Ratings & Reviews
KLIM makes great gear...I ride a r1200gs
Bought these as the shop did not have the Carlsbad pant in stock and I needed to ride 400 miles home. True to size in waist, I wear a 32 in regular pants and the 32s fit perfect. the BMW gear was too tight and felt constricted. The Klim feels more relaxed and fits me perfect. The pants are almost bulletproof. They performed well, and last weekend I was cruising around Napa when the rain began, the pants, though not waterproof, kept me warm and dry. Can't wait for my Carlsbad pants come in to match my Carlsbad Jacket. The pants are very well made and are very inconspicuous. Was looking for exactly what KLIM has made. the armor is adjustable in the knees so when you are riding, it is very comfortable. Would highly recommend these pants for your light riding gear.
Nice understated protection.
I was looking for some armored pants that I could commute in, and these fit the bill. I'm on the short side -- 5' 7" with a 30" inseam -- and these fit really well. I cuff them once when I'm off the bike, just so they don't drag at the heel, but on the bike the length is perfect. Waist is a little larger than my jeans/khakis -- I wear a 32 usually without a belt, and the Klims were maybe 1/2" larger, so I wear a belt. Great fit, though, through the thigh and knee. The knees aren't curved, but the armor is well-articulated and natural to wear all day. Hip pads pretty unnoticeable, too. I haven't been down with these on, so I cannot comment on durability & abrasion-resistance. I like the snap on the right rear pocket, and the change/cell pocket is great -- the hip armor actually creates a little gate, kinda, that keeps anything from slipping out while you're riding.
<br>I love 'em -- comfy, substantial, look good.
Bring it in real close, so I don't have to yell...
Bought the Long ones and they arrived 34 3/4 inches, which seems a bit short. And at this price point, pretty surprised that a gusseted crotch isn't standard since thats such a common comfort and mobility feature in high end pants now. Otherwise they are tough and durable and I've used them on a couple weekend adventure rides so far and expect they will work great for a long time, the boys are just over crowded.