Klim Latitude Misano Jacket
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 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
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
My new all-rounder
Been looking for a new Gore-Tex shell to replace my old gear. Could not have been more happy with this jacket. I was specifically looking for an unlined shell to layer with that was waterproof and would take me well into 3+ seasons of riding. I have yet to test it in the rain, but I'm sure it will score high marks as well. The Large fit is perfect for me (6'2", 185lbs) with enough room for layers underneath or just a tshirt. The cut is a bit more tapered than other jackets I've worn, but not like a pair of skinny jeans. This thing vents surprisingly well, but I can imagine switching back to my mesh for 90+ days. I'd rather sacrifice the GoreTex for breathability when its truly hot out.
Adequate pockets, extremely well-constructed, but lighter fabric (misano) so gives that broken in feel right off
the rack. Armor, while not adjustable, fits me in all the right places and can't beat the D30 package it comes with. Opted for the grey for better warmer weather. I especially like the gusset for expanded mobility when standing on pegs and the reflectivity of the logos, piping, etc.
I was seriously debating this jacket for the older Latitude with 840D all over, but am very pleased I did not. I feel as though I am super picky when it comes to riding gear, and although "they" say there is no such thing as the perfect piece, I'm beginning to think this jacket and my Darien pants will be with me for a long long time.
May 8, 2015
Best jacket ever
I bought this thing last week and took it for a ride.... Not just any ride but 4000 miles in a week! So during my trip the temp was from a low of about 48 to a high of 102, but I was never terribly uncomfortable. For the first time ever I have a jacket that the vents really work! If I said I was never warm or cool i'd be lying but I used this all week with no base layer without issue. I didn't get to try out the waterproofness but I suspect it would be fine. I was hesitant after seeing stuff about the collar but what I found was to ensure that the zipper was all the way up and everything was fine. If you leave it unzipped even a little with the Velcro closed its like having a saw blade on your neck. It is really comfortable after a little bit of wear and I found myself not removing it for stops to eat. Go on hit the buy button this thing is great and if it's not Zilla has always been good with returns.
May 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