Originally Posted by ac_elite
Now off to Baja for a real test
I'm doubting you'll get much of a chance to see if the replacement jacket leaks in the Baja!
Hope you have a great trip, but will be waiting anxiously to see what the report on the replacement jacket is when you return to the monsoons here in Victoria. I'm starting to have my doubts about Klim and this jacket with your report not being the first I heard about the Badlands leaking. I had high hopes for this jacket and was willing to fork out the dineros, but now I'm not so sure.
Klim's response seems to have been somewhat decent in your experience. But having you tape off the zippers to test the waterproofness makes me wonder what their response would have been if the zippers were leaking. Other reports on that point seem to indicate, "too bad, so sad" is pretty much Klim's response. I'm not going to spend that much money on something that doesn't work. I've been down that road too many times already with mid-priced gear.