Wednesday, February 1

Klim Carlsbad Jacket

New and just in time for the Spring of 2017, the Klim Carlsbad Jacket offers lightweight Adventure Touring performance for an affordable price. Taking over where the Overland Jacket left off, the Carlsbad blurs the line between lightweight dual-sport function and heavy duty adventure touring protection.

Improving on the Overland design, the Carlsbad incorporates a reworked ventilation system. With two zipper vents at the forearms, on the chest, and in the rear, this jacket will keep you cool during those brutal summer single track rides. Other changes include subtle styling revisions along with three more pockets to store your stuff and nylon cinches in place of Velcro for the arm adjustments. Protection remains the same with a full suite of CE level one D3O armor along with Cordura Ripstop in the impact areas. A Gore-Tex 2-layer Performance Shell also remains intact to guarantee that the Carlsbad keeps you dry.

Overall this jacket is light enough to use in true dual-sport riding, but burly enough to handle daily commuting or touring. At the $549.99 price point it offers a great value that is sure to appeal to hard core adventure riders and road warriors alike.

-Peter
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