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Klim Latitude Misano Jacket Updated for Fall 2012! The updated Latitude Misano Jacket enters the KLIM family with adventurous, comfortable riding in mind. Delivering increased mobility and lighter-weight while still providing KLIM-worthy durability, the Latitude Misano series is set to perform. For riders ready to ride in a broken-in jacket and pant from the get-go, the Latitude Misano offers the easiest fit. The GORE-TEX Performance Shell and Misano Cordura fabric laminate in the main body of each piece adds flexibility while KLIMs 840D Cordura and GORE-TEX Laminate take on the toughest duties in the highest abrasion zones. New for Fall 2012, the Latitude collar is constructed from a softer fabric to help alleviate bunching and discomfort. Also, specific panels in the main body are now made from Misano Cordura GORE-TEX laminate which is lighter weight and more flexible. Features GORE-TEX 2-Layer Performance Shell Guaranteed to keep you dry CE-Rated integrated armor system Misano Cordura laminate exterior in main body 840D Cordura laminate exterior in high abrasion zones High-Mobility active fit patterning Max flow ventilation 5 ports 2 arm and 2 pit zip intakes 1 back exhaust vent 6 external pockets (2 long chest map pockets, 3 cargo pockets, 1 sleeve ID 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 grad 3M Scotchlite reflective panels and trim
 
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4 / 5
4 / 5
Great flow, awesome protection, size issues
PostedMay 8, 2013
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cwayland
From San Diego
State:CA
Rider Type:Adventurer
Age:25-34
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Style 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Comfort 
2 / 5
2 / 5
Protection & Durability 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Air Flow 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Features 
5 / 5
5 / 5
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I have worn this jacket in temps down to 50 and in the desert up to 90. One thing about this jacket that was really surprising was the amount of air flow. It flows very well. The little bicep vents are like ram scoops. I stay nice and cool at the desert dual sporting around. The armor stays in place very well and the jacket reeks of quality.
Downside: I was in between on sizes. Could have done medium or large. Since the jacket is only a shell I figured I would go with the large so I can wear a fleece/thermals under it. Should have got a medium. I am 5' 10", 190, 34 inch waist, pretty athletic build but I could spare to lose 10 lbs. I do sort of swim around in it.
The other down side is the collar. I know they improved this model over the last model but they didnt do a good enough job. When the jacket inflates from the venting it has a tendency to push back on you and drive the collar right into your throat. Its not abrasive or anything of that nature, but it does make you feel like you're choking. I've wondered if its because I went with the large instead of the medium...? I usually have to roll the collar out or just leave the top unzipped for it to be comfy. I really wish that was sorted out better, especially for a $500+ jacket. For that money, it should be flawless (and make me breakfast).
I do get lots of compliments on it (people are jealous of the Klim).
Yes, I recommend this product.
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