KLIM Badlands Pro

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

  1. AdventurePoser

    AdventurePoser Long timer

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    I live on the Left Coast and shipping time from KLIM is about two days. Of course, the repair may take longer. If you stay in contact with them I know they will do their best to expedite your gear.

    Good luck!

    Steve
  2. Hikertrash

    Hikertrash Long timer

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    They looked at my jacket the same day it was delivered to them and they fixed it the next day and shipped it back to me next day Air. I'm in AZ so delivery to them was a little quicker.

    That being said, I'd look for a tailor/seamstress locally because I'm sure they can fix it. You know Klim is going to charge you for fixing it. Even if they charge you $20 and you spend $20 to ship it, plus they'll charge you return shipping which for me was $8, that's an expensive zipper fix.
  3. JustRon

    JustRon ex-broadwayron

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    I'm on the east coast, so it will take a little longer. If the zipper needs to be replaced, I wouldn't know where to take it locally to a place I could trust. Plus, it would probably cost $50-$100 (I'm in NYC). I would think zipper replacement would be a warranty repair- it happened under normal usage- not abuse.
  4. Hikertrash

    Hikertrash Long timer

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    Wear under normal use is not covered under warranty, only defective materials/workmanship. All the better if you're in NYC. My R3 jacket had ripped at the seam which was due to defective workmanship, but instead of sending it off for two weeks for warranty repair (only moto jacket at the time), I found a Vietnamese seamstress locally that repaired it in a day for $6. We have quite a few Vietnamese tailors/seamstresses in the city and they are incredibly skillful and much cheaper than some of the other tailors I've gotten quotes from. I would at least look into it because it's possible you wouldn't need the zipper replaced.
  5. istanbulian

    istanbulian 950S Adventure

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    Interesting; I thought I was the only one to suffer from what I would consider premature wear to the interior of a Badlands Pro Jacket. My wear is after c 3,000 miles caused by the in-bulit kidney belt abrading on the inner surface. Needless to say this is considered "fair wear & tear" and is not covered by any sort of warranty.

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    I've now had this whole area patched & reinforced but pretty poor for such a high-priced jacket in my book. I was looking at purchasing the matching trousers/pants but this has rocked my confidence in the product.

    Great design but poor durability.
  6. Patch

    Patch Been here awhile

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    Not picking on you directly ... but geez - friction causes heat and the abrasion of contact surfaces. If something is rubbing the inner liner of your gear in the same spot every time you wear it - it's going to create a hole.
  7. AdventurePoser

    AdventurePoser Long timer

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    Did KLIM tell you verbally they would not cover this repair, or are you assuming they will call it "normal" wear and tear?
  8. istanbulian

    istanbulian 950S Adventure

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    I was informed via e-mail.

    If this was a GBP250 jacket with 10,000 miles of use it would be acceptable. At GBP 800 and 2-3,000 miles I am less convinced.

    Having said all that the UK importer did do all they could to help.
  9. AdventurePoser

    AdventurePoser Long timer

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    Okay. ..just curious. I'm leaving Oct 1 on a 20, 000 mile ride in my Klim Latitude suit...I hope it lasts the trip. ...

    You have a separate Gore tex warranty...have you checked with them?
  10. ghostryder

    ghostryder made it

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    This is interesting. I have been a fan of their gear for a while. I am sad to see that such a high end (expensive) piece of clothing is not guaranteed by the manufacturer. This type of wear seems like it would be covered. What is the point of paying so much for it then?
  11. Daz the Aussie

    Daz the Aussie Dualsporting Actor

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    Well despite the recent negatives some people have experienced with their Klim outfits, I placed an order for a new Badlands Pro jacket this morning. For me it will get used 80% for commuting, and yes I know it may be overkill for that but the fact is L.A. is a dangerous place to commute so I would prefer to be in something tough when things go pear shaped and I am just so impressed with all the great features this jacket offers, especially getting me away from a stupid internal waterproof liner system. Man I hate those things! Looking forward to this piece of kit with great...............anticipation.
  12. Y E T I

    Y E T I No Talent Ass Clown

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    Good on ya Mate! :clap Mine is one of the first ones made, has Dog knows how many miles on it, and is in perfect condition. Wore it 300 miles today commuting through the Hell that is 93* San Bernardino/Riverside. :puke1
  13. bamarider

    bamarider Adventure n00b

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    I had the same complaint on my collar. I have found that ensuring that the snap in the center is actually snapped lines things up so that it is not an issue. It's a bit fiddley solution to remember each time, but it sure lets me know real quick when I forget.... YMMV.. I've put over 10,000 miles on mine in the last 2 years..

    Philip

  14. squatch.f22

    squatch.f22 Adventurer

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    I now have over 7000 miles on my gear... I found something new that works great this last weekend. I've been using an evaporative vest under the jacket for hot days and it did an okay job at keeping me cool. I had been riding with all comfort zippers open. This last weekend I rode out to New Mexico with my vents zipped closed, wet vest on. It was a significant improvement! Plus, when it started raining I didn't have to stop to close them up.

    - Justin
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  15. JM

    JM Been here awhile

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    I'm 6' 4" 240+- and have been riding with a Roadcrafter for the last 8 years. If you are worried about Stich sizing have them do a custom fit for you. When I bought mine I had them send me 50L as a sizing suit. I sat on the bike with a tape mearurer in one hand and the phone in my other with Aerostich on the line. They walked me through all the custom measurments and made a suit for me. I sent back the 50L and got the custom suit. It fits like a glove. All the armor is in the right place.

    With that said I just purchased a 2XL Badlands Pro Jacket and 40L pant combo last weekend for a upcoming trip to Copper Canyon. I decided I wanted more venting for hot weather trips. I rode up to Touratech in Seattle and tried on every size combo to get the best fit. Touratech didn't have the 40L pants in stock but a 40R was just a little to short when I was seated on the 1200LC they had on the show room floor. It probably took Eric at touratech a good 45 minutes to clean up after my in store gear search for the perfect fit. :D

    I really like the Stich and it will be my go to suit for commuting. I'm hoping for good things with the Badlands. It does seem to bunch up around the middle when I'm sitting on the bike but once I load up the pockets and fill the 3L bladder with ice water I bet it snuggs up some. Since I'm waiting for the pants I have yet to wear the jacket out riding. The suspense is killing me. Time to give my friends at Touratech a call and bug them about a delivery date. :evil

    By the way. I've had great customer service from both Aerostich and Touratech. Their gear may be a tad expensive but they stand behind it and to me that's worth a few extra $$.
  16. zapf

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    I would like to suggest it is how the jacket being worn that may have caused the damage. I have done 20'000 miles on mine in 4 months and it is still like new around the belt area.
  17. zapf

    zapf n00b

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    Long story... "short version"

    April 2013 - Bought a set of Badlands after being let down by a set of brand new 2013 Dainese D-dry adv suit.

    Ride around Europe from 0 degree C and rain in the Alpes to 38 degree C in Greece and Spain. :clap Great GEAR. I loved it.

    Late August 2013 - Crash tested on Hungary motorways from the torrent of water on the road

    Conditions: around 100kph / road covered with torrent of water / like a water slide / slid for approx 200~400 meters. (according to my GPS on bike)

    Note: I was not using the build in d3o armor for the knee as it moved too much. And instead wore a A* knee guards and A* Toucan boots.

    Below are the major damages. minor damages in a few other places

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    I am sending them to Austria to have them repaired.
  18. Daz the Aussie

    Daz the Aussie Dualsporting Actor

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    Thanks for sharing. After seeing that I am so glad I opted to buy the jacket (so far, still deciding on the pants) and seeing what sort of protection they can provide. Everyone has a recommendation on gear but it's not until you have seen real life accidents such as yours and what the gear went through and ended up like that you can can begin to assess the worthiness of said gear. Hope you are ok, I can only image what your skin would have looked like without good protection.
  19. zapf

    zapf n00b

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    No problems. I can confirm that none of the seams and stitching even thou worn, is pulling apart. Unlike some of the cheaper gear that has hardly any overlap and you seems are pulling from normal everyday use.

    In an emergency / while on tour, can be patched up with Goretex repair panels to made water proof and continue riding.

    I am hoping to get some super fabric panels installed in elbow and knee area for additional durability.
  20. steveWFL

    steveWFL Long timer

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    Question, if i'm not mistaken the Badlands Pro has been out several years now? Is a replacement "revision A" suit on the horizon yet?