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Firstgear Kathmandu Overpants

Brand new design for 2012!


  • Dynamic fit: Athletic, dynamic, out-of-the-saddle fit
  • Overpant is sized to fit over your clothes; simply buy the size you normally wear
  • Fully adjustable D3O T5 CE Armor in the hips and knees - delivers the same protection as standard CE foam armor, but is thinner and more flexible, resulting in a more comfortable, flexible fit
  • Back of waist yoke, crotch, inner thigh and knee back features waterproof & breathable stretch fabric that adds flexibility and reduces binding
  • Chamude suede knee patches minimize tank scratches
  • 10-1/2” diagonal thigh vents catch the air when open and keep out the elements using YKK #5 rubberized zippers - vents can be held open by folding the cover inward to hook and loop closure
  • Integrated short bib and suspenders that can be easily removed to your preference 
  • Insulated 2/3 length pant liner that is easily detachable
  • Includes 10” pant-to-jacket full conjunction zipper that attaches to your jacket
  • One time adjustable waist held in place by hook and loop closure
  • Above the knee YKK #5 two way zipper easily fits over boots – protected by an exterior storm flap with rain gutter to keep out moisture
  • Knee and leg opening now enlarged to fit over off road boots
  • Two front flap pass through pocket openings for gaining access to internal pockets – protected by YKK rubberized zippers to keep moisture out
  • One cargo pocket on right thigh for storage with seam sealed pocket bag to keep moisture out
  • Internal storm gator with silicone grip and elasticized for a snug fit to keep moisture from traveling up pant leg

  • Zippered fly-wide- gusset for easy on/off-waterproof and breathable
  • 2 Year Limited Warranty

Note: Jacket sold separately. If you are between sizes, we recommend ordering one size smaller.

Firstgear Men's Pants

Size Waist (in) Inseam - Regular (in) Inseam - Tall (in) Inseam - Short (in)
30 30 31.5
32 32 31.5
34 34 32 34 30
36 36 32 34.5 30
38 38 32 34.5 30
40 40 32 35.5 30
42 42 33 35.5 30
44 44 33
46 46 33
48 48 33

Firstgear Pants and Overpants fit true to size.  If you wear a size 34 waist jeans, purchase a size 34 pants.

Firstgear Tall Sizes are 1" to 1.5" longer in inseam length.

Sizing information is provided by the manufacturer and does not guarantee a perfect fit.

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Firstgear Kathmandu Overpants 4.3 5 74 74
Great pants, a bit long I'm not sure why cycle gear apparel makers think they need to increase inseam length whenever waist size increases. I bought these in a 48" (comes only in 33" inseam) but I only have a 30" inseam. Therefore they are very long on me and drag the ground when I walk. The velcro strap on the bottom doesn't cinch up very tight which doesn't help. This is my only complaint. Otherwise, they are comfortable and warm. Didn't get to use them in very warm weather so not sure how well the vents work. I wore them in some torrential rain on my Super Tenere and they didn't leak one bit which was the primary reason I bought them. I like the suspender straps as well...overpants seem to have a habit of sliding down over time. October 13, 2015
Solid pants, but they're warm. I've been running these pants for the better part of a year now. I've worn them in a wide range of riding conditions, including a couple different bikes, and a few long-ish (1,500mi, give or take) multiple day trips. General opinion of the pants; well made, comfortable, easy to get on and off, plenty adjustable, etc. In short, I think they're great. I can get them on and off over size 13 steel toe work boots without much issue, which is quite nice. There's really only one pocket, plus pass-through zippers to reach your front pockets on your normal pants underneath. I don't mind this, but some people probably prefer more storage. The pocket that does exist has done a good job of keeping the contents perfectly dry through 10+ hours of driving rain, which kind of blew my mind honestly. I keep my wallet, bike key fob, and an ink pen for writing down mileage on gas receipts in the pocket. I bought a size over my normal size. I originally bought my normal pants size, and they fit just right. I decided to exchange for one size up, because there is velcro to adjust down, but no real room to size up if I wear bulkier undergarments (or become a competitive eater). Gripes/moans: They're hot. There's one vent on the upper thigh of each leg. This is alright if you're riding in ~60-70* weather, but it's just not good enough for mid-70's and up. Last week, I rode them all day through high-70's to low 90's weather, and ranged from 'consciously uncomfortable' to 'downright miserable.' I had to pull over at one point and strip my gear off at a gas station to sit in the shade and eat some ice cream. I literally don't remember the last time I ate ice cream. This does work well for colder weather, and I've run these down to high 30's comfortably. They're not brilliantly waterproof. I've ridden them in POURING rain for commutes and come out bone dry on both ends. Consistent rain for 60 miles, same story. Last week I rode around 600 miles in almost nonstop rain, and was decently damp between my legs at the end of all of it. Not soaked, but my pants were very clearly wet, and it was easy to feel during the ride. Things I'd like to change: The zipper that holds the suspenders onto the pants in the rear likes to unzip an inch or so. Minor annoyance, but it'd be nice to have a snap retainer, or a locking zipper of some sort to keep it in place. I realize many (most?) riding boots don't have laces, but I kind of wish the inside cuffs had a hook or something to hold on to your boots to keep them from blowing up in the wind. If I stretch out on my engine dresser bars/highway pegs, it tends to blow the interior cuff above my boot, which has then led to wet feet when rain picks up later in the same ride. The pads do seem a bit out of place, depending on your bike. I got the knee pads to a good placement for my Triumph Speedmaster, but on my R1200GSW, they seem to be too far inside my legs, and not over my knees as much as I'd like. Overall, I love the pants. They fit the bill of colder weather/waterproof pants nearly perfectly. Aside from a few minor functional complaints, they're awesome. I'll definitely be buying another pair of pants for warmer weather though, because these are pretty unbearable for any type of summer riding. July 17, 2015
Works well Have not had many opportunities to wear this yet. Purchased for long west trip. They do seem somewhat too baggy however I really don't care as I'm not wearing them for a fashion statement. I did have them on in a small rain storm and I was totally dry. I wear them mainly in Upstate NY but not in Florida where we have a winter home. Bottom line is I think this will work just fine for my west trip. July 14, 2015
Right On! Without paying for something with the GoreTex label, this pair of pants is top notch. Definitely true to size and if you are between sizes, go one size bigger. I've had these only a few weeks and they are already worth every cent. Adventure rides and commuting to work, these pants have already done it all in a short time. Will recommend these to anyone looking for great bibs under $300! June 2, 2015
Works great! I waited to write this review until I got rained on. Pants, with liner, stay pretty warm, even in late winter. Got rained on last night for about 15 minutes. Was good and dry, and the suit itself was dry by the time I got home. Only realy gripe is I can't really pull the pants on over a pair of shoes. They catch in the internal mess a lot. May 28, 2015
A must buy Very good fit. Waterproof and nicely shielded armor. They look good and you really have the feeling you are well protected. I don´t believe overpants get any better than this. May 20, 2015
Great value These pants replaced my First Gear TPG, since the new models didn't get great reviews. Overall, the pants are comfortable and well ventilated. However, I don't feel like the material will take much abrasion or wear before it starts to get thin and loses water repellency. But, you get what you pay for and they aren't all that expensive. I like the velcro waistband too. April 20, 2015
Good pants, could use a few refinements Overall I really enjoy these pants. They have held up well to over a year of use and they keep me warm and dry in light rain (I live in Southern California so don't see much heavy rain). The two things I could say they need are pockets and more vent options. They get a bit toasty in the desert. April 13, 2015
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RevZilla Store asked: Why did you choose this?
Stephen R B: Excellent and comfortable riding pants. Delighted Nov 11, 2015
William W: Already have the jacket Oct 8, 2015
Kenneth L: Revzilla video Oct 3, 2015
Bruce C: Wore out my fist pair of these pants and haven't found anything better for the money. Well made and very comfortable. Jul 4, 2015
Rory V: Waterproof clothes for long summer trip. May 28, 2015
Chad K: They looked like what I need and Im hoping that they fit according to the sizing chart. May 17, 2015
William V: Chose the Kathmandu Overpants based on a friends recommendation. Looking forward to getting these and trying them on some longer road trips. I will also be using them for daily commute when the northeast weather is funky. May 6, 2015
Allen W: I have been looking for a new rain suit. However, I think my 'shell' jacket will still work fine. I really want new pants to keep my legs dry -- and warm if necessary. These overpants seem to fit the bill - especially since they have a removable liner and protective pads.

Hope they keep me dry when it rains!!!
Apr 2, 2015
Jorge P: The jacket is amazing, I did not have money then... Now I need to buy the pant to complete the riding gear. Mar 3, 2015
Michael H: Great price on reputable apparel. Feb 15, 2015
Rob S: Price, and solid reviews. Feb 11, 2015
jeff c: I have never wore out my original first gear suit. I just aint as skinny as i used to be. Good Stuff. Fits good. Looks good. Comfortable. inovative. lasts you long time! Jan 23, 2015
Dave R: I want multi season overpants with modest armor that shed water. Great breakdown on the video. Great advice from the gear geeks. Jan 3, 2015
John R S: To match jacket of same line and maker. Best deal and best rebate plan, assuming no expiration of credits. (Jafrum Bucks expire after 90 days) Nov 29, 2014
Michael B: great demo on line Nov 28, 2014
Raymond h: best value for a adventure rider and has great reviews. Nov 9, 2014
I N: I bought the jacket steal years and about 20000 miles ago and it's going strong, so I'n hoping for the same performance from the pants. Also, the tall sizing was a huge factor as well. Nov 7, 2014
Clark M: because the other First Gear pants are too small. Sep 15, 2014
Spencer H: Matched jacket, and like riding with suspenders. Sep 6, 2014
DOUG M: wanted waterproof, breathable overpants for trip to Nova Soctia/Newfoundland next year Aug 19, 2014
Brian C: Matches previous coat purchase Aug 17, 2014
John B: Best bang for the buck. Jul 16, 2014
Garrett C: Needed wet gear pants, they seem to work as advertised. Would recommend to others. Jul 12, 2014
Jens P: I wanted a matching pant that goes with the Jacket I ordered as well. I like the suspenders and how it attaches to the Jacket. The removable liner is nice and I like the fact that the pants are waterproof and not just a liner like some others are. Too bad it only comes in one color. May 10, 2014
Jorge G: These are for my wife, are waterproof and 4 seasons , then we do not have to carry rainwear. And we have full protectio , when we aré touring. Regards May 6, 2014
Tony R: I was looking for a cold riding overpant that was insulated and waterproof. This also has a removeable liner for the warmer mornings. Plus it was much cheaper than icon patrol raiden overpant. Apr 24, 2014
Bruce R: matched the jacket, loved the color and safety components. Apr 3, 2014
Timothy T: Need some decent overpants that won't break the bank. Also, the tall sizing is a big selling point. Mar 31, 2014
Levi W: They look like they will meet my dual sport on and off road needs! Plus lots of great reviews and helpful video! Feb 26, 2014
Cesar Z: I needed pants for long distance riding and was looking for over pants that were all season riding. Dec 20, 2013
Todd W: Lost a pair of older Firstgear over pants this year. Love the fact I can slip out of them when I reach my destination w/ my jeans on. Also the waterproofing, 3-4 season use, and the new protective pads. AND what else out there gives you so much for so few dollars? O yeah - I like the light color, tired of all black, even though my jacket is black, the light colored pants are perfect feng shui... Nov 23, 2013
Hillary C: waterproof Nov 2, 2013
David K: Had First Gear 1 piece thermal suit and was happy with quality for the price. Heard good things about these pants and jacket....totally happy with them. Oct 7, 2013
Patrick D: Purchased the pants to go with my Kathmandu jacket. Sep 15, 2013
Dan L: Great fit and quality for the price. AND, they actually work! Sep 3, 2013
Phil H: Looks to be everything I have been looking for to commute daily about 40 mies each way. Aug 18, 2013
J. Luis V: From many years I wear Firstgear apparel among others, and always happy with fit , function and quality. i still own a well worn but still useable Kilimanjaro first version WP jacket, so when looking for overpants with real waterproof function, and other than black color, I found this in a Revzilla video, decision was made and happy with them, as usual the best deal came from Revzilla. Aug 10, 2013
Jacqueline Q: Have the jacket. Aug 8, 2013
Rick M asked: Will knee braces fit under these pants? Oct 22, 2013
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russel r: These are great pants. A knee brace will fit.

One issue the stretchable fabric may need a waterproofing spray.
Oct 22, 2013
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Stewart B: I have large thighs and calves and I have plenty of room for knee braces since the pants are somewhat loose fitting. I also have to wear knee braces at times and the only thing I can say is, that it will make it a little harder to get into and out of the pants with the cold weather liners if you have a lot of rigid hinged bracing and might make it a little more difficult to keep the knee armor in place. Oct 23, 2013
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William C: Yes. The legs are baggy enough for braces. Oct 22, 2013
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Darcy H: I purchased the Katmandu gear for my husband. There is a fair amount of room in the legs. With street pants on my husband can pull the knee about 4-5 inches away from his knee cap. There are also zippers on the pants that go up to the knee area. I would guess that you would be able to use knee braces in these pants.

FYI: My husband did have go up one size in the waist because they are higher waisted than normal jeans. He is a standard 34, but had to get a 36 in this pant in order for a proper fit.

Oct 22, 2013
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Matthew H asked: I am planning to purchase this pant. I wear a 32x32 jean. Should I go to a 34 waist pant? Also do I need to go to a tall size for length? Nov 1, 2014
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Joe J: They are an overpant so they are sized to your pant size. I ordered the same size I wear in jeans and they fit right. I am a 30 inseam and ordered the short since bike pants run long as your knees will be bent. The length is just right for me. For a 32 inseam I wouldn't order a tall as that would be considered normal length. Also with the inside elastic fitting around your boot they don't ride up. Nov 1, 2014
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Thomas R: Matthew, I have similar sizing and went with the 34 waist. I use them as over-pants and they work great, length is right. If you ride in the winter and wear several under layers you might want to go a bit bigger, but if not go with the 34.

Good luck
Nov 1, 2014
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Mark C: I ordered a 40x32 and the waist was right on at 40 and the length is a bit long when you stand but ok when seated. I love the pants and matching jacket. A tall would not seem necessary to me. Nov 7, 2014
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Chad B: I wear a 32x32 jeans and got the 34. They fit perfectly over pants. I didn't get the tall, and glad I didn't. The pants come down low on boots even on a sport bike. Nov 1, 2014
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Peter W: i would go 34 on the waist to get a little bit of extra room for clothes , and stick with the regular length inseam . Nov 2, 2014
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Hunter C: Byuy our regular size and you will still be able to wear them over your jeans Nov 1, 2014
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A shopper asked: I like the kathmandu over pants. Would these be okay on a cruiser/touring bike? I'm worried about the lack of heat shield on the inseam. I've ruined two pairs already by touching the hot pipes. I'm looking for a good three/four season over pants to wear on my longer trips over jeans. Thanks for a great site!! Jul 15, 2014
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Liam I: I wouldn't wear them on a bike where my feet were not underneath me. I use these, incidentally, only in the VERY coldest weather; well below freezing. Even with the liner out, they are entirely too hot for much other riding.

If you've already smoked two pairs of pants, maybe an exhaust with a full heat shield would be helpful.
Jul 15, 2014
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William C: I ride an FJR and have had no problem. If your inseam comes in direct contact with hot engine parts, I think the Kathmandu pants, or any other pants made of synthetic fiber fabric will melt. Best to go full leather in that case. Jul 15, 2014
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Larry S: The bike I ride '03 BMW K1220RS, the pipes nor any really hot parts or areas are near my pants legs. Jul 15, 2014
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SCOTT W: There is not a heat shield. touch that pipe and make it 3 pairs. Jul 15, 2014
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Kody W asked: How much adjustment does the waist allow for? Jan 29, 2014
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Darcy H: I would suggest you go up a size in the pants. They are high waisted so fit differently than jeans. My husband is ALWAYS a 34 in jeans and had to go up to a 36.

There is a velcro waist adjustment strap on each side that you could use to tighten up the pants an about 1 1/2-2 inches on each side should you need to, but there's not really any give or elasticity to the fabric itself. It would just fold over itself under the velcro. You'd want to err on the side of having these pants a large rather than small. there's no way to expand them.

Jan 29, 2014
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A s: Hey Kody
I am a 36" waist and have the 38 " . Fully adjusted out its snug with a tuck of a tech layer. Its a hook type fastner so keep that in mind. I use this for my long rides between temps < 35 degrees F . Very comfortable nice features but not much in the way of protection. ( technically speaking ) Hope that helps.
Jan 29, 2014
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James B: I recommend getting a size larger than you actually wear, when sitting pant legs will rise up. I also use elastic clamps on the bottom of the pant legs under bottom side of boot keeps the pant from riding up. Waist is adjustable with Velcro pull straps, closure is with button and hook.

Jan 29, 2014
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William C: Probably a couple of inches. Jan 30, 2014
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John H asked: Thinking of buying these pants to commute to work in and love everything about them. However I wear a revit spectrum jacket in hi viz and am thinking an all black pant would look better. Anyone tried these with hi viz jackets? Dec 5, 2013
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NOAH K: I've worn them with the icon hi viz patrol jacket and I think it worked fine....they're the kind of pants that are pretty universal and sort of can go with anything...that's my two cents, but I am not really known for my great fashion sense! Dec 6, 2013
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Stewart B: I have the Kilimanjaro Hi-Viz jacket and it is so bright that people have a hard time not seeing me. I too wanted a black pair of pants, but the quality of the pants is so good that I really don't care! Dec 6, 2013
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A shopper asked: I'm very interested, but concerned about the light grey color...
Won't they become easily stained with mud ?
Apr 8, 2013
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RevZilla: Yes and no. Maybe. I don't really know. It's tough to say. Obviously lighter colors show dirt more easily, but if you're covered in mud - it's still going to show. Honestly, proper adventure gear is more about comfort than looking pristine. If you're in the sun all day, lighter colors will keep you cooler. Function is more important than form in this case.

I can't imagine you'd be upset about your clothes being dirty after being on an adventure ride. The giant smile on your face would outweigh the thought of having to wash them.
Apr 15, 2013
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2BentRims: North Carolina red clay stains everything. After a few good thrashings off road my Kathmandu Overpants still look fine. It was raining while I was out, so there was no chance for the red clay to dry into the fabric. Possibly, on a hot, dry day there could be a little staining if I got into mud and didn't clean them for a few days. I fully expect for the light grey to look "well-used" pretty soon. Time will tell. Apr 22, 2013
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A shopper asked: Are the grey kathmandu pants and silver/grey kilimanjaro jacket colour matched? Oct 23, 2012
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RevZilla: The grey of the Kilimanjaro is not the same as the Kathmandu jacket and pant combo. The Kilimanjaro has a slightly lighter, more ashy, tone than that of the Kathmandu which is a traditional grey. Oct 23, 2012
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been2c: Yes and I like the jacket very much. Nov 26, 2012
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