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Old 08-15-2011, 03:13 PM   #61
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Hey C,

No pocket for Bladder on the Latitude.

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for a 75% off-road/fireroad - 5% single track and 20% roads,
which one would be more advised? Latitude or badland?

I tried the Traverse but I didn't like it, not functional enough - ie: no pockets for camera etc...

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Old 08-24-2011, 07:40 PM   #62
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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 09-08-2011, 08:36 PM   #63
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Any update on availability? Are the long pants going to be released at the same time as the regular length?
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Old 09-09-2011, 08:03 AM   #64
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FYI - I just got my catalog from Klim yesterday..they say late november for availability on the new stuff.
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Old 09-12-2011, 04:53 AM   #65
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Hi Christian,

Badlands Pro all the way.

Sorry for the lag here. Just saw this.

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thanks,
for a 75% off-road/fireroad - 5% single track and 20% roads,
which one would be more advised? Latitude or badland?

I tried the Traverse but I didn't like it, not functional enough - ie: no pockets for camera etc...

thx
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Old 09-12-2011, 08:24 PM   #66
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http://www.revzilla.com/motorcycle/klim-latitude-jacket
here's the pre-order page.
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Old 09-23-2011, 10:48 AM   #67
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How long is the jacket-pant connection zipper on these?
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Old 09-23-2011, 11:36 AM   #68
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Any update on availability? Are the long pants going to be released at the same time as the regular length?

I spoke to KLIM yesterday on sizing and was told Oct. 25th for the black version and as mentioned late Nov. for the grey. I didn't ask about the Tall sized being any different from initial suit availability but she didn't say they wouldn't be when saying I'd be getting a Tall size.
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Old 10-03-2011, 05:13 PM   #69
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I was lucky enough to be able to score a Latitude suit for use in the Kings of the West ride this past week and I thought I'd share my experience with you guys.

The ride was 4 days and had it all: high speed fire roads, tight washes, degraded two track, and even some single track to spice things up. I was on a KTM 690 and we put in 1100ish miles from Nevada to Utah and back. The only thing we were "missing" was pavement, there was almost no pavement on this route.

I'm a 5'4 woman so my dimensions are different than this kit was designed for but the the gear adjusts to well my shape.

The Jacket
I love the jacket, lots of pockets, good venting and good protection. There's a belt at the waist to give the jacket a tighter or looser fit based on your shape.

Did I mention the pockets? 10, no, found another, 11 pockets! 6 on the outside including one on your left wrist for emergency information. I had my camera, food, etc squirreled away like a... well, squirrel.

Enough venting with everything open to take care of riding in warm weather at 30 mph+ and short spurts (30 mins) at slower speeds. The vents are made up of one long vent across the back, on the front of the upper arm and long zippers under the arms. Also the two zipped chest pockets add more air flow when unzipped.

The jacket has pads in the shoulders, elbows and back that took care of all my crashing needs. There are straps on the arms that allow you to snug up the elbow pads. It was perfect being able to throw the jacket on over a t-shirt and to feel fully protected. When I had to change my front tire (3 damn times), I just had to remove my jacket to stay cool instead of stewing in my jersey, elbow guards and chest protector.

It worked well for what I needed: varying conditions and terrain for 8+ hours a day.

The Pants
I would absolutely rave about these pants if I had been riding through the rain. But the skies were clear and the Latitude pants worked fine but the Dakar pants would have been a better idea for this event.

There are vents in the back of the thigh and on the side of the thigh. This configuration doesn't catch a lot of wind when you're riding but it also won't catch rain. The crotch zipper has material behind it to help prevent the wet crotch that happens with some other waterproof riding gear.

There are knee pads however I used separate knee guards because I have wimpy, girly knees. There are waist cinches to play with the fit.

The pockets are slash zippers on both sides and a single pocket on the left front thigh. Not a lot of room to put anything in them but that's probably not a bad idea if you think about crashing on hard objects in your pants pockets. Also there are so many pockets in the jacket, you really don't need any pockets in the pants.

All in all good pants, just not perfect for this use.



Sorry, no full length pictures, too busy riding!
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Old 10-03-2011, 05:22 PM   #70
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How long is the jacket-pant connection zipper on these?
~8" on the suit I've got.
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Old 10-03-2011, 05:26 PM   #71
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what about the hip gators on the jacket? Does it help with grrls with hips?
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Old 10-03-2011, 05:29 PM   #72
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what about the hip gators on the jacket? Does it help with grrls with hips?
I could run the gators opened or closed, opened they caught more air sitting down. For sure they will accommodate grrrlish hips.
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Old 10-03-2011, 05:39 PM   #73
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I could run the gators opened or closed, opened they caught more air sitting down. For sure they will accommodate grrrlish hips.
good to know
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Old 10-03-2011, 06:30 PM   #74
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I would absolutely rave about these pants if I had been riding through the rain. But the skies were clear and the Latitude pants worked fine but the Dakar pants would have been a better idea for this event.
I wore my Dakar pants over my Traverse yesterday for the same reason, no rain. I froze on the paved sectons. The crotch fabric lets in way too much air at 70mph.

I think Latitute is going to be best Adventure riding where there is plent of high speed.
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Old 10-03-2011, 06:34 PM   #75
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Having said that I have worn my Traverse pants in 90 degree weather and yeah a long as you are moving there is air flow but even with my other pants...many that were vented "better" I still got hot. I think KLIM ADV gear is the best way to go to cover all the elements. There is no one suit that does it all great but KLIM comes close. This weekend we went down to the Olympic Peninsula, WA...rain, pouring rain, a little warmth, sun, cold...you get the idea and we were covered!
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