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post #1 of 10 Old 06-22-2012, 07:16 PM Thread Starter
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KLIM anyone?

i know its not really fair posting this on the KLR forum, being frugal as we tend to be, but ...
I dropped the cash thinking i would make a 15 year investment in waterproof gear. I ride in the rain and cold a lot, and in the long run i thought it would be worth it.
well my first rain storm and an hours ride - i'm wet and poor.
Anybody else riding in KLIM and are you staying dry?

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post #2 of 10 Old 06-22-2012, 10:15 PM
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I use the KLIM dakar pants and while they are not advertised for being water resistant even I find them to work very well until you get crotch depth. Over all I've yet to find any gear that is really water proof if you ride in the rain long enough.

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post #3 of 10 Old 06-22-2012, 10:33 PM
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You may need to sell a kidney to pay for it, but I've heard that Aerostich makes great gear for moist environments. I think Paper has some Aerostich.

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You may need to sell a kidney to pay for it, but I've heard that Aerostich makes great gear for moist environments. I think Paper has some Aerostich.
Yeah, but then people confuse you for a BMW rider.

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Yeah, but then people confuse you for a BMW rider.
Ouch! Rather be confused than wet!

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post #6 of 10 Old 06-23-2012, 12:09 AM
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agreed..

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I use the KLIM dakar pants and while they are not advertised for being water resistant even I find them to work very well until you get crotch depth. Over all I've yet to find any gear that is really water proof if you ride in the rain long enough.
hey same here: ride dakar most all the time...

think most klim's gear is ,,some what water proof.... but not where there are hole= as in crotch,knee,and back for leg area.....

so doc3toes--- just go get nice rain paint at hikeing store,,(i like the full leg zippers, if can find them)..eazy to put under klims, an if rain pants have zippers/vents ,,you can use them ,about any time..

on cooler days/when not riding in heat of day.....i ware both, klims-dakar with rain paints zipped,,but when get warmer just ,,unzip an go.. an vice verses..

at least ,,other wise just keep on hand if need....great for rain/cold...
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post #7 of 10 Old 06-23-2012, 08:28 AM
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I have worn the Firstgear Kathmandu jacket and pants in some hellacious downpours and never had a leak. I recently bought a RevIt Pacific H2O rain suit to wear over my Firstgear MeshTex jacket and pants but can't comment on how the suit works yet as we haven't had a drop of rain in a while.

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post #8 of 10 Old 07-12-2012, 12:31 AM Thread Starter
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well good news. just heard from my dealer. they sent the jacket out for Klim to test it. They found that it leaked. (they have trademarked "guaranteed to keep you dry") so they have shipped out a new one. hope this one is better. got 3 weeks in iceland coming up ...i hear it rains there, lol.

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post #9 of 10 Old 07-12-2012, 02:37 AM
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i rode with my joe rocket army riding jacket and the army's new rip stop adjustable rain coat over for 320 miles in some nasty storms from Anchorage thru Denali to Northpole and only the seam from gloves to wrist got wet ..

Cost free ... being able to afford a cold beer afterwards ...priceless ..
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post #10 of 10 Old 07-12-2012, 11:32 AM
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I had KLIM snowmobile boots and they left me with cold wet feet. They will never see another dime from me ever
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