Kyriazi Freres· Registered
First generation Badlands over here. Almost worn every day for the last 11-12 years. Some of this may be irrelevant.... Ymmv.
Gortex stopped being effective about 5 years ago. Velcro is shot in most places, replaced and repaired as needed, used snaps in some places. Water bladder pouch inside the jacket was a dumb idea, should've been on the outside like the Rally version. Elastic pull cords gave out, I replaced them too. Zipper pulls came off, repaired. Monkey paws I liked but the spandex material gave out after 2 years, now they just act like a some extra stuffing to seal the cuffs. Front top zipper stop wore out, just have to manually line up the zipper halves before zipping jacket up.
Klim replaced the D30 armour free of charge when they literally cracked in half. The fabric and build of the jack is tough as all hell. I've come of my bikes more times than I can remember and the jack hasn't blown a seam and I haven't yet worn through the material. Like the kidney belt setup, keeps the jacket stable.
Now having wrote all that... this jacket is wayyyyyyyyy overpriced. I probably won't buy another one unless I can get a seriously good deal on it but I have a better chance of riding my GS on the Moon so I'll see you there...
What I'm looking at now, as my jacket is getting worn out, is the MSR Xplorer. Price & value hit the mark... check it out, MSR Xplorer ADV Jacket | Riding Gear | Rocky Mountain ATV/MC
Also looking at the RST Adventure-X & BMW Enduroguard - another good value for the price.