Klim 2020 Dakar In The Boot Pant
- FULLY VENTILATED OFF-ROAD PANT CHASSIS
- 840D CORDURA® INTEGRATED INTO KNEE AND SEAT
- GENUINE LEATHER ON INNER KNEES ADS GRIP/PROTECTION
- NEW STRETCH WOVEN PANELS ABOVE KNEES, BACK OF LEGS AND IN THE CROTCH
- BILLOWED CARGO POCKETS ON THIGHS
- 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
Klim’s 2020 version of the Dakar pants are here. The Dakar (and the mesh-version Mojave pant) continues to be our best selling off-road pants by far! These pants are a ruggedly constructed pants in a solid textile design with zippered vents. In comparing the 2019 version Mojave to the 2020 version, there are only minor styling changes…. four new color choices and the Klim logos on the leg are slightly different.
The Dakar for 2020 is offered in two versions… the “in the boot” version you see here and there is also an “over the boot” version too (take the link below to view the OTB pant). ITB riders will be tucking the pant leg into their boots so the leg is made with lighter materials and is tapered to the ankle. The “OTB” pant 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.
The Dakar pant is a solid textile design, and as I mentioned above, sister-model to this one, the Mojave is a part mesh pant. This solid pant will work better in cooler to warm weather where the Mojave is made for the hottest temps. But even though this is a solid textile design, it is fitted with zippered vents in the thigh area to allow airflow on warmer days.
The leg design of the pant is made special for off road riders. The insides of the legs that will be against your bike (above your boots) are fitted with leather. The leather is durable, heat resistant and helps you grip the bike parts with your legs.
The OTB pants are fitted with pockets so you can add armor in both the hips and knees, but pockets for optional armor are not included in these ITB pants (since those will likely be used by off-road riders with their own protective equipment). If you want to add armor for street or adventure riding, have a look at the OTB version pant with the link below.
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. More than just off-road riders wear these pants. :: Paul, 03-02-20
Klim says: OFF-ROAD A/C Our full-time ventilated off-road chassis is now better than ever. An all-new streamlined chassis incorporates maximum airflow mesh materials to keep you cool as the temperatures rise. Engineered with highly abrasion resistant 840D CORDURA® fabric (developed in partnership with CORDURA®) in the highest wear areas and high-airflow mesh materials everywhere else. If you’re looking for all-day comfort and aggressive riding durability, the Mojave Pant is the ultimate off-road choice.
TOP THREE BENEFITS:1 – STAY COOLER WITH FULL-TIME MESH VENTILATION2 – REPEL ABRASION ON THE TOUGHEST OFF-ROAD RIDES3 – ALL-DAY RIDING CONFIDENCE