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Old 12-01-2014, 05:32 PM   #1
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Klim Latitude...new vs old?

I think I have decided on a Klim Latitude jacket. The thing is, I can get a deal on the old version and wondering if the new version is worth the extra dough? I have read the reviews and watched the videos but want to hear from people who have experience with both. Thanks
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Old 12-01-2014, 10:44 PM   #2
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I have the old one and it save me in a low side where I slid over 100 feet at about 60 mph. I didn't have a scratch. I find it comfortable into the upper 80's and I've never been wet with it.

I'm also looking for a new one because I did damage mine. Klim's website is about worthless. I read about both and there is hardly any difference. I'm hoping for a discontinued price on the old model because I really liked it.
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Old 12-02-2014, 07:21 PM   #3
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I had an old one. Stout jacket with lots of nice features. The issue I had was the collar was too tall and very stiff. Even after several washings and 10,000 miles, it was really uncomfortable. I understand the new one has a shorter collar.
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Old 12-02-2014, 08:44 PM   #4
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I have the original too and have no issues at all with the collar. Love the jacket. If you can get one at a closeout price then jump on it.
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Old 12-02-2014, 09:15 PM   #5
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I liked the collar because you could keep the rain and cold out.
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Old 12-03-2014, 01:40 AM   #6
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I'm looking at this jacket as well. It doesn't seem like there are many around though. Is Klim phasing this version out for a newer one? If that's the case, I wonder if it's worth waiting or just pick one up if I can find it.


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Old 12-03-2014, 09:13 AM   #7
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I'd buy the new model if the price was the same.

Last year I got a pair of Overland pants for $230 from a dealer at a motorcycle show in March. Klim uses price fixing so you won't find product advertised below the fix price. Dealers do sell below that price where it isn't advertised so Klim doesn't find out
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Old 12-03-2014, 03:37 PM   #8
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840 vsmisano??

Are you asking only about the 840 Cordura vs lighter fabric Misano jackets or the original 840 vs the updated 840?

My hubbie (NMTrialsGuy) has the older 840 Cordura version with the updated neck and I have the Misano. Other than the fabric itself, the only difference is that mine has a Velcro hold-open flap for the neck closure and his doesn't.

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Old 12-31-2014, 05:33 PM   #9
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A color question.....is the Hi Viz more yellow or green fluorescent??
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Old 01-01-2015, 07:58 AM   #10
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I have the old version which is 840d cordura. I use mine for off road/dual sport so I wanted the toughest fabric going. This fits the bill. The Milano is much lighter and doesn't look like it would put up with as much as the 840.

The collar doesn't bother me at all. Maybe my neck is longer?
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Old 01-01-2015, 04:47 PM   #11
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The Misano is light and it flows a ton of air. To the point that it flows so much air that it's downright cold in the winter, even with a heated liner. That said, it's a great jacket.
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