By revthred on Saturday, May 10, 2008 - 11:04 pm: Edit Post
I've read some of your posts on Klim gear, and I'm curious what jackets you've tried from their product line? I've been wanting to purchase one of their jackets, but i'm not sure if the Klimate jacket will be sufficient (or should I spend the extra and go with the Valdez)? Thanks
By admin on Sunday, May 11, 2008 - 01:16 pm: Edit Post
I use the Valdez parka as my main snomobile jacket and wear the Everest Jacket (fleece) underneath it. I use the Togwotee bib. I also have the inversion jacket for ATVing or even spring riding.
By falcon20 on Sunday, May 11, 2008 - 06:39 pm: Edit Post
I also have the Valdez parka and Togwotee bib. For the mid layer Everest jacket and Everest pant. I spoke to the Klim people prior to ordering, very nice people, about where I mostly ride. Being mostly trail and Midwest I went with the prior stated clothing.
By revthred on Sunday, May 11, 2008 - 10:13 pm: Edit Post
Falcon, I'm 5-11 and about 175 (I kind of have long arms too). Do you think the large would work for me?
By falcon20 on Monday, May 12, 2008 - 10:19 am: Edit Post
It seems you're tall and slender, I'm 5-10 with 25 more lbs. Not over weight, but age,54, has given me a slight pooch, much to my dismay. I wear a large jacket of any variety, but the Klim jacket seemed snug in the waist area. Especially during zip up. There is an inner waist cord in the jacket that can be pulled tight but not opened up more than I would like. I gonna guess that you are more lean than I so a large Klim should do you well. You might call Klim and ask about exchanges during the ordering process. I have not done so as I had my gear for two months before I used it for a one week trip in the UP. (Living in Florida does not give me the chance to try stuff on at the dealers.)
By admin on Monday, May 12, 2008 - 10:24 am: Edit Post
I can add that the Klim gear does run on the small size. Plus you use the layering system with their gear, so you will want a little extra room underneath the outer layer as well.
By revthred on Monday, May 12, 2008 - 06:59 pm: Edit Post
Thanks a lot. You're information is helpful. Looks like i'll be on the search for a Black Large Valdez!
By mxzxrs on Wednesday, July 23, 2008 - 01:34 am: Edit Post
Did you use the klim f4 helmet last season? If so, what are your thoughts about it. Is it colder than a regular mx style helmet? Thanks.
By admin on Wednesday, July 23, 2008 - 11:09 am: Edit Post