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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 for unmatched 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
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Excellent protection & thoughtful touches
PostedNovember 5, 2012
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nielsm
From New York
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 
5 / 5
5 / 5
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I've had my eye on the Badlands Pro for about a year. Finally pulled the trigger when my 15 year old BMW suit literally pulled apart at the seams. The BP has more pockets than you can imagine. Normally, I have a tank bag into which I put all sorts of items, including wallet, cell phone, Spot & GPS case. With the BP, I carry them all on the jacket. I even added a baseball cap for off the bike & my First Aid kit. Recently at a first aid class, I also carried my large moleskin notebook and pen on the jacket. I haven't even begun to use the inside pockets!
The jacket has some heft to it, and when picking it up, you're surprised at it's weight. But with the kidney belt, you don't really notice the weight when wearing it. It does a great job at keeping the cold out, only when it got down to about 40 did I have to turn on the heated jacket underneath it.
Looking forward to the summer to test in real heat, but in recent 80 degree weather, the arm vents flowed air nicely. There is also a bladder holder behind the back protection, with areas to route the tube to the front of the jacket. Could be really nice in summer.
Rides: 2012 BMW R1200GS Adventure
Yes, I recommend this product.
 
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Sidi Adventure GTX Boots Based on the outstanding success of the Sidi Adventure Rain Boots , it has been decided that the full Gore-Tex version of the boot will be imported from Italy. Previously this boot was only available in Europe. This ultimate adventure boot combines the best of both worlds (offroad and touring) into a boot that is extremely protective as well as comfortable both on and off the bike. With the Gore-Tex membrane these boots are 100 waterproof as well being highly breathable. These boots come with the Gore-Tex Guaranteed to Keep You Dry promise. Soft rubber sole for maximum grip. Replaceable strap system. Top grain leather construction. Composite inner sole. Removable arch support. Exclusive cam-lock buckle system. Cambrelle lining. Slim, cool non-bootie design. Rigid, shock resistant, anatomically shaped heel for maximum protection. Split grain leather inner anti-wear/heat panel. Single Flex System upper.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Solid protection and support.
PostedApril 23, 2012
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nielsm
From New York
State:NY
Rider Type:Adventurer
Age:35-44
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Style 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Comfort 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Protection & Durability 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Air Flow 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Features 
4 / 5
4 / 5
I've had my eye on the Adventure Gore Tex for a while. Given the euro sizing without half sizes, I emailed Revzilla support for their advice. I normally wear a 12 and thus was between sizes. They recommended I go with the 46.
I was able to try them this past weekend for a 250 mile ride thru upstate NY & CT. Boots were snug, but comfortable. Hardest bit was getting used to the size of the boot under the toe shifter. Very supportive boots. Only issue I've had with fit is the cam lock seems to slip sometimes when locking boot in place. It may be a break-in thing though, so time will tell.
Airflow seemed low. It may be a comparison to my other boots which feel much cooler, but given the mid 70's weather, I was surprised they weren't flowing more cooling air. Hotter weather might cause foot sweating.
Rides: 2007 BMW R1200R
Yes, I recommend this product.
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