Ratings & Reviews
Good first impressions
Initially I had planned to get a Badlands jacket but when I tried these on I found they didn't really suit my build. The guy in the shop (Adventure Bike Shop in Suffolk, UK) suggested I should try the Kodiak jacket instead as it had very similar features but a different cut. Tried the Kodiak and fitted me like a glove, even the arm length was spot on - I'm long limbed and normally have issues getting long enough sleeves. Now back in New Zealand I can confirm it is waterproof and very comfortable on longer rides. Construction looks bulletproof but obviously I've only had it a short time, the guarantees it comes with suggest it will be good long term though. I do endurance (iron butt) rides so comfort, pockets for snacks, checkpoint cards etc. and something that would handle changes in weather/temp without me having to stop to swap liners etc. were my main requirements. Initial impressions are that the Kodiak jacket meets all of these with ease. Air vents work very well.
I don't work for Klim !
Here in the UK i ride a lot of miles . I wanted a jacket that does it all . I'm 6'02' tall medium build . Most miles are done on road. In the short time I've had the Kodiak jacket I've been really impressed. Initially stiff but soon softens up including the collar which I've seen criticism about adams apple being uncomfortable. The weather we have had in recent years really suits this jacket with loads of vents which really make a difference when the sun is strong one minute and raining the next.
<br>In summary cracking jacket very impressed , thoroughly recommended.
<br>My default kit in the past has been Rukka which is also great but they haven't pushed forward in terms of ventilation.