Categories: Motorcycle News
February 21, 2019
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KLIM Releases the Hardanger One-Piece Touring Suit

The KLIM Hardanger suit gives motorcyclists a one-piece weatherproof touring garment that is sure to boast the bomb-proof reliability we’ve come to know from KLIM. 

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NEW KLIM ONE-PIECE TOURING SUIT: THE HARDANGER

For both extremes of the touring segment, the Iron Butt rider and the daily commuter, a solution now exists that offers comprehensive protection in a convenient package. With commutes and grand motorcycle journeys in mind, KLIM is proud to announce their latest chart-topping masterpiece, the Hardanger one-piece suit.

From mountaineering expeditions to drysuit diving, the merits of a full one-piece garment are proven. KLIM recognized the need for an ergonomic, fully waterproof, breathable, ventilated suit for the riders who want to be comfortable no matter if the weather is good or bad. 

Located in the Rocky Mountains, KLIM is presented with a harsh testing environment of unpredictable weather and rapidly changing conditions. The high deserts and mountainous terrain helped them develop a suit that could handle hot desert temperatures, surprise downpours and cold nights with ease.

Building the fully waterproof piece began with GORE-TEX, as is standard for KLIM. The particular GORE-TEX laminate construction in this piece does not have a hanging mesh liner, meaning less bulk and better mobility in the already ergonomic design. It’s perfectly reasonable to wear full regular clothes under the suit. 

Fitting a one-piece suit can be more challenging than a comparable jacket and pant, but ample adjustment straps ensure the Hardanger is comfortable in both sitting and standing positions. Further, the D3O molecular armor in all key impact areas is adjustable, letting you tailor the suit to fit. Comfort on extended touring rides is one of the most critical components, and KLIM went to great lengths to make sure the Hardanger fits the human body, not just a mannequin.

The ultimate touring ride doesn’t stop when the bike is parked, and neither should you. KLIM engineered the Hardanger with a metal D-ring to facilitate locking the entire suit to your bike, either with the helmet lock or with KLIM’s new Tek Pak touring backpack. This means when you stop to discover a new area, you simply step out of the suit and lock it to the bike. Then you’re free to explore without wearing your touring pants and threading a cable lock through your jacket sleeves.

At last, the one-piece touring experience is refined to the point where it may be more convenient than most other kinds of riding. So convenient that we may call it tourvenient, surely much to the chagrin of the KLIM marketing team. The Hardanger is engineered for ease of use and comprehensive comfort, and the convenience that comes as a byproduct is a calculated result. For those of us who are daily commuters or on grand motorcycle journeys, we now have a piece that lets us simply step in, and set out.


FULL SPECS

SHELL/CONSTRUCTION

  • GUARANTEED TO KEEP YOU DRY
  • THREE LAYER GORE-TEX PERFORMANCE SHELL TECHNOLOGY
  • TOP DOWN ZIP-IN ZIP-OUT FUNCTION
  • STREAMLINED INTERIOR (NO LINER)
  • 750D CORDURA® OVERLAYS ON KNEES, BOOT PANELS, SHOULDERS, ELBOWS
  • WATERPROOF PASS THROUGH PORT FOR HEATED CLOTHING WIRES
  • INTEGRATED HD METAL LOCKING CLIP ALLOWS LOCKING
  • INTEGRATES WITH KLIM TEK PAK LOCK
  • DARMSTADT TEST PASSED

INTEGRATED ARMOR SYSTEM

  • D3O® LP1 VENTED ARMOR
  • LP1 SHOULDER PADS
  • LP1 ELBOW PADS
  • LP1 HIP PADS
  • LP1 KNEE PADS
  • L1 D3O® BACK PAD (IN AN ADJUSTABLE POCKET)

VENTILATION

  • 2 CHEST/CORE VENTS
  • 2 FOREARM VENTS
  • 2 TRICEP VENTS
  • 2 BICEP VENTS
  • 2 VERTICAL REAR BACK VENTS
  • 2 THIGH VENTS
  • 2 REAR THIGH EXHAUSTS
  • COLLAR TAB BACK FEATURE

STORAGE

  • YKK® ZIPPERS THROUGHOUT
  • 2 EXTERNAL CHEST POCKETS 1 WITH KEY CLIP
  • 2 FRONT THIGH POCKETS
  • 2-IN-ONE LEFT FOREARM POCKET FOR CC AND STAT CARD
  • 1 INSIDE CHEST ZIPPERED POCKET
  • 1 INTERNAL HIDDEN POCKET BEHIND BACKPAD
  • 2 HAND POCKETS

FIT/COMFORT

  • DESIGNED WITH EXTREME MOBILITY AND COMFORT IN MIND
  • TOURING AND COMMUTING FOCUSED FIT
  • EASY ON AND OFF OVER STREET CLOTHES
  • HELMET-FRIENDLY COLLAR CUFF AND HEM
  • QUICK ADJUST STRAPS FOREARM, WAIST AND CALF

VISIBILITY

  • 3M™ SCOTCHLITE REFLECTIVE MATERIAL
  • BIO MOTION RECOGNITION 

TOP BENEFITS

  • VERY EASY TO TAKE ON AND OFF OVER STREET CLOTHES.
  • FULL BODY WEATHER PROTECTION WITH NO GAPS
  • NO HANGING LINER PERFORMANCE SHELL
  • ARMOR ADJUSTS EASILY

SIZES

SM-3X Short

SM-3X Reg

SM-3X Tall

COLORS

Black, Gray, Tan

AVAILABLE STARTING JANUARY 1, 2019 AT KLIM.COM

MSRP $1,299.99

About KLIM

KLIM Technical Riding Gear is a global leader in designing, developing, sourcing and distributing the most advanced powersports apparel for snowmobile, motorcycle and off-road riding. Utilizing the world’s most premium technologies in waterproof, breathable, durable and comfortable materials, KLIM offers gear for the most demanding riders. Driven by the continual feedback and input from dedicated test pilots and passionate customers, KLIM strives to do one thing above all – enhance the riding experience. For more information, visit www.KLIM.com.