Me too for the hydration pack. A very important piece of safety equipment.Flipflop wrote: ↑Fri Jun 26, 2020 8:53 amKlim gear is excellent in hot weather.
With all the vents open the trousers are like shorts, very comfortable to walk around in.
When we did a tour of the states, including Death Valley, those wearing Klim were vocally more comfortable - that said my wife’s BMW jacket, with C-Change was excellent too.
My 4/5 year old Klim jacket started leaking, I sent it to the Netherlands where the Gortex was tested and failed. I was sent a brand new, latest model jacket.
The zip on my trousers broke, after 9 years of almost daily use (it’s still in excellent condition) I’ve sent it back to be mended - I await the outcome.
I agree about base layers - bamboo pants and wick away undershirt, screwfix sell a decent wick away polo shirt for about £8.
And hydration - we bought 3 litre Kriega hydro packs for the states and wished we bought them years ago - what a difference to hot weather riding......no any weather riding - little sips of water as you go along keep you refreshed and alert, you’ll also need less stops so progress is improved.
I have also found the Klim Badlands stuff good in all weathers. Cheap it ain’t, but 5 years warranty.