Klim Badlands Pro 2018

Discussion in 'Equipment' started by AdamChandler, Nov 22, 2017.

  1. Beerfire

    Beerfire Been here awhile

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    I have the 2018 pants and only couch ridden them so far ,stupid winter! Anyway do they break in ? I find them very stiff with not a lot of mobility and riding a 1290 SAR I need to throw my leg WAY UP , lol

    Hoping they will get looser , thoughts ?
  2. turtlemoye

    turtlemoye I'd rather not be online.

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    The material will soften up.
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  3. Grumpy old Man

    Grumpy old Man Been here awhile

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    Aye. With use and all sorts of weather thrown at them the will soften.


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  4. marco polo

    marco polo Long timer

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    I ordered the Badlands Pro jacket, and pants from Revzilla last night. That said, I don't have a warm 'n fuzzy feeling that this stuff will fit. I got a Large jacket, and size 32 pants, mainly based on the sizing tool on Klim's website. I was also able to try on a jacket (MED) at the D.C. motorcycle show about ten days ago. I'm now using a BMW Rallye jacket and pants, both size 50 Euro, and they fit me well. I'm not very confident that the Klim stuff will fit me well at all, but I guess I will find out shortly when the FedEx guy shows up. I also tried on the BMW EnduroGuard jacket/pants recently, and I wasn't blown away by them by any means. I wanted to like them, given I had picked up a 20% off BMW coupon at the bike show. I may just end up keeping my Rallye suit. I was just trying to move to the world of no rain gear (I never use the gortex liners for my Rallye suit).
  5. Tewster2

    Tewster2 Long timer

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    I'm a tall skinny guy (6'/180)....I should wear a medium jacket but the arm length would be too short....I have a size large 2012 Badlands Pro jacket...arms are good but big overall. If Klim would make tall sizes (medium/tall) I'd buy another. But will be looking at other brands this year. Too bad.
  6. turtlemoye

    turtlemoye I'd rather not be online.

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    You might want to check out the Kodiak. Very similar to the Badlands but it's a Euro cut so it's pretty skinny. You'd likely be a size 52 or 54. Eurosport in A'ville may have them or we've got one here at my shop in Greensboro.
  7. Bento

    Bento 2017 GS Rallye

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    or the new Carlsbad.
  8. Tewster2

    Tewster2 Long timer

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    Thanks guys
  9. marco polo

    marco polo Long timer

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    Got my Large BL Pro jacket, and size 32 pants from Revzilla yesterday. The pants fit, but the jacket is too big. I picked the pant size after having tried on a size 34 at the D.C. bike show. For the jacket, I used the fit tool (or whatever they call it) on Klim’s website. You answer a series of questions, and you see the suggested size at every step of the process. It suggested a Medium at every step, until it asked my age, at which point it jumped to Large. I should have trusted my instincts and bought a Medium. I’ve ordered a second jacket in Medium. If it fits, including while wearing a Gerbings jacket liner, I’ll send the Large back. If the Medium doesn’t fit, I’ll send everything back. As a point of reference, I’m 5’8”, and weigh 170 lbs. I don’t have a big gut, or anything, and work out regularly, not that I’m a hard-body by any means.

    The other thing I noticed is that there are a few differences between the jacket I received, and the pre-production sample used in Revzilla’s video. Anthony spent a bit of time talking about the zippers, and also the elimination of some zipper garages. The production version I got had zipper garages in the places he described as having lost them in the 2018 version. The jacket also has more of the green coloured weatherguard (?) zippers on the front of the jacket than the video sample did. I bought a Tan jacket, and like the look.

    I still haven’t wrapped my mind completely around the notion of wearing this type of gear in the heat of summer. I wear Rallye jacket, and pants now, and they have performed well (both size 50 Euro).

    ADDENDUM: I received a Medium Badlands Pro jacket yesterday from Revzilla, so I had both the Large and Medium jackets, as well as the pants in size 34 on hand. The upshot was that, while the Medium jacket seemed to fit well over jeans, and even with my Gerbings heated liner on, once I put on my normal base layer, and the Badlands Pro pants, it was rather snug around the hips (and there was no further give possible). Once I hopped on the bike in the garage, it was immediately clear to me that there was no way I'd be comfortable with such a snug fit around my hips. I decided to return everything -- both jackets and the pants -- to Revzilla. They emailed me links to two pre-paid shipping labels, but only after trying to convince me (in an online chat session) to try some other gear, like the Klim Latitude and Ruuka. I'm sure they would have also tried to get me interested in the Klim Kodiak, had I not already told them that I had tried it, and was not interested in it. Other than a defective tire, I had never returned anything to Revzilla, so I was mildly surprised at the "sales job", though I wouldn't call it a hard sell. In the end, I just had to say that all I wanted to do was return the gear (and get the $2,700 in charges off my CC account). I guess I should have believed the rep from a local bike dealership, while at the D.C. bike show, that I'd never get a satisfactory fit in the Badlands Pro.
  10. radmann10

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    I'm tall and slender as well, I went with First Gear jacket and pants because they do have tall sizes!
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  11. akgsa

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    pulled the pin and ordered the jacket and pants today. Along with a new helmet and gloves. Now....for snow to go away...
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  12. ghostrider990

    ghostrider990 Adventurer

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    Watching this thread, and hoping more of you who have ordered the 2018 BP set come back and comment on fit and finish.

    Please be sure to include more data about your body type and measurements, especially Sleeve length, Inseam, and Waist vs. Belly sizes.
    Most all pants sizes make a differentiation between waist and belly (around the navel, vs. around the hips) and this makes a hue difference in size and fitment.

    After two years of kicking tires, I pulled the trigger on a Dominator GTX set last week, and although I've always been a tall thin guy -- the Euro fit is NOT for me. the worst part is the Biceps, and I'm NOT a big guy. 6'1"200lbs, 34 waist, 42 Chest.
    Forget layering. Too thin / skinny / Euro, whatever....
    Now I'm looking at Klim for the exact reason I stayed away from it.....more ROOM.
    I guess I'm officially a 46 year old american male.

    Thanks guys!

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  13. AdamChandler

    AdamChandler n00b

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    I actually did the opposite and ordered last year's Badlands from Revzilla at closeout but if the size is off (very limited selection), I'll return it and order the 2018 model :p at least then I can tell the GF I was trying to save money but they just didn't have the sizes for me.
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  14. turtlemoye

    turtlemoye I'd rather not be online.

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    My shop in Greensboro carries pretty much the full line. If you're willing to purchase from us then please come and try on whatever you like.
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  15. Boxerbreath

    Boxerbreath 2017.5 GS Black Storm

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    ...ah c'mon, I just bought new gear...sheesh, now what am I gonna do.

    This sizing fiasco can be really frustrating. I went through a s-load of brands trying to find some pants that actually fit thanks to the good returns policy at Revzilla.
    Ended up with Rukka Fuel GTX (Gortex) pants that checked all the boxes for cold weather and fit. (NOW $259!).
    Then decided I needed a jacket upgrade form all my old gear so bought the Rev'it Sand 3 which, though not having a Gortex shell, I like very much. Ended up with the pants too...what? They fit?!
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  16. AdamChandler

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    Well, 2XL arrived. I'm 6'3", 249 today. Everything fits really well except at the knees. It's really tight along the back of my lower leg. Loosening those tightening velcro at the calf / knee didn't help..again not the 2018 version but I figured there's an overlap here of people who have owned old Badlands as well. If everything else fits perfectly, I guess I just put up with it. going to be pretty tight as it basically hugs my lower thighs like skinny jeans when I crouch in the riding position.

    Edit: I guess this is the problem with being 250 w/ a 36" waist.

    Shoulders, Arms, fore-arm, calves and butt are all perfect.
    Midsection is like 6" too round and I have the straps pulled as tight as they'll go and thighs are like skinny jeans. Waist is okay.

    Edit 2: I would assume the 2018 Badlands Suit won't resolve these issues? I'm also pretty sure alternations are impossible w/o breaking the Gore-tex layer permanently.
  17. Aviatordoc

    Aviatordoc BMW R1200 GSA LC rider

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    Adam, I think the 2018 are cut differently.
  18. Patch

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    Correct, it will void the Klim warranty, and possibly the Gore as well.

    Note, if you hadn't heard - MAX BMW now has full Klim pop-up shops in all 4 stores in place until July so you may be able to try some additional sizes on without having to ship back and forth to Revzilla until you find what works best.
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  19. AdamChandler

    AdamChandler n00b

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    Looking at Revzilla's Sizing chart, they are identical. I took measurement (or the GF did):
    • Chest 49
    • Arm 35
    • Waist 45
    • Hips 47
    • Inseam 32
    2XL Jacket Sizing:
    • Chest 50-52 (big)
    • Waist 47-49 (big)
    • Arm 35-36 (spot on)
    38 Pants Size:
    • Waist 44-46 (good)
    • Hips 49-51 (a bit big, although it's really tight at the knees)
    • Inseam 32 (spot on)
    So the jacket is really perfect on shoulders and huge in my gut area. Pants are great fit length and waist but thighs are too tight. For how expensive this is, I think I'm just going to return it. It won't really "break in" and I need a bit more motion..it feels too restrictive in the legs.

    Closing thoughts, I have a 2 XL Alpine Stars Andes and Valparaiso and both of those fit perfectly all around. this is too big or too small. Oh well. thanks guys!

    I noticed that. I think their XL will be too small and 2XL is awkward. guess it's not for me.
  20. LittleWiggler

    LittleWiggler Been here awhile

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    The 2018 Badlands Pro is definitely cut a lot different.

    I have a size Large V2 Badlands (so the last version before the new one) jacket.

    I tried on the 2018 and the M is too small and the L is too big for me.

    Very similar to the Kiros helmet. M is too small, L is too big.

    I am 5'11, 180lbs.
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