Klim Tactical Shorts
Most useful protective shorts I've found
I tried a few other options but all were too uncomfortable for cruiser riding. They claim the armor will stiffen on impact. I hope that is the case because it feels pretty thin but I know a lot of great things have come from those material engineers. I hope this is one of them. The shorts are very comfortable and easy to wear which means I "will" wear them where I would not wear the others I tried. And as they say, gear is only good if you will wear it. So, I'd recommend these to anyone looking for some reasonable protection. I'm 5'10" 190lbs and the large fit well.
June 12, 2015
Casual fit under jeans, with good protective quality
Tried the force field shorts, which had more protection, but I felt like an nfl linebacker. This is great product that will fit under jeans and is fairly discrete and comfortable to wear with a whole day if riding. Would definately recommend.
December 1, 2014
They're very good quality base layer shorts, but there are a few issues. First, the gaps in the padded areas are begging to be exploited by branches or any other hazards, leaving a sense of vulnerability - strange from a piece of protection. Second, the padded seat looks to be designed for a bicycle seat. It doesn't reach the 'sitting bones' but sits in there where a bicycle seat would be. I can't say it's totally ineffective on a motorbike, though. Next, these are warm. I'd say wear them when it's cold out. Also, the silicone strip around the thighs are good at ripping leg hairs at inopportune moments. It must be another reason why bicycle guys shave their legs. And then the price... But they're comfortable (in the cool weather) and I like the way they beef up existing hip protection. I wear them. Buy a pair if you're in a splurging mood.
October 18, 2014
great product...not cheap but you are getting what you're paying for. very comfortable high quality.
October 6, 2014
Very comfortable and protective
Another good product from Klim (very comfortable).
I am a 38 (jeans and chino pants) so I was between LG or XL because I read some reviews saying they were kind of tight. Call Revzilla and they told to buy the same size of my underpants (LG). I am happy I followed Revzilla advise because they fit perfect.
I use the Tactical shorts under Traverse Klim pants size 36
Thanks Klim & Revzilla!
September 20, 2014
far better than built in armour
I wasn't confident that the built in armour in my motorcycle pants would stay in place in the event I came off the bike. It felt loose and moved around easily. I purchased the shorts, along with some Thor knee armour, and removed the built in armour. I am completely confident that the undergarments will stay in place if I ever come of. A solid investment in proper Ppe. Completely happy with my purchase.
September 8, 2014
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
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