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What's your jacket/pants choice for different seasons?

So to start off this thread a couple weeks ago I scored a brand new KLÍM Badlands Pro jacket off of eBay from a vendor that was getting rid of the previous generation models to clear out inventory. What I was most happy with was the $499 price (The current model is $999). Most of these are still priced between $625-675 brand new and they are getting harder to find in the common sizes (S,M,L,XL).

This thing feels like I could stop bullets as there is plenty of D3O armor everywhere needed and will probably help very well to keep me protected if I ever have to lay the Burg down.

But it also has the weight to match said bullet stopping capabilities. Not a light jacket by any means but again for what I was able to score it for I'm not complaining. I can fit a camelback bladder into it but the way that you do that is not conducive in anyway for getting it out of the jacket to refill it if you drink all of the liquid. So I might have to get one of the exterior waterpacks to go over the jacket for hydration.

I picked up a XXL size as I am 6'3" about 235.

It fits a little large on me which is actually not all that bad considering that when I plan on wearing this in colder weather I am going to probably use my Columbia breathable under layers to stay nice and toasty warm.

I already have a KLÍM Induction jacket for my around town or when it's warm, or boiling rides and the durability of that is what moved me to look into getting one of their more burly models for my longer distance and/or cooler weather rides.

On top of those two jackets I also have both a pair of the KLÍM Latitude and 251 denim pants.

The Latitude pants are for the colder and longer rides and allows me to zip directly into the zipper in the back of the Badlands jacket so it stays together when moving around on the bike.

The 251 Jeans have both Kevlar woven into the denim and also have hip and knee D3O armor to help in the event of a fall. I will usually wear these with the Induction jacket when I am riding to work and then I switch into a pair of shorts when I start.

Ok so that's what I am happy about but I am wondering what others out there have used for their jackets and pants setup for their various weather condition rides?

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Those prices seem ridiculous!
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motoport air mesh jacket and air mesh over pants. 90 deg to40 deg. heated vest under when cold.
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Kevlar jeans, cargo and over pants, 2 winter jackets & 1 Summer (with linings), 3 pairs of gloves & 1 liner, two helmets (black for winter and white for summer), one par of hiking boots, neck cowl, cooling vest and heat out shirt. Eh, it works.

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Kevlar cargo pants $100 in Australia
Summer mesh with removable liner and armour from same store $100
Winter jacket with removable liner and armour from England for $130, looks very similar to what you got
Fingerless padded palm leather gym gloves for summer $15
Near new Ixon pro alert winter gloves for $12
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Those prices seem ridiculous!
I was completely lucky in getting this as the auction popped up apparently about an hour before I had found it.

I was mainly worried because their XL size fits me pretty well but is a slight bit tight. So for me to move to the XXL size I was concerned that it would "float" on me. I had watched several different videos and figured out that I was actually between sizes for what my perfect fit would have been.

When I originally pulled it out of the box and put it on, my G-friend said...OMG it's got a huge tail!! That's the way it's supposed to lay especially for touring so it allows the water to drip down and away when I'm in the riding position.

But more as we looked at it and I did put acouple layers underneath, she said that I filled it in well.

Now I'm still trying to figure out what she meant by that???



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Kevlar jeans, cargo and over pants, 2 winter jackets & 1 Summer (with linings), 3 pairs of gloves & 1 liner, two helmets (black for winter and white for summer), one par of hiking boots, neck cowl, cooling vest and heat out shirt. Eh, it works.
And I thought I had too much stuff.



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I have had about 4 jackets (including these two) but I just kept coming back to the KLIM product line after I tried on the Induction mesh jacket.

I got the Latitude jacket and pants for the g-friend and she agrees that while we went a little overboard in our spending (about $800 for the pair) it's better than skimping and finding out what that part of skimping might be left on the road or ditch in skin and other parts of our bodies.

I still have the Tourmaster Hi-Viz Intake 3.0 jacket, and Shadow 2.0 mesh pants and loved them when they were my main gear. Nothing at all wrong with them and I was very happy to own them but I knew I would be using them as starter gear until I was able to save up and get something better.

I'm planning on selling them soon and will be putting them up on the marketplace.

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Here in NE Florida we only have 2-1/2 seasons. One, ("hot") happens twice:

nice (mid-November through mid-March);
hot (mid-March through mid-April, and again October through mid-November);
damned HOT (mid-April through September);

During "nice" I wear blue jeans, a tee-shirt, and a 30+ year old Hein Gericke leather jacket;

During "hot" I wear hiking shorts and a tee-shirt, and carry a 2003 Iron Horse Saloon Biketoberfest sweat shirt--just in case;

During "damned HOT" it's just hiking shorts and a tee...

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I forgot we do have what passes for Winter, 2 to 3 weeks in late January where the temperature sometimes goes down to 40° F and doesn't go over 60° F even during the day!

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I wear a Klim Tomahawk. Water proof, and can be vented for a wide range of temperatures. Spendy, but good stuff!
Bottoms, I just wear jeans but looking into some overpants for this summer to slip over shorts when it's hot out.
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