Klim Latitude 840 Pants
Nice Pants But Did Not Fit My Build:
I have had the Latitude Misano Jacket for a couple months and just love the way this jacket fits. Most of the time I don't even realize I have it on. I'm 6'-2", 215 lbs, 36" waist and 34" inseam in jeans. I wear the XL Tall Latitude Jacket.
Recently ordered the matching Latitude Misano Pants in a 38" waist Tall. Love the quality of these pants but as others have indicated getting the waistband over your hips is a real pain (even with front fly open and side waist adjustments open). Also I was expecting the pant legs to be longer, they barely covered the tops of my 9" boots. The inseams were 36" but the crotch is cut so high you loose a couple inches in the inseam compared to my Carhart Loose Fit Jeans.
Once the pants were on they are comfortable. I did not feel like there was a lot of room for a mid layer if needed and tucking shirts in was difficult. I think if you are a thin build these would be great. I'm a little thicker and it was just not the best match.
I returned the Latitude Pants and ordered the Badlands Pro Pants (38" Waist, Tall), different fit, problem solved for me. The Badlands are cut more like my Carhart Loose Fit Jeans without looking Loose or Baggy on me. Much easier to get up over the waist, plenty of room for a mid-layer and the pant legs cover my boot tops much better.
As some others have mentioned the knee pads move around a lot in these pants. The Badlands Pro has the D3O knee-pads and these things are hard compared to the pads in the Latitude. I will be riding without the knee pads. If you ride off road don't count on the knee pads working for you?
For me it was worth spending the extra money for the Badlands Pro to get total comfort in a riding pant. Build, attention to detail and finish are second to none with Klim. Revzilla customer service can't be beat either.
December 2, 2013
Great product, comfortable, durable and keeps you dry.
I waited to review this product until I had a few miles under my rear (literally), and I am glad to say it was a great purchase. Great pants, very comfortable while riding. Yes I knew through my research that the fit of this pants made you feel funny ... Too big on the butt area, now I know is because of the design and it is intended to give your body room to breath and move. Very easy pants while on the saddle, easy to move on and off your bike. Used them in variable weather conditions, perfect cover for cool to cold weather, a bit warm in the summer. I like the look, the comfort, the protection and the durability of this pants. And yes, they do keep you dry and warm during heavy rain. Rode 700 miles one day and never felt uncomfortable, did not leave any marks as other pants on my body, they are flex'ed as I moved around on the saddle, great protection for road objects, never felt as if I could not wait to get them off.
Very good pants.
November 26, 2013
Another Thank You to Filip Lewicki with Revzilla Customer Service!
Here goes my detailed story hoping it may assist future Klim Latitude Misano pants buyers that may have a similar buying experience. I am 5'9" tall and weigh about 155 lbs. I have a 32" inseam. Filip truly went to great lengths to make sure I ordered the correct size pants. There are no Klim dealers in my area (Dallas, TX) so I relied 100% on Filip's advice over the telephone/email. He personally located and tried on two different pants (32" & 34" regular) and sent me pics via email. Luckily, Filip is built similarly to me. A picture really is worth a thousand words! Along with the pics he attached to the various emails he sent me, he made personal recommendations based on how the different sized pants fit him.
I went with the 32" regular Latitude Misano pants. The pants fit snug going over the hips when you first put them on...even with both velcro side adjustment straps undone (and yes, there is room for layering in my 32" regular pants). I cinch down the velcro adjustment straps all the way to prevent the pants from falling down (am I THAT skinny?). The pants' waistline sits at/just below my hips. The rise is very short in the front and longer in the back. This translates into a supremely comfortable seated position on the bike. The pants fit neither too loose nor too snug. The pants cuffs sufficiently cover my 13" tall Sidi "On Road" Gore Tex boots as well as my 16" Alpinstars Tech 3 offroad boots when sitting on the bike. The cuffs have 3 button snaps which is plenty for me. I snap the first (widest cuff position) when wearing my Alpinestars Tech 3 boots and the middle/second snap when wearing my Sidi On Road Gore Tex boots. Otherwise, the cuffs just touch the tops of your feet with no boots on when standing.
The thing that impressed me the most when I first wore the pants was just how substantial and rugged (i.e. heavy) they were! Even though my Latitude pants are made in China, the craftsmanship seems top notch. I opted for the light gray colorway. They are gorgeous and different (not to mention cooler in the warmer months) compared to the basic black colorway in my opinion. Hope this review helps someone:)
November 20, 2013
Best pant I've owned
I have always struggled with protection, style and comfort. I live in South Carolina. Fit: I'm 6'3" and a 36 waist at 225. The pants in long were great. The pant is heavy and stiff and it took a thousand plus miles to get a break in. The ventilation is pretty good. I hate riding pants on a hot day because of the weight and stickiness, but this were much better comfort wise than others. Functionally, the best pant I've ever used. One thing, I wish the cargo pocket was a little bagggier so it would be easier to get into. Too tight. I am going to buy the jacket now. Better than my BMW clothes.
November 2, 2013
Not worn enough for better review but...
Happy with the product so far even though I haven't ridden that much this summer and haven't fully tested the pants in various elements. One facet was tested though when I crashed on loose gravel while travelling at 35mph and my lower body was spared from any significant damage. The pants held up very well.
September 16, 2013
This product performs well.
I love the functionality of these pants. I am 6'1" and 240 pounds. I purchased a size XL and they fit fine. I just completed a 1200 mile trip in Alaska in 45 degree temperatures. 500 miles of that trip were in the rain and I never got wet. The pants are perfect length while standing but they hike up about 3 inches about my ankle while siting on my bike. I would recommend a taller riding boot to keep weather off your shins. I think a tall size would be nice while riding but I would be walking on the cuffs when standing. I am able to wear jeans underneath my Klim pants. It was a bit snug but still comfortable. I would like just a little more room in the pant and an extra inch or two in the length. The textile fabric runs cooler than my leather gear. Venting is significant on these pants and works well. The armor is extremely comfortable and easy to configure or remove. I kept mine in the whole time and never knew it was there. The outer fabric does hold some water but dries quickly as well.
October 14, 2013
Again you Get what you Pay for!
I have been riding for over 35 yrs and I am very impressed with the Pants. It truly is Water Proof. Was in a torrential down pour for 4 hours and not a drop entered yet still breathable you gota love Gortex! As for protection the Misano Klim Suit kept me all in one piece after a high side with a heavy impact i was happy to say that i had a slight separation of shoulder as apposed to a 3rd degree or broken collarbone and the jacket and pants kept my skin on for the slide. Again you get what you pay for so i have never been one to cheap out on good quality gear and no one should when it comes to riding a motorcycle period.
October 1, 2013
Wonderful pants from the Klim with a high quality feel. Have only driven with the jacket in sunny weather and not had the opportunity to test if the pants are waterproof as promised.
July 29, 2013