KLIM Adventure suit in HOT weather? Any good?

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  1. zenjen

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    Maybe Neduro will chime in. - He rode the 2012 Dakar in an Adventure jacket. The pants he wore were Klim Dakars.

    In the 2011 Dakar Jonah wore the Adventure suit, but in 2012 he opted for a modified Klim PowerXross pullover and Chinook pants.

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  2. _cy_

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    not that familiar with Klim... isn't Chinook pants made from non-waterproof vented fabric? Klim Powerxross is made from light weight Goretex similar to a Darian light?

    would not want to be wearing a heavy double layer Goretex suit in desert conditions!!! anytime you stop, you'd bake
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    The Chinook pants are basically an in-boot version of the Dakars. The PowerXross that Jonah wore was a custom version with the high collar cut off and the liner removed.

    I was just trying to point out that in 2011 Jonah wore the Adventure suit in the Dakar, but the next year he chose to wear something much lighter.

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    "shameless plug" from vendors go to the Vendors forum, not here... The spam has been punted.
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    +1 to this, except in Texas.
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    If buying gear for hot weather riding DO NOT BUY BLACK GEAR !

    For highway riding in Hot Weather I find that my loose fitting Darien Jacket with the sleeves and all the vents open works as good as anything that I have tried. Charge up your Camelback with ice water and wear under the Darien and on top of a wet LD Comfort Long sleeve shirt. I get the best cooling from keeping the sleeves wet the torso not so much.

    If not on highway when dual sporting a pressure suit over a long sleeve synthetic shirt works for me.

    I live in Texas and will not use Black Gear!:rofl
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    thank you... we both are saying the same thing... heavy two layer Goretex for temps 95-110f+ are HOT... in those type temps.. lighter is better, even if one had to reload your cooling vest multiple times.

    those of you that think a Goretex suit is better under those conditions because ... suit reduces rate of evaporation... well that's true, until you have to stop. then you will bake...

    I'd rather have to stop multiple times to reload my cooling vest under a mesh kevlar suit vs a heavy two layer goretex suit.
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    thank you... we both are saying the same thing... heavy two layer Goretex for temps 95-110f+ is HOT... in those type temps.. lighter is better, even if one had to reload your cooling vest multiple times.

    those of you that think a Goretex suit is better under those conditions because ... suit reduces rate of evaporation... well that's true, until you have to stop. then you will bake...

    I'd rather have to stop multiple times to reload my cooling vest under a mesh kevlar suit vs a heavy two layer goretex suit.
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