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

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  1. levain

    levain STILL Jim Williams

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    Bummer on the arm adjusters. That's such a simple feature that no one seems to be able to nail. Can't imagine why. Klim, throw us guys that don't have popeye arms a bone!! Arm adjusters don't do any good if they don't adjust! The rev'it Everest did a great job on this one!

    Oh, BTW, WBB, per the revzilla video there is a way to hold the collar open, and revit defender is performance shell not pro shell:evil
  2. Happycamper

    Happycamper Have bikes, will travel

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    Klim responded to the Webbikeworld review with changes made since the pre-production versions that were reviewed.

    Per the update:
    "From the Klim designers, here is a list of the changes and improvements that have been made to the Badlands Pro jacket that will be produced and sold, starting in November of this year:

    •The small piece of hook-and-loop at the collar has been made twice as big, and there has been a hidden snap added for security.
    •The collar flaps can be held open with the added Velcro tabs we added the shoulders.
    • The snap at the bottom of the center front zipper has been made hidden (internalized).
    •The arm adjusters have been made about 4.5 cm shorter and more Velcro has been added to cinch down the arms more.
    •The arm adjuster locations have been moved towards the triceps more for more adjustability."

    "From the Klim designers, here is a list of the changes and improvements that have been made to the Badlands Pro pants that will be produced and sold, starting in November of this year:

    •The stretch panel is in the crotch.
    •Pant seat and front pouch have been improved since that sample.
    •Pants are not designed to be worn as over pants.
    •Snaps at the bottom of the cuff have been moved further apart to allow better closure around smaller boots."
  3. Dan Alexander

    Dan Alexander Ride Far - Ride Fast

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  4. BoxerDoc

    BoxerDoc Still a nOOb

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    Klim had a teamed up with Touratech inside their exhibit at the BMW MOA Rally last month.

    I shot this quick vid of one of the Klim guys discussing the Badlands Pro Jacket.


    http://www.flickr.com/photos/58766186@N05/6055867441/


    (Sorry, didn't know how to embed the video)
  5. BoxerDoc

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    There is a little hidden "passport" pocket in the inner lining (look for a small metal zipper tab).
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    Pockets inside of perforated chest protector.
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    Outside overlap area of chest protector.
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    Outside pocket ref. size iPhone 4 in Defender case will fit.
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    Back of jacket with 2 large vents open (vertical zips) and rabbit pouch open (horizontal zip). Can also see the right armpit vent opens pretty far, too. This jacket should ventilate very well. :D
  11. Terence FFM

    Terence FFM prof. cat-herder

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    Any information regarding when Klim will start taking pre-orders?

    Having waited since what feels like the beginning of time for a jacket/pant like these to come onto the market, I will be supremely choked if when I order, all I get is an "Out of stock" reply.
  12. Happycamper

    Happycamper Have bikes, will travel

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    Terence,

    I am not sure how pre-ordering differs for non-North American orders, but Klim was taking pre-orders direct at the BMW Motorcycle Owners of America Rally and it appears that dealers can pre-order. If there is a dealer in Europe that carries Klim I would recommend asking them. Good Luck!

    Happycamper
  13. eakins

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    the more i see info on this jacket, the more i know this has to be one of the best, if not the best, ADV jacket on the market.
  14. LPC

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    So no harness and water reservoir. Correct?
  15. LPC

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    Ok, I see it has the wrap around water pouch now from the video.
  16. mxbulldog

    mxbulldog Braaaap!

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    I tried on a Badlands at the BMW Summerfest at Mosport last weekend. The guys at Dualsport Plus had a sample there and it was pretty much exactly what I am looking for in a jacket. It was a Large and was snug, but I bet the XL is going to be perfect and is already on my christmas list to me! Very impressed with the details and the quality and it sounds liek the improvements from that pre-pro to the production model will make it even that much sweeter!
  17. jfdirtybiker

    jfdirtybiker Roads are to explore

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    My local vendor emailed me the following delivery dates for the Badland jacket and pants

    Oct 25th for the Black color and Nov 28th for the Gray color.

    Looking forward to my Grey suite. :clap
  18. BoxerDoc

    BoxerDoc Still a nOOb

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    Thanks for that update, DB. :clap

    I pre-ordered the grey, but I'm having second thoughts about the black--esp. since it might get it here earlier.
  19. NWBoarder

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    I think the grey will look pretty good. I have a buddy with the grey Adventure Rally suit, and it looks sweet.
    Black (anything) gets pretty damn hot!
  20. RevZilla

    RevZilla Best on Two Wheels!

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    The most apparent difference between the two is that the Badlands is an extremely well constructed waterproof shell and the Durban is component system with the waterproof element in the liner. For a lot of consumers this is the difference that will aid in the decision making process, since they favor one style or the other. However there are other key differences that I would like to mention. From a protection standpoint both jackets use high end molecular protectors. The Durban uses SAS-TEC and the Badlands uses D30. The one protection advantage that the Badlands has is it's inclusion of a proper back and chest protector, these are optional on the Durban. Both jackets have very functional ventilation and I would rate it as almost a draw between the two based on the fact that the shell of the Durban is a little lighter than the Badlands with the liner out. In cooler temperatures the Badlands will require the addition of some sort of thermal element since one is not included. This is nice because it gives you the choice to select the level of warmth you require depending on the climate, everything from a thin fleece to a full heated liner would all work well under the pro shell . The Durban includes a pac-lite Gore Tex liner with micro fleece inserts and is probably good into the 40's depending on your temperature tolerance. Much cooler than that and you want to look into adding layers.

    Fit wise, the Badlands has a much looser fit and in the pre-production version seems to run large compared to Klim's size chart. This seems to be intentional as it meant to be layered under and offer the ability to move freely on the bike in all scenarios. The Durban has a more traditional cut and seems to run true to size.