The 2016 Kamleika Pants are constructed from Kamleika 4 Way Stretch fabric which is breathable, waterproof and durable. It's unique 4-way stretch provides good comfort and freedom of movement. Ideal for runners, adventure racers and mountain bikers.
4-Way stretch waterproof pant for maximum freedom of movement. Kamleika pants are designed for running in the mountains, now feature tough Dyneema panels on the inside of the legs reducing damage from running through heather and brambles.
A replaceable underfoot cord keeps your ankle protected on uneven ground (spare cord provided) and a lace hook stops debris getting into the shoe.
The 4 way stretch to the fabric provides good comfort & freedom of movement whilst remaining rustle free & quiet to wear. Fully taped seams and YKK weatherproof zips keep out the elements.
OMM's 2016 Kamleika Pants are slightly lighter than the previous model and a lot more durable too. The only downside is that they are a little less waterproof, but not by much.
We like that they have been updated with dyneema panels on the inside of the legs for extra durability and we also like the underfoot cord idea. It works keeping the bottom of the pants in place and preventing stones and other debris from getting inside your shoe - much like a gaiter.
The main story with these pants will always be the fabric. It's extremely soft and with a 4 way stretch its eminently suitable for fast movement over difficult terrain. The Race Pants set themselves apart from many others by having a slim fit that avoids the flapping and rustling of other waterproof trousers. The stretch fabric ensures they can cope with a wide range of movement - the name isn't an accident - these are ideal for runners.
- Reviewed by Ultralight Outdoor Gear