KLIM Badlands Pro

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

  1. Widtsoe

    Widtsoe Add throttle

    Joined:
    Mar 1, 2009
    Oddometer:
    134
    Location:
    A cave
    Seems solid.

    Dainese D-Explorer costs about the same. I like the layering of the functional parts, versus that of the Klim. I also think that the D will vent better.
  2. Texas1600

    Texas1600 Adventurer

    Joined:
    Sep 10, 2014
    Oddometer:
    67
    Location:
    Texas
    Received my new Badlands Jacket and Pants today. I bought through Revzilla and they were directly shipped from Klim.

    First off - the quality is excellent. This is my first jacket or pants from Klim but I must say I am impressed. Material is comfortable but I think it will get even better once I get a few miles on them.

    The fit is near perfect for me. I am 5'11", 200#'s. I ordered the large in the jacket and 34 Tall in the pants. I wear a 34 inseam in jeans and the tall fit me perfect. My only gripe is the jacket is a bit tight under the arms. Chest, shoulders, and arm length are perfect though so going to an XL would have been a mistake.

    All I can compare these to are the BMW Rallye 3 jacket and pants. Those were fine but they were too big for me and hated wearing them. Much more impressed with the Klim gear!

    BTW, if anyone is looking for the new blue Rallye 3 jacket and pants, I am about to list them on ebay. Size 58 jacket and 54 pants. Worn 3 times.
  3. muck

    muck new york

    Joined:
    Aug 2, 2004
    Oddometer:
    117
    Location:
    Queens
    Hey Texas you wrote they where tight under the arms? Did you mean in the arms? Thanks
  4. Texas1600

    Texas1600 Adventurer

    Joined:
    Sep 10, 2014
    Oddometer:
    67
    Location:
    Texas

    I should have been more descriptive. I just meant when I cross my arms, right around my armpit, kind of on the outside of my pecks, it's a tad tight. If that makes any sense at all... I'm hoping it will be better once I get the jacket broken in some.
  5. muck

    muck new york

    Joined:
    Aug 2, 2004
    Oddometer:
    117
    Location:
    Queens
    Gotcha thanks.
  6. AliveDK

    AliveDK Long timer

    Joined:
    Sep 8, 2013
    Oddometer:
    1,107
    Location:
    Denmark
    Tks appreciated Tex - happy riding !
  7. GCecchetto

    GCecchetto Long timer Supporter

    Joined:
    Jun 29, 2013
    Oddometer:
    2,943
    Location:
    Woodside CA
    +1 that's why I went with the Badlands Pro. I don't mind the roomy cut, so I don't think I'll be racing out for the new version. If I was thinking about it, I would take a hard look at the Adventure Rally suit.
  8. rboett

    rboett posser noob 205

    Joined:
    Nov 5, 2002
    Oddometer:
    2,397
    Location:
    nwa
    FYI revzilla has a 25% off sale:clap
  9. GCecchetto

    GCecchetto Long timer Supporter

    Joined:
    Jun 29, 2013
    Oddometer:
    2,943
    Location:
    Woodside CA
    How many of you folks using the badlands Pro use the internal hydration pocket? I'm trying to decide if I am going to buy a hydration pack , or just put a bladder in the jacket. Kind of leaning towards the internal pocket. Seems a little funky to access, but not the end of the world, and with 3 a liter capacity it's probably a once a day deal at the most.
  10. Y E T I

    Y E T I Unpossible

    Joined:
    Apr 26, 2007
    Oddometer:
    8,521
    Location:
    San Diego
    I thought it was only 2 liters. :dunno I have never used it because it's so wonky. I just use a Kreiga hydration pack.
  11. steveWFL

    steveWFL Long timer

    Joined:
    Feb 25, 2010
    Oddometer:
    1,394
    Location:
    Tampa
    i stuff a water bladder in mine all the time
  12. MaxSeven

    MaxSeven Been here awhile

    Joined:
    Jun 2, 2014
    Oddometer:
    431
    Location:
    Great Lakes State
    Based on Revzilla's video, the new pants look much better, especially the two draw straps positioned above and below the knees - which would cinch any extra "flappy" material away. I still think Klim could do something with the bubble butt thing.

    <iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/RbFDWSmaMUg" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>
  13. Crocodile Tears

    Crocodile Tears Tiny Swedish Climate Demon Supporter

    Joined:
    Nov 3, 2008
    Oddometer:
    10,720
    Location:
    Waterville, OH
    does anyone know how big of a bladder the hydration pouch on the new Badlands will take? My only bladder is a 3L camelbak and it was obviously way too large when I tried last week
  14. Y E T I

    Y E T I Unpossible

    Joined:
    Apr 26, 2007
    Oddometer:
    8,521
    Location:
    San Diego
    The Klim rep I spoke with said 3 Liters. Not confirmed personally however.
  15. VincitOmnia

    VincitOmnia Flyover Adventurer

    Joined:
    Sep 14, 2012
    Oddometer:
    80
    Location:
    Midwest
    I've done it both ways (internal and external bladder). The internal is really convenient and slick. The only issue I've ever had is that if you use cold water the bladder will develop condensation. That condensation will then run down the bladder and the inside of your jacket and into your pants leaving you with a very wet butt. Not a big deal if it's hot outside, but if it's even a little bit cool that gets old really fast.
  16. StriderTB

    StriderTB Strudel

    Joined:
    Jun 19, 2012
    Oddometer:
    304
    Location:
    The Garden State
    Just got back from a rainy trip to Starbucks. :evil

    [​IMG]
  17. going south

    going south hero & Zero...

    Joined:
    Oct 26, 2008
    Oddometer:
    1,400
    Location:
    Mazatlan. sometimes seattle!
    The biggest bummer for me with a camelback on ANY jacket with vents is it pinches the airflow off kinda defeats the purpos of vents, so much so that I tried wearing the pac under the jacket with just the hose hanging out.... Worked ok..
    I pretty much ride where it's hot and hotter.
  18. Y E T I

    Y E T I Unpossible

    Joined:
    Apr 26, 2007
    Oddometer:
    8,521
    Location:
    San Diego
    :nod That's pretty much the biggest issue for me too. When it gets really hot, I strap my Kreiga hydration pack to my tank bag.
  19. GCecchetto

    GCecchetto Long timer Supporter

    Joined:
    Jun 29, 2013
    Oddometer:
    2,943
    Location:
    Woodside CA
    Hmmmm...I rode 120 miles on Friday with the hydration bladder in the jacket in temps that were in the mid 80's and didn't notice any reduced ventilation.
  20. rokdktr

    rokdktr Adventure North

    Joined:
    Oct 17, 2005
    Oddometer:
    323
    Location:
    Calgary
    I use the internal bladder on mine religiously. Somewhat awkward to get in the first couple times, but takes about 3 minutes to remove, fill, and replace now that I've done it a few times.

    Anything built in works well for me.