Klim Latitude 840 Jacket
so far super happy
I've only had the chance to ride in the jacket once so far but i am super happy with my choice. living in the PNW i really wanted a fully waterproof jacket that i didn't have to worry about removable liners with. my first ride was about an hour long in washington rain, i only wore a t-shirt underneath, by the end of the ride i was dry and still relatively warm. waterproof and windproof is great. i'm of pretty small stature, but when i tried on other klim jackets the mediums were too small in the arms length. the large leaves plenty of room but still leaves the armor where it needs to be. it will be great for moving around a lot on trail rides and dual sporting and will keep me dry in the inevitable rain. i really like the long back and shorter front because it keeps air from coming up from the bottom like i had happen in my old jacket, the other upside to this fir is that it allows the jacket to sit comfortably when riding my klr and my honda hornet. closeout pricing was what got me to bite, and I'm glad i did. more riding will prove how good it is.
January 19, 2015
Simple the best
Great visability, high quality, best fit I had, best MC garment I ever had.
January 8, 2015
Definitely the best jacket I have owned, good airflow in our tropical climate with phenomenal weather protection during a monsoon storm, did not get one drop of water past the seals or seams, bloody brilliant, extremely comfortable and though quite a heavy jacket does not feel that heavy when it's on, would highly recommend these!
January 5, 2015
Honestly, I didn't expect this jacket to be as good as it is. I now have four jackets hanging in my closet that I will never wear again. My wife, who doesn't ride at all, took a look at the jacket and got upset at me for not having spent the extra money buying something that nice years ago. What I like best about it is the airflow, how it's really thin and blocks out any wind when I want it to. This means I get to decide exactly how warm or cold I want to be by simply adjusting what I wear underneath, which has worked out perfectly. It's in the 20-30's when I commute to work in the mornings and I only wear a fleece jacket underneath and I'm comfortable. I couldn't be happier!
January 5, 2015
great fit and features
I bought this because of the looks and colors, hi viz, the latest armor and the Gortex waterproofing. I wasn't disappointed.
January 5, 2015
This jacket is a replacement for a jacket I bought on this website about three years ago or so. Seriously love to ride and am slowly upgrading gear to ride more comfortably more often. Last fall had a rally to attend and ordered a jacket from another company, waited and waited for it. Then a week before the rally I cancelled my order and ordered the Latitude Misano. Was thinking I f'd up by passing on an American made jacket, but those fears were quickly laid to rest. The fit and finish on the Klim is exceptional. Heavy material is stiff at first; has broken in nicely. The ID pocket on the sleeve is a nice touch. It works as advertised, dry as a bone. During the winter, I throw on a soft cell jacket and am comfortable. Can't recommend highly enough.
January 3, 2015
The cost is warranted
I love this jacket. I love this jacket so much so that I have subsequently ordered the pants. That being said, I hovered my mouse over the "bang for the buck" slider and thought to myself, "is it completely worth the money?" After a moments pause, I answered absolutely. In days gone, I rode Ducatis and spent significantly more money on Vanson protective gear. Please understand me, I love Vanson gear and can't say enough great things about their products, but I am quickly feeling the same way about Klim's adventure gear. All of that being said, one question I still ask myself, what more would I get from Klim's more expensive jackets? The only answer I have would be if I wore the clothing for a living. I don't. I ride often, but the jacket isn't necessary for my livelihood. It is more than enough for the weekend warrior. Thanks and I hope this has been helpful.
December 30, 2014
Compared to other options in this segment the KLIM gear is worth the money. I like the longer length in the back for sport/touring and that it works for a more aggressive style. I also plan on using this for 3 seasons and don't see why it won't work. It fits well, is comfortable out of the box with little to no break in, and is very functional. I've been very impressed with it so far. I'm 6'2" and 320. I always go bigger than I need and the 3XL provides great options for wearing a fleece under the jacket with plenty of room. I've had issues with previous jackets with the armor in my shoulders restricting my movement of my helmet and don't have any of those issues with this jacket.
December 24, 2014