KLIM Badlands Pro

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

  1. snbrd4evr

    snbrd4evr Adventurer

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    Yeah, it's definitely not a solid neon yellow, the back has quite a bit of yellow, but who cares, my gf isn't wearing it :evil

    I think it looks great and no one has said anything negative about it yet. Oh, btw... I didn't tell the shop I'd give them a shout out or anything and I definitely don't work for them, but Motoprimo in MN was great at getting me hooked up with this jacket (and pants are to come, but not high viz obviously). Thanks!
  2. icebox

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    Just stoped by the Klim HQ and tried on the new Badlands pants and jacket, pants are a much tighter fit than my Dakars or Mojaves around the waist, and anybody notice the hip armour placement? The armour is in front, not on the side over your hip bone, asked the gal if she knew why and she had no clue. Checked my RP2 and revit pants, and the armour is all on the side. Trying to figure out what they are thinking, it couldn't be moved the way the inner pocket was sewed in. Other than that detail on the pants the jacket is a nice piece, if the collar velcro works to keep the collar open.
  3. snbrd4evr

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    I'll be getting my pants sometime next week and I'll try to take pics of the armor placement. I did notice it a little forward when I tried on a pair (but they were too small so I think I chalked it up to that).
  4. hardwaregrrl

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    I wore 32s in the Traverse and had to go up to the 34s Badlands.....the hip armour is kind of a head scratcher. I wonder if upon impact the pants twist a bit and the armour comes forward?? I hit the asphault in my traverse going about 50mph, and my skinny D30 armour did the job, I had zero brusing on my hip, and I slid on it for about 20 ft. Impressive stuff, but does anybodys knees get irritated from the D30 in the cold months? Mine rubs my knee cap and doesn't bend well......I keep my suit in the basement. A consistant 64F.
  5. levain

    levain STILL Jim Williams

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    Love to see someone address this issue.
  6. keiji

    keiji Long timer

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    I picked up a set of the xt pads, and they are much more flexible in the cold...

    Too bad you have to pay for the poor initial choice though.
  7. Hikertrash

    Hikertrash Wasted Rock Ranger

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    I've never had this problem. I wear long LD Comfort pants underneath and this may have something to do with it. Also the d3o gets hard when its cold out but your body heat should soften them the longer they're on you.


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  8. hardwaregrrl

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    Yeah, after a 50 mile ride, they still are rigid. Bummer, stuff seems brilliant. And not to get in a D30 debate, but it hardens upon impact, right? So instead of slamming onto the ground, which is hard, we're gonna slam onto the ground with rigid armour?? I'm confused how there isn't a "cush" layer against us with the D30 taking the brunt?? I may go back and swap my aerostich armour in the pants. I have them in my traverse, and after some scissor work, they fit. Still using the D30 in the hip. Thanks for the help.
  9. ducatirdr

    ducatirdr Re-entry Noob

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    I thought the hip armor is in a weird place myself and its really thick. I ended up removing mine. If you plan on removing it you may want to go down a size on the waist. I am almost out of range on adjustment now and with the D30 in place it was spot on.

    I would like to hear someone in the know explain this as well. I too ride in the cold and the knees do get hard and seem to lose their impact absorption ability.
  10. Ramv

    Ramv Been here awhile

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    Just picked up the Badland Pro at a nice discount. Very comfortable so far. Can't wait try out the water proofness. I am very excited about the D30 padding. I was using a ten year old Joe Rocket Phoenix under a 15 year old MSR enduro jacket as an overcoat and some tour master over pants. I was worried about not having any chest protection. I would weAr my Acerbis chest protector for hardcore rides but not very practical for adventure touring. I also had a few rides in heavy rain and snow this fall where certain parts got extremely cold from being wet for extended periods so I am excited to have some waterproof gear. Will report back on performance but so far very comfortable.
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  14. hardwaregrrl

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    Ah-ha! Thanks for that.:thumb
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    soph9 Would Love to ride ALL the TIME

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    No kidding, why the f$%k do they think all girls do. Was on my way to buy the Badlands, but I really think I'll wait for womens gear. I'm sick of my coats fitting like a 60's go-go dress.:lol3
  18. icebox

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    when we were at Klim a few weeks ago Laurie was along as well, she wanted to try on some gear. Klim said that womens gear was coming, but they also said they would get back to us about why the hip armor was so far forward, never a peep on either of our e-mail addresses. At 62 going on 63 the hip armour on the new gear is a deal breaker for me, no protection over the major hip bone at all.
  19. wabtklr

    wabtklr Been here awhile

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    Just got my Hi-Viz Badlands Pro from Revzilla, Awesome jacket and great customer service, win/win!:clap
  20. hardwaregrrl

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    That stinks. you could make a new pocket and velcro it in.