For the 2017 year, Klim has refined their adventure motorcycling product line and introduced the Carlsbad Jacket as the streamlined and affordable option for riders that want all of the classic Klim functionality without all the bells and whistles that they don’t need.
For the Carlsbad that means you’re looking at a Gore-Tex shell that’s guaranteed waterproof for life, heavy Karbonite™ fabrics at the key impact and abrasion points, six vents that let the jacket stretch into the warmer months, and a full set of CE level 1 armor including back protection.
What you won’t get with the Carlsbad is a bulky, overly-complicated jacket. The outer layer has been cleaned up stylistically, so while you still get zippered venting, pockets, and fit adjustment; you’ll have more clean-looking, large panels of material instead of a complicated layout of minor features.
And that simple effectiveness makes the Carlsbad ideal for road riders that don’t need the off-road technicality of something like the Badlands. But it also works for off-road adventure riders that want a simple, yet entirely capable jacket that won’t break the bank.
Gore-Tex® performance shell. Guaranteed to keep you dry®
Karbonite™ Ripstop fabric in the shoulders and abrasion zones
D3O® CE level 1 elbow armor (2)
D3O® CE level 1 shoulder armor (2)
D3O® CE level 1 back pad (1)
2 front water-resistant pockets
2 front hand warmer pockets
2 chest pockets
2 internal pockets
1 emergency info card pocket
Black 3M™ Scotchlite™ reflective material
2 forearm vents
2 chest/abdomen vents
2 vertical back vents
Forearm quick-adjust straps
Collar hold back function
Bottom hem cinch
Jacket to pant connector
Glove-friendly zipper pulls
Compatible with upgrades (sold separately); Klim backpacks, kidney belts