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Firstgear Kathmandu Overpants

Brand new design for 2012!

Features:

  • 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.

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Firstgear Kathmandu Overpants 4.3 5 56 56
noisy and undersized fabric is very when rubbed against itself compared to most jackets. I wear a 40 in two different FirstGear pants. I ordered a 42. Can't even zip it up, even after I took off my pants (these are supposedly sized as overpants). So about 3 sizes too small. The pricing is good compared to other waterproof pants. If there's room to go up a few sizes, they might work for you. September 25, 2014
Clown Pants If you are a serious body builder with huge lower limbs and a trim waist, then these pants are made just for you. The legs and thighs are ridiculously baggy, and the material is so thin that it flaps when riding at freeway speeds. The waist is very trim. I am tall, slim, and lean: 6' 5", 165 lb., and the size 36 Long pants are amazingly tight around the waist (I wear size 34 waist / 36 inseam in 511 Levis). I would not recommend these pants without modifications for real adventure touring -- the knee pads slip out of alignment when standing on the pegs. The only way to safely ride in the dirt with these is to completely remove the stock knee pads, and then buy knee pads or armor that can be strapped securely to your body. Another issue is the fact that the pants can not be put on over dual sport boots -- there is not enough clearance around the knees, so the boots must be taken off. I wear US size 12.5, metric 46 TCX Infinity Gore-Tex Boots. Another issue is the fact that the leg zippers unzip too easily -- they should have put locking pulls on them. There is a similar problem the the zipper that holds the suspenders to the lower back. After riding about an hour on twisty roads, I've found that zipper to be unzipped by about two inches. What I really hate about these pants is the position of the one thigh pocket; it is too low and angled so that things will fall out of it while riding if you forget to securely close the flap. August 27, 2014
Comfortable, waterproof, great riding pants. I have used these pants for a few months now and have been happy with them. I have ridden in temperatures near 40 F with the liner installed and was not cold at all. Rode for 200+ miles in the rain without any leakage. The suspenders keep them from sliding down while riding. They have a high waist, so measure around your stomach to determine the size you need. I would have liked it if they had longer leg zippers to make it easier to get them on while wearing boots, but not a deal breaker. June 20, 2014
First Review of the pants Okay I am 6ft 180lbs with a 33 waist and 34 inseam...got the 36 Tall. They fit good. yes as others wrote it would be nice to have some straps around the thigh to snug up the pads. in riding position the pads hit me right where they should. Walking around they droop. Havent tested in wet conditions yet, hot days with leg vents open they pull air thru, comfortable. Not hard to get in and out of at all, just unzip the bottoms. I havent tried the fall liner yet, will let you all know how that works and the wet factor soon. Garrett. June 16, 2014
Great utility overpant. I'm a year round rider. I ride a 90 mile commute every work day. I was looking for an overpant that would fit over my uniform and keep me dry while providing armored protection. This pant fit the bill. Is it super stylish? No, but it's stylish enough to not look goofy. I would call it neutral, which is what I was looking for. I have a 32 inch waist and a 30 inch inseam. I ordered a 34 waist and a size short (30 inch) inseam. The fit is perfect for me. The D3O is an impressive feature (both hips and knees) and it is adjustable with Velcro. I've worn this pant at freeway speeds in temps down to 32F. It was chilly but bearable with the thermal liner in. There is a draft that comes up from the ankles as they cannot be made to fasten tightly around the ankles. I've also worn them with the vents open in 93F heat and humidity. Not bad in shorts but pretty uncomfortable with pants underneath. Pros: all the above. Cons: the only thing I haven't liked about these pants was a leak in the inner thigh area during a heavy rain. It could have been a seem in the black flex material but lore likely it was the "waterproof" zipper vent. It may have had something to do with the riding position I was in as it is more of a sport bike position. A more verticle ADV type position May yield better results. I would definitely purchase again. June 7, 2014
Even better than I expected I had a chance to really try this gear out in tough weather this weekend. 2 hours riding at 37 degrees with heavy rain/sleet. I stayed completely dry and warm. It is also great daily gear on warm days with the quilted liners out. I would highly recommend to any one. June 2, 2014
Not as good as the matching jacket Ok, got the matching Kathmandu jacket and these pants to go with. Right out of the box, I could barely get them zipped up. I have a 34" waist, and ordered a 34... Had to return them for a 36. The 36's fit ok-in just my underwear or a pair of bicycling shorts, but very snug over jeans. It seems like their sizing "template" model may have been a pro bicyclist- tiny waist, huge legs. I'm fairly muscular (6", 200lbs, 44" chest, 34"" waist) but these pants have very large legs to them, the length is fine, tho... Too many "features" -I think these pants would be better if they were simpler. The inner "gaiter" to go around your boots, I guess, are just a pain. Any hook and loop fasteners (ie "Velcro") just get caught on everything but where they are supposed to go. Only one pocket on the front/side of the right thigh is present and I would NOT trust it to hold anything more important than a candy bar-it should be bigger and have a zipper closure for security. The hook and loop to cinch the bottom of the legs around your boots is not up to the task, and doesn't offer enough options to take up the extra material that now flaps around your boots, and all the hook and loop just feels cheap, too small, and like it will just pull off or tear. On the plus side, they are warm, and reasonably well vented with the liner removed and vents open. They zip to the jacket-that is a very good feature, and all jacket/pant combos should have it. They possess very nice(removable) suspenders, that work well and are comfortable. But, overall, I find I don't wear them much, and usually find myself wearing different riding pants most of the time-and I have several options. These pants take too long to put on and take off, so I never wear them to commute in anymore I don't care for the fact that these pants are lined-not the removable, thermal liner-the nylon lining that is sewn to the outer shell. It contributes to the pants being hotter in warm weather, and doesn't really do anything in the cold. I guess overall, I would not recommend these pants. May 20, 2014
This product is well insulated I really love my new overpants. Very well insulated with many other benefits like the through pockets and the suspenders greatly help to prevent your lower back from getting cold. The only bad thing about the pants is that they take at least ten minutes to put on. A minor suggestion for anyone buying would be to get the next size up. The hip pads make it just a hair small. May 12, 2014
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RevZilla Store asked: Why did you choose this?
Curt L: about the only waterproof pant that might fit me. Most mfgs vary in sizing. I wear a 40 Klim dirt pant, but I can't zip up their 42 Latitude pant. I can't even pull on the 40.

FirstGear typically in the past has had sizes that fit me. I'm not a fan of the noisy rip stop nylon, but I'm out of options.
Sep 23, 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
Michael H: Great price on quality touring adventure pants! Aug 3, 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.

Darcy
Oct 22, 2013
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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.

Darcy
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.

J
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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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

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

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