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    Klim Marrakesh Jacket
    on: March 17, 2022, 05:33:52 pm
    March 17, 2022, 05:33:52 pm
    Has anyone tried this yet for the warmer weather?  Heavier Codura than the Rukka, comes with D30 Level 1 armour( including back plate) and it even has a slightly waterproof coating on it.

    The Chap in a Cap certainly likes it...

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    I like that you can pair it with the Klim Zephyr Wind shirt for the cooler AM rides

    https://www.klim.com/Zephyr-Wind-Shirt-3715-000?quantity=1&color=778




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    Re: Klim Marrakesh Jacket
    Reply #1 on: March 17, 2022, 07:03:14 pm
    March 17, 2022, 07:03:14 pm
    Looks to me like an overpriced Richa Infinity jacket, I still swear by the fact that it's the best all around jacket and it's only 200 quid  :008: :008:

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    Re: Klim Marrakesh Jacket
    Reply #2 on: May 01, 2022, 12:37:47 pm
    May 01, 2022, 12:37:47 pm
    I bought one recently for the summer. Only been out once so far with it. Fits nicely and comfy at 16c. Put the zephyr shirt on when it got down to 12c and that was fine. I’m pleased with it so far.

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    Re: Klim Marrakesh Jacket
    Reply #3 on: May 01, 2022, 01:39:18 pm
    May 01, 2022, 01:39:18 pm
    I have been out on a few early Morning rides with this setup and I must say its quite good.  Very comfortable fit and when combined with the Zephyr, its quite warm. We are still in early Springtime temps here in NJ...upper 40's in the morning and 70F on the ride home, so I havent really tried it in the heat yet.
    I have recently added the Klim Ai-1 airbag vest to my kit and the stretch material that the Marakesh is made from has a nice "give" to it, thus giving the airbag room to deploy.

    I do have one complaint...
    I am 5'11" (180cm) tall and I have the size M jacket.  When sitting on the bike the jacket "bunches" up because of its length and how it fits over the hips.  If there were zippers on each side that would open up the base of the jacket this wouldn't happen. If you are a shorter rider , this would probably be even worse.   I am considering taking the jacket to a shop to see if they could add the 2 zippers.  Other than that its a super comfortable setup.

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    Re: Klim Marrakesh Jacket
    Reply #4 on: May 19, 2022, 06:51:38 am
    May 19, 2022, 06:51:38 am
    I have a set of the Baja and the Mirkesh, they are both great. But if it's going to be hot I will be wearing the Baja, its cooler has more features, and overall feels safer. But the Mirkesh has a bit more comfort due to how it's all so soft and flexible and it's a more normal looking jacket theBajan the Baja.

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    Re: Klim Marrakesh Jacket
    Reply #5 on: July 08, 2022, 07:28:19 pm
    July 08, 2022, 07:28:19 pm
    Having taken this to the Alps recently I am pretty pleased with it. It is comfy and most of the time you don't realise you're wearing it. For hot weather it isn't perfect and there were times I wished I had something that let more air through when it got past 30c.

    It works best in the 18-25c range on a bike with a fairing so it's probably the perfect jacket for dry days in the UK. Above that and you still feel warm unless you're standing up and force the airflow through it. At a standstill you don't feel air through it even in a breeze.

    Opening the pockets (empty them first!) helps a bit with ventilation as the pocket linings have lots of small holes in them and it lets more airflow through.

    I wore it with a merino base layer, Zephyr wind shirt when it was cooler plus a heated vest for much cooler parts at altitude (only used a couple of times) and a Scott waterproof when it rained. That was manageable (although not always totally comfortable!) from 33c down to 2c and I didn't get wet.

    Would I take it again? Probably. Will definitely use it as my main summer jacket in the UK. Only reservation is whether a Gore-tex jacket would have been more convenient as stopping to put layers on when it can't decide whether to rain or not can be a pain in a group. Will have to do some back to back rides with my other jacket when it's hot and compare. I suspect I've probably forgotten just how hot that one gets!

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    Re: Klim Marrakesh Jacket
    Reply #6 on: August 22, 2022, 06:51:46 pm
    August 22, 2022, 06:51:46 pm
    Just a quick update....
    I am still quite pleased with the jacket.  Got caught in the rain a few times and the jacket dried quick after the rain stopped.  I also just got the matching pants as well.  I have been wearing a pair of Trilobite Parado riding jeans, which also have D30 armor and are quite good.   I wanted something that would dry like the jacket when caught in a quick shower and the Marrakesh pants do that.  They also have D30 in the hips and knees and are not quite as restrictive fitting as the jeans.  They are made from the same material as the jacket and also have vents in the thighs for when it gets really hot.  The cut at the bottom of the leg is a very "full" or boot cut.  All in all, its a nice match to the jacket.  On chilly mornings I have worn some Under Armor running tights for added warmth underneath and then removed them in the coffee shop mens room when it got hot again later in the morning.

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    Re: Klim Marrakesh Jacket
    Reply #7 on: August 24, 2022, 09:41:07 am
    August 24, 2022, 09:41:07 am
    I nearly bought a a Marakesh jacket, then I found out it would not zip to my Badlands trousers so thought what is the point.

    So I bought a Held mesh jacket instead, which I am quite happy with.