Why does KLIM use GORE-TEX® for Waterproof/Breathable performance?
At KLIM, we build our gear out of the best materials available, every time, with no exceptions. We’ve explored every option of waterproof/breathable technologies for the snowmobile and motorcycle rider and found that only GORE-TEX® brings the complete package of durably waterproof, supremely breathable and incredible comfort to your ride.
Some technologies do some things well, others do other things well. But nothing does it all like GORE-TEX®. Our partnership with Gore is highly involved and if there were better technologies out there that could deliver similar results and services that Gore does, rest assured we would put our name on them.
We’re confident that if you want the best there is, KLIM and GORE-TEX® are the only way to go.
What is the difference between Two-Layer and Three-Layer Gore-Tex?
GORE-TEX® is a highly evolved technology in waterproof/breathable garment construction. It’s not a top-coating on the outside of a fabric and it’s not a magic system of weaves. KLIM’s GORE-TEX® construction is a customized combination of layers processed precisely into what we call laminates. Like a layered cake or sandwich, A KLIM garment featuring GORE-TEX® technology incorporates multiple layers.
A Two-Layer GORE-TEX® piece (like many of our Performance Shell jackets and parkas) features a laminate combo that is simply two-parts: an outer fabric and a GORE-TEX® membrane. The GORE-TEX® membrane is bonded to the outer fabric (outer shell of the garment) only. This provides high wearing comfort, flexibility and versatility/simplicity in the designs of clothing because the total laminate thickness is generally lighter. The GORE-TEX® membrane is easily seen in a Two-Layer piece as a white, slippery surface on the inside. These products usually incorporate a wicking inner liner (mesh) to help protect the GORE-TEX® membrane from wear and tear as well as enhance breathability.
In a Three-Layer GORE-TEX® piece (like all of KLIM’s pants and bibs and everything in the Pro Shell category like the Valdez Parka) the Gore membrane is bonded to both the outer fabric and an inner lining. This eliminates movement, friction and, as a result, excess wear and tear on all layers of the laminate. A Three-Layer piece also allows for advanced construction techniques like Comfort Mapping. The main benefits of a Three-Layer GORE-TEX® piece from KLIM are increased durability throughout, higher potential levels of breathability and a more robust build/feel.
What is KLIM’s warranty policy?
KLIM takes great pride in providing the most comprehensive Warranty in the industry. No other brand stands behind their products like KLIM. From our GORE-TEX® GUARANTEED TO KEEP YOU DRY® Promise to our Lifetime Warranty against defects in materials and workmanship, you can buy KLIM product with confidence.
It’s easy. Simply fill out the form here, KLIM WARRANTY. You can also read full KLIM Warranty policy for all product classes on this page.
As always, KLIM Customer Service is available via live Chat to answer questions directly.
How is a warranty claim evaluated?
At KLIM, every warranty claim is handled personally and professionally by our in-house staff. For over 12 years, KLIM has been building and standing behind the best riding gear in the world. Our warranty team is unmatched at delivering personal, professional service.
Every claim starts with an evaluation and cataloging process through Customer Service. Once a product has been arranged for return to KLIM Headquarters, our in-house warranty team steps into action. Every piece/issue is handled on a case-by-case basis with exceptional care taken in evaluating, testing and tracking solutions to each claim in line with KLIM’s Warranty Policy.
All aspects of our Warranty Process are handled with a strong focus on efficient communication to the customer. From laboratory testing to professional repair, KLIM strives to provide more value with every transaction.
Please see our Warranty Page for information and instructions on how to start a Warranty Process and more Warranty information.
How fast can I expect my warranty claim to be processed?
Every Warranty Case at KLIM is unique and our system is designed to give every customer’s issue focused attention. Average processing times range from 5-10 business days starting the day after the product arrives at KLIM HQ.
What are the differences between the D3O® and CE armor in the catalog?
KLIM incorporates integrated armor into many motorcycle jackets and pants. Also, some products (such as the Traverse) have armor pockets which are able to accept optional armor pieces. KLIM sells two kinds of optional/replacement armor: D3O® and what we call “CE”. The main differences between KLIM’s optional armor kits is in the technical way each absorbs impact, the impact ratings of certain pieces and how the armor interacts with the human body during normal, non-impact riding movements.
Impact Ratings: Both the D3O® and “CE” lines of armor available from KLIM have the same impact rating on the extremity or “limb” pads (elbows, knees and shoulder). There is only one level of rating for these areas. Only in the back pad does D3O® reach a higher rating. Here, the D3O® product reaches a Level II rating where the “CE” product is rated at a Level I.
Impact Performance: D3O® is an "intelligent armor". Its molecular structure is capable of reacting to impacts based on the speed or rate of movement (how fast it compresses is another way of thinking of it). When an impact occurs (high rate of speed/shear), D3O® absorbs the impact as the molecules lock together and spread out the force of the impact.
“CE” armor is a more basic padding structure. Its high-quality foam core provides good shock absorption in line with CE standards for limb and back pads. The foam works organically, absorbing impact through compression and dispersing across its foam structure.
Interaction: D3O® has an advantage over some other forms of armor in that it retains a softer, flexible state when not impacted. This makes D3O® very desirable for riders who don’t want to feel their pads until they need them, so to speak. The highly flexible properties are possible because regular riding movements are generally low in speed and when moved slowly, D3O® molecules flow freely.
KLIM’s “CE” pads are constantly the same density and have the same flexibility when impacted or when moving slowly. Most riders notice the presence of CE pads more than D3O®. Your personal preference will determine which padding is right for you.
Do you manufacture your products in the U.S.?
The shortest answer is no. KLIM does not manufacture final products in the U.S. However, the manufacturing story deserves more than a short answer. Truly understanding the scale of the topic is important.
KLIM manufactures parts of and whole products all over the world. As a technical apparel company with an intense appetite for the absolute best, KLIM sources raw materials and other ingredients from multiple countries (including here in the U.S.). Many of our materials require highly specialized manufacturing that is only done in a few places in the world. For instance, some of our GORE-TEX® laminates originate in different parts of Europe before being shipped to Asia for final finishing. Also, the thread that holds much of our gear together is sourced out of Texas.
In the pursuit of the absolute highest quality in our gear, KLIM products are only made in the best factories in the world. That is the single most important takeaway in any manufacturing discussion.
It’s important to note that just because a product is produced in China, Korea, Vietnam, Sweden, or anywhere else KLIM products are made, doesn’t mean it is cheaper in cost or lower in quality. While brands can and do travel to Asia to find factories that will build for the lowest cost possible, the gains in margins aren’t generally worth the reduction in quality. There is still a lot of truth in, “You get what you pay for.”
There is no easy way to show our customers the effort we take into selecting a factory. But we are very confident our products are produced in the highest quality factories in the world. KLIM’s decision to rely on overseas manufacturing is not based on pricing. It is based on quality first and sustainability thereafter. With all that said KLIM truly wishes we could produce our products here in the United States; however, in the short term, that’s simply not possible.
How do you properly maintain a zipper?
Zippers are like Chains ! They need maintenance too. Depending on the environment your riding in depends on how often you need to perform this very simple Task. The main zipper on your jacket get the most use therefore it needs the most love. Below is the simple task of keeping your jacket working like new. This works on all zippers!
What you need: A little cup of water, Soap or dish soap if available, Old tooth brush, Dry Silicone spray or pen, Klim has the Pen
Take your jacket with the zipper closed, open if its stuck, and dip the tooth brush into the water and gently work it along the zipper making sure to use plenty of water to flush out dirt and debris. If your jacket wont zip up do this to each side. At the bottom or the zipper head make sure to really let the water get in there to flush out the dirt. While the zipper is still wet start to work the zipper up and down to clean out any leftover debris. Do this about three or four times. You can let the zipper air dry or pat dry with a towel. Now it’s time to apply the dry lube. With spray its best to have the zipper closed or the jacket zipped up. Lightly coat the entire zipper with the dry Silicone spray. Work the zipper up and down three to four times. Pat dry any excess and your good to go. If using the pen you will go through the same steps but no need to dry off excess.
How do I take care of my KLIM gear?
Glad you asked! Check out our Care Instructions HERE
How do I choose the right size of clothing?
Here you can find more detailed information about the dimensions and size of the products.
If it later turns out that the product size is not correct, you can either return the product or replace it with another size.
Terms of payment
The following payment methods are available in the online store:
The product does not suit me, how can I return it?
If the product does not suit you, it is your right to return the unused and undamaged product in its original packaging. You can read more about returns here.
Is it possible to check the products or pick up the ordered goods in person?
By prior arrangement, you can visit us in the KLIM ADRIA "showroom" in Koper. The address is Hrvatini 31, 6280 Ankaran.