Fly Coolpro Pants
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
Great fit and value
Sizing is exact and pants fit as expected. Features are as described and functional. I have only worn these pants in cool weather (below 60 degrees) and with the liner in I was very comfortable. I believe these pants have great qualities and are well worth the price.
March 29, 2014
Would buy again
This is the second pair of these I've purchased, not because the first pair wore out, but because I lost weight and had to buy new smaller clothing. The fact that I bought another pair of the same should hint as to what I thought about them.
With the liner in, they keep warm down to a 50 degree weather day. With the liner removed they feel like you're wearing nothing: full air flow.
Even then, the "road rash" protection is well above what you'd get wearing jeans or work pants. The knee guards and hip pads (included) work. The material does not tear when sliding on pavement, though without the liner you do collect small debris (any sand-like particles) if you happen to crash and slide. I got to test this on a low-side at low speed (about 35 mph).
I would guess with the liner in, even this small debris would not get close to the skin.
The zippered pockets are handy for things like wallet and keys. and if you wear these "commando" style (I do) they look and fit good enough to walk around and not feel uncomfortable, or look like you just got off a motorcycle.
As overpants, I would order one size up. As pants order your normal size and they're a perfect fit.
December 2, 2013
I bought these pants because I wanted something to ride in while it was hot (95F+) and the fact they had knee protection was a bonus.
I found the sizing to be spot on. I wear a 32x30 in most jeans and so I ordered the 32 and it fits perfectly.
It has a waterproof liner, which I haven't used yet, and I wonder just how durable it is. But the pants flow air pretty good without it in and even though they are mesh they don't show skin so you can wear your thong underneath.
The only negative things I can say for the pants is that there is no material between the knee guards and your knees once you take out the liner so they can dig in to your skin annoyingly when you stand up but riding is no problem. Also the velcro on the zipper cover is starting to come unstitched after only 2 rides. I don't consider this a big deal however as there are 2 snaps which make the velcro unnecessary in my opinion.
In real life these look like a pair of workout pants with padded areas.
July 26, 2013