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Old 12-23-2012, 01:57 PM   #376
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Rode for a couple of hours in a light rain on Sunday. My Latitude Jacket and pants kept me absolutely dry. No leaks, but it wasn't much of a real test.

The real test will be a Spring, 4-hour, 200 mile, oh-my-god-what-am-I-even-doing-riding-in-this rain.

My Klim Traverse jacket and pants kept me bone dry in one of those the last time I wore them.

Oh! Also a thumbs up for my pair of Held Warm and Dry gloves. Again, no leaks.
do you have the Misano or old style?
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Old 12-23-2012, 08:35 PM   #377
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do you have the Misano or old style?
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Old 12-23-2012, 08:38 PM   #378
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we disliked the old style...sold both of them....just way too stiff...sort of wish KLIM would add hip gators to the Traverse for we grrls. That way we can wear smaller jackets.
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Old 12-23-2012, 09:35 PM   #379
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we disliked the old style...sold both of them....just way too stiff...sort of wish KLIM would add hip gators to the Traverse for we grrls. That way we can wear smaller jackets.
Mine's fine.
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Old 01-05-2013, 06:27 AM   #380
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Had a real test of the Jacket and pants on our annual MSADVriders New Year's Day ride. We rode from 8:00 until 5:00 on everything from two lane highways to two track forest roads. The conditions were temps hovering around 50*F and rain. Nonstop rain ranging from light drizzle to pouring. I was on a DRZ, so no weather protection at all.

To give you an idea of how much rain, check this out, from the morning of NYD:



Meridian, MS was our turn around point. They received 1.93" of rain during our ride.

I got one dribble of water through the front zipper of the jacket early in the ride. I suspect the storm flap was not velcroed correctly since after I fiddled with it, it never leaked again. Nevertheless, I'm going to get my wife to sew some extra velcro in that area.

The pants were flawless. Not one drop got through.

When we stopped for lunch, the other guys all wanted to head back the direct route and some did. They were all soaked. I may have sold a few Klim suits when they all realized I was totally dry.

On the ride home the temps started dropping into the low forties. I had on medium weight long underwear, and a light fleece jacket and was fine.

Other than the slight leak that I'm pretty sure was operator error, the biggest issue with the jacket is how small the cuffs open up. There is no way a bulky winter glove will fit inside the cuff. The BMW Pro Winter gloves I started the day with were totally soaked from the inside within a couple of hours due to water running down my sleeve into the glove. On the way home I switched to an old pair of Rev-it gloves and could barely get them in the cuff.

All in all though, I'm pleased as can be. Excellent gear for the type of riding I do.
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Old 01-05-2013, 10:57 AM   #381
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the biggest issue with the jacket is how small the cuffs open up. There is no way a bulky winter glove will fit inside the cuff. The BMW Pro Winter gloves I started the day with were totally soaked from the inside within a couple of hours due to water running down my sleeve into the glove. On the way home I switched to an old pair of Rev-it gloves and could barely get them in the cuff.
I noticed that the other day trying to get a set of winter gloves on.....
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Old 01-05-2013, 12:12 PM   #382
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I noticed that the other day trying to get a set of winter gloves on.....

Yep. I had to take my watch off.
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Old 01-05-2013, 12:34 PM   #383
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Yep. I had to take my watch off.
I haven't worn a watch since I started riding... I don't get how any of you guys can stand wearing one under a gauntlet, even if the sleeve openings are big.....
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Old 01-05-2013, 03:58 PM   #384
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I haven't worn a watch since I started riding... I don't get how any of you guys can stand wearing one under a gauntlet, even if the sleeve openings are big.....
It's funny, I never really noticed it until this jacket.
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Old 01-08-2013, 02:10 PM   #385
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I'm riding my Latitude (old style) for about 4 months now. Everything's still fine. Haven't tried it in hot weather (above 20 C) but until -5 C, I can ride with only a technical shirt under it even in the rain/snow.

I'd really like a back pocket, like on most DS jackets (and not only for a water bladder), but can live without it as I ride with a backpack anyway...

Actually, even if it's a little stiff, the collar is fine for me. The velcro is very aggressive to helmets if left open though. Still love the style and even if there are big logos on the sleeves, at least they are reflective.

If I had to buy a new suit now, the Latitude would still be one of the top on my list, but it's definitely not flawless...
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Old 01-22-2013, 07:44 AM   #386
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I am outgrowing my BMW Rallye 3, so am looking around for a new jacket. While I like the Rallye 3, its a steeper price tag then what I want to spend again on a new jacket, especially when it seems there are some good jackets that cost less.

How does this jacket handle the warm weather? Can get hot and humid here in SW Ontario. I have had waterproof jackets before, albeit cheaper ones, and they did not vent well at all.
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Old 01-22-2013, 10:43 AM   #387
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I actually upgraded to the Badlands from the Latitude because it didn't vent very well. Huge difference IMO.


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Old 01-22-2013, 10:55 AM   #388
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I actually upgraded to the Badlands from the Latitude because it didn't vent very well. Huge difference IMO.


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That's good to hear since I just bought a Badlands. Venting was just one of the many reasons I went with the Badlands instead of the Latitude, but it was a close decision.
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Old 01-22-2013, 10:40 PM   #389
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That's good to hear since I just bought a Badlands. Venting was just one of the many reasons I went with the Badlands instead of the Latitude, but it was a close decision.
I did the same thing for the same reasons.
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Old 01-23-2013, 02:32 PM   #390
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I actually upgraded to the Badlands from the Latitude because it didn't vent very well. Huge difference IMO.


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The extra weight with the Badlands doesn't bother you?

I tour in the Latitude (Misano) and chose it more for the weight difference, but additional venting would be nice.
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