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Old 12-16-2012, 09:48 AM   #1
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Klim Dakar Pants

I'm was checking out a pair of these pants in my local bike shop. How cold can these pants stand up to? I'm looking for something I will be comfortable in from 10-50 degrees.
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Old 12-16-2012, 10:27 AM   #2
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Maybe ,with some wind block fleece .
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Old 12-16-2012, 10:29 AM   #3
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I just bought a pair from an inmate a couple of weeks ago. These should work perfect for that temp range as long as your talking Fahrenheit. I live at 8500 feet in Colorado; I went for a ride a few days ago when it was 20 degrees. I wore smart wool long underwear, a tshirt, and a insulated riding jacket, and was fine. Try them on with some light fleece first.
Klim is having a sale right now; 119.00 on their website.
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Old 12-16-2012, 11:48 AM   #4
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Maybe ,with some wind block fleece .
concur, the big patches of mesh in the crotch flow a ton of air.. I have worn mine down to the high 30's, but I bought some Traverse pants for anything colder than that.
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Old 12-16-2012, 02:38 PM   #5
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I have a pair that I have been wearing for three or four seasons now. They seem plenty durable. They vent well enough in the summer when you open the front vents. With a pair of long johns, and the zippers closed they do fine in colder weather as well. From a ride back in early December:
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Old 12-16-2012, 06:11 PM   #6
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concur, the big patches of mesh in the crotch flow a ton of air.. I have worn mine down to the high 30's, but I bought some Traverse pants for anything colder than that.
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+1, I've got the same combo. You'll need a liner of sorts.
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Old 12-16-2012, 06:14 PM   #7
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+1 on the crotch mesh flows a ton of air.
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Old 12-16-2012, 08:23 PM   #8
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Klim is having a sale right now; 119.00 on their website.
Thanks for sharing. I've been meaning to order a pair and this news is just the motivation I needed.
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Old 12-16-2012, 08:37 PM   #9
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concur, the big patches of mesh in the crotch flow a ton of air.. I have worn mine down to the high 30's, but I bought some Traverse pants for anything colder than that.
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Yup,same here. The breeze through the Dakar mesh sections is real noticeable. Traverse pants are wind/waterproof.
Ive got a badlands jacket on the way,nice stuff.
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Old 12-17-2012, 06:34 AM   #10
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I've got the Dakar pants and as was mentioned they are not wind and waterproof, but great for warm weather. I also have the Badlands Jacket and pants which have more armor and are Gore-Tex, but much more expensive. If you don't have to ride through rain the Dakar with an underlayer is a nice combo and currently an even greater price.
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Old 12-17-2012, 07:30 AM   #11
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I have a pair...they are great summer pants. On a chillly morning that wind blows right through the fabric crotch.
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Old 12-17-2012, 07:36 AM   #12
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Winter pants with air mesh in the crotch, now THAT's an ADVENTURE !
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Old 12-29-2012, 05:42 AM   #13
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armor

Just started researching Klim pants, is it possible to get knee armor in the pant? Do they have interior pockets for armor?
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Old 12-29-2012, 08:09 AM   #14
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There is a thread about knee armor somewhere . I tried ,but it could be better . I ended up getting Thor knee armor .There is more than enough room to wear the pants over the armor .
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Old 12-29-2012, 09:46 AM   #15
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Just started researching Klim pants, is it possible to get knee armor in the pant? Do they have interior pockets for armor?
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Yes there is room. it alittle small but there are a few ones that work.
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