Klim Badlands Pro Jacket
I am 6'2" 195 lbs with a 34" waist and 34" inseam. I fit perfectly in a large jacket and 34" tall pants. I live in Park City UT. and have had 4 rides total so far at 40-60 deg. I wore cycling shorts and a T shirt under for all my rides and was comfortable. At 60 deg. I did open a couple of vents. The jacket and pants are very well made. Can't comment on water proof yet but would assume it will be in line.
April 21, 2014
Great Jacket! Try one size smaller
After owning MANY riding jackets over the years, the Klim Badlands jacket meets all my expectations in a premium riding jacket! It is very comfortable to wear and offers excellent protection. I've worn it in 28 F degree temps with a Gerbing liner, and don't need the Gerbings above about 36 degrees. Now if the air flow above 85 degrees is as good, it will be a home run!
I see that most people feel that size is normal for them, but I normally wear a 3XL; had to go to a 4XL in an Olympia jacket; but wear a 2XL in the Klim Badlands jacket....so try it on before buying if possible.
April 15, 2014
It took me a few trys to get the fit just right for this jacket (I'm short and round) but I am very happy. Revzilla was great to work wtih and I finally got just what I wanted. I've been able to wear in the rain and in 90 degrees this weekend. It vents very well. I really like the safety features.
April 14, 2014
Solution for all weather
Very good insulation,can ride in just a T shirt and jacket in 10C. Lots of vents. The jacket is a bit heavy but confortable. I usually wear size XL but this runs a bit larger.
April 10, 2014
The proof is in the pudding
Since there are a ton of reviews on this jacket, I'll try and touch on some of the things others have not.
I was in the market for a not good but great 3 season jacket. I do a lot of commuting (50 miles each way) and ride through various weather conditions. Some mornings when I ride in, it's 45-50 degrees and by the time I head home it's 70+. So I wanted some flexibility as well.
Let me first say that I'm a Dianese fan boy. Dianese boots, gloves, jacket, socks, the whole nine yards. I really had my eyes on the Dianese Carve Master Gor-tex and the Dianese Ridder Gor-tex jackets. As far as style goes, DIanese can't be beat. But here comes the Klim Badlands Pro. This jacket won a Zilla award and there are a million gleaming reviews on it, so I had to check it out. The two big things that turned me onto the Klim Badlands Pro....1. No liner, some people might want a liner but for me since I'm not riding in 30 degree weather, I didn't want to mess with taking a liner out and putting it back in during those unpredictable spring and fall days.The Klim jacket fits the bill for 40 and above with no liner, no problem. No liner also means direct ventilation which for me, means I can wear this thing into summer. Second was all the armor. People gripe about the price of this jacket, but unlike the two other DIanese jackets I was looking at, this baby comes with back and chest protection.
Like others have said, the price is high and I am sure you are asking yourself "Is the juice worth the squeeze?" Yes it is, you will NOT have buyers remorse. This jacket is an investment and Klim guarantees it for life, so if you have issues, send it in and they will fix it. I don't say this too often about gear, but this particular piece is perfect.
March 17, 2014
The jacket comes out of the box HEAVY! At first I was like "OMG, I just wasted $800 bucks!" I live in South Carolina so weight means heat. BUT, once I got it on, the weight disappeared. How do they do that? It was no longer noticeable. The ventilation is really really good. This jacket dumps heat and it is adjustable to get the right amount of flow. I love the water proofness without having to have a liner. I hate pulling over and adding a liner when it starts to rain. Rode in 33 degree weather and with just a fleece liner I was perfect. Very comfortable. Storage is good, but the jacket needs a little break in to make it easy to get in and out of pockets. I wish it had a better storage system inside the coat. The jacket is right on size wise. Im 6'3, 225 lbs, and XL was right on. Allot of range of motion without being baggy. Very well designed. THe ONLY negative is the collar. I suggest you wear a scarf or gator, it will chaff horribly. Painful after just 30 minutes. Wish it had better attachments for next protection or add on hi vis vest. I don't want to spend 900 bucks on a hi viz coat. So a integrated optional vest option would be awesome for hi traffic areas.
Guys, gals, worth EVERY PENNY! I normally am a buyers remorse guy, not with this coat.
March 11, 2014
Great Jacket and bombproof
I bought this to replace the Revit Everest GTX. At the same price point, the difference is huge. The Klim is a lot more beefier and you can tell it will last longer, the finish is also top notch.
The venting works incredibly well and I like how the color isn't too snug.
Very happy with the jacket and runs true to size.
March 8, 2014
Buy once cry once!
Excellent Jacket! The quality is typical Klim! It's pricy but considering the features and level of protection it offers, it's worth it! I hope to never need the protection but I'm glad to have it when traversing the asphalt jungle called I-410. I was worried about buying this jacket living in South Texas, the summers can get HOT! The eight vents do their job! I tested it in 95 degree temps, with good results. As long as the bike was moving at least 20 mph, the air-flow was adequate. Out of the box the Jacket feels heavy but that weight disappears once you put it on. Moves well with me, allows full range of motion. I'm just as happy with the pants.
February 10, 2014