The brand new Badlands Pro Jacket and Pant from KLIM represents the latest design, fit and material technologies available to the premium adventure motorcycle market. Inspired by the ultimate performance of the unmatched Adventure Rally product line, the KLIM Badlands Pro focuses on a sleek, un-inhibiting fit, durable-yet-comfortable fabrics, high-end integrated armor and the undeniable performance of our GUARANTEED TO KEEP YOU DRY® GORE-TEX® promise. Ready for anything, and boasting unique features you’ve come to expect from KLIM, the Badlands Pro is ready for any ride.
GORE-TEX® 3-LAYER PRO SHELL
GUARANTEED TO KEEP YOU DRY®
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 LIMB AND BACK PANEL ARMOR SYSTEM [VIPER PRO LEVEL II BACK ARMOR}
DOW CORP. 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
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 ADJUSTABLE WRIST CLOSURES
My trip with a Badlands Pro Suit
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.
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!! ;))
Marco MotookaRibeirao Preto/SP/Brazil2/3/2014
Simply a Superb Jacket!
I bought this jacket rather begrudginly since the Latitude was not available. However, I am very happy such was the case. This is simply one of the most comfortable, fully integrated, amored, jacket I have worn. It is very comfortable on amuti-day, thousand mile trip.
The only criticism I have...the pocket for the MP3 device is too small to accomodate a iPhone5 with earbuds attached. This was a nuisance on the trip. Upon arriving home, I ordered the Cardo Scala G9 so the earbuds are history and I can store the iPhone5 any any pocket I desire.