Fly Coolpro Pants
Fly Coolpro Pants - I'm wearing them, so that's a good thing...
For what they cost these are a pretty good pant - but being my first pair of moto-pants I've nothing with which to compare these. I bought them for warmer summer day riding. Two weeks of riding and all seems good. I'm a 38 waist in most normal pants and I'm wearing the 38 Fly pants as pants (not over-pants) so they are fitting where the normal waist band would go on regular pants - a bit of "gut spill" allowed over the top. Leg mesh lets more air in the shins and not as much in the thigh area. Knee armor was too "high" on first ride, but multiple hook&loop strips allow for easy "lowering" and securing. I cannot speak to their protection/durability factors because no falls yet - but we are hoping for a positive result when that day comes.
Pros: Waist is true to size. Comfortable to wear on the bike. Airflow is noticeable. Overall construction seems okay thus far. The thin, internal rain membrane is hardly noticeable (but I've taken it out for the summer riding). Internal/removable hip pads are a plus!
Cons: A bit too short in the leg when up on the bike (no Tall sizes from what I remember). No belt loops of any kind (relying on my gut and the hook&loop hip closures). Knee armor on the right knee never wants to be in the optimal place (while the left is always perfectly set). No extra pockets beyond the two zippered front slits. Black color heats up too quickly in direct sunlight.
Other reviewers have mentioned the two rather weak front waist snaps not staying closed. I am yet to experience this issue, but I will say that they feel like they are going to pop open any moment (and it's not just my gut pushing on them). Fly did include extra "raw" snaps to replace any torn out ones, so if it happens I at least have those replacements.
In conclusion - these seem like a good, basic pair of summer riding pants. Inexpensive enough and comfortable enough even if they are lacking solid snaps, belt loops and cargo pockets.
I recommend these for summer riding.
August 4, 2015
Awesome summer pants
These are my first real riding pants, that I bought specifically for protection in the summer. The pants are very comfortable, feel like they will last a long time, and stay cool on hot days. I can feel the air flowing through the mesh in some positions, but most importantly, I don't feel hot in these pants at all. I bought these with the Fly Racing Barricade Body Armor Suit and I'm happy with this combo. I can't make any comparisosn since these are my first moto pants, but I have no complaints whatsoever. I use them for street riding, not moto-x.
July 6, 2015
Just got these pants a few days ago. Went for a ride today in VA, about 88 degrees out. I was sweating like crazy in these pants. Airflow is decent around the legs, but not much at the waist area. Protection seems to be good with knee and hip padding. knee padding shifts a lot but that's expected with any motorcycle pants. The fit is good at the waist, I'm a 31" waist and got the Medium. Legs are tight/form fitting so don't expect to wear much under these.
Overall, a good pair of pants. I would definitely recommend.
June 22, 2015
Originally purchased size 34 and switch up to a size 36. I am using these as overpants and they work well. Breath extremely well but are certianly more comfortable once they have been broken in (12-24hrs use). The elastic is the primary location where time is needed to get the pants to 'fit' you well, but once you have put some time in them they are quite comfortable. Mine did come with the hip armor, not sure what revzilla's warning was about.
Generally a good product and would be comfortable as a regular pant or an overpant.
May 4, 2015
excellent value for the price!
Went with the Fly brand to match my Fly mesh jacket, plus the fact that the pants are really nice. Feature-wise, the pants offer velcro adjusters at the waist, Two snap closure, and zipper with velcro flap in front. Also has zippers at bottom of each leg with a velcro strap closure. Adjustable CE knee armor with extra padding on outside of pants at knees. Hip pads are also included. Two deep mesh pockets with zippers, Good airflow. Nice styling with reflective piping and Fly insignias on legs.
Initially ordered my regular jean waist size (34) but too tight. Re-ordered a size 36 and perfect fit.
Only con is the inside mesh lining is a little loose and you have to do some readjustment at times.
August 13, 2014
These are my first motorcycle pants and I love them!
- Very comfortable in riding position, Knee Pads do not feel too bulky
- Great styling and fit
- Reflective piping on sides
- Great airflow
- Heavy duty mesh and nylon
- none that I can find so far
I got size 34 ( i wear 34 jeans)
and I can wear them comfortably either just over boxers or over mesh shorts or even over my work pants (khakis or dress pants) which is slightly snug but still comfortable.
(after taking inner liner out)
July 23, 2014
basic but priced right
I got these mostly to match my Fly jacket and they go together well. Airflow is nice with the liner removed and they are tolerable for long days in the saddle. I'll need to get the optional hip pads as they aren't overly protective right out of the box. Not armored, just padded. As to durability, they are holding up fine except for places where the mesh has gotten snagged on foot pegs and such. I like the deep pockets.
June 16, 2014
These pants fit well, no complaints. Im a size 32 waist and the 32 was exactly right in waist and length.
April 24, 2014