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The Klim Carlsbad Motorcycle Jacket is going to cover your dual sport or adventure rider whether it’s in hot, cold, or wet conditions. It is a solid 3-season jacket (as long as you don’t ask too much in terms of ventilation) that is built to handle large sways in temperature.
Not only does it come with a whole range of great features in terms of adjustability and Gore-Tex material for waterproofing, but it even comes with CE Level 2 armor included. So, for off road riding, the Carlsbad has been specifically designed to handle impact and high wear
The Klim Carlsbad Jacket has also been vastly improved recently to offer improved venting and comfort to better handle the rigors of adventure riding. It is lighter than the Klim Badlands jacket, which will make it more comfortable and flexible for off road riding.
So, with a recommended retail price of about 700 Euros, or 760 USD, the Carlsbad will also be competing with the Revit Poseidon 2 Gore-Tex, Revit Defender Pro Gore-Tex, and the Dainese D-Explorer 2 Gore-Tex.
For material, the Klim Carlsbad GTX Jacket is made mainly of FPL400 fabric, which is the same as the Klim Badlands Pro jacket. This outer shell is built using a Gore-Tex performance shell, so it is built to keep you dry no matter what. The Carlsbad has also been further reinforced with 630D Cordura yarn panels in the shoulders and elbows to add even more abrasion resistance.
In the sides of the arms and on the back, the jacket also includes 3M scotchlite reflective panels that blend into the rest of the colors on the jacket. The jacket itself is prEN 17092 certified to Class AA, which means the jacket will do a good job keeping you safe in the various situations that may arise during adventure rides.
In the shoulders, elbows, and back, the Carlsbad features D3O protectors certified to CE Level 2. So, these protectors will offer the maximum level of impact protection. And thanks to the properties that D3O armor has, these protectors will be flexible when in normal use but will harden in an impact. The jacket is also prepared for the Klim kidney belt.
The jacket fastens with an adjustable collar and a large zipper down the front. The liner itself is made of moisture wicking polygene anti-odor material so the jacket will stay reasonably fresh over time. For adjustability, there is a pull tab in the back of the collar, two forearm straps, Velcro cuffs, and an adjustable bottom hem. And, for added safety and comfort, there is also have a jacket to pants zipper system.
For ventilation, the Klim Carlsbad Adventure Jacket is highly mobile and highly vented. It includes a forearm zip with zippers on either end, two chest vents that are also zippered, and there are two vents in the back that are also zippered. Finally, the collar features tabs on either side so you can pull the collar tab back for extra airflow to the neck.
In a section all on its own, the jacket’s pockets need to be mentioned. In the forearm there is a small ID card pocket and two water resistant outer cargo pockets along the bottom that also combine with hand warmer pockets. In the chest, there is a waterproof zippered pocket, a water-resistant chest pocket, and yet another utility pocket in the chest.
For the inside, there are two internal pockets on either side, a left chest pocket with a port for headphones, and then two more pockets on the inside on the right. Lastly, there’s a concealed document pocket behind the back pad.
If you’re in the market for a mid-priced jacket and pants combination that has a focus on safety, then the Carlsbad should definitely be on your list. While it does come with fewer frills, than some other jackets, it covers the basics. It’s got CE Level 2 protectors, has Gore-Tex waterproofing, and has gone the extra mile to make sure the pockets are also waterproofed.