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Old 01-31-2014, 03:57 PM   #91
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True...the collar is a little high...mines breaking in some tho...but would be nice if i could get it trimmed an inch.

Still very pleased with it as it continues to loosen up...got an RUKKA outlast shirt coming next week to see how it stretches the temperature range.
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Old 01-31-2014, 04:43 PM   #92
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I heard those outlast shirts are great... True??

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Old 01-31-2014, 08:18 PM   #93
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Old 02-02-2014, 03:04 PM   #94
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Collar height is fine for me.

My main construction complaint is after about 7000 mi and 40 days on the bike, the zippers are still very sticky. Pulling my EazyPass out of the breast pocket one-handed is not easy. I could probably wax the zipper.

The only design complaint I have is that I'd love more venting, such as larger intake vents on upper arms or chest. It's OK up to 90degrees on road. Off road... well I don't really use a jacket offroad on hot days unless it's a quick and easy stint between pavement.

Great piece of kit, and I'd buy an identical replacement if I lost mine!
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Old 02-08-2014, 10:15 AM   #95
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I had the pants and promptly sold them. They material and build quality was perfect, but the knee armor is a joke. The pants are cut so baggy around the legs that there is no way the armor would be in place if you took a fall. I could literally fold the armor in half and it still wouldn't make contact with me knee. Once you are on the bike, they feel fine, but realistically speaking the likelihood of them being in place in a fall was very small. Having just had a run in with a deer last summer, my knees were all bruised up, but saved some major damage by my Olympia x moto pants, and knee armor that stayed in place.
I was disappointed as I really wanted the overland pants to work.
It seems that Klim has some wacked out ideas about pants and their fit. I tried on a pair of latitude pants the other day, and the cut in the front was so low that the top band of my underwear was sticking out. Wth? Most guys don't want to wear extra knee braces underneath, they just want a pair of pants they can put on and go. Wierd.
I went back to a pair of Olympia ranger pants. Tough, simple, and they fit right.
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Old 02-08-2014, 10:18 AM   #96
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Thanks for that info will be skipping then

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Old 02-08-2014, 12:34 PM   #97
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I disagree with the above. I would never ride offroad without dedicated knee pads.
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Old 02-08-2014, 05:28 PM   #98
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Yep, I wear armor attached to my knees as well.
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Old 02-10-2014, 11:27 AM   #99
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I disagree with the above. I would never ride offroad without dedicated knee pads.
I would't either but that is what stand alone knee guards are for. That's what I use and most pants have included knee pads that are not positioned correctly such as the Overland.
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Old 02-10-2014, 02:45 PM   #100
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Talk to me about the Klim Overland...

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I disagree with the above. I would never ride offroad without dedicated knee pads.
98% of my riding is on the street. I do not wear additional knee pads under the armor on the pants. For my purposes, the overland fit was not good. YMMV. Kinda sux, because they are advertised as a more touring oriented pant. I've heard the same thing about the badlands. Jacket fits great, pants are goofy. This sux when you're spending over $1200 on a gore tex setup.
For me, Olympia gear works well. Priced right, tough gear.
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Old 02-10-2014, 05:51 PM   #101
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True...the collar is a little high...mines breaking in some tho...but would be nice if i could get it trimmed an inch.

Still very pleased with it as it continues to loosen up...got an RUKKA outlast shirt coming next week to see how it stretches the temperature range.
Collar seems to have loosen up now after a week of everyday use and sitting against it on my work chair....i don't pop the clasp and hardly notice it at all now.

The Rukka outlast is working out well too...been using the XL size over my work polo and its fine in the morning commute of 40 thru 50s.
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Old 02-14-2014, 04:58 PM   #102
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Found out today it gets a little toasty at around 85 ...might be time to look at the new Induction or a Phoenix 5.

For all those people in the SE freezing your butts off...I'm not in AZ....and this never happen
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Old 02-15-2014, 06:55 PM   #103
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+ 1 on the induction..
http://www.revzilla.com/motorcycle/k...duction-jacket
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Old 02-20-2014, 12:10 PM   #104
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The Overland jacket and pants are ideal for me. Addressing the knee armor has me thinking that no manufacturer can design or produce any garment that will fit all people perfectly. That said, a little backside-adhesive velcro tends to the knee pad re-positioning quite nicely. As for Klim's statement that the pads are designed to float... Well, that's just an inherent design function to allow the pants to have the latitude to accommodate countless leg sizes, layering possibilities, compression suits, moto armor and so on.

Short of custom fit/tailored garments, I think Klim's ergos are second to none.

I normally use their minimally armored PowerXross Pullover as my go-to around the town waterproof top, and find the Overland jacket a confidence inspiring substitute in it's place. I also have the Badlands jacket/pants and it sure is nice to have a lighter weight, highly functional alternative for even greater condition pairing.

Concerning the complaints about the lack of arm ventilation, you're right. However, if Klim were to integrate them (or various other desirable features), they would be dis-incentivising customers to move up in their product line. That would just be poor marketing.

For me the Overland system likely represents precisely what Klim was going after... An excellent, price conscious approach to a popular entry to mid-line offering.

In the end we get a durable, waterproof, Goretex suit with legendary Klim quality for under $800.00.

Nuff said.
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Old 02-20-2014, 03:40 PM   #105
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If the knee pads float, of what value are they in a crash ... floating all over? I am disappointed in my Overland pants for that reason... although the back pad also moves around just a bit in the jacket as well ... and it does get sticky when stopped or at slow speeds. Overall, I still give the Overland combo a thumbs up.
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