Firstgear HT Air Overpants
Good pants, waterproof for 2 yrs
I really like the pants for the cooler weather. Very comfortable and easy on and off. They were waterproof and kept me very dry in the rain for 2 years. Now they leak like crazy and I get soaked, I have to use another pair of cheap rain pants over top of the overpant to stay dry. I do not recommend these pants for staying dry in the long run.
April 12, 2014
Good Pants, but Baggy
In terms of waist and length, these fit right on, with a little bit of adjustment available. They are a little baggy through the legs, so they aren't the most stylish and you probably aren't going to want to wear them off the bike. The plus side of this is that the pants fit very easily over whatever you're wearing. With the high side zippers, these pull right over a thick pair of jeans. If you live in an area with mild winters, the liner pushes these to year-round pants. Due to the bagginess, I was worried that the pads would slide around too much, but they generally stay in place.
April 5, 2014
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