Klim Tactical Shorts
I have worn these only a few times so far. Fit is great I have used them mountain biking, offroad, and street motorbikes. I don't notice that they are on except when walking, the crotch pad feels funny. I haven't crash tested yet and would prefer not to but I'm sure the day will come. And I'm confident they will give me adequate protection. The only thing I wish they had was some padding protection at the back of thigh.
April 15, 2014
Protect your nethers in luxurious comfort
I've been wearing these approx a year or so and now feel naked without them whilst riding. They are extremely conformable and I prefer to have some compression in that area to hold "stuff" in place due to vibrations, leaning, or a get off.
The thighs and hips give a sense of added protection while the coccyx / tail bone pad is really an upgrade for such an impact prone area.
I wear these with Kevlar jeans that include knee pads and wear high moto boots, with these you fell you are completely geared up waist down with no added discomfort.
April 7, 2014
Worth the money.
Very comfortable, well fitting shorts. While they are a little pricey, they do provide a sense of confidence with the added protection. I wear these every time i ride regardless of distance.
March 3, 2014
Great protection gear
I was using this shorts when I had a lateral crash with a SUV that made a left turn while I was passing it. As a result I was impacted on all my right side. Fortunatelly I was using full gear including this shorts that protected my hips and upper legs. I highly recommend this protective garment by my own experience, and will be using in all touring rides.
March 1, 2014
For that extra $40.00 dollars over cheaper segment well worth it
I am 5Ft 7" 79kg with 41inch accross belly button. Thin to Medium boned. Puchased in XL perfect fit. Very comfortable, offer great upgraded protection to the next segment down. Worth upgrading, will not have to upgrade further. These are perfect under a pair of Kevlar reiforced Jeans. I can certainly appreciate the crutch absorbtion padding will be very practicle in hot summer conditions. You just feel more confident with the thigh and hip protection good tail bone protection as well. For my height these pants offer padded protection right down to my knee armour .Great product!
October 12, 2013
Support and Protection
First off, I'm a bicyclist, so I am used to wearing lycra shorts. These are essentially thick bike shorts with soft padding on the thighs, hips, and a crotch/tailbone pad.
I can imagine that this type of padding would dissipate the energy of a blow to these areas - but do keep in mind this is very soft padding. That being said, I do feel a degree of protection, and I enjoy the support (though not jock strap tight).
Best of all, they are extremely comfortable - I've worn them on all day summer rides beneath my Carharts or Levi's without a hitch. My money was well spent!
August 19, 2013
not just for motocross
I know these are tagged for motocross and ADV riders, but I use them for long distance touring. They're cool, flow decent air and have added armor. As a bicyclist, I'm used to wearing bike shorts with a chamois, and used to wear bike shorts under my riding pants until I found these. The chamois pad provides a nice bit of comfort. I know that butt/seating comfort is very subjective, but I would try these first before modding the bike with an airhawk or similar seat pad.
August 6, 2013
Great product but needs a fly!
Went on an 8-hour ride yesterday in 90degree+ heat and the KLM Tac Shorts worked great, except when I had to pull over to take a leak, quite the gyrations to get down to pepe...in rattlesnake country, roadside whizzes need to be quick or one can experience a head bite, or worse, a taint bite (cannot tourniquet a taint)...so, bottom line, a workable fly is a must.
July 22, 2013