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Old 11-29-2011, 03:11 PM   #76
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Possu - thanks for the feedback. Riding on Sunday would be great - trying to juggle some work, I'll drop you a PM later this week if I can make it

nibby - excuse the personal request, but what are your measurements? I wear a 41" chest and am 5' 9"...

Thinking about taking advantage of being stateside in a couple weeks... You guys are gonna cost me a fortune!
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Old 11-29-2011, 03:34 PM   #77
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Personally I got one so I did not have to put a pressure suit underneath. I save the pressure suit and Valdez for the snotty stuff.

The built in armour seems very good and covers everything very well if the size is right.

You really need to try one as everyone is different with different needs etc.
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Maybe the temps are too low where your at but can you comment on the venting of the pants with the zippers open?
I'd like some feedback on warmer use too, but I have a feeling we already know what to expect...

After trying on the Badlands jacket today, it felt like it would be quite warm at low speed during the warmer months but, I wore my Durban jacket all summer and it's just as heavy. I think we can expect a 365 jacket like this to be a little steamy in hot weather but it really does check all the boxes for someone that rides through different climates in short amounts of time. I plan to replace my Astars Durban suit with the Badlands and outfit the Traverse jacket with internal armor for the warmer months. I'm very happy to finally have this gear available after waiting so long.

Looking forward to reading more feedback from the field...
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Old 11-29-2011, 09:18 PM   #78
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My new Badlands should be at Mountain Motorrad in Canmore this week. Then my BMW Streetguard goes into the Flea Market. Great suit and very waterproof but I fell in love with this Klim suit when I tried it on. Klims going to destroy all others with this unit.
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Old 11-29-2011, 11:10 PM   #79
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nibby - excuse the personal request, but what are your measurements? I wear a 41" chest and am 5' 9"...
Mav, looks like we are the same size
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Old 11-30-2011, 08:28 PM   #80
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Oh God , another piece of gear to lust after.
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Old 11-30-2011, 09:23 PM   #81
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Both the Badlands and the Lattitude suites are simply BAD ASS!!!
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Old 12-02-2011, 05:37 AM   #82
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Lust is right.. it's time for a new set of gear and after countless hours of reviews here and on other sites, i'm down to the Klim Badlands or Rukka Armas. Just need to find that pot of gold first...
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Old 12-02-2011, 11:51 AM   #83
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Picked up the Badlands gear yesterday from Mountain Motorrad. I am stoked! Christmas came early, I'll wrap it and place it under the tree for me from my wife
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Old 12-02-2011, 10:41 PM   #84
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Ordered mine earlier this week. Should be on the front porch tomorrow afternoon!!
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Old 12-04-2011, 05:25 AM   #85
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has anyone been caugth in a downpour yet? I have not had a chance to ride in rain yet, and wanted to know how the external pockets are holding up keeping wallet and phone dry.
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Old 12-04-2011, 05:40 AM   #86
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has anyone been caugth in a downpour yet? I have not had a chance to ride in rain yet, and wanted to know how the external pockets are holding up keeping wallet and phone dry.
I don't even own one (yet ) but with goretex jackets, you gotta watch out for condensation coming from you. Your sweat comes through the inside layer and condenses inside the pocket! So I'd recommend still putting things like a phone in plastic bags.
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Old 12-06-2011, 07:14 PM   #87
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Lust is right.. it's time for a new set of gear and after countless hours of reviews here and on other sites, i'm down to the Klim Badlands or Rukka Armas. Just need to find that pot of gold first...
Badlands comes in at about $900 for the jacket where the Armas comes in at what $1,800? Is there that much of a difference?

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Old 12-08-2011, 06:50 AM   #88
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So if you have the full suit, you're wearing 12 Klim logos (plus the two Gore-Tex logos). Can you imaging a BMW suit with 8 roundels and 4 "BMW Motorrad" embroidered all over it? Only the hardcore GS fanboys would purchase.

It's a shame - nice suit but hopefully they'll tone it down a bit in future versions.
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Old 12-08-2011, 09:39 AM   #89
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So if you have the full suit, you're wearing 12 Klim logos (plus the two Gore-Tex logos). Can you imaging a BMW suit with 8 roundels and 4 "BMW Motorrad" embroidered all over it? Only the hardcore GS fanboys would purchase.

It's a shame - nice suit but hopefully they'll tone it down a bit in future versions.

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Old 12-08-2011, 10:11 AM   #90
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So if you have the full suit, you're wearing 12 Klim logos (plus the two Gore-Tex logos). Can you imaging a BMW suit with 8 roundels and 4 "BMW Motorrad" embroidered all over it? Only the hardcore GS fanboys would purchase.

It's a shame - nice suit but hopefully they'll tone it down a bit in future versions.
Quick work with a sharpie and my Badlands jacket has just the back lower Klim logo and the two upper arm reflective logo's left. One can still see the others, but not nearly as prominent without the contrasting yellow.
And yes, this jacket puts the BMW stuff to shame. No more soggy outer layer!
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