By Ryan Adams
Klim makes some of the most technical gear on the market. From the companies Klim partners with, to the level of thought, research, and testing that goes into new products, it’s always exciting to hear what the brand has coming down the pipeline. Recently, I had the opportunity to take a trip with the folks from the Klim HQ in Rigby, ID, to the Gore facility in Maryland (think Gore-Tex). We had the opportunity to tour the Gore labs – an eye-opening and mind-blowing experience – and later got to check out some of Klim’s 2020 product line, which includes some new stuff that I think will be a hit for the company. In addition to new gear of its own, Klim has teamed up with In&Motion, a company that makes motorcycle airbag vests, to bring the Klim Ai-1 airbag vest to America’s motorcycling contingent.
As the gap between dual-sport and adventure riding continues to narrow, Klim’s 2020 product line follows the trend by providing new jackets and pants for riders looking to do serious off-roading on their big ADV bikes. Starting with my personal favorite, let’s take a look at the Klim 2020 product collection.
The new Baja S4 jacket, pant, and glove are built to provide massive cooling airflow with road-ready protection features – all while offering the mobility and low bulk needed for off-road riding with adventure bikes.
Ventilation is a key component for the Baja S4. Knowing that more layers mean more resistance to airflow, KLIM developers built the Baja S4 with the majority of body panels comprised of Schoeller-Dynatec nylon mesh and a moisture-wicking liner. Even the pockets are positioned in a way to impede airflow as little as possible.