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ADV NewsKlim Badlands Pro A3 ADV Suit Gets Revamped for 2023

Klim Badlands Pro A3 ADV Suit Gets Revamped for 2023

The first ADV suit to meet CE’s AAA rating gets a range of improvements.

Published on 05.26.2023
Klim Badlands Pro A3 Adventure Suit gets updated

Klim has announced the next generation of their flagship Adventure suit ― the Badlands Pro A3. The redesigned jacket and pants feature a range of updates all throughout, including better venting, next-gen fabrics, improved mobility, added storage and more.

Klim Badlands Pro A3 Adventure Suit gets updated

First released as a limited-edition product in 2021, the Pro A3 became the world’s first CE AAA-rated GORE-TEX all-weather motorcycle garment ― a coveted rating that has typically only been granted to hot, bulky and stiff gear such as leather racing suits. This was achieved by creating a new fabric, in partnership with GORE-TEX and Vectran. Using the proven redesigned Badlands Pro chassis with its robust Superfabric overlays already capable of exceeding AAA-rating requirements, KLIM integrated this new fabric across the highly-ventilated, armored platform.

For 2023, the second-gen Badlands Pro A3, no longer a limited edition, is available in multiple colors, new trims and “is now stronger and more durable,” says KLIM. The main fabric in the Pro A3 is made of Vectran fibers and high tenacity twisted-yarn Cordura Nylon, creating exceptional abrasion protection and cut resistance. Super fabric further provides protection in high impact areas like the shoulders, elbows and knees.

Klim Badlands Pro A3 Adventure Suit gets updated


Suit Construction

  • GORE-TEX 3-LAYER PRO Waterproof shell
  • Custom-engineered variable-density Superfabric® on shoulders, elbows, forearm and knees
  • 3M™ Scotchlite™ Carbon Black Reflective Material
  • Vectran™ Fiber Fabric for superior abrasion & cut resistance
  • Biomotion recognition
  • Double-headed front zipper (jacket)
  • Leather on inner knees for grip and protection (pants)
  • YKK® water-resistant zippers
  • CE AAA rating certified to EN 17092-2 

Both jacket and pants are equipped with D3O AERO PRO molecular armor delivering CE Level 2 protection across the gamut of temperature and moisture conditions. And it does this while ventilating 5X as much as the next best performing D3O armor with 44% more coverage. 

Klim Badlands Pro A3 Adventure Suit gets updated

For the Jacket, changes include comfort and mobility features with new soft leather cuff bindings and massive wrist cuff vents. The added waterproof napoleon-style chest pocket and compartmentalized right hand pocket enhance storage, while built-in chest armor pockets improve protection with optional chest armor available separately. 

Armor System

  • KLIM AERO PRO D3O® CE Level 2 vented shoulder, elbow, hip and knee armor
  • Limb- and side-specific pads for optimized coverage and stability during crash
  • D3O® Viper Pro CE Level 2 vented back pad
  • Spacer mesh back pad pocket
  • Kidney belt w/ access ports in liner to easily adjust and stow away the belt
  • Perforated XRD® Impact Protection Foam chest pads (upgradable to D3O® CE Level 1 pads, avail. separately)
Klim Badlands Pro A3 Adventure Suit gets updated
Klim Badlands Pro A3 Adventure Suit gets updated

The custom-engineered Badlands Pro A3 Pants are designed to deliver premium durability and functionality, now with added ventilation through new lower leg vents, plus an in-pocket for better organization, lighter fabrics in less abrasive areas and extended size range options for a fine-tuned fit. Additional size variations offer improved fit options with available tall-size jackets.


  • 2 Massive adjustable wrist vents w/ dual zippers
  • 4 Core vents (2 can function as pockets)
  • 2 Bicep intake vents
  • 2 Tricep exhaust vents
  • 2 Back exhaust vents
  • Collar tab back for increased airflow to upper chest
  • 2 Thigh intake vents
  • 2 Thigh exhaust vents
  • 2 Lower leg side vents

The Badlands Pro A3 comes in three color options: Stealth Black, Potter’s Clay and Monument Gray. MSRP for the jacket and pants starts at $1,499.99 and $969.99 respectively. For more details go to

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