KLIM®’s all-new Overland Jacket is the perfect evolution of dual-sport riding
gear. With roots firmly planted in the off-road credibility of the Traverse line, the
new Overland Jacket incorporates simple updates in armor, fit and visibility that
bring maximum performance for the light and fast adventure crowd. D3O™ T5
EVO ‘XT’ range elbow and shoulder armor pieces and D3O™ BP XT Level 1 back
armor piece are included to make this a complete multi-use offering. All-weather
comfort is guaranteed with GORE-TEX® main body construction and nothing
says durability more than KLIM®’s off-road engineered 840D Cordura® overlays.
If you’re taking your first steps into Adventure and Adventure Touring, the all new
Overland series from KLIM® is a tremendous value.
GORE-TEX® 2-LAYER LAMINATE TECHNOLOGY
GUARANTEED TO KEEP YOU DRY®
840D CORDURA® OVERLAYS IN HIGH WEAR AREAS: ELBOW, FOREARM, SHOULDER
3M Scotchlite™ INDUSTRIAL GRADE REFLECTIVE MATERIAL PLACEMENT FOR
INCREASED DUSK AND DARK VISIBILITY
INTEGRATED ARMOR SYSTEM
D3O™ T5 EVO ‘XT’ range ELBOW AND SHOULDER PIECES INCLUDED
(MEETS AND/OR EXCEEDS LEVEL 1 LIMB PROTECTOR CE CERTIFICATION
D3O™ BP XT PACK PIECE (CE CERTIFIED LEVEL 1 TO EN1621-2)
MAX FLOW VENTILATION: 4 PORTS
TWO VERTICAL ZIPPERED FRONT TORSO INTAKE VENTS
TWO VERTICAL ZIPPERED REAR TORSO EXHAUST VENTS
CARGO, COMFORT AND SUPPORT SYSTEMS
THREE EXTERNAL POCKETS*; 2 ZIPPERED HAND POCKETS, 1 ZIPPERED
LEFT CHEST POCKET
ONE ZIPPERED INTERNAL CHEST POCKET WITH HEADPHONE PORT
ADJUSTABLE FOREARM SLEEVE STRAP
ADJUSTABLE VELCRO® BRAND CLOSURE WRIST CUFFS
INNER WRIST CUFF GASKET BLOCKS WEATHER FROM INFILTRATING UP SLEEVE
ARTICULATED SLEEVE FIT FOR INCREASED RIDING COMFORT
ADJUSTABLE TOP COLLAR VIA SHOCK CORD AND LOCK
ADJUSTABLE BOTTOM JACKET HEM VIA SHOCK CORD AND LOCK
HEADPHONE LOOPS ON INNER COLLAR
GLOVE FRIENDLY ZIPPER PULLS
WICKING MESH LINER
YKK® ZIPPERS USED THROUGHOUT—WATER RESISTANT IN EXPOSED AREAS
Great for the cold weather
Just got this jacket a couple days ago and have taken it out for 2 rides. Even in 30 degree weather I was toasty with only a fleece on underneath. The first ride I noticed some air sneaking in on the front side - tightened the shock cord hem around the waist and nothing could get through!
- Jacket fits great out of the box, cordura is solid yet comfortable.
- I'm 5'8" 155 lbs; I usually wear a small in outdoor gear and this piece is true to size. I can layer a fleece or lightweight down jacket under it no problem - doesn't pinch anywhere, but is still snug enough for riding on the road.
- looking over it inside and out: very good workmanship and lots of attention to detail. no cutting corners. (I've worked in outdoor stores for years and can recognize the quality from the junk. This is definitely quality.)
- vents are pretty easy to reach and zip open and closed, even with my winter riding gloves on.
- D3O armor is really flexible and comfortable. Sleeves housing the armor are anchored by small elastic straps to keep the armor from moving around. Armor stays in place well when riding, especially when the forearm straps are cinched down. No ballooning up and sliding around. Took the back plate out, smacked it hard with a hammer - hardened right up instantaneously without so much as an initial dent. D3O performs as advertised.
- breast pocket zipper tab has a button that mates with the collar button when you want to ride with the collar undone. minimalistic genius.
- microfleece-lined collar with shock cord is comfortable and a great plus for keeping the cold out.
- I'm glad the front zipper does NOT go all the way up the collar. It's unnecessary and would add extra weight and bulk around the neck that would interfere with layering collared garments underneath. The flap w/ button is sufficient to keep the wind out.
- Drop seat hem design adequately covers my backside.
Complaints (all minor):
- I noticed the poking in the throat Fletch mentioned, but I think that'll give way as it breaks in. not a big irritation.
- I encounter resistance in the yoke when trying to bend my elbows enough to bring my wrists to shoulders or when bringing my elbows forward to stick straight out in front of me. Design is probably due to the needing the jacket to fit snug and not balloon up in the wind and this of course isn't an issue when in the riding position on a bike. So not a big deal at all.
- Velcro on the forearm sleeve strap isn't set up to cinch down enough around my skinny arms with nothing layered underneath. I don't anticipate this will be much of a problem for most riders b/c my forearms are like pencils.
Bottom line: I'd buy this jacket again in a heartbeat.
I was looking for a 3 1/2 season option (not the heat of summertime) that I could use for dual sport riding as well as touring on my GS. The jacket fits great, vents pretty well and of course is completely waterproof. The D30 armor is fantastic.
My one gripe is the zipper doesn't go all the way to the top of the collar, but ends a few inches below. When the front is done up completely and goes up to your chin, it 'breaks' at the top of the zip and pokes into the throat.
Otherwise it is great. I reccommend it!
Fletch NewlandIssaquah, WA11/11/2013
Broke down and bought this jacket after loving my KLIM snowmobile gear. The jacket is perfect even on hot days and has proven to be waterproof and warm in fall rain. Xmas is going to be the pants.
My wife bought me an Overland on Tuesday June 25,2013(fathers day gift) at a shop in Tellico Plains, Tn. We were there to ride the dragons tail and the surrounding area. The next day we left for Maine. Wed and Thrus it was hot (off and on rain), hitting 93 at one point. The vents worked well but as you might expect it was still hot...yet I was able to keep the jacket on as long as we were moving. Today (Fri 6/28) when we left upstate NY, headed home, it was raining and blowing hard in the low 60's..at one point it was 57 (and raining). To make a long story longer, we rode 360 miles today in mostly pouring rain and not one drop of water leaked thru the Overland and I was not cold at all, with just a thin liner underneath. I originally had some concerns about the collar being to high as I have a short neck but found that when everything is all buttoned up it felt and fit fine (the collar draw string works great).....when it was hot and I was riding riding with the collar open and the zipper part way down the left collar did slap my helmet, I plan to add some hook and loop in the same manner as my Olympia jacket as a fix. In summary, this is the best piece of riding apparel I have ever owned (i'm 65 and been riding since I was 9) and I very highly recommend this jacket.