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I recently came across a thread somewhere about the Klim Outrider pants and, as a result, ordered a pair. I've always been an "all the gear, all the time" rider and it can be challenging finding gear that is comfortable in hot weather and has good functionality for everyday life. I have a lot of Aerostich gear - a couple of well-worn Roadcrafter suits and a couple of Darien jackets and pants - it is great gear: very durable and water resistant and it's great to wear for longer days on the bike when the weather is iffy or variable. I have ridden through torrential downpours wearing the Gore-Tex Aerostich clothing and stayed dry and warm and I have great respect for their design and manufacturing capabilities.

I have also had good luck with BMW clothing and I have a couple pairs of their pants and an Airflow jacket. The BMW clothing, too, is well designed and generally well constructed.

So - what is it about the Klim pants that I found intriguing? Other reviewers compared them to double-front Carhartt pants, so they are more like work pants or casual pants and they don't scream "motorcycle pants". They're a heavy cotton/nylon blend and they're not the least bit water resistant, so they're going to breathe well and will have a softer, more comfortable hand than a Cordura nylon pant. They have hip and knee armor, so they have a reasonable level of protection. They have good pockets - deep front pockets like a pair of jeans, a right rear hip pocket with a flap and snap closure and a left hip pocket as well. There's a pocket on the left leg that would accommodate a flashlight or something of that nature. The knee armor can be removed or adjusted in the external pocket without removing the pants. Now that I have worn them on a couple of rides, I've found that they're very comfortable to wear both on and off the bike, not hot (mine are a kind of khaki color) and that the pockets work really well. At $136 from Klim and even cheaper from other vendors, I think they're a pretty terrific deal, too. Fit is best described as generous - I wear 38/32 pants and the 38" waist is decidedly comfortable and the length is perfect. They fit over boots well, but would be too bulky to tuck in. Highly recommended!

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I bought a pair of these same pants and really like them, though I'm sorry to say I paid much more than you did ($180 USD). Really appreciate that I can ride to work in them and not have to change once I get there, as they're still a bit more dressy than a regular pair of jeans. They fit nicely over my Forma Eagle boots, and have adequate protection for my short (12 mile) commute.
 

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I bought a pair of these same pants and really like them, though I'm sorry to say I paid much more than you did ($180 USD).
Yeah, sorry about that, but I think even at that price they are a decent deal. They're pants that you can wear a lot on the bike and they should last a long time. I have clothing that has a much worse cost/benefit ratio, even at that slightly higher tariff!
 
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