Klim Latitude Misano Jacket
Great jacket with great fit
After a long time of searching info on the internet, reading on forums and even trying the jackets I decided to go for the latitude (over the badlands). My weight approx 200 lbs and 6' I was between a Medium and Large, but by preferring the tight fit and short sleeve length the Medium fits perfectly, even with the klim midlayer. Just received the jacket so for the moment I do not have any practical experiences.............thanks revzilla for the great service!
December 3, 2013
Best jacket I have owned
Love this jacket. I have a good amount of miles on it now, still looks like new, durable and very comfortable. It is good for 4 seasons, protects you well from all weather conditions and has good ventilation for warm weather. I live in Florida and use it all year, although it could be a bit warm in the hot summer months, but need it with me because is perfect for rainy days, which in Florida could be any day. I also gave it a good try this year through the smokey mountains during the fall,kept me warm and comfy all the time. Good storage compartments/pockets, great windbreaker, good protection from rocks, bugs and rain. Fits well, adjustable to your needs. I am very satisfied with this purchase. Bought the matching pants as well.
November 26, 2013
Thank you Filip Lewicki with Revzilla Customer Service!
Here goes my detailed story hoping it may assist future Klim Latitude Misano jacket buyers that may have a similar buying experience. I am 5'9" tall and weigh about 155 lbs. I am broad-shouldered. I have a 42" chest and 34-35" arms. Filip truly went to great lengths to make sure I ordered the correct size jacket. There are no Klim dealers in my area (Dallas, TX) so I relied 100% on Filip's advice over the telephone/email. He personally located and tried on two different sized jackets (small and medium) and sent me pics via email. Luckily, Filip is built similarly to me. A picture really is worth a thousand words! Along with the pics he attached to the various emails he sent me, he made personal recommendations based on how the different sized jackets fit him.
I purchased a medium Latitude Misano jacket (with D3O armor removed) to be worn over a size medium Fox Titan Sport long-sleeved ballistic jersey in the cooler months. The jacket will be worn with D3O armor in place to be worn over a size medium Tourmaster Synergy (electric) liner jacket in the winter. I find that the jacket fits me rather well. The sleeves are the perfect length on and off the bike. A huge plus for me is the bungee cord adjustment at the top of the jacket collar. Once cinched down, it does a wonderful job of keeping the heat produced by my electric liner jacket from escaping from the jacket during cold rides (hot air rises!). On the other hand, the jacket vents very well when all 7 vents are opened in 86 degree farenheit weather. Thanks to the Gore Tex, the jacket is completely windproof. I rode my motorcycle home from work the other day for 20 highway miles at 70 MPH in 60 degree farenheit weather. I wore the jacket over my synthetic t-shirt and the pants over my underwear. I was never cool or cold!
The thing that impressed me the most when I first wore the jacket was just how substantial and rugged (i.e. heavy) it was! Even though my Latitude jacket is made in China, the craftsmanship seems top notch. I opted for the light gray colorway. It is gorgeous and different (not to mention cooler in the warmer months) compared to the basic black colorway in my opinion. Hope this review helps someone:)
November 20, 2013
Excellent adventure touring jacket
This is a great riding suit (jacket and pants) for adventure touring. Although the venting is not stellar, I love that the GoreTex is laminated into the shell. When it rains, you're never caught unprepared and there's never a need to pull over to insert or remove a waterproof layer. It's just a technical shell with a mesh interior, which is perfect for summer riding but you'll want to layer for cold weather riding. It's durable and protective enough in case of a fall but not so heavy that you feel stiff. I've done 10,000km in the Latitude through wind, rain, snow, and summer heat and I'm totally satisfied.
October 28, 2013
Just as advertised
You get what you pay for. A lot. Price and product. I bought this jacket after I went for a 3 day trip to the Olympic Peninsula with a friend that has this jacket. I got soaked with over the jacket rain gear . He didn't get damp for 3 days in the heaviest rain I have ever seen. I have worn this jacket for 3 weeks now in temps from 35 deg. to 70 deg. With layers it kept me warm at 35 and was comfortable at 70. Great jacket. The size is right on. I wear an XL in everything and this is right on.
October 17, 2013
I highly recommend this product.
I ride in Alaska so weather is always an issue. I recently completed a 1200 mile ride in 45 degree weather. 500 miles were in the rain and never got wet. The textile jacket is a little cooler than my leather jacket but I used an electric jacket liner and stayed warm. I can't comment on how this jacket performs in hot weather but the venting is significant. I am 6'1" and 240 pounds and purchased an XL. It fits me fine with room for a few layers. As some have already stated, the collar is a little tall but I didn't mind because it kept the cool wind off my neck. I love all the pockets and functionality.
October 14, 2013
Very well though-out design. Durable without being stiff. The break-in is quick. It's comfortable both off and ON the bike. Those side zipped gussets really do prevent the jacket from bunching up - nice. The pockets are perfectly sized and not excessive in number. It's really a great, waterproof "everything you need, nothing you don't" kind of jacket.
October 14, 2013
You get what you pay for!
I am very impressed with the jacket. It truly is Water Proof. Was is a torrential down pour for 4 hours and not a drop entered yet still breathable you gota love Gortex! As for protection the Misano Klim Suit kept me all in one piece after a high side with a heavy impact i was happy to say that i had a slight separation of shoulder as apposed to a 3rd degree or broken collarbone and the jacket and pants kept my skin on for the slide. Again you get what you pay for so i have never been one to cheap out on good quality gear and no one should when it comes to riding a motorcycle period.
October 1, 2013