Do female ADV riders really need special gear names and colours?
So, we see in this video some KLIM dirt bike apparel in the making, there is supposed to be an ADV line coming out in March 2014 as well. Cheryl and I feel like we have been waiting a long time to see KLIM’s female gear and what exactly have they come up with for the gals out there to wear. I have said all along that I was confused as to why the R&D of this line has taken so long…
My confusion stems from just reading what grrls want online…many have simply said keep the gear as is but add female sizing. It seems KLIM feels as though they need to develop a very specific female line with what I would call more feminine names for the gear??? Like Savanna Series? I like the name Badlands, Overland etc. Do we women really need our own special names to feel more feminine? Special feminine colours?
I agree fit is so important when it comes to gear. In our case we wear a size too large in KLIM to fit our girly shapes. But, we don’t feel we need for special colours. I sort of wished KLIM released a trial run of the male version of the Overland in female sizing to see if the concept would appeal to the ADV female rider. Probably would have sold, the gear would be out all ready with many of us doing their advertising for them. ;-)
Grrls need the same material as the guys, same protection as the guys, same waterproofness as guys and same amount of choices as the guys.
So, we wait still until March comes around. I don’t think I will hold my breath though and this is not meant to sound snotty. It’s fact…perhaps the dirt bike gear will come out first and then ADV Gore Tex next? It’s getting time for us to get into some new gear that is H20 proof outside in that fits. My Traverse is pretty baggy but I am still not able to size down because of my shape.
If the KLIM reveal in March is not as complete as we hope for the female riders out there we will have to look else where but I am excited to see the R&D conclusion after the surveys that went out.
Any thoughts out there from the ADV world?