Firstgear HT Air Overpants
These are the only motorcycle pants I have so I can't compare to anything else. I ordered them in the size of jeans I normally wear but ended up sending them back and up sized 2 sizes so that I'd have some breathing room and I could add a thicker pant in cold weather if needed. Seems like the other reviews said it fit true to size but I didn't find that to be the case. Jeans can fluctuate a lot in sizing so that should be considered. I LOVE the knee to ankle zip as that makes it easy and quick to get them on/off next the bike. Quality seems really good. The rain insert is a really nice to have if you think you may get caught in a storm or a summer road trip & should also extend the use into colder weather by blocking the air. The short length fit me well and I have a 29" inseam. And the knee pads are adjustable. I was worried the would hit me too low but I put them as high as they go and they should work fine. I do wish they were in a pocket in the pants instead of a detachable Velcro pocket as you have to avoid catching your shoes on them when you put them on but not a big deal. The fact that they fit me with my shorter legs makes me happy with the purchase.
May 13, 2013
Excellent product at a decent price
90% of my riding is commuting with weekend rides in the canyons on the twisties. I ride a Hayabusa and was a little worried they might bind a bit while in the normal riding position. No problems at all. Also, I'm 6'4" and 210 lbs. It is EXTREMELY difficult to find pants that fit my long inseam. Most other brands look like I'm going clam digging when I put them on. The pant leg cuffs rest just below the ankle while standing with the knee pads just at the bottom of my knee caps. When in the riding position, the cuffs rest at the ankle and the knee pads are exactly in the right position.
I don't know that I would wear the liner as a "destination pant" as the write-up claims. I think it would just be strange hanging out in nylon pants with a zipper running down the leg, but the option is there for you folks who think that might be cool. But, with the liner installed, the pants are indeed wind and water-proof. Take out the liner (it only takes a minute or two) and these pants breathe extremely well. I can even wear shorts under these to head to the beach and not worry about road rash. The pants are quick on and off with my boots on since the side zipper is so long. And the construction seems spot on so far.
They fit true to size. I wear a 36-36 pair of jeans and ordered the 36-Tall overpants. They fit just right over my pants with just a smidgen of adjustment on the waist pull tabs. The pass-through pockets work great if you are wearing jeans. If you are wearing a uniform or slacks with side entry pockets, you'll work a little bit to get anything out of them...but it still works.
The reflective tabs are low key until you hit them with lights. They reflect EXTREMELY well. The waist snap and velcro closures at the cuffs are also reflective.
Overall, these are a great pair of over pants that are designed just right to be easy to get on and off so you can always dress for the slide.
May 9, 2013
Great fit, comfortable, good protection
New rider here so not a lot of experience.
I am really happy with these pants. I'm 6'3" with a 42" waist and was worried that they wouldn't be right, but the fit is perfect.
Very comfortable while riding. The protection slides into the right places when in riding position.
My guess is that they will be too hot in the summer. My FirstGear jacket that I am also very happy with vents really well, and my guess is this will too, but it is still to heavy in the summer.
April 24, 2013
Too early to tell
I'm a Large Person, which makes it hard to find decent riding gear that will fit me. These pants come real close to being right. I'm not usually a fan of overpants, but with the mesh and removable liner, they may do the job for me. I titled this "too early to tell" because I've only had three short rides since getting them, Spring has been late in coming. A better review would be in August, after riding a few thousand miles with them. Typical First Gear product, well-made, reasonable compromises on materials and fit, I've used their products for many years and expect these pants to be similar to other products I've owned from them.
March 27, 2013
Worth your hard earned money
I was looking for a pair of 3-season pants, and ..... I got the perfect pair. They are comfortable, adjustable, and practical.
The only issue is my physique. The pants are a little long for my big middle and short legs. The Velcro straps at the bottom of the pants helped make up for my "short" comings.
I will definitely buy these again!
March 18, 2013
Long for Tall People and Great Quality
I wanted to post this so maybe I could help out a fellow long legged rider who may be in the market for a pair of overpants. I'm 6'2, 220lbs. I typically wear between a 38 and 40 Waist. I wanted something to wear over jeans/khakis, but wasn't bulky and long enough to go past my ankles when seated on the bike. Went with a 38T and they fit great. With the liner in, they fit nicely over a pair of khakis or jeans. Out of bag, the knee protectors fall just below my knee. I'll probably adjust them to get a better fit.
Length is perfect for me. Most all of my riding gear is Firstgear because they provide a Tall as an option when ordering.
October 31, 2012
For short guys
I'm a short dude with a craft beer gut. I ordered a 36S. It's nice that they come in an actual short inseam version. It seems like only one other manufacturer gives an option for us short guys and it is only a spot to hem. No thanks, I just want to put them on and ride the way they came.
My inseam is 26" if I measure to my ankle traditionally, if measure to the floor I'm probably 28-29" (clothing sizing guides measure one way or the other). When I first put these overpants on I felt like MC Hammer. The ankle area velcro's tight around your boot so it doesn't drag on the ground, but that meant that the slightly longer inseam than I really need was making them bunch up around the knees. They are an overpant, after all, and I had plenty of room underneath with jeans or business pants on.
Once on the bike they feel much more comfortable and start to "sit" right. Remember, good motorcycle gear is cut for the riding position, so it doesn't feel right standing up. The built in pockets are perfect and they even give you another set of pass-through pockets. All the cinch straps, adjustments, etc all work to make the pant fit really well.
The only thing I don't like is the knee armor. The way you adjust it with the 6 strips of velcro per side is kinda cheezy. Also, I bought this to use as a real overpant for work. Meaning that I need to put it on and off with full business pants on and my full size TCX riding boots. My boots would catch on the knee armor and try to rip it off as I was sliding my feet in, even with the 3/4 length zippers zipped all the way up. It also took me several rides to get the knee armor to sit in the right place while in the riding position, and they still were uncomfortable. In the end I just took them out. The hip armor fits really well though! Don't even notice it is there.
This overpant is perfect for letting me commute to work with my full business attire on underneath, saving me the hassle of changing clothes at work, and should protect me way more than jeans or khaki's in the event of a get-off. Overall I am happy.
October 28, 2012
proper fit, quality zippers, covers a broad temperature range
proper fit, quality zippers, covers a broad temperature range
Revzilla were, as always, spot on with delivery, packaging etc...
Trousers themselves are of decent quality. When used with the included liners I was able to use these pants on a few long, all-day rides where the starting temps were around 35 degrees and where early afternoon temps were up to 105 degrees.
Only small complaint would be that I would like to see more adjustibility on the bottom pant legs - they are quite large and tend to flap around in the wind a bit.
October 15, 2012