Klim or rukka

Discussion in 'New Zealand' started by Simonhantler, Aug 4, 2014.

  1. Simonhantler

    Simonhantler Been here awhile

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    Anyone got klim or rukka gear, if so whats the verdict?
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  2. wairau

    wairau south pacific itinerant

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    just had some klim gear arrive from the states. badlands jacket/trou. just retired my dainese textile suit which i was happy with, this ones the goods. been on 1 decent ride.

    sorry, never had rukka so cant compare the 2.
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  3. RMOTO

    RMOTO Doing secret stuff

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  4. Simonhantler

    Simonhantler Been here awhile

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    hi, where did you buy from in the states, cost? cheers simon
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  5. wairau

    wairau south pacific itinerant

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    revzilla.com usd$1550 +$70 postage

    it was about nzd$300 nz customs wanted before they let nz post deliver it.

    you can get freight free deals off ebay for the same $ but revzilla have a good returns policy
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  6. RMOTO

    RMOTO Doing secret stuff

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    Paul (TrialsRider) has just taken on the Klim gear for New Zealand. He is doing a sweep NZ wide of all the bike shops demonstrating the gear right now. His prices are sharp, pretty much the same as buying overseas plus you get the bonus of local NZ support.

    I like Revzilla and use it often for products not stocked here in NZ, great service, fast delivery but, when I had to send back the jacket to get the larger size is was a case of kissing goodbye $70 in freight. Paul will be able to sort out size changes without overseas prices. This applies to any warranty issue should they arise.

    Paul is a good sort, a keen adventure rider and he has my vote for supporting a kiwi company. His website will be launching in the next few weeks or you can PM him over here:
    http://www.kiwibiker.co.nz/forums/showthread.php/168394-Klim-riding-gear-demos-in-the-North-Island
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  7. wairau

    wairau south pacific itinerant

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    i looked for a nz retailer. maybe next time.
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  8. RMOTO

    RMOTO Doing secret stuff

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    Yeah he has only just secured the NZ distribution rights. Whatever the case, you have yourself some sweet gear
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  9. nikoktm

    nikoktm Been here awhile

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    I Have both. A Rukka Vauhti Gore tex and a Klim Badlands...
    Really like the quality of the Rukka one, and the rubber zipper, but I found the Badlands more comfortable overall.
    I also have the Spidi Adventure H2O and is by far the best one!. I strongly suggest you to consider that jacket as well.
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  10. Simonhantler

    Simonhantler Been here awhile

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    hi i just spent about an hour on your site, great stuff man.i registered to, couldnt help myself, awsome site.
    i see you have the traverse, do you have the badlands too, i saw that on your site?
    where did you buy the klim?
    i see you bagged corbin, fair enough too. ive got russell day-long seats on my 990 and 690,fanatstic seats.
    great work on remotemoto.
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  11. Uncle Gumby

    Uncle Gumby Been here awhile

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    I have a 10 yr old Rukka Air jacket. I love it and will keep it until it wears out which may never happen. Have only replaced some worn out Velcro on it. I also have Klim Dakar pants and just bought the Latitude pants. I have had no issues with either. Don't think you will be disappointed with either brand
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  12. aGremlin

    aGremlin Been here awhile

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    I've got a Rukka Armas suit. It's not my main suit as it's too expensive and warm to use every day (got a Rev'it one for that).

    However, the Rukka is the best I've had. Laughs at water and fantastic in cold weather as well, if I'm doing long winter road rides, I definitely use the Rukka.
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  13. Left Testicle

    Left Testicle Been here awhile

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    I'm a BMW pounce. Only wear BMW, peasants
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  14. Simonhantler

    Simonhantler Been here awhile

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    just got my rukka, awsome gear. havvent had it in rain yet but ill let you know in a few weeks how that goes. also got klim badlands pro, ill do a full review of each soon. both bloody expensive but after having bmw gear, which is great but wet, its time for gear that does evrything.
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