A friend encouraged me to get the Overland Jacket by Klim and I’m glad I did. 2-Layer Gore-Tex ensures protection from wind and rain and this jacket has so far been comfortable from 45 to 85 degrees Fahrenheit.
Normally I’m between a small and medium in most jackets and the medium Overland fits me perfectly. I can layer when it’s cold and it’s not too baggy when I only have a t-shirt underneath.
Scotchlite is added in all the right places to help alert motorists that you’re on the street with them. That’s a good thing because the gray color doesn’t do much to help you stand out in the crowd.
This jacket is nothing but durable all over. I’ve laid and dug in the dirt to get my bike out of places I shouldn’t have had it in. It’s been through rain storms and creek crossings and has been splattered with mud. It was so bad once that I had my daughters hose me off as soon as I got home a few weeks ago. All that and this jacket still looks new in this video.
D3O™ armor is used in the back, shoulders and elbows to provide serious protection while still being comfortable.
No doubt this jacket will last the test of time and see many adventures along the way. Starting at $430 it strikes a nice balance between performance and affordability.
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