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Rusty Shovel

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Klim Badlands Pro Jacket
« on: May 09, 2014, 05:33:05 am »
Hey all,

I returned my Rukka Airman jacket because it felt too much like a dedicated road jacket with off-road "style."  Since I don't ride a GS, I want a jacket that I wouldn't hesitate to take in the dirt and mud.

I just ordered this:



I like the look of it, and I like that I won't have to carry a separate rain-shell.  I'll give a detailed review when it arrives.
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Re: Klim Badlands Pro Jacket
« Reply #1 on: May 09, 2014, 07:39:31 am »
Looks great - what did that run you?
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Re: Klim Badlands Pro Jacket
« Reply #2 on: May 09, 2014, 12:39:35 pm »
Looks great - what did that run you?

MSRP is $900.  :o

I got it from "a guy, who knows a guy," so my price was substantially less.  Per my agreement, I'm not supposed to say how much.  Even with the discount, it was STILL a big purchase for me.  But don't worry, I'm not beholden to anyone; if I think it sucks, or isn't worth the full purchase price in any way, I'll say so.
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Re: Klim Badlands Pro Jacket
« Reply #3 on: September 30, 2014, 04:16:12 pm »
I now have the exact same jacket as in your picture.  light grey / dark grey.  I've been riding with it for a couple of weeks now.  I don't have a lot of experience with adventure jackets, but I knew I wanted one with a waterproof shell and not just a waterproof liner.  Previous experience I have had with so-called "breathable" waterproof jackets convinced me to pony up for the Gor-Tex.  I'm thrilled with this jacket. I convinced myself it was the way to go before I knew you guys had a post on it.  Hot weather breathability is wonderful.  So far I haven't had it out below ~55 degrees (no insulation layer needed so far) but I was warm and toasty.  It looks great with my matte black German helmet and Jeantet aviator goggles.  My buds say I look like Seargent Schultz.  I'll post a pic once I digest the instructions I got from Rusty to convert from a jpeg.  I know noooooootthhiiiiink.  nooooooootthhiiiink.
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Re: Klim Badlands Pro Jacket
« Reply #4 on: October 05, 2014, 06:15:36 pm »
New info.  I just got back from a 1000 mile road trip on my Harley wearing this jacket.  I got rained on (heavily).  It got hot.  It got cold.  At no point was I miserable.  I was able to quickly configure the jacket for any conditions I encountered.  I've never had a jacket of this quality before, but I have to believe that any quirks with your gear would prove to be torture after 500 miles or so.  This jacket is the bomb.  I mean I shxt you not: the bomb.  On the way back earlier I even finally used the back support for the first time.  Bomb....bom....bom.....bomb.....bomb.

I have to also give special mention to my Shoei R1200 noise reducing full face helmet which performed flawlessly.  I was even able to hear people talk when I pulled over at rest stops.  But back to the Klim Badlands Pro jacket.....did I mention bom....bom....bom....bomb.  I can't imagine what it would be like bouncing around on rough trails and  having a personal experience with mother earth wearing a lesser jacket.
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Re: Klim Badlands Pro Jacket
« Reply #5 on: October 12, 2014, 09:47:25 am »



So for you fellas on a budget cause you spent all your money on women, wine & song.. $54.95 on eBay shipped.
Nut up or shut up!