Michael M. from Georgia

March 18, 2021
First of all I can't say enough good stuff about Motorcyclegear.com They are an excellent choice for online orders (probably even better in person). Ordered the Klim 2018 jacket in light grey. The jacket is a looker, well built, with great armor included. I had some Olympia mesh pants in silver and the tandem even makes even ME almost handsome (especially with the helmet and mirror shield on!). The mesh is the most solid and protective I have seen and you can literally see light through the large holes of the weave. I suspect you will get as much air as you can stand. Put a thin cooling vest underneath and I should be chilled on a summer days ride. Stitching is down right elegant. The interior shell feels good against a light t-shirt. Zippered pockets aren't roomy but big enough for most items you would carry in a jacket. As for sizing, I am 5'11" with an athletic build 44" chest 34" waist. Fit is SPOT on. A few more push ups and I'm outtaluck. Sleeves are cut long for riding position. Forearm adjustments keep armor in place but I couldn't adjust them with one hand. Only a few gripes with the jacket. Even if Klim made an Induction mesh pant, it's not zipping to this jacket. No zipper. The jacket is stiff and sleeves aren't exactly comfortable out of the box. I'm hoping the fabric will loosen with wear. There also aren't any waist adjustments or belt loop straps to help keep the jacket from riding up in case of a "get off". I believe the waist issue was addressed in the newer version. All taken into account, this is one of the best full out mesh jackets available. The newer model has likely addressed some of the grips noted above, BUT up until 2021 I don't think anything offered as much protection and airflow as this one and now it's on clearance.
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