Klim Latitude Misano Jacket
Simple the best
Great visability, high quality, best fit I had, best MC garment I ever had.
January 8, 2015
Definitely the best jacket I have owned, good airflow in our tropical climate with phenomenal weather protection during a monsoon storm, did not get one drop of water past the seals or seams, bloody brilliant, extremely comfortable and though quite a heavy jacket does not feel that heavy when it's on, would highly recommend these!
January 5, 2015
Honestly, I didn't expect this jacket to be as good as it is. I now have four jackets hanging in my closet that I will never wear again. My wife, who doesn't ride at all, took a look at the jacket and got upset at me for not having spent the extra money buying something that nice years ago. What I like best about it is the airflow, how it's really thin and blocks out any wind when I want it to. This means I get to decide exactly how warm or cold I want to be by simply adjusting what I wear underneath, which has worked out perfectly. It's in the 20-30's when I commute to work in the mornings and I only wear a fleece jacket underneath and I'm comfortable. I couldn't be happier!
January 5, 2015
The cost is warranted
I love this jacket. I love this jacket so much so that I have subsequently ordered the pants. That being said, I hovered my mouse over the "bang for the buck" slider and thought to myself, "is it completely worth the money?" After a moments pause, I answered absolutely. In days gone, I rode Ducatis and spent significantly more money on Vanson protective gear. Please understand me, I love Vanson gear and can't say enough great things about their products, but I am quickly feeling the same way about Klim's adventure gear. All of that being said, one question I still ask myself, what more would I get from Klim's more expensive jackets? The only answer I have would be if I wore the clothing for a living. I don't. I ride often, but the jacket isn't necessary for my livelihood. It is more than enough for the weekend warrior. Thanks and I hope this has been helpful.
December 30, 2014
Compared to other options in this segment the KLIM gear is worth the money. I like the longer length in the back for sport/touring and that it works for a more aggressive style. I also plan on using this for 3 seasons and don't see why it won't work. It fits well, is comfortable out of the box with little to no break in, and is very functional. I've been very impressed with it so far. I'm 6'2" and 320. I always go bigger than I need and the 3XL provides great options for wearing a fleece under the jacket with plenty of room. I've had issues with previous jackets with the armor in my shoulders restricting my movement of my helmet and don't have any of those issues with this jacket.
December 24, 2014
Loved it-comfortable gear
I switched from wearing leather to this KLIM gear and wish I'd done it years ago. It didn't take but a day to be broken in to my liking. It is very comfortable and has several vents to provide airflow when it's hot and it totally seals out drafts when it's cold.The black color really does absorb the heat so keep that in mind if you plan on riding where it's 90+ degrees F. The temperature did get to 44 degrees F and I was only chilly with a long sleeve t-shirt on underneath. I "dinged" it on comfort only because I did notice the collar is a bit annoying because it stands up and catches on my helmet chin strap when I turn my head. As far as durability--the leather on the inside lower part of the leg should extend around the leg a bit more as I melted the first layer of it on my pipes. Probably just my bad but for that kind of money that shouldn't even be a possibility. Oddly enough I didn't get rained on a 12-day, 4,100 mile trip so I can't speak to its waterproof features but being that it is Gore-Tex I was almost hoping it would rain! I am so happy with the product I bought a second one in light gray--pants too.
December 8, 2014
Excellent all-weather touring jacket
Took the jacket on an 8-day fall tour up to Nova Scotia a couple of weeks after receiving it. Started on an 85 degree sunny day, and saw temps down to 40 and spent my last day in steady rain. Was as comfortable as anyone can reasonably expect to be in a non-mesh jacket on a hot day - airflow is decent, though not quite as good as my old BMW Rally 2. With everything open I was pretty happy as long as I was moving. In cooler weather the jacket was outstanding, no complaints, and after a full day of rain I remained warm and dry.
Plenty of pockets, and good freedom of movement. Jacket is a little stiff, but is starting to loosen up a bit as it gets broken in. Definitely happy I picked the light grey color as I am sure black would have been unpleasant in the hot sun. I am 6'2" 195 lbs, the large size is comfortable even with a thick sweater on underneath.
December 8, 2014
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