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Old 11-24-2012, 02:21 PM   #2011
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Guys. I've been planning to buy Badlands. But Kim dealer offered to myself to match Badlands price by offering 2012 version of Klim Adventure suit at the similiar price. He simply wants to get rid of it as new 2013 version will soon be in his shop...

I planned to go for Badlands but now, when price is no issue, I'm a bit puzzled.

To sum up my needs:
- I need one suit for every occassion, apart from very serious dirt riding;
- that needs to be waterproof, windproof and highly breathable as well (I believe in GTX);
- I never ride in sub-zero temps (below 0 centigrade); however, I'm tired of brands that are pricey but cannot quarantee warmth at 5 degs centigrade (eg Rukka);
- In very warm circumstances I use enduro jacket/blouse with lots of venting;
- I'm not so thin - Adv/Badlands fit might serve me good.

So, why Adventure over Badlands ? What do you reckon ?
If you like staying dry, the adventure rally because the arm vents can leak on the badlands if you don't have enough wind protection. I'd wager the badlands vents better in the arms though.
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Old 11-24-2012, 06:18 PM   #2012
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If you like staying dry, the adventure rally because the arm vents can leak on the badlands if you don't have enough wind protection. I'd wager the badlands vents better in the arms though.
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Have ridden a couple thousand miles in the rain with my Bad/Pro and no leaks for me... for wind protection a Brittania Lynx fairing on a DRZ front end hanging off a KLR.
Yes the underarm vents are a lifesaver when the temps climb above 75F.
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Old 02-15-2013, 10:41 PM   #2013
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In hot temps, soak your shirt and close up the vents on the jacket. I find that's good for at least a couple of hours. Start opening vents as the shirt gets drier. Wore mine from BC thru WA, ID, MT, WY, SD, NB and CO in mid August last year and year before. Can get rather ...warm in them parts

In cold weather (e.g., 33 F) I just plug in the Gerbings and switch on the heated grips (oops, gotta fix that right grip!). And close vents, wear turtleneck under Gerbings...or not.
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Old 10-08-2013, 03:37 PM   #2014
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Bumping the thread... Question for those running a neck brace. How is the fit with the Atlas Brace? Just picked up a '13 Rally Adv kit and am looking at getting a neck brace and the Atlas looks good
Thanks for any advice
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Old 11-07-2013, 11:57 AM   #2015
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I have the original KLIM Adv suit and the pants just started leaking on me. My crotch got wet twice now and this never used to happen. Has this started happening with anyone else?

These have been worn almost daily for something like 4 years so I am thinking the waterproofing might just have worn away. Each time I have washed them, guessing about 12 times I have used the Niki wash and waterproof renew. I see no tears or unraveled thread to cause this. KLIM did repair the zipper I broke.

As for other wear the velcro should be replaced because the hooks do not grab like they used to. The jacket sleeves are all fuzzy from getting snagged by the velcro.
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Old 11-07-2013, 12:59 PM   #2016
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I have the original KLIM Adv suit and the pants just started leaking on me. My crotch got wet twice now and this never used to happen. Has this started happening with anyone else?

These have been worn almost daily for something like 4 years so I am thinking the waterproofing might just have worn away. Each time I have washed them, guessing about 12 times I have used the Niki wash and waterproof renew. I see no tears or unraveled thread to cause this. KLIM did repair the zipper I broke.

As for other wear the velcro should be replaced because the hooks do not grab like they used to. The jacket sleeves are all fuzzy from getting snagged by the velcro.
I've had the pants for a few years but rarely wear them to be honest. My junk got soaked in a near freezing trip last weekend because of a leaky seam in the crotch somewhere. I'm just beginning to go through the warranty process and I have no idea how it's going to turn out BUT I'm hoping for the best.
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Old 11-09-2013, 05:23 PM   #2017
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My 2012 pants are also leaking in the crotch - which surprises me. No visible wear or punctures on the outer fabric and I've always been careful with wiping off dirt from saddles before riding on.

Read in another thread about the Traverse that Klim recommends washing the garment a couple of times a year and respraying with water repellant.

According to same thread waterproofness was restored after a wash.

http://www.gore-tex.com/remote/Satel...ter-repellency

http://www.gore-tex.com/remote/Satel...g-instructions
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Old 11-16-2013, 01:19 PM   #2018
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KLIM Adventure vs Badland Pro

This question has probably been asked and answered somewhere on this board, but can someone explain the difference between the Badlands vs the Adventure and is it worth the extra cost for the Adventure?

I will be traveling to Alaska, Western Canada, Baja Mexico, and hopefully Europe in the next couple years so I'm definitely looking at the KLIM line, narrowed to the Badland vs the Adventure.

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Old 11-22-2013, 12:57 PM   #2019
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This question has probably been asked and answered somewhere on this board, but can someone explain the difference between the Badlands vs the Adventure and is it worth the extra cost for the Adventure?

I will be traveling to Alaska, Western Canada, Baja Mexico, and hopefully Europe in the next couple years so I'm definitely looking at the KLIM line, narrowed to the Badland vs the Adventure.

Dave in Valencia
The material on the adventure suit is heavier and the panels on the shoulders and arms are a super tough material, has way more pockets on the back for storing kit so you don't wear a waist belt, the jacket has a built in harness system so the jacket sort of floats (not a good description but best I can do).
Badlands has a chest protector and inside pockets and is a more versatile road jacket.
Downsides, on the adventure suit I have (one of the first) there is no venting on the sleeves, its great in cold weather as I can get lots on underneath, but warm weather is a pain its nowhere near enough ventilated.
On the pants they are designed to be worn standing on the bike when sitting the vents on the upper thigh are right at the point where they crease up and mine are for ever popping open, but they are designed I suppose for standing up off road. My biggest issue with the jacket is the size of the sleeves, I know it sounds bizzare, but if you take the smallest jacket they make, and measure the diameter of the cuff and sleeve, and then the chest and then take the measurements of the xxxl which is mine ;-) and do the same measurements, the chest/waist etc. is as you would expect but the sleeves have not been sized up to the same degree, I find I have to wear a warm body warmer because I cannot get a winter liner in the sleeves they are too tight, sounds stupid I know but its a real deal breaker for me.
If I had to buy the kit again I would get the badlands kit rather than the adventure as its more aimed at my kind of riding and I found it way to hot when riding is southern Spain and Portugal, but both are good bits of kit.
I would advise you to try the kit on as Kilm sizing is complete crap, nothing wrong with the quality but the sizing is all to hell.
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Old 11-23-2013, 10:55 PM   #2020
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The material on the adventure suit is heavier and the panels on the shoulders and arms are a super tough material, has way more pockets on the back for storing kit so you don't wear a waist belt, the jacket has a built in harness system so the jacket sort of floats (not a good description but best I can do).
Badlands has a chest protector and inside pockets and is a more versatile road jacket.
Downsides, on the adventure suit I have (one of the first) there is no venting on the sleeves, its great in cold weather as I can get lots on underneath, but warm weather is a pain its nowhere near enough ventilated.
On the pants they are designed to be worn standing on the bike when sitting the vents on the upper thigh are right at the point where they crease up and mine are for ever popping open, but they are designed I suppose for standing up off road. My biggest issue with the jacket is the size of the sleeves, I know it sounds bizzare, but if you take the smallest jacket they make, and measure the diameter of the cuff and sleeve, and then the chest and then take the measurements of the xxxl which is mine ;-) and do the same measurements, the chest/waist etc. is as you would expect but the sleeves have not been sized up to the same degree, I find I have to wear a warm body warmer because I cannot get a winter liner in the sleeves they are too tight, sounds stupid I know but its a real deal breaker for me.
If I had to buy the kit again I would get the badlands kit rather than the adventure as its more aimed at my kind of riding and I found it way to hot when riding is southern Spain and Portugal, but both are good bits of kit.
I would advise you to try the kit on as Kilm sizing is complete crap, nothing wrong with the quality but the sizing is all to hell.
Thank you so much for your response. Great info.
Does anyone know of a retail location in Southern California that stocks the KLIM lineup?
Given the price point, I'd like to see it, touch it, and try it on, before laying out the cash.

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