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Firstgear Kathmandu Overpants

Like the Nepalese capital, the Kathmandu from Firstgear calls out to the serious adventure-tourer. Chock-a-block full of features, these overpants have D3O armor in the hips and knees, while the bib and suspenders can be removed, depending on your riding style and mood. The leg opening is wide, making the Kathmandu easy to put on or take off over your boots. The insulated liner is easily detachable, allowing you to ride in comfort, no matter the weather.

Features:

  • Dynamic fit: Athletic, dynamic, out-of-the-saddle fit
  • Overpant is sized to fit over your clothes
  • 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.

4.3 / 5
Bang For The Buck
4.2 / 5
Protection & Durability
4.2 / 5
Features
4.2 / 5
Comfort
4.2 / 5
Style
4 / 5
Air Flow
3.7 / 5
Fit
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Firstgear Men's Pant Sizing

Size Waist (in) Inseam (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 - -

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

How To Measure

W Waist Measure around your natural waistline, around the top of the hip bones, inline with the navel while keeping the measuring tape parallel to the ground.
I Inseam Measure from the highest point of your crotch down to your ankle, along your inner leg.
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Excellent value
Great value - fit is good - Have been using as a winter riding overpant in 30 degree weather and the pants have performed flawlessly, keeping my lower body warm, even without the insulated lining. I have also used it on warmer days and the airflow vents allow me to adjust to a more comfortable ride.

Great product!!!
February 3, 2014
Ride:
2013 Triumph Bonneville
Bang For The Buck
5 / 5
Protection & Durability
4 / 5
Features
5 / 5
Comfort
4 / 5
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3 / 5
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5 / 5
Nice companion to my Kilimanjaro
The best thing about this pants is how easily you can put them on or take them off with your boots on. First thing I did when the pants arrived was to try them on with the inner lining in and with out taking my boots off.

Just keep in mind that it is extremely tricky to put them on while the internal boot gaiter is still closed, when if opened, the boots flow smoothly.

Now, the fit with the liner in is somewhat snug, but with out it, the fit is perfect, and feels comfortable as an overpant or as a stand alone pant.

Another great feature is that the outershell while waterproof also repels dirt, I can get home with my leather boots covered in dirt and grime from a wet road day while almost nothing clings to my pants.

The only thing I didn't like about the new model is that is no longer a color match to the Kilimanjaro jacket colors. They combine very well, having a dark gray on the pants, and silver on the jacket, but silver pants that matched the jacket would've been even better. As you can tell, I am not a fan of dark pants.

Also, the Kathmandu outershell does not feel as rugged as the Kilimanjaro. Could perform the same, but to the touch the Kathmandu feels much lighter and thinner.

Overall I am happy with this pair of pants.
July 2, 2012
Ride:
2012 Yamaha XT660Z Tenere
Protection & Durability
4 / 5
Features
4 / 5
Comfort
5 / 5
Style
4 / 5
An excellent choice for waterproof riding pants
Had these pants for about a month. I am 5' 8" 200 lbs. ordered a size 40 regular. Fits just fine with jeans on and a little room left over and that is with the liner in. Have ridden in the rain and they have not let me down yet. The dreaded wet seat has not happened and that was what I was looking for. The zippered leg opening could be a bit longer to make it easier to get into with your boots on, but it can still be done. There doesn't seem to be any heat shield for the side of the legs so I hope I do not burn them on my exhaust. The suspenders are awesome! Have used them in upper 30s temperatures and 68 degree rainy weather and they are warm, so I do not see them as a summer riding pant but I haven't tried it yet either. Overall I am very happy with my purchase. Light weight, waterproof, good looking pair of riding pants.
January 16, 2013
Ride:
2003 BMW R1150RT
Bang For The Buck
4 / 5
Features
4 / 5
Comfort
5 / 5
Style
5 / 5
Air Flow
4 / 5
Great Quality and Comfort
Not the first product I get from Firstgear, and as always the quality from top to bottom is Excellent. Nice look and features, air vents Works fine, gray color made it cooler at sunlight, the D3o protections are unobtrusive. Only feature I couldn't tell is waterproofing, anyway judging from my same brand old jacket should be storm tight!
June 18, 2012
Ride:
2003 BMW R1150GS Adventure
Bang For The Buck
5 / 5
Protection & Durability
5 / 5
Features
5 / 5
Comfort
5 / 5
Style
4 / 5
Fit
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5 / 5
I dont know if you can get much better!!!
I needed a pair of cold weather overpants for heading to work and general riding. I did a lot of shopping and checking out local gear stores. I ride in the Pacific NW and deal with rain, cold, which routinely turns to sunshine and warm throughout all the seasons.

Not being able to try these in person made me nervous but I had faith in the Revzilla Guarantee...

I looked to pair these pants with my Kilimanjaro Air Jacket and what a combo! These pants are perfect as an overpant! I can wear slacks, blue jeans, or whatever underneath and the fit is spot on! I really like the suspenders to help keep them in the right position. I've put them thru 25 degree 40 mile commutes, rain, sunshine, and just lounging around (to really assess their comfort). Sat through There is no binding up, no riding up, or any major discomfort in the fit. They stay comfortable temp wise and protect from the elements, these are truly an awesome 3 season overpant.

The one drawback...boots...Its a pain to get the boots through. Best method I have found thus far, is to put on the pants then the boots. Not too much trouble commuting when going to work as I change shoes anyhow, but this might be a drawback to some riders.

Overall these pants are highly recommended!!
November 25, 2013
Ride:
2013 Suzuki DL650 V-Strom
Bang For The Buck
5 / 5
Protection & Durability
5 / 5
Features
5 / 5
Comfort
4 / 5
Style
4 / 5
Air Flow
4 / 5
Definitely 4 Season
I wear a 38/29 waist jean I bought 42S.
Fits good, but waist is slightly snug straps are fully extended.
Legs nice loose, still getting knee pads dialed in. Rode 7 hrs from Mendocino coast 53 degrees, hit 82 degrees Redding, the 27 degrees Yreka 1hr later with freezing fog.
I had the pants jeans underneath no thermal layer
On, temp was comfortable didn't need to open vents.
Cargo pocket right leg perfect.
Restroom break works fine
I ride 2010 BMW R1200RT polar Metallic the color
Of the pants actually match the bike!
January 27, 2014
Bang For The Buck
5 / 5
Protection & Durability
5 / 5
Features
4 / 5
Comfort
5 / 5
Style
5 / 5
Air Flow
4 / 5
Great overpants!
As a first time bike owner in Southern California I needed one of everything. I had purchased the Khatmandu jacket and was looking for a good set of pants to keep me warm in the cooler morning weather. I settled on these overpants after looking at a bunch of options (both Firstgear and other makers). The fact that they matched the jackets was only one of the deciding factors.

From the protection standpoint hese pants have the D3O armor just like the jackets. The ability to reposition the pads is great and the large hook & loop area gives plenty of adjustments both up and down and side to side.

The pants are waterproof and have an elastic cuffed gaiter at the bottom of each leg to go around your boot. The exterior of each cuff has a velcro strap to close down the cuff, but it really needs to be longer. Although it closes adequately, I cannot close it enough to keep ALL the wind out.

The liner is quite comfy and easy to remove/replace. It provides quite a bit of extra warmth too. I have found with both the pants and jacket with liners installed that if you're not ready to go when you put on them on you're going to get pretty toasty pretty quick. It's a relief to get on the bike and get the air flowing.

The pants are easy slip on over my clothes too. They've got locking zippers on each leg to open them up wide enough to pull on over boots. Getting the elastic cuff over the boot's sloe is the hardest part, and it's not especially difficult. The gaiter at the top is plenty big to allow you to slip on over your pants (even with a belt on). I like the large metal hook and big button that secure the pants and the suspenders work great.

Attaching the pants to the jacket is easy with the included zippers. It really keeps your jacket from riding up on your back and leaving the small of your back exposed to the elements.

From a feature standpoint, there are pass-through pockets to get to your pants pockets, one pocket and zippered vents. I wish there was a second leg pocket though. The vents are fine, but there's really no where for the wind to go, so the amount of flow is limited. It certainly helps to have them open though when the temperature increases.

These are a great overpant for me. Firstgear really put some effort into making them work really well. The only negatives are picky things & mostly preference-related. I would recommend these to anyone looking for a relatively inexpensive overpant.

Revzilla was awesome as usual. I got my questions aswered before ordering and everything else proceeded as expected. Thanks!
December 31, 2012
Ride:
2006 BMW F650GS ABS
Bang For The Buck
4 / 5
Protection & Durability
5 / 5
Features
5 / 5
Comfort
5 / 5
Style
5 / 5
Fit
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5 / 5
Good wind protection for cold weather riding
I have a 31 inch inseam and got the short designated size and the length is just right. The waist is pretty much on as I ordered the same size as my jeans. But be aware that jeans stretch a little and these do not so if your jeans are snug these will be tight. I purchased these in the winter months in Northern Indiana for those warmer days (30+ degrees). They block the wind and with the removable liner keep my legs warm which was my goal. I have not tried the venting yet as its still below freezing most days. They are very comfortable once you are wearing them though getting into them is more difficult than others. They are difficult to get on with boots since they do not have a full zipper. But they are not rain gear so you won't be putting them on from the side of the road though removing them when stopping at a destination/break will be time consuming. The liner has an elastic cuff with a snap that fits snug around my boot to help keep air from around my ankles and will help rain from driving up my boot. The only complaint I have so far is the outer pants pocket only has a velcro flap with no zipper. The pass through pockets have a rubberized zipper and the flap. The velcro on this outer pocket is already looking frayed and will probably have to be reattached in a short time.
January 14, 2013
Bang For The Buck
5 / 5
Protection & Durability
4 / 5
Features
5 / 5
Comfort
4 / 5
Style
5 / 5
Fit
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Air Flow
4 / 5
First Gear products are well thought out and feature rich.
These pants have the same design quality as my Kilamanjaro Jacket and have features not found on many of the premium brands. Dry ankles are nice. The mesh bib works well. No leaks detected in pants or jacket. I ride in downpours. I'm hoping they'll hold up to my abuse of them. They are lighter than some of the competition which is nice here in the south.
September 16, 2013
Bang For The Buck
4 / 5
Protection & Durability
4 / 5
Features
5 / 5
Comfort
5 / 5
Style
5 / 5
Air Flow
4 / 5
Good winter pants.
I like these pants much better than my summer overpants, so I have a feeling I might be wearing these more often.

The suspenders are a nice feature. I don't like feeling like my pants ride down in the back with my aggressive riding position, and these help.

The pants are true to size. I wear a 36 inch waist jeans with a 30 inch inseam, so I bought these pants as a 36S (small) and they fit great. They are long enough to just get down to my ankle, but not get stepped on when I'm walking around off the bike. The interior buttoning garter on the ankle is nice.

They are decently warm - I've worn them on top of regular jeans in 38 degree weather on my suburban commute (45 min at up to 50 mph) and been warm. The full length interior lining is nice, and seems easy enough to remove in the summer.

Haven't gone out in the rain yet, so I can't comment on that.

At least in my case, they seem to be easy to get on and off without removing my boots. My boots are USN ship deck boots, and as long as I'm sitting in a chair and completely unzip with side and un-button the garter, it's not an issue getting them on and off with the boots still on.

My only issue is there seems to be a little air flow around my left ankle and for the life of me, I can't figure out where it's coming in. That's the only part of me that's cold - my left ankle. I've tried adjusting the garter and rechecking the outer zippers, but who knows. In any event, not a big deal - these are a good set of overpants.
October 15, 2012
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Why did you choose this?
RevZilla Store
useful occasionally in the arizona winter , when cold , the winter here can be warm too
handy dandy product when needed
Henry L G on Sep 25, 2016
I wanted some pants that would be good in the rain AND have good ventilation.
Jesse G on Sep 22, 2016
useful occasionally in the arizona winter , when cold , the winter here can be warm too
handy dandy product when needed
Henry L G on Sep 25, 2016
I needed a overpant for my riding wardrobe. I like the lighter colors for greater visibility and I like the detachable suspenders, pocket arrangement, waterproof characteristics and the known quality and comfort of Firstgear products.
Dave B on Sep 25, 2016
I wanted some pants that would be good in the rain AND have good ventilation.
Jesse G on Sep 22, 2016
good padding and fits with my Kathmandu jacket
Thomas K on Sep 20, 2016
the video
michael s on Sep 17, 2016
I like over pants versus other style and I like that these pants can be zipped to the jacket to eliminate drafts.
Eddie Z on Sep 3, 2016
Short size, waterproof, even though it is not Gore-Tex waterproof, match to the Jacket, and Price Point.
Vincent M on Aug 26, 2016
Very baggy. But I am a big guy. So they work great just remind me of snow pants. That being said. They worked great on last 3k mile trip.
Jason on Jul 23, 2016
returned. bit too baggy for me. I prefer to wear over pants as regular pants. Besides my Kathmandu jacket colors do not match the pants??
Andrew P on Jul 15, 2016
Main gear is Firstgear, performance has been excellent. Alaska trip coming and I need to upgrade my pants.
Tim G on Apr 27, 2016
Based on reading lots of reviews of overpants.
Aerocleanse on Apr 21, 2016
These have been the best pants I've worn for touring. Very comfortable and waterproof. Warm when I need them, but with the liner out, cool enough in the summer.
Tom C on Mar 23, 2016
Because the EMS people cut off my other pants in the ambulance.
Richard B on Feb 20, 2016
I bought a pair HT overpants a couple months ago ,had to lay bike down and wore a hole in the right knee area so I thought I needed a little thicker rated pair, so I thought I would purchase these.
Thomas B on Feb 20, 2016
The review are good and it matches my existing jacket
thierry l on Jan 30, 2016
bought these to match jacket for Adv touring - use on my road tour bike as well. Like both
Dana T on Jan 16, 2016
new winter / wet weather gear
Allen C on Jan 12, 2016
Great overpants, really comfortable and worm. So far I have only wore them in a slight rain but they kept me dry as a bone.
john h on Dec 31, 2015
Fellow rider had them
David C on Dec 6, 2015
Excellent and comfortable riding pants. Delighted
Stephen R B on Nov 11, 2015
Already have the jacket
Motomando on Oct 8, 2015
Revzilla video
Kenneth L on Oct 3, 2015
Wore out my fist pair of these pants and haven't found anything better for the money. Well made and very comfortable.
Bruce C on Jul 4, 2015
Waterproof clothes for long summer trip.
Rory V on May 28, 2015
They looked like what I need and Im hoping that they fit according to the sizing chart.
Chad K on May 17, 2015
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.
William V on May 6, 2015
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!!!
Allen W on Apr 2, 2015
The jacket is amazing, I did not have money then... Now I need to buy the pant to complete the riding gear.
Jorge P on Mar 3, 2015
Great price on reputable apparel.
Michael H on Feb 15, 2015
Price, and solid reviews.
Rob S on Feb 11, 2015
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!
jeff c on Jan 23, 2015
I want multi season overpants with modest armor that shed water. Great breakdown on the video. Great advice from the gear geeks.
Dave R on Jan 3, 2015
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)
John R S on Nov 29, 2014
great demo on line
Michael B on Nov 28, 2014
best value for a adventure rider and has great reviews.
Raymond h on Nov 9, 2014
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.
I N on Nov 7, 2014
because the other First Gear pants are too small.
Clark M on Sep 15, 2014
Matched jacket, and like riding with suspenders.
Spencer H on Sep 6, 2014
wanted waterproof, breathable overpants for trip to Nova Soctia/Newfoundland next year
DOUG M on Aug 19, 2014
Matches previous coat purchase
Brian C on Aug 17, 2014
Best bang for the buck.
John B on Jul 16, 2014
Needed wet gear pants, they seem to work as advertised. Would recommend to others.
Garrett C on Jul 12, 2014
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.
Jens on May 10, 2014
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
Jorge G on May 6, 2014
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.
Tony R on Apr 24, 2014
matched the jacket, loved the color and safety components.
Bruce R on Apr 3, 2014
Need some decent overpants that won't break the bank. Also, the tall sizing is a big selling point.
Timothy T on Mar 31, 2014
They look like they will meet my dual sport on and off road needs! Plus lots of great reviews and helpful video!
Levi W on Feb 26, 2014
I needed pants for long distance riding and was looking for over pants that were all season riding.
Cesar Z on Dec 20, 2013
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...
Todd W on Nov 23, 2013
I needed a overpant for my riding wardrobe. I like the lighter colors for greater visibility and I like the detachable suspenders, pocket arrangement, waterproof characteristics and the known quality and comfort of Firstgear products.
Dave B on Sep 25, 2016
good padding and fits with my Kathmandu jacket
Thomas K on Sep 20, 2016
Will knee braces fit under these pants?
Rick M on Oct 22, 2013
BEST ANSWER: These are great pants. A knee brace will fit.

One issue the stretchable fabric may need a waterproofing spray.
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?
Matthew H on Nov 1, 2014
BEST ANSWER: 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.
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!!
A shopper on Jul 15, 2014
BEST ANSWER: 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.
How much adjustment does the waist allow for?
KLRKody on Jan 29, 2014
BEST ANSWER: 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.

Darcy
I dont understand your sizing, I wear 36-38 in jeans, but I do 45 at the navel...(some belly, yeah.) What should I buy?
A shopper on Jun 8, 2016
BEST ANSWER: I normally wear a 36 waist in most pants. I found the Firstgear Kathmandu pants to be too snug when I ordered the large. I returned the size large for credit and bought the XL instead. They were roomy, but still fit with jeans or long johns underneath. The difference is that I also use the "tall" size and my torso measures about the same circumference from my ribs to my hips for waist-size purposes (no particular bulge). Also, my legs are slim. Since these pants have a pretty high waistband you may even need to consider an XXL. The good news is that Revzilla customer service is super about returns and will work to ensure you are satisfied. Hope that helps some! FYI- I wore the jacket/pant combo on a 2016 New Year's Day ride and was very comfortable in twenty degree weather. Highly recommend Firstgear products.
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?
John H on Dec 5, 2013
BEST ANSWER: 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!
I'm very interested, but concerned about the light grey color...
Won't they become easily stained with mud ?
A shopper on Apr 8, 2013
BEST ANSWER: 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.
Are the grey kathmandu pants and silver/grey kilimanjaro jacket colour matched?
A shopper on Oct 23, 2012
BEST ANSWER: 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.