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I tested the new Climb Traverse Gore-tex jacket because I was looking for a versatile, lightweight shell that could handle different weather conditions on my outdoor adventures.

In this review, I will share my hands-on experience with this jacket’s key features, fit, and performance to help you decide if it’s the right choice for your needs.

But, the main question I will answer in this review will be: Is this the best Gore-tex motorcycle jacket for you? Let’s find out!

Klim Traverse Jacket

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Key Takeaways

  • Versatile all-weather protection.
  • Lightweight yet durable construction.
  • Impressive breathable waterproofing.

Key Features

The Climb Traverse has undergone some nice upgrades for fall 2016, making it an even more compelling option in the mid-priced Gore-tex shell market. Here are some of the most notable features:

Improved Ventilation – The new jacket has much larger chest vents, vertically aligned back vents, and inner arm vents to provide excellent airflow and breathability.

Lighter Weight – By incorporating lighter Misano Gore-tex fabric in non-impact zones, Climb cut weight without sacrificing durability.

Streamlined Fit – The Traverse now has a trimmer, more precise fit compared to the previous baggy version to allow layering without excess bulk.

Waterproof & Breathable – Constructed with durable, guaranteed-for-life Gore-Tex material, it’s optimized for weather protection and comfort.

Versatile Armor Options – There are pockets to add optional D3O armor in the shoulders, elbows, and back based on your needs.

Sizing

I’m 6’0″ and 195 lbs with a 42″ chest, and the size large Traverse fits me very well with room for layers underneath.

The arm length was spot on, and the waist and neck cinch cords allowed me to fine-tune the fit. I recommend selecting your normal jacket size based on the chart provided.

The updated trimmer cut eliminates the excess bagginess of the old version for excellent mobility without impeding movement. I appreciate the flexibility to add armor only where needed for a personalized fit.

Get The Perfect Fit

Accurately measuring your chest, waist, and arm length is important to ensure the perfect fit for your new adventure jacket.

The Klim Traverse Jacket is available in sizes 2XL and 3XL, with chest measurements ranging from 49.5-57 inches, waist measurements from 46.5-52.25 inches, and sleeve measurements from 33-34.75 inches.

To measure your chest, wrap the tape measure around the fullest part of your chest under your armpits. For the waist measurement, wrap the tape measure around your natural waistline around the top of your hip bones.

To measure your arm length, start from the base of your neck and measure to your wrist bone along the outside of your arm with your elbow bent at a 45° angle.

With these accurate measurements, you can choose the right size for a comfortable and secure fit during your dirt riding adventures.

SIZECHEST (IN)WAIST (IN)
XS33.5-35.428.3-30.3
SM35.8-37.830.7-32.7
MD38.2-40.233.1-35
LG40.6-42.535.4-37.4
XL42.9-44.937.8-40.2
2XL45.3-47.240.6-42.9
3XL47.6-49.643.3-45.7
4XL50-5246.1-48.4

Weather Protection

In testing this jacket in wet, windy conditions, I was highly impressed with its weather resistance and waterproofing. The Gore-Tex material kept me perfectly dry even in steady rain, thanks to fully taped seams and waterproof zippers.

The integrated rain gutter on the front zipper and durable water-repellent (DWR) finish prevented water ingress, while the microfleece interior lining wicked away moisture from the inside. I stayed comfortable in temperatures ranging from the 40s down to freezing.

Breathability & Ventilation

I was initially concerned that the Traverse might run a bit warm due to the waterproof Gore-Tex layer. However, the redesigned ventilation system provides exceptional airflow to prevent overheating.

The large chest vents, back vents, and inner arm vents directed air right to my torso and cooled me off quickly when riding. I could easily adjust them on the fly for customized comfort, even while wearing a jacket liner.

Durability

All the high abrasion zones are reinforced with durable 840D Cordura fabric, including the elbows, forearms, shoulders, and seat. I found no signs of wear even when testing in rough conditions off-road.

The premium YKK Vislan zippers felt smooth and sturdy, while the unique laminated Gore-Tex material proved impervious to snags or tears when brushing against branches on the trail.

This jacket should last for many seasons of regular use, based on my experience.

Frequently Asked Questions

What type of armor does the Traverse jacket accommodate?

It has pockets to add optional D3O Viper shoulder, elbow, and back armor. You can also use other brands of CE armor that fit the pockets.

Is the Traverse fully waterproof?

Yes, the guaranteed-for-life Gore-Tex material and fully taped seams make it waterproof and breathable.

Does the jacket include the pants?

No, the Traverse jacket and pants are sold separately. The pants are around the same price as the jacket.

What warranty does Climb offer on the Traverse?

The Climb lifetime warranty backs it against defects in materials and workmanship.

What are the main differences from the previous Traverse model?

The updated version has improved venting, lighter weight, better fit, and more versatility for adding armor.

Conclusion

The updated Climb Traverse is an outstanding choice for riders seeking a 4-season Gore-Tex jacket that can handle changing weather and trail conditions.

I was thoroughly impressed with its combination of weather protection, breathability, versatile venting, and durability.

The streamlined cut allows for easy layering without bulk, and the option to add armor provides flexibility. While I wish it had more reflectivity for night riding, this is now one of my favorite mid-priced shells on the market.

I recommend taking a look at the new Traverse if you want a high-performance Gore-Tex jacket without paying a premium.

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