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post #1 of 12 Old 09-26-2013, 06:18 PM Thread Starter
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I am looking at some KLIM OVERLAND riding pants and was wondering what everyone's experience is with KLIM in general???, are their products worth the money?? How's the customer service after the fact if something breaks or leaks whatever. I had a pair of AD.1 from Aerostich that appeared to be pretty good stuff but they had a short rise and bothered me,so I sold them, was looking at Dariens but the length would need to be custom for additional cost and the KLIM pants have mesh inside (stich does not)as well as venting. (stich does not) I do not want black pants because of the summer heat/sun, so that's another reason I am looking at these to products. Please any input good or bad would be helpful.

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post #2 of 12 Old 09-26-2013, 06:30 PM
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You can certainly find good gear at a lower price but if you have the jack you won't be dissapointed. This is high end stuff. But it is awfully well made.
Personally, I never found much diff between black gear and grey or silver or whatever when riding in the heat.

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Klim:
Expensive?? Yes
Quality?? Yes
Customer Service?? Outstanding. A great crew working out there in Idaho
You can certainly find good gear at a lower price but if you have the jack you won't be dissapointed. This is high end stuff. But it is awfully well made.
Personally, I never found much diff between black gear and grey or silver or whatever when riding in the heat.
I don't mind paying when I get what I pay for and it lasts and has customer service for repairs
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I was also thinking about Klim gear. I was wondering if their Mojave gear is as cool as Moose Sahara gear for the Florida summers. I did get to try some on at KTM World near Atlanta a few years ago and I think they run a little big.
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I can't wrap my head around the price as I tend to hit the ground a lot. My friend with more gear than god, swears by Klim. Venting and the best waterproofing he has ever had.
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Has your friend ever tried the Klim Mojave gear and the Moose Sahara gear for comparison ?
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I can't wrap my head around the price as I tend to hit the ground a lot. My friend with more gear than god, swears by Klim. Venting and the best waterproofing he has ever had.
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Has your friend ever tried the Klim Mojave gear and the Moose Sahara gear for comparison ?
Mohave pants are very nice, it's mostly mesh and work fine in the 60's for me, only have joe rocket alter ego pant to compare to, different uses.


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I purchased a pair of the Mojave pant a few months ago. The fit a little big, but they are adjustable. I might go down a size next time. The venting is ok, no better than the Joe Rockect pants I was using. The belts in the back are useful for attaching the straps from my JR mesh jacket, otherwise there isn't much to secure them to a jacket. Also the padding is thin, but I also purchased Klim knee pads and a back pad and the material seems first rate on those. The knee pads hang low, they are not adjustable, and I have to tuck them into my boots to keep them in place.

So they have some issues, but the material is superior to my JR pants so I wear them all the time now. I also like the orange color. It almost matches the JR reflective vest, which runs a little big, but is nice. They are now the minimum requirement in mesh gear for me, but they do not fit as well as JR gear.
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I wear Klim gear exclusively and absolutely love it. I have two jackets, the Traverse and also the hi-viz Latitude. I also have 4 different pairs of their pants that I wear depending on the conditions I am riding in. Their gear is durable, totally weatherproof, comfortable and worth every single penny. My whole household (wife and two sons) all wear Klim. We all have D3O armor in the gear too which is the best armor. My two sons and I have all been in accidents wearing the gear and it has protected us perfectly. In my accident I flew off my VStrom at 65 mph and all I did after the accident was wash my gear and it was good as new. I did break my left wrist and my right hand. But no other damage.

Pay the price for the gear as you will love it. My riding buddy just bought the Overland jacket and pants and we went for a ride in the rain to test it out. Not a drop penetrated his gear. He is now a convert!
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