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Didn't feel protected/too heavy for the desert
I'd had these pants on my shortlist for awhile and when the price dropped, I leaped at the purchase. Plus, Revzilla had them in the lighter grey which was a plus for me. I ended up returning them the same day I received them as they just weren't right for me.
I commute in the PHX area and wanted something to throw over slacks or shorts and offer protection. I also wanted something that breathed enough to wear in the summer.
I can't recommend for my purpose. However, if someone needed warmer gear they could work. I'd still be concerned about the protection, though.
These failed me for a few reasons:
-too heavy; I couldn't imagine them in 100 degrees. Also, not enough ventilation
-too baggy; I wear a 34, ordered 34. I think they were the right fit, but I don't believe the knee/shin protection would have been anywhere near my knee/shin in a fall
February 19, 2014
fit great, sizing was on point, was exactly what i was looking for. i use them for colder weather to break the wind and they work good, but still would have good enough airflow for warmer weather riding. adds a layer of comfort in adding extra protection
April 1, 2014
Awesome entry level overpant
I wear a 36" waist pant and ordered a 36. I'm 6' so the length is just right when on the bike. They slip on over my jeans easily, though I do have to take my shoes off. If they were big enough to go over my shoes they would be way to baggy in the leg. For this price it is an awesome product.
March 10, 2014
Great pants, but way way too long.
I bought my first motorcycle about 2 months ago, and thus these are my first pair of bike pants. Not much to say, the color is about right on the picture. I ordered the size 28 which is true to size in the waist. But the pants are a minimum 2" too long in the legs, mainly above the knee I think. The flexible CE armor in the knees is great, a total of maybe 6-8" long. When standing straight up, the top of the knee armor is at the center of my knee cap, and the bottom of the pants legs are more like socks.
Because of the zipper at the bottom of the pants, hemming them is difficult. After hemming them up maybe an 1" - 1.5" the fit is okay enough on the bike as to not get in the way. (before hemming they could occasionally catch underneath the heel of my boot, no bueno) With my knees bent on the bike, the top of the armor is maybe 1" above my knee with the bottom around 3" below my knee.
Overall I think these pants are good enough. I will eventually replace them at which point I will want to physically try on a few before purchasing one.
January 7, 2014
Working as intended, but weak durability
They look great, feel great, and are easy to get in and out of. They fit like overpants should, but they're about 4 inches too long for my 30" inseam while standing. For riding (the sole purpose of buying them in the first place) they look and fit perfectly. Walking around, however, they look like snowboarding pants on me and I'm forced to walk funny to keep them from dragging. I suppose I could take them to the tailor, but ain't nobody got time for that!
Protection and durability are the weakest links here. There is no hip, thigh or butt armor. It comes with removable knee armor, but it's worthless given how long and baggy the pants are. Even if I could get the armor at the right height, it would just move around in the event of a crash and your knees would hate life at that point. I strap separate knee guards on underneath.
Durability. I have owned these pants now for four months and commute in them every day. After two months, an outer seam in the leg started to come a part (almost an inch long) and has started to fray. One of the inner pockets has a hole in it somehow. I now have 50 cents jingle every time I take a step. It sounds like I'm wearing spurs now. The only efficient way to get my money out is to cut it out, but I won't do that because lawd only knows what kind of damage that may lead to in the future. Lastly, one of the two fasteners that attach the front closure system popped out. If the other goes, there's no way to keep my pants up unless I gain a few inches in my gut -- which I refuse to do, as awesome as that process may seem.
Despite its flaws, for about a hunnit dollas, I'd still recommend them to others (with a word of caution to be nice to them). As long as the front closure system holds up, I'm sure they'll last me a while longer.
February 6, 2014
Looks and fits great
After reading about the overpants and how they may be too long for some, i was a bit hesitant to pull the trigger. After getting them on sale, i now wonder what took me so long. To me, fit is fine. Not too long and not too short. Leaves just enuff breathability that u may forget ur wearing overpants at all. Love icon gear, would recommend it to anyone looking for a pair
December 17, 2013
Good...for the price
Heavy material, but a little more drafty than expected. I don't recommend these for near-freezing temps, even if layering clothes. As mentioned by others, they are very long and do not have options to tighten around the ankles, so air can pass up the leg fairly easily. There are no zips other than pockets and down the ankles. The belt closure is decent, but I can understand how some have issues with it breaking. Someone said they are "very shiny"...but I wear them with a black, well-used tourmaster jacket, and they don't look like a terrible mismatch.
December 2, 2013
These guys fit nicely over my work pants and are protected in all the right places. Black color makes them look a little less baggy which is normal for an over pant. A good 3 season over pant or 4 season pant!
January 15, 2014