Klim Latitude 840 Pants
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
I should have bought this level of riding gear 15 years ago. It will change the way you ride your motorcycle. I ended up buying a 36 inch waist Klim pant. I have a 33 inch pant waste and wanted to be able to wear a pair of jeans under the Klim pants. The 36 inch waist makes that no problem.
May 19, 2015
True fit, up 2 inches to layer
Im a 35 waist with 34 inseem in most jeans and slacks. I went 38 waist after reading reviews. A touch big but glad I did as 36 would be to small. Elastic/ Velcro allows you tittie up fit. A little long standing off bike but on seat perfect. Standing up on GS, everything perfect and airflow is better than anticipated. Armor on hips and knees where you want it. I got white/gray this time, see more washing in my future than black...
April 6, 2015
Perfect for commuting
My Revzilla Gear Geek recommended these for general purpose commuting over-pants, and they are a great choice.
The armor is quality D30 so you don't feel the need to run right out and spend more money buying upgrades. One tip: the placement of the armor in the knees and hips is easily adjustable: just turn the whole pant inside out and experiment with moving it up and down using the velcro tabs keeping it in place one way or the other. It's quite easy and makes a big difference. I was wearing these for a few weeks before I noticed that the knee protectors were more like shin protectors and I needed to fix that!
I've ridden with these in pouring rain and because of the GoreTex-2, I'm dry as can be and not sweaty as it lets the skin breathe.
If you are using them as overpants I suggest ordering one size up. I'm 150 lbs, 5'9" and a 32 inseam in normal jeans, so I ordered a 34 in Klim pants and that is perfect.
A few caveats: they breathe ok but I've noticed in hot weather, you might start getting a little warm even with the venting, so I don't think they replace the need for dedicated summer mesh pants designed for summer, but for me these are perfect 3 season.
Also the look is good but not trim: the legs are a little baggy starting at the ankle down, but I suppose that is meant to accommodate tall boots.
March 31, 2015
Water proof and no monkey butt!!
I bought these pants in mid summer 14 and wore them for the summer and then on the last day of October I took an 8,000 mile 25 day trip from NJ to Las Vegas down to Guadalajara, Mexico and back to NJ. I ride a 2008 Kawasaki Nomad with a large windscreen and soft lowers on the crash bars. So I have a fair amount of protection.
I also have beadriders beads on my saddle no matter how cold it gets as I have a strong tendency to get monkey butt.
Both coming and going I rode through lots of rain at times torrential on the eastern part of the trip. It rained through Texas and east both ways, and I stayed dry all the way through. Of course on a naked bike it may be different.
Also, I never got monkey butt in these pants. I have two other pairs of pants from two of Revzillas top selling companies and one of them is mesh and I get monkey butt in both of them. I've experimented with all kinds of underwear including a pair of fifty dollar motorcycle underpants and I still get monkey butt in them.
The only downfall is I bought a pair in black and they absorb the heat. However, with the ventilation it is only a minor problem.
February 16, 2015