Klim Latitude 840 Jacket
Overhyped, under-thought design
There's all kinds of technology in the Klim Adventure, Badlands and Latitude gear. But one has to wonder if the designers have ever made clothing before.
The jacket overall is 1 size too small, but one size too big around the shoulders. Arms are 2-3 sizes too long.
Fabric is excessively thick and bulky. Venting is inadequate. Waterproofing is ... questionable due to lack of water proof/resistant main zipper.
September 25, 2014
Best Jacket I've ever owned
Klim makes the best gear. Once you've ridden in the pouring rain with Gore-Tex, you will never go back to anything else.
This jacket is well made, well thought out, and very functional. It has plenty of airflow as well - note as well that for 2014 the map pockets on the front of the jacket are backed by mesh inside the jacket. This means that they function as large vents as well when opened. Very nice. I got tired of carrying liners around. They take up precious luggage space and when it rains, your jacket ends up being soaked and heavy - and then when it stops raining you have to put back the wet liner into your dry luggage. Ugh. What a pain. With Klim, when it starts to pour, you just zip up the vents and keep riding. No fussing around on the side of the road. The Misano fabric is nice an soft, the jacket feels worn it already. Expensive? yes. Worth it? Absolutely. Like anything in life you get what you pay for. Not only is it totally waterproof, that jacket is very comfortable on a long ride. So Stop messing around with cheaper gear that you will end up replacing anyway. Just buy the Klim - in the long run you will save money.
September 23, 2014
Attractive, well-featured and functional
Just 24 hours with the jacket now, but it's meeting or exceeding expectations so far. The one interesting point I'll make is that despite the integral Gore-Tex, this jacket does vent directly to the body. So, with vents open it will not remain waterproof - though presumably you don't want the vents open in a soaker anyway. I had been under the impression that jackets with integral Gore-Tex (i.e. not a removable liner) would be a cool-weather jacket b/c of a lack of direct venting. I'm pleased to see that's not the case with the Misano.
Little features I like - a cinching mechanism for the neck gaiter, a convenient loop to thread an earbuds cord through, plentiful interior and exterior pockets, very comfortable fabric in the neck gaiter, and substantial zippers and buttons.
September 16, 2014
Worth the money
I've had this jacket for 3 months now. The style and protection are great and I'm confident in the D3O armor in the event I have a get off. The jacket is a little warm for the summer but with the gortex and vents it flows air ok. I could use vertical exhaust vents in the rear instead of the single horizontal vent and some top of the shoulder color bone vents to get some air moving down your back. But this is a very comfortable jacket and I'm excited to wear it as the weather starts to cool off.
September 2, 2014
I wanted a jacket that was waterproofed with out the need of a liner that would work as a cold weather jacket with my heated liner.
I'm impressed how well this flows air, I've warn it up to 95 degrees and have been comfortable.
The jacket does not come with a thermal liner. Which I think is great. A good fleece, wool,cdown sweater, or heated liner will get the job done much better than most of the liners that come with jackets.
D3O back protector included!
Fit is a bit large, I'm 6'2 200lbs and wear a large in everything. But I was swimming in a large and could not since the sleeves down. The medium fits perfectly.
This jacket was not on my radar, I went to the Revzilla store in Philly with plans on buying Revit Posiden Jacket. I think this is a much better jacket at a better price.
September 1, 2014
Keeps me dry
This is my first "real" jacket. Wish I had bought klim years ago. Just road 1600 mi out west. From 100 * to 50 *. Jacket was great until it got over 85 degrees. Then had to go for something lighter. Hit a lot of rain and was bone dry. If I'm going to use it in cold weather, I Definatley need a liner or a fleece. For being 100% waterproof , I breathes unbelievably well. I bought an xtra large so I can layer up underneath for the cold. The salesman thought I'd be better in the large, but I felt to confined and like the extra room. Buy it. You won't be disappointed !!
August 18, 2014
Jacket is great...I'm 6'2" 205lbs, athletic build and a large fits perfect...but I really want to send a shout out to Revzilla. By far the best customer service based organization I've ever ordered from. Not only do they provide helpful recommendations on sizing, there delivery service is speedy! They definitely have the delight customer mentality perfected!
June 19, 2014
Nice jacket fit is good for a small man
Just received this jacket today so I can't say much about its performance but...
When I was reading reviews for this jacket, all I could read was how the fit was for really big guys.
I'm a small man so I'll pitch in my reviews on the fit.
I'll get back after wearing it for a while for technical side of it.
I am 5'-7" and weight 150 pounds.
I was recommended by Revzilla to order a medium cause the sleeves would be short in a small.
I was afraid the jacket would be large and baggy on my frame.
It's not the case ;)
The fit is very good, I have room for layering and the adjustment make this jacket very comfortable.
The jacket is well made and it looks really good.
Again thumbs up for Revzilla and their great service.
Ps: excuse my English, I'm a French guy from Quebec .
July 29, 2014