How about the comfort weather zone for this jacket?
Assuming I need to ride in following weather condition : Above 75 F (up to 86)/ Humid
Do you think this jacket will provide supple comfort? How about the comfor weather zone for this jacket?
For instance, Rukka Armas is not suitable for hot weather like above 75F and humid.
So, I am now questioning that whether Rev'it Defender or Klim Badland would be more suitable for my case.
How do you think about ventilation? I know both defender and badland are great jacket but think
each jacket has slightly different comfort weather zone. My guess is defender is better because this doe not
have GTX Outshell but want to get more advice from experts.
I am no "expert" however I do own the Badlands jacket and pants. I live in SE Pennsylvania. I have lived in Florida and that is where I spent most of my riding life. Here is my bottom line when it comes to riding jackets. Unless you go with a "Textile" jacket for summer use and a different jacket for winter riding you cannot go wrong with the Badlands. Yes, the material is stout. Yes, it is a serious jacket however, the venting on this jacket is simply spectacular. WIth the vents on this jacket as long as you are moving my experience is you will feel the air temp as you are riding. If it is 90 degrees and 90% humidity that is what you will feel...... My opinion is the only other more comfortable way to ride would be in t-shirt or with a summer specific textile jacket... I believe the comfort would be more related to a more relaxed feel not so much a cooler ride....
The Badlands is bomber. I expect it to last a long time. The GTX material is proven. Gore knows their products and produces excellent materials. I own gore-tex products for other outdoor pursuits and I think it is good. When other manufacturers claim it to be as good as gore-tex that maybe but I grew up with Gore products and have full confidence in their quality. Watch the boot reviews which have the Gore membrane. The review on the Badlands speaks directly to the Gore fabric.
I typically wore a Dainese leather jacket in Florida, year around, even when just running an errand. Once moved to SE Pennsylvania I picked up a GS, I began looking into more suitable gear for all weather riding and I settled on the Badlands. I would not change my decision if I am buying with my money. I have only owned the Badlands so I cannot offer comparisons to other than my Dainese jacket that is part of a two piece set of leathers.
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