Klim Badlands Pro Jacket & Pants - Gore-Tex Adv Shell (photos)

Discussion in 'Vendors' started by BoochZilla, Feb 20, 2011.

  1. soph9

    soph9 Would Love to ride ALL the TIME

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  2. levain

    levain STILL Jim Williams

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    You're gonna be hard pressed finding a human being that actually wants to be a walking billboard. Thing is, you'll probably buy it anyway, so where is Klims motivation?

    Closest suit to these is revits new stuff, but they have such a poor durability rap, their out of the running for lots of folks.

    I'll put my vote in too. Hey Klim, ditch the goofy logos everywhere!! There I did it. I doubt theyll listen to that particular bit of feedback.
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  3. Pcfly

    Pcfly Dude?! Seriously??

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    Agreed!!! Although my REV'IT Cayenne Pro has been solid the 3 years I've had it!

    Rev'it's good at keeping a clean look......hope KLIM fallows though since this jackets still not going to be out till late this year anyway!
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  4. BoochZilla

    BoochZilla Metal.Moto.Mania.

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    Something tells me KLIM is watching, reading and most notably *listening*. I say keep the feedback coming folks.

    You may have more input than you think at this point.

    Anthony
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  5. Pcfly

    Pcfly Dude?! Seriously??

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    If that's the case then......

    *Make the jackets (especially the Badland Pro) Neck Brace compatible!
    *Reduce all the KLIM Bling name everywhere!
    *Add draw string pulls around the waist for the Badland Pro!
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  6. twotyred

    twotyred Practising Recedivist

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    +1

    I am a big fan of KLIM gear - have some at the moment - and I am planning on getting quite a bit more over the next twelve months. Just love the stuff, but I am put off by having an over abundant use of the Company's logo on some products. Always have been. I much prefer subtlety. To me it looks much more classy.
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  7. MCP

    MCP Been here awhile

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    but the gear looks great. Regardless how good the jackets are, it would be a deal breaker for me if Klim leaves their name all over them as shown.

    They essentially require their customers to do their advertising.

    Hope your right Anthony - Klim are you:ear
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  8. soph9

    soph9 Would Love to ride ALL the TIME

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    How about just placing some of the KLIM K's in and around the shoulder and arm area..and use KLIM in the reflective material to match the suit colour by day and reflect at night. Put KLIM on the back shoulder area to be seen better than by the back hem....

    we are not pro riders most of us and we don't like to feel as though we are a billboard for KLIM since we are paying for the stuff and have not gotten it for free...less Logo's, less K stitiching might save KLIM a buck or two that they can pass on to the customer? FWIW.
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  9. DockingPilot

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  10. sonoran

    sonoran copacetic

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    The badlands stuff looks badass and fall is when I need it. :thumb

    Agree 100% on reducing the logos. This isn't NASCAR. You might want to pass that suggestion along the the KLIM folks, they obviously like you!
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  11. Flanny

    Flanny Flanny-it-up!

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    First, I think that just about everything on this jacket is about as close to perfection as many of us have been looking for. I really had to think hard about what would need to be improved (and I'm one picky SOB when it comes to this kind of stuff).

    So here are my observations/suggestions:

    - Agree with others - way too many logos, and KLIM bling. They need to tone it down and make it more subtle and tasteful.

    - A really nice feature that I saw on another jacket (Firstgear TPG Raynier) is the two way arm-cuff zipper that acts as a vent, and as a cuff-closure. In combo with the velcro adjuster, this allows you to set-it and forget it, and use the zipper for fast on/off. It looks like this jacket has the velcro closing over the vent zipper, making it NOT work like this. If they re-position the velcro tab, the zipper could act as the cuff closure, which is a really nice touch, and they seem so close to that already.

    - I LOVE the left sleeve pocket! All jackets should have one!

    - Leatt compatible would be REALLY, REALLY nice, as long as it doesn't push the price into the stratosphere.

    - Not so sure about the snap adjustment at the bottom of the pant gaitor. Velcro seems so much more flexible to adjust...Minor point though, all considered..

    - Black colorway option with some tasteful dark-grey offset colours would be really cool.

    Other than that, the only think I can add is that you really should have a Canadian beta tester...PM for for where you can send the pre-production samples for my thorough flogging and feedback...:deal (I'm not even joking Anthony...c'mon, help a brother out dude.....)
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  12. Drif10

    Drif10 Accredited Jackass

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    Aerostich Roadcrafter has had that cuff for like twenty years or more. Really liked that feature on mine.

    Same muted bling factor too.

    Real shame Andy refuses to upgrade the deficiencies, think it's real parochial mistake on his part. I'd still be a customer if he'd fix things. Good for the competition, has me looking hard for other choices. Like this.

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  13. iamstumper

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    I like everything I see on this (Badlands) and the Latitude except:
    1. Walking advertisement
    2. Will there be Regular and Tall only? What about those of us where a Short fits? And if I'm paying a premium, heck if I'm paying at all, I'd like my gear to fit and be as safe as possible.

    Otherwise, great looking gear and would love to be a proud owner in the future ... if it comes in my size :wink:
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  14. BoochZilla

    BoochZilla Metal.Moto.Mania.

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    Hey Guys,

    EDIT: VIDEO PULLED.

    All questions welcome. Shot these last week. Remember we are looking fall delivery here :-)

    Anthony
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  15. soph9

    soph9 Would Love to ride ALL the TIME

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    So great to see KLIM seemly listening to the riders...this is a great suit..like the little details that really make this an appealing suit for many riders.... So, Anthony HD video of the Latitude coming? I see you posted the Latitude video...great! Thanks for the review!
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    Awesome!
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  17. levain

    levain STILL Jim Williams

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    Very nice! How difficult will the storm cuffs be to cut out:lol3
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  18. Country Doc

    Country Doc Wanderer

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    I agree entirely, I am waiting for Stich to modernize their stuff. It's such a great product in many ways, just needs a little update. Klim is doing some very nice stuff with their gear lately, and my experience with Klim customer service has been top-notch (similar to Aerostich).

    dc
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  19. Behindbars

    Behindbars Let's Ride

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    Looks like a great jacket. I have to agree that there is too much Klim labeling. It might sound stupid but that one detail would keep me from buying this jacket.
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  20. Wasp

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    I want to check it out but the link comes up as "this video is private"
    Anyone know whats going on there?????????

    Greg.
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