NeptuneTriton
 
 
 
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    June 8, 2012
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    September 25, 2014
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Klim Rally Air Pants The Klim Adventure Rally Air Pant redefines what fully-ventilated adventure gear can stand up to with high marks in abrasion and cut/tear resistance and impressive use of the new D3O Xergo line of integrated armor pieces. The Rally Air Pant maintains high-end Klim pant features as well. Premium leather inner knees, reflective mesh materials, SuperFabric slide zones on the knees and a sleek, simply adjustable boot cuff ensures hot, humid and brutally abusive conditions have been tamed. Construction Features Heavy duty Kevlar mesh construction with amazing tear and abrasion resistance Kevlar stretch mesh crotch for full range of motion Kevlar seat panel Large panels of Superfabric materal at knees for better sliding abrasion resistance Reflective mesh material placement on thighs and lower legs for increased low-light visibility Premium leather inside knees and inside lower leg provide excellent durability and heat resistance Protection D3O Xergo knee and hip pieces meet and exceed newest proposed CE level 2 limb protector standards [pren1621-12011] Poron XRD extreme impact foam coccyx (tailbone) pad Dow Corning S7-005 Deflexion on top of thighs for protection and breathability Features 2 external pockets 2 large thigh pockets with horizontal zippers for easy access while seated 1 hidden money pocket in waistband Removable Spot pocket on left thigh for proper position of spot antenna when seated for better tracking ability Moisture-wicking mesh internal liner 500D Cordura inner lower cuff boot buckle guard Integrated suspender attachment points Full circumference jacket-to-pants zipper Heavy duty YKK zippers used throughout Spacer mesh at knees for breathability and comfort Adjustable over-the-boot cuff construction via velcro closure keeps pants securely in place and keeps weather out of boots Adjustable cuff design allows pant to be open enough to adjust boot and knee guards/braces and provides large range of adjustment to fit the widest range of boot styles/sizes
 
Overall rating 
2 / 5
2 / 5
Great Pant - But they run long and no kneepad adjustment
PostedSeptember 25, 2014
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NeptuneTriton
From Seattle
State:WA
Rider Type:Adventurer
Age:25-34
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
1 / 5
1 / 5
Style 
2 / 5
2 / 5
Comfort 
1 / 5
1 / 5
Protection & Durability 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Air Flow 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Features 
1 / 5
1 / 5
Fit
Small
1 Size Large
Large
I've been enamored with the Rally Air suit since it was first announced. I wanted something that could handle all weather conditions and still be comfortable on those really hot days where no amount of slit vents in a Goretex jacket is going to help. So, I slowly started buying the Jacket, Pants, and over-shells for both. The jacket has been amazing....but the pants? Not so much.
Size Ordered: 34 Regular, same as my Badlands Pro.
Personal Measurement: 5'8" tall, 32-33" waist, 30-31 inch inseam.
First off, let me say that my beef with the pants is not from the build quality or materials used, it's with the horrible sizing - namely the length. The sizing chart says "Regular" pants have 32" inseams and "Tall" have 35" inseams. However, that is not true on the final product. The Regulars actually measure a whopping 35" inseam! I compared to my Badlands pants which measure a true 32" in length. The overshell measures a true 32" length as well. I contacted Klim and they said that they use a "special" way of measuring the Rally Air Pant inseam, a way they don't use to measure any of their other pants. Cough....BS...Cough. They don't start at the centerline of the crotch or include the gusset...they start 3 inches lower. Wait, what? That goes against every inseam measurement method in the industry, including their own. So just be aware they run longer than advertised. The waist and thighs fit fine though, similar to the Badlands Pro fit.
The next big issue is that the KNEEPADS ARE NOT ADJUSTABLE. This model of pants is different than their other pants in that the kneepads sit in a FIXED POCKET with no up, down, left,or right adjustment. So, coupled with the already too long length, the TOP of the knee pad is below my kneecap, essentially turning them into shin guards.
In short, for $800 Klim really screwed up on these. Yes, they offer maximum airflow and maximum abrasion protection. But for a "premium" rally pant to be so far off on stated size and offer ZERO kneepad adjustment is really disapointing.
Rides: 2013 KTM 990 Adventure Baja
No, I do not recommend this product.
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KLim Rally Air Jacket The Klim Adventure Rally Air Jacket offers great ventilation for those riders who find themselves in hot temperatures most of the time, while still providing exceptional protection from impacts and abrasion. When combined with the two-way stretch Gore-Tex Over-shell Jacket, it becomes a versatile riding suit from Alaska to Argentina, and everything in between. Construction Heavy duty Kevlar mesh construction with amazing tear and abrasion resistance Stretch panels at elbow, shoulder for full range of motion Large panels of Superfabric material at shoulder and elbow for excellent abrasion resistance Reflective mesh material placement for increased low-light visibility Protection D3O Xergo shoulder and elbow pieces meets and exceed newest proposed CE level 2 limb protector standards [pren1621-12011] D3O Viper Pro level 2 back piece exceeds level 2 impact performance standards for CE certification en1621-2 testing Features 8 external pockets 2 in the upper chest, 2 lower center front, 2 large side hip pockets, 1 rear center back pouch and 1 upper left Spot pocket 2 internal chest pockets and 1 hidden pocket External hydration system pocket with external hose routing option over right shoulder to hose clip on right chest 1 fully seam sealed removable roll top dry bag for delicates/electronics/wallet Klim ID / emergency id pocket on left forearm (register your jacket online to build your custom ID card) Spacer mesh at shoulders and elbows for breathability and comfort Vertically adjustable/removable kidney belt provides support and stability Full circumference jacket-to-pants zipper Bicep and forearm sleeve adjustment straps Leatt-compatible zip-off upper collar Premium-quality leather trim Pittards microvent leather at wrists and collar Moisture-wicking mesh internal liner
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Best All-Season Jacket Available - Hot, Cold, Rain, Wind...no problem.
PostedSeptember 17, 2014
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NeptuneTriton
From Seattle
State:WA
Rider Type:Adventurer
Age:25-34
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
2 / 5
2 / 5
Style 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Comfort 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Protection & Durability 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Air Flow 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Features 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Fit
Small
True to Size
Large
I've been wearing this jacket for most of the summer now and I'm very happy with it. I've worn other mesh jackets from other companies and while they kept me cool, I always had this nagging thought in the back of my head about how much protection they actually provided. Lets be honest, not much. If you do hit the pavement, you just know that mesh is going to shred to pieces within 10 feet of sliding. But not with this thing! This jacket is built like a TANK! The Carbon Kevlar mesh is thick, yet super breathable and flexible - not as stiff as I thought it would be. The D30 armor is in all the right places and I don't feel like my elbows or shoulders would slip out of place in a crash. It's heavy, but the harness system distributes the weight well, even while carrying a full hydration pouch in the back.
Sizing: I fell in-between a Medium and a Large based on the Klim size Chart. I'm 5'8", 185, 42" chest, athletic build. I ordered both and while the Large fit in the chest, it didn't fit anywhere else....it was just too long in the sleeves and overall length. Forget about getting it altered either....very few places can sew/alter the Carbon Kevlar material, not even Klim USA. The Medium fit perfect in the sleeve length and jacket length, but it was a little tight in the chest and felt like it was digging into my armpits a bit. I decided to keep the Medium and I'm really glad I did....the large would have just been too sloppy. The good news is that the material allows for a little bit of break-in and stretch after wearing, unlike the Goretex counterparts. It no longer feels overly tight in the chest and no issues with digging in around the armpits. It feels perfect now and I can comfortable get a baselayer or heated liner under it for the fall/winter.
Couple this jacket with the Gore-tex shell or another waterproof shell of your choosing and you'll have a 4-season do-it-all jacket:
Heated liner+Jacket+Shell = Fall/Winter.
Base Layer+Jacket= Late Summer/Early Fall. Jacket+Shell=Rain/Chilly Mornings.
Jacket alone= Hot summer days.
My only complaint is that the jacket was late arriving to market due to production delays, which may have attributed to the jacket's high cost. It's an amazing jacket, but at the current market price, I don't foresee it being a big seller unless Klim can lower the MAP pricing.
Rides: 2009 Kawasaki KLR650
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Klim Gore-Tex Overshell Jacket Designed to fit directly over the Rally Air Jacket , the KLIM GORE-TEX Over-shell Jacket utilizes high-tech GORE-TEX 3-Layer Stretch Performance fabric to make a sleek, water and wind-proof barrier for changing conditions. Incorporating ample reflective properties for low-light visibility and ultra-comfortable neoprene collar and wrist trims, the GORE-TEX Overshell Jacket is all-ride comfortable and capable while providing a packable and compact Guaranteed To Keep You Dry waterproof and breathable layer. Features Gore-Tex 3-layer stretch performance fabric construction Guaranteed to keep you dry Highly breathable Snug fit to eliminate flapping in the wind at speeds Small and packable Reflective panels for night time visibility 2mm smooth skin neoprene wrist closure Two different zip-on collars normal and Leatt-compatible Taller neoprene collar than jacket to make a snug watertight seal around neck so water does not go down riders back Elastic drawcord at waist to help keep water from drafting back up riders back
 
Overall rating 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Not sure if there's $400 worth of jacket here.....
PostedSeptember 8, 2014
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NeptuneTriton
From Seattle
State:WA
Rider Type:Adventurer
Age:25-34
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
2 / 5
2 / 5
Style 
2 / 5
2 / 5
Comfort 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Protection & Durability 
2 / 5
2 / 5
Air Flow 
1 / 5
1 / 5
Features 
2 / 5
2 / 5
I bought this jacket to go with my Adventure Rally Air jacket since they're basically made for each other. While I love the the actual Rally Air Jacket, I'm less than impressed with this overshell, especially at $400. This is more like a $200 product due to it's lack of features, pit-zips, or even one pocket.
Pros:
-Perfect fit when paired with the Rally Air Jacket.
-Comfortable stretch Goretex.
-Leatt/Neckbrace compatible.
-Good reflectivity.
Cons:
-No venting. None. Zip. Zero. Zilch. Pit-zips would have been nice for the warm/humid rainy days. The front double overlapping zipper gusset makes it difficult to unzip half way and get any air.
-No Pockets. The Rally Air Jacket is full of pockets, but they don't even give you ONE on the overshell. You have to unzip or reach under the coat to grab your keys or stash a cellphone. For $400 I'd expect at least one pocket somewhere.
-The zippers that attach the two collar types (normal & Leatt/neckbrace) are pretty small and fussy. The main zipper is also a little fussy to get started. Would like to see a larger gauge zipper used in both areas for increased durability.
-Relatively thin jacket, we'll see how well it holds up to the occasional branch whack and stab.
-Not that attractive...it's not bad, but it's not that great either. Color is a strange bluish grey in person, unlike any of their other garments I've seen.
Rides: 2009 Kawasaki KLR650
Yes, I recommend this product.
+1point
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 MSR X-Scape Pants
MSR X-Scape Pants
MSR X-Scape Pants Our deluxe off-road pant and the ideal complement to our X-Scape jackets Made with 100 waterproof breathable DRY-XC shell fabric with Ballistic Nylon knees Designed to let you move freely and in comfort in all weather conditions The body and articulated knee panels are constructed of heavy-duty nylon and poly fabrics Dual thigh cargo pockets and two hip pockets are ideal for holding your wallet or other on-the-trail items Durable leather inner knee panels resist heat and wear Durable seam tape used throughout Soft comfortable mesh lining and unique dual adjust internal waistband add to the pants comfort and performance d30 intelligent shock absorption hip pads come standard
 
Overall rating 
2 / 5
2 / 5
Looking for Waterproof, good fitting pants? Look elsewhere.
PostedAugust 14, 2012
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NeptuneTriton
From Seattle
State:WA
Rider Type:Adventurer
Age:25-34
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
2 / 5
2 / 5
Style 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Comfort 
2 / 5
2 / 5
Protection & Durability 
2 / 5
2 / 5
Air Flow 
1 / 5
1 / 5
Features 
1 / 5
1 / 5
Ok, I see there are no reviews and I wish there was some good info before I bought these. There is virtually no published information on these pants anywhere on the web, and what is there is usually sponsored by the manufacture or a shop. So, here it goes:
FIT: True to size. These are not designed to fit over other pants, i.e. track pants, jeans, work clothes, etc. The waist fits like your pants do. CLARIFICATION on the internal size adjuster: it will adjust DOWN one full size, not "a size" in either direction. The waist fits fine, the crotch is a little tight, the length is long when standing - ok when sitting, but the width in the knee region is borderline stupendous.
WORKMANSHIP: Made in China...it's not terrible, but at least they're not charging $500 for them either. Looks like they'd last a little while.
STYLE/FIT: The waist fits fine. From there everything goes downhill. There is so much room in the knees it's not even funny. Yes, they were made to go over knee braces or pads. BUT, are your braces GINORMOUS? Because the spacing provided is. If you don't wear knee pads, these pants are stupidly big.
VENTING: BIGGEST DOWNFALL!!! ZERO VENTS! ABSOLUTELY NONE! So, if you're only supposed to wear your boxers or a light pair of under armor under these, how the he#@ are you supposed to get airflow when it gets too hot?!!! I mean seriously!!! Even my snowboard pants have a few zippered vents. These SUCK for heat buildup. If you can't wear pants under them, you can't take them off can you? Do you guys even ride? I did 7,000 miles in the last 3 months and I knew within 10 minutes of trying them on that they were garbage.
PROTECTION: D30? Give me a break. There are two tiny little pads of D30. And I mean tiny. Maybe 6" tall by 3.5" wide and .25 inches thick. Are you kidding me? Nice try MSR, but you and I know you're using this as a selling point and it's useless. Thanks for including the scraps that fell off of the cutting table floor and calling them a "exclusive feature" what a joke.
No, I do not recommend this product.
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AGV AX-8 DS EVO Helmet The AGV AX-8 DS EVO Helmet has taken one of the most high-end and lightweight dualsport helmets on the market (AX-8 DS) and has made some significant upgrades. Additional technical features like the visor and visor mechanism, a chin air vent that can be opened, and an open-able supplementary ventilation on the top of the AGV AX-8 EVO guarantee all the performance and comfort of a road model. The AX-DS EVO features new internal padding with increased thickness for improved comfort and greater stability. A new shape for the outer shell in the chin area combined with a wider and softer base edge compared to the previous model, reduces interference with any back protector used and decreases risks of impact traumas, thanks to its shock-absorber function. Features SSL (Super Super Light) carbon, Kevlar and fiberglass shell construction IVS (Integrated Ventilation System) funnels air though channels in the outer shell New flat dual face shield in non-scratch, antifog polycarbonate Dry-Lex internal padding with sanitized treatment Removable and washable cheekpads and internal lining Outer aluminum peak screws 3 shell sizes DOT and ECE 22.05 Certified
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Shoei Hornet, Arai XD-4, or AGV Dual EVO? AGV Dual EVO!!!
PostedJune 8, 2012
Customer avatar
NeptuneTriton
From Seattle
State:WA
Rider Type:Adventurer
Age:25-34
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Style 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Comfort 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Protection & Durability 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Air Flow 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Features 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Slightly Loud
Loud
Weight
Light
Light
Heavy
Shape
Narrow
Round Oval
Round
Vision
Narrow
Exceptionally Wide
Wide
I wanted a good dual sport helmet, and not some junk $110 bare minimum helmet. So, I looked primarily at the Shoei Hornet, the Arai XD-4, and the new AGV Dual EVO. They're all top-teir manufacturers who make quality products. Ok, I've been wearing Arai Helmets for the last 10 years, so my natural instinct was to go with the Arai. But then I discovered the AGV Dual EVO and had to check it out. I ruled the Shoei out pretty fast as it has quite a few negative reviews and I just didn't like it when I saw it in person.
So, now it's down to the Arai and the AGV. Ok, this is where things get a little sticky. I will say without a doubt that the Arai is a HIGHER QUALITY helmet with better craftsmanship. When you put the two side-by-side, that's apparent to anyone. The padding in the Arai is made of multiple density foams and it's covered by a softer-faced fabric. The AGV is still very comfortable, but the foam isn't quite as nice. Also the plastics and vinyl used for the chinstrap, nape area, and bordering areas isn't as high of quality as the Arai. But that's about it on the differences in quality. Are those to minor details worth the extra $150 bucks? To me, no.
Ok, so let's talk about the AGV:
SIZE: The sizing was spot on. Do yourself a favor and buy a $3 cloth measuring tape with both inches and millimeters and measure your head. Use that measurement to order your helmet size. At first I thought it might be too tight, but the foam has broken in and it's great. One thing I don't particularly find super comfortable is the chin strap. I feel it could be moved slightly forward as it tends to cut into your neck a little where it's currently at. I just wear it a little looser to counter that.
WEIGHT: Super light weight helmet! Perfect for those all day rides. However, they need to add some weight to the visor/peak. It occasionally vibrates at high-speeds (70-80), but when I strapped a small headlamp to it for off-road night use, all that went away. ZERO chatter at regular speeds.
NOISE: Ok, I'm going to knock off a few points here. It could be a quieter helmet. It's not as quiet as my previous Arai's, but I made a slight mod that fixed that. I removed the two cheek pads and put a section of Dynamat inside the helmet by each ear. Popped the ear pads back in and viola! Quiet hemet.
VISION: AMMMMMMAAAAAAAZZZZZZIIIIIIINGGG!!! The field of view on this helmet was the selling point for me! It's so good that you forget you're wearing a full face helmet. Anyone who says you don't need a dirt helmet with a wide field of view on a dual-sport doesn't know what they're missing. Zero distortion on the lenses...I have both smoke and clear.
VENTING: Pretty darn good. No hot spots and I like that all the vents are low profile, so there's no little plastic parts or covers sticking out that will break off when you drop it.
FOGGING: Well, this depends. Under most circumstances I have zero issues. BUT, I live and ride every single day in Seattle. When it's cold AND raining, I haven't worn a helmet yet that doesn't fog from the differential in temperature from your breath inside the helmet and the cold, wet air hitting the face shield. What did I do? Put a Respro Foggy in it on those days. Problem solved.
OVERALL: Styling is awesome! Looks good both with and without the visor/peak. Comfortable, lightweight, great field of view. Quality is 100% perfect, but the price point isn't too bad either. I'd like to see this helmet at the $300-$350 mark and the Arai at the $450 mark as that's what they're really worth.
Ok, hope that helps with your
Yes, I recommend this product.
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