Join Date: Jun 2015
Location: Conifer, Colorado
I have had the Klim Latitude jacket for about a year now. I tried the Latitude and the Carlsbad on several times before making my decision, so I'm pretty familiar with the Carlsbad.
I have been quite pleased with the Latitude: waterproof, and good venting for warm-hot days. If the Carlsbad fits you well, and has the features you like, the 2 jackets are very similar in materials and construction that I have no doubt it would work well.
I made my decision based on the cut (Latitude fit me just a bit better, the Carlsbad was a little boxy); the position of the vents (I thought the Latitude would vent a little better behind the windscreen on my bike.) and the pockets ( I like and use a lot of pockets.)