The updated Latitude Misano Jacket and Pant enters the KLIM family with adventurous, comfortable riding in mind. Delivering increased mobility and lighter-weight while still providing KLIM-worthy durability, the Latitude Misano series is set to perform. For riders ready to ride in a broken-in jacket and pant from the get-go, the Latitude Misano offers the easiest fit. The GORE-TEX® Performance Shell and Misano Cordura® fabric laminate in the main body of each piece adds flexibility while KLIM’s 840D Cordura® and GORE-TEX® Laminate take on the toughest duties in the highest abrasion zones.
GORE-TEX® 2-LAYER PERFORMANCE SHELL
GUARANTEED TO KEEP YOU DRY®
CE-RATED INTEGRATED ARMOR SYSTEM
MISANO CORDURA® LAMINATE EXTERIOR IN MAIN BODY
840D CORDURA® LAMINATE EXTERIOR IN HIGH ABRASION ZONES
INDUSTRIAL GRADE 3M SCOTCHLITE™ REFLECTIVE PANELS AND TRIM
Brand new hi-vis
After weeks of pains taking research and more painful decision making I finally bought my hi-vis Latitude.
I came to the conclusion that its just silly that we ride black bikes with black suits then spend money on fancy reflective tape and LED/HID lighting to be more visible to cagers.
Men in my age bracket of pushing 50 seem bound by unwritten rules of either 2 jackets.....the one is straight black and nothing but black, the other kind of jacket has every superfluous add on from pockets to camel backs as if we're setting off on the Dakar Rally.
The latitude is a perfect, logical minimalist presentation. The hi-vis continues with that logic I'm happy. I've been riding motorcycle for nearly 40 years,,,I deserve a Klim !
I recently traversed the Carpathian mountains of Romania with 4 other riders. The higher we got into the Transfaragasan, the wetter it got. By the time we reached the top we had almost zero visability with none stop rain. I was the only rider that stayed completely dry. Even with most of the vents open to stay cool, I stayed nice and dry inside my Latitude suit. Of course with the full Gore-Tex outer shell, it is not exactly a summer coat. Anything over 80 degrees is a little warm. Get into the 90's and it's downright hot.
One of the biggest complaints from the others was the rain getting into the neck of their coats. No problem for me though. Just give the string in the back a little tug and that's it. But go easy on it. It is difficult to release with gloves on and who wants to make the whole group stop just so you can release a little preassure around your neck?
I live in Germany where it rains 75% of the time and rarely gets over 80. This suit is perfect.
Shane JonesRheinland Pfalz, Germany8/4/2013
Love the new Hi-Viz Latitude
Well, I think I am one of the first Canadians to receive and ride with the new Latitude Hi-Viz jacket, if not the first! I used to have the regular light grey Latitude jacket and even survived a crash last year in that jacket with absolutely ZERO road rash. (Although it did not protect me from a broken wrist). This Klim gear is TOUGH stuff!! My first ride today with the new jacket was great. Now EVERYONE seems to see me coming or riding beside them. I appreciate so much being able to be seen more.
THANKS Klim for listening to our requests for higher visibility gear (I asked for hi-viz last year, sounds like my request finally made it to the top). LOVE the new Misano material too. Much more comfortable right out of the box.
Mark WebsterCalgary, Alberta, Canada5/14/2013
Old Fart's Opinion
As a rider, of over 40 years and well over 500 000 km's, I can attest to the value of proper motorcycle gear. Admittedly, there are times that I've needed it more than wanted it, and at those times I was more than glad I had it. Over the years, my favorite gear was pre-1985 Belstaff; after that vintage, the quality of that product gradually diminished, but in its day it was the ultimate. I still have a number of Belstaff products in my garage, but they're enshrined in secret, dark, dry areas and they're released only for special Sunday rides.
I have not worn the Klim products long enough to really know their true value. To be honest, I need at least 5 years, a few tumbles and a shit load of wet weather to formulate a useful opinion. However, at first blush I must admit that it looks like Klim may be the first product that dismantles my nostalgia for my beloved Belstaff. So, it's with mixed feelings that I say Klim may just be the perfect gear for me. The quality appears to be first-rate, the price point is appropriate to its quality and the service I've received so far (advice, shipping) has been excellent. All that said, my hope is that in ten years I can say that Klim has served me as well as Belstaff has, and that would be saying a lot. I'll get back to you, eh?
Walter WilkinsPrince Edward Island, Canada4/27/2013