Kuhl Klash Pant Review

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Kuhl’s Klash is a comfortable softshell pant for adventures on the trail and off.

Just as I was looking into getting a pair of softshell pants for winter, Kuhl contacted us again to review some clothing. Perfect timing.

Tom had recently bought their Traverse softshell pant and I was feeling a tad jealous to be honest.

For the review I selected the Klash (women’s – there is also a men’s Klash) and Tom chose the Renegade.

Disclaimer: Kuhl provided a complimentary pair of pants for review, but did not provide compensation or exercise control over the content of this post.

Front of Klash pant while walking

Appearance & Fit

The material is rugged with sturdy feeling seems and zippers. It feels like it could brush off thorns with ease and basically handle anything a trail could throw at you.

These pants say bring it.

Kind of like getting a pair of Toughskin jeans as a kid. Those things were nearly indestructible and a license to play outside.

But unlike jeans these pants are stretchy with a good range of movement. And they don’t look like technical pants so they work for casual use too.

There are two colors available, a grey Carbon and a nearly black Gotham (in the photos). The fit is relaxed and there are two inseam choices. 

Back of Klash pant while walking

I ordered my normal size and had to figure my inseam in inches as that’s not often an option in women’s pants (usually stuck with petite, regular, or tall).

Now, I don’t have a lot of luck finding pants that fit and seldom order them so I was frankly shocked when these fit right.

(It drives me slightly nuts that Tom can order his size and inseam and get a great fit on pretty much any pant while I need to try on at least 3 million pairs in two sizes each and settle on one that is meh. But such is life.)

Related:  Kuhl’s Konfidant Air PantKuhl’s Interceptr Jacket; Kuhl’s Vara Hoody

Zippered thigh pocket on the Klash Pant

The Specs

  • Flexwurx abrasion resistant stretchy softshell fabric
  • Durable Water Repellent finish; wind/ water resistance
  • Internal drawstring waistband
  • Cuff guards on the lower inside leg
  • Boot hook
  • Zippered pockets
  • Gusseted crotch, articulated knees

Zippered pant bottom and boot hooks to secure the pant are nice touches.

I somehow always manage to kick the lower inner calf of my pants, especially with muddy boots, so I love the cuff guards.

Klash pant zippered legs and cuff guards

There are front, back, and thigh pockets – all with sturdy zippers.


These are great for cold and/on wet weather. For chillier temps I add a thin layer underneath.


Kuhl’s Klash Pant is rugged enough to handle adventures but nice enough to wear around town.

Original review: 1/20/21.