Klim Latitude Jacket
Just finished my first trip with the 2015 Klim Lattitude jacket. Probably got a little more info than I originally bargained for but here it goes. Did a 811 mile first day ride from Okc to Cortez Colorado. Temps ranged from low 60's am to over 100 in Albuquerque NM. Venting works well although I did wear a cooling vest in the very high temps. Am temps in Colorado were as low as 49 deg. so closing the vents gave a good option to warm up a bit. I do think the jacket could have more exterior pockets for my taste. I can never have enough places to stuff things from phone to a candy bar and billfold. I did have the unfortunate chance to test the C30 armor in a get off on the trail. It works as advertised and probably saved me from a arm brake even though I did break 3 ribs. I feel the cost of the jacket compared to other safety equipment, helmet, good boots, gloves etc. is right in line with what you get. Buy a cheaper jacket and you will be replacing it in a few years. Buy an expensive on and it last a lifetime. Overall very happy with performance and value. Would definitely buy again with no regrets. Klim quality is second to none.
August 27, 2015
Great jacket.. could use a few changes
great jacket. D30 armor comfy. a bit stiff still but good looking jacket.. I would change the fastening direction of the waist straps and "I" Cant reach the rear vent with jacket on..I had a first gear Kilimanjaro jacket and pants which i loved but decided that if I gave it to my son for his riding safety, I could rationalize buying this Klim Latitude jacket. with the D30 and the lack of liner it stows away on the bike nicely when off the bike. the stiffness makes it want to ride up on you a little which I hope will change when it loosens up.. I due like it and would buy it again.
The Kilimanjaro needed re-waterproofing now and again.. Kim Gortex is badass...
August 11, 2015
I live in a climate where the temps easily reach and exceed 117 degrees. This jacket is perfect. It affords good protection from the wind and sand very well. As long as you are moving it works as well as advertised. If you're stuck in traffic, it does get a bit warm, though no fault of its own. I ordered the hi-vis version as I want the extra added safety of being seen. I have no complaints to register. A suggestion worth mentioning would be to have more pockets. The zippers are easy to grab when wearing gloves. The added liner will not do me much good as we only receive about 5 days of rain per year. Though it may help when the temps finally drop to the 70's in the winter here. All well said and done it does the job it advertises and does it very well.
August 4, 2015
Great, No nonsense jacket
This jacket works, it fits well, comfortable, ( large is very slightly snug, 5'10", 34" waist, 43" chest). Lots of easy movement with out billowing in the wind. Good adjustability. Revzilla was very helpful in the sizing department and as usual the shipping was fast.
July 27, 2015
This is my first Klim jacket, and first jacket of any kind without a liner. Wasn't sure how I'd like this, but I'm finding I love it. Nice airflow, very comfortable in cool and warm weather, as the Gore-Tex breathes well, and waterproof. I should add that I'm about 6'1" and 200, and the Large is perfect, with nice long arms for me. The neck is slightly big and open in cool weather, but i wear a neck gaiter when it's chilly, so no problem there. I would say this jacket is heavier than just the outer jacket, without the liner, on other jackets, so it's nice when it's cooler out and slightly warmer when it's warm. My jacket looks exactly as pictured, and I should note that I paid $500 as I got it earlier this season from a local Klim rep. Nice.
June 18, 2015
great looking jacket fits true to size.Color is not whats pictured.
Jacket looks good but does not have the grey panel across the back like pictured,it is all black with grey on sleeves.otherwise looks and fits great.Haven't ridden in it yet will update when I do.
June 17, 2015
Below average for price
I bought this jacket as my first Klim product. The things I look for in a jacket: number 1, protection in a crash; number 2, protection from the elements; number 3, features and comfort. I ride in 4 seasons.
For the price, I expected much better protection. The armor in the elbows and shoulders is severely lacking for the price. Elbow armor especially. Does not cover your forearm so if I crash a broken forearm would not be surprising. I am used to much better armor in less expensive jackets. Klim definitely skimped with this armor.
Arms are a little short as well. I wear a medium and with my arms extended in the riding position, the cuffs are above my wrist bone. If I did not have gauntlet style gloves, a couple inches of skin would be showing.
Jacket is quite comfortable and the side gusset is really nice. I like that feature. Air flow is also good. Haven't ridden in the rain yet but one of the reasons I got the jacket was for the Gortex, so I'm sure I'll be fine in that department.
I considered the Klim Apex jacket as well, but it was really tight in the elbows and it was uncomfortable to reach up toward my helmet. I would not be able to get any layers on under it because of the tightness. I'm not body builder or anything. Regular size arms. Not impressed with Klim at this point. For the amount this jacket costs they don't deliver. Recommend skipping this one.
June 11, 2015