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Old 02-17-2013, 10:17 PM   #466
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I had a firsthand demo of a Badlands suit being crash tested right in front of me.
Rider had a high speed get off on the dirt and broke his clavicle.
I have been wary of the effectiveness of built in armor in jackets compared to pressure suits.

The jacket did its job and I was very impressed with the level of protection with such a violent get off.
Looking into the Badlands as my next all around jacket
Happy to be of service.

Helmet cam footage is here: http://youtu.be/ZO2axy-RCRQ Crash is at the end.
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Old 02-19-2013, 07:10 PM   #467
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The new 2013 Badland jacket will be available with high viz yellow panels. If you look at the current Badland's jacket in grey...the grey panels will be yellow. New cut to jacket and new updated armour.
Can't wait to buy one.
High viz isn't my cup of tea, but it looks great for those who demand it.

My interest lies with the new cut and armour you mention for the 2013 badlands, as i read here

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=822454

that the latitude had changed significantly but the good people at atomic moto said the 2013 badlands received no changes .. but that was 5 months ago.

Do we have any more info on the changes, and when they will be available?

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Old 02-20-2013, 12:14 AM   #468
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Happy to be of service.

Helmet cam footage is here: http://youtu.be/ZO2axy-RCRQ Crash is at the end.
Great footage!
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Old 02-20-2013, 01:23 PM   #469
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Great footage!
Thanks Yeti. Your opinion carries some weight.

Just so I'm not totally thread jacking... the Badlands jacket and pants have done everything I've ever needed them to do. I've had the suit for maybe two years now. I've done lots of rides in the summer, one of which was a 2,000-mile touring trip last year, ridden thousands of miles off-road in the winter, and I haven't needed to consider getting anything else to replace it. Everyone has their own take on everything, so based on my experience, I'm perfectly happy with my Badlands jacket and pants.

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Old 02-20-2013, 02:53 PM   #470
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Thanks Yeti. Your opinion carries some weight.

Just so I'm not totally thread jacking... the Badlands jacket and pants have done everything I've ever needed them to do. I've had the suit for maybe two years now. I've done lots of rides in the summer, one of which was a 2,000-mile touring trip last year, ridden thousands of miles off-road in the winter, and I haven't needed to consider getting anything else to replace it. Everyone has their own take on everything, so based on my experience, I'm perfectly happy with my Badlands jacket and pants.



The only issue I've had with my Badlands over the last two years years has been the need to use a Camelbak (well, Kreiga actually) where I could carry the water in the jacket when I had my Adventure. That's why I was really looking forward to the Adventure 2. The best of the Badlands combined with the best of the Adventure.

Otherwise, I love my Badlands and will be using it for he next year or so, at least.
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Old 02-20-2013, 05:05 PM   #471
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Why does everyone hate the built in water bladder pocket on the badlands?
I've used mine and run the hose through the jacket with good results.
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Old 02-20-2013, 09:41 PM   #472
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Why does everyone hate the built in water bladder pocket on the badlands?
I've used mine and run the hose through the jacket with good results.
Dunno about the other, but for me it's because I've owned the Adventure Rallye. There is nothing difficult about it whatsoever. You can even re-fill the bladder without removing it from the jacket.
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Old 02-27-2013, 01:49 AM   #473
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new Badlands availability

Has anyone heard from a dealer or Klim directly, when the updated Badlands will be available to the buying public? Or is it also affected by the quality issue that will result in the next generation Adventure Rally Jacket being delayed nearly a full year? (Noooooooooo..............)

I guess the question I really want to ask is, can anyone say how much bigger the armour on the next gen Badlands is in comparison to the first version. I like the first version but have some misgivings about the comparitively small back protector. For me, it really boils down to this jacket and the Touratech/Stadler Campanero. I like the larger armour of the Touratech but would really like a chest protector and the looser fit (layering potential) of the Badlands.

I know, I know, you can't have everything, but when I am preparing to shell out around 1000 Euro for a jacket, I want to tick as many of the boxes on my wish list as possible, while at the same time accepting that I will never get them all checked.

And before anyone writes,"Wait for the next gen Rally Adventure," that jacket is such overkill for me, I would be smitten down by the gods of motorcycling for even considering it. Not saying everyone who buys one is a poseur, but I would be the first to admit the description would apply to me if I bought it.

Thanks for any info you can offer.
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Old 02-27-2013, 09:49 AM   #474
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Has anyone heard from a dealer or Klim directly, when the updated Badlands will be available to the buying public? Or is it also affected by the quality issue that will result in the next generation Adventure Rally Jacket being delayed nearly a full year? (Noooooooooo..............)

I guess the question I really want to ask is, can anyone say how much bigger the armour on the next gen Badlands is in comparison to the first version. I like the first version but have some misgivings about the comparitively small back protector. For me, it really boils down to this jacket and the Touratech/Stadler Campanero. I like the larger armour of the Touratech but would really like a chest protector and the looser fit (layering potential) of the Badlands.

I know, I know, you can't have everything, but when I am preparing to shell out around 1000 Euro for a jacket, I want to tick as many of the boxes on my wish list as possible, while at the same time accepting that I will never get them all checked.

And before anyone writes,"Wait for the next gen Rally Adventure," that jacket is such overkill for me, I would be smitten down by the gods of motorcycling for even considering it. Not saying everyone who buys one is a poseur, but I would be the first to admit the description would apply to me if I bought it.

Thanks for any info you can offer.
The d3o armor in my Badlands is 17" and 10" wide, which covers me from between my shoulder blades down to my belt, and I'm a tall guy (6'3"). I don't know if the next-gen protector will be larger or not.

How much larger do you want the back protector to be? Just curious. I'm really not trying to dig at you, but this is one of the larger back protectors I've seen on a jacket.

That being said, I'm pretty happy with my Badlands. It ticked off a whole lot of boxes on my jacket wish list.
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Old 02-27-2013, 05:22 PM   #475
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Hello to everyone as I am new here at ADV. I am interested in the badlands pro and emailed them about the new 2013 revisions, they said the 2013 M/C line would be launched March 1st and info would be on the website then.
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Old 02-27-2013, 07:03 PM   #476
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Thanks pal that's good to know. Should see if they have improved noticeably or not, either way, improved armour or discounted current run - win/win.

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Hello to everyone as I am new here at ADV. I am interested in the badlands pro and emailed them about the new 2013 revisions, they said the 2013 M/C line would be launched March 1st and info would be on the website then.
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Old 02-27-2013, 08:09 PM   #477
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Thanks pal that's good to know. Should see if they have improved noticeably or not, either way, improved armour or discounted current run - win/win.
The current armor is state of the art. Rukka offers it as an upgrade.
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Old 02-27-2013, 08:36 PM   #478
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For good companies..

There is always room for improvement.

For example, Maybe we might be lucky enough to see the D3O® XERGO armour that was going to be used in the now delayed AR2 at this price point.

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Old 02-27-2013, 08:45 PM   #479
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The d3o armor in my Badlands is 17" and 10" wide, which covers me from between my shoulder blades down to my belt, and I'm a tall guy (6'3"). I don't know if the next-gen protector will be larger or not.

How much larger do you want the back protector to be? Just curious. I'm really not trying to dig at you, but this is one of the larger back protectors I've seen on a jacket.

That being said, I'm pretty happy with my Badlands. It ticked off a whole lot of boxes on my jacket wish list.
They got nothing on current BMW back armor. My Airshell and RP3 had the best armor I've seen in a jacket.
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Old 02-28-2013, 08:29 AM   #480
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They got nothing on current BMW back armor. My Airshell and RP3 had the best armor I've seen in a jacket.
BMW almost always has great jackets. Is the BMW armor D3O or the NP-Pro stuff? Just curious.

And is the Airshell what you would consider a summer jacket?
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