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Old 07-04-2013, 10:14 PM   #46
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So for those of you that have purchased the Overland Jacket and pants how do you like them? Do they fit true to size? (Street Clothes). Would you buy again or upgrade to the Latitude or Badlands? Any real world opinions would be great...
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Old 07-05-2013, 01:56 PM   #47
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So for those of you that have purchased the Overland Jacket and pants how do you like them? Do they fit true to size? (Street Clothes). Would you buy again or upgrade to the Latitude or Badlands? Any real world opinions would be great...
I'm a little broken up right now so the gear sits hanging in the closet untested.
I would say the jacket fits a little big. I went with large when I usually go XL due to long torso and arms. The pant fit seems true to civies. Layering with long undies and medium weight fleece still gives plenty of movement without being too tight or loose. If you use puffy insulation you might want to go true to size on the jacket. The quality seems top notch and I wouldn't consider an upgrade unless I were doing a mutli-season run where I expected some warm weather. Bought this for a summer Alaska trip with mild temps and lots of water.
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Old 07-05-2013, 02:21 PM   #48
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As some others have asked on here but we haven't heard a reply from anyone that owns the gear and has used it yet how does it work in "HOT" weather. This would be my summer gear also. It's currently 110 degrees here in St. George and while I understand that no gear is comfortable in this heat I can still wear my Rev'it Cayenne with no liners and it flows enough air to not make me to uncomfortable. How does this Klim gear vent? Is it sufficient. I guess I am trying to justify this gear over cost and not having to jump up into the Latitude line. Or should I just pony up and buy the latitude. Or even the badlands.
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Old 07-05-2013, 08:36 PM   #49
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My question is whether or not it has the same weird back hump as the traverse that makes you look like you shit your pants because of the back pad? (I know the hump is for covering a fanny pack, but it feels terrible).
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Old 07-09-2013, 09:01 AM   #50
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My question is whether or not it has the same weird back hump as the traverse that makes you look like you shit your pants because of the back pad? (I know the hump is for covering a fanny pack, but it feels terrible).
Judging by the video review at Revzilla, it doesn't look like it has too much of this "bulge" on their tester.
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Old 07-10-2013, 07:33 AM   #51
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I just received the pants and the armor in the knee is not well designed. It doesn't cover my knee very well, especially the sides. The pocket for the knee armor is somewhat large, so the armor floats around a bit.
A bit disappointing.
I do have mx knee armor that I can wear underneath.
I bought size 34, which is what I wear for the Mojave pants I use on my dirtbike. It fits fine on the waist, but the knee armor isn't so great.

Also, the velcro on the bottom of the pants tends to open when I mount the bike or just from hitting the foot pegs.

From what I've read online, the knee armor design is a common gripe people have.

I tried moving the knee armor up....there are velcro pieces within the armor pocket. The problem I'm having is that there's no way to secure the bottom of the armor if I move it up.
So I can move the armor up to #1, but the bottom part is at #3 already, I can't secure the bottom--it's as high as it can go. Kinda weird. Any advice?




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Old 07-10-2013, 07:40 AM   #52
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As some others have asked on here but we haven't heard a reply from anyone that owns the gear and has used it yet how does it work in "HOT" weather. This would be my summer gear also. It's currently 110 degrees here in St. George and while I understand that no gear is comfortable in this heat I can still wear my Rev'it Cayenne with no liners and it flows enough air to not make me to uncomfortable. How does this Klim gear vent? Is it sufficient. I guess I am trying to justify this gear over cost and not having to jump up into the Latitude line. Or should I just pony up and buy the latitude. Or even the badlands.
I tested my jacket and pants in 90F+ and HUMID. The pants vent really well with the inclusion of rear vents.
The jacket vents well, but I'll keep my revit mesh jacket for hot and muggy weather. I wouldnt recommend the Overland gear if 99% of your riding is hot and humid.
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Old 07-21-2013, 11:33 AM   #53
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I'm a slim 6' 175lbs, tried on the traverse M, and of course the sleeves were too short in a riding position. Now have the overland in a L, and the sleeve lengths is perfect, but the body of the jacket is way baggier than i would like. Definitely not "skinny little euro boy" sizing...

Not alot of faith that the elbow armour will stay put, and those dinky velcro straps are just for looks, cause they ain't gonna hold anything down under stress.

The heft and feel of the jacket is nice, fairly burly. Neck closure keeps wind out well, vents do ok, but i don't live in a hot weather zone.

As mentioned, the sleeve cuffs are tough to get over gauntlet gloves. I have Held Air n Dry's, and its a pita if you are doing town stuff, and having to put on/off often.

Overall, if the jacket is truly waterproof, and will keep some road rash away, i'll be happy. But, it's not quite the magic bullet jacket at $430. imo.
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Old 07-23-2013, 06:24 PM   #54
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I really like the overland jaclet/pants combo. I'm 5.11, 215 lbs, jacket XL and pants 38 for me. We ride in low temps here in the falls, like 41F so I need some room under the jacket and pant to put some good "winter" mid layer when I need it.

It does not look good as the Latitude, but it 400$ less here in Canada for the set and it do the job very well. It's my first klim and I don't regret it.
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Old 07-23-2013, 06:28 PM   #55
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I've been actively looking for new waterproof riding gear that will cover a range of seasons, conditions, and riding styles. I'm looking for something totally versatile for on/off-road, layering underneath, or venting in the hot, but still staying dry through it all.

So far, my top options have been the Klim Traverse jacket & pant, or the Icon Patrol combo. I like the Icon for the bib/suspenders and features of the jacket, but the Traverse is cheaper (although I would plan to buy the D3O armor and be able to remove it when wearing a pressure suit), and has the gore-tex guarantee. I trust Klim's build quality a bit more than Icon, given what I've heard about longevity of both products.

Some googling has revealed this, though:

http://www.atomic-moto.com/Klim-Over...ket_p_834.html

No info about it on Klim's site (or anywhere else, apparently), but it's priced between the Traverse and the Latitude; so will it be oriented more towards split pavement and dirt riding, or just an up-featured dirt version of the Traverse? Why so much more expensive? I've heard it may come with armor, but there's no mention of that on the site. It looks like it has a higher collar to keep more weather out of the helmet.

How about touring in the Traverse? I've heard the cut is baggy and will blow me around at highway speeds and not keep the armor in place; but I've also read that some people do it comfortably. The Overland looks like it might vent better with the dual extractor zips on the back vs. the single horizontal on the Traverse.

So, should I wait until this officially releases and consider it as an alternative to the Traverse or the Patrol?

Have you looked at the Olympia AST and XMoto, both are better IMO. Icon does not vent or fit well. Klim as very little abrasion protection due to lightweight material and loose box cut.
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Old 07-23-2013, 06:45 PM   #56
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I wonder if I can replace the armor with something better than small, CE level-1 armor ... something like the BMW NP armor.
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Old 07-23-2013, 06:53 PM   #57
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pants fit with mx boots?

Has anyone used the Overland pants with full mx boots? I wear SG-12's and wondered if the pants would get over them.

Thanks.
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Old 07-23-2013, 08:33 PM   #58
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Has anyone used the Overland pants with full mx boots? I wear SG-12's and wondered if the pants would get over them.

Thanks.
i have sg 10s and they fit me ok.
medium build. i dont have calves like a samoan...
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Old 07-23-2013, 09:11 PM   #59
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i have sg 10s and they fit me ok.
medium build. i dont have calves like a samoan...
Thanks for the info. My legs are not very big, so it sounds like it would work.
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Old 07-28-2013, 11:57 AM   #60
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I wonder if I can replace the armor with something better than small, CE level-1 armor ... something like the BMW NP armor.
The armor is perfectly-sized for my frame. The size M jacket fits me perfectly at 6' even, 150 lbs: arm length, torso length and torso width are all spot on. I can ride with just a jersey, a jersey plus wool or insulating layer or a jersey plus pressure suit. For my trip I use the integrated armor, not a pressure suit.

I just lived in the Overland jacket for 3+ weeks. I give it 9 of 10 stars and look forward to using it for a long time. Water-resistance was better than expected while riding through high mountain monsoons.

A few small complaints:
- Water-resistant zippers on the pockets are very sticky and don't seem to be getting less sticky: in particular the breast-pocket can't be opened with one hand while sitting on the bike in the gear. The lower hand pockets also tend to eat the pocket liner, requiring you to take off the jacket and use two hands and a foot to open the zipper.
- Cooling was adequate to 90 degrees and dry (I was in the desert); I think a great 2.0 version would include bicep-area zippered vents.

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