Modern Moto Magazine ISSUE No. 4 - September 2017 - Page 20

KLiM® Altitude Women's Jacket and Pants Before riding motorcycles, I was a fairly label- obsessed consumer who wouldn’t be caught dead in anything other than my Hudson Jeans® and Jones New York® jacket. My brand consciousness con nued as my shopping sprees evolved to include motorcycle gear, so I could not refuse the opportunity to test out the KLiM® Al tude Women’s Jacket and Pant suit! KLiM is widely considered the premier brand for motorcycle touring gear, and I put this mul season suit through its paces; from driving rain to a record-breaking is 5'7", and 145#. She is heat wave to street rides Jill wearing women's size medium in western Pennsylvania jacket and women's size 8 pants. and dirt trails of California, and a variety of motorcycle styles in between. FEATURES: The suit is made of waterproof, breathable Gore-Tex® fused with abrasion-resistant Cordura® fabric, 3M™ Scotchlite™ refl ec ve piping and D3O® Evo protec ve armor. The jacket boasts generous zippered vents in the front, arms and back; the zipper pulls on the back vents are reachable while wearing the garment. Snaps in the so neoprene neck/collar allow for addi onal ven ng in the summer, and a cinch cord provides a snug fi t in colder temperatures. The jacket features two outside zippered slash pockets and several inner pockets. The pants include zippered front and back vents, leather panels on the inner knees for grip and boot access zippers, but lack pockets and adjustable ankle tabs. The jacket and pants can zip together if desired. FIT: Suits made for mul ple seasons tend to fi t either too ght with winter layers or too loose for summer gear, leaving me torn between two sizes. Not so with the KLiM Al tude (although the jacket runs small, so I needed a size up from my usual.) The jacket is cut with enough room to accommodate the layers necessary when the temperature plummets. Slide buckles at the waist and arms adjust easily for be er fi t. When 20 All detail photos taken a er tes ng. adjusted for summer layers, the jacket is roomy but not oversized, and the protec ve armor is s ll posi oned appropriately. The bo om is slightly fl ared, providing ample room for those of us blessed with wider hips; a pull cord in the hem adjusts for a more slender build or thicker pants. The Al tude pants feature Velcro® waist tabs on both sides for a more customized fi t. The pants slide easily over jeans or other base layers and are boot- cut to accommodate larger calves and/or bulky adventure boots. I found the pants true to size yet dispropor onately ght through the thighs, a known struggle for those with an athle c build. The result is the crotch hangs just a li le low, eff ec vely shortening the inseam and making it more diffi cult to fl at-foot on taller motorcycles.