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Old 02-12-2019, 12:32 PM   #1
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Any bay area store has Klim Hardanger for sizing?

Been looking at the Klim Hardanger suit and wondering if any bay area store has them available for sizing purposes. I know Union Garage NYC has as per their website. The reviews so far seem to be positive. Just looking for a potential astich alternative. I know I am not the only here :-p

Spoke to revzilla and they said the suit is expected to ship in March (was January earlier).

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"Just purchased the gray, large Klim Hardanger today at the DC motorcycle show. 20% off, no tax. I’m 5’11”, 183#, 32” inseam, and the large fit me well. Very easy to get in and out of with boots on due to high quality zippers on the legs. Gore Tex to keep you dry. Tons of thoughtful venting. One feature I liked the most is the ability to unzip the front halfway down an secure the collar flaps laterally to allow airflow to the chest and neck. You can wash and dry it on high heat to reactivate the waterproof chemical treatment 20 times before you have to reapply the chemical. It is guaranteed to keep you dry. There’s a 5 year program which will replace the suit if you fall and damage the fabric. The armor is perforated to be lighter and avoid hot spots, but it is only level 1. There is shoulder, back, elbow, hip and knee armor—all easily adjustable by Velcro. There are lots of synches on the sleeves to hold the armor in place. What sold me the most was it’s quality. Top notch materials, heavy duty zippers, Gore Tex, and Klim’s reputation to stand behind their product. I’ll put in a full review once the weather warms up a bit and I can ride with it."
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Old 02-12-2019, 01:36 PM   #2
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The way you ask makes it sound like you want to try on locally so you can order it online.

You could likely order one at Cycle Gear. I wonder if Scuderia will carry them?

If it works for me, I like the idea of replacing my Roadcrafter with a modern EN17092 AA rated suit.
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Old 02-12-2019, 01:55 PM   #3
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The 3 Bay area Klim dealers that I am aware of are Scuderia, MX1West in Cotati and Adventure Designs in Dublin.
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Old 02-12-2019, 01:55 PM   #4
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The way you ask makes it sound like you want to try on locally so you can order it online.

You could likely order one at Cycle Gear. I wonder if Scuderia will carry them?

If it works for me, I like the idea of replacing my Roadcrafter with a modern EN17092 AA rated suit.
Naah. I am done ordering gear online. Too much hassle getting the size right and back and forth with shipping. Prefer in person CG purchase. Asked the question to get size right the first time than wait for exchanges.
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Old 02-12-2019, 02:02 PM   #5
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The 3 Bay area Klim dealers that I am aware of are Scuderia, MX1West in Cotati and Adventure Designs in Dublin.
Thank you very much. Will give them a call.
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Old 02-12-2019, 02:33 PM   #6
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I think SJBMW carries Klim... worth a call.
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So, semi-related.

Reading the first link, he said this:
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The Roadcrafter was also, for me, a godsend when I used to fly for business a lot. Bikes park for free at most airports. I’d take the Aerostich off in the multi-storey car park, and walk into departures. When I arrived back, I’d simply and swiftly zip on the suit, and head home.
And that brings up my question, as I've seen the whole "zip and go" concept floated around before on these suits.

Will a suit like this fit in a saddlebag? With the armor? What about a back protector?

Or do you think this guy shoved the suit in to a gym bag, and took it on the plane with him. Others have suggested chaining the suit to the bike while you're gone.

But I'm just curious if one of these suits (or a Roadcrafter) can fit in a saddlebag.
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So, semi-related.

Will a suit like this fit in a saddlebag? With the armor? What about a back protector?.
My current Roadcrafter Classic (with ALL the armor) fits nicely in the top case along with the gloves.
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Old 02-12-2019, 05:23 PM   #9
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Naah. I am done ordering gear online. Too much hassle getting the size right and back and forth with shipping. Prefer in person CG purchase. Asked the question to get size right the first time than wait for exchanges.
Good on you.

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So, semi-related.

Reading the first link, he said this:

And that brings up my question, as I've seen the whole "zip and go" concept floated around before on these suits.

Will a suit like this fit in a saddlebag? With the armor? What about a back protector?

Or do you think this guy shoved the suit in to a gym bag, and took it on the plane with him. Others have suggested chaining the suit to the bike while you're gone.

But I'm just curious if one of these suits (or a Roadcrafter) can fit in a saddlebag.
My roadcrafter classic fits in the factory bags on my r100gs or the 27 liter aluminum Tusk cases on my R60/2.

Doubt it would fit in most soft saddlebags,
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Let me get this straight.

Klim wants $1300 for a Goretex shell. No removable space-blanket stuff inside to keep you warm when it's 40F out, yet removable to be workable when it's 90F out? They of course call this a "streamlined interior," but what it really means is you're getting a very well engineered and amazing Goretex shell -- that holds D30 -- and that's it. Nothing else, literally, nothing else. For $1300?

A one-piece all-weather type of suit like this should both be able to allow you to wear your clothes underneath it, but it shouldn't require those clothes to be cold-weather GEAR to keep you warm. That's ridiculous, why not jsut buy a set of Frog Togs and put them over your jeans and tshirt. YOu'd get the same result.

Dumb. Dumb. Dumb. You don't get to say the thing is commuter and/or adventure ready when I'd have to bring all of my own equipment to wear UNDER it to stay warm, or not for that matter.

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Old 02-13-2019, 05:45 AM   #13
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Let me get this straight.

Klim wants $1300 for a Goretex shell. No removable space-blanket stuff inside to keep you warm when it's 40F out, yet removable to be workable when it's 90F out? They of course call this a "streamlined interior," but what it really means is you're getting a very well engineered and amazing Goretex shell -- that holds D30 -- and that's it. Nothing else, literally, nothing else. For $1300?

A one-piece all-weather type of suit like this should both be able to allow you to wear your clothes underneath it, but it shouldn't require those clothes to be cold-weather GEAR to keep you warm. That's ridiculous, why not jsut buy a set of Frog Togs and put them over your jeans and tshirt. YOu'd get the same result.

Dumb. Dumb. Dumb. You don't get to say the thing is commuter and/or adventure ready when I'd have to bring all of my own equipment to wear UNDER it to stay warm, or not for that matter.
Asrostich has been in business for 30+ years on this model, seems to work fine for them. I'm glad to see a direct R3/Roadcrafter competitor coming out.
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I own Klim Badlands and an Aerostich Roadcrafter and neither have liners. Both are top of the line gear. That's how I want them. I can layer up according to weather. I hate dealing with button/zipper in liners.
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I own Klim Badlands and an Aerostich Roadcrafter and neither have liners. Both are top of the line gear. That's how I want them. I can layer up according to weather. I hate dealing with button/zipper in liners.
and I just wear heated gear underneath if it's supe cold.

I found one of those vacuum bags with the one way valves work really well. I fold my stick so it fits in the bag then squeeze out all the air. I wind up with a compact brick that fits in my side case on the NC.
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