Klim Latitude Misano Jacket
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 purchased the Klim Latitude Jacket over the winter because I was using a Joe Rocket mesh jacket with the rain liner in for the past couple of winters, and I thought this would be a nice upgrade for winter riding. Southern Arizona does not have harsh winters, but some mornings it is a little chilly and the Joe Rocket was just not cutting it for me. I am 6’ 3” and 265, according to the size chart I was between the XL and XXL. I opted for the XXL. The fact that it is a little bigger than I needed allows for layering and if I am not going to layer I can use the many adjustable straps to shrink it down.
So far I have warn this down to 45 degrees without any layers, 35 with layers and have been very comfortable. It has not gotten hot here in Arizona yet, but I have worn it up to 90 degrees. I will say thanks to the mesh lining and with all the vents open it was not too bad. I would not want to do stop and go traffic with anything warmer, but going 45+ down the road it was comfortable. I ride with a couple of others that have this jacket and they have worn it during the hot summer months of Arizona and have not complaints.
I did a lot of research in determining which jacket I wanted and the Klim Latitude Jacket won out. It has been a very comfortable jacket with lots of pockets, adjustment straps and vents. I like having the D3O as a back protector over the pad that is in my Joe Rocket mesh jacket. I would highly recommend this jacket.
April 22, 2015
Solid Jacket, just order it, reviews are correct...
Jacket is legit, light weight for the armor...
Arm vents in right location for GS upright stance.
I'm 220 at 6 foot, solid xl on everything and on my last alpine stars jacket was 2x to be able to layer. Might have been able to get away with a Large in this jacket. Sleeves run long (but easier to tuck in or go over top of your gloves).
I got the gray, normally a black jacket guy, like the looks but I see some "extra" washing in my future.
My riding buddies are hooked and ordering KLIM for our upcoming trip west, you should do the same...
April 6, 2015
Really wanted to like this jacket....
The collar....if only they did something about this collar. Every time I turn my head left or right my helmets chin strap catches on the collar. It drivers me crazy. What every you do, DON'T REMOVE THE TAGS. I made the mistake of removing the tags from the jacket and going for a ride. It only took one ride to realize there was something not right about the collar. I contacted Revilla and Klim, neither were any help. I waited a long time to buy a Klim jacket, what a disappointment!
April 5, 2015
This jacket is very well made, and of the highest quality materials, it looks good and is very comfortable. When you get it out of the box, immediately you can feel the substance of greatness. At first feel, you might think the pads would add discomfort, as they have noticeable weight, but they conform to your body, and you don't even feel them since the weight is so well distributed. I have been riding in 30 degree weather in Pittsburgh and it is very warm with only a thin Under Armor thermal long sleeve shirt. The rain, wind and snow are nothing to this jacket. It has well placed pockets, both inside and out that are easy to access, even with gloves on. The visibility is excellent, with the reflective touches placed perfectly.
I'm 6' 2" and 200 lbs and thought the size Large would do it, but I had to bump up to the XL, and it's perfect. The Large was just a bit snug on my upper arms and in the chest, but the XL--though only a scosh bigger---is just right. The ability to adjust the velcro sleeve bands, and the sides means that you can really trim it up nice so that it just feels like an extension of your body.
I read other reviews about the collar, and was concerned it would be uncomfortable, but it's not. When you are on a bike, in a riding position, the fit around the neck is exactly where you want it: snug, but there is no irritation on the chin or neck as others would have you believe. It's air and water tight, and so I'm not sure where the others had a problem. I suppose if you put it on and sit down to watch TV it could bunch beneath the chin, but believe me when I tell you it is exactly the right fit for when you are on a bike.
I was really concerned about spending this much money on a jacket, but I am so happy with it, I would recommend it to anyone. Once you put it on and take a ride in whatever weather that comes your way, you will be just as thrilled as I am.
March 31, 2015
Excellent construction and design
Klim makes excellent products and this is no different.
March 30, 2015
Great jacket for the money
I bought this jacket on sale instead of the newest version of the latitude.
Glad I did, it is a stronger version of the Latitude Misano.
Klim made the new Latitude jackets out of more flexible material to alleviate some complaints about the jacket being too stiff.
Some of the reviews state that this jacket runs large. That is true in that the arms tend to be longer for some reason. I am 5'8" and 197 lbs. I have fairly broad shoulders and the XL jacket fits me really well in that area. (Although I think a large may have fit me too. Each jacket has a wide rage of sizes it can accommodate. ) I've had many jackets over my 30+ years of riding and say unequivocally that this jacket is one of the best. I have a Fieldsheer cordura jacket that used to be my mainstay after I got rid of a really wrong Aerostich roadcrafter suit. The Fieldsher was pretty good but not up to the standards you see with Klim. The Aerostich hype doesn't begin to mention how uncomfortable it is. Break in, right...
I've ridden in the rain with this jacket and it really did keep me dry.
By far the most important takeaway from this review is that Klim makes some very comfortable, safe, very strong, and good looking gear. Hope this review helped you.
May 5, 2015