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I LOVE these pants!
As a moderately tall but leggy girl at 5'7" and 144#, with a 34-36" inseam, it is IMPOSSIBLE to find something that fits and protects. I have literally been searching over a year. I have been eying these- but as a man pant, I was hesitant. I had tried a few other man pants, but even they are high waters for me (usually top out at 32 inseam), especially on the bike. Most of them also fit like a potato sack on the top end and I can pull them off when all buttoned up (I imagine that wouldn't work well in a pavement slide!), so bad everywhere.
But- when these went on closeout, I got nervous I'd lose my chance to try them. I hesitated long enough to lose the option for black, but then finally ordered two in white. I wear a 32, so I got a 30 and a 32 to try (I didn't want to risk a sell out of my size). The 30 is PERFECT. They are long enough (no cutting for me), and they are the ONLY pair I have tried that I can actually move around in, and swing my leg unimpeded over the saddle. By now it is in the 50's, and they keep me warm on the way to work in the morning, and I can layer under them with no problems. They are easy to get on and off, so great commuter pants.
They feel substantial, and the leather is thick and the textile tough feeling. I could not be happier. I sent the 32 pair back, and Revzilla customer service hit an ace again. The return ship label option is half what I would pay setting up shipping myself, and all the particulars (box weight, addresses) are filled in automatically. I dropped the box off at my local UPS, and my money was returned within 2 days.
I feel great wearing these pants- and am looking at the Q&A to decide if I should go for the mesh for warmer weather. I hope they don't sell out! I also hope they continue this model in some form, I've tried the rest, and finally, I bought the best!
Rides: 2001 Triumph Bonneville
November 3, 2014
Exactly What I Was Looking For
I've put around 500 miles on these pants now and can honestly say these are a great purchase. Haven't come off the bike with these yet but I am confident these will prevent the need for skin grafts.
Pros: tough, heavy leather, flexible for walking and riding, easy on/off, easily fits over boots, cheap price.
Cons: little to no air flow (but sweating is a norm in Texas), armor is useless (buy strap on)
4 star product due to no air flow but 5 stars for what's to be expected based off description
Pants do run large as other reviews have stated.
August 12, 2014
more like over-over-pant but still great
Great pant, especially for the clearance price. VERY Big though. inseam is right on but waist is HUGE. Warm pant as well. Very tuff
July 26, 2014
Good pants for the price
Good pair of pants for the price. Would be better if they put hip armor in, or atleast pockets for them. I wear a 36-38 pants, ordered a size 34 because a 36 wasnt available. Worked out good. Any smaller and they wouldnt have worked as overpants. Being leather they are heavy but not noticeable on the bike and barely notice off the bike.
July 7, 2014
Great dual purpose pants
First off, as always, props to Revzilla for the speedy delivery and awesome customer service helping me pick these out. The pants are great. Lots of airflow and they fit just fine over jeans or whatever I'm riding in. And if I want I can cinch them up a little tighter and just wear them out as pants for a day of riding. Air flow seems to adjust depending on how i position my legs, and the knee pads slide down a little when walking but in a riding position they're right where they should be. All in all a great buy for the clearance price I got them for
July 7, 2014
Great quality, heavy duty over pants, work great in the summer with shorts on. They seem they would be too hot for extreme heat; get the mesh pair if you live in the hotter regions. With that said they are great for 3 season wear in the cooler climates as well as being comfortable and looking great.
June 24, 2014
dunno what everyone's talking about,...
After reading the reviews I ordered a 34 for my 36" waist. I couldn't keep the clasp on the waist closed. The rest of the fit seems to be alright, and the leather seems great quality. my inseam is 30" or so, so the pant runs long. If i wasn't returning them, I'd have to trim the pants to fit right.
June 18, 2014
Now My Protection is Complete
The pants run very large, I would recommend ordering a size smaller. I used the sizing charge but had to use every bit of adjustment to get them small enough.
They are well built and I wear them everyday on my commute to work. I was surprised that even in hot temperatures they are very tolerable.
I have a good helmet, jacket, gloves, and boots but use to ride in jeans. When I saw images and read articles about cyclists going down at 20-30 mph I knew I was pushing my luck. When you see images like those its obvious that without a good pair of pants you will be hurting. So either get these or something but don't ride in jeans or shorts. I would buy these again but in one size smaller.
June 10, 2014