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Firstgear Kathmandu Overpants Like the Nepalese capital, the Kathmandu from Firstgear calls out to the serious adventure-tourer. Chock-a-block full of features, these overpants have D3O armor in the hips and knees, while the bib and suspenders can be removed, depending on your riding style and mood. The leg opening is wide, making the Kathmandu easy to put on or take off over your boots. The insulated liner is easily detachable, allowing you to ride in comfort, no matter the weather. Features: Dynamic fit: Athletic, dynamic, out-of-the-saddle fit Overpant is sized to fit over your clothes Fully adjustable D3O T5 CE Armor in the hips and knees - delivers the same protection as standard CE foam armor, but is thinner and more flexible, resulting in a more comfortable, flexible fit Back of waist yoke, crotch, inner thigh and knee back features waterproof & breathable stretch fabric that adds flexibility and reduces binding Chamude suede knee patches minimize tank scratches 10-1/2 diagonal thigh vents catch the air when open and keep out the elements using YKK #5 rubberized zippers - vents can be held open by folding the cover inward to hook and loop closure Integrated short bib and suspenders that can be easily removed to your preference Insulated 2/3 length pant liner that is easily detachable Includes 10 pant-to-jacket full conjunction zipper that attaches to your jacket One time adjustable waist held in place by hook and loop closure Above the knee YKK #5 two way zipper easily fits over boots protected by an exterior storm flap with rain gutter to keep out moisture Knee and leg opening now enlarged to fit over off road boots Two front flap pass through pocket openings for gaining access to internal pockets protected by YKK rubberized zippers to keep moisture out One cargo pocket on right thigh for storage with seam sealed pocket bag to keep moisture out Internal storm gator with silicone grip and elasticized for a snug fit to keep moisture from traveling up pant leg Zippered fly-wide- gusset for easy on/off-waterproof and breathable 2 Year Limited Warranty Note: Jacket sold separately. If you are between sizes, we recommend ordering one size smaller.
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5 / 5
5 / 5
Must Have For Adventure Touring!
PostedApril 22, 2013
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FromĀ Shelby
Rider Type:Adventurer
Comfortable, Waterproof, and 4-Season usable. Mine have kept me warm and dry in 36 degrees and moderate rain as well as cool and comfortable at 76 degrees on our warmest day so far this spring. This material is not for the desert, or for sitting behind a big fairing. With occasional standing, the vents should work well enough to ride in up to 90 degrees or so. Having the d3o included gives me a bit more peace of mind as well. I have tested the fabric, pockets, and vents in many weather conditions (but not camping, yet) and these pants work as advertised. The only hitch is not being able to tighten up more at the ankle. Two staples, some glue, and a 1" patch of velcro fixed that issue. Problem solved, problem stayin' solved!
People look at you crazy when you pull up to a restaurant wet and muddy, then easily peel out of these pants (and Kathmandu jacket) and walk in wearing a clean, dry, shirt and slacks/shorts on!
The 5 rating on bang for the buck is because you will probably spend more on a couple other overpants (winter, summer, etc.) that you don't like and don't work well before buying these... like I did.
My wife and I both wear these for commuting, as well. These are lighter, more compact, and easier to get off than any of my three other pairs and have better breathability and venting. Protection and durability is a 5 based off of great construction and finish out of the box, and 3 years of wearing/abusing the Kathmandu jacket which still looks new.
The style is fine for adventure riding, but doesn't matter anyway after you sling mud all over it. If you want style, wear something pretty under it or whatever.
Yes, I recommend this product.
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