Klim Women's Altitude Jacket
Durable, comfortable and stylish.
I purchased both the jacket and the pants in gray and immediately took them on a 1,000 mile adventure on and off road in 100+ degree heat. Despite the substantial construction, the ventilation system worked well and I was able to stay comfortable all week on the road. Thankfully I have not had to test the protection, but the adjustments work well to place the knee and elbow pads where they need to be.
I'm 5'9", 175 lbs and purchased the jacket in Large and the pants in 12. The fit is spot on. I have broad shoulders, so was hesitant to purchase a women's fit jacket, but it fits great.
July 6, 2015
The fit is small, the jacket feels great but the breast pockets are useless on a woman. Have ridden in 50 & 80 degree weather and the jacket workers as advertised, have not been caught in the rain yet so I don't know how dry it will keep me yet. This is by far the best jacket I have owned, hope I don't get to check out the body armor.
May 4, 2015
Fits well, looks great, feels great!
I bought the Klim Altitude jacket and pants as my textile option and I love this set. The jacket fits well, looks great, has excellent features throughout. I feel protected but it's not bulky at all. I get good air flow when I open the vents, but am toasty warm if I close them all up. I love that it's Gore-tex so I am waterproof and can layer if I want added warmth. I look forward to years of riding with this combo.
May 4, 2015
Multiple season jacket
In eighty degree weather, if you're not moving, it's getting hot. For Texas summers in triple digits, it might be too much. Although from 20 to 80 degree weather, it is very versatile. We are all year riders.
April 8, 2015
pockets are too small - but otherwise very functional
Well worth the cost - good fit - did well in its first trial in wet weather.
April 6, 2015
I bought this jacket to replace my old (2010) Kilimanjaro. The Altitude jacket has a more women's specific fit, so it is less bulky and easier to move around in. I bought the large, thinking it would be a little too big for me. Once I added the heated liner and a fleece underneath, it fit perfectly. I have worn this jacket in cold temperatures and in heavy rain. I have not had the chance to test it in warm weather yet. This jacket is definitely comfortable and absolutely waterproof.
April 6, 2015
Best jacket ever! Built tough, but stylishly for a woman. Vents wiell, tough zippers, waterproof...the padding kept me safe & the jacket only looked scuffed after I hit a deer, hit the gravel, totaled my bike & walked away with only a broken collarbone
September 1, 2014
Excellent jacket with some flaws
It's a nice jacket. At this price point, I'd say that's a given. I waited to review this until it got a good rain test. It kept me dry in 70 miles of moderately heavy rain. The contents of the waterproof pockets were not so fortunate. Luckily I had my phone in a ziploc bag just in case. This was particularly disappointing since they had apparently waterproof zippers. The upper outside breast pockets are only useful for flat items because they sit right on your chest at it's most protruding vertical level. One of them has a pouch intended for eyeglasses or sunglasses. Fine idea expect the location makes it unusable as the glasses or anything else bulky presses into you on the inside and makes a ridiculous looking protrusion on the outside. Lowering those pockets would make them usable. The back of the neck has a snugger to tighten the jacket around your neck. Good idea, but bad location at the back of the neck makes it a constant hair puller, even when my hair is tucked into my helmet. The inside pockets are made of the mesh liner material, which is a comfortable liner but lousy pocket material. It's too flimsy. Some of the pockets close with a little velcro tab, not secure for small items, thus requiring more ziploc bags. The zippered inside pocket is so flimsy that it requires two hands to operate, one to hold the end of the zipper the other to pull.
It's somewhat tailored to a woman's shape, though I find it baggy around the middle. Yes you can adjust the waist nice and small, but I still have all that excess fabric, just as when wearing men's jackets. It's long enough for my 5'11" height, very exciting since tall women's motorcycle gear is almost non-existent. The front zipper closure works very well and is fast to open and close, much better than my Olympia which required an extensive snapping process. The vents are easy to open and close, though not as effective as the Olympia they are MUCH faster and easier to operate. The neck is well-designed and comfortable with an effective way to keep the front tab open without flapping.
So overall a terrific jacket with a few flaws.
June 3, 2014