Firstgear HT Air Overpants
Great everyday overpant
This is my second pair of FG overpants. My first pair lasted 5+ years and I wore them almost every day for work commuting. I expect the second pair to serve me just as well. Still getting used to one different feature between old and new. My old pair of HT's had waterproof exteriors with minimal venting. The new ones have great exterior venting with a removable waterproof liner. During on and off rain days, it's a minor annoyance to put the liner in and take them out but I'm learning to deal with it. Only thing that prevented me from giving an "Excellent" overall rating.
March 3, 2014
Just to start these pants have a removeable water proof liner, that right there is half the reason these pants are worth it. When the liner is in it really helps with keeping you warm on those cool days. When the liner is out these pants are like they are barely even there. They are baggy (which I like) and that helps get them on and off easy. Before you buy really double check your inseam, I'm 5.8 ft so I assumed the regular length would be good. THOSE PANTS ARE LONG lol. So had to get the short ones.
February 11, 2014
Keeps me warm and dry
I purchased these pants to keep me warm and dry during the Houston winter months.
Sizing: I ordered my Wrangler (relaxed fit) jean size and they are a perfect fit.
Comfort: They are comfortable over Wrangler jeans and even better over work slacks. This is with the liner in.
Fairly easy to put on and take off with my boots on.
Weather protection: The pants kept me warm riding 1 1/2 hours in 28-degree weather. I try not to ride in the rain, but the pants kept me dry on several misty days. These pants block the cold wind!
Quality: I only rode with these for two months, but I have not had a problem with the zippers or liner. The knee armor location is correct when riding and the pocket access allows easy access.
I am very satisfied with the Firstgear HT Overpants (item# 907436).
February 10, 2014
Nice commuter pants, be careful with sizing if you have a beer belly!
I just got these pants and I made the mistake of ordering my regular pants size... In the video, Anthony suggests buying your regular size, but that would apply if your belly and waist are the same size (like all the young guys at RevZilla)... Unfortunately, I have acquired a beer belly that made my regular pant size be too small... In the generic pant sizing video, Antony does make it clear that you have to measure your size at your belly button, not your waist/pants line... Of course, it was no hassle to return/exchange for the next size up...
Anywho, the pants are very nice... My only concern is me doing damage by catching my boot tread on the inner mesh when putting them...
November 8, 2013
These are great overpants, i put on my work pants and then slide these on - get to work and ready to go. Very good quality.
October 22, 2013
The long side zips make these overpants as convenient as overpants ought to be. Construction seems robust. Airflow is good, as good as I could ask for in a pant that's also supposed to protect me sliding down asphalt. Pocket design is excellent. These overpants do all the little things well, and that makes them worth the price.
These pants offer abrasion resistance and weather protection. Don't look for heavy, armor-like protection. The lateral hip-pads are kind of slight, but I'm sure you'll be glad they're there if you land or slide on them. It's a little extra protection, that doesn't intrude on fit or feel. You might easily forget they're there.
When it comes to the knee pads, my advice is to regard them as basically useless. The pants are baggy in the knee and the pads are not likely to be in position at impact. If you're lucky and they are, they will almost certainly slide out of position as soon as they contact the road. A simple velcro cinch at the knee would go a long way toward making those pads relevant - I thought about sewing one on and may do it eventually.
September 5, 2013
Very high quality pants at a fair price
Let it be said that I'm not the easiest to fit. I have a legit 31" waist with a 34" inseam. I'm a runner and have no hips or gut or backside, so finding things that fit has always been a challenge. These pants (when used as an overpant) fit well at the waist and through the legs but unfortunately do fall a tad short in the length (I ordered the 32), but like I opened my review with, it's difficult to find something that fits completely. I wish they made a 32 tall, that would have certainly been a perfect fit.
The quality of these is excellent, the armor is very adjustable and the airflow is quite good. They are very easy to get on and off even with riding boots on. The leg zippers open up to well above the knee which makes for easy in and out. I rode a 2500+ mile trip last week where the average high temperature was high 80's to low 90's and these pants didn't get me overheated. If it was any hotter, I'm not sure how they would do, but up to those temps I had no problems wearing them all day (while on the bike).
September 3, 2013
Very nice pants!
I was very happy to find that these pants are available in tall sizes and that the tall size actually fits!
I've only worn them a couple of times, but they fit well over my jeans and dress pants. Getting them on over cargo shorts was just a little more difficult.
The long side zippers are great for getting them on when you already have boots on. I also like the ability to reposition the knee protection.
The front pockets are handy, but I'm not sure why they placed the "reach through" zipper where they did - it's not in the right position to reach through to my jeans pockets.
Ventilation is good - I've worn them in 80 degree temperatures with jeans and found them comfortable.
The zipper matches my First Gear mesh jacket - big plus.
August 28, 2013