Did KLIM do what many of ADV grrls in general wanted?  Thanks Colleen for pointing me to REVZILLA (look to your right and click on the RevZilla widget to check this suit out)  who has the new KLIM Altitude Gore Tex Suit for women on their website.  Due out March 1st, 2014, KLIM said they would introduce a suit for females, similar to the Misano Latitude and I have to admit this sure looks like it.  Will they add black as an option?  I can’t wait to try this on for size literally.  I bought my Traverse gear in 2010 and I am ready to have a suit that fits better.  Retail price on par with the guys…$569.99 for the jacket and $489.99 for pants.  Not cheap but it’s female KLIM gear!!!! 😉  Thoughts????

ALT jacket

Klim Women’s Altitude Jacket

The Klim Altitude a true woman’s fully-functional feature-rich jacket tailored to fit the female form promises to break new ground in women’s motorcycle apparel. From concept to completion, this garment was specifically designed to fit and was based on the comments of hundreds of women riders.

ALT jacket back


  • Gore-Tex Misano performance fabric
  • 840D high tenacity nylon abrasion zones at elbow shoulder and lower rear hem
  • Two bicep vents
  • Pit zips vents
  • 2 vertical back vents
  • Adjustable side gussets at waist expands hip circumference 6″
  • Collar to shoulder fasteners for when an open collar is needed
  • Single adjuster on forearms
  • External waist belt
  • 3M Scotchlight reflective for increased visibility in dark conditions
  • External pockets – two lower hand pockets, two large horizontal chest pockets
  • Velcro wrist tab closures
  • Jacket to pant zipper panel
  • Functional and fashionable


  • D3O EVO elbow armor
  • D3O EVO shoulder armor
  • D3O FLO 1 back protector (level 1)

Internal Features:

  • Specifically designed for women riders
  • Special sizing specifically for women
  • Internal pockets – two upper zippered mesh pockets, two lower velcro closure mesh pockets, and one hidden passport / money pocket
  • Micro fleece lined collar


Klim Women’s Altitude Pants

The Klim Altitude Pant proudly showcases the fit designed specifically for women with the proper armor technology for a perfect match. Featuring the latest D3O EVO technology, forward-thinking armor (also designed specifically for the aggressive female rider), GORE-TEX Guaranteed To Keep You Dry fabrics, intelligent stretch panel engineering, and increased use of 3M Scotchlite reflective patches.

ALT pant back


  • Gore-Tex Misano performance fabric
  • Gore-Tex stretch panel in groin for increased range of motion and comfort
  • 840D high tenacity nylon abrasion zones at knees, inside lower leg and seat hem
  • 3M Scotchlight reflective for increased nighttime visibility
  • Two side front vents
  • Two rear vents
  • Two hip pockets
  • Leather inside knee panels for grip and protection
  • Functional and fashionable


  • D3O EVO knee armor
  • D3O EVO hip armor

Internal Features:

  • Inseam with expansion gusset to make the pants 4″ longer
  • Specifically designed for women riders
  • 11 sizes specifically for women
  • Jacket to pant zipper panel

Author: advgrrl

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15 thoughts on “New KLIM GEAR for WOMEN – Meet the ALTITUDE”

    1. They could have and should have had this out last year. It is the Latitude in female sizing…I wonder what the hold up was? The take over of Polaris? In any case I am very curious to try this on too

  1. When Bmw Motorrad, goes on sale you can get the new Streetguard (now with women line too), which is problably one of the best riding gear available, maybe in pair with some Rukka models

      1. Here, every year there’s a “equiq yourself” sale, that cuts prices fork 35-50% of some selected gear.
        This year the best was a Atlantis 4 jacket for 600€ and StreetGuard 3 for aprox.400€

  2. I just got off the phone w/the “gear geeks” at Revzilla, they said a black model should be out soon. They also said the sizing needs to be updated on the website because it only shows S-M-L-XL when these are sized 4-22. I’m hoping the knee armor is where it should be for my 29″ in-seemed wife after the 4″ is zipped off at the bottom of the leg. We shall see.

  3. Light gray can get pretty dingy very fast with road grime…so, the color has great hanger-appeal and will wow the shopper, but once it hits the road, buyers remorse could become an issue once the new-gear sheen dulls a bit. I sold high-end ski gear and clothing for years, the lighter colors fly off the shelf but in conjunction with this, so do the complaints by customers who dropped nearly a 1000 into their outerwear. I have to give the new KLIM gear a B- due ti the color choice!

    1. I own the grey Klim Traverse and I don’t find it to be that bad for showing dirt and grime but I think my next suit will be black despite the “visibility” the lighter colours tend to give. These shells are easy to care for my only issue because I’m lazy is taking out the armor. The most important thing I see from Klim is making a suit on par with the men’s version. Same D3O armour and cordura and of course the Gore. That’s all I have ever asked for same quality grrl sizing. Really look forward to trying this on for size.

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