Klim 2021 Dakar In The Boot Pant
- CONTROLLED VENTILATION OFF-ROAD PANT CHASSIS
- 840D CORDURA® INTEGRATED INTO KNEE AND SEAT
- GENUINE LEATHER ON INNER KNEES ADS GRIP/PROTECTION
- NEW BREATHABLE STRETCH WOVEN PANELS BACK WAIST, ABOVE KNEES, BACK OF LEGS AND IN THE CROTCH
- NEW PRINTED FABRICS ON ABRASION-RESISTANT HIGH
- TENACITY 600D CORDURA®
- KARBONITE™ RIPSTOP CORDURA® NYLON ON CUFFS
- ADJUSTABLE ZIPPERED THIGH VENTS ALLOW USE IN WIDER RANGE OF TEMPS
- DWR TREATMENT RESISTS WATER
- SILICONE WAISTBAND TO KEEP PANTS UP AND JERSEY TUCKED IN
- SIDE WAIST ADJUSTMENTS
- MOISTURE-WICKING BREATHABLE LINER WITH STRETCH ZONES
- VENTED TPU ACCENTS ON KNEES
- EMBROIDERED LOGOS
- LOW PROFILE POCKET
- LOW BULK MATERIALS IN-THE-BOOT
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…. it’s called vanity sizing. We recommend you measure your waist or the waistband of your favorite jeans and use the chart below to see what size pants you need. Most people will choose the same size they wear in regular men’s jeans. The waist sizes for each pant size can be adjusted down by 2 to 3 inches with the side waist adjusters.
The inseam of the “in the boot” pants is cut just a bit shorter than regular pants since ideally they’ll only reach to the ankle. I measure about 30”, and so they’ll be ideal for those with about a 33” but the inseam isn’t critical for a pant like this.
Here is the 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.
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Our Two Cents
Here’s the best-selling Dakar pant for 2021. As in years past, two versions are available… the standard pants designed to be worn over boots and also the “in the boot” version (take the link below to see the alternate version).
The standard “over the boot” version works over any type of boot. The pant legs are wide enough for even the bulkiest boots, but Velcro adjustment is provided at the ends of the legs to make them work with any style boot. Also, two inseams are available. The “in the boot” pant comes in only one inseam choice. Like the matching Dakar jacket, the Dakar pants are lighter in weight and more flexible than Klim street gear. The shell is a combination of sturdy textile materials along with flexible stretch panels in the crotch, behind the knees and below the waist. LONG zippered vents are positioned on each thigh so you can allow air to flow into the pants in hot weather.
The leg design of the pant is made special for off road riders. The insides of the legs that will be against your bike are fitted with black leather. The leather is durable, heat resistant and helps you grip the bike parts with your legs. And the lower legs of the OTB version have an extra layer of solid textile material behind the black leather which will increase the life of the pant where it gets the most wear.
Pockets are fitted into the standard (over the boot) Dakar pants so you can add armor in both the hips and knees (but are not provided in the “in the boot” version). If you are wearing your own armor under or over the pants (common for off-road riders), you won’t want to add armor, but for adventure riding or just street riding, you may want to add it. Just take the links below to add the armor. Both CE level 1 and 2 units are available. CE 1 armor is called D3O LP and CE 2 armor is called D3O LP Pro.
Two pockets are fitted in the thigh area so you can store your stuff and those zip close to keep the contents in. The waist has a wide comfort lined waistband and on each side of the waist, there are adjuster tabs (discussed in the sizing advice above). Large reflective panels are included on the sides of the lower legs of the OTB version (not included on the ITB version).
The pants are far more sturdy than many off-road pants you see in stores. These are rugged pants that will last. We sell many of these pants to all kinds of riders… not just off-road. :: Paul, 03-02-20
Klim says: Our most popular off-road pant chassis is better than ever with a more streamlined fit, printed fabrics, unmatched durability, cargo capacity, comfort and the best controlled ventilation system ever designed. This all-season off-road pant is just at home conquering Dakar Rally stages as it is roosting your buddies on an all-day local ride.