PNWDL650
 
 
 
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    May 27, 2013
  • Last review
    March 3, 2014
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    4.3
 
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PNWDL650's Reviews
 
 
Overall rating 
2 / 5
2 / 5
Disappointed
PostedMarch 3, 2014
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PNWDL650
From Seattle
State:WA
Rider Type:Commuter
Age:35-44
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
1 / 5
1 / 5
I purchased these gloves to use in the Pacific Northwest winters and have had them for over a month of daily winter commuting. It doesn't get much below freezing here and usually when it rains, it's upper 30's to low 40's . Before I go into my disappointment with the glove, I would like to point out that they aren't all bad.
The good:
-The gloves seem to have better crash protection than most other winter gloves.
-They are quite comfortable.
-They are warm down to about 40 if it's not raining
The bad:
-No visor wiper...seriously. I fixed this by adding my own
-Only the back of the glove is water resistant. If the sides or bottoms of your fingers get wet, they soak in and become very cold. As in, cold at 45 degrees. Your hands being dry behind a Gortex liner doesn't do much good when the wind and rain soaked outer glove is very cold right up against it. I fixed this by using an aftermarket water repellent spray.
-The back of the glove has all the insulation. This means that below 40, the backs of your hands are warm, but the rest get's cold. I understand they did this for better feel of the controls, but when it's really cold, I can feel the cold of the clutch and brake levers seeping through even though the backs of my hands are fine. I fixed this by wearing a very thin pair of wool liner gloves. This works down to the low 30's.
If you are looking for a cold and wet weather glove and are willing to put a little work into them, these could be useful to you. However, for the price charged, they should just work as designed.
Rides: 2012 Suzuki DL650 V-Strom
No, I do not recommend this product.
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Klim Latitude Misano Pants Updated for Fall 2012! The updated Latitude Misano Pants enter 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. 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 Pre-Curved leg geometry Max flow ventilation 4 ports 2 thigh intakes and 2 rear leg exhaust vents Comfort-Fit stretch panel in seat Raised waist back with elastic fit Side waist adjustment straps Adjustable boot cuff with zippered expansion and snap closure Jacket-to-Pant zippered integration system rubber coated buttons Rubber coated buttons Reinforced knees and high-abrasion zones Leather inner knee and lower leg 1 external thigh pocket Mesh comfort liner Industrial grade 3M Scotchlite reflective panels and trim
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Pants with room for those in need
PostedMarch 3, 2014
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PNWDL650
From Seattle
State:WA
Rider Type:Commuter
Age:35-44
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Style 
2 / 5
2 / 5
Comfort 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Protection & Durability 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Air Flow 
1 / 5
1 / 5
Features 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Fit
Small
Slightly Large
Large
I have these pants and the matching jacket and commute year round in the Pacific Northwest. These pants are very comfy on the bike. I wear jeans under these up to about 70 and down to the low 30's. At low 30's it get's chilly and the venting is not good at 70+. Get's better if you stand up.
Sizing: This was the big selling point for me. I have an odd shape where I need extra thigh and seat room. I can't even squeeze into some Italian brand pants that are 2 sizes too big. I got these 2 sizes too big (40 vs my jeans 36) and they fit perfectly with a pair of jeans underneath. The 36's fit perfectly with no pants underneath. For me, the baggy issues other have just means they actually fit. It is important to note that I had to get the "long" version because I'm 6'1".
These pants never leak and dry pretty quickly. I really can't complain about them.
Verdict: I would buy these again partly because they fit and partly because they are top quality.
Rides: 2012 Suzuki DL650 V-Strom
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Fantastic Jacket
PostedMarch 3, 2014
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PNWDL650
From Seattle
State:WA
Rider Type:Commuter
Age:35-44
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
5 / 5
5 / 5
I commute year round in the Pacific Northwest in mixed city and freeway traffic. This jacket is great up to the mid 70's (vents open) and down to the mid 20's with a fleece underneath. It's absolutely waterproof and the adjustable collar, waist and arms make it fit around whatever layers you need to use.
The Yellow: The high viz on this jacket does make a difference. I have a black jacket that I commute in the summer with and I have to dodge less cars that don't notice me with this jacket than my black one.
Sizing: I wear an XL t-shirt but the Large in this fit me perfectly. The Klim gear is definitely built for larger American frames. I'm 6'1" and 240 with broad shoulders.
Washing: After some commuting in the rainy weather here, the jacket got pretty dingy. A quick wash as instructed and it cleaned up nicely. Not good as new, but close enough.
If you need pants too, I would check out the matching ones they sell.
Verdict: Would recommend for everything other than the middle of the summer.
Rides: 2012 Suzuki DL650 V-Strom
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Great as expected
PostedMarch 3, 2014
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PNWDL650
From Seattle
State:WA
Rider Type:Commuter
Age:35-44
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
5 / 5
5 / 5
This is my 2nd pinlock for my helmet because I commute and as a previous reviewer stated, it scratches easily. However, it is the only way for the visor to stay mostly fog free with the chin curtain installed on the GT-Air. Since I commute in the Northwest, I have used this in the dark and pouring down rain and barely noticed a reduction in visibility. It is definitely better than a fogged visor in the dark or one with water on the inside because you had to crack it open.
Rides: 2012 Suzuki DL650 V-Strom
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Good mild and wet glove
PostedSeptember 30, 2013
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PNWDL650
From Seattle
State:WA
Rider Type:Commuter
Age:35-44
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Only had a few chances to wear these gloves but they are breaking in pretty quickly. Definitely a mild and wet not a cold weather glove. They are also too hot at 70+. Without a base layer glove underneath, these get a bit chilly at 50. I am an XL in most gloves but based on my Alpinestars Octane gloves I knew I was an XXL in Alpinestars. I got this in XXL and they fit great.
+'s
*Soft and comfortable
*Good breathability for something that is waterproof
*Obviously a lot of protection
*Cuff slim enough to easily fit under my Klim Latitude jacket, can still squeeze it over the sleeves if I really want to.
*Great visor wiper
-'s
*Narrow wrist entry. It works for me. Someone with very thick hands of the same length may have issues
*The pinky safety bridge makes it impossible to 3 finger brake.
Rides: 2012 Suzuki DL650A V-Strom ABS
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Klim D3O Viper T5 Pro Back Protector Replacement CE Level 2 D30 Back Pad for Klim Jackets. D3O's Viper back protector benefits from Airwave Technology and is extremely flexible, low profile and lightweight, whilst offering incredible protection. Measures 17 Tall by 11 at widest point.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Comortable and fit my old Dainese
PostedMay 27, 2013
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PNWDL650
From Seattle
State:WA
Rider Type:Commuter
Age:35-44
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Style 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Comfort 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Protection & Durability 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Air Flow 
2 / 5
2 / 5
Features 
5 / 5
5 / 5
If you have read other reviews, they have pretty much covered what I think, so here's a quick summary.
Comfort:
- Soft, feels like I'm wearing a comfy backpack
- Warm, it makes my summer leather jacket noticeably warmer than no back protector. I would expect that though. The airflow is barely noticeable, not sure if it's wise to be more liberal with trimming the vent holes.
Other items:
- It fit perfectly into my 8 year old leather and textile Dainese summer jacket.
- It did require about an hour of trimming the venting holes, but it's $40, so can't complain. Just do it while watching TV and you won't notice.
Rides: 2012 Suzuki DL650A V-Strom ABS
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