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Klim Badlands Pro Jacket The Badlands Pro Jacket and Pant from KLIM represents the latest design, fit and material technologies available to the premium adventure motorcycle market. Inspired by the ultimate performance of the unmatched Adventure Rally product line, the KLIM Badlands Pro focuses on a sleek, un-inhibiting fit, durable-yet-comfortable fabrics, high-end integrated armor and the undeniable performance of the GUARANTEED TO KEEP YOU DRY GORE-TEX promise. Ready for anything, and boasting unique features youve come to expect from KLIM, the Badlands Pro is ready for any ride. Features Gore-tex 3-layer pro shell guaranteed to keep you dry High strength fabrics combine in a durably breathable waterproof jacket High-mobility active fit patterning forunmatched comfort Pre-curved arm and rider positioning construction Gore-tex stretch shoulder panels minimize restriction of movement D3o ce-rated integrated limb and back panel armor system [viper pro level ii back armor Dow corp. siliconized spacer mesh front chest armor Adjustable armor pockets for refined placement Highly abrasion resistant armacor panels in key impact and wear areas Integrated jacket-stabilizing, removable and adjustable kidney belt support system 7 external pockets [5 cargo front, 1 large back, 1 sleeve i.d. 4 internal pockets [2 zippered, 2 mesh stash 1 secret internal pocket Bottom hem adjustment Jacket-to-pant zipper integration system 4 sleeve adjustment straps Lined comfort collar Mesh comfort liner Max flow ventilation 8 ports - 4 arm intakes, 2 pit intakes, 2 vertical back exhausts Industrial grade 3m scotchlite reflective panels and trim Hydration system compatible with bladder pocket and hose port routing (bladder not included) Rubber coated button closure YKK zippers throughout, water resistant urethane coated in exposed areas. Velcro adjustable wrist closures
 
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5 / 5
5 / 5
KLIM Badlands Pro Jacket -- some really nice features
PostedJanuary 11, 2012
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NodOff
From San Francisco area
State:CA
Rider Type:Adventurer
Age:55-64
Bang for the Buck 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Style 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Comfort 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Protection & Durability 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Air Flow 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Features 
5 / 5
5 / 5
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The KLIM Badlands Pro materials and armor protection is great -- comfortable and easy to adjust. The jacket seems like a very high quality build and I don't notice its considerable weight when I'm on the bike thanks to the built in kidney belt.
A few nits to pick: The sleeves on the large jacket are a little long -- OK when I'm on the bike, a pain when I'm not; and the collar design is a little weird -- higher than other jackets I've owned and for a jacket at this price point I would have hoped/expected a better design to hold the collar open to allow airflow when the temperature gets warm; the collar tab design is rinky dink and does not work very well. I also don't understand the inner sleeve design and function for the wrist cuffs. They are not very comfortable in the winter, and make putting your gloves on difficult and too warm to use when it gets hot -- they'll restrict airflow up the sleeve which aids the overall climate control, which otherwise is quite good. I'll probably take them off.
I haven't ridden yet in really lousy weather yet, but I have no doubt the Gortex Pro shell will live up to its billing and keep me dry. Assuming I like the jacket as much as I think I will I'll order the matching pants or pair it with another KLIM adv pant. Overall I'm quite happy with my Christmas present to myself...
Yes, I recommend this product.
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