The Carlsbad was built for the hard-charging Adventure rider. Like the Carlsbad Caverns in New Mexico, it has been stripped of everything but it’s essential elements. Light and fast with maximum utility and mobility wrapped into an abrasion resistant,water proof package.
Klim Carlsbad Pant is available in the following lengths:
Klim Carlsbad Pant is available in the following sizes:
Klim Carlsbad Pant is available in the following colour options:
KLIM Technical Riding Gear is a global leader in designing, developing, sourcing and distributing the most advanced powersports apparel for the snowmobile and motorcycle rider. Utilizing the world’s highest technologies in waterproof, breathable, durable and comfortable materials, like GORE-TEX ® products, KLIM offers gear for the most demanding riders. Driven by the continual feedback and input from dedicated test pilots and passionate customers, KLIM strives to do one thing above all – improve the riding experience without compromise.
Should have bought them years ago!By: Stuart Anderson on 2 May 2018So I bought a new Tiger 800XCX and went for a first ride, and remembered that 6 months prior when I sold my last bike, I'd made a mental note that I "hated my riding pants and needed some new ones,' which I then forgot about. I've had Draggin Jeans - OK, but you get wet in the rain and no armour; leathers - much like jeans, but hotter; and a pair of crap synthetic pants with a non removable liner and no venting that made my legs into sweat tubes and had armour that managed to abrade my joints in every position. With only a fortnight until I was off for a week in Tasmania, I had to make a snap decision and went for the Carlsbad pants as my riding is a mix of road riding and light off-road: adventure touring I guess, with no plans for a round the world trip or single trail riding. The pants are a great fit in the leg, but snug around the waist. I wear a 32-34 Levis waist and the 32 pants fit when done up, but I need to shuffle in to them. The armour is moveable, a bit, up and down and L-R, so you can get it over your knees. I think it does conform a bit, as if felt more comfortable as the week went on. The waterproofing is outstanding. The first 3 days of our trip were constant rain. Rivet synthetic jacket - soaked through. All my gloves - soaked through, Alpine Star touring boots - just a bit damp inside, Shoei Hornet helmet - I have no idea how, but even it got wet. From my waist to my ankle - bone dry! The leather knee inner pads get waterlogged but they are over the pant's waterproofing so the water doesn't go through. Warmth - no wind is getting through these pants, so it's only a matter of dressing for the ambient temperature. With either thermal or skins legging underneath I was warm all week. I would recommend skins under the pants as the inner fabric has a few seams and things that might get annoying. Venting - on an ADV bike, the legs are pretty protected from the wind, but the front and back venting lets enough air through to keep you comfortable. I actually found that if I was heating up when sitting around at a coffee stop, if I unzipped the vents it kept the temp perfect. Comfort - no seams or ridges on the seat to rub, the leg fit is great for seated or standing riding. I spent a few hours walking around Hobart's MONA gallery in these and, aside from looking ridiculous, I was comfortable. Pockets - not overly practical if you want to stand with hands in pockets or grab something in a hurry, there are angled pockets on the thighs that are a bit awkward to access, but they are large, again very waterproof, and in a good spot on your leg so that your wallet doesn't jab you in the groin when seated. My only reservations are that now I wonder how much better top-of-the-line Klim gear is, and I'm probably going to have to upgrade my jacket!