I am going to this route. I don't have room for heated gear, AND rain gear...
Perfect! That's exactly what I was looking for, and hoping to hear. Thanks very much!I have the Klim Latitude Jacket and Badlands pant now for 5 years. My girlfriend has the Latitude jacket and Latitude pant. The Latitude pant fit her better, the Badlands pant fit me better. Girlfriend preferred the fit and overall protection of the Latitude jacket over the Klim women specific line.
If you are doing multi day distance riding then Klim is worth every penny. We do about 3 such trips every year and stay warm and dry despite riding through some really tough weather. At 90 plus degrees open the vents, see weather ahead and just zip closed the front vents, ride back out into the sun just open the front vents again. No need to stop.
To stay Cool and or Warm you have to wear a proper Base Layer under the Klim gear. I started with the Klim 1.0 base layer (long sleeve top and leggings). This wicks moisture away from your body and you can feel the cooling effect of the moisture evaporating. Klim came out with their -1.0 base layer last year which is even lighter and this is even better in Hot weather.
On Hot rides we are always cooler and more refreshed at the end of the day compared to our fellow riders that wear cotton. We end up having to pack a lot less since we are wearing our rain gear at all times. The added impact and abrasion protection is a big plus on long rides.