Monday, August 15

Klim Latitude Gore-Tex Jacket & Pants

As the little brother to the Badlands Pro, the Klim Latitude Jacket and Pants delivers a mean punch within the ADV segment for slightly over $1000 all-in. Using the Gore-Tex two-layer performance shell in the jacket and three-layer in the pants, which bonds the Gore waterproof breathable membrane to an 840D Cordura exterior that is used throughout the entirety of the outfit (an industry first). You combine the best of both worlds here as you get the waterproof breathable nature of Gore with the extreme abrasion resistance offered by Cordura. Pair this up with the new Klim Element Gloves and you've got all seasons and all weather conditions covered with the Klim Latitude.

Check out our Klim Latitude Jacket and Pants Review:




Beyond the Gore two-layer performance shell which is guaranteed waterproof breathable for life, the Klim Latitude has a full kit of CE rated armor, in the shoulders, elbows and knees for impact protection. This is a modular system, so how you choose to layer up underneath is your call, although we (and Klim) recommend using Klim base and mid layers to properly insulate yourself and allow your perspiration to escape. For the warm months, the jacket features two large arm and two pit zip intakes with one large back exhaust. The Klim Latitude Pants have two thigh intakes and two rear leg exhausts so you know that there will be plenty of airflow both at the top and bottom of this outfit. Storage? Not even close to a problem with six external and four internal pockets on the jacket, and an additional pocket on the thigh.

A quick run through the rest of the features yields the following: industrial-grade 3M Scotchlite reflective piping and stripes; adjustability at the waist, hip, forearm, bicep, and wrist with additional zip-open expansion gussets on the jacket; adjustability at the waist on the pants; mesh comfort liner; full zip to connect the jacket to the pants; anti-heat and anti-wear premium leather at the inner knee and lower leg; comfort-fit stretch paneling for mobility; Klim's "high-mobility" active fit patterning;
rubber coated buttons for durability; and a full run of YKK zippers.

An industry-first in many respects, the Klim Latitude is going to be an absolute grand slam in the ADV touring realm.

-RetroZilla

Previously:
Klim Latitude Jacket & Pants First Look
Klim Latitude Jacket & Pants Preview
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