Klim Artemis Closeout Jacket For Women
- GORE-TEX® PERFORMANCE SHELL
- GUARANTEED TO KEEP YOU DRY®
- KARBONITE™ RIPSTOP OVERLAYS IN THE ELBOWS AND SHOULDERS
- ADJUSTABLE VELCRO® CUFF CLOSURES VENTILATION
- COMFORT MAPPED VENTILATION FOR WOMEN
- KLIMATEK™ COOLING MESH IN THE PAD POCKETS
- 2 CHEST VENT POCKETS
- 2 CROSS-CORE VENTS
- 2 ARTICULATED FOREARM VENTS
- 2 BICEP VENTS
- 2 VERTICAL BACK EXHAUST VENTS
- 1 STAT CARD / HIDDEN STASH POCKET
- COLLAR TAB BACK FOR IMPROVED VENTILATION
- INTEGRATED D3O® LEVEL 1 SHOULDER AND ELBOW / VIPER 1 BACKPAD
- IMPROVED VENTILATION THROUGH THE BACK PAD CARGO
- 2 CHEST VENT POCKETS
- 2 ZIPPERED HAND POCKETS
- 1 REAR LARGE POCKET
- 1 UPPER ARM STASH POCKET
- 2 LOWER INTERNAL ZIPPERED STASH POCKETS
- 1 VERTICAL INSIDE STASH POCKET
- 1 CONCEALED DOCUMENT POCKET BEHIND BACK PAD
- ACTION BACK FOR COMFORT AND MOBILITY
- UPGRADED POLYGIENE ANTI-ODOR LINER
- SOFT COLLAR LINER
- 2 QUICK ADJUST BICEP STRAPS
- 2 QUICK ADJUST FOREARM STRAPS
- 2 QUICK ADJUST WAIST ADJUSTERS
- 2 ZIPPERED HIP GUSSETS
- GARMENT PASSES *CE CERTIFICATION A/AA/AAA”
Please have a look at Klim’s sizing chart below to choose a size. We measured a sampling of sizes in this jacket and found the chest and hip to match the chart pretty well. The waist sizes in the chart a bit smaller than the jacket measures, but in a 3/4 style like this, it is expected that you use the adjusters on the sides of the torso to adjust the fit in the waist area.
We took some photos with the size Large jacket on our Fit Check mannequin Shirley so you can take a look at our photos see what that looks like. Shirley is a standard dress size 12/Large with a 38” chest, 32” waist and 39” hip.
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Our Two Cents
Klim’s Artemis jacket for women is a great choice for adventure riding. This jacket has a waterproof shell with Gore-Tex technology to make it waterproof. D3O armor is included.
Yesterday I reviewed the Altitude pants and the Artemis pants together since I really didn’t find a substantial difference in the two styles. Both shared a pretty close feature list and “felt” about the same. Now that I look at the Altitude and Artemis jackets together, I see the design difference in the two. The Altitude jacket is a bit lighter in weight with lighter materials. It appears a bit more stylish to me with a more tapered profile and leather accents on the sleeves and elsewhere. It also has less hardware showing. The Artemis jacket looks more rugged and “feels” more heavy duty. It also has more zippers and pockets on the front profile. To me, it just looks more “serious” overall and it is more squarely aimed at the adventure rider. It also has more size adjusters for the sleeves and waist.
Every good adventure style jacket needs pockets and this jacket has PLENTY. All the exterior pockets have waterproof zippers to keep out water. On the front are four good size pockets, but there are also plenty of others. On the back of the jacket is a large cargo pocket and on the left sleeve there is a small pocket on the bicep area and on the left pocket is the medical pocket found on most Klim jackets. Inside are to standard cargo pockets along with a pocket for your tunes. And there is also a “hidden” pocket on the back side of the back protector to stash stuff away from prying eyes.
Like many of the other Klim products, this one has the bonded Gore-Tex shell. It’s waterproof and breathable… even more so than other Gore-Tex products that are built with an abrasion resistant shell material and a separate liner. Klim’s design is a shell material where the Gore-Tex layer is bonded meaning fused into one material layer. It performs better and since it is one fused layer of material, water will not penetrate through the outer layer like with separate layer design which means your shell material won’t be waterlogged in heavy rain. All the outer pockets and vents have waterproof zippers, so when they are closed, they are sealed.
The zip vents are all “direct vent” meaning when the zips are open, air flows right through to your body (another advantage of the bonded Gore-Tex construction). This jacket has two large front vents just under the bust placed in the jacket on a slant, which looks nice. They’ll also be very effective. Sleeve end vents will flow air up the sleeves. The neck opening has little loops that will engage the molded plastic hooks you see on the front near your collarbone. Hook the loops to hold the collar tips back. This will get the collar out of your way when it is not raining and also gives you another point of air flow entry when it’s hot. This is a nice feature! In the back are two large vertical vents to let air pass out of the shell.
This jacket, like most other Klim jackets, is fully fitted with D3O armor in the shoulders, elbows, and back. The D3O is their standard. We’ve had a lot of experience with this armor and have nothing but good things to say about comfort etc. It is a product that is fully tested and rated to CE standards.
Like a true adventure style, this jacket has gussets on the back shoulder area which should give plenty of movement. There are also ample adjuster straps to fine tune the fit in the torso and sleeves. The overall feel of this jacket is quite sturdy. I think anybody would be impressed with the materials. :: Paul, 03-26-19
Klim says: Designed for full-spirited adventure, the Artemis is ready to travel the world, yet right at home for everyday riding. Engineered for women by women, the Artemis is purpose-built adventure for women.