Graham
 
 
 
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    March 28, 2011
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    September 15, 2014
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Klim Badlands Pro Pants Built to take a licking and keep on ticking, the Klim Badlands Pro Pants are an ADV riders best friend. Klim has designed the Badlands to be a second skin that protects riders from external hazards and internal discomforts. The Gore-Tex 3-Layer Pro Shell is 100 waterproof and breathable and, with 4 zippered vents, the Badlands Pro allows you to ride in varying weather conditions without having to change pants or pull out rain gear. The Badlands Pro Pants are fully equipped with D3O armor in the knees and hips, with cordura and Armacor panels in the high impact areas to guard against abrasion. Leather panels on the inside of the legs protect against exhaust and Gore-Tex stretch fabric in the seat ensures a dynamic fit that is comfortable for extended time in the saddle. For riders who refuse to compromise when it comes to their gear, the Badlands Pro Pants are only choice. Features Gore-Tex 3-layer Pro Shell High-mobility active fit patterning for unmatched comfort D3O CE-rated integrated hip and knee protection Highly abrasion-resistant Armacor panels in key impact and wear areas 2 external pockets (2 mid-thigh cargo) 4 max flow ventilation ports (2 mid-thigh intakes, 2 rear leg exhausts) High-back elastic waist Jacket-to-pant zipper integration system High-wear cordura panels in abuse zones (leg cuffs, internal knee and lower leg) Gore-Tex stretch panel in seat Side waist adjustment straps Mesh comfort liner Industrial-grade 3M Scotchlite reflective panels and trim Italian full-grain leather inner knee/lower leg exterior Adjustable boot cuff with zippered expansion panel and snap closures Rubber coated buttons YKK zippers throughout, water resistant urethane coated in exposed areas
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Quality, waterproof, protection
PostedSeptember 15, 2014
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Graham
From Bury St. Edmunds, UK
State:NY
Rider Type:Adventurer
Age:35-44
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Style 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Comfort 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Protection & Durability 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Air Flow 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Features 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Fit is good. They are enduro style so they have plenty of room in the legs. I have Alpinestars Toucans and there is plenty of room for them. Decent ventilation. I like the side pockets for odds and ends. The fit keeps the hip and knee armor close to the body. They are quite waterproof and are comfortable to wear.
Rides: 2010 BMW R1200GS Adventure
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Arai XD-4 Helmet - Solid Colors The Arai XD4 is world renowned for being the one of the best ADV touring helmets on the market and one of the few that achieves a Snell M2010 safety rating. The XD4 incorporates all of the same great qualities found in Arai's other helmets including the comfort liner and cheek pads that feature 5mm peel-away pads that allow riders to tailor the fit. The shell of the XD4 has also been aerodynamically tuned and, in concert with the removable floating peak visor, funnels air into the redesigned vents, improving overall ventilation and mitigating buffeting at speed. The XD-4 is the helmet of choice for many hardcore ADV enthusiasts and sets an industry standard for comfort, quality and safety. Features Comfort headliner, with micro fitting 5mm peel away temple pads Fully removable/replaceable/washable Interior Comfort head liner, Cheek pads, Chinstrap covers Dry-Cool technology keeps you dry and cool for greater comfort Patent pending, FCS (Facial Contour Support) cheek pad design, also with a 5mm peel away micro fit feature Improved shell shape for better aerodynamic stability at higher street speeds Exhaust ports added to the top diffuser vents Chin vent with more intake ports Larger sculpted side cowl vents improve ventilation Snell M2010 approved
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Light, comfortable and surprisingly quiet
PostedSeptember 15, 2014
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Graham
From Bury St. Edmunds, UK
State:NY
Rider Type:Adventurer
Age:35-44
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Style 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Comfort 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Protection & Durability 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Air Flow 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Features 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Average
Loud
Weight
Light
Light
Heavy
Vision
Narrow
Exceptionally Wide
Wide
I got the Arai helmet for dual sport riding. It has an intermediate oval head shape which suits me well. It is comfortable and feels light. It has a number of venting options and is overall a cool helmet on the road. It is pretty quiet for the type of helmet (although I ride behind a fairly quiet windscreen; I haven't ridden it on a naked bike). The visor stays up well. There is no "cracked open" detente which I wish it had. It has quick-out ear pads to allow the helmet to be removed quickly on a really bad day. A bluetooth communicator installed pretty easily.
Rides: 2010 BMW R1200GS Adventure
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Klim Badlands Pro Hi Viz Jacket Built to take a licking and keep on ticking, the Klim Badlands Pro Jacket is an ADV riders best friend. Klim has designed the Badlands to be a second skin that protects riders from external hazards and internal discomforts. The Gore-Tex 3-Layer Pro Shell is 100 waterproof and breathable and, with 8 zippered vents, the Badlands Pro allows you to ride in varying weather conditions without having to change jackets or pull out rain gear. A full suite of adjustable D3O Viper T5 armor including chest protectors and a CE Level II back protector give you top-level impact protection while Armacore panels in the high-impact areas offer superb abrasion resistance. Klim over-engineered the Badlands Pro to provide unmatched protection from the trail, the road and the elements, allowing you to ride harder longer. Features Gore-Tex 3-layer Pro Shell High strength fabrics combine in a durably breathable waterproof jacket High-mobility active fit patterning for unmatched comfort Pre-curved arm and rider positioning construction Gore-Tex stretch shoulder panels minimize restriction of movement D3O CE-rated integrated shoulder and elbow protection D3O CE-rated Level 2 Viper Pro back protector 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 8 max flow ventilation 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
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Top shelf quality, comfort and protection
PostedMarch 24, 2014
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Graham
From Bury St. Edmunds, UK
State:NY
Rider Type:Adventurer
Age:35-44
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
3 / 5
3 / 5
I am a 10K mile per year year-round long distance commuter in the UK, where bad weather and poor visibility are often the norms.
Klim makes a great motorcycle jacket. The materials are top shelf and the quality, fit and finish are excellent. I am 6'1.5" and 205# and the large fits just right (although, if I routinely wore bulky insulating garments, I might go a size bigger). I prefer a trimmer fit as the armor is always where it needs to be for protection.
The jacket is comfortable and it vents reasonably well. There are plenty of pockets to lose your keys in, some of which are waterproof. The D3O armor is soft and the shape and placement of the panels is very good.
The Hi-vis jacket is even smarter looking in person than on the website. I would say the collar is the weak point. It is not particularly comfortable or plush and seems to hit my Adam's apple when it is completely fastened up. But it works to exclude the wind perfectly - whether on my naked bike or my GS.
No jacket costing the better part of $1K can be rated a bargain or good bang for the buck. There are plenty of $300 jackets or used jackets on e-bay that will also protect you. But if you have the cash and ride a lot through every kind of weather, the Klim Badlands Pro hits its mark really well. I would certainly recommend it.
Yes, I recommend this product.
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 REV'IT! Air Blend Boots
REV'IT! Air Blend Boots
REV'IT! Air Blend Boots It is possible to combine waterproofing and ventilation in a jacket or pants nowadays, but not in riding boots. You now have a choice between one of the many styles of waterproof REVIT! boots or a pair of fully vented AIR BLEND boots. The AIRBLEND boot offers the exact same protection features as the 100 waterproof FIGHTER H2O boots and forms a great pair of short summer boots. PROTECTION FEATURES Outershell suede leather, Cordura mesh, Pampas leather Protection malleolous protector, thermo welded counters at theheel and toe Breathability fully ventilated ERGONOMIC FEATURES Fit unique last, comfort fit Features reinforced toe, easy entrance, comfortable anatomic foot bed, gear shift pad, hidden lacing system with overlap
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Great boot. Bummer flap.
PostedJune 13, 2011
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Graham
From North Carolina
State:NC
Rider Type:Adventurer
Age:35-44
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Style 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Comfort 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Protection & Durability 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Air Flow 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Features 
3 / 5
3 / 5
I like the look and the fit. The flap covering the laces is a pain when donning and doffing the boots. I havehonestly thought of cutting it off. The comfort is good and the reltively unpadded footbed is similar to any other moto boots, most similar to my Sidi race boots.
Yes, I recommend this product.
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 Held Maddox Kids Jacket
Held Maddox Kids Jacket
Kid's touring jacket Outershell HEROS-TEC-fabric 600 D (100 polyester) Lining detachable thermolining (100 polyester) Membrane REISSA Z-Liner , waterproof, windproof and breathable (100 polyester with 100 polyurethane coating) 3 outside pockets 4 inside pockets Internal cellphone pocket Hip adjustment Arm adjustment SOFT CE protectors at shoulder and elbow TEMPERFOAM at back CE back-protector, upgradable SCOTCHLITE Reflex parts
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Very nice
PostedMarch 28, 2011
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Graham
From North Carolina
My son is a tall, thin 7-1/2 and wears size 128 (Euro size 7-8). This is a fitted jacket so, unfortunately, buying it too large in anticipation of growth will only mean that the armor is no longer properly centered. He and I both love the features and styling. It is just as nice as any adult jacket (although it will be a while before he will be using the cell phone pocket).
I will have a used size 128 in about 12 months ...
Pros Fashionable, Comfortable, Protective
Cons Pricey
Yes, I recommend this product.
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