Monday, August 15

Klim Badlands Pro Gore-Tex Jacket & Pants Review

Brand new for Fall 2011 (after being announced in February 2011), the Klim Badlands Pro Jacket and Pants is finally here, representing one of Klim's most crowning achievements to date. A brawny ADV touring option for all seasons and all weather conditions, the Klim Badlands Pro is going to easily go head-to-head against the top-billed offerings from any of the other highly technical ADV gear manufacturers out there. Using a blend of premium materials and innovative technologies, the Badlands Pro is ready to tackle the most trying situations out there.

Check out our Klim Badlands Pro Jacket and Pants Review:

Using Gore-Tex three-layer pro shell, the Badlands Pro is guaranteed for life to be waterproof and breathable no matter how much abuse it takes. Using Gore Armacor in strategic areas for the highest possible degree of abrasion resistance (Armacor is a blend of aramid kevlar and Cordura) alongside d3o molecular-level armor at the shoulders, elbows, hips and knees, with a Viper Pro CE level 2 back protector and Dow Corning molecular-level chest armor, you can be certain that this outfit gives you the best chance you'll have at being protected in an impact scenario. The Badlands Pro is also using a new technology from Gore which is the Gore-Tex stretch panels at the shoulders and seat. This maintains waterproofing but allows full mobility.

The jacket features seven external pockets, four internal pockets, one secret internal pocket, four arm intake vents, two pit intakes, and two large vertical exhaust vents. It also is compatible with a hydration system and has an adjustable and removable kidney belt support system. Adjustability can be found at the waist, in four places at the sleeves, and there is a comfort lined collar and the inside of the jacket features a soft breathable mesh lining. 3M Scotchlite reflective piping and paneling graces both the jacket and pants ensuring full nighttime visibility. The Klim Badland Pro Pants feature two thigh intake vents, two rear leg exhaust vents and two cargo pockets at the thigh. The pants also have Cordura in the most abused areas: at the leg cuffs, lower leg and the internal knee. There is also a full-grain Italian leather panel at the inner knee and lower area of each pant leg which acts as a heat shield.

We could go on and on and on about the features and benefits of this combo, as it really is one of the most technical pieces we carry at We have been pleased with what Klim has done since the ADV Rally came out a couple years back and they continue to impress with this new run of gear.


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