When Badlands Pro was released to the Adventure-fueled riding population over five years ago, it started a global motorcycle travel movement. Quickly, KLIM’s Badlands Pro collection became the most trusted global travel companion in all of motorcycling. And travel the world it did.

Badlands Pro now reigns as the undisputed riding gear of choice for the toughest rides in the harshest conditions. It is truly dependable, truly worthy of world travel and adventure from tarmac to dirt. Today, KLIM launches an all-new Badlands Pro. And it wants you to conquer the globe with revolutionary intent.

Engineered with proprietary ride-enhancing tech, the new Badlands Pro redefines world-class riding gear. It is more user friendly, more comfortable, easier to live in for months at a time and provides higher levels of strength and safety than ever imagined.

The new Badlands Pro will inspire you to ride longer days to more epic destinations. It wants you to conquer every riding goal you’ve ever imagined. Badlands Pro wants you to ride the ride of your dreams.

From the inside out, KLIM has engineered the core of Badlands Pro DNA for the next epic trip. These newest pieces incorporate breakthroughs in; armor impact, armor coverage, and armor comfort performance, ventilation, storage, all-weather functionality, abrasion resistance, durability, and visibility.

Here’s how the all-new Badlands Pro is revolutionizing adventure riding, again. 

Initial Contact

KLIM was one of the first to use D3O®’s flexible armor technology in motorsports apparel. Since the initial use of off-the-shelf D3O® armor pieces, KLIM has worked in partnership with D3O® to refine its product offerings to meet the specific needs of motorcycle riders. From a wider temperature range of use to higher levels of CE impact certification, KLIM is constantly searching for the next armor system solutions. And over the last two years, they put their money where their armor was.

Conducting their own study on all currently available raw armor materials, KLIM’s product engineering team concluded via independent laboratory testing that nothing has more performance potential than D3O® across the widest range of conditions. These are conditions KLIM riders experience outside the lab. From cold to hot and wet to dry, the properties of the D3O® raw material are scientifically superb. But that wasn’t good enough.

Once D3O® proved itself as the material of choice, KLIM went to work perfecting it. From molecular to structural, what KLIM® and D3O® have now created is nothing short of revolutionary.

Introducing KLIM D3O® AERO PRO - The most advanced armor pieces in the world.

KLIM D3O® AERO PRO offers the most coverage and highest performance of any armor technology available in the world—passing CE Level 2 testing criteria across the gamut of temperature and moisture conditions. And it does this while ventilating 5X as much as the next best performing D3O® with 44% more coverage.  

KLIM D3O® AERO PRO is the most ergonomically correct, highest performing, most well ventilated and widest covering Adventure Riding-specific impact armor on the planet. It was designed by KLIM for one purpose—to serve the needs of world-class adventures.

Abrasion Invasion

Movement is an important and inherent part of the motorcycle experience and KLIM’s engineered exterior shell specifications intended to enhance that experience are just that—engineered specifications. They are not off-the-shelf, lookalike sheet goods sourced from discount centers in dark corners of the world. These are purpose-built hardware components assembled into the smartest clothing system ever created.

KLIM invests heavily into developing this tech. And for the Badlands Pro, one of the largest investments has been with Superfabric® extreme abrasion panels placed on the highest abrasion zones. These custom-engineered, variable density fabric hybrids provide an elixir of free movement and ironclad resistance. This is the tip-of-the-spear for off-the bike environmental contact and Superfabric® is placed in strategic locations to shed unwanted abrasion with absolute resilience. 

Next, KLIM’s exclusive KARBONITE™ Ripstop panels back up Superfabric® in key impact and wear areas to provide high-mobility, yet extremely tough active fit patterning for an unmatched combination of comfort and durability.

To enhance movement and on-the-bike comfort in the face of the most durable exterior shell, KLIM engineers worked hard to incorporate user-friendly flexibility and intuitive ergonomic access to things like pockets and ventilation zippers. The high-spec fabric combinations, combined with articulated patterning bring a major upgrade to the comfort of the new Badlands Pro.

Driving Force


This promise is backed by the proven performance of KLIM’s use of motorsports-exclusive GORE-TEX® 3-Layer Pro Shell technology. Only KLIM bonds the world’s most breathable and durable waterproof apparel technology directly to the outside of the most durable shell materials ever created.

You will not find this level of GORE-TEX® weather proofing technology combined with a higher degree of external material engineering in the world.

KLIM’s GORE-TEX® integration ensures a dry, breathable and comfortable ride regardless of exterior conditions or how hard you work. All this comes without fumbling with inferior and uninspired inner and outer liner nonsense.

Badlands Pro inspires you to keep riding through it, whatever it is, and allows you to wake up ready to do it all again for the rest of your life.

Ventus Maximus

External weather conditions are only half of the comfort story on a ride. After all, when Adventure Riders encounter technical terrain, they heat up regardless of what the thermometer says. That’s why KLIM developed the most intelligent ventilation and comfort system for the all-new Badlands Pro.

Starting with the dynamic D3O® AERO PRO armor’s open structure, airflow can now move completely through the best armor in the industry, cooling protected limbs in high exertion riding by expelling heat at newfound speeds—we’re talking about a five time increase in ventilation potential in the highest-rated armor available.

Further, KLIM ingeniously engineered KLIMATEK COOL base layer fabric into the armor pockets of the Badlands Pro. This innovative cooling fabric utilizes chemical-free moisture transfer and cool evaporation technology that does not wear out over time. The result is a fabric with hyper-wicking properties and cooling your skin will feel next to jacket and pant armor.

To combat foul odors and sweaty residue buildup, KLIM now incorporates Polygiene technology to the entire interior finish fabrics of the new Badlands Pro. This permanently bound fabric tech applies naturally occurring bacteria eliminating properties to fabrics, to eliminate the month-long riding stench before it starts. 

Conquer Travel

Living in your gear day in and day out gives you a very intimate experience of all its attributes and nuances.  Traversing the globe – deserts, mountain ranges, and foreign cities bring unique challenges both on and off the bike.  The new Badlands Pro is designed to inspire you to conquer travel.  Take that mountain pass that you’d otherwise forgo; explore deep into foreign lands with confidence knowing your personal property is secure from opportunists. We’ve incorporated more hidden stash pockets, designed the day to day function to work intuitively with the rider, and incorporated anti-odor properties that will help you blend in while your adventures stand out.

The new Badlands Pro is focused on pushing you to ride further, explore more, and experience your adventure to the fullest extent.  At KLIM, we know your choice to suit up and ride is a commitment. And, the ability to get away from it all is a privilege you’ve worked hard for. We take the responsibility of building apparel you can trust very seriously. Because when you suit up in KLIM, you need to know you’re wearing the absolute best.

Badlands Pro will be available in Spring 18 with 5 new jacket colorways and 3 new pant colorways. Pants will also come in expanded size ranges: Regular 30-44, Tall 32-40 Short 34-44.


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For more information on KLIM and KLIM Europe, please go to www.klim.com or email us at info@sevengmbh.com 

KLIM technical partners:   GORE-TEX   /   WIND STOPPER   /   3M Thinsulate   /   3M Scotchlite   /   YKK   /   CORDURA Fabric   /   „Pittards“ Leather   /   D3O Impact Protection  /  DEFLEXION  /  DRYGUY  /  KEVLAR  /  COOLMAX