The Carlsbad Pant has been redesigned, built to an even higher standard from the chassis of the proven, highly mobile predecessor. Engineered for excellent mobility and comfort when riding, the Carlsbad features improved ventilation and fit, greater abrasion resistance, more refined storage options and improved impact protection. This is the light and fast, waterproof solution for hard-charging adventure riders.
The Carlsbad from KLIM’s Adventure Series is a functional pant where the innovations from other Adventure pants are combined with a comfortable fit. It is by far the lightest motorcycle pant in this segment which provides a lot of extra comfort. The Carlsbad is ideal for tour and all-road motorcycling and the perfect pant for adventurous offroad rides.
The Carlsbad motorcycle pant protects you against the elements during your motorcycle adventures. The breathable and waterproof Gore-Tex® laminate in the Carlsbad keeps you dry and comfortable during every ride. For high temperatures the pant has well-placed vents that provide cooling when you sit, but also when you are standing.
Due to its fit and the use of the very light but strong 630D Cordura Twisted Yarn fabric in impact areas, the Carlsbad offers optimal freedom of movement while maintaining high-quality protection and water resistance.
The Carlsbad Pant comes standard with CE approved level 2 D3O® LP2 protection. Furthermore, 3M reflection strips are used for improved visibility in the dark.
The Carlsbad motorcycle pant is available in Stealth Black, Sage Hi-Vis and Asphalt. A matching Carlsbad jacket is available in the colors Stealth Black, Sage Hi-Vis, Navy Blue Redrock and Asphalt Strike Orange. The motorcycle pant has three variants: Regular, Short and Tall.
Use the KLIM Size Chart Men to determine your size.
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They are very comfortable to wear, although regular length is bit too long for short people like me. I am 168cm.
Especially the area from the crotch to the waist is way too long. I might change to a short version if it will be available.
The knee pads can be adjusted to any hight.
The material is light enough to wear all day, even off-roading, enduro style riding.
Absolutely, 100% waterproof! I rode 2 hours in pouring rain, then washed off the mud in a car wash and was still dry underneath the pants.
The vents are good both standing up and sitting, although the pants do get a bit hot when not riding. This is a small compromise for being totally waterproof.
Overall I am very pleased with the pants.
Worth every cent!
Having used this (Carlsbad 2020 model) Jacket and trouser set for a year and ridden over 6000kms of on and off-road, I can offer an interim review of this garment.
Having previously used Held clothing for many years, I was forced to buy a new suit when a nearly new set went walkabout on a trip in 2019. (Don't ask - painful!). After looking around I spoke to Peter at Bartang knowing I’d get good advise which I value. I have to admit I’d been somewhat biased against Klim in that most people I knew using their clothing are sponsored and therefore don’t pay for their goods.
My specifications were: it had to be very well made with appropriate materials. I required plenty of useful well-placed pockets, tough and warm enough for the Alps where I live but well vented in warmer weather and, most importantly, waterproof. The days of having to stop and put on separate waterproofs had to end. It needed to be light enough not to stifle movement or off the moto. It had to have cavities in all the right places for adequate protection and I wanted the bottom and top halves to join thereby cutting out cold wind getting inside my ‘birthday suit’!
Well, it has all that and, from the off, has been immensely comfortable. It’s a very well made piece of clothing as well it should be. This is a premium priced garment and I have to admit, cost quite a bit more that I envisaged spending. Not an eye-bleeding cost but, a purchase not taken impulsively.
A couple of extra items worth mentioning: The suit comes fitted with top quality CE type 2 approved pads which is a nice extra as it’s ready to use immediately. There are luminous strips on the shoulders and rear of the jacket and on the sides (top and bottom) of the trousers. For warmer rides, the collar can be hooked back easily to keep the neck open to catch the breeze. Very practical double zips on the cuffs allow measured venting while keeping the bottom of the sleeves attached around the gloves. Additional adjustable vents front and rear on both the jacket and trousers gives the user full control of the aircon.
So, the question arises - is it worth the money?
For this type of quality, warmth and protection plus the superb advise and time from Bartang (invaluable), I would say, yes.
A decent riding suit should last a very minimum of 5-7 years with extensive year round use. Longer for occasional riders. So, amortised very conservatively over 5 years, that works out at around 330€ per year inclusive of sales tax for both the jacket and trousers. That’s less than 1€ per day.
As an adjunct to this review, I would mention that on really cold, windy days I’ve used a product called a Klim Zephyr Wind Shirt in between my merino base layers and the outer Carlsbad jacket. It folds up to the size of a fist and was also a Bartang recommendation that I’ve been very grateful to have on hand for over 2 years.
Hele mooi broek zoals dat van klim verwacht. Jammer dat ze alleen de kleur zwart hebben in 32 kort En geen oneven maten gaat per 2 inch omhoog