KLIM Badlands Pro

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

  1. Mr_Gone

    Mr_Gone Innocent culprit

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    Revzilla has the new Badlands Pro Hi-Viz jacket on their website. It's not in stock yet. Says "Expected to ship this Summer." That could be May. That could be August.
  2. bastimentos

    bastimentos Been here awhile

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    Not one for high viz normally but that looks sharp. I like.
  3. Mr_Gone

    Mr_Gone Innocent culprit

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    I agree. I think it looks pretty good.
  4. Matt

    Matt Dirt Virgin

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    Just checked with Allee at Klim - the only change to the Hi-Viz is the colour.

    Stated it will be in store mid March to April. :wink:
  5. Hikertrash

    Hikertrash Wasted Rock Ranger

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    I think the BMW armor is a proprietary D3O facsimile. It's soft when warm and hardens on impact like the D3O.

    The Airshell may be a summer jacket for folks in Maine, but it was too warm for AZ summers. The best summer jacket with complete armor is the BMW Venting Machine or the Venting Jacket which replaced it last year.
  6. Hikertrash

    Hikertrash Wasted Rock Ranger

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    Looks like a regular snow parka and not a moto jacket.
  7. mrt10x

    mrt10x Dumba$s Jarhead

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    I like it.. but not enough to switch from my current Adventure jacket.. probably would if they would move the bladder pocket to the outside.
  8. ducatirdr

    ducatirdr Re-entry Noob

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    Ordered one of these yesterday from Revzilla. I think I'm in between a Large and XL. The size guide says Large so let's see how it fits. Everything else I have is XL for the top. I have seen a lot of people between L and XL move to another jacket.

    I'm hoping it works out as I really like the features of this jacket. I'll post my findings for those in the same pickle as myself.
  9. kingby

    kingby Adventurer

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    Whats your chest size and sleave length. I am about to pull the same trigger and I think I am in between L and XL too. (BTW I am 43 chest and I have long arms just a tad over 32... the way revzilla says to measure arms. I am 6'3" and 190)

    Pants are even a worse decision. 34 or 36??? I wear 34 jean/dress pants, but have read that the waist is snug. I also don't want the armor floating around.

    Living in Canada, there is no purchase option that has free shipping and returns. Living in Newfoundland, give no option for trying on at a local retailer. They are making this difficult to chose and not be stuck with a bunch of additional costs if I pick wrong.

    Mike

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  10. enduro Dan

    enduro Dan Sticks and Stones™..

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    I'd go large coat 34 pants. ^^
  11. ducatirdr

    ducatirdr Re-entry Noob

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    I'm a 44 chest and 31 inch sleeve. I'm built like a Pro linebacker that retired 10 years ago. :D So ya... Typical American guy build not euro build.

    I wear 34 jeans but have thick legs and can leg press my motorcycles weight easily. I tried on the BMW Ralley 3 pants once and just laughed. I felt like Ross on friends with the leather pants episode.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rbZVlKKd7I8

    So we will see how the KLIM fits.
  12. Y E T I

    Y E T I Unpossible

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    Iwear a 36x34 in jeans and the 36 Long pants fits me perfectly. If anything, they're a tad baggy which is nice for a thin layer underneath if needed. The waist is definitely not snug.
  13. outridingagain

    outridingagain Been here awhile

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    I got one last weekend, Adventure designs was selling them $180 off:clap I am 215 6'3" 45 chest 34-35 arms and went with the XL on their advice to allow for my heated layer. Hope it fits.
  14. kingby

    kingby Adventurer

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    Pulled the trigger on the L jacket and 34 Tall pants (6'3" 190lbs). Also hoping they fit :D.

    Which colors did you guys go with. I went gray. Although I think I like the black better, I think the gray has some contrasting light/dark to it, which is more visible. My luck with Hiz Viz in the past has been a faded ugly mess after awhile and I wanted to avoid that (not to mention I have no idea when we will see the Hi Viz get in stock).
  15. cchoc

    cchoc Outdoor Photographer

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    I have the gray and I like them. I have 46" chest and 36" waist and an XL jacket and 36 pant in the Badlands fit fine, although the pants are on the loose side. I got a set of the Klim suspenders and like them.
  16. ducatirdr

    ducatirdr Re-entry Noob

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    i ordered a Large and it does fit although its snug. I'm working out and dropping my winter weight so the snugness will be gone soon. I'm sitting at my desk today wearing my full suit and have everything zipped up tight. Guess what its comfortable. (Glad I'm working form home today) I just got in from snow blowing my driveway. It was comfortable out in the freezing blowing snow and wind with a thin base layer fleece under it.

    GEESH I buy a new bike and a new riding suit and then we get 2 feet of snow before this weekends mild weather. GREAT....

    So sizing is exactly what they list in the guides. My 44 "heavy" fits in a large. I'm 5 pounds over their 210 max weight but it works for me. The pants are a 36 for my 36 sized dress pants. I could have gone to a 34 as I like to cinch the waist band TIGHT. I hate to have that accordion back piece lose as it gets hit by the back protector when I stand up from sitting. With the 36 on I have the velcro adjusters pulled in all the way. If you don't have much of a bubble butt then you might want to purchase the KLIM suspenders that velcro around the internal loops of the pants.

    Things I don't like.

    The hip armor is surprisingly thick and it catches the bottom of the jacket. This pushes down on the pants making them want to head south. The higher back pant seems to catch on the inside of the jacket. I have MX pants that never slide down. It would be nice to just make the waist band normal and let the tail of the jacket cover the lower back.

    What is up with this collar? It feels like a knife to the throat its so stiff and high in the front. The back and sides of the collar are falling inside the jacket. They are soft and do not hold a shape. Mine arrived crushed so maybe the fabric needs some time to recover but its an odd set up. I hope the front, with time, will break in and not cut into my neck.
  17. Y E T I

    Y E T I Unpossible

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    It will break in. At least mine did.
  18. mreich77

    mreich77 GUNIVY

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    I just bought the Traverse suit and I am experiencing the exact same issue with the collar, regarding being pulled down into the jacket. It seems the weight of the armor and the fact that the inside of the collar is not stitched to the outside anywhere is what is allowing the liner (and collar with it) to be pulled down and in. I thought that perhaps a stitch was left off when making it but a call to Klim seems to confirm that "they are all like that". When I pull the armor out things are fine (not enough weight to pull the inside down). I'm thinking about getting a couple of 1 inch or so tabs sewing the inside and outside together (this is how my rally2 is) which I think would alleviate the problem. New problem would then be the potential for leaks in these new stitches.

    Love the suit otherwise.
  19. Buster714

    Buster714 VP of crash testing

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    I have the Traverse and the Badlands. Both break in and become much more comfortable over time. :thumb
  20. Mr_Gone

    Mr_Gone Innocent culprit

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    I have the Badlands for three months now, and worn it commuting to work nearly every weekday. I think it's breaking in. But I'm not really sure. Maybe I'm just becoming desensitized to it.

    Nevertheless, it's a great jacket.