Buying a motorcycle jacket is no easy affair and with all of the options and riding styles out there you can image just how long it takes, especially since it’s a large purchase. Because they’re so expensive (Klim’s Overland Pants retail for $410) it’s nice to get just one jacket that will handle a lot of situations.
Like many adventure riders I split my time between the pavement and the dirt. Some days it’s 90% pavement to 10% dirt. Today’s ride was 85% dirt, 10% mud puddles and 5% pavement.
So I need a pair of pants that will look good on the road or when I stop into a restaurant, keep me protected on the trail from tree branches and falls, and be waterproof from rain and puddles (I swear that big puddle today looked like it was only 2 inches deep, but there I was, stuck up to the seat and trying to push it out).
Klim’s Overland Pants fit the bill for whatever I seem to put them through and at $410 retail are a nice compromise between features and price.
The fit throughout the legs is a bit on the lose end for me while the waist is snug. Nothing is uncomfortable but for someone with a 34″ inseam and 31″ waist I’d like to see less room in the legs and more in the waist. I’m wearing a Tall 32.
The Overland seems to take abuse well. From falls, hikes, wading through streams and many adventures. My kids have enjoyed hosing me off at the end of the day and the pants still look fairly new.
D3O™ T5 EVO ‘XT’ range knee and hip pieces will help protect if anything should go awry and two vents in each leg will help you keep your cool.
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