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Old 11-01-2012, 07:15 AM   #16
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Looking forward to hearing and seeing more of these suits.


BP,

Do you know when they are going to be ready for shipment to customers or at least when you are going to get a sample/prototype?

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Old 11-01-2012, 10:30 AM   #17
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I'm still not clear on the concept, is the exterior a full windbreaker / rain suit type jacket or is it some type of panels that attach to the main jacket?
Yes full outer jacket and pants, then your fully waterproof. Take it off and stash it... now your breathing through a nice mesh pant and jacket.
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Old 11-01-2012, 10:38 AM   #18
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Hello LM. And congrats on the awesome trip.

Working on that right now.

BP
Thanks! It was a lot of fun and I'm hoping to do something bigger - at least longer rather than higher - on the Husaberg next year.


Looking forward to your findings.

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Old 11-01-2012, 02:29 PM   #19
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Yes full outer jacket and pants, then your fully waterproof. Take it off and stash it... now your breathing through a nice mesh pant and jacket.
Basically a goretex rain suit

Wonder how much a new piece is if a small tumble in some gravel shreads it?
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Old 11-02-2012, 07:40 AM   #20
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Basically a goretex rain suit

Wonder how much a new piece is if a small tumble in some gravel shreads it?
Just contacted Mark and the new gear is expected after the first of the year... I know not too specific, but niether were the Badlands Pro intro dates... yet I had it by the first of Jan. this past yr sooo we shall see.
As to the gravel tumble situation.... I've patched up my Mountain Hardware Gore-tex outer several times in the last 102,000mi and it's still 100% waterproof
Most of my miles are in the dry anyhow but a least three get offs were in the snow and ice... still worth it to me for the multi use the outfit affords.
Some of the scars from the last 4 years... easy to fix with patching that I always carry in my kit.

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Old 11-02-2012, 09:32 AM   #21
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Basically a goretex rain suit

Wonder how much a new piece is if a small tumble in some gravel shreads it?
I completely understand price concerns, but that sounds like a question from someone who does not ride motorcycles. Who woulda thunk.
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Old 11-20-2012, 01:18 PM   #22
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It is difficult to see how it will work, as there are no detail photos of the product. I have seen drawings though. Basically, it is a Schoeller Kevlar mesh jacket with armor, pockets, etc. There is also a 2nd lightweight, waterproof stretch Gore-Tex jacket that goes over the mesh jacket. It is supposed to integrate with it in some ways, so that it fits over it more precisely.

This will not be as high-functioning as a non-mesh setup in cold / rain, but that construction will not work as well in sweltering heat either. For many places in the western US, rain is a seasonal thing, and the Adventure Air will be excellent.

I will get some more info today.

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Please let us know when you get more word on this. Or at least let ME know, to hell with everyone else. :P

I live in the north east and can deal with the cold (jesus people, just layer up properly and block the wind. Have you never been in the boyscouts?) but I can not take the heat. i am a scrawny dude and I get cold fast but I am supremely uncomfortable in the blistering heat. I am more likely to stop my seasonal riding from high temps than low.

This seems like it might fit the bill pretty well if the goretex interface isnt super difficult to attach parked under a bridge or something. One reason I love my axo jacket is the removable sleeves and neck brace interface but if I had a full and tough mesh jacket... I could maybe just forego any concerns about removable sleeves in the first place.
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Old 11-20-2012, 02:30 PM   #23
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I completely understand price concerns, but that sounds like a question from someone who does not ride motorcycles. Who woulda thunk.
Sounds more like someone who does ride and it willing to ride enough and push the limits a bit risking falling off once in a while.

I like the idea of a mesh suit, with a nicely integrated and fitted GoreTex outer rainsuit, particularly if it packs down well and is replaceable/repairable.
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Old 11-20-2012, 04:56 PM   #24
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not really sure what that other comment tries to suggest
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Old 11-20-2012, 05:18 PM   #25
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.........Can't wait to see pricing.
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.....Wonder how much.......
If you have to ask.....


This is pretty much a "cost no object" product.
$1200, $1500, $1700??? .... For the jacket ONLY.
Will it make a difference to the real buyers?


Just get it from Atomic Moto. That's all you really need to know
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Old 11-20-2012, 06:06 PM   #26
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Old 11-21-2012, 11:05 PM   #27
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Ahh interesting stuff!

Glad to see the waterproof over layers getting more attention. Especially if they are fitted and built properly to withstand some abuse.

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Old 11-22-2012, 03:21 PM   #28
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Well, I can see - still no 'short' versions of pants... Klim misses whole lot of the market...
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Old 11-22-2012, 03:49 PM   #29
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Thst's a good looking outfit .. seems it's almost a Traverse over jacket (but better fitted) .. so it'll definately take some abuse. I was worried it would be like a thin North Face or MSR Pak Jack kind of thing.

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i'm just picturing getting the fitted jacket over the main jacket ..... seems to me it's going to be a 'get the jacket off and then install the shell' kind of thing ... if that's good or bad I don't know yet, just sayin.
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Old 11-27-2012, 03:57 PM   #30
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Having read several of the reviews of the Klim pants. I could use some help deciding between the Latitude and the Adventure Rally. (I like the lighter colors) I plan to use the pants for most of the year. I have windstopper fleece pants to wear as a mid layer for when it gets really cold. I'd like to have a good all round pant. I like the idea of the better armor and heavier fabric of th AR. I spend 1/2 my time off road and 1/2 my time getting there. I plan to pick up a pair of the fully vented pants for Virginia's hottest weather. (Dakars, may be)
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