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Old 11-18-2012, 05:09 AM   #1
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Klim Dakar pants

I want to buy a pair of these. I know they are meant to wear with underneath protection. But would these pants be too baggy fit without knee braces?? I wear 32x32 levi´s jeans, I am 180 cm tall. I was thinking in buying a size 30 to get a more adjusted fit.

Any experience?? What about fiting d30 protection?? What size should I go??

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Old 11-19-2012, 11:03 AM   #2
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I want to buy a pair of these. I know they are meant to wear with underneath protection. But would these pants be too baggy fit without knee braces?? I wear 32x32 levi´s jeans, I am 180 cm tall. I was thinking in buying a size 30 to get a more adjusted fit.

Any experience?? What about fiting d30 protection?? What size should I go??

Thanks.

Nicolas
Hello Nicolas. I just want to say that the Dakars are not designed to use with built in armor, and d3o armor does NOT fit or work correctly in them. Some people manage to do it, but it is not intended to be used together.

Answered your other questions separately.

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Old 02-25-2013, 06:26 AM   #3
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I just bought a set of these pants to use as overpants on my morning commute as well as stand-alone pants on long trips. I am 5' 8", 175 lb and I usually wear 32x30 jeans, so I ordered the size 32 Dakar pants and the fit is perfect as stand-alone pants. They're on the snug side as over pants, but not uncomfortable. After seeing these pants in the flesh, I would have ordered the size 34 because the waist sinches can take out a lot of play without bunching. As for armor, I transferred the CE armor out of my Alpinestars overpants without any trouble. The knee pockets are pretty small and they do move around a bit. I would definitely recommend wearing armor on your knees for technical riding, but it seems like the armor pockets would work in a low-severity off.

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Old 02-25-2013, 02:47 PM   #4
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I just bought a pair of the Dakars, unless you are VERY loose in your 32" jeans don't even consider going with the 30". In fact, if you're on the border go 1 size up. I wear a 36"w x 34"l and got the 36" Long Dakar, they are ever so slightly snug but I'm still losing weight so they'll be fine shortly.

Edit: I'm wearing them as an overpant (over jeans) since it's still winter here so adjust your size accordingly.
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Old 02-25-2013, 03:24 PM   #5
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I think the Dakar run pretty true to size as a stand-alone and they're a bit snug when worn as an overpant. I usually wear mine with MX boots and knee pads, but even without the pads they do not feel too baggy.
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Old 03-02-2013, 02:22 PM   #6
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In case anyone is interested, I purchased a set of Dakar pants today from Rockymountainmc.com for $99 and a Revolt jersey for $31. They are on clearance. Just thought I would give someone a heads up in case they were in the market for new gear.
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Old 03-02-2013, 03:54 PM   #7
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In case anyone is interested, I purchased a set of Dakar pants today from Rockymountainmc.com for $99 and a Revolt jersey for $31. They are on clearance. Just thought I would give someone a heads up in case they were in the market for new gear.
That's a good deal for some good gear. . I have been looking at the revolt jersey. How was the sizing? I have read that they run big.
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Old 03-02-2013, 05:13 PM   #8
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In case anyone is interested, I purchased a set of Dakar pants today from Rockymountainmc.com for $99 and a Revolt jersey for $31. They are on clearance. Just thought I would give someone a heads up in case they were in the market for new gear.
Thanks a lot ,You just cost me $163.
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Old 03-02-2013, 06:26 PM   #9
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That's a good deal for some good gear. . I have been looking at the revolt jersey. How was the sizing? I have read that they run big.
I ordered it today, I will post up how the sizing of the pants and jersey are when I receive them. And on a side note, according to their site I got the last grey Revolt Jersey!
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Old 03-02-2013, 10:20 PM   #10
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I think the Dakar run pretty true to size as a stand-alone and they're a bit snug when worn as an overpant. I usually wear mine with MX boots and knee pads, but even without the pads they do not feel too baggy.
What kneepads do you use? I fell on slow get off and bumped my knee on the ground and it hurt for like a week . I'm a wuss but the foam padding leaves more to be desired. I can't imagine a getoff on the road at speed. I wear sidi adventures so my mtb knee guards with shin protection won't work. I've been looking into the EVS knee pads for around $50 but don't know if it's too bulky still.

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Old 03-03-2013, 05:40 PM   #11
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I got a pair of Dakars. i do not use them as overpants and they aren't designed as overpants. The knee pockets are worthless. Some tiny pad in there is gonna do you no good at all in a crash.

I use these. The Dakars have plenty of room for any type of knee brace.

http://evs-sports.com/store/product....cat=263&page=1
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Old 03-03-2013, 07:06 PM   #12
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I wear the Troy Lee Designs 5450 Knee/Shin Guards under my Dakars. Fit great, and very comfortable...
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Old 03-03-2013, 08:40 PM   #13
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I just bought these and like the way they feel and am sure they will take a hit and keep you knee intact.

http://www.chainreactioncycles.com/M...?ModelID=72481

I have used d30 armor before and it has preformed extremely well.
You might call me a fan..

These are the new ones and the price is up there, but worth it to me.
I also wear a Techvest.
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Old 06-21-2013, 06:53 AM   #14
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I just bought a pair of Klim Dakar pants. How water proof are they, what can I expect when I get caught in the rain?
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Old 06-21-2013, 09:41 AM   #15
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Expect to get wet. Especially in the crotch.

These pants may bead a little water when new or treated, but the stretch panels pass water easily and wick water to your body very quickly.

Great pants for dry riding. The vents work well and they are very comfortable. The only annoyance for me is having to take my boots off to remove them. And a soggy crotch when caught in the rain...
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