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Klim Latitude 840 Jacket Featuring a full-body Cordura GORE-TEX laminate construction, the Latitude delivers guaranteed waterproofness, excellent breathability and uncompromised protection and durability in a package of tremendous value. The GORE-TEX membrane is laminated directly to an 840 denier Cordura shell material. The result is a jacket ready for any adventure. Features Gore-Tex 2-layer performance shell Guaranteed to keep you dry CE-rated integrated armor system (D3O armor upgrades available for purchase separately) 840d Cordura laminate exterior High-mobility active fit patterning Max flow ventilation 5 ports 2 arm and 2 pit zips intakes 1 back exhaust 6 external pockets [2 long chest map pockets, 3 cargo pockets, 1 sleeve i.d. pocket 4 internal pockets [2 zippered, 2 open stash 1 secret internal pocket Mesh comfort liner Jacket-to-pant zipper integration system Zippered waist/hip expansion panel Adjustable waist cinch straps 2 sleeve adjustment straps Lined comfort collar Velcro adjustable wrist closures Industrial grade 3m scotchlite Reflective panels and trim
 
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5 / 5
5 / 5
SUPERIOR PRODUCT
PostedMarch 5, 2013
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SPYWIZARD
From TORONTO
Rider Type:Road Warrior
Age:45-54
Bang for the Buck 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Style 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Comfort 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Protection & Durability 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Air Flow 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Features 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Fit
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I did quite a bit of research on cold riding gear so I can extend my riding season in both the Spring and Fall. I'm normally a leather guy so having textile is new.
Anyways, i looked at what I can from various manufacturers and tried some other jackets on such as Teknic, Icon, Alpinestars and Rev-It. Many good products out there, but in the end, it seemed to me, for serious protection from inclement weather and general safety protection, the Klim (Latitude) is a technical system for layering, based on the comfort of the rider. The shell of the Latitude is better than anything else from the aforementioned products. What the Latitude lacks is a warm liner. Easily fixed with what I already had at home. The layering makes it simple and easy to feel protected and comfortable.
After having seen others using this gear, many utilize heated jackets underneath for added warmth in winter riding. I now have a Powerlet jacket in sights when on sale.
Overall riding with this Latitude model from Klim, it keeps the wind out and gives you a feeling of wearing some armor. As far as the collar goes, it takes a bit of work to get it right (comfortable), as it depends on what sweaters you bunch underneath and type of helmet. But it does manage to keep the wind off the neck after adjustment.
Perhaps one criticism is it is quite stiff. But I can't be discouraged by this personally, as I like the feeling that it feels like it is so much tougher built than others on the market.
The Latitude, as an outer shell, is much more jacket than most that have all layers included. It is an Ultimate exterior form of protection that has Goretex built into it's skin and many other features such as quality zippers, pockets and drawstring to make this the ultimate cold weather/foul weather protection.
If you want a tough as hec jacket to keep out rain and cold, look no further.
Recommended.
Rides: 2010 Yamaha XV1900S Roadliner S
Yes, I recommend this product.
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