The highly anticipated Traverse Jacket is designed specifically for enduro and off-road riders who demand an extremely durable, waterproof and presicely patterned riding jacket. Highly durable GORE-TEX® fabrics protect you from the elements while drawing moisture away from your body, keeping you dry and comfortable. Built-in ventilation allows you to adapt to whatever environmental condition you face
GUARANTEED TO KEEP YOU DRY®
HEAVY-DUTY GORE-TEX® FABRICS
840 DENIER CORDURA® OVERLAYS IN HIGH WEAR AREAS
840 DENIER CORDURA® DEVELOPED FROM THE GROUND UP SPECIFICALLY FOR THIS TYPE OF OFF-ROAD RIDING GARMENT
TWO ADJUSTABLE PIT-VENTS WITH TWO-WAY YKK® ZIPPERS
LATERAL ADJUSTABLE BACK VENT
ALL ZIPPERS COVERED WITH STORM FLAPS TO MAINTAIN WATERPROOFNESS AND TO STOP DEBRIS
INNER CUFF GASKET
ADJUSTABLE VELCRO CUFFS
3M SCOTCHLITE™ INDUSTRIAL-GRADE REFLECTIVE PANELS
SHOULDER AND ELBOW PAD POCKETS
MOISTURE-WICKING POLYESTER MESH LINER
ARTICULATED SLEEVES PROFILE FOR RIDER POSITIONING
DESIGNED TO BE WORN OVER POLYESTER BASE LAYER
CLOSER FIT REDUCES DRAG AND KEEPS JACKET IN PLACE
GLOVE-FRIENDLY ZIPPER PULLS
EMBROIDERED KLIM LOGOS
I really like this jacket since it has done extremely well for me in cold, wet, and even extremely hot weather. My only beef is with the collar. I love the collar when it is cold since it overlaps the zipper and keeps you very warm. It is also fleece lined which makes it very comfortable. On the hot days, when I don't want to button up the top all the way there isn't anywhere to fasten the flap. In the wind it just flaps all over and the button keeps hitting my helmet. In the end, I ended up getting a clip to fasten it down but it would be nice if they had a button to fasten it back with like on my Tourmaster Transition jacket.
About 6 months ago I was gearing up and had put on my 10 year old Icon motor head jacket. As I was zipping up a zipper tooth had popped off the zipper tape. That jacket had been with me for two falls and I do intent to on getting it repaired.
Anyhow I needed something now as I commute 90 miles a day, from Oxnard to Santa Barbara in the So Cal region. Over the last three years I’ve put about 65k miles on my Vstar 950, gas is expensive. After some research for a new jacket I decided to with the Klim traverse, since I wear sweaters all the time. In the summer I couldn’t tell a difference, but over the last few weeks there have been some cold nights. The jacket has actually surprised me at cutting out the wind and keeping heat in. The other day I left a pocket open and could really tell a difference how well the wind was blocked. I deal with material for a career and need to give kudos to kilm, the jacket is amazing. I also would have picked up the Klim messenger bag as well, but ended up with a custom Krome bag on one of my trips to Chicago.
Currently I'm looking for a liner and am on the fence Iif I should pair the travers with the Gerbing fleece or liner jacket at the moment.
I have had this jacket for 2months now. With local temps ranging from 38-77 degrees, sun and rain and gusts of wind up 25mph. This jacket does as promised! Keeps you dry! When it's hot the vents work great. I love the fleece lined collar; the jacket is light and almost forget that i'm wearing it. Yes the jacket is PRICEY, but as the entry level Gortex line jacket..good buy. Too bad the 3DO armor is on back order!! I suggest trying on different sizes, with the clothes you typically wear riding, so you get the right fit.