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Klim Badlands Pro Jacket

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. 

Features:

  • 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
Bang For The Buck
4.3 / 5
Protection & Durability
4.9 / 5
Features
4.8 / 5
Comfort
4.5 / 5
Style
4.7 / 5
Air Flow
4.4 / 5
Fit
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Large

Klim Men's Jacket Sizing

Size Chest (in) Waist (in) Sleeve (in)
SM 34 - 36 31 - 33 27 - 28
MD 38 - 40 35 - 37 29 - 30
LG 42 - 44 39 - 41 31 - 32
XL 46 - 48 43 - 45 33 - 34
2XL 50 - 52 47 - 49 35 - 36
3XL 54 - 56 51 - 53 35 - 36
4XL 58 - 60 55 - 57 33 - 34
5XL 62 - 64 59 - 61 33 - 34

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

How To Measure

C Chest Measure around the fullest part of your chest, under the armpits, keeping the measuring tape parallel to the ground.
A Arm Bent (Neck to Wrist) Standing up straight with your elbow bent at a 45° angle, measure from the base of your neck at the center of your spine, along the top of your shoulder and down to your wrist bone, along the outside of the arm.
Product Style RevZilla Item # Manufacturer Product # Availability
Black / 2XL 773468 4052-000-160-000 Out of Stock
Black / 3XL 773470 4052-000-170-000 Out of Stock

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Klim Badlands Pro - One to rule them all
All I can say about this jacket is: This is the jacket I have been looking for all my life (15+ years on two wheels). Worth the money for SURE.

Rather than bore you with a rehash of the extensive feature list, I'll try to post what is useful to a prospective buyer:

1. I am 5'10" 210lbs and fairly muscular (Lift 2-3x a week + BJJ + Boxing). I wear an XL glove but float between L and XL in jackets/tops depending on the brand.

2. The LG size fits me perfectly. Its big enough for my arms and shoulders with the arm straps at their most open position, and its not "tent like" around my abdomen. The armor is held VERY securely in place and I am confident that it will move move in a crash.

3. The lumbar belt that is built in is a stroke of genius. Not only does it keep the jacket from moving around, but since I have a blown lumbar disc (L4/S1), the added lumbar support is a very nice thing to have built into the jacket. The little pockets to tuck it away when not in use are a very good design choice.

4. Its warm, but for cold weather you will want to add a thermal base layer and a thin mid layer. I like the Under Armor Cold Gear stuff, but its totally up to you. Of course, that was the point of this jacket, to allow you to layer under it with whatever you want. If you plan on riding in temps below 40f (which I do not), you may want to go one size up to have enough room for the necessary layers under the jacket, especially if you have large arms/shoulders.

5. Pockets galore. Its insane how many pockets are on both the outside and inside of this jacket. The worst problem might be having to check 30 pockets before you find that little item you tucked away in the jacket. Have a system for this and always put certain items in certain pockets.

6. The zippers are of excellent quality. Nothing flimsy feeling on this entire jacket.

7. This jacket closes up VERY well for wind protection in the cold and wet weather, and opens up VERY well for hot weather. With all vents open and the lapels secured to your chest/shoulders, this jacket will do fine even in scorching weather.

8. Its heavy, but not too heavy. The armor naturally adds weight, but it still weighs less than my AGV 1.4mm non perforated track jacket with full armor. So while its true that this jacket is on the heavy side, I feel the weight is just perfect.

9. I know that this is an expensive jacket, but when you get it and put it on, and start to really look at the construction quality and all the fine details, its easy to see where the money went. This is a jacket that has truly made me say "Holy @#% this is nicer than I hoped" when I unboxed it, and its a joy to wear.

10. Overall, I was on the fence between this jacket and the Rev'it Poseidon, and I am not disappointed with my choice. I wish I could have seen both in person, but the Klim Badlands Pro is just so nice, I cannot imagine the Poseidon beating it in a face to face inspection.

Buy with confidence, this is a jacket that will not disappoint you.
November 20, 2014
Bang For The Buck
4 / 5
Protection & Durability
5 / 5
Features
5 / 5
Comfort
4 / 5
Style
5 / 5
Fit
Small
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Large
Air Flow
4 / 5
First impression... awesome jacket!!!
Okay, I received my Klim Badlands Pro jacket yesterday afternoon. And since I was alone in the office, I wore it around the building for about an hour just getting the feel for it. Yes, I’m a dork. Stop laughing.

I also wore it on the ride home, and on the ride in to work this morning. The temp this morning was right at freezing. I have a short commute, but I felt comfortable with just a t-shirt and Polo. But I could definitely tell that I would need a heavier layer or a fleece or a heated liner if I wanted to ride longer in cold temps. This is definitely not a winter jacket, on its own. This weekend, I’ll go on a longer ride to see how warm the jacket is.

Here are my initial thoughts on the Klim Badlands Pro jacket:

— Sizing. I ordered an XL since I’m 6’3” and 210 pounds. The Klim sizing chart had me between a Large and XL. I’m really glad I went with the XL, because there’s no way I could have layered underneath with a Large. Even with the XL, layering will be tight (which isn’t necessary a bad thing). Truthfully, I probably could have gone with an XXL if I planned to do lots of cold-weather riding with multiple layers and/or heated gear, but for use a base layer and a heavy mid layer, I think I’ll be fine with an XL.

— The jacket is heavy and very stiff. It won’t get any lighter, obviously, but the weight isn’t really all that bad. Further, I believe that after wearing it for some time on the bike, it will break in and loosen up. Sitting on the bike, it’s very comfortable, and some serious thought was given to rider ergonomics. Right now, the jacket feels like medieval chainmail. Later today, I plan on having some co-workers shoot at me with large-caliber rifles to check the bulletproofing. Well, nothing bigger than a .30-06, obviously.

— It’s not as long as I thought it would be for a 3/4-length jacket, although I’m taller than average, so maybe it’s just me. On my FJR, the jacket doesn’t bunch up at all, which is a good thing, and it’s comfortable.

— The photo-reflective panel across the back of the jacket works extremely well. I turned out all the lights in my apartment and shined an LED at the jacket; the photo-reflective panel reflected an astonishing amount of light straight back. I was seeing a white dot in my vision for two minutes after that little experiment.

— Wearing only a Polo-style shirt under the jacket, you can definitely tell it’s just a shell. There’s no padding inside the jacket. The interior feels hard and stiff. I hope it will break in.

— It has a bunch of logos and tags.
4 “Klim” logos
3 “K” logos
1 “Gore-Tex” logo
1 “Gore-Tex Pro Shell” logo
1 “Deflexion” tag
1 “D3O” tag
1 “Cordura”
1 “Scotchlite Reflective Material” tag
1 “Made in China XL” tag
1 “Klim” tag
1 “Gore-Tex” tag

There are probably more logos and tags somewhere, but I’m not going to go searching for them. Sheesh.

— In photos, and even in the Revzilla product video, all the logos and tags didn’t bother me regarding the aesthetics of the jacket. They sort of bother me now that I have the jacket. The logos really do give the jacket a billboard image.

— All the zipper pulls have the Klim-yellow thread, and there are A LOT of zippers, so there seem to be a lot of yellow flashes when you’re walking around. All the zippers seem tight, which probably has something to do with the water-resistant covers (gaskets?). And I have already found that you have to really make sure the zippers are zipped all the way up into the zipper garages, which takes an extra few seconds.

— Did I mention that it’s heavy? It probably weighs 10 or 11 pounds, but in all honesty the weight isn’t that bad for a heavy-duty jacket. The more you wear it, the lighter it seems. I walked around my neighborhood last night, trying to see some meteors, and I wore the jacket. After a half-hour or so, I was still comfortable with just a sweatshirt and the jacket in 40-degree temps (Fahrenheit). I have no doubt that with a good base layer and a fleece, I’ll be warm enough down to freezing and maybe below that. I’ll try to check that this weekend.

— There are a lot of pockets. A lot. An absurd number of pockets, really. I stopped counting somewhere around 42 pockets. Calculating the odds, I’m 100% certain that I will lose things in the jacket pockets and NEVER find them again. Who needs this many pockets? A magician? A pocket salesman? If you’re carrying enough stuff to fill all these pockets, you need 1) a bigger bike, and 2) sidecases and maybe a topcase.

— The jacket is obviously well-constructed. The Gore-Tex/840D Cordura/Armacor fabric seems like it will hold up well in a crash. I’m not going to test this if I don’t have to. The stitching looks very good, and it’s double-stitched where the cloth panels come together. There were a couple places, however, where I found loose stitching. Not a big deal. The zippers seem sturdy, but only time will tell with how long-lasting the zippers will be since these are high-use features.

— The collar seems comfortable to me. And with the drawstring, I can cinch it tighter around my neck so that it’s comfortable and blocks the cold air. A nice touch. I wish there was a little more padding around the drawstring, which is easily felt through the thin collar fabric — not a big deal, but it’s a detail that Klim missed. The collar doesn’t seem too high for me, but then I’m a tall guy. YMMV. There’s only a small gap between the top of the collar and the bottom of my helmet, which dramatically reduces wind noise around the helmet and the wind chill on exposed skin.

— I just found 17 additional pockets! And 1 secret pocket!!! Really, there are almost too many pockets on this jacket. The rear pocket (“rabbit pouch”) is huge. You could probably keep three or four good-sized rabbits in there, no problem. Or two fat ground hogs. Or a small capybara. Probably you’ll want to keep some rabbits in there. Or maps. Whatever. Your choice.

— The interior pockets are mesh, and don’t really seem very durable if you’ve got keys or anything else that hard/metallic in there.

— The armor feels fairly comfortable, but will take some getting used to. The back protector is light, flexible, and completely unnoticeable even though it’s HUGE. The shoulder armor is comfortable, but I need to move the elbow armor up a little bit, and I haven’t yet figured out how to do that yet.

— The jacket itself is comfortable, except for a couple areas. The shoulders are very, very stiff on the panels where you see the yellow “K” and the photo-reflective strip with “Klim” written across it. Also, when I bend my elbows, the jacket is extremely stiff right at the elbow joint and even binds a little bit, because three pieces of fabric come together right there and are double-stitched, and this is the bottom of a zip pull also, adding to the stiffness of that joint area. This stiffness might also have something to do with the pre-curved structure of the sleeves. I don’t know. Maybe this will break in; I hope so. It’s a little annoying right now, but everyone has different physical ergonomics and no jacket is perfect. It’s not a dealbreaker.

— The cuffs are enormous. I’d say that the cuffs are actually larger in diameter than the forearms of the sleeves, but maybe it just seems this way because of the gusset. I have to use nearly all of the Velcro strip to cinch the wrists tight, although I admittedly do have narrow wrists. Not a big deal. Klim used long, wide strips of Velcro at the cuffs, so tightening them down is no problem. The storm cuffs are a nice touch, and I’ll probably get some use out of them at some point.

— The front YKK zipper is smooth and easy to pull up and down. As I’ve already mentioned, the other zippers feel taut, perhaps because of the water-resistant gaskets. These zippers are easy to zip and unzip when you have the jacket off; while you’re sitting on your bike with the jacket on, I have the feeling that the zippers will be much more difficult to zip and unzip.

— The Velcro collar closure has changed, I think, from earlier versions; instead of having Velcro only to keep the collar closed, Klim now has a metal snap positioned in the center of the Velcro. As long as you line up the snap before the Velcro panels touch, you’re good; otherwise it’s a PITA. Nonetheless, the collar closure feels very solid.

— On the 32-degree ride this morning to work, I found out that I will definitely need an extra layer for warmth, or heated gear. This shell isn’t as warm as my previous jacket, for obvious reasons since it doesn’t have a liner. Which is okay, since I’ve been looking for an excuse to buy some Gerbing’s heated gear.

— The jacket doesn’t flap around in the wind. I took the highway to work instead of slower back roads, and the jacket felt solid at 70 mph.

I hope this review helps you if you're considering buying this jacket.
December 14, 2012
Ride:
2006 Yamaha FJR1300A ABS
Bang For The Buck
5 / 5
Protection & Durability
5 / 5
Features
4 / 5
Comfort
4 / 5
Style
2 / 5
Fit
Small
True
Large
Air Flow
4 / 5
The Good The Bad The Ugly
The Good. Great value for money. I have owned BMW Rallye Pro and Revit gear for comparison. The Badlands is great quality, on par or better than BMW in my opinion and for much less money than an RP3. I have ridden in 90 degree sunshine and 37 degree downpours with nothing more than a heated liner. Like Anthony says in the video, your choice of base layer will play a big part. With lightweight synthetic or merino wool base layers, I can vent this suit nicely in the hot temps and then close it up, throw on a heated liner and keep going in cold temps. You could literally ride from Key West to Prudoe Bay with nothing more. You can spend the same amount on some European jackets and not even get a back protector! The pants follow true to jean sizing. A 36 inch jean will be a 36 inch Klim pant. Having said that, I highly recommend trying the suit on first. This suit feels bullet proof and with the kidney belt, it is virtually weightless when wearing it. Big bonus points for the two way main zipper! If you sit close to the tank and the jacket rides up, simply crack the zipper from the bottom. It also makes for super easy bladder relief when nature calls in the back woods. You can also register your suit and get a free customized medical information card to put in medical info pouch on the left sleeve. Nice touch there.

The Bad. Unlike some of the European suits which fit like a tailored suit, this one will feel like it came from the design house of Omar The Tent Maker, with the pants having lots of room in the seat and thighs. I did not like it when I first tried it on but on the bike, it is all day comfortable! I actually appreciate the extra room now. I don't like the integrated pass through cuffs on the jacket however. The concept may work on a snowmobile suit with snowmobile gloves but not on a motorcycle jacket, it makes getting gloves on and off a hassle.

The Ugly. There are so many Klim badges everywhere, it puts Harley Davidson to shame. Honestly, between the jacket and pants, Klim has their name and logo all over this thing. ( 12 places ) It literally looks like Klim, in a druken stooper of shameless branding, puked all over this thing. I hate being a walking billboard. Please Klim, give it a rest with all the badging. It is just plain tacky.
October 5, 2014
Ride:
2011 BMW R1200GS
Bang For The Buck
4 / 5
Protection & Durability
4 / 5
Features
5 / 5
Comfort
5 / 5
Style
5 / 5
Fit
Small
True
Large
Air Flow
5 / 5
This is a very good product and a very good company.
First of all, i want to apologize for the looong delay in writing my impressions, but I just didn´t want to be unfair.

I purchased this suit six months before leaving for a 9000Km+ trip crossing 4 countries in South America (from Brazil to Uruguai, Argentina, Chile, Argentina again and back home). I made this trip in October last year, and had I given my opinion back then you would´t consider buying it.

The suit, in a day of heavy rain, let water in all over, and soaked my passport that was hidden in the, well, hidden pocket.

Upon returning from the trip I had very mixed feelings about the suit. I loved it in all possible aspects (wore it every single day during this 21 days trip, temperature ranging from +30C to -4C, riding in rain, dry weather, mountains, deserts, beaches etc), except for the rain protection (one of the main reasons I´d picked this very piece of garment).

As it was so good overall, I decided to give their customer services a try (not a simple task when you are in a different country, believe me).

I contacted them and was attended by Camille Cook, with Customer Services.

After some email exchanges, I sent the suit to the US for analysis of the leakage.

The first result was VERY disappointing, for I was informed everything was OK in their tests.

I expressed my dissatisfaction to Camille who promptly took it back to their warranty dept and, guess what, they found a leakage in the kidney belt. This could be fixed, as she explained to me, and the jacket was sent back to me in less than a week (that´s very fast!!)

And nothing about my pants…

After a (long) while, I contacted her again and she told me the pants were also faulty and they´d be exchanged for new ones. In less than a week I got the new ones at my home, with no problems at all. There are heavy taxes when importing these goods to Brazil, but Klim paid everything and all of this work had no cost to me (except for the shipping costs to the US).

Well, I haven’t tested my “new” suit after I received it, so can´t say it´s really waterproof now. So why am I writing this now (after waiting so long, why not wait a little more?)?

Well, because I rate Klim service so high, and it gave me such a confidence (that if still doesn´t work, they´ll try to solve my problem again) that I decide to evaluate the company service along with the product (you can always read their specs, right?).

Anyway, about the product itself, apart from its waterproofness, it´s comfortable, you can wear layers inside or open the vents, it feels much lighter when you wear it than it really is, the camel back works great (very good when riding in the desert), pockets all over, the “health pocket” is great. The only thing I dislike is when I try to wear my gloves inside the sleeve. I gave up after some attempts and water eventually entered my gloves too. And that´s bad.

Fortunately, I didn´t test its D3o protection!!

Finally I want to recognise the excellent work of Camille, a really professional customer service professional!! (if you have any problems with Klim products, look for her!! ;))
February 3, 2014
Ride:
2012 BMW F800GS
Bang For The Buck
3 / 5
Protection & Durability
5 / 5
Features
5 / 5
Comfort
4 / 5
Style
3 / 5
Fit
Small
True
Large
Air Flow
4 / 5
Excellent product and a few complaints
This is a very well made shell. But, it is just a shell so I have to take issue with people stating that is is a good deal for the money. It is a $900 shell. It better be good. And it is. It's bombproof. Note, right out of the box it's really stiff. It needs a wash or a bit of wear to break in - just something to be aware of when first trying it on.

Problem one:
The fit is snug in the arms for an athletic build. By the size chart I am dead in the middle of the large. I'm not a power lifter or anything - just average for someone in shape to ride a heavy bike off-road. I could not go up a size or I was swimming in it and I can't really layer up for very cold riding in the large because of the sleeves. A base of Under Armor Cold Gear and a thin fleece mid-layer binds me up in the elbows. An odd fit for what is a shell meant to be layered under. So, if you are sporting some Popeye arms this is probably not the right jacket for you.

Problem two:
Are the guys at Klim insecure? It has no less than 5 logo/branding areas in either reflective letters or bright yellow stitching. If you buy the matching pants you get three more. Seriously, tone it down, will ya? One logo on the chest pocket or shoulder is fine. People who ride know who you are. I don't like having to take a black sharpie to $1400 worth of new gear.

Problem three:
The collar is all or nothing. It does not come off or fold down. To get around it you open the zip and use a pair of velcro straps to hold the chest open. Some middle ground or just the ability to remove it would be helpful.

So... in summary this is an awesome shell with good armor, excellent features but an odd fit that may not work for the weightlifters out there and some styling choices that scream "Klim does not understand what understated branding means".
January 12, 2015
Ride:
2007 BMW R1200GS Adventure
Bang For The Buck
4 / 5
Protection & Durability
5 / 5
Features
5 / 5
Comfort
5 / 5
Style
5 / 5
Air Flow
5 / 5
Ready to kill zombies
I purchased the Klim Badlands Pro jacket, pants and Klim Inferno liners. I'm 5'11" 220lbs and wear 38inch waist jeans. I purchased the XL jacket and the 40 pants. The jacket was comfortable. I could tell that I could probably fit in the L, but it would be a little tight and be 6 tacos away from no longer fitting. I considered maybe going the other way and having 6 fewer tacos and getting the L route, but who am I kidding. The XL jacket was a good choice for me. This jacket is awesome. It’s got like pockets and some kinda armor and this cool gortex and some tasteful logos on it. When added to the pants, this ensemble is post apocalyptic zombie killing gear. I stared at myself in the mirror for a while in this combo and thought about what a bad mother trucker I was. I made a personal commitment, right then and there, to practice my improvised weapons skills, improve my cardio and wait for the end-times so I can put this gear to use. In the meanwhile, I’ll ride to the canyon lands in Utah next week and take in the scenery. Part of me wants to eat shirt on my bike so I can skid down the road all cool like in my armored suit and then sort of just stand up as my slide comes to and end, put on my sun glasses and walk it off. Haters gonna hate.
March 9, 2012
Bang For The Buck
5 / 5
Protection & Durability
5 / 5
Comfort
5 / 5
Style
5 / 5
Air Flow
5 / 5
The best a man can get!
Bought this jacket after researching a lot about it and wore it on my trip from Connecticut to Miami this spring 2014 for a 3000 mile round trip. The weather changed from 55F in CT to 90F in FL. The air flow in the jacket is great and minimizes sweat formation in hot conditions and also keeps you warm with a good base layer in lower temps. Encountered some heavy rain in the Carolina's and it kept me dry. The jacket is heavy when you hold it with one hand but once you put it on, it seems like your wearing a T-shirt.

Worth the money!!!
July 25, 2014
Ride:
2011 Kawasaki ZG1400 Concours ABS
Bang For The Buck
5 / 5
Protection & Durability
5 / 5
Features
5 / 5
Comfort
4 / 5
Style
5 / 5
Air Flow
5 / 5
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
Ride:
2013 Ducati Multistrada 1200S
Bang For The Buck
4 / 5
Protection & Durability
5 / 5
Features
5 / 5
Comfort
5 / 5
Style
4 / 5
Air Flow
4 / 5
Total surprise
This is the first textile jacket I ever bought/wore. Before this I always used leather jackets. Never really thought a textile jacket would have the snug fit & protection of my dainese jacket. I was totally surprised & completely wrong. I decided to get this jacket because my dainese leather just didn't breath very well during the summer. After I saw the protection features on this I decided to try it out. I find this very comfortable. So far I've used it during late summer to beginning winter. It breathes great, & there is enough room to add base layers to make a comfortable winter ride. I haven't tested out the water proof features but it blocks the cold winter air real good & the waist belt makes for a nice customizable snug fit. Overall I'm am very happy & look to get the KLiM pants later on. I just got the same size as my other normal jackets & it worked out great.
December 26, 2014
Ride:
2013 Triumph Rocket III Roadster
Bang For The Buck
5 / 5
Protection & Durability
5 / 5
Features
5 / 5
Comfort
4 / 5
Style
3 / 5
Air Flow
5 / 5
A Mistake, but...
...amazing quality. If I could do it again, however I would have paid (much) more for the Rukka Armas.

I bought this for serious expedition Adventure riding. I have so far used it only in cold weather (15-55 F). It holds up well even when I had 3 layers of thin wool under it. I have ridden it in light snow (not rain, yet).

The quality is very, very good all-around. Even shockingly good. The jacket is heavy.

The problem is not about the quality or the functionality. My problem is that I have too much gear and this gear really works best for the off-road riding. The styling, with the reflectors, the orange chest protector, and the (slightly) oversized and longer cut makes this tougher to fit into a city or weekend cruising with my wife. It is just too much. It feels like I am wearing the clothing equivalent of full-on motocross boots. If I were to do it again,

I would pay more for the Rukka Armas which seems to more easily make the transition from Adventure to Urban.

One unknown: There is a bicycle-like internal pouch by your tailbone for a 3L (!) water reservoir. There is a hole into the left front pocket into which the water hose can be snaked from the back and protected dust-free.

Sizing. I found the I had to get the pants a size smaller than seemed normal so that the hip pads don't wallow around.

One negative for everyone: The half-glove extenders from the sleeves I found are too strong. The fabric cut into my hands between my thumbs and index fingers; it didn't stretch sufficiently to allow me to even use them under my (Held or Dianese) gloves.
January 13, 2014
Ride:
2011 Vespa GTS 300
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Why did you choose this?
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I was looking for a strong adventure jacket with Gore-Tex layer on the outside and not in the inside like most of the jackets on the market. Kim was my answer. Very happy with it.
Paul G on Jul 28, 2016
Feedback from other users and felt the Adventure model was too much for my use. Been happy I've used the first 2 years
D A on Feb 5, 2016
I was looking for a strong adventure jacket with Gore-Tex layer on the outside and not in the inside like most of the jackets on the market. Kim was my answer. Very happy with it.
Paul G on Jul 28, 2016
confort, hard use and protection
ENRIQUE M M on Feb 24, 2016
Feedback from other users and felt the Adventure model was too much for my use. Been happy I've used the first 2 years
D A on Feb 5, 2016
Absolutely one of the best piece of riding gear I've purchased for riding my GSA
John W on Dec 30, 2015
It is grey, well padded and fits great. Dynamite protection for nuclear prices.
sideways on Dec 29, 2015
Going to Bolivia in march
Robert S on Nov 15, 2015
I like the design philosophy and got it as a closeout. a great bargain.
Phillip P on Nov 12, 2015
Built like tank armor for your body. Going strong 2 years later even with mid winter usage for woods rides. Good purchase!
ducatirdr on Nov 9, 2015
Great Fit and the protection! It's a must to have this type of fit when riding hard.
Gary B on Aug 31, 2015
Quality, great price, free shipping
jan m on Aug 22, 2015
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.
A P on Aug 16, 2015
All weather protection, and Klim's quality and value.
Richard M on Aug 9, 2015
Quality and versatility for colder weather riding.
Bob S on Jun 17, 2015
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.
NATHAN S on Jun 15, 2015
The fit and finish is excellent. The protection is superior.
Gerald Y on Jun 4, 2015
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.
leroy w on May 17, 2015
Based on reputation and quality of construction/features.
steven s on Apr 14, 2015
Quality and Price
Joaquin R on Jan 24, 2015
reviews and Idaho is cold and hot in a moments notice
Jack G on Jan 15, 2015
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.
Denis H on Jan 6, 2015
Good reviews, wanted a waterproof (goretex without a seperate liner) riding jacket with good ventilation.
Tony M on Dec 8, 2014
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.
William C on Dec 3, 2014
Quality, durability and safety.
Chris D on Dec 1, 2014
Klim reputation, quality and fit
Michelle H on Nov 20, 2014
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.
brian w on Oct 28, 2014
Off road capable and good safety features
Justin W on Oct 19, 2014
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.
Michael M on Oct 15, 2014
Recommended by Eric Lang of RideADV... and the video from Anthony.
James C on Oct 4, 2014
Because of the gore-tex pro I think letting your jacket get soaked though to a water proof liner is silly.
Kevin K on Sep 20, 2014
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.
Douglas H on Sep 20, 2014
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.
Wayne M on Sep 11, 2014
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 .
Curtis C on Sep 9, 2014
I heard that a very safety and nice jacket.
Also good design!
sungmin H on Sep 3, 2014
Best Jacket in the world!
Pablo F on Sep 3, 2014
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.
Ddnny M on Jul 8, 2014
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.
Fernando B on Jul 7, 2014
Because everyone who owns one swears it's the best.
H.S. R on Jul 6, 2014
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.
Chase F on Jun 7, 2014
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.
Douglas H on May 20, 2014
seems to be popular amongst the adv riding crowd... i hope it will be warm enough for the Black Hills spring and fall seasons.
Boges89 on May 12, 2014
Revzilla product video along with Revzilla customer reviews and feedback.
CTVStrom on May 10, 2014
to try
Donald T on May 8, 2014
I want a safe jacket that will protect me and be waterproof.
Piotr F on May 3, 2014
Best Goretex Adventure Jacket under $1000
Simon A on May 3, 2014
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.
Jansen H on May 1, 2014
Wanted a bomb proof coat and hopefully a little better venting than the latitude.
Patrick S on Apr 22, 2014
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.
Anthony R on Apr 22, 2014
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! :)
Robert P on Apr 9, 2014
Great fit. Lots of venting options if needed. Warm due to Gore-Tex when cold. Well worth the money!
Robert D on Apr 7, 2014
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.
Scott F on Mar 27, 2014
confort, hard use and protection
ENRIQUE M M on Feb 24, 2016
Absolutely one of the best piece of riding gear I've purchased for riding my GSA
John W on Dec 30, 2015
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.
Sangjoon K on Sep 4, 2014
BEST ANSWER: 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.
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.

Thanks again Revzilla!!
A shopper on Sep 8, 2012
BEST ANSWER: 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"+.
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.
A shopper on Jan 7, 2013
BEST ANSWER: 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.

Cheers
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
Kevin P on Jan 6, 2015
BEST ANSWER: 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.
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)?
Patrick S on Apr 10, 2014
BEST ANSWER: 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.
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?
montanaman on Jan 16, 2014
BEST ANSWER: 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.
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!
A shopper on May 13, 2014
BEST ANSWER: 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
i am having trouble figuring out if this is a jacket/ pants combo or just the jacket?
A shopper on Jun 10, 2015
BEST ANSWER: 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!
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.
Robert M on Feb 5, 2015
BEST ANSWER: 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.
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.
A shopper on Jan 31, 2015
BEST ANSWER: 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

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.