Greg (Eugene )
First, I've been using Firstgear textile jackets and pants for over a decade, and there's a reason for that. I've tried some other jackets and pants, here and there, due to riding buddies selling off gear, and giving me really good deals. I've sold those, and went back to my Firstgear every time. Why? Fit, Finish, Features, and quality of build. I've stuck with the Kilimanjaro line until this purchase. I could not be more pleased with the Kathmandu over pants. Out here in the Pacific Northwest, in one day, you can go from starting temps in the 40s to the high 80s / mid 90s by mid day - and encounter rain - and then get back down to the 40s by end of day. I really like the suspenders, and how the liners in the pants are 3/4 length. Plus the number of pockets, and pocket slit as I call it if you're using heated gear during the winter time. I had to order / go through 4 different sizes, but that was not an issue with Motorcycle Super Store, or Firstgear. When buying on line, you have to expect that you may have to re-order a different size. Returns were easy with M.S.S. - which I give a kudos to them for that. Just keep all tags, hanger, and the plastic cover in case you have to return an item. As for the pants - they are excellent, fit great, and have kept me completely dry in rainy situations. As far as sizing, as some reviewers stated, go with one size larger. I'm 5'10 / 190lbs with a 38" waist and 32" inseam, and with poly-thermal pants on, cargo pants over them, and the liner in the pants ( simulating winter ), I actually went with a 42 short, over a 40 short for comfort - which with the velco straps allows for tightening up the waist for spring / summer riding, and expanding the waist for late fall / winter riding. I give the pants 5 stars, and would recommend them to anyone. Oh - and price point - the whole set cost less than just a Darien jacket with no liner. You can't go wrong with these pants. One very pleased customer here ..... :)
Jay (Charlotte )
All around a great pair of mesh pants. Fit and finish is excellent. Adjustable knee armor enables me to get it exactly where I want it in riding position. Haven't had them long enough to rate durability. Very well worth the money.
Bill S. (Vacaville )
Pants seem well designed, the leg zippers extend almost to the knees making for easy on/off, the Velcro ankle straps secure the leg bottoms to your shoes and the material does not flap in the wind. The adjustable knee pads have strong Velcro attachments that stay put and feel comfortable. So far all seams appear to be well done with no loose threads. I bought the small based on the size chart but might have done better to go to the extra small
Gerry (Tucson )
The 32's fit me really well (5'11", 15 pounds). After slightly repositioning the knee armor (which is attached by velcro) the armor is perfectly positioned. These pants are really well made and have a feeling of quality.