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. 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.
Perfect fats for all riding except MX and serious enduro.
Just roder the CDR , US and Canada Sections, then on up to dead horse, half the ride in the rain, these pants worked perfect, am in Fairbanks right now will be heading back to Texas via Washington after I finish riding the Alaska BDR,. I bought my badlands pro jacket and pants with eme but found the pants are not as comfortable or do they offer much more protection, the outrider has a very adjustable knee pad, the Badlands pad sixth=s way too low for me and is not nearly adjustable. The only question is what are they waterproofing these pat=nets with and where can I get more.
Works for Baja
Just Spent 19 days in these doing over 4300 miles from Colorado to the southern tip of Baja and back. Worked great, comfortable enough with a reasonable amount of protection. Easy to carry wallet and necessary documentation in the pockets. Took a solid flat fall onto some concrete after hitting some ice like algae and stood up without a bruise. Light color was great for the reflecting off some of the sunshine down there. For the price point they do everything you could hope for and more.
Klim Outriders 3 years on
Just back from my 5th spell in North Africa with my Outriders, wearing them for a month at a time. I rarely wear membrane overpants, preferring rugged riding jeans like this. First problem: too long for me (6’ 1”), even in Reg . Next flaw: too baggy in the shin (OTB) to the point where I ripped a hole off the peg while desperately paddling the WR across a sandy creek. Maybe I should have been fly-fishing. All fixed by shortening 2", cutting out a 2-3” wedge in the lower leg and adding a zip (as on Switchbacks – like the look of them). The big external knee pockets are useful for stashing large amounts of cash unobtrusively but accessibly. I may lose my jacket, daypack or bike, but if I lose my trousers the game is up. Otherwise, no signs of wear on the pockets or elsewhere. Not crashed yet so can’t comment on abrasion resistance. They’re fading a bit now from the sun, wind and rain but still look good and have many years left in them yet. As featured on the front cover of #AMH8.