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The company that we know and love, Klim, first appeared in 1994 and has been producing snowmobile and dirt bike gear for years now. They have long since established themselves as industry leaders thanks to their unparalleled quality. With the recent appearance of snow bikes, the need for a new style of riding gear has become apparent. Klim has seen this and risen to the occasion, making the first snow bike-specific riding gear to hit the market. If you’re riding a snow bike, then this gear is is made for you, in an effort to take your riding to the next level. And so, we present to you: Klim Havoc Gear.
Klim’s Havoc GTX BOA boot took inspiration from their popular line of Adrenaline boots, and altered the design to make them better suited for a snow bike rider. We’ll run you through a few of our favorite features on these cutting edge boots. 600 grams of Thinsulate insulation, paired with Gore-Tex technology, make these boots 100% waterproof and incredibly warm. They are far more durable than a standard snowmobile boot. The Havoc boots are made of high quality materials that can resist the intense heat of your snow bike’s engine and exhaust. This isn’t the only way that these boots are specialized for snow bike riding. For example, they have a low profile toe that makes shifting easier. They are also outfitted with shin and toe protector plates, and their rigid construction helps protect against rolled or bruised ankles. Another great feature of these boots is their sole. Klim paired with Michelin to have a specialized sole produced for the bottom of the boot, which offers you unmatched grip and traction. You can find all of this great tech, sealed tightly around your foot and calf with the quick and easy to use BOA Closure System.
Klim has made the Havoc bibs to be their most durable ever to be able to withstand the abuse that comes with snow bike riding. They are based off of Klim’s Tomahawk bib and they might look like any other bib at first glance. But, when you look harder, you can see some inspiration taken from the Dakar offroad pants as well. The Havoc bibs have key features that make them specialized for snow bikes. They are made with Helcor waterproof leather, which is five times stronger than any other leather that they have ever used before. This leather is not just durable and heat-resistant; it also offers plenty of grip, helping you control your bike with your thighs. In an effort to keep you dry, Havoc bibs are made with Gore-Tex technology, and even come with a waterproof zipper. It’s not just about the materials that they’ve used to make these bibs; it’s how they used them! The articulated knees are designed to fit the stance of a snow bike rider, making you more comfortable while you’re out in the back country. They’ve even added removable knee and shin pads. Safety first! Klim has thought of everything, so that you don’t have to.
Snow bikes present an interesting problem, requiring somewhat unique clothing. You need to dress warm enough to avoid being cold, while also avoiding being burnt by the engine and exhaust on your snow bike. These gaiters are the solution that you’ve been looking for. They are made to be worn over your bibs and boots, protecting them with burn resistant leather on the inside of the leg. You’ll find that they easily snap into place over the top of your bibs, and will help you get the most from your snow bike gear.
Do you need to buy all three of these to enjoy the benefits of this gear? No, of course not. That being said, these products are made for each other, and wearing them together will give you the best experience. If you already have one of these pieces, let us know what you think in the comments below. Your fellow riders would appreciate your opinion! And if you have any questions, don’t hesitate to ask! We are happy to help however we can.
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