Klim Latitude Misano Hi Vis Jacket
Snug as a bug in a rug
I am an intermediate rider who has to navigate through the madness of Silicon Valley traffic and...I am, let's say, a bit fluffy around the middle.
Most riding jackets are prohibitively thin around the middle and this is definitely a great riding jacket for commute or cruising.
The armor the jacket ships with is more than adequate and a number of velcro straps allows you to ensure the elbow protection are in their proper place when riding. Lots of pockets inside and out, lots of adjustments and small touches which really demonstrate what a well thought out and quality product this is.
Hi-Viz all the way!
Great jacket which I would definitely recommend to serious riders (the investment is worth it...or at least skipping starbucks for a few weeks to afford the jacket...no cup holder on my bike anyways)
February 25, 2015
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
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
awesome jacket, just a slight bit big but doable
The fact that the jacket is slightly large is my fault, I bought an XL thinking that my size (6'1 215lbs) and when I tried it on it felt just right. Now when I ride with it on I have issues with it fitting just slightly big, just slightly but enough to notice.
That being said it is still FAR better than my old jacket and I a more than happy with Revzilla and its service.
February 9, 2015
My beloved Teknic Freeway had finally given up the ghost, and I needed a new Hi-Viz jacket for commuting. The Freeway was fantastic, though it was just too warm for summertime (really anything over 80). The Latitude has gotten great reviews, and the Misano version seemed to have been further refined, so I decided to give it a shot.
The fit is fantastic. I'm 6'2", 35" waist, 34" inseam, 205 pounds, and a 44" chest. The Large fits perfectly, and with the adjustments I can tailor the fit reasonably well to accommodate layers for the winter.
In hot weather, the combination of the light color and the plethora of vents makes the jacket more comfortable than I would have expected. It still gets hot over 90 degrees (more so than my BMW Rallye 3), but that's the price you pay for having the Gore Tex.
The pockets are well thought-out, if a bit small. The collar is just about perfect in height, and it's not too stiff. The sleeves are the right length.
Negatives? Two vertical vents on the back would work far better than the single horizontal vent, and would be better with a hydration pack. At this price point, it's bizarre that there's no bicep cinch adjuster.
Still, it's a great jacket and I don't regret getting it.
December 22, 2014
Excellent moto attire can be hard to find for chicks if you are averse to pink and prefer something protective, not just stylish. After having another well respected protective clothing vendor's jacket and feeling like I was wearing a jacket cut in the shape of a garbage bag, I am totally happy with my Klim. It is well fitted and the features well thought out. Keeps me warm in the cold, cool in the heat, dry in the rain and I don't look like Bozo the clown. I highly recommend this jacket.
December 8, 2014
Bad A** Jacket
Really nice jacket with great styling and made with great material. I'm 6'10" and 240 so I got the 2XL so its a little roomy, which I like. Great vents for airlflow. I live in Las Vegas and can wear this up to about 95 degrees. Sleeves are as long as any jacket out there. My only knock is the collar isn't the most comfortable, tends to ride back and hit my throat so I have to adjust it everyonce in a while. I would highly recommend all of the Klim products.
December 8, 2014