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Klim Adventure Suit

Discussion in 'Equipment' started by osteo, Dec 3, 2009.

  1. Rick West

    Rick West Function not Farkles

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    So you are not going to tell us about "the much cheaper alternatives that offer the same level of protection and features"?

    :poser
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  2. Mercury264

    Mercury264 Once you go Triple...

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    :rolleyes

    Buy the Klim. Enjoy :thumb
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  3. the kaz

    the kaz has become "FERAL"

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    AGREED :baldy

    thats why I have an american ship to address with forwarding :D
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  4. ADVKmac

    ADVKmac Adventurer

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    Isn't this the suit Pyndon wore during his Salt and Gold 2009 ride?
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  5. SteveRed

    SteveRed Adventure Moto

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    He's just exhaling slowly as he considers the price :lol3

    But seriously, this is the first suit made from Goretex (even the BMW RP suits have gore liners) and is designed for racing long distance dessert races etc. It is the sort of suit I would have based on the technology and the idea I can live in it and simply carry spare underpants and a few T-Shirts and maybe one pair of jeans. Goretex breaths but is waterproof. The harness will allow you to carry gear on your person without the jacket feeling like you have a sack of potatoes on (That's how I feel with the RP2 suit I have). It is competatively priced with the BMW suits and that Finnish suit!? (Can't remember the name). But yes it is very exxy :eek1
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  6. Ceri JC

    Ceri JC UK GSer

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    I have the feeling that most of the time a Halvarrsons Safety Suit would be vastly more appropriate for the type of riding I do, but there's not much in the price between them and damn that looks like serious kit. My only slight niggle is that the built-in back protector looks a little short. I almost always find ones in jackets a bit short for comfort compared to seperate back protectors, but if longer back armour was an option, I'd be seriously tempted.
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  7. johnnyandjebus

    johnnyandjebus Been here awhile

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    Care to expand on that?
    I ask because I am looking at buying better boots and body armor before the spring and really want to buy state side to avoid the
    "so you live in Canada? Let me adjust our retail price accordingly" mentaility that prevails up here.

    Specifically the forwarding aspect, I get the american address part.

    thanks,
    John
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  8. xcgates

    xcgates Whaaa?

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    I assume something similar to what I do while living at school. Tell the post office that I am going to be living at address "X" for the next 9 months or so, please send all the fun crap up to "X".
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  9. xr400r

    xr400r Long timer

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    I really like KLIM and what they are trying to do but I paid 2300 for my bike! It would make sense if they offered this suit with "options" so that you could add the protection if you wanted it. I am just not sure why this stuff has to be priced so high!!!??????

    Although, I take that back. If I was commuting everyday or setting out to ride RTW I might consider it....:1drink
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  10. viatormundi

    viatormundi Citizen of the world

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    How is the ventilation of this new suit? As good as BMW RP2 for example? Suitable for hot summer days?
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  11. CodyY

    CodyY ADVenture Capitalist

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  12. bush pilot

    bush pilot Long timer

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    It's worth getting top quality gear if you spend a lot of time on your motorcycle.(even if it's a KLR)
    It's looks like the Motoport kevlar offers a bit more crash protection.
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  13. SteveRed

    SteveRed Adventure Moto

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    You fucking want one... YOU KNOW YOU DO!!! :wink: :rofl
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  14. rosscoact

    rosscoact need constant supervision

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    I know I do but..............
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  15. OutBack

    OutBack Been here awhile

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    Holy smokes!!

    For those $ tell `em they`re dreaming.
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  16. john_aero

    john_aero Long timer

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    looking for a complete kit myself and this looks great but hell i wouldnt pay that much way too dear for me.

    but klim do make nice stuff
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  17. Mercury264

    Mercury264 Once you go Triple...

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    Nope, I'll pass thanks :thumb
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  18. PunkinHead

    PunkinHead Moobless Adventurer Supporter

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    I think the problem is that it's misnamed. All those features are really cool and it looks like a great bit of kit, but many of the features just aren't going to be used by someone who's touring. Instead of Adventure Suit it should be called Dakar Rally Suit to better reflect its intended niche.
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  19. BCC

    BCC I know better

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    It's kinda nice we all have different perceptions. Makes the world go 'round.

    I think it is perfectly named. It's a go anywhere, in any weather suit, with an orientation towards long distance, great (meaning shitty dirt and gravel) roads.

    Aerostich makes a good tarmac touring suit. I see the KLM Adventure as more of a BMW RP2, without needing the liners so many complain about.

    The older I get and and the less able to bounce I become, the more I like really top notch gear. If I ever trash my RP2 and can still ride, I'd strongly consider this. As long as it vents really good.
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  20. Xeraux

    Xeraux Archvillain

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    Nope! I want one sos I can look like Charlie McEwan. :gdog
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