Klim builds the world's first CE AAA-rated ADV riding gear
The gearmakers at Klim have emerged from their lab with big news: The company has just launched the Badlands Pro A3 jacket and pants, the world’s first ADV riding gear to carry the CE AAA safety rating.
Although you don’t hear as much noise about it in North America, CE-rated gear is a big deal in Europe. Over there, moto gear is rated to CE’s A, AA, or AAA standard, with A being the least-protective (we’re talking the protection of a pair of Levis here, a pretty low bar). AA-rated gear is intended to stand up to a worse crash, and AAA-rated gear, the highest standard of all, is pro-level protection. Typically, the only gear that meets AAA rating is heavy-duty leather, like a roadracing suit.
Race suits aren’t suitable for adventure riding, though, so ADVers had to make do with AA-rated gear. Most textiles don’t have the same crash resistance as leather, and that’s what most ADV gear is made of.
To earn an AAA rating, Klim developed a new textile. As per the press release,
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