About Klim

KLIM Technical Riding Gear

KLIM Technical Riding Gear is the global leader in designing, developing and manufacturing the most advanced motor sports apparel for the snowmobile and motorcycle rider. Utilizing the world’s highest technologies in waterproof, breathable, durable and comfortable materials, KLIM builds gear for the most demanding riders.

Valdez Parka 2012-13

Guaranteed to Keep You Dry® // Klim + Gore-Tex®

*These products ship from Idaho*

Klim Proven

Driven by the continual feedback and input from dedicated test pilots and passionate customers, KLIM strives to do one thing above all—improve your riding experience without compromise. We invite you to experience the difference riding in truly Technical Riding Gear from KLIM can make.


By implementing the latest in superior technology in moisture management, technical patterning, high performing fabrics and ergonomic ventilation we are able to offer a system of riding clothing that provides the ultimate in comfort, fit, mobility and protection.

Impact Technology

The D3O material in its raw state flows freely when moved slowly, but on shock, locks together to absorb and disperse energy, before instantly returning to its flexible state. This unique characteristic provides enhanced protection, while providing a versatile and flexible material that can be manufactured for a host of impact protective applications.

Warmth Without the Bulk

• Warmth is achieved by balancing three factors: rate of heat produced by your body, insulation value of your clothing and environmental temperature/conditions. Of these three, it’s easiest to alter the insulation value of your clothing to keep you warm.

Insulations work in two ways:
• First‚ by trapping air. The more air trapped‚ the more efficient the insulation.
• Second‚ by reflecting back the body’s radiant heat.

• The unique microfibers of 3M™ Thinsulate™ insulation are about ten times smaller than the fibers of other synthetic insulation and are ultra-fine. This means they’re much more efficient at trapping air, and more effective and keeping you warm. 3M™Thinsulate™ packs more fibers into the same space where they can reflect back more of the body’s heat.

• Individual fibers in Thinsulate™ insulation absorb less than 1% of their weight in water, helping to retain insulating ability even under damp conditions. Neither repeated machine washings nor dry-cleanings markedly affect the performance of Thinsulate™ insulation. Tests have shown‚ in fact‚ that Thinsulate™ insulation’s average insulation value remains relatively unchanged even after repeated cleanings.

Thinsulate™ “Weights”—what’s the Story?
• Thinsulate™ insulation is the smartest choice if staying warm is important to you. When you compare equal thicknesses, the original “warmth without bulk” Thinsulate™ insulation offers almost one-and-one-half times the warmth of down‚ and twice the warmth of other high-loft insulation materials.

• Levels of Thinsulate™ are measured in Gram. Different applications require different warmth levels or “weight” of Thinsulate™. For example, a fall jacket may have use 40-Gram Thinsulate™ while an Arctic-weight parka would have 200-Gram or more Thinsulate™.

• Thinsulate’s® excellent insulating efficiency does not diminish breathability in KLIM products. Thinsulate™ insulation easily allows moisture to exit. With this excellent moisture vapor transmission—Thinsulate™ is highly breathable and dries quickly to keep wearers comfortable. In conjunction with GORE-TEX®, the resulting products are completely waterproof, breathable, insulated and ready for whatever weather comes their way.


Trust in your gear begins with the smallest details. At KLIM, we use the best ingredients in every aspect of gear construction. From individual threads to outer shell overlay material to zippers and reflective materials, rest assured that every part in every piece of KLIM gear is the best it can be.  Building Quality gear is a process. Not an end result. And KLIM refuses to compromise.

GORE-TEX® fabrics are created by laminating GORE-TEX® membrane to highly durable and breathable textiles. GORE-approved manufacturing processes utilize innovative solutions for ensuring every seam, joint and fold in a garment are 100% waterproof when a garment is sold. Inferior methods of breathable waterproof construction can’t compete.


Comfort mapping is a design and construction philosophy pioneered by KLIM for the snowmobiling industry. By developing proprietary techniques to incorporate specific levels of insulation and comfort-enhancing materials into designs, KLIM essentially custom builds premium riding gear for the human body’s needs. With our unmatched experience building for the motorsports world and our close partnership with W.L. Gore and Associates, KLIM’s Comfort Mapping technology is simply unbeatable in optimizing the aggressive rider’s gear set.


If you are not completely satisfied with the waterproofness, windproofness or breathability of any KLIM product featuring GORE-TEX® technology then KLIM will repair it, replace it or refund your purchase price.

All KLIM GORE-TEX® garments and footwear—and only GORE-TEX® garments and footwear—carry the GUARANTEED TO KEEP YOU DRY® promise.

This means NO moisture from the outside will get to you on the inside. This includes moisture from the wet snow you’re kneeling in to the sudden downpour you get caught in. And that’s a promise.


GORE-TEX® fabrics are created by laminating GORE-TEX® membrane to highly durable and breathable textiles. GORE-approved manufacturing processes utilize innovative solutions for ensuring every seam, joint and fold in a garment are 100% waterproof when a garment is sold. Inferior methods of breathable waterproof construction can’t compete.


The GORE-TEX® membrane is the heart of all KLIM Waterproof products. GORE-TEX® contains over 9 BILLION microscopic pores per square inch. These pores are 20,000 times smaller than a water droplet and 700 times larger than a water vapor molecule. The result: GORE-TEX® is completely waterproof from the outside, while being highly breathable from the inside. Other materials claim the same performance but only GORE-TEX® incorporates systematic processing of their membrane to guarantee durable waterproofness and breathability.


A GORE-TEX® laminate is simply GORE-TEX® membrane bonded between high-performance fabrics. These fabrics enhance the breathability and durability of the overall garment. While all GORE-TEX® fabrics are waterproof, windproof and breathable, there are many different options of laminate layers and combinations to use. By engineering specific laminates into KLIM gear, we give you maximum options. You can easily choose what’s most important for your ride: abrasion resistance, comfort, texture, light-weight and so on.

Seam Sealing

Seams and the stitching holding seams together are essential and unavoidable aspects of a garment’s construction. Unfortunately, every time a needle goes through a fabric, water and wind protective properties are compromised. Even a tiny needle hole filled with thread will leak. KLIM only uses GORE-SEAM® TAPE to ensure an indestructible seam seal every time. Only the GORE®-approved process, equipment and highly skilled hand application of GORE-SEAM® TAPE can stand up to KLIM’s strict standards of durable waterproofness for the lifetime of the product. In testing, inferior membrane and their poor seam taping procedures lose integrity quickly. KLIM’s GORE-TEX® fabrics stand up to the abuse of riding, transporting and frequent washing while remaining durably waterproof, windproof and breathable longer than anything on the market. To guarantee this level of quality, only the best factories in the world can construct KLIM GORE-TEX® products.


GORE-TEX® is 100% Waterproof. Water resistant is something completely different and will not last under extreme conditions. Remember:  each microscopic pore in GORE-TEX® membrane is 20,000 times smaller than a water droplet. No external moisture—from rain, snow or that puddle you just stepped in—can penetrate.


Wind-chill effect is no match for GORE-TEX® membrane. It has been engineered to provide an impenetrable wind shield on top of its guaranteed waterproofness.


KLIM doesn’t compromise on any aspect of comfortable protection from the elements. GORE-TEX® laminates are 100% windproof. Since the pores in the GORE-TEX® membrane are 700 times bigger than water vapor, breathability is still maximized. As you sweat, perspiration can easily escape through the membrane keeping you comfortable and dry from the inside-out while the harsh effects of wind-chill are stopped dead in their tracks.

Three-Layer GORE-TEX Pro Shell

GORE-TEX® Pro Shell is the optimum solution for those who need to face extreme weather and tough conditions. Made with the most rugged, most breathable, durably waterproof and windproof fabrics.
    • Meets the demands of the most aggressive rider
    • Engineered to excel in extended and extreme conditions
    • Extremely tough, extremely breathable,durably waterproof and windproof
    • 2 layers are supple and quiet; 3 layers are for extra-rugged use

Two-Layer GORE-TEX Performance Shell

No matter what level of activity, this is the “do-all” membrane - you’ll never need to change your garment with GORE-TEX® Performance Shell.
    • Provides breathable comfort and durably waterproof protection.
    • Designed for a wide range of outdoor activities
    • 2 layers are supple and quiet; 3 layers are for extra-rugged use


WINDSTOPPER® fabrics offer soft, lightweight weather protection in one versatile and durable garment. Owing to their total windproofness and maximum breathability, these garments will keep you comfortable longer across a wide range of weather conditions and activities.
    • Windproof and breathable
    • Up to 2.5 times warmer than comparable materials without the WINDSTOPPER® membrane
    • 2 times more breathable than comparable windproof products
    • Water and snow resistant with faster drying time
    • Combined with soft & stretchy fabrics to give you greater freedom of movement and comfort for improved performance.