Klim Latitude 840 Pants
Like they were made for me
As soon as I put these on it was clear they were here to stay. I was eager to try these as others had commented on a different kind of fit at the waist. It is different... Good different.
The fit is clearly derived from modeling designed to give a seated rider maximum comfort without binding, creeping, or bunching. Frankly, they leave the package alone, the knees free and the butt comfy. Throw in total dryness and superior ventilation and you've got the ideal pant. As with all Goretex outers, they're only as good as the base and mids beneath. I go with KLIM for all those as well.
Materials and workmanship are straight A's. I nearly gave a demerit for cost, but after ogling over the design, quality, comfort, and safety features it's apparent those just don't come cheaply... Nor should they. If you want cheap there's plenty out there to suffer.
Lastly, when my wife whistles when I walk away it's confirmed I made the right choice.
April 14, 2014
I like them
I won't give the same full on rave of Revzilla that I have in the past just because I hate to repeat myself…but…as a company, for customer service, and with price matching and , return policy, amazing….oh wait I am doing it again. But the pants,
I wore these recently( first week of March) on a trip from Pittsburgh PA to the outer banks of NC. Weather ranged from 24-62 degrees. Sun and clouds, only got poured on once for 30 minutes. Waterproof, yes. No liner, I didn't want one anyway. Front zippered pockets hand openings are too small and not easy to use. No back pockets(that sucks a little). Definitely softer than the normal cordura but still somewhat similar to wearing a very heavy potato chip bag. But the fabric is as good as current tech allows and still bombproof. Rant warning: Every pair of pants ever made regardless of elastic, velcro, super glue…should have frickin belt loops! These don't with the expected result. But only to a slightly annoying, not deal breaking, degree.
I am extremely critical and can spot a bad design feature from a mile away. Admittedly, most people are much easier to please than I am. But aside from the listed negatives, I am actually very happy with them and they were plenty comfy on the bike (even if slightly annoying off the bike). I found these on sale somewhere for 100.00 less and with the price match the bang for the buck is unbeatable, at regular retail, I would still buy them. End of review!
March 31, 2014
Pants with room for those in need
I have these pants and the matching jacket and commute year round in the Pacific Northwest. These pants are very comfy on the bike. I wear jeans under these up to about 70 and down to the low 30's. At low 30's it get's chilly and the venting is not good at 70+. Get's better if you stand up.
Sizing: This was the big selling point for me. I have an odd shape where I need extra thigh and seat room. I can't even squeeze into some Italian brand pants that are 2 sizes too big. I got these 2 sizes too big (40 vs my jeans 36) and they fit perfectly with a pair of jeans underneath. The 36's fit perfectly with no pants underneath. For me, the baggy issues other have just means they actually fit. It is important to note that I had to get the "long" version because I'm 6'1".
These pants never leak and dry pretty quickly. I really can't complain about them.
Verdict: I would buy these again partly because they fit and partly because they are top quality.
March 3, 2014
Not for the short-legged...
Many of the ratings are not based on my experience, since I never rode with these, but I had to put something. I tried multiple sizes of Latitude Misano and Overland pants and could not get a decent fit. I wear in the range of 38-40" pants with a 30 or 32 inch inseam. I am 5'9", 195 pounds.
If you are shaped like me, you may be out of luck getting one-piece Gore-Tex pants like this (Revit pants that fit my waist must be made for people that top 6'4"). Revzilla has been very good about returns and exchanges.
Oh well. I've ridden hundreds of thousands of miles carrying plastic rain pants. Hasn't hurt me yet. ; )
February 16, 2014
Suits me perfectly
Great product, great service. I'm size 32-33, went with 34. Little big (have waist cinched fully on adjusters) but better that way for my purposes.
Looking at jacket next!
February 10, 2014
Nice pants with great features. I like that the D3O armor is adjustable up and down. At first I thought the waist felt funny but it works great when you are on the bike. It's cut low in the front and high in the back. After playing with them for a while I found them to be very comfortable and cut full enough for compression pants or big knee braces etc. underneath. These are to be worn NOT as over pants but do have plenty of room for layering in the cold weather. I got the grey color and I think they will get dirty or stained quickly but that's ok-I think they will stay cooler in the hot weather and when they do get dirty or stained it will just be character!
February 3, 2014
First set of Klim pants
My first experience with the Klim brand. Purchased these pants and the matching jacket. I wear a 38 pant, and ordered the 38 Klim. Mine are pants, and definitely not an over pant. I can wear long johns with them, but forget about them going over a pair of jeans or slacks. I see others had success as an over pant, but not in my experience. I was wearing an over pant prior to the Klims. I am much more comfortable in the Klims although it does take some getting used to. The pants are designed for comfort, thus the front of the pants is lower than the rear. At first it drove me nuts, but after a few rides I found it was very comfortable. Klim thought of nearly everything in the design of the pants. The attention to the details is evident in the features and materials used. So far it has been cold riding as I got them in the end of Nov. A ride less than an hour and I can go pants only to about 45 degrees F. On a longer or colder ride I'm wearing long johns. So far no rides in the rain, however the water/mud appear to just bead right off. I was purchasing products less than half in price, they just didn't hold up, and always leaked water within the first year or two. I'm sold on the Klim brand.
January 26, 2014
Typical Klim Quality
I purchased these pants to compliment my Klim Latitude Jacket purchased several months before. The Misano updated Latitude series is more flexible resulting in more riding comfort. The pants fit as expected for the size with a high rear waist band. I rode with them in 20F weather and really appreciated the flexibility and good fit to reduce drafts. The pants were specifically designed for the seated riding position so there is ample room and no binding for long periods. The armor supplied is first rate. In short these pants are the perfect match for the Latitude Jacket. The Latitude set is becoming my favorite riding gear after years wearing Dariens and BMW gear. Very thoughtful design features of the Klim gear and heavy duty construction make this line a favorite of mine.
January 6, 2014