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. In summary cracking jacket very impressed , thoroughly recommended. My default kit in the past has been Rukka which is also great but they haven't pushed forward in terms of ventilation.
Very well made and to the high standards you would expect from Klim.
Exceptional quality. Very well made and to the high standards you would expect from Klim. Lots of armour, high quality materials and well thought out. This jacket works in all weathers but it's not the warmest in winter. For the price I would expect a liner in the jacket for those really cold winter days. My other minor complaint is the lack of a storm collar. I prefer a higher collar or a detachable storm collar with my all year round jackets.
Worth the money
Five stars on the jacket, four on the Kodiak pants, which I also bought. I'd buy both again. All of my miles are road. All seasons, all weather except snow and ice on the road. Completely waterproof. OK in summer with the vents open. Not much (any) thermal protection at lower back in the winter, but that's cured with a heated vest. Pants get four stars because the cuff zippers sometimes hang up. WD-40 may have fixed it though.