Klim Dakar Pro Jersey
Not your average Jersey
When I was looking for a riding jersey this one kept coming up as the most protective. When it arrived and I had a chance to try it out, I would have to agree. The Klim Dakar Pro is like a cross between a jersey and a really light jacket. I don't think there is anything that compares to it. I rode with armor under it on a 85 degree day, and it had great airflow. Several people complain about the price, but this is not your normal jersey. No other jersey compares. I would highly recommend.
October 1, 2015
Expensive, but worth it
Doesn't look like the '80s threw up on it. Great protection from snags on sticks and thorns, and actual padding on the impact areas. Great air flow. You'll only look at the price once, but the jersey over and over again, and it'll hold up to it.
September 28, 2015
Wow. This is an awesome jersey
Expensive, but not like any jersey you've ever worn.
Abrasion protection where you need it, and extremely well vented. Hard to describe this thing. It's like a jacket, but like a shirt...but also like a mesh net. Top quality, not hot because of awesome ventilation / breathable fabric, yet it still has Cordura for protection in case of a spill on the dirt (your polyester jersey won't do anything for you here). It even has stretchy panels in the joints.
They obviously put some serious thought into the design of this shirt. Highly recommended.
The sizing is made to be worn over a pressure suit....so if you normally wear a size Large, then order a size Large and it will fit perfectly over your armor / pressure suit. Ingenious.
September 1, 2015
another klim winner
crazy overpriced, but then again you get what you pay for. serious road/dirt rash protection and amazing airflow in a something similar to a motocross jersey but much more substantial.
July 13, 2015
Not your average jersey
Alright. A jersey with a price north of $100!? (This thing better make me bacon sandwiches when I'm not wearing it.) What everyone is wondering: is it worth the price? Answer: "depends." If you crash a lot, or ride in thick brush where you get snagged on branches, then yes. It's durrable and will stand up to almost any crash/abuse short of going down on asphalt. But it's total overkill in most aspects. Venting is excellent; the entire front and back is mesh. I figured since it was a Dakar line it would be thicker from a layering aspect: I was looking for something to ride with in winter months that was lighter than a jacket buth heavier than your standard motocross jersey. I found this to be heavy from a protection standpoint but not a warmth standpoint; my Klim Revolt jersey suits that purpose better. But dang this thing is so nice I couldn't send it back. Can wear it year round (will layer my Revolt undernieth in winter months) is tough as nails and wont rip or even catch on the manzanita trees out here in CA, just slips or breaks past with no issues. Even has a small pocket for....uh...whatever you might want to put there. A key? Cash? Id? Whatever. At least it gives you the option that most pants don't even give you.
In the end this is a long-term investment and because of this I'm bummed that Klim doesn't offer more color options. Though...this jersey will most likely outlive the bike so neutral color options might be the way to go after all. Only beef is the price. This is probably worth $100, but no more due to the simple fact that it's not a 4-season jersey. With all the venting, I'm curious to see what the Mojave is like...
May 4, 2015
this is a burly jersey! vents well.
this is one burly jersey! vents great, decent protection. I don't think it's worth the $139 or so,... but. it's pretty stiff while new..
April 14, 2014
Great for dual sport
When dual sport riding I wear body armor which covers impact protection, but does little for abrasion when on road. This jersey adds that needed layer. Is it as good as a jacket... no, but it is a great balance for the on/off road rider. Pairs nicely with the Klim Mojave pant.
- on-road abrasion protection
- off-road snag proof
- breathable (live in Texas so jackets are just to hot)
- material quality
- has stretch
- chest pocket (small)
- price (costs as much as a mesh jacket or more)
- no front zipper (hard to pull over body armor)
- fabric is stiff, but has broken in over time
March 31, 2014
This jersey feels very uncomfortable, and runs bigger than a standard medium. I'm usually in between medium and large, but this jersey in medium is too big in shoulders, and chest. I didn't try it with any body armor, and this might be the reason for the extra room in those areas. Sleeve length is good even for a taller person.
October 14, 2013