Klim Induction Jacket
Expensive but nice and practical, get one
It took me a a while to find a good summer jacket. I was tired of having to park the bike simple because it is hot out, but could not find a good jacket with decent protection and air flow.
The induction jacket was the solution. Yes, this thing is expensive, make that really expensive and so are hospital visits due to road rash.
First impressions at around 80F-92F, 50%-65% humidity
I have been wearing this jacket during short commutes and some highway riding and it definitely makes riding more enjoyable, it flows lost of air even with a small windscreen on.
It you ride a naked style bike it will be better.
The quality seems pretty good as expected for the price, the fit is on the european side, at a slim 130 5' 6" a size small fits well, almost tailor slim fit style.
Definitely measure your sleeve size as this can make a big difference, for me as you can see in the photos is spot on.
There are plenty of pockets and the rain liner will hold off some water for sometime before soaking it up. I wear a hi viz vest over it and it still flows air, I think the grey color is best in the high heat.
My only critiques are the price, a bit steep but few jackets give you full armor for less.
I can't comment on durability but with KLIM's lifetime warranty I am not concerned.
Overall, great fit and style, practical with protection. I wear this along with kevlar jeans, short cuff gloves and moto boots. If you pair this with perforated leather moto boots it would make an awesome summer riding attire.
I recommend this jacket. Get one.
July 27, 2016
Exactly what I was looking for, Florida flow without sacrificing protection
Fantastic airflow, fit, and protection! i commute daily with it in the Florida heat. AND fits fantastic. Got an XL, and im 6'4 but only 170 pounds, of those bean pole types arms are plenty long. =]
July 26, 2016
If you want hi-vis that'll last, go with something else
I bought this for the protection, airflow, style, and color way.
All the earlier features hit the mark but the high vis only lasted 2 months and with one off-road ride and a wash. It's now banana yellow - white in color (yes, I followed washing instructions, inside out, delicate, cold cycle).
Anyway, now I look like a mid-matched idiot rolling down the road with my hi-vis helmet and pale yellow coat.
If you are paying $400 for a coat, the colors should last more than 1 washing.
I called Klim and they told me "thanks for your input, we'll notify our R&D dept), which does nothing for me and my purchase.
July 26, 2016
Typical first class Klim product..but be advised..
I've had this a few hot summer months now. I have other Klim products and this is the same exceptional quality. As far as airflow it's great on a bike without a windscreen but realize that if the air can't reach your jacket with pressure it's about as hot as any other lightweight jacket... albeit with great protection.
Two of my bikes have large windscreens and my sport bike does not. It's night and day as far as airflow. It seems obvious when you think about it.
July 24, 2016
Top of the Line
I purchased the Klim Induction jacket to replace a HD branded mesh jacket that was very comfortable but which did not have a back protector. When I received my Klim jacket, I very nearly returned it; I'm so very glad I did not!
Let me say first off that the workmanship and materials are first rate. My initial concern with the jacket was that it felt somewhat uncomfortable to wear, especially the collar, which irritated my Adam's apple. However, I decided to keep it anyway and was very pleased to find that the collar actually was not a problem once I was on the bike and in riding posture (I ride a HD cruiser, so fairly upright). Also, the initially stiff mesh of the jacket seems to have relaxed slightly, and the fit is far better and more comfortable after a few rides.
Airflow is excellent, though of course with a back protector, the jacket is slightly warmer than the one I had without. That's an unavoidable trade-off, and I would rather have spine protection.
This jacket is not cheap by any means, but as the saying goes, if you pay for quality, you only cry once.
I recommend the Klim Induction jacket whole-heartedly...and by the way, it works very well with the Induction gauntlets, which will fit under the sleeve cuffs.
One minor nit-pick for Klim: the reflective tape, while fairly good, seems ill placed. Much of it faces forward, which is also the direction of the high-intensity halogen headlamp on my bike, so redundant. There should be much more tape on the back and the backs of the sleeves. When riding, the tape on the forearms faces straight up, so presumably low-flying aircraft will not land on you, but otherwise I don't see the point.
All that aside, I don't think you can get a better mesh jacket. And many thanks to Reveille for the excellent customer service.
July 16, 2016
Great Summer Protection
Wanted to put a few miles on this jacket before I posted a review. I have and now I can offer somewhat educated commentary.
I own three jackets. An Alpinestar Dusk, a Tourmaster Advanced and now this jacket. Believe it or not the Tourmaster still wins the Bang for the Buck award but this Klim is my favorite jacket.
Quality and function are excellent. Sleeves do run long and the fit is a little small (or maybe it's not enough gym time on my part). Regardless, 6'1", long torso, 220lb's and an XL is working well for me.
The sleeve length issue goes away once you start riding. Arms reach for the bars and like magic, the sleeves are the right length. Seems Klim designed this jacket for riding, not hanging out at Starbucks. Good for them, I like it.
So, would I recommend the jacket? Yes, if you have some cash burning a hole in your pocket, some special occasion or you just want a quality jacket with great armor built-in.
Be safe and enjoy the ride.
July 16, 2016
Great jacket, cool in summer heat.
Love my new Klim Induction jacket. Wonderful features, very cool in the summer heat and has a flexible fit when riding. The heat in July is well over 90 degrees and very humid, but the air pushing though the Induction jacket has kept me comfortable. I'm also impressed with the safety features and protection. Note I ranked the jacket a 5-star product, but I did have an issue when I ordered it. I always watch the Revzilla product videos and I think I got sucked in to the sizing discussion on the Induction's video. I'm 5'11", 165# and I would have ordered the Large, but after watching the video, I ordered the Medium...wrong, too snug and restrictive. Sent it back and reordered a Large, very fast turn around, but I lost some of my Zillacash in the process. Still, a really great jacket and very comfortable. Thanks Revzilla.
July 13, 2016
Excellent jacket for the money
I am getting back into riding after many years. I wanted a jacket that would provide excellent protection but would also give me airflow. This jacket exceeds my requirements. I have been riding with this jacket in north Florida heat in July where it has been in the upper 90's and the jacket has proven itself.
I highly recommend this jacket.
July 7, 2016