Klim Badlands Pro Hi Vis Jacket
Excellent temperature regulation
This jacket is comfortable in temperatures up to 95°F over an 8 hour period. It will also keep you warm down to 45°F without wearing warm clothing underneath. The armor seems to be located fairly well, and does not move around a lot. The thing I like least about the jacket is it is a little heavy, but having adequate protection in a fall isn't free.
November 2, 2015
Excellent Choice for Bad Weather
I was tired of jackets that require you to stop riding and insert a waterproof liner when it starts raining; or to put on a rain jacket. I wanted a safe jacket that breathes and is also waterproof. This one is the best I have found.
I am 6'0" 175 lbs., and a large fits me pretty well. The sleeves are just a bit long (I wear a 16-34 shirt), but the Velcro tabs permit you to cinch the sleeves at the wrist so no problems. I have enough room to layer up under the jacket, but I don't feel like I'm swimming in it without layers.
I got the matching pants in a size 34. Together these provide a waterproof combination that will keep you dry. We went motorcycle camping this past weekend in NC during the hurricane and rode in steady rain for two days. I was never wet, except for my feet which was due to my boots which I will be replacing next.
October 7, 2015
Good comfort and excellent wind protection
I am 66 years old, 6'/230 lbs. and the extra large fits great, but just a tad tight in the upper arms. The jacket is so wind proof I am comfortable with a tshirt and a long sleeve shirt/sweatshirt down to 50 degrees. I go to electric heating below that, but remember I live in Ga. and I am wimpy about cold weather. Very comfortable up to 85 with the vents open so it is a good three season jacket. Great build quality, I am very happy with this buy. Revzilla has always been consistently good to me. 2014 R1200GS Adventure.
November 16, 2015
Expensive But You Get What You Pay For
I think Badlands stands for Bad a %~
Klim makes fanominal clothing. I'm 5,10, 235 us d to be athletic built but now middle aged and still having fun. XXL way to big and XL fits like a glove.
November 6, 2015
Detailed jacket worth the entry fee
Size: I'm 601 220 with 33 inseam and the XL jacket is a little long on me. The sleeves and body are just a hair long, but I wouldn't have wanted the L for the fit in the upper arms and chest. The extra length isn't a problem, just something to think of.
Details: The pockets and vents are very well thought out. It just feels like someone thought about every little thing when they designed it. The protections in the forearm fit a little weird at first but I'm used to it now - probably just because the sleeves ride a bit long/low on me.
Comfort: This jacket feels heavy when I take it off the hanger and swing it over a shoulder. When riding, however, it disappears entirely. Somehow the balance and structure of the interior put the weight where it is not noticeable.
Cooling: I wore this on a fairly long low-speed off road ride in 90 degree temps and with all the vents open I was pretty comfortable. For a four-season shell, it vents nicely. (Haven't had rain yet but I'm confident it'll be fine.)
I bought the Hi-viz and people ask how many batteries it takes because it's that bright. On foggy mornings I'm very glad to have the visibility.
This isn't an inexpensive jacket, and you can feel what you've spent in every part of it. Nothing was thrown together; it has been pleasure finding all the little useful and functional tidbits all over the jacket.
September 15, 2015
Your own personal cosmonaut jacket
If Neil Armstrong or Yuri Gagarin were to choose a jacket to not only be protected against the elements but also as an asteroid proof shell they would go with the Klim Badlands Pro. This jacket is made with the finest materials in the field, it will keep you dry (Gore-Text), it will keep you fresh (8 openings) and it will make you look good.
Will you take it into an interstellar journey? Probably, this is an ADVENTURE jacket; it has everything you should need to survive in the Milky Way discovered and undiscovered routes. The D3O protections will most likely save your life if the need to use them ever came. The highly abrasion-resistant Armacor panels will protect the goods for safe arrival to its destination. And as with every special mission, this one does not disappoint with its secret pocket.
This hi-vis-adv-astro-jacket is a must have for anyone that considers their safety and life a top priority in every mission.
On another note, not everyone can fit on an astronaut suit so make sure to acquire the correct size. For your reference: I am 5’8” regular build, 158lbs and I chose a medium size.
Warning: Not space tested YET.
September 8, 2015
good product, waterproof, vents well when needed and everyone sees me coming in the hi-vis
like the jacket, waterproof thru some southern thunderstorms I probably should have not ridden thru. the vents work well, its the south, its hot, but the vents flow well enough to keep me cool while moving. haven't crash tested it and hope I never do tho given the amount,quality and placement of the padding and armor if I had to crash this would be the gear to be wearing. its armored almost to tracksuit levels but much more practical for everyday commuting. will give it the touring test on a 10 day tour in october up the blue ridge and back thru the mountains.
August 31, 2015
When you finally care to Wear the Very Best
Well this is the 6th jacket that I have purchased for myself in the past 8 years and the third major article from KLIM.
Like the old attage goes, "You always get what you pay for,..." So the bottom line is that I simply Love this jacket and its features. It did take me two tries before I got the sizing right, but then that seems to be the underlying issue with all of the KLIM products. All other jackets, regardless of brand, had to be 2XL for me. This one required the XL and that one fits "nearly perfect". The one and Only gripe is the room (or lack of) in the actual lower bicep and elbow area. Snug enought in the XL that I'm gonna have to be carfull about under layers in this area once temperatures start to drop later in the year.
The honest truth is I just got this jacket in today and have yet to put a single mile on or any sweat in it at all.
I will be posting once this happens for a COBDR next month.
Oh yeah, I have the Hi-Vis and love the contrast with the black. By the way, "This jacket is a heavy beast".
August 14, 2015