Thoughts on the 2020 KTM Adventure R Rally Jacket

Discussion in 'Equipment' started by ADVraider, Oct 13, 2020.

  1. ADVraider

    ADVraider Been here awhile

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    Any thoughts/feedback on the 2020 KTM Adventure R Rally Jacket?

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    • Water-resistant all-weather rally jacket
    • Removable, breathable, wind and waterproof Z-liner membrane
    • Mesh lining throughout with optimum ventilation for impressive comfort
    • Maximum air circulation thanks to air intakes on the chest and vertical air outlets on the back
    • Suitable for use all year round thanks to removable thermal lining
    • Removable SAS-TEC® protectors on shoulder and elbow
    • Actively styled with excellent freedom of movement for optimum comfort
    • Preformed elbow structure for increased ride comfort
    • Elastic drawstring adjustable on both sides
    • Straps for waistband and sleeve width adjustment
    • Adjustable waist
    • Mesh lining
    • Several outer pockets
    • KTM TPR zip-pull
    • Pocket for optional SAS-TEC back protector
    • 96 % nylon / 2 % elastane / 1 % leather / 1 % polyurethane
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  2. AdamChandler

    AdamChandler Ascending n00b

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    Appealing but that all depends on what they’re charging. $400...solid price, $900, hard pass.
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  3. cblais19

    cblais19 Long timer

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    Looks cool, needs more vents.
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  4. squish

    squish Out of the office.

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    I don't like waterproof liners,
    The overall cut looks good, if a bit garish, but the target audience sort of likes that kind of thing.
    No decent forward vents.
    From a style stand point I like the no outside second layer, leather patch on the impact areas look of this jacket.
    But for long term I'd worry about the durability

    Red and Oranges fade the most under UV light, I wonder how this jacket will look two years down the road and 30K miles of sun exposure.
    Since the orange areas of this jacket are typically what fade first for me with any of my jackets.
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  5. Red liner

    Red liner Been here awhile

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    Steal deal for 250 bucks

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  6. AdamChandler

    AdamChandler Ascending n00b

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    Totally. That thing would cost $700 if it had a BMW logo on it.
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  7. antirich5

    antirich5 Long timer

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    I'm guessing its make by Alpinestars?

    Those top snaps look like access vents; which are in a good position to grab air, even with a windscreen. Really needs vents on the sleaves/armpits though.
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  8. cblais19

    cblais19 Long timer

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    I'm not sure who's making the lower end stuff for KTM, but if it's been made by A* or another big name, they call it out directly and use the same model name.
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  9. ADVraider

    ADVraider Been here awhile

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    For additional 10% off add coupon code: BETARIDERS
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  10. cblais19

    cblais19 Long timer

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    Is this a stealth marketing approach? :hmmmmm:p
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  11. ADVraider

    ADVraider Been here awhile

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    Hahah, no no, just trying to contribute to my fellow inmates!

    I just bought the jacket myself a moment ago and found this code on the advrider.com
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  12. cblais19

    cblais19 Long timer

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    Nice! Be interested to see your impressions when you get it.
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  13. ADVraider

    ADVraider Been here awhile

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    Will give an update in about a week or so then!

    I posted the same question on a bunch of KTM facebook groups and gotten about 30-40 responses, all positive, people loving the jacket.
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  14. 2wheellove

    2wheellove Adventurer

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    I was thinking of purchasing the set. Can anyone comment on sizing? I am usually between an XL and XXL but I don't know which to choose here since there are no sizing charts. I wound up taking a huge loss on a badlands pro 2xl because i was swimming in it.

    -Dan
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  15. ADVraider

    ADVraider Been here awhile

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    I had this jacket for about a month or so now. Phenomenal quality, functionality, and fit.

    I usually wear a Large, I also wear a Large in Klim and an XL in Revi't jackets. The KTM Jacket was spot on Large for me.
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  16. cblais19

    cblais19 Long timer

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    How’s the venting?
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  17. ADVraider

    ADVraider Been here awhile

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    Superb! I rode in mid 70's without much fuss. It has an amazing feature that all jackets should have. Basically you can either zip with normally or, you have a second liner (mesh) section (about 2.5 inch wide) that you can zip it to that, meaning you get a feeling of an open jacket while its actually zipped to the mesh section. Its a really well designed jacket.
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  18. cblais19

    cblais19 Long timer

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    How many vents does it actually have?
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  19. ADVraider

    ADVraider Been here awhile

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    • A big one the length of the entire front zipper
    • 2 near collar bone
    • 2 under armpits
    • 2 vents in the back (top)
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  20. cblais19

    cblais19 Long timer

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    Wow, thanks!
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