Last winter, Klim allowed me to try the Klimate jacket, Klimate bib pants, and Gauntlet gloves.
I’ve already given my first impressions of the outfit, and this time, after spending a large part of last season continuing my trial in all kinds of temperatures, I give you my review.
Whether at temperatures above 0 C or below 0 C, all three clothing pieces were put to the test in northern conditions and/or milder temperatures. This allows me to inform readers about my overall impressions so that they can then decide about buying the clothing based on what they are looking for in terms of features. Some details in this article will surely meet your expectations.
An important point is that this type of clothing is high-end. The suit costs about $1,100 and the gloves about $125 plus taxes. You might say it’s high-priced, but when you like a garment, its value is calculated in terms of cold weather efficiency and climate change behaviour that allows you to be comfortable at all times. This is priceless on our rides.
Products Used by Klim
Klim has used several products, but two materials stand out. They are high-quality and have already proven their worth. We’re talking here about GORE-TEX and Thinsulate Insulation. The materials combine very well: one product keeps your body dry, and the other prevents cold, water and other elements from penetrating the garment and rendering it ineffective. GORE-TEX is a tightly woven product made of fleece and is designed to wick moisture away from the body, allowing it to stay dry. Thinsulate Insulation is a synthetic insulation that helps keep you warm and dry by retaining body heat and allowing moisture to escape. It’s made with hydrophobic fibers that are water-resistant. These are the materials with which the Klim suit is designed to make it perform well with our northern temperatures and current climate change.
For the last part of this article, I will talk in general about the characteristics of the whole garment.
For the appearance, the black and red color with the Klim logo gives it the look of a high-quality garment that is sure to catch the eyes of connoisseurs.
I examined the interior quality, which shows a superior finish. The seams are well made. There is a small inside pocket, a fastener at the bottom of the coat to prevent air from infiltrating, and the length of the jacket covers the lower and upper body very well to prevent air from entering.
At the wrist, there is Velcro that prevents air infiltration. When you wear the jacket, the fabric is pleasant to the touch.
The zippers are designed to prevent water infiltration and are of good quality. Below the arms on each side, two air openings circulate air when the temperature is above 0 C.
The pants are of good design, and the bib covers the body well to allow snowmobilers to be protected from the cold. The zippers are waterproof to prevent any infiltration. I found it interesting that there are some removable knee pads. These add protection to snowmobilers against chassis impacts when riding on bumpy trails.
The inside of the pants is made of a soft fabric that is pleasant for those who wear the garment for long hours. At the bottom, there is an extension with a clip that ties to the boot preventing the cold and snow from seeping in.
To the touch, these gloves immediately give the impression of a superior design to resist cold, wind and rain. The interior is made of a soft fabric. I was comfortable with these gloves throughout the season. This made me enjoy my days by staying warm.
General Comments on the Three Pieces as a Whole
As for the suit, I was impressed with its comfort and especially its lightness. The design is high-end, and the price is accordingly set. The gloves are amazingly comfortable and light because of the products used for the design. These are the points that bring me to recommend this outfit without hesitation. For the next season, it would be a great Christmas gift for your holiday shopping.