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Old 07-18-2012, 05:45 AM   #46
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I have that same Acerbis jacket, been wearing it for a couple years now. Love the fact that the jacket fits nicely with my koerta compression suit and leat brace. It reflects a lot of sun and breathes pretty well but I am still contemplating if I am going to wear it for V2R or just a jersey due to the very high heat. Would be interested in hearing what others who have regularly ridden in this kind of heat typically do

My big box o goodies from MX1West is supposed to arrive today
I'm debating on wearing the Klim Adventure Jacket. Planning on getting out on a ride in the coming week to test it out before committing to it.
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Old 07-18-2012, 08:23 AM   #47
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I'm debating on wearing the Klim Adventure Jacket. Planning on getting out on a ride in the coming week to test it out before committing to it.
No Jacket!
Vest only if at all
it is very warm during the day
If you plan an running in the dark a lot
You can put your jacket on around dusk.
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Old 07-18-2012, 08:49 AM   #48
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No Jacket!
Vest only if at all
it is very warm during the day
If you plan an running in the dark a lot
You can put your jacket on around dusk.
The jacket has quite good ventilation from the short time that I have used it, hence the test riding.

I have a couple friends that have used it in a couple of rallies and swear by it in the hot conditions. Also as we have seen in Dakar many riders wear jackets.

The Klim Adventure Rally Jacket has built in armor protection, water bladder and substantial cargo pockets for carrying tools and when I stop for repairs or to change riders all I will have to do is take the jacket off and I'm in a t-shirt. I think there are many benefits to this that it is worth considering test riding and racing with it.
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Old 07-18-2012, 10:08 AM   #49
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I will always wear a jacket, especially in extreme heat conditions. Wearing a jacket with armor Ex. the Klim Rally Jacket, you will be safer and will stay hydrated longer. There is also the added smaller benefits Mig. describes below.


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The jacket has quite good ventilation from the short time that I have used it, hence the test riding.

I have a couple friends that have used it in a couple of rallies and swear by it in the hot conditions. Also as we have seen in Dakar many riders wear jackets.

The Klim Adventure Rally Jacket has built in armor protection, water bladder and substantial cargo pockets for carrying tools and when I stop for repairs or to change riders all I will have to do is take the jacket off and I'm in a t-shirt. I think there are many benefits to this that it is worth considering test riding and racing with it.
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Old 07-18-2012, 11:19 AM   #50
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Holy shite, that jacket lists for $1300!
I fully gear up so the only safety aspect that product would offer me is a lighter wallet
Personally I have not found the need for a jacket during this race, and one year we even had to run quite a bit at night
If you've got $$ to burn, knock yourself out...
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Old 07-18-2012, 12:05 PM   #51
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Holy shite, that jacket lists for $1300!
I fully gear up so the only safety aspect that product would offer me is a lighter wallet
Personally I have not found the need for a jacket during this race, and one year we even had to run quite a bit at night
If you've got $$ to burn, knock yourself out...
Yeah that Klim jacket is pricey, the Acerbis one is nice, reflects a lot of sun and fits over a Leatt brace and is just $225 through MX1West: http://www.mx1west.com/acerbisdesert...acejacket.aspx

I have used it in hot weather, just not 110 degree hot weather and usually prefer having it. Fairly durable but mine does have a small hole in one sleeve from a high speed lowside in Mexico.
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Old 07-18-2012, 12:08 PM   #52
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I Have raced this race 8 times and have never put on a jacket.
I have raced in a Alpinestar Dakar Rally Jacket that I had made into a Rally vest
The same vest that raced in at the NORRA Mexican 1000 back in April.

The Klim jacket is the best thing money can buy.
I could see racing in one.
I will let you know how I feel after this weekend, I am Testing one out.
Riding from Corona to Vegas 90% dirt on Friday
then from Vegas to Kennedy Meadows on Saturday also 90% on dirt.
Then back to Corona on Sunday night (hwy 395)
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Old 07-18-2012, 12:22 PM   #53
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I Have raced this race 8 times and have never put on a jacket.
I have raced in a Alpinestar Dakar Rally Jacket that I had made into a Rally vest
The same vest that raced in at the NORRA Mexican 1000 back in April.

The Klim jacket is the best thing money can buy.
I could see racing in one.
I will let you know how I feel after this weekend, I am Testing one out.
Riding from Corona to Vegas 90% dirt on Friday
then from Vegas to Kennedy Meadows on Saturday also 90% on dirt.
Then back to Corona on Sunday night (hwy 395)
I agree the price is steep but when thinking about the purchase I look at how many jackets I have had over the years and how well they have held up and how much spent.

I'll try to pass on my impressions of the jacket soon.
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Old 07-18-2012, 04:24 PM   #54
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Had a fun ride today with WestNile. He took me on a new trail, good stuff.











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Old 07-18-2012, 08:10 PM   #55
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Old 07-18-2012, 11:14 PM   #56
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Every review I've seen about the klim rally jacket says they'll never go back.
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Old 07-19-2012, 08:10 AM   #57
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Every review I've seen about the klim rally jacket says they'll never go back.
I have nothing but respect for Klim since every purchase I have from them (Dakar, Mohave, etc) have all been great quality products. But, I have to think there may be something in the water.
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Old 07-19-2012, 09:11 AM   #58
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I have nothing but respect for Klim since every purchase I have from them (Dakar, Mohave, etc) have all been great quality products. But, I have to think there may be something in the water.
The only thing I see in the water is quality, attention to detail, technology and innovation. It's clearly a solid jacket.

I believe that you get what you pay for and at this point I purchased the low quality cheap stuff and its all made its way to the waste bin and now I'm stepping up to something will last, how long we will see.
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Old 07-29-2012, 02:30 PM   #59
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Miguel and Don have been hitting the training hard from what I hear.
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Old 07-29-2012, 03:01 PM   #60
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I have nothing but respect for Klim since every purchase I have from them (Dakar, Mohave, etc) have all been great quality products. But, I have to think there may be something in the water.
Sorry, OT but loving the wiki link, clearly states my defect...
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