Originally Posted by V-Stormer
One man's rain is another man's drizzle? I think a lot of it has to do with the bike too. With a large fairing, you'll be far more protected than on a naked bike. But Raiffel's report points to something I've been complaining about all along, with Klim and Olympia . . . waterproof zipper covers should be placed to allow air to flow over them, not under them. The zipper flap seam is on the wrong side. They got it right on the pants, but why not the jacket?
Waterproof is the main reason people buy this gear, venting is secondary. I certainly hope there is some variance in these jackets, because if mine leaks like that, I will want a full refund under their "not fully satisfied" promise. Whether there is anything comparable out there or not, I'm not keeping a $1000 jacket that can't fulfill the promise of being waterproof. . . I'd keep using my waterproof shell until something shows up.
I agree with you 100%. I have a fully-faired FJR, so I think I'm probably going to be happy with a Klim Badlands.
But I'm with you, if the jacket leaks, I'll return it. The whole point of me buying a very expensive jacket is to reduce the amount of stuff I have to carry on a trip, such as a separate rainsuit.