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Klim Tactical Short 

Say goodbye to the days of chafing and other riding maladies associated with loose-fitting riding shorts. The Klim Tactical Short is designed to keep your equipment stowed properly and to wick moisture away from your skin to ensure maximum possible comfort on your ride. The saddle area is constructed with a high-tech triple-density chamois that will help absorb riding vibrations and cushion your ride. PORON® XRD™ Extreme Impact Protection material is embedded in strategic locations to help absorb impacts. On impact, the PORON® XRD™ high-performance molecules create a unique protective shield that can repeatedly absorb up to *90% of the most intense force.

  • PORON® XRD™ EXTREME IMPACT PROTECTION MATERIAL ON SIDES AND THIGHS AND OVER TAILBONE
  • PADDED COMPRESSION SHORT
  • MOISTURE-WICKING POLYESTER MATERIAL
  • 4-WAY-STRETCH SPANDEX
  • SOFT ELASTIC WAIST
  • SUEDE TEXTURE CHAMOIS CROTCH
  • MICRO-INJECTED LOGO
  • TAG-LESS

ARTICULATED DESIGN MATERIALS: 

  • SPANDEX
  • POLYESTER
  • PORON® XRD™ EXTREME IMPACT PROTECTION MATERIAL
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Klim Tactical Shorts 4.7 5 43 43
Just what I was looking for Another well-thought-out product from Klim. Great quality, comfort, protection, no surprises on the sizing...what more can I say. The only negative I can think of is the gap between the two thigh pads makes them visible sometimes through kevlar jeans. But if there was no gap they probably wouldn't be comfortable. All in all, awesome product. July 14, 2014
Very Comfortable I would recommend these to anybody. Very comfortable secure feeling to ware. Plenty of ventilation and the padding will definitely help in case of an off/crash on the trail. Don't know if I would recommend for protection on the track though. I think in that case you would want something more substantial July 14, 2014
Very comfortable. I love these. I ordered a large and i am 190 and a 38" waist. They are very comfortable on and the padding in the crotch helps greatly with the hard seat on my Yamaha WR450. I have not got the opportunity to see how well they protect and hope I never have to. They do give that extra air of confedance while wearing them. June 30, 2014
Great gear I previously purchased the Forcefield Action Shorts for wearing under my street gear, but found them to be overly warm, bulky and cumbersome. I sold them off cheap and went with the Klim Tactical Shorts. The difference is eye-opening. Sure, the Forcefield will probably offer more protection, but the trade off is well worth it. The Klims are SO comfortable, I never realize I'm wearing them. The protection should be just fine, as the high-density padding seems to be in all the right places. I have numerous pieces of Klim gear, and EVERY SINGLE ONE is excellent, well thought out and high quality. I should have went with Klim in the first place. June 20, 2014
Nice under garment I've had these for about a month now and so far have done a couple 4hr+ rides. They are much more comfortable than I expected. I wear them under jeans if going running errands or under motocross style pants for longer rides or on the trails. I never notice that I have an extra layer on. Very nice high quality product, I would have given 5 stars if they were just a bit cheaper. I would still buy them again, but if you're on a budget I would look elsewhere for a better protection/dollar ratio. June 16, 2014
COMFORTABLE protection GREAT protection in a slim, discreet armor short. Fits well under regular sized jeans as well as leathers. So comfortable, don't really feel like I'm wearing anything but boxers in a 12+ hour track school. Follow sizing chart - fit true to size. June 2, 2014
Great fit and comfort I wear these under kevlar jeans, they fit great and are comfortable. I wear LL Bean 37X32 jeans normally, I purchased XL Kilm with 38x32 Speed and Strength Kevlar jeans.I rode with these for more than 1,000 miles and feel comfort with more protection than just everyday jeans. May 12, 2014
Get these if you wear jeans while riding! Provides a great piece of mind under my Kevlar jeans. No bulk and comfy. May 12, 2014
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RevZilla Store asked: Why did you choose this?
James S: Cause I need em. Jul 16, 2014
Peter W: They fit under my race leathers and offer a lot of protection. Jun 18, 2014
richard s: good reviews, needed a pair of shorts for an extra layer of protection under my Slider jeans May 1, 2014
Stephen D: Wanted some protection while riding in jeans, now I wear either these or the Tactical Pant on every ride.
I wish I had these years ago when I broke my hip skiing, these probably would have saved me from that injury.
Mar 16, 2014
Gerald M: Protection of tail bone - am hoping that I can sit on my recumbent without pain. Jan 23, 2014
Alexander H: Wanted something to help protect me for when I don't have riding pants. Looks cool and I love Klim products. Dec 15, 2013
Dennis P: I ride in very technical steep and rocky terrain. These offer padding at crucial hip and tail bone areas. Also, no chaffing. Nov 18, 2013
Mark Anthony R: As an upgrade to my existing armourd shorts which are just thin foam, but in tandem with Kevlar reiforced jeans offer better protection. This is a step up again as I am upgrading each piece of my protection from head to toe. Klim tactical shorts offer better (real) armour and hence are an upgrade and should reduce impact impact force. I also liked them because they should fit under my Kevlar reinforced jeans as they are not to bulky.
Thanks
Mark Western Australia
Sep 14, 2013
David G: I'm not as young as I used to be, falling off hurts more than it did. These might help. Sep 9, 2013
Kevin T: looking for a more comfortable ride Sep 2, 2013
Nicholas S: Option of this vs. long armor underpants, hoping will be cooler Aug 30, 2013
Michael T: Comfort on long rides and additional protection. Aug 9, 2013
A shopper asked: I am a 36 in some things and a 34 in others. This being an underwater, should the mediums do the trick? Sep 30, 2013
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Gary V: I have a 32/33 inch waist and I wear a Medium. The shorts are neither too loose nor too tight. They do have a tendency to slip down a bit in the waist as my suit or pants pull down on them from bending/crouching.

If you're a 34 inch waist you would probably be at the upper end of the range for a Medium. At a 36, I'd venture to say you're likely to be a Large.

To be on the safe side, order both sizes and return the one that doesn't fit.
Oct 1, 2013
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Monroe S: Well, they're not underwear. They're armored biker shorts. My waist is 39-40 and I wear the XL. They fit me perfectly - snug, stays in place. My guess is that L should do ya. Oct 2, 2013
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Dennis P: Get the 36. These have a high rise. Up to the belly buttom where your waist size is larger than closer to your hips. Oct 1, 2013
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Walter G: I am a truly medium, they are a litlle bit loose for me, I think a medium will do it.
Hope this helps!
Oct 1, 2013
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Larry A: I'm a 38 waist and the XL is just about right, a medium may be on the small side for you Sep 30, 2013
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A shopper asked: With all the questions concerning briefs and this product I would like to know will I still be going "COMMANDO" if I don't wear briefs under the Klim Tactical shorts? Mar 11, 2014
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Nathan B: These shorts have a bacteria resistance padding throughout the groin; think of these are armored mountain biking shorts. If you want to go "commando" there will not be an issue. Just make sure you get the right size as you do not want these shorts loose otherwise the riding experience will be less than comfortable. Mar 15, 2014
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Brad B: I wear underarmour boxer briefs under mine so I can wash them less often on trips. The UA shorts dry much faster than the chamois liner. Apr 1, 2014
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Bryan G: Do not use briefs under these! You don't want seems or cotton chaffing. Very comfortable against the skin - like bicycling shorts. May 1, 2014
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Ron P: The padded chamois does a good job controlling odor. I was able to got 2-3 days between hotel hand washings. Very comfortable Mar 30, 2014
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A shopper asked: I've been looking at the sizing guide and I feel like I'm stuck between SM and MD, and don't know which to order!

183cm 70kg (6 ft 155lbs) lean build. I typically wear size 31/32 jeans. Which falls right between SM and MD.

Any suggestions?
Apr 30, 2014
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Bryan G: If you are at all used to snug biking shorts (as I am), go with the small - they will be tight, but this keeps your junk in place, and they will stretch out with time.

I first got x-large (6'4", 205lbs, 35" waist), and found them very comfy, but wanted the more snug fit. My next pair was better at a large.

I love these shorts - can wear them all day long and don,'t have to be shifting my genitals to avoid tank smash.

Good luck!
May 1, 2014
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David S: I'd go with the small. I went a half size smaller and was satisfied with the decision. I'd rather have a base layer snug and not loose.

If you make the wrong choice, Revzilla will exchange it without a hassle.
May 1, 2014
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toby e: I wear a 30/31 and purchased the MD. It fits just a little loose but does not fall off or move around. They work not sure I would call them a perfect fit but I'm keeping them. Small might be to tight. May 1, 2014
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Ron P: I'm a 57 year old male, 6ft 190lbs & I usually wear a 35-36, The pair i purchased were true to size.
I would recommend the Md cause they stretch nicely
May 1, 2014
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Peter A: I have a size large which fits me the way I lik4 (not skin tight).

I'm 5'9", 182 lbs. with a 34-35 in. waist.

I hope this helps you.
May 1, 2014
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Alexander T: I'm 6ft 180 lbs and wear a 31/32 jean. The medium fit me really well but I'm a bit more of a muscular build. You may want to default to a small May 1, 2014
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Christopher T asked: I am regularly a 30-32 inch waist, 154 lbs, 5ft 8 inches
Looking to get the KLIM Tactical short AND the KLIM Aggressor Brief

Which size should I order / buy?
Oct 3, 2013
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Antonio F G: First of all I'd congratulate you for your choice, it couldn't be better. I always wear my Klim Aggressor brief under the Klim Tactical Short, and the Klim Base Layer over all. I am into long all terrain rides, and Klim has been very responsive!!!!!!

I am 34 inch waist, 200 lbs, 6ft even. I wear size "L" in mine KLIM Tactical shorts, the KLIM Aggressor Briefs, and the Base Layer!!!!!!

I'd say you're probably size "M"

I hope I could help you......

Take Care,
Oct 4, 2013
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Brad B: I'd order the med and small and return the one that doesn't fit. I'm 5'10" 185 and the large are a bit loose on me. My wife wears the small and they are loose as well for her 5'7" and about 130. Revzilla customer service are great to deal with and return shipping is free.
Great choice by the way. Love the Klim gear.
Oct 3, 2013
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Wong H: I"m 6ft 165lbs and I ordered the Medium. You can probably go small or medium. Oct 31, 2013
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A shopper asked: will this fit under a leather suit? Jul 12, 2012
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Fischetg: It has a very slim profile.. I have a 42" chest and it fits under a 44" AVGSport leather jacket perfectly. Jul 16, 2012
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RevZilla: The Klim Tactical Shorts will fit underneath of a leather suit, depending on the fit of the suit. Jul 13, 2012
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A shopper asked: How would you wash it? It doesnt look like the pads come out... Apr 10, 2013
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RevZilla: Klim recommends that you follow the care tag on the garment, which recommends wearing nothing but the shorts and riding your B.A. Adventure Bike through a raging river torrent, then dry them over a huge bon-fire next to your bear steaks.

Or, you could machine wash on gentle/cold, and hang dry.
Apr 17, 2013
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A shopper asked: My son has a 30 inch waist,, should I order the SM or MD? May 22, 2012
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RevZilla: Based on the Klim size chart and the measurement that you provided we would recommend the size SM. If you are expecting your son to grow quickly, the MD may be a better choice since it will allow for some growth. Below you will find the recommendation from the Klim size chart:

XS: waist 24-27
S: waist 28-31
M: waist 32-35
L: waist 36-39
XL: waist 40-43
2XL: waist 44-47
3XL: waist 48-51
4XL: waist 52-55
5XL: waist 56-59
May 22, 2012
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Product Style RevZilla SKU ID Manufacturer Product # Availability
Black / XS 721304 4030-000-110-000 In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
Black / SM 721305 4030-000-120-000 In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
Black / MD 721306 4030-000-130-000 Out of Stock
Black / LG 721307 4030-000-140-000 In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
Black / XL 721308 4030-000-150-000 In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
Black / 2XL 721309 4030-000-160-000 In Stock: Usually ships in 1-2 business days
Black / 3XL 721310 4030-000-170-000 In Stock: Ships within 24 hours