KLIM Badlands Pro

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

  1. bigborefan

    bigborefan Making new friends

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    I am already a KLIM whore. I have had to return two items. Excellent results both times. Neither was a GoreTex issue though.
  2. NTTF

    NTTF ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)

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    See my post (#1448) regarding hi viz. Like most hi viz colors, it fades. It's not deal breaking for me, it's still an unnatural color. The fade is noticeable when looking at areas that stay shaded vs areas that are always in the sun. I have about 6,500 miles with it.
  3. DocSpook

    DocSpook Been here awhile

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    I rode mine in a torrential 36 degree F downpour for 4 hours with occasional hail, got to the hotel ...100% dry


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  4. bonndias

    bonndias n00b

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  5. bonndias

    bonndias n00b

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    Sorry, pretty thick fingers this morning. "23" defenitly is no message!

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  6. KingOfFleece

    KingOfFleece SplitWeight(tm) waterproof seat covers Supporter

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    A bit off topic-if you treat your hi viz with a good UV block it's last much longer.
  7. Chigger

    Chigger Adventurer

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    I hope I didn't miss this already, but I just noticed the price of the jacket is back up to $900 on Revzilla. Does anyone know what this means?

    Thanks
  8. Steve Glenn

    Steve Glenn Been here awhile Super Supporter

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    The Baslands Pro 2 is on hold, till May.
  9. James Adams

    James Adams Long timer

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    The sale is over :lol3
  10. rboett

    rboett posser noob 205

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    still $700 on the KLim home site:dunno
  11. veriest1

    veriest1 Minimalist Gear Hoarder

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    The arm vents on mine only leak if you leave them open (duh) or don't get the zipper in the garage.

    I've logged about 25k miles in mine and it's the best jacket I've ever had. It's worth every penny.
  12. MasterB

    MasterB Adventurer

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    The price has been lower (not on sale) for quite some time on Klim
  13. menotknow

    menotknow always n00b

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    Just got my Badlands Pro home and took it for a small 30 miles ride to appreciate rain ("rare" thing this season in Seattle :rofl). Awesome jacket. No leaks and very nice fit. I love the belt just like on my previous jacket. Back protector feels a bit wide but I guess that is a good thing. I'm not 100% sold yet on the inner sleeve. I liked them when I tried the jacket on at the store, and than at the show, than at home but after 40 minutes with gloves over them (also Klim) I felt a bit of pressure points between thumb and index finger. I also miss some clear instructions. Where can I find clear info about which pocket is waterproof or not or how to run the bladder with hose and which would fit. Basically I miss some sort of manual that I do not find on Klim page.
  14. K1W1

    K1W1 Long timer Supporter

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    I was riding in stop start traffic on Friday in my Misano with temps around 35C. I really have no issues with it venting it works as well or better than any other jacket I have owned (probably better) and I use the front map pockets as vents rather than pockets.
    The only (minor) venting grip I have is the forearms. I would like to see vents between the elbows and the wrists but I realise that would probably compromise waterproofness. Even with short gloves and having the sleeve openings as wide as possible I still get really warm/hot in the forearms.
    Overall short of a fully vented jacket I think the Misano works pretty well in 30C+ temps.
  15. keiji

    keiji Long timer

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    None of the external pockets are waterproof - the pleats that makes pockets flare out aren't sealed so they will seep water eventually. If you want stuff to stay dry, you use the gore-tex baggie included, or a ziplock., or put it in one of the inside pockets.
  16. Chigger

    Chigger Adventurer

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    Has anyone cut the adjustment straps off f the arms? My fifty year old averge guy arms don't even fit in them. I'm only 5'9", 165lbs.

    Thanks
  17. Hikertrash

    Hikertrash Wasted Rock Ranger

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    There's pics and video on how to run the bladder tube in this thread.
  18. Y E T I

    Y E T I Unpossible

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    :scratch My jacket has forearm vents on both arms. Just checked. See?

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  19. James Adams

    James Adams Long timer

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    The Badlands indeed has those vents, but K1W1 is complaining about the Latitude Misano jacket, not the Badlands Pro jacket.
  20. Y E T I

    Y E T I Unpossible

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    Ahhhhh. That makes sense. :thumb