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The level of quality and how well riding gear functions is based upon what goes into that riding gear. Each KLIM product is built with the most technical components available ensuring the highest level of quality and the most functionality.
GORE-TEX® fabrics are created by laminating GORE-TEX® membrane
to high-performance textiles, then sealing them with an innovative
solution for guaranteed waterproof protection.
GORE-TEX® Pro Shell is the optimum solution for those who need
to face extreme weather and tough conditions. Made with the most
rugged, most breathable, durably waterproof and windproof
No matter what level of activity, this is the "do-all" membrane
- you'll never need to change your garment with GORE-TEX®
WINDSTOPPER® fabrics offer soft, lightweight weather protection
in one versatile and durable garment. Owing to their total
windproofness and maximum breathability, these garments will keep
you comfortable longer across a wide range of weather conditions
Perfect where weight and space are critical. GORE-TEX® PACLITE®
Shell combines extreme breathability and durable wind and
waterproofness with minimum weight and pack volume.
THREE LAYER GORE-TEX® PRO
|TWO LAYER GORE-TEX®
Change the sport, not your garment. Designed to provide breathable comfort and durably waterproof and windproof protection, 2-Layer GORE-TEX® Performance Shells are ideal for a wide range of outdoor activities. A specific GORE-TEX® membrane is bonded to the outer material and protected on the inside by a
• Provides breathable comfort and durably waterproof and windproof protection
• A specific GORE-TEX® membrane is bonded to the outer material and protected on the inside by a separate lining
• Designed for a wide range of outdoor activities
￼Thinsulate™ fibers are much thinner than the polyester fibers normally used in clothing insulation, allowing them to create a dense, tangled mat that reflects radiant heat and traps air while allowing moisture to escape. For a given thickness of material, Thinsulate™ Insulation provides up to 1.5 times the insulation of duck down, while being much less water-absorbent and much more resistant to crushing.
Thinsulate™ Insulation works in two ways: first, by trapping air. Second, by reflecting back the body's radiant heat. The micro fibers of Thinsulate™ Insulation are up to one fifth the diameter of fibers in other synthetic insulations. Because more fibers can be packed into the same space they can trap more air and reflect back more of the body's radiant heat. The result is warmth without bulk.
Individual fibers in Thinsulate™ Insulation absorb less than 1% of their weight in water, helping to retain insulating ability even under damp conditions.
Excellent insulating efficiency does not diminish breathability. Thinsulate™ Insulation allows moisture the body creates to exit. With excellent moisture vapor transmission - Thinsulate™ insulation is highly breathable and dries quickly to keep wearers comfortable. Combined with GORE-TEX® membrane, the resulting product is completely waterproof, breathable and retains body heat for maximum comfort in colder weather.
COMFORT & QUALITY
Quality insulation must provide uniform warmth. That's why there are construction guidelines for manufacturers incorporating Thinsulate™ Insulation into their footwear, accessories and apparel.
Thinsulate™ Insulation is used by leading manufacturers for many reasons. One of the key advantages is that 3M works closely with manufacturers to help ensure that the most suitable type and weight of Thinsulate™ Insulation is used. This "best use" philosophy puts value and reliability behind the Thinsulate™ Insulation hang tag. Your customers can count on these products for durability and warmth.
THINSULATE™ INSULATION AND GORE-TEX® FABRIC
These are two entirely different products. Thinsulate™ Insulation is designed to help keep you warm. GORE-TEX® Fabric is waterproof and breathable and is designed to help keep you dry. In many garments, they are used together.
DIFFERENT WEIGHTS OF THINSULATE™ INSULATION
Different applications will require different warmth levels; the insulation must increase in thickness and weight. For example, a fall jacket may use a 40-gram weight, but an Arctic parka would probably have a 200-gram weight.
|Used in the liners of parkas, bibs and pants tricot helps in the transportation of moisture away from the body helping the rider to stay dry. It is also used in different thickness to create an element of warmth.|
Also used in the liners of parkas, bibs and pants taffeta is a slick material that aids in comfort and ease of movement.
Used in areas where abrasion and heat are a concern Kevlar helps to combat these two elements.
|Has dual sided finishes, a berber finish on the inside creates a superior warmth barrier while the outside velour finish creates a clean look. Arctic Fleece offers superior warmth to weight ratio, excellent water vapor transmission, and is also breathable.|
THERMAL GUARD FABRIC
|Offers a superior warmth to weight ratio, excellent water vapor transmission and breatheability. The velour side is engineered to create thousands of air pockets that trap air, thus creating an excellent insulation zone. The polyester velour backing will keep the wearer warm and the outer nylon face provides excellent abrasion resistance.|
|Coolmax is a performance enhancing fabric that has channeled fibers that optimize the movement of moisture produced by the body away leaving the rider dry and comfortable|
|Extraordinary high tech leather, Clarino (TM) breathes naturally, feels soft, is extremely durable and offers superior grip.|
|More effective at transporting moisture than traditional wicking fabrics, Qwik Dry fabric improves performance and comfort by transporting unwanted moisture away from the rider's body.|
Used as the face fabric of our outerwear, nylons used in different thickness depending on where and why they will be used. The trick is to use a nylon that is thick enough to withstand abuse, but thin enough to give the desired mobility.
All nylons used can be categorized in 4 different groups:
Ballistic NylonGenerally found in between 500 and 1000 denier ballistic nylon is the ultimate when it comes to with standing extreme abuse.
High Tenacity NylonThis nylon is a 330 denier nylon which has great abrasion resistance along with maximum flexibility and can be found in high wear areas.
Standard NylonBuilt as a 200 denier nylon it gives ample protection against abuse and is extreme flexible.
Lite NylonRip stop is our choice when a lighter nylon is required. Rip stop nylon give maximum mobility yet is extremely durable and resists ripping.
Wearing layers is often the best way to achieve the right heat balance. Layering traps a protective mass of warm air around you - a great way to ward off the cold. It also makes it easy to adjust your clothing to your level of activity. If you get too warm, just open your jacket or pit zips or take off a layer of clothing. It's that simple. KLIM's Layering System is composed of three main categories:
Designed to go next to your skin. This layer is built with moisture wicking materials that wick moisture away from the skin keeping the rider dry. Staying dry creates comfort which allows you to ride longer and harder with less fatigue.
This layer is designed to control heat. Like the base layer, the mid layer is made from synthetic materials [polyester fleece] which will not hold onto moisture like cotton, and will transport moisture away from the body. Put this layer on if you start cooling down or take it off if you start to warm up. This layer is designed so that it can be easily put on or taken off depending on the level of activity and the outside conditions.
This layer is comprised of waterproof breathable materials (GORE-TEX®) which are designed to allow moisture to exit the clothing while not letting moisture from the outside come in. Both waterproofness and breathability are essential to the layering system.
INSULATED OUTER LAYER
To accommodate aggressive riders who are increasingly riding in harsher conditions and at higher speeds, our insulated outer layers add built-in insulation to augment the mid layer thermal retention properties. Thinsulate™ Insulation is used to give maximum insulative capabilities while minimizing bulk.
By implementing the latest in superior technology in moisture management, technical patterning, high performing fabrics and ergonomic ventilation we are able to offer a system of riding clothing that provides the ultimate in comfort, fit, mobility and protection.
Ventilation is an essential feature that should be found on any aggressive rider's clothing. Ventilation aids in controlling the comfort level while riding or at rest. Ventilation is strategically placed in the clothing to optimize the use of airflow to transport heat and moisture away, increasing comfort and decreasing muscle fatigue allowing you to ride longer, harder and more.
We use two general types of ventilation systems. The first is called controlled ventilation. Zippers are strategically placed to control when and how much air flow is used. The other form of ventilation is called full ventilation which utilizes open mesh to allow air to flow in constantly keeping the rider cool.
High Impact Ventilation
High Impact ventilation is the ultimate in ventilation. In the parkas we use 3 different zippered vents which allows cold air in and forces hot air and moisture out through the back. In the bibs and pants you will find full length side zippers that can be unzipped allowing maximum venting.
Max Flow Ventilation
Max Flow ventilation utilizes two underarm zippered vents used to circulate out unwanted heat.
Correct patterning is essential in making sure riding clothing allows you to move the way you need to move. With correct patterning you will find that your clothing will work with you, not against you, reducing muscle fatigue and increasing overall comfort.
WHAT IS COMFORT MAPPING?
HOW WE INCREASE YOUR LEVEL OF COMFORT
In traditional clothing, the garment liner is a uniform piece of fabric that treats the varied thermal requirements of different parts of the body the same. At KLIM, our Comfort Mapping Technology allows us to create a garment liner that meets the specific needs of each region of the body. Since we understand these differing needs, we carefully integrate varying degrees and types of insulating materials into strategic areas of the clothing. This helps effectively manage the body's thermal requirements by allowing better breathability in those areas that need to breathe, and better thermal protection in those areas that need￼ to be protected. This ensures you will experience the most comfortable temperature level in any condition without sacrificing mobility.
ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY
The body is very sophisticated when it comes to controlling and regulating its thermal requirements. Different regions of the body play different roles in this regulation. Some parts are designed to allow heat to escape while others insulate and protect vital organs from excessive cold. The goal of Comfort Mapping is to understand these requirements and design clothing that enhances the body's natural processes.
HIGH THERMAL RETENTION
These areas are exposed to wind-chill and thermal transfer. To counteract these effects, thermal retention in these areas is greatest.
MEDIUM THERMAL RETENTION
For zones that do not require maximum heat retention and to minimize bulk, a medium weight liner is used to allow some heat retention and maximize breathability.
LOW THERMAL RETENTION
To promote maximum breathability and comfort, some areas have minimal thermal retention allowing moisture and unwanted heat to escape.
THREE LAYER TECHNOLOGY
Three Layer Construction plays a vital role in applying comfort mapping to the clothing. A three-layer fabric is made up of three different pieces of material that each have a specific purpose. These three layers are laminated together to form on integrated piece. The outer fabric or face fabric is usually a durable piece of nylon that protects the riding gear. The middle layer is a GORE-TEX® membrane that is durably waterproof and breathable. The inner layer or backer is where a user really benefits from Comfort Mapping. A thicker inner layer is used in areas where the body needs more insulation. Likewise, a thinner material is used in areas that tend to build up a lot of heat. With this exclusive KLIM technology, we are able to control the thermal properties of the garment and create the world's most comfortable, technical and durable piece of gear.
Exclusive to Klim is a revolutionary technology that uses the latest in patterning, and construction to create superior performing product. Known as Fast Forward Technology, it does two things. First, it creates a rider specific fit and second, it increases ease of mobility allowing the rider to ride harder and longer with less fatigue.
Specifically relating FF technology to our clothing means understanding what it takes to design clothing for a fast forward sport like snowmobiling. Parkas and pullovers receive aggressive articulation in the sleeves and elbows which decreases bulk and gives an increased amount of mobility. Action back patterning allows the armholes to be brought slightly forward allowing for a more rider specific cut. Pleats to the shoulders create extended range of movement making sure that the rider's movement is not restricted.
With FF Technology bibs and pants are outfitted with over exaggerated articulation in the knees and legs allowing non-restrictive movement whether sitting or standing. A gusseted crotch along with a rider specific cut in the seat of the bibs and pants maximum range of movement with no binding or bunching up.
Patterned and constructed with all the necessary features to meet today's aggressive rider. Close attention has been paid to sleeves, elbows, legs and knee to insure maximum mobility and comfort.
The liners of our outerwear are designed to maximize moisture transmission to keep you dry and comfortable. Our liners also serve to help with the riders thermal requirements, keeping the rider at the right temperature
High Activity Liner
Is designed with the most aggressive rider in mind. This liner will help transmit unwanted moisture produced by your body away keeping you dry and comfortable while allowing built up heat from hard riding to escape.
Its first priority is to effectively manage the rider's thermal requirements keeping the rider at a comfortable temperature when conditions are persistently colder or activity level is not as aggressive. It is also efficient at moisture management.
There are two types of people: Those who needlessly endure discomfort and those who learn how to control the external and internal forces at play so that discomfort never becomes an issue.
You can't control the environment but you can control its effect upon you by creating a comfortable micro-climate for your body. This means dressing for your intended activity and surroundings. Many aggressive riders are faced with life-threatening conditions. This is why the clothing you wear needs to be capable of protecting you from rapidly changing conditions.
Looking good is nice. Looking and feeling good is even better. Your outerwear, footwear, and gloves are not just fashion statements - they're functional equipment that allows you to stay active outdoors longer and in comfort. In extreme conditions, your equipment has to control heat transfer without fail because your comfort isn't the only thing at stake. So is your safety.
No two bodies are alike. Individuals with greater muscle mass find it easier to stay warm than those with less bulk, which explains why women tend to get colder more quickly than men. Even your physical condition, activity level, and personal perception can affect your level of comfort.
PHYSICAL CONDITION - Physically fit individuals experience less heat strain and are less likely to perceive discomfort from the same amount of activity than individuals whose bodies are not so well conditioned.
ACTIVITY LEVEL - Feeling cold? Get moving. Your body will start to produce heat. Produce too much, however, and your body's cooling mechanism will kick in - by sweating. Unfortunately, sweat quickly leads to discomfort because water is a very good conductor of heat. To stay dry - and warm - clothing has to protect you from both external and internal sources of moisture.
PERCEPTION - Put two people in identical garments under identical but extreme conditions. Their individual perception of comfort may be as much as 10 degrees apart. So while your riding buddy might put on a balaclava when the mercury hits 15 degrees Fahrenheit, you might feel OK until the temperature reaches 5 degrees.
|You can't see it, but a very thin layer of
protective air surrounds you wherever you go. Say hello to your
very own micro-climate. We are most comfortable with a
micro-climate of around 90 degrees F and a relative humidity of
less than 30 percent. Even the slightest change to these levels
will result in discomfort. But what's good for your hands isn't
always good for your shoulders - or your feet, for that matter. In
cold weather, our arms and legs can be up to 45 degrees colder than
the rest of our body - without any discomfort.
In cold conditions you can lose more heat through your unprotected head alone than your entire body can produce. Even a warm coat can fail to keep you comfortable if your head is uncovered and cold.
Your torso is like one big country. It can be cold and wet in one spot but warm and dry in another. Did you know that your shoulder and lower-back regions are particularly sensitive to excessive cooling and require extra protection from the cold? If you want to stay comfortable, your clothing should take these "zones" into account.
Hands have it rough. They perspire a lot, they're exposed to all sorts of extreme conditions, and they have to endure reduced blood circulation in cold weather. No wonder they are so prone to freezing. How your hands feel, the rest of you will feel, so keeping them warm and dry is critical.
They make up about 30% of our entire body. That's too much surface to ignore when you're trying be comfortable. And yet we do. We put on a pair of pants in the morning and make do with them all day long. If you're going to wear the same pants all day, they need to be able to handle different environments.
So abused. So neglected. And so sweaty. Your feet perspire roughly one-quarter of a cup of moisture a day per foot while at rest and up to one full cup during activity and/or in hot weather. So where does all this moisture vapor go? If your footwear isn't breathable, it will stay right inside. Hello soggy socks.
|You may not be able to control the weather, but
you can control the climate closest to your body. How? By wearing
outerwear and footwear that can manage moisture, control heat
transfer, and protect from the weather.
Dry = warm. It's that simple. When perspiration stays on your skin, it eventually gets cold - and so will you. Breathable outerwear and footwear keep you dry from the inside out by allowing this moisture to evaporate out away from your body.
Being comfortable is a matter of balance: The amount of heat your body produces has to match the amount it loses. Wearing the right layers and choosing the appropriate levels of insulation for your chosen activity are key to maintaining comfortable body temperatures.
Outdoor gear must create a protective barrier between you and whatever forces of nature have been unleashed upon you. The best defense? A clothing system made up of specific layers that work together to ensure the optimal combination of breathability and waterproofness so that you will stay dry and warm.