Klim K Fifty 1 Denim Riding Jeans
- Heavy-duty Cordura denim riding jean
- Durable nylon/cotton blend
- Stone washed finish with whisker treatment
- YKK fly zipper
- Reinforced Kevlar panel in slide zones
Integrated Armor System:
- D3O evo hip and knee armor
- Poron XRD impact foam tailbone piece
- Adjustable knee armor positioning
Cargo, Comfort and Fit Systems:
- 5 exterior pockets [2 front hand, 1 front coin, 2 rear]
- Flat-felled seams for max comfort
- Waist belt loops
- Full mesh comfort liner with wicking polyester
I measured a selection of these pants and found the waist size of the pants to measure out consistently at 2” larger than the stated size. Most men’s jeans will be sized this way these days…. it’s called vanity sizing. We recommend you measure your waist or the waistband of your favorite jeans to see what size pants you need.
Inseam on the regular size pants is about 33” and inseam on the tall size pants is about 35”.
Here is a chart I put together to show you how each pant size measures out so you can select the size based upon what you come up with when you measure yourself.
|Pant Size||Max Waist Size||Inseam Regular||Inseam Tall|
Our Two Cents
After reviewing several Klim products this season (the brand is new to us this season BTW), I’m impressed with the ruggedness and the straightforward nature of their designs. These K Fifty 1 jeans are no exception. Basically these are very heavy duty denim jeans with plenty of D3O armor.
I would term the cut as “adult”. They aren’t skinny by any means, but they aren’t unusually baggy either. They are about like ordinary relaxed Levi and Lee jeans I’ve owned the past. The denim material used is thick but soft and is more than plain cotton… it’s a blend of cotton and nylon. The nylon improves the jean’s wear resistance if you fall. Also, the jeans have large reinforcement panels of Kevlar material in the seat and knees (like most other good riding jeans). The inside of the jeans is lined all the way to the cuff. The lining will keep the armor and Kevlar components from rubbing you the wrong way.
The pants have a FULL set of certified level 1 D3O armor in the hips and knees. Plus there’s even a little tail bone piece made of Poron XRD impact foam. The knee armor is in a pocket, but the height of the armor is fixed by a piece of Velcro that sticks to the mating piece sewn to the pant. So you can “stick” that armor at the height that fits you best. And there is a bit of wiggle room side to side too. Take a look at our studio pics and you can easily see the armor through the mesh liner. You can also see the patches of Kevlar too.
These jeans aren’t cheap by any means but they are rugged and well made and with the best armor currently offered in our business (IMHO). And all in a well fitting, but comfortable package. :: Paul, 07-10-17