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Old 02-20-2011, 10:08 PM   #1
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Klim Latitude Jacket & Pants - adv / touring shell

Hi Guys,



Updated: Klim Latitude Jacket and Pants video just rereleased.

Wanted to get a conversation started around the new KLIM Latitude Jacket and Klim Latitude Pants Gore-Tex Shell. The Jacket Shell will cost $549 and like most Klim will not include any removable thermal layers.

The Latitude combo was released this weekend and much like the new Klim Badlands Pro Jacket, I wanted to give my first impression after spending some time with them.

Hopefully, even though the Latitude will not be available until the Fall of 2011 I can get some candids and good information out to the community before we have a chance to spend extended time in the Latitude and shoot a video review on it.

The other possibility is that since we are so far from release, if there are any elements that don't jive with the community or need revision, the discussion gives KLIM to perfect or refine the design ahead of production. Not sure of the likelyhood of this happening, but KLIM continues to think progressively so you never know.

Overall the Klim Latitude is a beefed more road oriented up Traverse fearturing the GORE-Tex performance shell, included CE armor and a more tapered fit than the new Badlands Pro and the Traverse. In my opinion it's not built to house a pressure armor suit, its meant to fit nicely and protect for more all-season touring riding and applications with the potential for lighter dual-sporting than the Badlands Pro.

RevZillaTV HD Video on the Klim Latitude Jacket and Pants


Highlights:

Gore Performance 2-Layer Shell, 840D Cordura
2 Colors - Black and Two-Tone
CE Armor Included , Elbow, Shoulder, Back, Knees - Adjustable
More Road Oriented, but I still consider it crossover
Fit is much more tapered in arms and shoulders than Traverse, Badlands Pro and Adventure Rally. Adjustable hip zips and waist cinch.

Here is the front (forgive the candids) - pics and vid to come shortly


The Back


And the Latitude spec sheet from the Klim Catalog


I am looking forward to hearing any and all discussions, opinions and concerns on the Latitude - and as always digging up information and answering questions.

Two Wheels Down,

Anthony
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Old 02-21-2011, 12:38 AM   #2
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i don't see most pressure suit users picking this jacket or the badlands as you pay for all the armor anyway. i'd say pressure suit users are upsizing a traverse jacket.

either way Klim is on a tear these days!
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Old 02-21-2011, 04:16 AM   #3
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That is a nice looking jacket. I'm glad to see Klim is stepping up with some new models with integrated CE armor. Any pics of the pants?
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Old 02-21-2011, 05:02 AM   #4
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Too much Blinggy "KLIM" name all over the jacket for my taste. On this jacket the Klim name is in just too many places! Maybe write "KLIM" in outline on the sleeves instead of bold solid?!

The design overall is good but I think color options could make this jacket stand out much better.

Price seems high?!

Just my 2 cents

BTW, does Revzillia give ADV a discount?
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Old 02-21-2011, 06:32 AM   #5
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I am really liking the new Latitude and the purpose behind this jacket. One thing Anthony mentioned is that the jacket will have hip gussets that will surely make this jacket more versatile for different body types and allow for a more unisex fit. Look forward to seeing more pics and hearing more news as it comes out.
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Old 02-21-2011, 09:40 AM   #6
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New Latitude Photos

Hey Guys,

Here are the newly released Klim Latitude Jacket and Pants shots. Remember Fall 2011 delivery on this.



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Old 05-03-2011, 03:45 PM   #7
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Too much Blinggy "KLIM" name all over the jacket for my taste. On this jacket the Klim name is in just too many places! Maybe write "KLIM" in outline on the sleeves instead of bold solid?!?
Yes, please reconsider the sleeve logo.

As it it looks a lot better than my Traverse. I too hate the pattern on the Traverse. But function wins over looks and the Traverse performs well for my use.

BTW I hate the contrasting pocket colors. And I bet the waist adjustment would be better if it was a belt than went around the back. I am big in the shoulders and not in the waist, most jackets run out of adjustment before they are tight enough to keep the air out.
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Old 08-24-2011, 07:40 PM   #8
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Too much Blinggy "KLIM" name all over the jacket for my taste. On this jacket the Klim name is in just too many places! Maybe write "KLIM" in outline on the sleeves instead of bold solid?!

The design overall is good but I think color options could make this jacket stand out much better.

Price seems high?!

Just my 2 cents

BTW, does Revzillia give ADV a discount?
If they will pay me for billboard space, on an annual basis, maybe I'll buy a jacket. What's the payback term? ROI is important nowadays.
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Old 07-31-2011, 05:48 PM   #9
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MSRP: $549.99
Black or Light Gray



bandland = MSRP: $849.99
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Old 10-28-2011, 09:10 PM   #10
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anyone receive their Latitude yet???
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Old 05-02-2012, 06:33 PM   #11
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i now have a med. (size i normally use) lattitude jacket and first did not like the tall neck area pushing up into me. i opened the the lower expansion gussets (this allowed the jacket to move down on my body and sit lower) and i think the cordura softened up after a few rides and now it does not push into my upper neck anymore. the material is VERY beefy and thus very stiff at first and i think this is the issue. if you are outside of their design range ie shorter and plumper (thus requiring to upsize for width but don't have the upper torso legnth) i think you still might find the jacket is too tall and pushing into your neck.

i'm 5'9", 170lbs, 29" inseam, 32" waist, 15" shirt size, 40 short in a formal jacket and it's work awesome for me.
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Old 05-15-2012, 06:56 PM   #12
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Picked up my new Latitude gear today. I normally wear medium but ordered large so I can wear my gerbing under it. Seems to be sized right. I normally take a 32-33 " inseam so also ordered the tall version of the pants and am glad i did.

It may be expensive but the stuff is absolute top quality. I can hardly wait to put it to the test!
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Thanks for the tip. Will try that out on my ride home from Winnipeg today
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Yes that did the trick. Did the same thing as you described thanks for the tip. It worked well enough that I think that is the exact reason for the elastic cord
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I had sent an email to Klim to see if I could exchange for different size but since I had removed the tags it was a no go. Want to find a shop that stocks a medium jacket to try it on. If a medium fits better, then my nicely broken in large grey jacket will be for sale.

That being said it looks like we will be leaving in the rain with temps of +3. I think I am going to be glad I shelled out the coin for good gear. Will post a honest review of the Latitude when I get back from 40+ days of what i am anticipating to be every kind of weather.
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