FirstGear Kathmandu Pants ::

FirstGear Kathmandu Pants

  • HYPERTEX waterproof and breathable outer shell
  • Constructed of 420 denier rip-stop nylon and 300 denier high density nylon
  • Crotch, inner thigh and knee back features waterproof and breathable stretch fabric that adds flexibility and reduced binding
  • Chamude suede knee patches to minimize tank scratches
  • 8” diagonal thigh vents catch the air when open and keep you dry when waterproof zippers are closed
  • Built with short bib and suspenders that are removable
  • Insulated 2/3 length pant liner that is detachable
  • Includes 10” pant-to-jacket full connection zipper
  • Reflective side piping
  • 2 point, adjustable waist with hook-and-loop closure
  • 9” rear leg waterproof zippers; internal storm leg skirt with snap and hoop-and-loop closure

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Sizing Information

These pants can be worn over street clothes, or they can be worn just over underwear. For wearing over light clothing, we think you can choose the waist size you normally wear, but if you plan to wear these over heavy clothing then you will want to choose one size up. The pants are offered in both short and tall versions, so you can consult the chart to pick the best inseam.

Size Regular Inseam Length Tall Inseam Length Short Inseam Length
30 31 1/2”
32 31 1/2”
34 31 3/4” 34” 29 1/2”
36 32” 34 1/2” 30”
38 32 1/4” 34 1/2 1/2” 30 1/2”
40 32 1/2” 34 1/2” 30 1/2”
42 33” 36” 30 1/2”
44 33”
46 33 1/2”
48 33 1/2”

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Our Two Cents

The Kathmandu pants are a great choice for street riders, commuters or touring riders. They are a fully featured, waterproof textile pant with climate control and comfort features. The pants can be worn over street clothing or they could be worn just over underwear. Unlike most overpants, they are bit trimmer and more sporty which is good, but they lack the full side leg zippers that make overpants so convenient to take on and off over clothing. My advice is: for those that KNOW they want a pant for commuting and wearing over street clothes should pick another overpant, but for those that want to use these pants over underwear or light clothing will find them to be extremely useful and comfortable. The shell of these pants is made from HYPERTEX, a waterproof and breathable material. These pants are made to stand up to tough use. One unique feature is the chamude suede (man-made suede) knee patches to minimize scratches on the tank of your bike. Good idea! How about fit… These pants have suspenders and a tall waist. Suspenders, while being a bit on the “old fashioned” side, are heaven when seated for a long time. The suspenders allow you to wear your pants comfortably with the waist a bit looser than normal which is great while on the bike, and they won’t slip down when you stand and walk. If you want to wear these pants without the suspenders you can remove them. For extra warmth, these pants have a 2/3 length thermal liner that is detachable and internal storm skirts with snap closures under the shell to keep you dry in case you get caught out in the rain. On a warm day, you can take advantage of the 8” diagonal thigh vents that will keep you cool when open and dry when the waterproof zippers are closed. As far as protection goes, these pants come with high quality CE approved knee armor and foam hip pads for impact protection. FirstGear also makes a matching Kathmandu Textile Jacket (at the time of this writing anyway), we have added it under the related items for your convenience. For a better look, click on the “View Larger Pictures” link above.

Happy Customers Who Bought This Product

From: Nils M.
Location: Massachusetts

I recently had a question about putting hard armor in these pants, and swapped some email with your man Aaron, asking if a certain style would fit. Aaron then went down to the warehouse with a digital camera, grabbed the two products, checked out the (im)possible fit, and sent me a photo so I could see for myself. This is yet another reason why I buy my gear from you guys. (Read more...)

From: Christine H.
Location: North Carolina

These pants are great! They fit well, but we ordered a size up from regular pants size. Comfortable with or without jeans on underneath. (Read more...)