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Klim Badlands Pro Jacket
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Built to take a licking and keep on ticking, the Klim Badlands Pro Jacket is an ADV rider’s best friend. Klim has designed the Badlands to be a second skin that protects riders from external hazards and internal discomforts. The Gore-Tex 3-Layer Pro Shell is 100% waterproof and breathable and, with 8 zippered vents, the Badlands Pro allows you to ride in varying weather conditions without having to change jackets or pull out rain gear.

A full suite of adjustable D3O Viper T5 armor including chest protectors and a CE Level II back protector give you top-level impact protection while Armacore panels in the high-impact areas offer superb abrasion resistance. Klim over-engineered the Badlands Pro to provide unmatched protection from the trail, the road and the elements, allowing you to ride harder longer. 


  • Gore-Tex 3-layer Pro Shell
  • High strength fabrics combine in a durably breathable waterproof jacket
  • High-mobility active fit patterning for unmatched comfort
  • Pre-curved arm and rider positioning construction
  • Gore-Tex stretch shoulder panels minimize restriction of movement
  • D3O CE-rated integrated shoulder and elbow protection
  • D3O CE-rated Level 2 Viper Pro back protector
  • Siliconized spacer mesh front chest armor
  • Adjustable armor pockets for refined placement
  • Highly abrasion-resistant Armacor panels in key impact and wear areas
  • Integrated jacket-stabilizing, removable and adjustable kidney belt support system
  • 7 external pockets (5 cargo front, 1 large back, 1 sleeve i.d.)
  • 4 internal pockets (2 zippered, 2 mesh stash)
  • 1 secret internal pocket
  • Bottom hem adjustment
  • Jacket-to-pant zipper integration system
  • 4 sleeve adjustment straps
  • Lined comfort collar
  • Mesh comfort liner
  • 8 max flow ventilation ports (4 arm intakes, 2 pit intakes, 2 vertical back exhausts)
  • Industrial-grade 3M Scotchlite reflective panels and trim
  • Hydration system compatible with bladder pocket and hose port routing (bladder not included)
  • Rubber coated button closure
  • YKK zippers throughout, water resistant urethane coated in exposed areas
  • VELCRO® brand closures adjustable wrist closures


We highly recommend finding a cloth tape measure and taking the time to take these measurements.  Klim sizes will not necessarily correlate with fitment in other brands.

Klim Men's Jacket Sizing:

Alpha Size Chest (in) Sleeve (in)
SM 34 - 36 27 - 28
MD 38 - 40 29 - 30
LG 42 - 44 31 - 32
XL 46 - 48 33 - 34
2XL 50 - 52 35 - 36
3XL 54 - 56 35 - 36
4XL 58 - 60 33 - 34
5XL 62 - 64 33 - 34

Sizing information is provided by the manufacturer and does not guarantee a perfect fit.

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Grey / LG 773465 4052-000-140-660 Out of Stock
Grey / XL 773467 4052-000-150-660 Out of Stock
Grey / 2XL 773469 4052-000-160-660 In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
Grey / 3XL 773471 4052-000-170-660 In Stock: Ships within 24 hours


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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. Chuck 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
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
Great jacket little hot in summer waiting for a signal to change but with all the vents once you start moving its fine.sizing is on the small side so if you want to layer and have growing room(gut) then go next size up.Got good price because it was last years model and delivery was next day.A forever keep jacket. August 17, 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
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Already Asked: 24 Questions, 121 Answers
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RevZilla Store asked: Why did you choose this?
Robert S: Going to Bolivia in march Nov 15, 2015
Phillip P: I like the design philosophy and got it as a closeout. a great bargain. Nov 12, 2015
T D: Built like tank armor for your body. Going strong 2 years later even with mid winter usage for woods rides. Good purchase! Nov 9, 2015
Gary B: Great Fit and the protection! It's a must to have this type of fit when riding hard. Aug 31, 2015
jan m: Quality, great price, free shipping Aug 22, 2015
A P: Right kind of waterproof (no removable Gore-Tex liner), thoroughness of armor (including chest), thorough venting, right kind of reflectivity (not overdone), simplicity of a single shell instead of multiple zippers and internal garments. Aug 16, 2015
Richard M: All weather protection, and Klim's quality and value. Aug 9, 2015
Bob S: Quality and versatility for colder weather riding. Jun 17, 2015
NATHAN S: My BMW RP3 was almost worn out, and I wanted water-proofing without having to insert liners. When I have more miles and weather conditions with this jacket, in maybe 20K miles, I'll be able to provide a more complete review. Jun 15, 2015
Gerald Y: The fit and finish is excellent. The protection is superior. Jun 4, 2015
leroy w: I did a lot of research and it looks like this jacket would be best suited for the weather in northwest Oregon. We shall see. May 17, 2015
steven s: Based on reputation and quality of construction/features. Apr 14, 2015
Joaquin R: Quality and Price Jan 24, 2015
Jack G: reviews and Idaho is cold and hot in a moments notice Jan 15, 2015
Denis H: Was searching for a new jacket and pants combo that could serve as year round kit. I also did NOT want to buy gear with those pesky "zip in" waterproof liners. After much research and trying on, the Klim gear was the logical choice given their outstanding customer service and warranty reputation. Jan 6, 2015
Tony M: Good reviews, wanted a waterproof (goretex without a seperate liner) riding jacket with good ventilation. Dec 8, 2014
William C: My 10 year old Darien with over 125,000 miles on it is in need of refurbishment and after much research and deliberation decided to purchase the Badlands Pro because I wanted a jacket with good ventilation, armor in the chest area and I also wanted to try something different. I just hope it will perform as well, if not better, than my Aerostich has. Dec 3, 2014
Chris D: Quality, durability and safety. Dec 1, 2014
Michelle H: Klim reputation, quality and fit Nov 20, 2014
brian w: I chose this for safety. The Kevlar and D30 armor make a difference and is way cheaper than a trip to a Doctor. Klim is quality. Oct 28, 2014
Justin W: Off road capable and good safety features Oct 19, 2014
Michael M: I chose the badlands because i felt like it would be a great 4 season jacket and have great protection. I live in the high country and temps start out below freezing in the am to 70-80 in the afternoon. Oct 15, 2014
James C: Recommended by Eric Lang of RideADV... and the video from Anthony. Oct 4, 2014
Kevin K: Because of the gore-tex pro I think letting your jacket get soaked though to a water proof liner is silly. Sep 20, 2014
Douglas H: Reviews were outstanding. I was looking for a protective jacket that I would want to wear in all seasons. Hot, cold or wet. I didn't want to buy anything that I would avoid in the heat, and lose on safety. It's expensive, but to get all these requirements, I typically would need at least two jackets anyway. So I think it's the more practical decision in the end. Sep 20, 2014
Wayne M: It's the only 4 season, Gortex outer shell, D30 armoured jacket with lots of venting that I could find besides Rukka which is very good but the collar sits to high, doesn't have as much venting and costs lots more here in Australia. Sep 11, 2014
Curtis C: After a lot of research all year i have come to the conclusion that in every way this jacket is the best of the best and it fits my body great . All the armour and protection in every way you could ask for . Plus revzilla was putting on a 22% sale and no shop up here in canada can match there price for this jacket on sale . Sep 9, 2014
sungmin H: I heard that a very safety and nice jacket.
Also good design!
Sep 3, 2014
Pablo F: Best Jacket in the world! Sep 3, 2014
Ddnny M: Well you can only research a item for so long, guess I'm the test dumbie on this one.
If it makes the grade possible 6 more orders.
Jul 8, 2014
Fernando B: I need new outfit to ride with my friends in the Northwestern Argentina and Atacama dessert next November. Extra protection is always welcome as well high tech materials. I have a Revit Sand jacket, which is great, but protections aren't good enough, also is not water proof at all and with the Klim jacket, I can leave my rain suit at home, since this is fully waterproof. Jul 7, 2014
H.S. R: Because everyone who owns one swears it's the best. Jul 6, 2014
Chase F: Wanted something with a waterproof outer to avoid the heaviness and drying time of a waterproof liner. Also wanted tons of storage, ventilation, and something super tough for enduro touring. Jun 7, 2014
Douglas H: The jacket has the features that I will need on some rides this year and the next. Alaska this summer and then to the south of Utah in the fall. May 20, 2014
jay b: seems to be popular amongst the adv riding crowd... i hope it will be warm enough for the Black Hills spring and fall seasons. May 12, 2014
Stephen S: Revzilla product video along with Revzilla customer reviews and feedback. May 10, 2014
Donald T: to try May 8, 2014
Piotr F: I want a safe jacket that will protect me and be waterproof. May 3, 2014
Simon A: Best Goretex Adventure Jacket under $1000 May 3, 2014
Jansen H: Tough as nails construction, integrated chest protector, hydration pocket, rabbit pouch, fabulous venting, guaranteed waterproof, and a lifetime warranty to boot. When comparing it to a 'Stich, there really isn't much comparison. May 1, 2014
Patrick S: Wanted a bomb proof coat and hopefully a little better venting than the latitude. Apr 22, 2014
Anthony R: Very good ventilation, very inportant in the desert here in Australia, good quality, seen friends use it seems very tough so far.
Have used it now from heavy rain to a full on desert trip, and had a hi side at a bout 60 Kph off road, great piece of gear, amazing level of protection and comfort.
It is a little warmer then the BMW jacket I have used for many years but the waterproof techno shell is worth it. A far superior piece of gear in my opinion.
Apr 22, 2014
Robert P: I owned a BMW mens blue Rallye 2 jacket for several years, it was okay. After a little research, and comparing it to my previously owned Rallye 2 jacket, I discovered the Klim Badlands was the versatile jacket I was looking for. This awesome jacket fit my riding style (mostly commuting), as it has more reflection, water proof on the exterior, stylish and fit like a glove. This was a good purchase, and I have received various compliments on this purchase from other riders! :) Apr 9, 2014
Robert D: Great fit. Lots of venting options if needed. Warm due to Gore-Tex when cold. Well worth the money! Apr 7, 2014
Scott F: Based on reviews and I really wanted rain proofing without liners. It is heavy, but with the kidney belt, I don't notice the weight once I am wearing it. It is quite comfy. Seals well against wind and rain. All the vent zippers are HARD to operate if you are wearing the jacket, especially if it is dusty. I've used it in 105 F down to the upper 30's and like it. I do use a liner though when it gets cold. LOTS of pockets. This is really like, the pants... not as much. Mar 27, 2014
B R: Protection, all season/weather, comfort. Mar 6, 2014
Matthew B: Best touring suit for the money (period). Feb 11, 2014
Mark T: I will tell you after a few weeks Feb 3, 2014
John P: I wanted a dedicated riding jacket with competition/expedition grade features. I got all of this and more in spades. Very well designed, engineered, built, and finished. I was a bit worried because they are made in China, but apparently, Klim found someone in China who can sew with high quality (Hong Kong tailors?). The jacket has plenty of room inside for layers or a heated liner. I got a size large which is my normal size in a street jacket. Jan 26, 2014
Rob R: Gore-Tex, D3O Armor, what's not to like? Dec 24, 2013
Jon B: Heavy Jacket but is comfortable, waterproof and I can wear this in temperatures from 20 to 120 degrees, I have done it. Gets alot of use. Dec 10, 2013
T Douglas S: Quality of Klim product. Oct 21, 2013
Edward J. A: Impressed with the quality in design and materials. Wish I had taken this route the first time around. Would have saved myself some money in the long run. Sep 16, 2013
John J: I chose the Badlands Pro based on customer reviews on this site and various boards. I wanted a high performance jacket with a waterproof shell that offered adequate ventilation. Sep 3, 2013
Geoffrey E: For use adventure riding and the rain protection material. The features looked great. Klim reputation. Aug 22, 2013
A shopper asked: I'm in between a Large and Xlarge.......I have a 45 chest, I'm 6'0", 205lbs. I heard the arm length is pretty long. Which jacket is best for me? I don't need this thing snug and I don't want to swim in it either.

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Sep 8, 2012
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Jimbo221: I'm 6'2" 240 lbs, 49" chest and I went with the 2X. It's plenty big with good room for layering with a compression base layer and a heavy fleece mid layer or a heated liner. I wear a 37" sleeve and these are good for 38"+. Feb 4, 2013
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Robert D: I purchased the Large. I am 6'2" and 215lbs. I wear a 44 Long sport coat. Given your dimensions I would try the Large first. I have enough room for a Patagonia fleece under my Large Badlands. Hope this is of some help. Oct 22, 2012
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Niels M: I'm a 46" chest and went with the XL. The Large was too tight in the chest for me (couldn't even zip it closed). Arm length seems good, but there are plenty of cinches to tighten it down, which may help with length.. Nov 5, 2012
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grawrimo: I'm 6'1 160lbs and got the Large. It fits great. If you have big forearms you will want the XL. Sep 21, 2012
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Kevin P asked: Considering the badland jacket & pants though wanted to understand what others are using as a mid &/or base-layer. What temps are you riding in along with what style riding are you doing? Considering it for the Adventure Cruising for long distances. Headed to Canada & Alaska for a 6-week trip in late april Jan 6, 2015
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Jeff F: I am in Washington state and I just recently got this jacket myself. The only complaint I have about the comfort of the jacket is that it comes up to high and the neck section of the jacket is uncomfortable if I don't have something between it and my neck. I ride with a small lined mask/kerchief which keeps my face warm and keeps the jacket from rubbing on my so I don't notice it at all. I also got a Klim Inferno jacket and just started wearing it yesterday. Fits into the jacket easily.

The jacket itself is called a technical shell which is code word for doesn't protect you from cold at all. With the Inferno layer my chest stays plenty warm on my ride to work but my arms still get a bit cold. That is during the 10-20 minute ride I do depending on traffic. My hands are cold despite my grip warmers and thicker gloves so it is fairly cold when I'm riding.

I imagine if you are going to Alaska that you are going to want to have at least 2 more base layers.

Even though I have to wear additional layers with this jacket, I really like it a lot. It is very protective and I feel much safer in the event the worst should happen. It is also very comfortable, excluding the neck issue mentioned earlier.
Jan 10, 2015
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Kurt F: In cooler temps, I wear 2 synthetic base layers and a 3rd medium to heavy layer depending on the temps. One of the layers is always a turtle neck, as the collar on this jacket is fairly tight, restrictive, and the zipper bulk tends to dig into my neck, and I am a thin guy, 14.5 inch neck. In the 40-50 degree range, my base layer is very light, 2nd and 3rd layers are medium. In the 30 -40 degree range, my 3rd layer is a med to heavy wool sweater, below 30 degrees, I don't ride. I ride sport touring and sport bikes. Mostly long , local, day trips in PA and NY states, some overnight trips. The jacket is quite versatile, and is comfortable into the 80 degree temps with a synthetic T shirt and the decent venting options that the jacket provides. I do not own the matching pant, so I can't comment on them. I hope this helps, have a safe trip! Jan 7, 2015
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A shopper asked: Assuming I need to ride in following weather condition : Above 75 F (up to 86)/ Humid

Do you think this jacket will provide supple comfort? How about the comfor weather zone for this jacket?

For instance, Rukka Armas is not suitable for hot weather like above 75F and humid.

So, I am now questioning that whether Rev'it Defender or Klim Badland would be more suitable for my case.

How do you think about ventilation? I know both defender and badland are great jacket but think

each jacket has slightly different comfort weather zone. My guess is defender is better because this doe not

have GTX Outshell but want to get more advice from experts.
Jan 7, 2013
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Robert D: I am no "expert" however I do own the Badlands jacket and pants. I live in SE Pennsylvania. I have lived in Florida and that is where I spent most of my riding life. Here is my bottom line when it comes to riding jackets. Unless you go with a "Textile" jacket for summer use and a different jacket for winter riding you cannot go wrong with the Badlands. Yes, the material is stout. Yes, it is a serious jacket however, the venting on this jacket is simply spectacular. WIth the vents on this jacket as long as you are moving my experience is you will feel the air temp as you are riding. If it is 90 degrees and 90% humidity that is what you will feel...... My opinion is the only other more comfortable way to ride would be in t-shirt or with a summer specific textile jacket... I believe the comfort would be more related to a more relaxed feel not so much a cooler ride....

The Badlands is bomber. I expect it to last a long time. The GTX material is proven. Gore knows their products and produces excellent materials. I own gore-tex products for other outdoor pursuits and I think it is good. When other manufacturers claim it to be as good as gore-tex that maybe but I grew up with Gore products and have full confidence in their quality. Watch the boot reviews which have the Gore membrane. The review on the Badlands speaks directly to the Gore fabric.

I typically wore a Dainese leather jacket in Florida, year around, even when just running an errand. Once moved to SE Pennsylvania I picked up a GS, I began looking into more suitable gear for all weather riding and I settled on the Badlands. I would not change my decision if I am buying with my money. I have only owned the Badlands so I cannot offer comparisons to other than my Dainese jacket that is part of a two piece set of leathers.

Apr 22, 2013
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Patrick S asked: Does this jacket have any way of keeping the collar open or does the velcro just flap around and stick to whatever (like the under part of your helmet liner)? Apr 10, 2014
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Kirk B: Yes it does. If you look carefully at the shoulders you will see two tabs. One on each shoulder. These tabs will un Velcro from one end and then Velcro to the collar and keep it open. It's not the best system but it does work. Apr 11, 2014
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Ralph B: I feel your pain, Patrick ;)

I gave up on those velcro tabs, after they did what you described (or rather didn't, as was advertised). I just leave them velcroed down to look really neat and professional, since they are pretty much useless to hold down the collar. The only thing that helps with holding down the collar is wear and use, since the collar does soften with age and will stay down as often as not; only problem, it does tend to slap the helmet when the wind gets hold of it. After a while, you hardly notice the slapping: it's just another beat of the music of the road.

All in all, I wouldn't trade this jacket for any other out there, though, because it is the best I've ever owned and the velcro tabs are just something to endure.

Hope this eases the pain.
Apr 10, 2014
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Francis H: I've not had a bad experience in the one year plus time I've been using the jacket. That includes more than 3,000 miles of mix conditions from 105 degrees to below freezing. Rain riding in the Pacific Northwest and the high deserts of southern Oregon. I've not had a problem with the collar. Apr 15, 2014
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David A: Yes it does. There are tabs that hold the collar open if you want. You can see them by the points of the silver reflective material near the collar. The collar has loop Velcro inside that can be held down by those tabs. No flappy Velcro in the summer! Apr 10, 2014
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Ron P: The collar has never been an issue for me even when brand new, I have about 2500 miles on it in 28-90 degrees, under 40 you will need to wear something underneath unless just a short run, Excellent Jacket Apr 25, 2014
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Charles S: The collar has Velcro tabs that can hold open the collar on warmer days if needed. With all the vents open and the collar pulled back the jacket vents very well. Apr 10, 2014
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Marcio R: Yes, the jacket has a good way to keep the collar opened, using a velcro. I already used and it works a lot! Apr 10, 2014
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Justin F asked: Thinking about getting this jacket. Question : do you have to use the thumb hooks on the inner sleeve or can you just out your arms thru it without using the hooks? Also... I am not a tall man ('5'7").... I know this is a 3/4 length coat.. I am concerned it will be too long for me from front of neck to crotch? Jan 16, 2014
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Michael R: Justin, I put my hands through the jacket without using the thumb hooks on the inner sleeve often, depending on what gloves I'm using that day and how cold it is. No problem with that.
I am 6'1", so this may not help your question about the length through the front, but the sizing indicated works well for me and I've never had a problem with the front being too long, in riding positions that vary between a Harley, a BMW GS & 1600GT, and a Ducati Monster.
Jan 16, 2014
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ward w: You do not have to use thumb hooks just put arm thru and push thunb hooks back inti sleeve. I do use the hooks with one pair of gloves for winter riding and like them to keep cold out. The lenght of the jacket sould not be a problem as the bottom zipper can just be pulled up to split and give you the needed length. Hope this helps You. I think it is a great jacket. Jan 17, 2014
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Daniel T: You do not have to use the thumb holes in the sleeves - in fact, I rarely do. The zipper does zip up, opening the bottom of the jacket so it doesn't ride up in front - it is a very stiff jacket, especially with the chest protector option. Your best option would be to find a shop that carries the jacket and try it on while sitting on your bike. Jan 17, 2014
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Kirk B: You can put your hands through without using the thumb hooks. I only use them when it is less than 32° outside, It does help keep your arms warm in that case.

You can zip the zipper up from the bottom a bit for added comfort if it is too long but I did not find it necessary but I am a bit taller (and bigger around) than you.
Jan 16, 2014
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Todd R: I usually don't use thumb hooks- just slide sleeve up into jacket sleeves
I am 6 ft and don't really think of this jacket as a 3/4 jacket- think you'll be good
It's a great jacket - fall thru spring especially . It can get warm on serious summer heat but does vent
Great protection
Jan 17, 2014
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Jeffrey S: Thumb sleeve - no, you do not need to use it. I never use them.

Length - tough to say since everyone has different torso. I unzip a few inches from the bottom (2" +\-) while I'm riding (upright position on multistrada) and it's perfect.

Jacket is amazing.
Jan 16, 2014
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Sangjoon K asked: Which size I should choose?

I really like this jacket and can't wait to get one. The problem is size.
My size is,

Height : between 5'8'' and 5'9'' (=174cm)
Weight : between 154lbs and 165lbs (70-75kg depending on season)
Chest: between 38 inch - 39 inch (97cm~98cm)
Waist: between 31 inch - 32 inch

and BMW Rallye Jacket EU 48 (US 38) fits like magic.

Based on size chart, Rallye seems to be small for me, but
I realize that this sort of jacket is designed a bit loose.

In this case, should I go for Klim Small or Medium?

I am really in the middle of the size chart.
Klim customer service recommends Medium, and Revzilla customer service recommends Small.
My local BMW guy says Small.

Unfortunately there is no local store around where I live to try one.

I want to hear your advice.
Sep 4, 2014
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Paul B: I'm 6", 190lbs, but not sure about the chest and waist...probably a little larger than you. I'm fairly slim but not skinny. I bought the large Klim badlands jacket and it fits me perfect. It sounds like you're right in between medium and small. Your best bet is to go with the medium.

In my opinion, it really is going to depend on how long your arms are...are they long or short compared to other people the same size? Do you find you can't buy shirts that fit because shirt sleeves go past your wrist? If so, go with the medium. I bought the pants and I found they were about 3" too short for me based on the sizing chart. Hope that helps :)
Sep 18, 2014
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Stellario D: Given your height i think that a small would result in sleeves that are too short (and elbow padding not sitting in the right place) . I would go with a medium also accounting for the fact that this jacket is not layered and you will have to add your own layering system to ride in colder months. Revzilla also has a fantastic return policy so you have nothing to loose. Sep 18, 2014
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Edward J. A: I found my medium fitted somewhat snug. I too am between sizes. I'm 5'8" 175 winter 165 summer 42 " chest 34 waist. The large jacket sleeves were to long. A year later this jacket has stretched and fits comfortably now particularly in the chest and shoulders. Good luck with your decision. Sep 19, 2014
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Ramon E: If you are going to ride in cold weather and plan to wear a layer or two you might want to consider the medium. Sep 18, 2014
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Jon B: Medium, needs some room in this Jacket, for liner jackets when it is cold and air to flow when it is hot. Sep 18, 2014
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A shopper asked: Hello,

I am interested in following 2 aspects of Badlands Pro jacket:

1. Does it flap in the wind at highway speeds (80 - 95 mph / 120-150 kmh)?
2. Do you feel cold drafts getting under the jacket and cooling lumbar area?

I have tried size L and it fits well, however upper part of the jacket, above integrated kidney belt feels a bit baggy (even on top of base+mid layer + thin Primaloft jacket; M is too short in thorso and sleeves). That is the reason for my first concern.

Currently I ride in excellent Held Carese, which is well tailored (slim bodyhugging fit), very well done jacket. There is no flapping at all due to stiff material and tailoring. However I do feel cold drafts cooling the lumbar area (hem cord cinched, waist cinched, wearing kidney belt).

Looking to upgrade to Badlands Pro because where I live (central Germany) rains 3 times per day. I am looking for 3 layer Gore Tex touring jacket suitable for all seasons, cca 70% highway on usual days, but which can be good also for white roads ride in warmer parts of the world.

Thanks a lot in advance!
May 13, 2014
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Marcio R: Hello! Excuse me for my bad english, but I'll try:
1- No, it doesn't flap in the wind. I have a BMW R1200GS, and had already 125 mph using the jacket. I bought XL size, and it was a little big for me, in the arms, but when I'm riding it is good.
2- I never use it in the cool weather (I live in the mid west from Brazil, and here is not cold... In the winter (july), some days we have 65 degrees... Bur justo for 3 days). So, I didn't felt cold drafts under the jacket until now.
I feel the same (a bit baggy), in the upper part of the jacket, when is very hot and I open the air ventilations.
Try the Spidi jacket Hard Track H2Oout, or Marathon. Some friends told me it's very good!
Good luck!

Marcio A. Roberto
Campo Grande/MS - Brazil
May 13, 2014
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savijacha .: Thanks a lot Marcio for good feedback. Jun 6, 2014
Bill R: I have the same jacket and it doesn't flap at all. Also, I've ridden it as low as 38 degrees F. with no cold drafts. I have it in XL and am 6'1' 220 lbs. I've been through downpours that literally stop cars on the freeway with no problem staying dry. Really love this brand. May 29, 2014
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Charles S: The Badlands Pro Jacket does not flap in the wind at highway speeds.

The jacket is well ventilated in the summer when the vents are open. The Gortex fabric breathes so you can always feel a small amount of air moving around.

In colder weather the inside kidney belt keeps the jacket in place around your mid section keeping most of the air from entering under the jacket. In very cold weather you will need a mid layer windproof lining to keep you warm.

Having lived in Germany for two years this would be a perfect jacket for your weather and climate.
May 13, 2014
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Marc V: I absolutely love my Badlands Pro Jacket and pants. It is quite weather tight. All zippers are seam sealed. All flaps are sturdy with no flapping in high winds. even from side winds.

The only time I have ever had draft issues is when I personally forget to close a vent.

I Live in the Pacific Northwest (USA) and our weather is quite similar to yours in central Germany. I would highly recommend this jacket.
May 13, 2014
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savijacha .: Thanks Bill! Jun 6, 2014
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A shopper asked: i am having trouble figuring out if this is a jacket/ pants combo or just the jacket? Jun 10, 2015
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Marcio R: I bought only the jacket first, used for one year, and after bought the pants.
I did'nt liked the pants, are so big and looks like I had more 50 lbs...
Buts it's a fantastic riding gear!
I recommend!
Jun 12, 2015
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T Douglas S: It is a jacket the pants are sold separately. They are an excellent choice for protection and waterproofness. Well ventilated. Jun 10, 2015
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Jim W: Pants and jacket are sold separately. Looks like a good deal though, I paid full price a year and a half ago.
Great jacket
Jun 10, 2015
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Stellario D: you can buy jackets and pants separately. The pants are made for the jacket and i highly recommend them Jun 11, 2015
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Robert M asked: I am very interested in purchasing this jacket. What I am concerned the most is sizing.

I am the 5'6 guy that is 215 pounds.
I wear a 46 R suit jacket and have a 38 inch waist, with a 29 inch inseam.

Looking at the size chart I should be a XL. Do you think the XL will be big enough for me to use my heated gear and a light ling sleeve shirt under it? Would I still be able to move around comfrontably. I will be maninly using this to ride my dualsport (wr250) on open trails and single track.
Feb 5, 2015
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UMUR T: hello...
I'm 5'-9", 210 lbs...the large size was good for me. Still some space left over for light long-sleeve, which is all you'll need. I rode the Himalayas with this set-up with extreme hot, cold, rain and snow...no problem.
Feb 6, 2015
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Thomas W: Hi,
I suppose that xl will be by far wird enough. I would take a look at the couple Inverse+Inferno. I USS Thema in my Dirtbike. The Badlands Pro is my choice for long distance roadtrips.
Feb 24, 2015
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Shashank M: Robert,
I am 5'6" too and I tried the MD size at a local shop. It was too long for me. Even if XL fits your upper body, it will be way too long.

Feb 5, 2015
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William W: I think the XL will fit you fine. I am 6'2" and 250, so I had to go up to 2XL to have a bit more room for Gerbings.
Feb 5, 2015
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A shopper asked: Let me start off with this. I love watching your YouTube shows. There very informative for me, and what to look for. I see this jacket in my local motorcycle shop up here. I instantly fell in love with this jacket. I ride an 04 Gsxr 600. Would this be a good road jacket? The reason I'm looking at this one is because in my area (seattle) it rains a good amount and this is 100? waterproof. What's your thoughts, and comments. Or would you suggest something else? Thanks in advance. Jan 31, 2015
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Marcio R: Hello! Thank you for loving my videos! I have to do anothers, and have a lot of material... But I don't have the time I need... rsrsrs...
The jacket is 100% waterproof, like it says.
I already used in middle rains, and stayed dry.
I think this jacket is made 50% for off road (Big Trail) ride, when you ride 140-160 km/h (100 miles) at maximum speed limit. I don't know if you ride above this. It's a great jacket, and I recomend it for you.
Hugs from Brazil!

Marcio A. Roberto
Campo Grande/MS - Brazil
Feb 2, 2015
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Andrey G: I am not sure I would suggest this jacket as a rain jacket specifically. The zippers do leak. The pockets do fill with water and the collar is far too loose and allows for quite a bit of water to get in.

In short it does alright in a light drizzle or maybe a mild shower, but if you are riding through a storm this jacket does not replace a dedicated waterproof jacket.
Jan 31, 2015
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T Douglas S: If you want absolutely waterproof, this is the jacket for you. On the 2nd day on a 2 day ride from northern Vermont to Florida, it rained for 6 straight hours. I never got wet. Easy to layer under with excellent protection. Get the pants also. Many reflective areas also. Jan 31, 2015
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Stellario D: As far as waterproof resistance this jacket will be perfect but I am not sure it is designed for the riding position of your bike. I am afraid it is "too much jacket" and it might be uncomfortable. Great news is Revzilla's return policy. Feb 1, 2015
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A shopper asked: Seriously considering this Jacket but I live in Texas and I don't need to say just how hot it gets here in the Summer. I'm not that excited about either color option (would prefer a light gray major color with small darker accents), but of the two I think I prefer the look of the Black...BUT...I live in Texas. Black is not my first choice when sitting in the Sun in the hotter months. The "lighter" jacket isn't that much lighter (or doesn't look it here) so I guess my question is, is there a big difference in the heat factor between the two (will I hate myself for picking the Black) or is it a case of not much difference? Let's face it, when it hits triple digits I'm riding in mt Mesh jacket just to make it manageable, but the longer I can keep heavier protection over my delicate skin the happier I feel. Jan 14, 2015
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John P: I have the black version and have no experience with the grey version. However, I have ridden in triple digit temps with mine. It does get pretty hot when stopped in said temps, but is surprisingly comfortable when moving. This is a competition grade protective garment, so it is bound to be hotter than less protective gear. This is an amazing piece of kit. It is designed to be used in desert rally racing, and as such is very versatile protective. As far as the color goes, you may find the lighter color to be a slight bit cooler when stopped in the blazing sun. However, in my experience with other garments, there isn't a huge difference between the lighter and darker colors, temperature wise. Fabric and ventilation systems are bigger factors.
Jan 15, 2015
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bruce w: I too live in Texas and have the black Badlands Pro. It will be hot no matter what. If you want protection use it. If you don't mind sweating use it. It won't matter what color it is if it is 100 degrees. I used it to ride the TAT from TN to AR in late June and survived just fine. I had a low side get off going 30 mph on a gravel rode and although I injured by foot, the rest of me was just fine. It was fine while moving but you sweat like a pig when standing still. I was fine because I was on the TAT with no need for looking presentable. If you are wearing this gear to ride to work or do errands you will have to take it with you and this isn't convenient in many scenarios. Jan 15, 2015
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Dr. Douglas G. D: Having lived in Dallas for 4 years and knowing the temps. And knowing how hot I felt up here with it on during a hot summer day 85+ I would definitely consider your options. Jan 15, 2015
Marcio R: I live in Brazil, and usually I ride with 110 degrees F... I will never buy a black suit anymore! I bought the gray one, and very happy! Buy the gray one! Feb 2, 2015
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A shopper asked: I have never had this much armor, so I'm wondering about fit. I'm 5' 11", 215 lbs, 44" chest, arm 30" and waist 43". What size would you suggest and how snug should it be with a fleece liner on?

Sep 30, 2014
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Marcio R: Hello! I think I can't answer your question... Here in Brazil we use metric measures. Just for comparison, I have 1,82 mts (height), and my weight is about 240 lbs, and I'm using XL size. And I can use a fleece liner with the jacket.
Talk with the sellers, and I think they will help you...
Have a good ride!

Marcio - Campo Grande/MS - Brazil
Oct 1, 2014
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Mike H: XL. Not sure about the polar fleece though. The arms are 'racing cut', therefore tighter than you would expect. I wear Under Armour cold gear with a Powerlet jacket. Best combination for cold & wet. I'm 6'-1" 210 lbs. Sep 30, 2014
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T Douglas S: I'm 6'4 and weigh 190. The large fits perfectly. I have a 42-43" chest. The sleeves are long and fit my 35" sleeve length. I can easily layer under it. Sep 30, 2014
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Bill R: I have this same coat... 6"1' 230 with 46 chest... XL is perfect... If it's a little big it'll flow air better IMHO.. It is heavy... Oct 1, 2014
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A shopper asked: Another size question... Slim & 6'

In height, weight and chest size I fall into a medium but in sleeve length I am a large.

Im: 6', 165lbs, 39" chest & 32" sleeve.

Any thoughts?
Nov 12, 2014
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Kurt F: I am almost identical, 6', 165lbs, 42" chest, 32" sleeve. I have the large and I would recommend the same for you. I think that the medium is too tight. I live within an hours drive of Rev Zillas store, so I went there to try them on, the medium was too tight. I have had the jacket for almost 2 years. It is a heavy, stiff jacket. It has broken in over time, but not my go to jacket if I am on a sport bike. The jacket is great for its designed purpose, adventure and sport touring oriented riding. The only negative for me has been the collar at the neck line, too tight, especially during cold weather riding with multiple layers. Nov 13, 2014
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Christian T: I'm about the same dimensions and have a large. It's fine and I can wear it with heavy or light clothing. Nov 12, 2014
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Dr. Douglas G. D: Im 6'3" 215 with long arm and it fits fine. Nov 12, 2014
Dejan J asked: Hi,

I am interested in badlands pro jacket and pants, just not sure about the sizes.

I am 5' 10" , 187lbs , 42 chest, usually wear jeans 34 , length 32

Could you please help?
Nov 26, 2014
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Marc V: Dejan J,
I am exactly the same build as you. I own both the Badlands pants and jacket and I wear a Large Jacket which provides plenty of room for layers underneath, and a 32 in the pants as they seem to run a little large.

This gear combo is the best that I've ever had and I have been riding since 1973.
Nov 26, 2014
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Dejan J: Thanks Marc! Nov 26, 2014
A s: Hi Dejan,
I would love to answer your question but unfortunately my badlands jacket and pants are still in their plastic wrapping. hope to bust them out soon.
Nov 27, 2014
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A shopper asked: Would washing the jacket and pants like this adversly affect the Gore-tex? Jun 2, 2012
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RevZilla: Occasionally washing textile motorcycle gear is something that most manufacturers actually recommend for their gear. Every jacket will come with a tag on how to care for the garment (and this information can also be found and the manufacturers website). This tag will tell you exactly how to wash/clean the item. GORE-TEX jackets are also washable, but again we would take special care to follow exactly what the tags recommend. In terms of washing the jacket to try and soften it up, this would theoretically be possible however it is not something that manufacturers recommend and thus we would caution against doing so. Jun 6, 2012
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grawrimo: Washed mine and its still waterproof plus its guaranteed for life that's why you pay the big bucks for it! Sep 21, 2012
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A shopper asked: I am concerned I will be swimming in a large, but that a med will be tight through the shoulders or around the arm pits. I am interested enough in this jacket to order the medium to try it out, even if i end up eating shipping to return it.. I live in MI..... Love your videos! Jan 20, 2012
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ctwheels: Look at my review, I went with a Large( I was swimming in the XL), unless you're ridiculously huge in the shoulder area or gutissimo, Med should be good. If it doesn't fit...you can always return it, that was my only option since there were no dealers near me. May 14, 2012
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Baknthsdle: I tried on this jacket in a large at the Toronto motorcycle show Jan 6, I'm 5' 10" 168 lbs 43" chest and found the jacket to be a bit generous in the chest and LONG in the torso and arms. I think you would be safe ordering it in a medium. Feb 11, 2012
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PETER B asked: I'm in a quandary ... Badlands Pro or Latitude Missano (they are doing a collar change in 2015 Spring rollout I hear)? I do some touring (a week or two at a time) and lots of weekend riding (day trips and an overnight or two). Budget is not really an issue. I'm prepared to pay for quality and the right piece of gear. Any/all advise welcome.
KTM 950 Adventure
Mar 5, 2015
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Robert S: I own the Badlands Pro jacket and pants. I love the jacket, but only like the pants. For me the advantages of the Badlands Pro jacket vs. the Latitude (which I tried on) were: Gore-Tex Pro shell (3-layer vs. 2-layer on Latitude), chest protector, kidney belt, better ventilation, better pockets. Both are very good jackets but you get what you pay for here. Mar 9, 2015
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Daniel A asked: which is correct bladder to buy for this jacket?, I would like to get perfect fit!, I read recently that if you choose some bladder bigger than the correct one it would be pretty uncomfortable. please advise. Dec 4, 2014
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Matthew G: I was able to fit the largest bladder Camelbak makes in mine which is close to 3 liters, so I think you can fit whatever you want in there. The problem is that it pulls the jacket down in back and is very uncomfortable so you need to stay with a very small one. I started out on a trip with the bladder in the coat and ended up pulling in a Walmart to buy a cheap pack for the bladder and wishing I'd brought my good Camelbak pack. I always wear the pack on dual sport rides now. Some people say the pack prevents venting, but I have been comfortable wearing the pack in the heat of summer. If you want to carry plenty of water in a bladder, the pack is the best option in my opinion. Long answer to your question. Short answer is- it will fit whatever you want but it better be uselessly small if you want it to be comfortable. Dec 4, 2014
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A shopper asked: I think I am between sizes and would appreciate a recomendation...

5' 11", 165lbs, and wear a 16/34-35 dress shirt. Looks like I need a Med jacket body with Large sleeves attached. Wondering if the sleeves run long and a medium would work? I have had large size jackets that bunchup in front and I am hoping I can avoid that.

Thanks for any advise you can provide.
Sep 11, 2014
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John P: I am 6'1" and weigh 165lbs. I wear 15½-34 shirts and a 38R suit coat. I could wear a Med Badlands, but a large isn't too baggy and gives me room for an insulating layer underneath. Sleeve length is perfect for me. Quite an impressive piece of kit. Sep 12, 2014
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Kris S asked: Are the Badlands jackets being made in Vietnam now like the Latitude? If so, have you guys checked to see if they are cut bigger? The Latitude that is made in Vietnam is cut much bigger than the Chinese made Misano Latitude. I Aug 31, 2014
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Carl C: My Badlands jacket was made in China. The size large is cut true to size in my opinion. Aug 31, 2014
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Kris S: I confirmed today that they are all made in Vietnam now. Every Latitude and Badlands in stock at my dealer was made in Vietnam. I tried a large on today and it fits much better than the Chinese made Badlands. The biceps are not so small like they've been making them. The Large had been cut true to size except for the arms which seemed designed for stickman. Aug 31, 2014
Thomas S asked: What hydration bladder (and size bladder) is recommended to fit the Badlands Pro Jacket? Apr 29, 2015
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A shopper asked: hi, I am 5'7, 136lbs and chest 36.5
I was looking towards size SM base on the chart
which size should I get SM or MD?

Sep 9, 2014
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A shopper asked: I am looking at the Klim Badlands or a similar Rukka. Which jacket has the stronger CE rated protection? I am 6'3" 225 lbs, my chest is 46 or about 120cm. Which size of the Rukka or Klim would be best? I am in need a strong 4 season jacket.

I like the Rukka because it doesn't appear to be so baggy, but I read so many good reviews on the klim. I have Klim Pants, but I dont neccessarily have to match and never connect through the zipper.
Dec 31, 2013
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Christian T: This is the best MC jacket I have ever used. I bought one for my son: he's 6'4" and he wears a large. This will last a very long time in all weathers. It's completely wind and water proof and the pockets are designed for the rider: easy to access and plenty of them. Armor is first rate and is on the chest and back. There's no jacket that comes close and I have used Hein Gerecke (sp?), Belstaff, Dainese. Dec 31, 2013
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Eric D: I am 6'1" 175lbs. 42in. chest I take a M Jacket. It fits great. It isn't baggy. It just isn't a slim cut like the Rukka. I regret not getting the Rukka even thought it would have been more expensive. I may still get the Rukka and give this jacket to a neighbor. I have yet to connect the zipper to the pants. Feb 18, 2014
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Stellario D: Hello:

I believe a large will suite you fine. I am 210lbs and 5.11 with your same size chest and the jacket fits me fine although a bit long in the arms. My only complaint is that the arms seem tight, even with the adjusting straps fully extended. So if you have large arms be careful about it.
Jan 2, 2014
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Welcome to our first look at the brand new for fall 2011 Klim Badlands Pro jacket and pant combo. You might be saying, "Wow! This is quite an early look at a garment that's not going to make it out till the fall." That is correct. It was unveiled this year at Indy and we wanted to get a first look out to the airwaves. There're a lot of things on this jacket that are very much 99% to 100% finished or finalized, and even though this is the prototype, some of the logo placement may change or some other subtleties may change, we wanted to show it to the public so they know what is coming down the pipe from Klim for the next round towards the riding community.

Basically, how they position to this; there were a lot of riders, they were hardcore off-road riders that said, "We love the Adventure Rally but it's just too much jacket. We don't need some of the super heavy talisman fabrics that were super fabrics. We don't need a rally-style adventure jacket backpack built into the jacket. Is there any way that we could have an outfit that would be almost as technical but provide a component-based system?" You have to remember, all Klim is component-based. They make their own mid layers, a make their own base layers, but really what you're investing in here is a technical shell, and it's going to be positioned less than the Adventure Rally.

And like I said, no backpack on this one and some of the other things that made it really crunchy when you talk about the Adventure Rally, were left out of this to make it to make it more wearable for mostly off-road riding, but crossing over into the on-road world as well. Now, if you look at it, this is the silver/gray version of it. There's also going to be a black version. The fit of it is slightly more tapered. It's really going to fit akin to the Adventure Rally from the 2011. What that means is that they've tightened up the shoulder boxes a little bit, it's slightly more tapered, but really it's still an enduro fit. So with the armor out of this guy, you're going to be able to fit a compression suit underneath.

I have Freddie next to me. Freddie's enormous. Freddie's 6'5"; I'm 5'9" for reference. Freddie's wearing a size large. He has a 44 inch chest and he is 200 pounds. Now here's another frame of reference to really confuse you when you get into the sizing. I'm 5'9". I'm about 180 pounds. I have broad shoulders. My chest fits into this jacket but the length is a little bit much for me, but a medium is going to be too small on me in this guy. So, even though Freddie is dramatically taller than me -- note the arm length on this guy - he is 6'5" and it fits him well. And in the pants, he's wearing a 34. And typically, Freddie wears a 36x36 or 34x36 pants. But again, notice the roominess. It's an off-road style coat.

So, let's get into some of the projection elements, walk through some of the application elements, and then get into the features and the nitty-gritty of this guy. I did say it's an all-weather technical shell. The base layers for the cold times of the year are up to you. Whether it's Klim base layers or you have some other things or you have some heated gear on your own, they like to allow someone to buy a technical shell and invest in that shell and then really, it's up to the rider. Where some other brands that might be off-the-jacket or off-the-hanger ready, if you're going into the cold weather, you're going to have to think about what you're going to wear underneath.

For the summertime, it makes sense to just jump into the venting scheme here. You have a lot of options here to keep you cool. So, what we're going to have is a handful of vents -- I believe there's eight. You have vents on the tops of the shoulders, you have vents down here at the bottom of the sleeves - put your arm up for me -- we have a monster water-resistant zippered pit vent down here. And again, this shell is a Gore-Tex shell. It's the Gore-Tex pro shell which is on-road tested, so it's the highest degree of waterproof guaranteed by Gore-Tex with this shell material - turn backwards for me, Freddie. And, that's going to be guaranteed for life, waterproof on this jacket. Everything is seam-sealed, it's safety stitched. This is a hard-core adventure exploration jacket.

So, if I go to these last two vents here, you are going to have two vertical vents on the back that are going to come down and they're going to vent right to the mesh liner of this guy. So, a ton of ventilation in the warmer times of the year - turn back around for me, Freddie. And notice, I want to point out one key thing. You also have good ventilation down here at the wrist. And the reason why that's important is they've actually included a non-removable nylon storm cuff system. So, it becomes a little harder to stay cool in this guy if that vent's not there, but even in the summertime with the short cuff glove, you're going to fold that guy back over and you'll be able to vent down here as well. Now, in the winter time, it's a welcome addition because it's going to keep that air from going up. But again, what you wear in the base layer is up to you, and in the summertime, just open up the amount of venting and you're good to go.

Let's talk about protection. Basically, the main construction of this garment is going to be three main fabrics. You're going to have Gore Armacor come in really tight. Gore Armacor is going to be the marriage of 700D Cordura, Kevlar, with a third ply that's going to be the Gore-Tex backing behind it. It's a three-layer system and it's also going to be Rip-Stop. It has a very high denier. Kevlar and Cordura together make it an even beefier garment. You're going to see that the main construction areas, they're going to be Rip-Stop, as well as the impact areas, like on the backs of the arms, and the elbow, as well as the knees, as well as the seat. The other fabric on the suit, the softer fabric, is still heavy duty. It's called SPL 600. It's 600 denier Cordura. It's in areas that are away from impact areas and seams. And really, what it does is it allows the jacket to be a little bit more lightweight, knowing that you're going to be pretty active in it.

Turn around backwards for me, Freddie. Now, if you come in on the back here, this is a really nice touch. This is the first time we're seeing this garment in any of these new items here for 2011. This is stretch Gore-Tex, which is a completely waterproof breathable membrane bonded to a stretch fabric material that has a light Rip-Stop to it as well. So again, they have this in the shoulder blade area, you're also going to have it on the inside of the legs, as well as the seat. So stretch Gore-Tex is really the third head of your material Cerberus that you have going on here with the three-headed beast.

Turn back around for me. Let's walk through some of the other features, some of the other nuances they put into this coat. Let's start here up at the top. So, you have your comfort line collar, it's tricot lining. It's going to be very soft, it's going to be wicking, and it's going to be comfortable against your skin. Notice a fleece zipper garage, micro Velcro here so it doesn't bite your helmet and it doesn't by your neck -- this is something we're seeing from all high-end manufacturers coming out with -- YKK zippers down the front. Everything is YKK with the Klim proprietary zipper pulls on these guys.

Now, as I start to open this coat up, another nice feature that you're going to see is that this guy is built so that there's no reverse hook and loop. What you are going to have is the ability to bring this guy open here. Turn like that for me. What you're going to see is that in the hotter times of the year, you're going to be able to open this guy, and you also have loops here for your iPod speakers to go up.

Coming down, let's talk about armor a little bit. So, we talked about protection on the outer shell, let's talk about protection on the guts. You have the D3O armor system which is included in this guy. That's molecular-level armor, it's phase change armor. Impact hits the D3O armor, it's soft and pliable. The energy, it disperses, the molecules lock together, and it becomes rigid, absorbing all of the energy. They measure shoulders, elbows, knees in joules of energy absorbed. Back protectors are CE rated level, too, but they're a little bit different. They measure newtons of energy transferred.

So, you're going to have the D3O armor in the elbows, as well as the knees, and the shoulder; actually, as well as the hips as well is included. And, it is adjustable by an inch. It's a total of an inch of movement in the elbows, as well as the knees. The other thing that's really, really cool about the Badlands Pro is going to be this Dow Corning Deflexion pad here. And, what it is, it's a honeycomb pad that's about a half inch thick and what it does, is it allows for a ton of ventilation. It's very lightweight, it's pliable, but again, disperses shock across a honeycomb pattern evenly throughout the piece. And, you'll notice the left side over the heart, it actually comes across, so that's in front of the sternum. And, if I pull this down a little bit further, notice I have a full zipper garage here, too, to make sure I keep water away from zippers, which are always a weak point; if I pull it this way, you're going to see the deflection on the right side of the chest as well. So again, protective features.

This jacket also comes with a T5 level D3O armor system. It's actually the Viper armor system which is the next generation D3O back pad. So unlike some other enduro shells from Klim, this Badlands Pro is actually going to include armor with the purchase, rather than having to upgrade or find it later. We've found that in years past people were buying Traverses, which are typically an enduro-style suit, adding armor to them. And, even with the Adventure Rally, you can upgrade or you can buy the D3O armor pack, put that in, and take the place of having to wear a compression suit underneath it.

A couple of other features I want to talk about. I've talked about venting, I've talked about armor, talked about external materials. Dry pockets -- so you have weatherproof dry pockets here and here. You also have them down here. They are not hand warmer pockets, but they are dry pockets. And, the other thing I want to talk about is inside this right side here, notice that we have the sleeve, and they come in really, really tight. This jacket in the back in the guts has a three-liter pocket for a hydration system. And the way that it's built, you can sneak that hydration system through the garment, through the inside, and have the tip of it come out here, that way, it doesn't get dirty. So, you don't have to sneak it over your shoulder or around the garment. Notice we have cinching on the arms to keep the armor in place. It's a great deal of cinching. Obviously, Freddie's a little bit thinner build than I am. I didn't have any issues with it. It was fine.

Other thing, reflective; they're using the Retroreflective from 3M.  And, the beauty of it is it's 3M's next level of reflection. What it does is it reflects any light back directly to the source. So, when you hit this guy with a light, it doesn't light up and glow like a Christmas tree. What it does is it reflects light directly back to the source. You can do little test with the LED flashlight. Holding it at different angles, you won't see the reflection. Holding it spot on, it will come right back to you.

Spin backwards for me, Freddie. Stop right there. So, notice on the arm, we have more Retroreflective with the Klim logos. Again, for the post production model, this may or may not change with these yellow Klim logos here and there. Turn backwards for me. We showed the back with the big rabbit pocket. You can see the pad here that's built-in, which is going to be that T5 D3O back pad, the Viper style. It has the grooves in it, it's their upgrade. A big reflective panel; and then, you also have a cinch along the collar. Nothing is worse than the colder time of the year if you're not wearing a balaclava and you start to get wind down the back of your neck. The nice part about this guy is you'll be able to cinch it right in and go from there. And then, we did talk about you have a full size rabbit pouch down here for storage.

Tur back around for me. Now, I do want to tell you that the Gore-Tex membrane, which is guaranteed for life and is breathable, allows you to sweat in this guy and the perspiration will come out through the outer shell. It's going to keep you dry from all of the elements. It is built-in. It's built part of the membrane. It's not a standalone removable liner. That's actually one of the big selling points of a Gore-Tex shell like this, is that the waterproof element is built-in. The nice part, I know the questions are coming from people, the pockets are all... I'm not going to call them dry pockets, they're weatherproof pockets, but they could get some condensation inside of them. And, that condensation could come from the sweat off of your body actually evaporating out through the Gore-Tex and getting into the pockets.

So, it is something you need to know. They're not completely waterproof but they are completely weatherproof. It really depends on how much you sweat in this guy. If we open this pocket as well, there's another dry pocket that comes with it. and there's a hook. So, another Gore-Tex dry pocket, and there's a hook that's going to be in here on each side that you can take your keys or attach your camera to.

Let's move on to the Badlands Pro Pants for a second. So, as I move down here - you just stay wehre you are -- you'll notice that again, it's going to be SPL 600, it's going to be Gore-Tex Armacor in the backing, and then you have some other materials here as well. Stag your legs for me, I want to show this Italian leather on the inside. So, on the inside of the calves going up, it's a heat shield that's perforated. The reason why the leather is perforated is because it has Gore-Tex behind it. Again, it's going to allow perspiration to breathe out from it. The cut of these pants is an enduro-style cut. So, what that means is that you can have a full motocross knee brace that you would wear underneath in the knee. There's plenty of room in that knee box. As well at the bottom, we have Freddie here in a brand new pair of SIDI Adventure Rain Boot. He has plenty of room to get this cuff over it.

Turn completely backwards for me. I want to show the back of the cuff of the pants. If you look, it's a three position system. So, you have three snaps. You can cinch it up. I'm going to open this guy up right here, and notice there's a gaiter. What that gaiter does, that gaiter is going to keep any water from getting in there. It's a water resistant zipper, and then to be able to cinch it. It's not Velcro. Velcro sometimes can get tough down and around areas of high use, so what they have here is they have a snap system. But the circumference of the bottom of these pant legs is plenty big enough for Adventure rain boots, but also something like a SIDI Crossfire. You can get a really, really gnarly, beefy motocross boot in here.

Now, while I have Freddie turned around, you're going to notice these two zippers on the backs of his legs. They are zipper garages that have openings that are going to be the exit zips for the front zips. Turn away for me, Freddie. So, face that way over there. On the side here, we have a full side zipper. If I pull this guy down, you're going to see a huge zip that is in a very, very off-road style. You can start to see the orange here. That's the D3O hip armor. But, there is your intake on the front when you're riding. Whether you're standing or you're sitting, it's going to flow a ton of air. And then, nothing is better for ventilation than to have that passive Venturi vent that allows the airflow to come in and exit out the back.

So now, that we have Freddie out of the Badlands Pro, I want to break it down a little further here on the table. They're still a lot going on here. Let's start with a couple components in the shell, and we're going to go into the guts, and then I'm going to go into one of the pants. So first thing, I want to point out this pocket. Freddie is such a big dude, I couldn't reach around him when he had it on. This is a Spot Tracker pocket. Notice the shape of that. It's a unique shape. It's built for that purpose. Obviously, you can put something else in there but really, this was designed as the Spot Tracker pocket because they know the hard-core off-road driven adventure guy that's out for exploration. Most of the time these days, the technology is cheap enough and it's good enough that there is no reason for you to not have that precaution.

The other piece here is really unique to Klim. I like this a lot, I think it's a nice creature comfort. This is called the personal stats pocket. And, there is the symbol. It's the international medical alert symbol. So, what this is -- Klim's actually, when you buy this, there's going to be more details released later in the year -- there's going to be a way to register this jacket and get a custom personal stats element that you put in here. That would basically have your information on it. And, this little symbol would basically call attention to this pocket from an EMT or medical personnel of any nationality, depending on where you're riding around the world. I also want to talk about the stretch storm cuff. I'm not sure if we talked about it when we had it on Freddie, but look where the reflective is placed on the backside of this arm here. This is for waving. So, this is to give you further reflective ability if you're in a situation where you need to flag someone down.

So, moving inside the garment now, notice we have a D-ring down here. Moving inside, you'll see you have adjusters along the bottom. The guts of this are pretty gnarly. One thing we didn't talk about when we had it on Freddie is that you have a full, just like the Adventure Rally, you have a full kidney belt with double adjustments that you have. And it's removable, and it's connected back here through this pocket. You have a full kidney belt that lives within the jacket, if you can see the way that that's done.

Also, if you get into the jacket, I talked about the three-liter pouch that lives behind here that's going to snake around and come through this pocket. But, you can see the Dow Corning deflexion. It come in really tight. You can get a good close-up. On this deflection material, and see it's really a quarter to a half inch thick. It's got a honeycomb structure, and it allows for a high degree of ventilation. And, notice how there's a larger pocket across the left breast that crosses over your sternum in the middle. And, you're going to have it on the right as well. A good amount of cargo pockets, as well as the headphone pockets here with headphone loops.

And then, I talked about the D3O that's included. This is the new generation of D3O armor. I'm going to pull out the back pad and show it to you. This is molecular level armor. It comes standard. You don't have to upgrade to it. It's just really gnarly stuff. This is the new T5 Viper style. Notice the aeration that's going to allow it to have good contact with your back from surface area that allow to flow air and create that pocket of air to keep you cool. Kind of I don't what it looks like to you guys but it's a bit of an illusion even from where I'm standing.

You're also going to have, when you pull one of the shoulders of this jacket, the D3O armor pack that goes hips, shoulders, elbows, and knees, which is a nice touch. It's very comfortable, very pliable, and very protective. And again, it's all about in the shoulders, elbows, knees, and hips, energy absorption in joules. And then, you get into the back protector, which measures how much energy is transferred to your body. You can check that out, that is the right shoulder. Notice it's a basic mash paneling on the inside. It's very comfortable against your skin; one of the things that's nice and well thought out. Remember, this is the technical shell. So, it can perform very well with base or mid layers that you have under it, depending on what you have in your closet.

Move that guy over here briefly. Let's pull the pants over. I'm going to start on the pants with the brush have a brushed mesh finish, which again for the pants, because maybe you just have a pair of boxer briefs on, they made this really soft brush mesh, which is also wicking, that's going to be very comfortable. Notice that we have a 7-inch connection zipper on a stretch, there's a 7-inch connection zipper on a stretch in there. You have a yoke here, as well as yokes on the front, for suspenders that are safety stitched. You can see the pocket here with the mesh around it that's built for the hip pad, and it comes standard. And as we move down, you can also see the rain fly over the crotch. Again, water is going to pour on your crotch if you're sitting on the bike. You want to have that extra backing behind; even a water resistant YKK zipper is not waterproof, so having that extra fly that's going to be Gore-Tex backed is going to make sure that you stay dry.

I talked about the perforated Italian leather from the heat and abrasion shield on the inside of the legs. And the last thing I want to get into here, I want to turn one of these guys inside out. And remember, you have upgraded snaps, you have YKK zippers, you have the gaiters on the bottoms. But, what I want to do here is I want to show that it's not a mesh material that's going to go over your boots. If these were mesh, if this external fabric did not come around and wrap didn't come up, what you'd run into is your pant legs getting worn away from the inside out, which is very common when you get into a heavy buckle situation on the inside with a pant cuff over it. And, notice even the little details here. These are little drains, so if any water gets past or gets inside up your pant leg, you have these drain holes that are double stitched that allow it to drain out.

So remember, this is a prototype still. Some of the logos can change, some of the elements may change slightly. We're not quite sure about price, but we can safely say it's probably north of $800 for the jacket, and somewhere probably north of $500 for the pair of pants. So, you have basically one half step down from the Adventure Rally. It's a modular, component-driven technical shell that's off-road oriented. But, it does enough things and will be comfortable enough to cross over depending on the base layers. It's four-season, its Gore-Tex, it's guaranteed for life.