Klim Dakar Pants

Discussion in 'Equipment' started by thesurvivalist, Dec 16, 2012.

  1. thesurvivalist

    thesurvivalist Backcountry Rider

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    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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  2. Snowbound

    Snowbound Been here awhile

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    Maybe ,with some wind block fleece .
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  3. Joetool

    Joetool Been here awhile

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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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  4. mrt10x

    mrt10x Dumba$s Jarhead

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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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  5. ThumpnRed

    ThumpnRed Pig Wrangler

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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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  6. hyperboarder

    hyperboarder Potato Farmer

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    +1, I've got the same combo. You'll need a liner of sorts.
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  7. scarysharkface

    scarysharkface 30-125

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    +1 on the crotch mesh flows a ton of air.
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  8. Jon

    Jon Adventurer

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    Thanks for sharing. I've been meaning to order a pair and this news is just the motivation I needed. :clap
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  9. Foot dragger

    Foot dragger singletracker

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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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  10. cchoc

    cchoc Outdoor Photographer

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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. :eek1 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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  11. ScottDill

    ScottDill TANSTAAFL

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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. :vardy
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  12. lhendrik

    lhendrik Truffle Rustler

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    Winter pants with air mesh in the crotch, now THAT's an ADVENTURE ! :D
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  13. TIGERRIDER007

    TIGERRIDER007 Long timer

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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?
    Thanks
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  14. Snowbound

    Snowbound Been here awhile

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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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  15. Casejeep

    Casejeep Been here awhile

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    Yes there is room. it alittle small but there are a few ones that work.
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  16. montanaman

    montanaman Traveler

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    I got a pair to for my dirt riding/knee brace set up. Good for that. They fit over M/C type boots and over Astrik knee braces which is what I got them for.. Really great pants for the price.
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  17. bmac

    bmac Been here awhile

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    A mesh crotch that would be ok down to 10 degrees, are you guys nuts??

    I would not have any mesh gear for temperatures down that low.
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  18. bumper1871

    bumper1871 Been here awhile

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    I bought Dakar pants 2 years ago. They are well ventilated summer pants.
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  19. stoney4vida

    stoney4vida Semper Fidelis

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    How do you like the Badlands jacket ? Is KLIM that good to justify over $800 for this jacket ? I'm thinking about it but it better be really good for that much. I have a Aerostitch Darien that is getting pretty worn and looking for replacement. Tell me about the Badlands ?
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  20. mrt10x

    mrt10x Dumba$s Jarhead

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    what kind of riding?
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