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Old 08-13-2019, 02:19 PM   #11 (permalink)
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I could never bring myself to spend "Klim" money on a jacket. How much of a step up is it from FXR or Castle?

Does Klim have a line of flotation gear? I hit water on top of ice last year at night while fishing and it occurred to me that riding on lakes I'm unfamiliar with at night is riskier in ways I hadn't anticipated. So, I'm on the hunt for a good jacket this year that floats. My ice bibs already float.
Some FXR gear has their F.A.S.T. Floatation insulation. I have one of their jackets but I've never tried it out, Thankfully

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Not a comment pertaining to the flotation system.

Got caught in some rain last year and my buddy wearing fxr coat was soaked, only one season old.

I was dry as a bone dry, get what you pay for.

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Not a comment pertaining to the flotation system.

Got caught in some rain last year and my buddy wearing fxr coat was soaked, only one season old.

I was dry as a bone dry, get what you pay for.

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I've never owned any FXR but have seen this same type thing.
I would like to support Motorfist but seems heavy and stiff to me.

All my hunting/ice fishing cloths are Gore Tex. Have to keep going down that road so Klim for me. If taken care of properly stays waterproof and warm for a long time which makes it the best bang for the buck
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So, I had alway had ski doo gear, bought motorist based on recommendations from others on this forum, and have to say it is is the best gear I have had. It is warm, waterproof and comfortable. I did buy my stuff on sale, but would gladly pay full price for the quality of motorist....


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So what model is good for trail riding? I am so confused as there are so many and looks like most of them are uninsulated??? Why would you buy a $600 uninsulated jacket for snowmobiling
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So what model is good for trail riding? I am so confused as there are so many and looks like most of them are uninsulated??? Why would you buy a $600 uninsulated jacket for snowmobiling
My jacket and bibs are uninsulated. Layering works much better (imo) than having a siut that's going to cook you when its warm out.

I've worn mine in -35C and like temps a lot, no problems. My area is all farm fields so a lot of high speed riding. E-Vent works very well.

I paid around 600 for my jacket and bibs, prior year models.

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Same here, I only buy uninsulated outwear.
Put on a base layer and mid layer appropriate for the day
I ride northern MN where trails are open, fast and temps can get down to -40F
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I ran Klim gear for 2 seasons,and was never disappointed.

Like many have said,you get what you pay for.

With that being said,I`m done sledding,and put up my Klim gear for sale last weekend.

1 coat and pair of pants was sold within 2 hours,the other coat sold the next day.
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So what model is good for trail riding? I am so confused as there are so many and looks like most of them are uninsulated??? Why would you buy a $600 uninsulated jacket for snowmobiling
I would NEVER buy an insulated jacket for snowmobiling again. They are terrible. A shell, a polartec 200 layer and a wool shirt and I am fine at -25F and still not wet at 20F. I just get wet and cold with the insulated crap.

That being said, Klim can bite me again. Nothing long or tall. Was really hoping the Polaris influence would at least have them make a jacket for us northerners that fits.
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