Klim 2021 Induction Pro Jacket
- KARBONITE™ MESH INDUSTRIAL GRADE HIGH-STRENGTH MESH
- 750D CORDURA® OVERLAYS ON SHOULDERS & CUFFS
- 600D CORDURA® BOTTOM HEM
- PERFORATED GOAT LEATHER ELBOWS
- KARBONITE™ MICROMESH 4-WAY STRETCH 1000D CORDURA® BACK OF SHOULDERS
- 3M™ SCOTCHLITE™ REFLECTIVE MATERIAL
- BIOMOTION RECOGNITION
- YKK® ZIPPERS
- CE AA RATING CERTIFIED TO EN 17092-3
- D3O® CE LP2 PRO ARMOR ELBOWS & SHOULDERS
- D3O® VIPER CE LEVEL 1 BACK PAD
- ELBOW ARMOR IS ADJUSTABLE, ALL ARMOR IS REMOVABLE
- ENTIRE JACKET IS EXTREMELY VENTED (CHEST, BACK, ARMS, SIDES, SHOULDERS)
- KARBONITE™ MESH IS OPEN FOR EXCEPTION AIRFLOW
- PROVIDES COMPREHENSIVE AIRFLOW AT ALL SPEEDS
- 2 ZIPPERED HAND POCKETS
- 1 INTERNAL CHEST POCKET
- 1 EXTERNAL CHEST POCKET
- 1 FOREARM EMERGENCY ID STAT CARD / HIDDEN STASH POCKET
- MOISTURE-WICKING BREATHABLE MESH LINER
- LOW PROFILE HOT-WEATHER FRIENDLY COLLAR
- COMFORT COLLAR & CUFF LINER MATERIAL
- ADJUSTABLE VELCRO CUFFS
- QUICK-ADJUST FOREARM STRAPS
- VELCRO ADJUSTABLE BOTTOM HEM”
The chest sizes listed in the chart below are from Klim’s chart and I’ve double checked the actual jackets against the chart and it is accurate. But be careful… while the size Large is exactly what you’d expect with a 44 max chest, the smaller sizes are a bit smaller than normal and the bigger sizes are bigger than normal. For example, a men’s size Medium usually is styled with a 42 max chest and Klim’s medium is a 40” max chest. Same goes for larger sizes… an XXL is typically a 48” max chest, but Klim’s is a 52” max chest.
Given the variation from “normal” for smaller and larger sizes, I’d highly recommend you measure yourself and/or measure a jacket that fits you well (take the link below on how to do that). Then choose a jacket that is big enough for your chest. It’s generally OK if the jacket is a bit bigger than your measured chest, especially in a mesh style since the wind blows right through (in solid textile jackets, being oversize is a bit more of a problem due to possible ballooning at speed). Also, an inch or two of room will be welcome if you want to layer under the jacket. Belly sizes are generous, but if you have a belly, you’ll want to make sure the jacket size you choose will accommodate your belly sizes as well.
Overall sleeve and torso lengths are generous and will work for most average height or taller riders. Those of shorter stature may find the sleeve and torso lengths to be longer than ideal.
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Our Two Cents
For 2021 Klim is offering an update of their highly popular Induction jacket. This season, they are offering two versions… the “standard” Induction and the Induction Pro (take the link below to view the other). These jackets offer summer comfort with a largely mesh material shell. A full set of D3O armor is included for both versions.
This is the third (or fourth maybe) version of the Induction we’ve carried, and it remains one of Klim’s most popular products. The mesh used in Klim’s jackets feels the most sturdy of any of the brands we carry, but the mesh weave has enough space to freely pass airflow right through. The overall styling and colors are updated in this new version, but overall functionality remains much the same as with prior versions.
So which to buy? Both versions flow air similarly, but the main difference in the standard and the Pro is the overall protection package. The standard Induction offers a complete set of D3O armor including the back protector. The shoulder and elbow inserts are rated CE1. In the Pro version, the shoulder and elbow armor is rated CE2 which is about 50% more “beefy”. In both versions, the areas over the shoulder and elbow armor are reinforced with solid (non mesh) materials to improve the overall abrasion resistance in crash prone areas. The Pro goes further with thicker textile materials in the shoulder area and perforated leather over the elbows. The leather adds a bit of style I think. While both versions have some nighttime reflective strips built into the shell for night safety, the Pro version has more of them and they are larger. Both versions offer standard pocket packages, and both have adjusters for fit at the waist and on the arms.
You’ll find nothing better than one of Klim’s new induction jackets for safety and comfort in hot weather and now you have the added choice of the Pro version for even better impact and abrasion protection. :: Paul, 01-30-21
Klim says: The Induction Pro Jacket is engineered to deliver class-leading airflow for comfort in the warmest riding environments while providing exceptional protection. The upgraded Karbonite™ Mesh chassis is now more comfortable and flexible while maintaining the phenomenal strength it became known for in the original Induction Jacket. Added stretch panels, more abrasion protection, comfort features and extensive mesh coverage make the Induction Pro Jacket road-ready for full summers of riding.