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Jay845
October 29th, 2013, 09:05 AM
I have just returned to sledding after a 20year hiatus. Just bought a 2009 Renegade and am outfitting myself with the rest of the gear.

I live in the Canadian Prairies and don't forsee any mountain riding in the next couple of years (young kids at home). I will be doing a mixture of on and off trail riding. I am a HEAVY sweater. I can be a little hard on gear (rips, stains primarily)

This is my dilema/options I am considering

I am able to get into Klim Klimate bib and jacket for $600 (non current model). My other option is Arctiva Comp 8 insulated bib and jacket for $415.

Like the look of Arctiva better than the Klim and I am trying to save some cash as I still need to buy a helmet and boots.

Does the Klimate performance justify the increased cost over Arctiva?

Also, I have thought about also going Klimate bib and Arctiva jacket to save some cash as I have read that bibs are typically more important than jackets.

If in my situation how would you proceed? What else would you consider?

sledneck_03
October 29th, 2013, 09:17 AM
I have just returned to sledding after a 20year hiatus. Just bought a 2009 Renegade and am outfitting myself with the rest of the gear.

I live in the Canadian Prairies and don't forsee any mountain riding in the next couple of years (young kids at home). I will be doing a mixture of on and off trail riding. I am a HEAVY sweater. I can be a little hard on gear (rips, stains primarily)


This is my dilema/options I am considering

I am able to get into Klim Klimate bib and jacket for $600 (non current model). My other option is Arctiva Comp 8 insulated bib and jacket for $415.

Like the look of Arctiva better than the Klim and I am trying to save some cash as I still need to buy a helmet and boots.

Does the Klimate performance justify the increased cost over Arctiva?

Also, I have thought about also going Klimate bib and Arctiva jacket to save some cash as I have read that bibs are typically more important than jackets.

If in my situation how would you proceed? What else would you consider?


i have full motorfist gear, i use to wear a fxr jacket and arctiva pants for around here. The arctiva pants were not bad, the fxr jacket was garbage.

the motorfist stuff keeps you warm cause if you layer right with fleece and moisture wicking materials you will stay warm cause you dont get cold and wet. Its a toss up but i would say you could go all arctiva and it wouldn't be bad.... but personally i would rather have the klim jacket and arctiva pants to save some $.

2skis
October 29th, 2013, 09:42 AM
I will be running the exact set up as you are looking into. With the Klimate bibs and my Arctiva jacket. My Arctiva jacket has always kept my warm and dry even on the coldest days, and tough, snagged trees etc. no rips. As far as Arctiva Bibs riding buddy has them he said very warm but after a good day of riding his ass is soaked. I had Fly bibs, they just suck.

neilsleder
October 29th, 2013, 10:12 AM
Go klim or MotorFist. They will out last 3 pairs of that other stuff on the market.


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jaredszakacs
October 29th, 2013, 02:10 PM
KLIM! We have a ton of motorfist guys with ripped up pants and a bunch of motorfist logo's as patches. Klim is a bit pricey but well worth being drying and the warranty they have is awesome!

maxwell
October 29th, 2013, 02:18 PM
KLIM! We have a ton of motorfist guys with ripped up pants and a bunch of motorfist logo's as patches. Klim is a bit pricey but well worth being drying and the warranty they have is awesome!

Ya my Klim gear has been outstanding. I basically rip it through a forest every weekend


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LUCKY 7
October 29th, 2013, 02:46 PM
Klim has great warranty and that counts alot. If it leaks then you get a new one. I have everything Klim and love it

mctrailboss
October 29th, 2013, 05:41 PM
I have to play the broken record here and say KLIM, mine is on 4th season and still great. always dry. fell in a creek beginning of last season spent a few moments up to my chest. thought I was going to freeze, was warm all the way home on 50kms of trail and only a little wet when I stripped down at camp.

snopro
October 29th, 2013, 05:43 PM
Klim. Nuff said.

gates559
October 29th, 2013, 07:26 PM
No question, get the klim stuff. Last year I started using it and this year I went head to toe with it. Pricey but being warm and dry is worth it to me.
What really sold me was their warranty. My gloves ripped and it was a defect. I sent them back and got a brand new pair, no excuses, no B.S

SavageCanuck
October 29th, 2013, 10:56 PM
Klim hands down.I just received new tog bibs and power cross gloves due too leakage. Excellent warranty bibs were probably 5 years old.Sent gear to McGrath on Mon and Friday I had brand new gear.you get what u pay for.

Two Blue
October 30th, 2013, 06:04 AM
Klim.....without question!!!

guiderdun
October 30th, 2013, 07:24 AM
Agreed!! Klim is the only way to go, warranty goes a long ways!!

sc800
October 30th, 2013, 08:09 AM
Question on the warranty with Klim you guys. When you send your gear to Magrath are you sending your original receipts?

lilduke
October 30th, 2013, 08:21 AM
TOBE-best gear period.

Jay845
October 30th, 2013, 09:22 AM
Question on the warranty with Klim you guys. When you send your gear to Magrath are you sending your original receipts?

I would be interested in the answer to this question as well.

plio7
October 30th, 2013, 09:37 AM
just bought arctiva this year because I got an awesome deal on it.....hopefully it works well.

gates559
October 30th, 2013, 07:16 PM
No receipt with mine, They dont care, lifetime warranty. Just like I said, no b.s

SavageCanuck
October 30th, 2013, 10:03 PM
On warranty you phone Klim Canada and explain your gear and issues. They then get all, your info.If they agree you need service and warranty they call u back with a claim#.You then send your washed gear in and they evaluate it.In my case both items had leakage issues so they sent me brand new gear, the latest models.

gates559
October 31st, 2013, 06:50 PM
Dont waste any more of your time, their going to be sold out of your size! Buy the Klim on sale and thank us later. Their size charts run small .

MOMMA
October 31st, 2013, 07:30 PM
the analogy between Klim and Arctiva is like comparing fresh squeezed organic orange juice with Sunny D...... Buy quality and you know what you are getting.

Braddock54
October 31st, 2013, 09:43 PM
the analogy between Klim and Arctiva is like comparing fresh squeezed organic orange juice with Sunny D...... Buy quality and you know what you are getting.

Sunny D. Whoa that's harsh! Lol! Yes I would love me some Klim. Have an arctiva jacket and it's alright, but it does get damp after a long day and doesn't breath the best either.