KLIM TK1200 Karbon Modular Helmet

Hi there!

As Mrs. 2wheeladv, I am #blessed with the opportunity to travel the world two-up, and have also had the privilege to start testing out some gear of my own! What better time to do so than on the 2017 Arctic Circle or Bust Tour?

I traveled for a total of 2.5 weeks and spent 12ish days on the back of the Beemer. I took in the breathtaking sights, sounds, and smells of Alaska, The Yukon, British Columbia, Alberta, and Montana. It went from freezing cold rain to hotter than the Canadian wildfires, so I had a wide range of experiences.

 

Rock climbed to the top of a glacier and ticked off a few friends in the meantime? Check.

Rode the Denali Highway in all its dusty glory? Check.

Saw a deer saunter through our campground? Check.

(Deer said, “No pictures, please!”)

Tested out the new Klim TK1200? Double check.

Not gonna lie, it was a bit daunting to test out a new helmet on such a long journey, but it worked out swimmingly with zero regrets.

Pros: 

-Lightweight and did not get caught in the wind (thus, no sore neck). I did not experience wind turbulence as I have with other helmets.

-Great at temp control due to the easy to operate vent adjustments (kept cold air out and cool air flowing during hot days).

-Loved, loved, loved the transition lens (one less screen to have to finagle with and kept my fair skin protected from the sun, as well).

-Chin strap clasp was easy to hook and release in a jiffy, which was much more convenient for me when hopping on and off the bike to see the sights, as compared with the annoying traditional loop and lock strap on the Shoei and most other modular helmets which have cramped my style in the past.

-Quiet helmet when compared to my previous modular helmets.

-Reasonably priced at $599.99, especially considering all of the features that this helmet has to offer.

 

Cons (which were not really cons, but rather minor, personal preferences):

-Difficult for me to wear my cheap-o earplugs due to the snug fit around the ears/cheekbones when pulling the helmet over my head. It is unclear if the issue would have been improved had I brought along a pair of those fancy, schmancy custom ear plugs like the hubs wears.

-Fogging would have been a major, but fixable, issue in the cold rain if I had been driving (anti fog spray or pin lock would be needed, which I did not bring along on this trip).

Overall, it is a versatile helmet and is also good looking too. 😉

Till next time, ride safe!

With our new Colombian friend.


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2017 KLIM Kodiak Jacket & Pant

I’m back again to announce the all new KLIM Kodiak. I came across the new design back in October, 2016 at the AIMExpo in Orlando, FL, and have been patiently waiting to get my hands on the set. With a name like “Kodiak” it has a lot to live up to, so what better way to test out the suit than wear it on a 7,000 mile journey to Alaska to explore the amazing region firsthand? Stay tuned for a full ride review of the all new KLIM Kodiak upon my return home!

Below, I have included specifications from KLIM for the Kodiak:

 

KLIM’s Kodiak: The Touring Survival System

Engineered to bring a more refined fit to the KLIM lineup, the Kodiak collection enters the touring world in a sleek and tailored style built for abuse. Featuring fully armored KLIM Technology to battle the weather, abrasion and travel’s most troublesome obstacles, KLIM’s Kodiak is the high-mileage touring king.

Designed for riders looking for the ultimate in precision fit, Kodiak is built on a base of GORE-TEX® Pro Shell GUARANTEED TO KEEP YOU DRY® main body fabric. Integrated perforated leather overlays in high-abrasion zones add functional style while muted corporate branding finishes the rugged and durable look. Functionality is the core of any KLIM product and the Kodiak has more than most. Each piece comes equipped with genuine YKK® zippers, D3O® CE-rated level two armor, intelligent ventilation ports and functional cargo carrying pockets. Each piece also features Black 3M™ Scotchlite™ reflective material.

 

Kodiak is a name that should be taken seriously. As one of the most remote regions of the American frontier, it has a wild and unforgiving reputation. KLIM built the world’s most functional and aggressively tailored touring apparel to honor this region. After all, in Kodiak, there is no pretending or hiding behind claims. Out there, it’s simply perform or perish. And KLIM is riding on.

KODIAK JACKET

WEATHERPROOF/DURABILITY

•GORE-TEX® PRO SHELL

•GUARANTEED TO KEEP YOU DRY®

•PERFORATED LEATHER OVERLAYS ON SHOULDERS AND ELBOWS

• MUTED TONAL BRANDING

•YKK® ZIPPERS

ARMOR

•D3O®CE LEVEL 2 ELBOW ARMOR

•D3O®CE LEVEL 2 SHOULDER ARMOR

•D3O®CE LEVEL 2 BACK PAD

•SPACER MESH CHEST PADDING

CARGO

• 2 EXTERNAL CHEST POCKETS

• 2 EXTERNAL HAND POCKETS

• 2 INTERNAL ZIPPERED POCKETS

• 2 INTERNAL OPEN STASH POCKETS

• 1 EMERGENCY INFO CARD POCKET ON FOREARM

• 1 HIDDEN PASSPORT POCKET IN LINING

• 1 GPS TRACKER POCKET ON CHEST

• 1 WATER RESISTANT NAPOLEAN POCKET

VISIBILITY

• BLACK 3M™ SCOTCHLITE™ REFLECTIVE MATERIAL

VENTILATION

• 2 CHEST VENTS

• 2 SIDE VENTS

• 2 BACK VENTS

• 2 BICEP VENTS

• 2 FOREARM VENTS

• SNAP BACK COLLAR

FIT/STYLE/COMFORT

• ACTION BACK TAILORING

• REMOVABLE INTERNAL KIDNEY BELT

• ADJUSTABLE ARM STRAPS

• JACKET-TO-PANT CONNECTION

KODIAK PANT

EXTERIORFEATURES

• GORE-TEX® PRO SHELL

• GUARANTEED TO KEEP YOU DRY®

• PERFORATED LEATHER OVERLAYS

• YKK® ZIPPERS

• MUTED TONAL BRANDING

ARMOR

• D3O® CE LEVEL 2 HIP ARMOR

• D3O® CE LEVEL 2 KNEE ARMOR

• SLIDER SYSTEM TO HOLD D3O® IN PLACE

• PORON® XRD® TAILBONE ARMOR

CARGO

• 2 CARGO POCKETS

VISIBILITY 

• BLACK 3M™ SCOTCHLITE™ REFLECTIVE MATERIAL

VENTILATION

• 2 FRONT THIGH INTAKE VENTS

• 2 BACK THIGH EXHAUST VENTS

FIT/STYLE/COMFORT

• ELASTIC BACK WAISTBAND

• REMOVEABLE KLIM® SUSPENDERS INCLUDED

• JACKET-TO-PANT CONNECTION

About KLIM 

KLIM® Technical Riding Gear is a global leader in designing, developing, sourcing and distributing the most advanced powersports apparel for the snowmobile, motorcycle and off-road rider. Utilizing the world’s highest technologies in waterproof, breathable, durable and comfortable materials, like GORE-TEX® products, KLIM® offers gear for the most demanding riders. Driven by the continual feedback and input from dedicated test pilots and passionate customers, KLIM® strives to do one thing above all – improve the riding experience without compromise. For more information, visit www.KLIM.com.

 

*All images have been provided by KLIM.


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