Klim Latitude Misano Hi Vis Jacket (Size SM Only)
Using a touring jacket for commuting to work
Klim has won me over with the build quality and durability of their products. Backed by a generous lifetime guarantee, these factors justify the price. However, a brand promise as strong as Klim's can get in the way of the most important aspect of choosing riding gear: fitment. You can shop features, and you can shop price, but these aspects are irrelevant if the gear doesn't fit comfortably.
I wanted a loose-enough fitting jacket I could wear over business clothes without needing extra gear to accommodate the hot days or the wet days. Klim's American box cut accommodates a variety of body shapes and sizes with adjustment points: at the neck, butt, waist, biceps, and wrists.
I recommend taking the time and spending the money to try several jackets. If this one fits you, you'll be very pleased with its features and durability.
I wear this jacket with the Klim Torrent Gore-Tex Over Pants and REV'IT! Rodeo Boots to and from work in the heat/wet of Houston, Texas five days a week.
A size small fits my body:
height 175cm 68in
weight 63.50kg 140lbs
shoulders 37.00cm 14.57in
arms 62.00cm 24.41in
biceps 27.50cm 10.83in
chest 91.00cm 35.83in
Waistline 82.00cm 32.28in
July 27, 2015
Finally for man-sizes.....
Went through so many jackets trying to find a replacement for my 8 year old Rev'it adventure jacket -- and wasn't thrilled with Rev'it prices or their colors to be honest. Must've tried 4 or 5 others before this one hit the nail on the head. Great style, super venting and armor - great adjustability. And just right for a 'bigger' guy like me: 6'2", 265 with a 36 sleeve and 42 waist.
YES - a 2XL that actually fits......and looks great. AWESOME
August 14, 2015
Awesome Klim Jacket !!!!
Just bought this jacket for our 2 week ride, will be visiting
5 western states. I will have a better assessment of this jacket after we get back. So far I have worn it in 60 to 106 degree temperatures, haven't tested it in the rain yet.
I have always liked Klim, but have had a hard time paying so much for their products. I finally bit the bullet and bought this jacket, I am glad I did. I like the fact that I can wear layers underneath, it has the many vents for airflow and it is a well constructed jacket that will last for a long time.
I normally wear a 2x jacket, but the x- large fit's great. (5'10" 230 lbs.) 38" waist 47" chest.
August 10, 2015
If you're looking for "crash test dummy" protection, this is it!
I've been wearing this jacket for two continuous months and am entering the third and last month of this summer's trip. Experienced 100F+ temps leaving the SW in early June and with all vents open, the airflow kept me comfortable with just a t shirt beneath. Suiting up before moving can feel like a sauna bi put once moving, all good. Jacket takes some breaking in before it begins to conform to one's body. It also has a tendency to bunch up around neck and shoulders if you don't adjust the long tail under your backside to hold it down.
In the rain...and I do mean RAIN as in 5+ consecutive days in Ontario. I stayed dry and comfortable with various vents open/closed. On cold NW Montana mountain mornings and evenings, layering with thermal underwear and a light fleece did the trick.
Overall, a very good product, worth the investment.
August 4, 2015
I love this jacket. I have the hi viz and I enjoy it. I wore it to about 30°F and stayed warm with a wool sweater and vest. It holds up well in the rain, I stayed dry. And now summer in Chicago has finally started. It is great. It is warm in stop and go traffic but you remain relatively comfortable. The vents do a great job of channeling air over sweat to keep you cool (when moving of course). Lots of pockets for stuff and yes it's expensive but it's worth it especially when you see the dorks on scooters and flip flops getting soaked and you stay dry and comfortable. Would not hesitate to buy again.
June 10, 2015
I have only had this jacket for a short while but proven it shelf to be the best jacket I have ever owned.
I had a trip to Louisville, KY a couple of weekends ago from Maryland (611 miles one way) in temps above 90 and in the 70s with rain. When it was 90 degrees as long as I was moving I had no problem, air flow was great. When Stopped I heated up pretty fast. With the hot sun beating down on me the jacket never seem to absorb the heat, it reflected it.
Great jacket, I am going to buy the Klim Latitude Pants now.
June 25, 2015
I don’t know why I shop at Revzilla.
I keep buying stuff I don’t want and they keep sending it quickly. I just ordered replacement armor for my Klim Dakar pants and some new Spidi gloves. None of these things I want. I would prefer to ride a motorcycle like a cruiser dude with his 100% cotton American flag bandana do-rag helmet, black t shirt and fingerless gloves with a total retail cost of $29.50.
But I don’t. I go to Revzilla, watch Anthony talk in detail about everything, read the purchaser reviews and then buy things that cost a whole lot more than jeans and a t shirt.
Last October I took a ride to get new tires on my ’07 BMW K1200GT, then an inspection. While I waited for tires I demo’d a BMW R1200GSW and a BMW F800 Adventure. The next day I rode 340 miles in the rain. I liked the new Michelin Pilot 4’s. During that day I had an electric vest cease being electric, a rain jacket with a bad zipper I decided was disposable and I tossed some cheap “waterproof” gloves into the trash. I needed better gear. I tried on the BMW Rally suit while at the dealer. Didn’t fit but it was almost sale priced right on a rainy day in October with 160 miles to go.
Through the fall and winter I pondered long and hard about buying the Klim 840 Latitude jacket. It is what motorcycle owners do in the winters that bring three blizzards in 5 weeks. I looked at everything, Aerostich, Rev’it, Tourmaster, Olympia, Alpinestar all the other names Revzilla carries but had focused on Klim. I am big but fit and nothing with a European cut other than a glove is going to fit me (6’ tall, 230#, 38” waist, 48” chest, the XL works). Last fall I was staring at the website watching Anthony tell me about the Klim Misano Latitude jacket. I was back and forth between the 840 Latitude and the Misano throughout the winter, the Misano a bit lighter with better D3O armor, the Latitude heavier without D3O. In February when I was about ready to pull the trigger on the Misano I noticed that the Misano price, which had been the same as the Latitude, had increased by $150. I called Revzilla to see if that was really the case and they said it was. That made the decision simple. They are discontinuing the Latitude for the more stylish Misano and getting rid of that sub $500 price point. That price point is high enough for me. Aerostich was considered option however it is nearly $600 and has its own armor and no spine armor without an $85 upgrade. Glad I have the Klim.
I got the Latitude in black and a pleasant surprise was it came equipped with the D3O armor. Being the wonderful husband I am I had my patient non-riding wife hold the armor in her hands to see how it flexed. Then I put the armor on the counter and showed how hitting it with a hammer made it get hard. She asked if a hammer would do the same thing for me. I answered that a new BMW 1200GSW might. She said she was pleased that I was protecting myself then returned to watching dog videos on Facebook.
In late May I rode 1,900 miles over 4 days from Cape Cod through West Virginia to Ohio and back, on interstate and nearly 900 miles of two lane. I left at 50 degrees temperatures, it dropped into the 40’s. Day two in West Virginia it dropped to 48 degrees at high elevations and was blowing at 20mph in the highlands. No problem. By day 4 on the return trip I was in the mid-80s’s some places and the venting works. It is a superior jacket. I neglected to pack the heated vest which would have been welcome, but properly layered the jacket was excellent. I hit rain on the interstate in northern Virginia for about 30 miles before my hotel. It is great to not have to add rain gear. I just changed gloves. It worked as advertised. My bike has good fairing and my arms felt the coolness from the water on them, but they were dry. I understand why some reviews say it is stiff, it is. But it works. I am very pleased with the 840 Latitude. On the trip I saw a lot of people riding in T shirts and jeans or shorts and sneakers. Early morning (7am) on the interstate in PA I saw a couple of BMWs and a Triumph Tiger rider all fully geared with Klim and other brands. I watched stupid drivers while I rode 550 miles in one day and reminded myself that half the population is below average. So I dress and ride with that knowledge and wear a full helmet rather than a do rag.
June 1, 2015
This jacket, compared to my old jackets, is wind and waterproof. After breaking it in (which took one 2-day ride in the rain), it is very comfortable. Having a lot of pockets is very handy also. Haven't had a chance to check the airflow as it has been pretty cold weather so far. I like the ability to be able to use under layers with this jacket as compared to the Badlands Pro which would not have accommodated a mid layer.
Great service and price from Revzilla, my go-to store.
April 13, 2015