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Old 12-24-2010
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Im in the market for some new gear,I know Klim has good stuff, But what about Motofist or others. Any help would be welcomed on this subject. What do you wear,and how good is it...Thanks
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Klim on the hands and feet, Arctic Cat everywhere else. Old habits die hard.
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My Arctiva bibs are really warm, and my jacket is a Mossi - very warm as well. My hands sweat like crazy no matter what gloves I wear so I just get cheapies from wal-mart or Meijer. Although Fgsacts says that the Klim's keep you really nice and dry so I may pick up a pair of them.
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Klim on hands and feet. Mix matched stuff over the years for pants and jacket. AC gear has served me well. I wear a Tekvest so just a shell is needed so I was never overly concerned with the warmth of the jacket. I guess your question needs to be answered with more questions. Do you want to layer of do you want insulated gear? Do you ride trails or off trail? Do you plan on riding the mountains or in more populated areas? Do you, or do you plan on, wearing a Tekvest?
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I just picked up some Klim gear this year and just got back from a trip to Yellowstone. I stayed dry. I am wearing Klim boots, pants, and gloves, have an FXR jacket. I also wear a tekvest so I will be pulling the liner out of my coat and wearing a long sleeve shirt.
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We ride some trail, but spend most of our time in the steep and deep,Id rather layer what I wear,so its easier to change quick and keep riding
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We ride some trail, but spend most of our time in the steep and deep,Id rather layer what I wear,so its easier to change quick and keep riding
Definitely jealous of where you live. BC is on my bucket list.

I am buying new gear next year and thought long and hard about this. I currently have a nice set of FXR gear but am seeing some advantages to Klim. One thing with the FXR gear is that it always chunks up with ice around my lower legs.

Saying all of this I plan to buy Motorfist gear next year after I hear my friends review. Their new eVent technology is supposed to be great... but I want to hear first hand experience first.
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I've had Klim boots and bibs for a couple seasons, just picked up a Klim jacket. Very happy with them as compared to any I've ever had. They are pricey but imo very worth it. I'd actually like to try some Klim gloves. I rotate Polaris and Castle gloves, plus I wear mechanics gloves when it's nice out.
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I have all Polaris gear and like it a lot... Boots are great and warm... Coat is warm and versatile....
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Klim gloves are junk. Always soaked to the skin. Work gloves from L&M Supply are just as good. I like my Klim bibs because of the knee pads and because they are long so I don't get snow in my boots. I wear a Scott shell that is gore-tex. Made of the same stuff as Klim, but a third of the price. I like the look of the Motorfist softshell jacket, but I just looked at the rest of their stuff and it was really hard and crunchy. Maybe it'll break in after a few washings, but from what I've seen so far, I'll pass. If I want to wear an Ironman suit, I'll see if Robert Downey Jr. has an extra laying around, but I can't see what its' advantage would be when trying to be mobile on a sled.
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You guys are lame; RefrigiWear is where it's at!


And if it is REALLY cold, Northern Outfitters.


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I've got some new Arctiva race gear that I haven't even worn on the sled yet. I may be as tall as a little boy, but I don't have a little boy's ass, so it's getting sold at some point. So far, I have a Polaris racing shell, that hasn't disappointed me other than the fit (again, kids clothes don't fit over my ass like they did when I was 16). I layer up with off-brand fleece and thermal stuff. It has vents that open in the back, and I really like that. Pategonia sortof higher end gloves. Great for anything but sledding. Your hands will sweat, and then freeze. Polaris brand regular old snowpants - No complaints except that is no padding in the knees, and they occasionally find themselves around my knees when my sled and I suddenly part ways along the ditch.

I tried on a shitload of Klim gear at Haydays, and nothing that should've been my size seemed to fit even remotely well. I have the same problem with Castle gear too. The body fits, but the arms are too short.

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I wore the RefrigiWear suit when I worked in the freezer at our local Food Distributor. We didn't rock the 1-piece suit though, we wore bibs and a jacket.
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Rubi, you have had problems with Klim gloves? Which model? Klim Togwotees are the only gloves that I have ever owned that are waterproof. Picked up some of the new Motorfist gloves at a snow show and I learned last weekend that they are not waterproof.
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i have a full arctivia set, only thing i dont like are the comp gloves i bought, they are thing and not water proof at all, great for warmer days but shitty for cold snowy days.
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Rubi, you have had problems with Klim gloves? Which model? Klim Togwotees are the only gloves that I have ever owned that are waterproof. Picked up some of the new Motorfist gloves at a snow show and I learned last weekend that they are not waterproof.
Klim Powercross. They are a moderately thin glove, so when they get wet, it is right against your skin. Thicker gloves take awhile longer to soak to the skin. It doesn't bother me too much because I'll bring an extra dry pair to wear on the ride home. If it's cold, and I want to stay warm and dry, I'll skip the Klims and wear my Marmot gloves.
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I have a pair of Klim Inversion gloves that I wear on warmer days and they have always kept my hands warm and dry.
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I picked up a new set of Klim Klimates before my trip to west yellowstone last weekend. I only wore them one day when my light Doo gloves finally were too cold when they were wet. They never got wet.
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I gotta agree with Rubi ..... I probably own more Klim than any of you and their gloves are the only piece I find fault with. From their baselayer, midlayer and shell it's all great, boots are good but no show stopper for me.

Aside from gloves Klim for everything, Dakine Mustangs for the hands. Even when wet my hands have never been cold.
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Depends on how cold it'll be when riding.
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