Klim Induction Jacket
Good over all, weird cut sleeves
After 7K of travel time I am pretty happy with the Induction Jacket's function.
Flows a ton of air and offers good protection.
High collar offers good sun and bug protection.
Sleeves fit small in dia. Tight to fit a heated liner in the sleeves.
Rain liner is all but unusable for me. It has smaller cut sleeves, then add to that the waist is 2+ inches less than the jacket. I don't even bother carrying it.
Having seen others reviews on the liner it was no surprise.
September 30, 2015
Perfect all-year-round jacket (Southern California)
Was introduced to KLIM at my local Kwak dealer who just started carrying their full range of bike gear. I commute to work daily (freeway) so was looking for a jacket that could handle the heat of summer in SoCal but also be usable in the cooler winter and the odd rain shower.
I chose the Hi-Viz Induction jacket as I was attracted by the ventilation/air-flow but also impressed at the amount of protection built into a mesh jacket.
Firstly - the fit is great. It's extremely comfortable with stitching in all the right places. The quality is also top notch with impressive finish and attention to detail.
The jacket looks great - with high-vis fabric, Karbonite mesh and reflective elements woven nicely into the overall design.
Protection - D30 armour in the shoulders, elbows and a back plate. Karbonite mesh pretty much all over. Tough canvas with rhino stitching - the protection for a mesh jacket is really impressive and well thought out. Armour is very easy to remove/insert (for example when the jacket is washed).
Ventilation - the top feature. Massive amounts of air flow through the main body of the jacket and the arms - does a great job of keeping you cool even at slow speeds. Feels almost like a tshirt :-)
Comes with a (removable) liner that is not only windproof but waterproof as well. I have not needed to use this yet but as we approach winter I imagine an extra layer underneath coupled with this liner will be more than adequate to keep warm and dry. There are a decent number of pockets and the outer chest pocket (where I keep my cell phone) also has a waterproof baggy.
All-in-all this is a tremendous, quality jacket that checks many boxes. Well worth the $400 price point. Good job KLIM.
September 28, 2015
Another good Klim product
I purchased this jacket days before multi week late summer ride across US. The liner was very comfortable and convenient when temps dropped below 70 and fit of the jacket is ideal for adding a layer when needed. Of course the airflow is excellent as is the collar opening and conformability of the d30 armor. The wrist closures are almost a nuisance but easy to use.
September 22, 2015
Great air flow
I like the fit of this jacket. I am 6'3" 230 and the 2XL fits with a little room for a fleece jacket underneath. I think for the price the rain liner could be a little better. It did keep the rain out during a brief shower. It also does a good job as a wind blocker. This jacket flows a ton of air. My threshold without the liner is about 70 degrees. If it is any colder, you will need the liner. I like that all of the armor is included in the jacket, and you don'the have to buy the back protector separate from the jacket. After suffering through many hot summers, I am glad I got this jacket.
September 9, 2015
The Klim Induction is a great jacket for protection and air flow. The fit feels slightly small, especially if you have a more muscular build. The weave is a little stiff at first but seems to settle in after wearing a few times. In addition to the fit qualities, the back, shoulder, and elbow pads instantly provide total peace of mind that you are wearing great protection. The general aesthetic of the Klim Induction is awesome and immediately stands out as a great looking jacket.
September 8, 2015
Great jacket that flow a ton of air
Knowing I was due for an upgrade from my black Joe Rocket Phoenix 5.0 jacket, I started looking around for the next best replacement jacket. After doing a lot of searching and trying on of jackets, I finally settled on getting the Klim Induction Jacket in Hi-Viz. Living in southern Arizona having a good mesh jacket was key. I tried using my Latitude, but that was just too warm for me during the 90-100+ days. I opted to go with the hi-viz because my previous jacket was black and I wanted something that did not attract so much heat during the warm months here in Arizona.
Overall I really like the jacket. The outer mesh shell appears to be made of high quality material and flows a ton of air. The inner mesh lining is comfortable when wearing short sleeves. There are several adjustment straps to fine tune the fit. Lots of pockets to store whatever you bring on your trip. The D3O pads are hardly noticeable in the jacket. I am 6’ 3” and 265 lbs, I opted for the 2XL based on the size chart and the comments of other people. The arms are a little long, but I expected that from already owning the Klim Latitude jacket. The length is not an issue when riding. The wrist adjustments do me no good since the jacket is a perfect fit at the wrist for me. I am thinking of cutting the velcro straps off because they tend to catch and come unvelcroed easily. I have Frogg Toggs and have no use for the liner. I have only had the jacket for about a month and I ride every day to work or on day trips. I have been in temperatures ranging from 59 to 110 and have been very comfortable wearing the jacket. Over all a great jacket for when the temperature is in the toasty range: 90-110.
September 1, 2015
Hot weather not stopping me!
I bought this jacket because I have the bmw enduro suit that can survive a torpedo, but not necessary for 2-6 hr trips in the country. I live in south ga and in the summer it is HOT! This jacket is exactly what I wanted. Yes it is pricy and I see most everyone else (think loud pipes) riding around in tee shirts. But i like something between my skin and fast moving tarmac. This jacket fits great, looks awesome and most of all, lets the airflow baby!!!!! Highly Recommend!
August 24, 2015
KLIM Induction Jacket
After spending some cool days, rainy days and very hot days in this jacket, I can say that the jacket performs exactly as advertised. I also used the internal rain-shell during a downpour and I stayed dry. This is a remarkable thing given that, almost every other jacket I have ever owned let in (some) water and I was never 100% dry - until this jacket - it works very well. I like dry . . .
I find that a short-sleeve T-shirt works best under this jacket as the arms don't let in as much airflow as you would expect. A long-sleeve T-shirt was a bit warm under this jacket.
August 24, 2015