Klim 2018 Badlands Pro and Artemis gear

Klim’s NEW Bandlands Pro Jacket

When it comes to off-road and adventure riding, Klim is Ferrari of Jackets. The new Badlands Pro has more features than I have room or willingness to type. Klim likes to call the Bandlands Pro a four-season jacket, meaning it can keep you warm in the cold, comfortable and protected with ample air-flow in warmer conditions, dry in the rain and dry when you are sweating your ass off when riding hard. Not to mention protected if you hit the deck, yet off-road riders never crash, RIGHT?

It’s been five years since the first Bandlands Pro was first launched and us media scabs got our first look at the new model. No, we did not get to ride off into the sunset while riding one but we did get to touch it.

Protection is half of the game and the reason why we wear full jackets, even when it is “not” cold or raining. Klim works with D30 for its flexible armor. Klim has now worked to create the D30 AERO Pro armor. The new tech passes CE level 2 testing and provides a claimed 5x more ventilation and 44% more coverage. Being comfortable and being able to move around on a bike while having ample protection is a task and one of Klim’s goals.

In addition to D30 padding, the otter shell is littered with Superfabric extreme abrasion panels, Klim’s exclusive Karbonite process and the combo makes for a very durable and fully protected outer shell that still allowa the rider to feel comfortable while aboard his two-wheeler.

From there, Klim uses Gore-Tex 3-layer Pro Shell technology. Klim says they are the only ones to bond the most breathable and durable waterproof materials directly to the outside of the shell.

Protecting a rider from the elements and a crash are one element, yet Klim also allows their jackets to breath when a riders starts to work hard. The jackets are littered with ventilation pockets that can be opened up and they have also engineered Klimatex Cool base layer between the D30 armor and the rider to avoid direct contact with the rider, allowing for more airflow and less sweat buildup.

And to keep your jacket from stinking after long hard rides, Klim incorporates Polygiene technology to the entire interior finish fabric. This tech helps keep the stick out of your jacket and from returning and before it starts to set up a permanent home in your jacket.

I could continue spouting out info that I picked up at the launch or just give you an insane list of features on this garment. Klim makes some amazing gear, not cheap but the technology, protection and build quality is amazing. If you want top-of-the-line, it pretty much stops here.

Badlands Pro Jacket

EXTERIOR FEATURES
• GORE-TEX® 3-LAYER PRO LAMINATE TECHNOLOGY
• GORE-TEX® PRO LAMINATES – THE MOST BREATHABLE, MOST DURABLE MOTORSPORTS SHELL CONSTRUCTION AVAILABLE
• GUARANTEED TO KEEP YOU DRY®
• SPL 200 3 LAYER PRO GORE-TEX® ON MAIN BODY
• FPL 400 3 LAYER PRO GORE-TEX®
• CUSTOM-ENGINEERED VARIABLE-DENSITY SUPERFABRIC® ON SHOULDERS, ELBOWS AND FOREARM
• HIGHLY ABRASION RESISTANT 500D KARBONITE™ RIPSTOP PANELS IN KEY IMPACT AND WEAR AREAS
• HIGH-MOBILITY ACTIVE FIT PATTERNING FOR UNMATCHED COMFORT
• PRE-CURVED ARM AND RIDER POSITIONING CONSTRUCTION
• ACTION BACK ON SHOULDERS
• 3M SCOTCHLITE™ REFLECTIVE MATERIAL ON PANELS AND TRIM FOR INCREASED LOW-LIGHT VISIBILITY
• VELCRO® FASTENERS ADJUSTABLE WRIST CLOSURES
• FOREARM SLEEVE ADJUSTMENT STRAPS
• YKK® VISLON® WATER RESISTANT ZIPPERS

HI-VIS YELLOW COLORWAY OPTION
• POLYESTER DYING HAS IMPROVED FADING RESISTANCE
• PROVIDES BETTER VISIBILITY IN LOW-LIGHT SITUATIONS
• COLORFAST POLYESTER MATERIAL IS DURABLE AND IMPROVED RESISTANCE TO UV FADING
• HI-VIZ COLORWAY INTEGRATES MAXIMUM REFLECTIVE AND STRATEGIC PLACEMENT OF HI VIS COLOR PANELS

INTEGRATED ARMOR SYSTEM
• NEW CUSTOM D3O®/KLIM ARMOR SYSTEM – AERO PRO
• INCREASED COVERAGE
• INCREASED VENTILATION
• INCREASED BREATHABILITY
• BETTER ERGONOMICS
• LIMB-SPECIFIC PADS
• KLIM® AERO PRO™ D3O SHOULDERS AND ELBOWS
• D3O® VIPER PRO BACK PIECE
• D3O® EXCEEDS LEVEL 2 CE CERTIFICATION FOR PREN1621-1:2011 TESTING)
• SILICONIZED SPACER MESH FRONT CHEST FORWARD IMPACT PROTECTION VENTED
• ADJUSTABLE ARMOR POCKETS FOR REFINED ARMOR PLACEMENT
• 2 SLEEVE ADJUSTMENT STRAPS STABILIZES ARMOR
• IMPROVED VENTILATION THROUGH THE BACK PAD
• IMPROVED FIT OF THE LIMB PROTECTION TO STAY IN PLACE IN THE EVENT OF A CRASH
• KLIMATEK™ COOLING STRETCH MESH IN ELBOW AND SHOULDER PAD POCKETS

CARGO, HYDRATION, COMFORT AND SUPPORT SYSTEMS
• IMPROVED COMFORT AND FIT
• IMPROVED INTERNAL MOISTURE-WICKING MESH POLYGIENE® ODOR FIGHTING FOR LONG TRIPS
• IMPROVED KIDNEY BELT (ADDED ACCESS PORTS IN LINER TO EASILY ADJUST
AND STOW AWAY THE BELT)
• 9 EXTERNAL POCKETS* [2 CHEST, 2 CORE, 2 HAND, 1 SPOT POCKET, ID/LICENSE POCKET ON LEFT FOREARM (WITH HIDDEN STASH POCKET) ONE LARGE DUAL ACCESS STORAGE POCKET ON EXTERIOR BACK]
• FOUR INTERNAL CHEST POCKETS + ONE HIDDEN POCKET BEHIND BACKPAD (HIDDEN DOCUMENT), 1 HIDDEN STASH POCKET, ZIPPERED MESH CHEST POCKETS
• EASY ACCESS HYDRATION BLADDER COMPARTMENT AND INTERNAL HOSE ROUTE DUAL ROUTING OPTIONS (TWO SIZES OF COMPATIBLE BLADDERS NOT INCLUDED)
• INTEGRATED JACKET-STABILIZING, REMOVABLE AND ADJUSTABLE KIDNEY BELT SUPPORT SYSTEM (UPGRADED KIDNEY BELT)
• IMPROVED COLLAR FIT COMPLETELY REDESIGNED COLLAR REDUCED BULK
• COLLAR CINCH
• BOTTOM HEM ADJUSTMENT
• STANDARDIZED JACKET-TO-PANT ZIPPER INTEGRATION SYSTEM
• LINED COMFORT COLLAR
• WATER RESISTANT POCKET
• NEW CUSTOM TPU ZIPPER PULLERS
• NEW ZIPPER END SEALING SYSTEM

MAX FLOW VENTILATION: 12 PORTS
• IMPROVED VENTING VIA, EASIER TO ACCESS WHILE RIDING, SIDE CHEST VENTS AND LOWER BODY VENTS
• COLLAR CAN HOOK BACK TO ALLOW FOR MORE VENTILATION IMPROVED USABILITY OF ENTIRE COLLAR TAB BACK FEATURE
• WORKS IN CONCERT WITH AERO PRO PADS AND KLIMATEK™ COOLING FABRICS
INTAKE • 4 FRONT CORE, 2 FOREARM, 2 BICEP
EXHAUST • 2 BACK • 2 TRICEP

Badlands Pro Pant
EXTERIOR FEATURES
• GORE-TEX® 3-LAYER PRO LAMINATE TECHNOLOGY
• GORE-TEX® PRO LAMINATES—THE MOST BREATHABLE, MOST DURABLE MOTORSPORTS SHELL CONSTRUCTION AVAILABLE
• GUARANTEED TO KEEP YOU DRY®
• SPL 200 3 LAYER PRO GORE-TEX® ON MAIN BODY
• FPL 400 3 LAYER PRO GORE-TEX®
• CUSTOM-ENGINEERED VARIABLE-DENSITY SUPERFABRIC® ON KNEES
• HIGHLY ABRASION RESISTANT 500D KARBONITE™ RIPSTOP PANELS IN KEY IMPACT AND WEAR AREAS
• HIGH-MOBILITY ACTIVE FIT PATTERNING FOR UNMATCHED COMFORT
• PRE-CURVED KNEE POSITIONING CONSTRUCTION
• 3M SCOTCHLITE™ REFLECTIVE MATERIAL ON PANELS AND TRIM FOR INCREASED LOW-LIGHT VISIBILITY
• VELCRO® FASTENERS
• YKK® VISLON® WATER RESISTANT ZIPPERS

INTEGRATED ARMOR SYSTEM
• NEW CUSTOM D3O®/KLIM ARMOR SYSTEM – AERO PRO
• INCREASED COVERAGE
• INCREASED VENTILATION
• INCREASED BREATHABILITY
• BETTER ERGONOMICS
• LIMB-SPECIFIC PADS
• KLIM AERO PRO D3O HIPS, KNEES AND TAILBONE
• D3O® EXCEEDS LEVEL 2 CE CERTIFICATION FOR PREN1621-1:2011 TESTING)
• ADJUSTABLE ARMOR POCKETS FOR REFINED ARMOR PLACEMENT
• UPPER SHIN QUICK ADJUST KEEPS ARMOR IN PLACE
• IMPROVED FIT KEEPS ARMOR IN PLACE
• INCREASED HEAT RESISTANT LEATHER COVERAGE TO GRIP AND PROTECT

CARGO, COMFORT AND SUPPORT SYSTEMS
• KLIMATEK™ COOLING STRETCH MESH IN HIP AND KNEE PAD POCKETS
• IMPROVED INTERNAL MOISTURE-WICKING MESH POLYGIENE® ODOR FIGHTING FOR LONG TRIPS
• IMPROVED BACK WAISTBAND CONSTRUCTION
• 2 ZIPPERED CARGO POCKETS IMPROVED USABILITY
• PANT WORKS INTUITIVELY WITH RIDER’S NATURAL MOVEMENT AND MOTIONS
• STANDARDIZED JACKET-TO-PANT ZIPPER INTEGRATION SYSTEM
• CUSTOM TPU ZIPPER PULLERS
• ADJUSTABLE HEM

MAX FLOW VENTILATION: 4 PORTS
VASTLY IMPROVED AIRFLOW AND VENTING
INTAKE • 2 FRONT THIGH
EXHAUST • 2 BACK THIGH

THE LADIES WERE NOT FORGOTTEN EITHER!

NEW ARTEMIS ADVENTURE GEAR

Many of the same features one might find in the standard Klim gear but cut and styled for da ladies of two wheels. This gear is ideal for the ladies behind the handlebar or other reasons. Klim did their research and discovered what female adventure riders were looking for in gear.

Comfort, protection, waterproofing, ventilation, ergonomics and a cut for the female form were all taken into consideration when engineering this new jacket. Again, to avoid writing a book, here are the features on the new Artemis line.

ARTEMIS JACKET

EXTERIOR FEATURES
• GORE-TEX® PERFORMANCE SHELL
• GUARANTEED TO KEEP YOU DRY®
• KARBONITE™ RIPSTOP OVERLAYS IN THE ELBOWS AND SHOULDERS
• ADJUSTABLE VELCRO® CUFF CLOSURES

VENTILATION
• COMFORT MAPPED VENTILATION FOR WOMEN
• KLIMATEK™ COOLING MESH IN THE PAD POCKETS
• 2 CHEST VENT POCKETS
• 2 CROSS-CORE VENTS
• 2 ARTICULATED FOREARM VENTS
• 2 BICEP VENTS
• 2 VERTICAL BACK EXHAUST VENTS
• 1 STAT CARD / HIDDEN STASH POCKET
• COLLAR TAB BACK FOR IMPROVED VENTILATION

INTEGRATED ARMOR SYSTEM
• INTEGRATED D3O® LEVEL 1 SHOULDER AND ELBOW / VIPER 1 BACKPAD
• IMPROVED VENTILATION THROUGH THE BACK PAD

CARGO
• 2 CHEST VENT POCKETS
• 2 ZIPPERED HAND POCKETS
• 1 REAR LARGE POCKET
• 1 UPPER ARM STASH POCKET
• 2 LOWER INTERNAL ZIPPERED STASH POCKETS
• 1 VERTICAL INSIDE STASH POCKET
• 1 CONCEALED DOCUMENT POCKET BEHIND BACK PAD

FIT/COMFORT/ADJUSTMENT
• ACTION BACK FOR COMFORT AND MOBILITY
• UPGRADED POLYGIENE ANTI-ODOR LINER
• SOFT COLLAR LINER
• 2 QUICK ADJUST BICEP STRAPS
• 2 QUICK ADJUST FOREARM STRAPS
• 2 QUICK ADJUST WAIST ADJUSTERS
• 2 ZIPPERED HIP GUSSETS

ARTEMIS PANT

EXTERIOR FEATURES
• GORE-TEX®
• GUARANTEED TO KEEP YOU DRY®
• KARBONITE™ RIPSTOP OVERLAYS IN THE KNEES
• GOAT LEATHER ON INSIDE OF KNEES
• ADJUSTABLE SNAP HEM CLOSURES
• ADJUSTABLE WAIST CINCH

VENTILATION
• 2 THIGH INTAKE VENT
• 2 BACK THIGH EXHAUST VENT
• KLIMATEK™ COOLING MESH IN THE PAD POCKETS

INTEGRATED ARMOR SYSTEM
• D3O® LEVEL 1 HIP AND KNEE

CARGO
• 2 ZIPPERED CARGO POCKETS

FIT/COMFORT/ADJUSTMENT
• QUICK ADJUST STRAPS ON UPPER CALF KEEP ARMOR IN PLACE
• UPGRADED POLYGIENE ANTI-ODOR LINER