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Old 03-20-2013, 02:41 PM   #16
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Thanks for the report! Sounds pretty cool there at Klim HQ!

Nice trucks, too. Top one's a Raptor, bottom is?
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Old 03-28-2013, 08:03 AM   #17
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This overland has peaked my interest as well. I just got my first bike in 15 years. I'm wanting a shell with pads that I can commute with year round. I'm just wondering how effective the venting on the overland is. I may get this and maybe a mesh jacket later on in the summer time.
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Old 03-28-2013, 10:27 AM   #18
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This overland has peaked my interest as well. I just got my first bike in 15 years. I'm wanting a shell with pads that I can commute with year round. I'm just wondering how effective the venting on the overland is. I may get this and maybe a mesh jacket later on in the summer time.
Congrats on the new bike! The year-round, waterproof, armored shell is exactly what I've been searching for as well; like you, I'm curious about the venting. Everything I've read puts it above the Traverse in airflow thanks to the dual back vents, but not as good as say, the Badlands. Having pit zips would be nice though.
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Old 04-01-2013, 05:19 PM   #19
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Thanks. My local shop is going to receive a shipment in the next week or two. I will go check it out when they get it and let you know.
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Old 04-02-2013, 12:00 PM   #20
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Talked to the folks at Revzilla about the Overland pants http://www.revzilla.com/motorcycle/klim-overland-pants and was told they are more of a 'jeans' type fit, which I am looking for. I have the Traverse jacket but sold the pant as they were too baggy and a 'dirt bike' fit.

I do 70-30 on/off road and the off road parts are purely gravel roads on the GS so I wanted a more touring friendly pant and the Overland looks like it fits the bill.

However I was told the Overland won't be out until mid May, which I hope happens sooner............ The Traverse jacket is great and with the Overland pant I feel I'll have an all season, all weather riding outfit for both the GS and the DRZ.
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Old 04-02-2013, 02:37 PM   #21
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Interesting thread, I'm looking to buy another Valdez but here in the UK we're tiold they're no longer available yet 2013 spec jackets are for sale on US Ebay and are listed on the Klim website - anyone know what's going on?

I'd prefer not to buy a Traverse, I like the snowskirt and thumb loops of the Valdez and I'm not bothered about armour as I'll wear it primarily for trailriding with an Alpinestar pressure suit underneath.

Anyone familiar with the Tomahawk:


Or the Keweenaw which looks nearly identical to my old Valdez?


Or the Klimate which looks like the Keweenaw & Valdez but without the Napoleon pockets:


I've been told that the Traverse is made of a tougher grade of Cordura than the Valdez which should give a bit more abrasion resistance which I think is a bit lacking in the Valdez as I believe it's main use is a snowmobile jacket - any comments?
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Old 04-02-2013, 10:04 PM   #22
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Thanks for the report! Sounds pretty cool there at Klim HQ!

Nice trucks, too. Top one's a Raptor, bottom is?
Bottom one does not appear to be a raptor, just a nice built f150.

Also- thanks for this report. Really helps figure out the Klim line.
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Old 05-13-2013, 07:12 PM   #23
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Just got my xl Overland in the mail today:) i am very impressed with the quality of the jacket. The d30 armour seems to fit quite well and is very comfortable. I just took it for a quick ride in light rain, hardly a test, and stayed dry. No openings where breezes could get in. I wore a joe rocket alter ego before. There is no comparison at all in fit, quality or design. The only thing i would change is i would like the forearm straps to cinch up a little tighter. Not bad by any means, i only had a t shirt on but a little more snug in the forearms would be nice. I had great, quick service by both Klim usa and canada.
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Old 05-13-2013, 07:25 PM   #24
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did you order direct from klim canada?
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Old 05-13-2013, 07:53 PM   #25
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did you order direct from klim canada?
Yes I did. They originally figured the would be shipping May 25, last friday I got an email saying it was shipped, today it was here when I got home.
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Old 05-14-2013, 08:08 AM   #26
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Got one coming at me compliments of Atomic Moto.

Great CS from them so far, by the way.
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Old 05-14-2013, 05:40 PM   #27
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I decided to support my local shop and just got a pm from him saying they are in and he is holding all sizes for me. So I should get it tomorrow.
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Old 05-14-2013, 06:47 PM   #28
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Good to know they're shipping! I talked to Revzilla and they didn't have them yet...
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Old 05-14-2013, 06:57 PM   #29
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Good to know they're shipping! I talked to Revzilla and they didn't have them yet...
Atomic had all sizes but Medium last week, and they were able to get me 1 of 2 mediums available directly from Klim.

so yeah, support the littler guy. :)
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Old 05-14-2013, 07:37 PM   #30
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Atomic had all sizes but Medium last week, and they were able to get me 1 of 2 mediums available directly from Klim.

so yeah, support the littler guy. :)
AtomicMoto says that the Overland fits large, unlike the Traverse. How's the fit on the size medium? I'm 6'3/190 so finding gear that's long enough without being super bulky in the torso is difficult. Probably shooting for the 32L pant.
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