KLIM Badlands Pro

Discussion in 'Equipment' started by mrt10x, Feb 20, 2011.

  1. 35xj

    35xj Long timer

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    im 5'10 ish 170lbs. I found my medium to fit really well. only complaint is the narrow cuffs, they make it tough to get the jacket over the gauntlet of my gloves.
  2. Mr_Gone

    Mr_Gone Innocent culprit

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    I haven't tried this yet, but I suspect I will probably have the same issue with trying to get the cuffs over my gauntlet gloves. Then again, I am really uncoordinated, so the problem might not lie entirely with the jacket.
  3. cchoc

    cchoc Outdoor Photographer

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    I always put my gauntlets over the jacket cuffs, I thought that was the point of gauntlets? Or maybe I'm just doing it the wrong way?


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  4. V-Stormer

    V-Stormer Bush Basher

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    I ride with gauntlets over the sleeve too.

    There is a chance in some riding positions that the rain might work it's way down the sleeve and under the gauntlet though, especially once you stop, such as at a stoplight. That's one reason to put the gauntlet under. But I find with the DS riding positions on my DR350 and R1200GS that doesn't happen (as long as I don't let my arms hang by my side). So there are times you might want to have the sleeves over the gauntlets and I agree it is a challenge. But 98% of the time I have the gauntlets over top, so that's fine with me. I can deal with it in the occassional special situation.

    My issue with the cuffs is that the stiffness of the material and the added "windstops" make the bulkiness of the cuffs over a thermal layer a challenge to get under anything but the largest of gauntlets. I'm probably going to rip out the windstops. I just find them in the way for the most part and can't see them lasting long anyway made of such lightweight material. They should have made them removable.
  5. Mr_Gone

    Mr_Gone Innocent culprit

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    You're doing it right... but sometimes riders will stuff their glove gauntlets inside their jacket cuffs when it rains to keep the rain from running down the jacket into the glove. With gloves that have large gauntlets, it's more difficult to stuff them inside the jacket if the jacket has small cuffs.
  6. Mav

    Mav Something witty...

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    If you're doing a lot of standing up riding... and it's raining... cuffs inside the glove is a bad idea. DAMHIK :doh
  7. Mr_Gone

    Mr_Gone Innocent culprit

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    Gloves inside the cuff... gloves outside the cuff... it's different for everyone, and what you're riding, and the angle of your arms, and if the wind is blowing out of the northwest, and if it's a Friday.... :D
  8. Core10metal

    Core10metal Been here awhile

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    Wish the cuffs had a rainproof zipper. Cuffs are not adjustable enough. Had to return a nice pair of heated waterproof gloves with gauntlets. Couldn't go over or under cuff. Major negative for me on this jacket. I'm always fussing with them and my gloves.
  9. Mr_Gone

    Mr_Gone Innocent culprit

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    If you don't mind me asking, what sort of heated gloves do you have? I have Gerbing's T5 gloves right now, and the gauntlet fits over the cuff with no problem. Just curious....
  10. epix1718

    epix1718 Been here awhile

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    Just want to comment on how awesome KLIM's customer service is.. I bought a USED Bad Lands Pro jacket that was missing the right honeycomb chest armor piece. Well I contacted KLIM via their website and they responded back via email and sent me a replacement piece free of charge! I was totally expecting to pay for the piece and shipping if need be but they didn't even require that. Great Service!!!
  11. Mr_Gone

    Mr_Gone Innocent culprit

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    That's awesome!!!
  12. steelerider

    steelerider Southafricanamerican

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    Gents,
    About to pull the trigger on this mothership of a suit. Quick question for you owners, I see that there is a ton of venting options on the suit, I especially like the collar arrangement. How does the jacket handle the humid weather?
    I live in PA, it gets really humid here in the height if the summer. I realize that it will not be the same as a mesh jacket, but is it bearbale on a 95 deg, 80 % humidity day? I ride an RT btw.
    Any input is helpful.

    Thanks.
  13. Foot dragger

    Foot dragger singletracker

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    I had a Badlands jacket for about a week,not much venting to speak of,that combined with the weight of the jacket led me to sell it pretty quick. I tried it on,its a heavy,heavy jacket. Heavier then any streetbike jacket Ive tried. Its a winter jacket maybe?
    Great protection Im sure but for any kind of dual purpose dirt riding its too restrictive and hot,there should be big panels on the front/back that open up,but then you wouldnt have all the protection. I thought I would use it for street riding but walking around in it feels like Im trapped in a weight suit.

    Lotsa guys love em so it must be just me.
  14. Multiplicity

    Multiplicity Been here awhile

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    I have the Gerbing T5 gloves and have no problem fitting them over the jacket cuff. I also have a pair of, Held and the KLIM Caldera gloves. These are all the long/gauntlet type glove :hmmmmm
  15. Multiplicity

    Multiplicity Been here awhile

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    Did you open the pit, front and rear vents ??????? I find this jacket to be the best all round 4 season garment available. My AreoStich was a sweatbox in hot weather. It was like wearing a plastic bag :lol3
  16. bmac

    bmac Been here awhile

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    You will get hot, but you will get hot in any jacket. Average skin temperature is typically around 93 degrees. If the actually air temp is higher than that you will see an increase in body temperature as you increase air flow over your skin.

    If I am touring this is the jacket that is going with me. If I am playing around town I choose a full mesh jacket when it gets above 80. Overall, the Badlands does a very good job of venting. The arm vents in combination with the pit vents and exhaust vent in back do flow quite a bit of air.
  17. steelerider

    steelerider Southafricanamerican

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    Great! Thanks for the feedback. So you are OK using this jacket for touring? I take long trips on my RT (a couple days at a time) looking for one suit to do it all, instead of a mesh jacket with 3 different liners.
  18. Foot dragger

    Foot dragger singletracker

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    I did open all the vents,they're not very big especially the forearm vents,it routinely gets over 100 degrees here in nor cal in summer,spring/fall can get pretty hot even. Armpit vents dont seem to work for me when riding a dirt bike.

    Any kind of active sweat inducing off road riding would be beyond hot and sweaty real quick.
    Ive used an Olympia GT-AIR jacket quite a bit,not stylish or hip but I have good armor in it and it flows lots of air that can be closed off and sealed up easily.
  19. CharlieFox

    CharlieFox Been here awhile

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    I ordered the Badlands Pro (jacket and pants), but returned them because of the fit of the the jacket.

    I ordered a Large jacket, which fit through the chest, with enough room to add layers. However the sleeves, particularly the forearm area, were quite tight without layering; and uncomfortable with it, and I don't have huge forearms. I tried an xl and the sleeves were good, but the torso was too billowy and long for my frame.

    I think the Badlands hits the sweet spot in terms of materials, construction quality, venting, and price. Unfortunately the fit did not work for me.
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  20. cug

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    Can't really say any jacket with a price point of $900 and being made in China hits a price sweet spot. Though I was willing to spend the money, but the fit didn't work at all for me, too. Either way too roomy in the waist area with a Large, or too tight in the shoulders with a Medium.

    You really have to try the fit before buying. Especially if you have broad shoulders and long arms plus very narrow waist / hips.