims. I am sure many while strong disagree, but that is ok.

- It is interesting to see the perspective of which provides more on road protection, the textile material or the armor. I am of the opinion that the armor does most of the work and certainly absorbs the impact in a way that no textile, not matter how strong, can.

- The Adventure suit is a pretty amazing piece, the first choice for racing Dakar. If you want the "ultimate" this is it. The downside is that it is a little heavy and bukly, sort of like wearing leather.

- This Traverse suit feels like an old friend right out of the box. For me it is more of a real world piece of equipment. With the armor it is my first choice to take anywhere.

I am trying to dig up some pics from testing it in mex. right now.
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There are some good and thought provoking commments here.

- This suit is not designed for a neck brace, but they have the adv suit for that need. Personally I don't see neck brace use continuing to grow at the rate it is currently, there just isn't enough science to backup the claims. I am sure many while strong disagree, but that is ok.

- It is interesting to see the perspective of which provides more on road protection, the textile material or the armor. I am of the opinion that the armor does most of the work and certainly absorbs the impact in a way that no textile, not matter how strong, can.

- The Adventure suit is a pretty amazing piece, the first choice for racing Dakar. If you want the "ultimate" this is it. The downside is that it is a little heavy and bukly, sort of like wearing leather.

- This Traverse suit feels like an old friend right out of the box. For me it is more of a real world piece of equipment. With the armor it is my first choice to take anywhere.

I am trying to dig up some pics from testing it in mex. right now.
Armour protects you from the impact. The textile/leather/whatever protects you from the road rash.
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Old 05-20-2010, 08:39 AM   #30
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I would think for the pricing I saw it would be an offroad / Dual Sport suit. Maybe it is just a mid price motorcycle specific jacket, vs the Valdez and Tomahawk, which have the snowmobile heritage. Maybe they are making a mid price jacket for that market, and the ADV suit for the road market? At $300 for each piece they are inline with their competition IMO, Moose, MSR, Thor, their GoreTex lines anyway, if that is the target audience.
You are correct. It is aimed at OR / DS use. More dirt oriented than the Valdez, which works great for this app (I love mine) but is somewhat a snow machine piece. Lots of moto specific features. I am shocked that Klim was so aggressive with the pricing, which is killer.

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