Klim Latitude 840 Pants
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
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