KLIM announced the release of two new motorcycle backpacks, the Arsenal 15 and Arsenal 30, expanding their lineup of riding bags and packs with a particular focus on durability, hot-weather comfort and ergonomic functionality. The Idaho-based company is an industry-leading innovator in riding gear and is proud to bring these new bags to the market.
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The Arsenal 15 is a mid-sized backpack with a chest harness connected by a single glove-friendly push button and has a capacity of 14 liters. KLIM tested this pack extensively in trail riding conditions, on the backs of professional off-road racers, and even at the 4-day 2021 Sea to Sky Hard Enduro. The result is a comfortable pack designed to carry a day’s worth of supplies in an organized fashion, while keeping the weight balanced and creating the best airflow possible across your back.
Rather than using elastic harness straps, which can wear out and require excessive tightening to keep secure, KLIM uses 4-point adjustable webbing straps across the Arsenal 15 chest harness. These can be fine-tuned to fit each rider, and negate the need for an added waist strap. Two pockets on the chest harness can fit a cell phone and snacks or other essentials.
The Arsenal 30 is a large-capacity backpack meant for riders carrying lots of supplies such as camera gear or camping gear. Highly adjustable shoulder straps and a waist belt help keep the pack secure. Further, the Arsenal 15 chest harness can be swapped to the Arsenal 30, and shoulder straps from the 30 can be swapped to the 15, allowing riders who own both packs to customize them as desired.
Both packs are designed with particular attention to temperature control in hot weather. The Arsenal 15 has an offset mesh back panel, bolstered by corrugated foam pillows, which creates exceptional airflow across the entire back. The Arsenal 30 uses large 3D mesh pillows and an open back panel to wick moisture and create airflow. Both packs use straps with 3D mesh to wick moisture.
When the weather turns foul, both packs include waterproof seam-taped rain flys to keep contents dry. These are intuitively stored and easy to access without removing or rearranging any backpack contents.
To keep the contents organized and secure, KLIM uses a number of unique features. For example, both Arsenal 30 side pockets are made of a stretchy material, allowing them to fit a standard 21” front inner tube or a 32oz/1L fuel bottle in each side. Inside each pocket are hidden compression straps, which keep the pockets accessible even when everything is cinched down. The main compartment has four zipper heads, which allow access into the bottom and sides without unzipping the entire pack. The Arsenal 15 also places its compression straps so the user retains access and function of exterior pockets while keeping the load secure.
Building off rider feedback and personal experience, KLIM’s new backpacks are an exciting step further into the riding pack market, and they carry the features and innovations necessary to compete heavily with more backpack-focused companies.
For more information, visit the KLIM website.