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If there is one disadvantage to being a taller and bigger rider is that many manufacturers don’t seem to think that anyone has a waist bigger than 40 inches, hips that are larger than 44 inches, or an inseam longer than 30 inches or shorter than 34 inches. Seeing as my hips are at about …

My Riding Gear History Like many including myself when I first began riding, I had no issues spending money on a jacket. Back in the day how it ‘looked’ seemed more important to me than how much protection it offered. Textile riding gear was not a big thing and the only company who ‘seemed’ into …

My Marrakesh Introduction Ugh, jackets. I have searched long and hard for a 12 step program for jackets. Bags too. The problem with both is they are legal to purchase, carry and wear be it in public or in the privacy of my own home. One of the only reasons I’m happy with my age-failing …

With the exceptionally hot temperatures that ravaged the Pacific Northwest of the USA and pretty much all of Western Canada during the month of July 2021, having hot-weather-appropriate riding gear turned from being a nice thing to an absolute necessity. While I do have my Icon Super-Duty II gloves, they seem to perform much better …

For me, motorcycle gloves are almost as important as my helmet. In 2001, I was looking at a pair of Held gloves at Helimot’s shop since Helimot sponsored our team. When I asked him the price and he said “Mark they are $450.00.” GULP WTF did he say!? When he saw my expression he simply …

Being relatively new to motorcycling, the idea of special base layers was a bit foreign to me. As a fan of Powersports, I knew that MotoGP and World SBK riders had their base layers to go under their one-piece leathers, and being familiar with the Dakar rally, I knew that multiple layers for riders was …

The title of this article has been changed to better suit Klim and In&Motion’s airbag payment methods. Despite the diversity of the moto industry, the one thing that unities the industry is a unified concern for road safety. Klim, a motorcycle gear and apparel company, struck gold when they partnered with In&Motion – a company …

Big Markdowns on the Best Klim Gear Klim is one of those brands that I always try not to buy full price. The company makes expensive gear, but dang is most of it some really nice stuff. That’s why when I saw the Revzilla deal on Klim closeouts I got a little giddy. There are …

Frameless Goggles For Any Occasion Goggles see a few different uses in the motorcycle world; cafe riders use them with their open-face helmets, ADV riders use them with their aggressive offroad-touring helmets, and dirtbike riders use them to keep quarter-sized chunks of dirt from smacking them in the eyes. At the end of the day, …

The Induction Duo KLIM is making an impact into the new year early with two new jackets ready for your riding comfort; the previously successful KLIM Induction has seen a major update and the Induction Pro model comes as a brand new jacket for the 2021 riding season. The original KLIM Induction jacket has been …

The Holy Grail of Adventure Riding Boots? I’ve tried and failed to adequately answer one tough question we’ve received in emails to the wBW editor. “Can you recommend riding boots that are comfortable to walk in but also provide a solid level of protection?” I haven’t yet found any I would say satisfactorily meet that …

The Touring Gear You Want Klim’s Kodiak Jacket and Pants were already a pretty good combination, but the company has updated them for 2021. The company did so with the idea of making their most premium touring suit even more comfortable and versatile for motorcycle travelers.  The full details for the jacket and pants have …

Introduction Since early 2018, I’ve made an airbag vest part of my riding gear. I decided to invest in an airbag vest after I spent 2017 using a race collar from EVS as a way to help prevent/reduce neck injury in the event of a crash. I’m willing to admit, as I get older, I …

‘Anywhere Boots’ for Your ‘Anywhere Motorcycle’ Have you ever wore ski boots and had to walk into the lodge after a long morning to skiing to get lunch? Clunking around, minimal ankle movement etc; that’s what it feels like when wearing dirt biking boots. Adventure riders are going to need adventure answers for their adventure …

A Three Helmet Showdown Is About To Go Down Search the internet today using the words “Best (insert topic here)” and you’ll get plenty of opinionated claims popping up from a myriad of sources touting their impartiality and honesty. But who can you really trust? It’s getting harder and harder to know whether the source …

Updating The Dirt Gear Klim recently added new colors to all of its off-road gear lines. This means you have a new set of colorways for the Dakar, Mojave, and XC Lite gear lines. The Idaho-based company teased some of the new colors prior to the official release, but the company didn’t make it clear …

Redemption? Or More Pain? Last year I reviewed the Klim K1R Raw Karbon helmet and although I liked many things about it, the fatal flaw was how loud it was to wear on the highway. Brutally loud, in fact. After touring the Klim HQ in Rigby, Idaho last September while I was down there enjoying …

Get Up to 46 Percent Off I try my best to keep an eye on the gear deals that go out, and this week, the brand Klim has some fantastic offerings at Revzilla. This means you can get up to 46 percent off some of the best motorcycle gear out there. Klim makes great stuff, …

Premium Gear, Not a Premium Price Klim makes some killer gear and if you’re an adventure rider you already know this. The company is equipping the folks out there taking the truly killer rides, but the gear comes at a price. Klim gear is expensive, so it’s important to keep an eye out for the …

President’s Day Sale and More There are some seriously good deals going on at Revzilla right now. The company has some excellent deals for President’s Day, but this time of year is just a good time to shop for motorcycle gear in general. Why? There are tons of deals as retailers try to offload products …

Challis, Idaho…  Have you heard of it? Maybe it’s just me who hasn’t, I’m not sure.  What I know now is that I can’t wait to go back to visit in 2020 so I can enjoy virtually unlimited, prototypical adventure motorcycle riding trails in the area. At the same time, I’ll participate in another Cow …

One of the Best Brands Out There for Less Klim is one of those brands that makes seriously good gear. You generally get what you pay for with motorcycle gear, and Klim’s stuff is no different. That means it’s usually pretty pricey. Well, if you had your eyes set on some Klim gear but couldn’t …

Up to 56 Percent Off The holiday shopping season is officially here. My wife has been out getting all sorts of things for the people in our lives. One thing she has yet to do is buy motorcycle gear for me and the other bikers we’ll be getting gear for. Now might be a good …

*Note: The Klim K1R Karbon helmet seems Round Oval shaped but the Klim rep I spoke with informed me it was designed Intermediate Oval. It fits my head perfectly so I’d say it has a strong round bias if it’s IO shaped. That means it won’t be any fun for people with narrow or long …

Klim In For Summer And It’s The Most Functional Lightweight Mesh Jacket We Have Ever Reviewed. The Klim Induction jacket was introduced in 2014 and has been recently updated. The design and execution of this latest version may just make it the most functional lightweight mesh jacket that we have ever reviewed. Its high-visibility colouration …

Protection? Comfort? Ventilation? Check. While not perfect, the Klim Induction gloves offer a winning combination of protective features, comfort and feel and hot weather ventilation. This combination does come at a price, but still provides good value for the money spent. Compromises. Most hot weather or “Summer” motorcycle riding gear will be a study in …

Klim Badlands Pro Pants The new Klim Badlands Pro pants are the perfect match for the Badlands Pro jacket (review) — naturally! But the pants are also a good match with many other jackets. They feature the same rugged exterior and Gore-Tex Pro Shell guaranteed waterproof construction used in the Badlands Pro jacket. The Badlands pro pants …

The Klim Badlands Pro Jacket The new Klim Badlands Pro jacket and pants outfit is the very definition of “extreme duty” adventure touring gear — no doubt about it. The jacket and the pants provide a go-anywhere, highly protective “suit of armor” feel. It is also surprisingly comfortable in the hottest of summer weather. There …

Klim Adventure Rally Jacket and More Have you noticed something about my 2011 Dealer Expo coverage so far? There are a lot of cool accessories to show you, but…where’s the clothing? Glad you asked! It’s not because I’m ignoring the topic; it’s just that there isn’t as much clothing on display as there was in …