I have now had the Dakar Pro Jersey from Klim for about a year. I have been off the bike more times than I would like to admit and the jersey shows no significant signs of wear and has held up to some serious abuse.
The construction quality is as amazing as it gets for the $140 price tag. The stitching is very heavy duty and the materials used to construct this jersey are what make it worth the extra dough.
The main reason for my purchase of this jersey over anything else offered on the market was the fact that it has actual forearm padding. The Cordura covered pads on the forearms, shoulders and oblique/rib cage areas help to prevent cacti from stabbing you in the arms and other body parts. I say stabbing because swiping one while turning or on a tight trail at 60+MPH, is the best description of what they feel like. Once you experience these protruding from your arm you will be happy you spent a little extra on a jersey like the Dakar Pro. Don't ask me how I know this.
The jersey itself is very lightweight and will keep you cool during the warmest of days. There is plenty of airflow through the chest and arms where the material is still very robust but much lighter than the cordura elsewhere.
I have to give this product two big thumbs up. If you are fed up with poor quality jerseys that last for 6 months of riding before they are shredded and are in search of the best and longest lasting jersey that money can buy look no further than Klim's new Dakar Pro jersey.
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Author: Scott J Surla