Here is a first look of the Klim Badlands Pro Jacket and Pants outfit to the adventure lineup from Klim. They did a surprise unveil this weekend at Indy.
I got to spend some time in it and it is going to be a huge win when it comes out late Fall 2011. Its a more cross-over oriented hard-core 4-season gore-tex shell at $849 vs the $1200 Adventure Rally Jacket.
4 Season Gore-Tex Pro-Shell Armacore Exterior with the waterproof / breathable membrane built into the shell with Gore-Tex Stretch Panels on the shoulder blades. Extreme Durability - offroad rugged yet refined IMO.
Built in Kidney Belt and hidden Passport pocket.
Black and Silver Color options.
Slightly lighter weight than the Adventure Rally
Deflexion Armor / Mesh Chest Plate by DOW
Included d3o Armor with a next gen d30 T5 13mm backpad.
I still wear a large and it is an enduro style cut, but I feel as it is more streamlined for crossover riding and slightly more tapered than the Adventure Rally - but in a good way.
Conclusion: It will be hardcore all-season Adventure ready - off the hanger. It's up to you to add the appropriate layer.
Video Review and hi-res shots to come shortly. (apologies for the candids tonight) I am 5'9" 175lbs wearing a large.
Video Review and hi-res shots to come shortly.
Here is the full spec sheet from Klim
Happy to answer any questions as usual. Klim mentioned that this item was about 95% at this point, but there may be subtle changes before it ships late Fall.
NEW EDIT - HIS-RES Shots
Here are some hi-res shots of the Badlands Pro Jacket and Pants