What do you get when a bunch of cowboys in Idaho (what city slickers imagine the KLIM headquarters must be like) design an everyday jacket for around-town use?
Freed from their familiar playbook—full Gore-Tex lamination, multiple vents, even more pockets pockets, reflective panels at every angle, and the biggest armor available—KLIM has delivered hat they must imagine we city slickers want in a motorcycle jacket.
And they kinda nailed it.
Meet the Drifter. Discreetly styled, tough, and unassumingly awesome.
This thing is like a Carhart jacket on steroids. Built from Waxed Cordura canvas, this jacket’s shell boasts 4 times the abrasion resistance of a standard denim jacket. And that’s before factoring in the 5-piece D3O armor complement—the lighter-duty Level 1, not the doubly-thick Level 2 used in their more aggressive Adventure Touring pieces.
Available in Graphite Black, Olive Green, Canadian Blue, or Timberland brown, the Drifter packs a lot into a jacket with a $300 price tag. And we can’t see any glaring corners that were cut.
It uses YKK zippers thorough, and has a storm flap smartly appointed with magnets instead of snap—making this an incredibly easy jacket to get into and out of. Plus, there's soemthing exceedingly satisfyling about the magnet action.
The waxed canvas offers natural water resistance, and enough D3O-backed abrasion resistance to capably navigate around town on two wheels—whether it’s the mean streets of Ketchum, Idaho, or hopping between boroughs in New York City.
At bars or elsehwere in the everyday world—in either Idaho or New York—this jacket won’t really garner a second glance.