Klim Kodiak Gore-Tex Textile Jacket - Black
Waterproof Gore-Tex jacket with level 2 D3O armour, perforated leather overlays and multiple ventsDetails
This product has been discontinued and is no longer available for sale.
Verified Customer Reviews for Klim Kodiak Gore-Tex Textile Jacket
14 April 2020 by Anonymous
After agonising about which laminate jacket to go for I'm really glad I settled on the kodiak. What sets it apart from other jackets in this price range is the ventilation which is superb. I haven't found the jacket too crunchy and it is breaking in nicely, build is top class. I am 6'6" and 110kg and a wear a 17" 37" dress shirt and a 2xl fits me perfectly. Nice long sleeves short at the front and long at the back as it should be.
Expensive, but worth it
18 February 2020 by Richard W
I was getting fed up with roasting on our annual Italy trip, with all the vents on this jacket I'm looking forward to this summers trip , looks great quality and should last years
19 January 2020 by Mark C
Great top of the range jacket. Wanted to try this on before buying as it's a considered purchase so SBS had a great selection in stock so went the 100 miles to try and buy. Highly recommended store
Top quality product
23 July 2019 by Brad
Quality jacket that will make you wish you'd spent the money earlier.
I brought this before a trip to Scotland and was comfy and dry throughout.
I chose this instead of a Rukka jacket mainly because of the venting and feel. The Kodiac has a lot more direct venting which you'll soon realise you need in the milder or warmer weather with a laminated jacket. Although expensive, from the quality you can tell it will last, so thinking of £'s/year it works out not to bad.
Best all-round jacket
15 May 2019 by Bob A
The quality and attention to detail in this jacket are second to none. Seems heavy when you pick it up but once you're wearing it it's the complete opposite. Sizing is a potential issue - I take a medium in other Klim jackets and bought a medium in this which is just about right. Loose enough to get a fleece underneath in cold weather but not so loose it seems baggy. Expensive but worth it.
Jackets don't come much better
20 June 2018 by David A
I bought this jacket on the recommendation of the tour company Nagellan Motorcycle Tours, with whom I had booked a Balkans Tour. This tour was in excess of 3300 miles and was expected to be very warm especially around Dubrovnik and the Dalmatian Coast and it was..........temperatures in the low to mid 30's but as long as you were moving this jacket was excellent with two vents on each arm, two chest vents, two side vents and two back vents. I could not believe how good they worked. On top of that when we had a couple of heavy rain storms to ride through it's completely waterproof. The only thing you have to remember is that it doesn't come with a thermal lining so if your tour takes you onto Alpine Passes you might need to have a fleece underneath. Top quality 20 out of 10
Rukka to Klim
11 May 2018 by Duncan
Having had Rukka gear for over 12 years I wanted to try something different. While Rukka is great for cold riding it wasn't the best for everything else! The Kodiak on the hand is! I wanted more venting and the Kodiak has that in bucket loads. I like the fit and the armour in the jacket is probably the best on the market, The fit and look of the jacket is great but like every jacket out there it has its niggles. The cuffs are to narrow to get gloves under easily and the collar fit is a bit funny. Klim sizing is weird and but thanks to Sportsbikeshop and their free returns I was able to try a few sizes before I got the best fit. The jacket is a good fit, not great, and the trousers could be a bit longer for when you are sitting on the bike but over all very happy with the purchase. Off to Europe in June for a 2,500 blast in the Alps so that should test the gear well.
Another cracking touring jacket from Klim
06 October 2017 by Felix B
Having ridden over 40,000 miles in my previous Klim jacket (Badlands pro) I knew that when the time came for a change I would be sticking with the brand. Running tours all around Europe in varying temperatures across the season means I need kit that is actually waterproof but also allows a decent amount of venting when we travel through warmer climes.
Having a Goretex pro shell means that higher end jackets are the way to go, not only are they actually waterproof hour after hour but they also don't absorb the water so that when you get in at the end of the day a quick shake is all you need and you're good to go the following morning. A jacket with a Goretex liner is all well and good but the outer layers absorb the water and while you still stay (mostly) dry you end the day with sopping wet kit that still needs drying. Not the case with these Klim jackets. The Rukka gear is equally effective and just as popular on the road on the continent but for me they are a little too hot. Klim has the perfect combination of proper waterproofing and venting I need and having had a Badlands Pro for a season I was ready to try the Klim Kodiak.
I've just returned from a 3000 mile trip around Spain and can't fault it! The jacket is a cut differently to the Badlands (which fits a little square) but offers everything else you would expect, great venting all round (perfect in 30+ degree heat) with easy to access zippers for adjusting on the fly, loads of pockets, a waist belt, armour in all the usual places as well as the chest (a nice touch) and multiple options to adjust the fit around the waist, arms and neck.
Whereas the Badlands was designed for offroading and dual sport adventure riding i.e.: protection from hard impacts on rocks etc this new one has obviously been geared more toward road riding, it has the same level of protection the Badlands affords but with extra reinforced leather sections on the shoulders and elbows in case of a slide, for me this is the perfect compromise (it look pretty sharp in all black too!).
My only criticism if I had to pick one would be that its a heavy piece of kit and the neck is a little low letting in quite a bit of wind on cooler days. All the Klim gear is heavy though and its something you get used to and as far as the low neck is concerned just pop on a snood if its chilly and you're good to go.
Overall I'd highly recommend this jacket or indeed any of the Kilm ones as long as you go for the full Goretex pro shells, expensive but I'd say fantastic value for money if you're serious about staying comfortable in all heats and dry all day.
Questions and Answers
Product Specification Manufacturer
Klim Kodiak Gore-Tex Textile Jacket - Black
- Gore-Tex pro shell construction
- Guaranteed to keep you dry
- Perforated leather shoulder and elbow overlays
- Tonal muted branding
- YKK zips used throughout
- D3O CE level 2 shoulder, elbow and back armour
- Spacer mesh chest protection
- Two external chest and hand warmer pockets
- Two internal zip and open stash pockets
- Internal hidden passport pocket in lining
- Information card pocket in the arm
- Water resistant napoleon pocket
- Black 3M Scotchlite reflective material
- Two chest, side, back, bicep and forearm vents
- Snap back collar feature
- Removable internal kidney belt
- Adjustable arm cinches
- Connection zip for attaching to Klim jeans
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Questions and Answers
Hi Can you advise the arm length of both the M & L Klim Kodiak Textile Jacket please.?December 6, 2017
The medium has an inside arm measurement of 20 inches, and the large has a measurement of 21 inches.