BLAST FROM THE PAST-Brad Lackey ‘The Husky Years’
NATIONAL ENDURO TOP …13
Here’s the top ten plus 13 from the Sumter National Enduro opener. Photos by Smilin’ Kenny King
TEAM JCR 2019
FULLY REDESIGNED KLIM DAKAR JACKET ANNOUNCED
The KLIM Dakar Jacket, a staple for dual-sport riders, racers has gone back to the drawing board and fully overhauled the jacket for this long-awaited redesign. They wanted more than just improvements over the previous version, the goal was comprehensive versatility with fewer compromises. They wanted a solution for multiple seasons of off-road and dual-sport riding, with protection for riders who want more than a jersey but not full time GORE-TEX.
Karbonite Micromesh stretch woven nylon makes up large parts of the chassis, offering excellent mobility and air permeability. Ripstop overlays for durability in key areas still exist, as do the zip-off sleeves and tail pouch storage space for when the temperatures peak.
Improved ventilation in the lower and upper sleeves gives riders more tunable options between fully closed sleeves and the sleeveless vest. The whole jacket is significantly lighter and more flexible, offering enduro riders excellent mobility for the trails without compromising protection for fast open sections and the pavement. Of course, for cold temperatures and extended rain, a KLIM Stowaway or Traverse overshell would complete the kit and create a waterproof, windproof barrier from the elements.
The whole armor pocket system for optional D3O armor has been upgraded. Pockets now hold armor in the shoulders as well, and they remain with the sleeves when you remove them. This now gives riders the option for a fully D3O armored non-GORE-TEX jacket if they choose. However, it’s still tailored to fit over an off-road armor suit and the armor pockets remain low profile when not in use.
Instead of the traditional 3M™ Scotchlite™ Reflective Material, the Dakar Jacket features 3M™ Scotchlite™ C790 Carbon Black Reflective. This reflective material offers a black low-profile appearance until illuminated, adding safety when needed but maintaining clean looks otherwise. The reflective material also stretches and resists cracking, so it’s perfectly suited for dynamic off-road riding.
It’s ruthlessly rugged and built to dominate any terrain.
WOLF: BACK IN THE DAY
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