Klim Latitude 840 Pants
I ordered this to go with my badlands jacket, I'm an average guy by any means, I stand at 5'8" , wear 30x30 pants, sometimes 31x30 and weight 157lbs. I ordered the 30x30 and they wouldn't even go up my legs, I took my chances and re-ordered a 34x34, now they fit as they should. The air flow is pretty average as it only has two vents on the sides which on my bike, a F700GS barely have airflow. They also stand a bit too close to my crotch, not a deal breaker though.
So far I've been through light rain to moderate and I've been dry so they serve their purpose!
At $299 I'm happy with my purchase but I'd advise you to size up before ordering.
August 14, 2015
Good solid pants!
I am 5'9" and weight around 180 lbs. I work out and I am fairly fit. My actual waist size is 36", but due to the fashion industry using vanity sizing, I typically wear a 34" waist in 505 Levis and Gap standard straight legs. I decided to order a 36" in these pants because I wanted to wear them over my regular pants. I probably could have worn a 34", but I don't like anything tight around my waist. The 36" waist is okay (maybe a little loose), but the pants are really big in the seat and legs. The legs below the knees are especially large. These pants are heavy and since they were a little loose in the waist, I ended up getting the Klim suspenders as well. These pants are very comfortable with the suspenders and fit nicely over my jeans.
They are very comfortable when riding and the knee and hip pads seem to stay in the correct position. I love the two side pockets. they are deep and positioned perfect for quick access to my phone, keys, wallet...etc.
They have large vents on the side and rear of the thighs and I have been using them all summer. I have used them in 85 F weather and are fine as long as you are moving. They get very hot in slow traffic. This is not a surprise and when It gets really hot, I wear Rev'it mesh pants.
I wanted something that was waterproof but also vented directly. These are Gore-Tex shells and fit the bill nicely. I know these are not specifically overpants, but they work great as overpants.
I am very happy with these pants and have worn them almost every day this summer during my 70 mile commute. My only complaint are the baggy legs, but it does make it easier to get them over jeans.
August 14, 2015
Awesome--But ignore KLIM's sizing guide and use your pant size.
I'm 6'3" 250+ lbs, with about a 39" waist. I initially ordered these using KLIM's sizing guidelines, which put me in a size 36. BIG mistake. pant was too small. Thankfully, Revzilla has a easy return/exchange process. I ordered the next size up, a 38, in tall, which is what I typically wear in jeans (38 x 34). The fit is snug, but perfect. I need to lose 20 lbs. so these pants are my motivation. A little tight in the leg but I have monster thighs. Length in tall is perfect over the boot and they do not ride up. The seat is roomy without being bubbly. For me.
I went with the gray as I have the KLIM latitude 840 in gray--the colors match pretty closely, but are not perfect. I doubt anyone will ever notice.
I find the pockets, vents, and features to be well thought out and the pants overall to be very comfortable.
July 30, 2015
Great riding pants
The klim latitude pants have a great fit with airflow for summer and the ability to layer for the cold days.
July 27, 2015
Latitude fits very well, protection seems adequate.
First, I wear a 34 waist in everything and this 34 is excellent.
Second: Very comfortable fit that moves well with you even before breaking them in.
Third: Air flow is very good. Pants are very comfortable on the bike during long ride. Rode two 300 mile rides right out of the box. There was no bunching of fabric anywhere.
Forth: The rider does feel protected in these pants, although the armor in the hips seem light. Before these I rode in Arostich Darien Light Pants. After three years they are still stiff and armor at the hips is twice a s thick., But, the fit, the comfort and the adequate protection of the Latitude is a good trade-off.
May 25, 2015
Excellent, well constructed pants
I purchased these pants in preparation for an 8000 mile cross country trip and proceeded to test their limits nearly every day for three weeks. They held up to everything that normal riding would offer, as well as weeks of camping and all wear and tear that camping offers.
Fit, design, comfort, and waterproofing are all on point with these pants. My only issue is that literally the very first time I unsnapped the boot-cinching snaps on my right leg, the male end of the snap popped off and stayed mated with the female end. That happened at mile 150, so for the remaining 7850 miles I had a piece of material that perpetually flapped against my leg. I have yet to contact Revz or Klim about this issue, but I will report back with results!
As for air flow - these pants are definitely designed with the adventure tourer in mind. I ride a crotch rocket and therefore my knees are kept at a much more acute angle, thus decreasing the amount of air flow able to travel in the front of the pants and out the rear. I found myself opting for jeans a couple of times once we hit the heat of the desert. If you have a nice upright seating position on your bike with lower pegs, the airflow should be perfect.
Overall awesome product. I would recommend spending the money on the Klim jacket as well for maximum waterproofing. Lastly, if you're tall and slim like I am, it's worth waiting for your size in tall, rather than moving up a waist size! Live and learn.
June 8, 2015
Good protection; a little warm though
The Klim Latitude Misanos are really good riding pants. My only wish for them is that they had better airflow. They fit true to the sizing chart and seem like they will provide excellent protection in a crash. And I like the idea of the Goretex outer shell - I haven't had a chance to try these in the rain yet, but I am finished with buying gear that needs a liner to be zipped in to be waterproof.
All in all a great buy for the money.
May 26, 2015
Really good gear
I don't usually have to buy from the "Tall" sizes, as I'm 5'-11", and wear 32w32i dockers, but the crotch is a bit low on these pants, and causes the leg to pull way up when I reach for the pavement. As for the pants, they are very comfortable, and the quality is evident in the construction, material and finish. I didn't rate 5 stars on air flow because my primary bike really protects my legs from air flow. I didn't rate 5 stars on durability because I've only had them a month. Rode a 250 mile out and 250 mile back weekend trip, with walking tours of historical sites, still in my gear, and was very comfortable. I think Klim has an excellent product here, and I'm probably not going to need my previous gear any more.
May 23, 2015