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Joe Rocket Alter Ego 2.0 Over Pants


  • Rock Tex 600 outer shell
  • Removable waterproof liner
  • Large FreeAir Mesh panel with removable cover on legs and seat
  • Height adjustable C.E. rated knee protectors
  • Melt resistant material on lower leg area
  • Two-way leg zippers
  • Sure Fit adjustable waistband
  • The Alter Ego 2.0 pants are over-pants, pre-sized to be worn over your street clothing
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Joe Rocket Alter Ego 2.0 Pants 4.2 5 42 42
Solid pants Great ventilation options, as well as a nice removable liner. Pockets just fit my wallet and phone, which is a really handy thing. All the zippers make for easy access to your boots and whatever else you might have on under them. November 10, 2014
A Great Value.These are my second pair. Ist lasted 7 years. Good fit, I lost 30 pounds and needed to update. The zip-off panel is great for added air flow. The removable water resistant and wind proof liner is great for cooler morning riding. EZ to add and remove. Pockets will hold your wallet. Heat resistant leg panels keep the pants looking good. Reversible leg zippers allow ez access with boots on. Liner has ez access zippers as well. Zipper on back of pants allows the jacket and pant to be zipped together. Adjustable inner knee pockets put the knee armor where you want it. I ride Sport bikes and Sport touring. These pants will go the distance. A great value. Customer service is AWESOME! My agent took his time with me. Knowledgeable and patient. I will buy again! August 11, 2014
Great features, extremely cheap zippers! The good: They flow a ton of air with the removable center strip open. The bad: The pockets are shaped weired and very small, it's hard to get your hands in the pockets. The main problem is the extremely cheap zippers that are used on the removable air flow strip and the zippers on the legs. My kids Walmart back pack has heavier duty zippers than these pants. After only one ride up a dusty dirt road and the zippers get jammed with dirt and won't function. I expect the zippers to be broken by the end of the ridding season. My prevoius pants were joe rocket ballistic pants which I had for more than 10 years no problems what so ever. The zippers on those pants were heavy duty, they could be completely covered in mud and still function. I'm highly disappointed in their alter ego pants. Joe rockets quality has gone down hill. I would look for a different pair of pants, like ones that use YKKY zippers. August 3, 2014
As promised I had taken my measurements per the web site and had to exchange them for an larger size. This way a very easy process and the turn around time was very quick... These are just a few reasons why I keep coming back... June 16, 2014
Nice pants for any rider Pros: they're comfy, fit well over jeans or shorts on hot days. They feel durable. Mesh vent under removable cover lets in a good amount of air, haven't ridden in 80s but feels good in 70s. Armor fits nicely. Haven't used waterproof liner but definitely makes the pants warm. Cons: needs some more vents. Don't look very good, bulky, etc. Button on inside liner tore off the first time I removed it. Will sew it back on, but kind of annoying. Overall good pants for most seasons, we'll see when it gets in the 90s. June 9, 2014
The epitome of mediocrity I've had these pants for quite a while now. At this point, I wish that I had looked elsewhere for pants, but I got these because they were the match for my alter ego jacket. Overall, they're ok, but after owning them a while, I believe your money would be better spent on something else. Being my first pair of riding pants, I feel like they served me well, especially when riding below freezing, but they have their quirks. The pros They have an inner waterproof liner that is definitely waterproof. It would have been better if the liner was made onto the pants. They do excellent in cold weather. In warmer weather, they have a flap that you can remove that lets in more air. They have CE rated knee pads and have padding for the lower back. They have loops that allow your pants to be connected to your jacket. The length and waist sizing was pretty much spot on. The pockets are very utilitarian - easy to access and have enough space for your phone, wallet, keys, etc. They're easy enough to put on and take off, even with the waterproof liner installed. The cons. The adjustment straps at the waist are pathetic. The straps roll over and bunch up on themselves inside the loops making it difficult to get the pants adjusted correctly. The retention loops for the waterproof liner are very easily torn. The top button doesn't stay buttoned. The retention loops to connect the pants to a jacket are easily torn. The pants aren't any good for hot weather even on the open highway. The knees are very uncomfortable if you're riding in shorts without the waterproof liner in because there are some pieces of material that dig into your knee. Last but not least, these pants make you look like an astronaut and they don't make them in all of the colors that match the alter ego jackets. I am generally satisfied with how these pants have done, but really only because I used them in sub-freezing temps. If you're riding in a hotter climate or only a fair weather/summertime rider, look at some different pants. May 12, 2014
Nice to find the right length I was trying to find pants that were long enough and didnt creep up too far while sitting on my bike. Jean size is 34W-36 inseam. I got the XL-Tall. These are the longest pants I have found at a reasonable price. Unfortunately the built in and adjustable knee protection was about 2" too high in its lowest pouch. So they came out the day they were delivered. These do fit well over my casual work pants. The removable vent should provide enough venting in all but the warmest summer days. May 10, 2014
Good Pants Firstly, these things run big. I took my natural waist (over my belly button and love handles) and ended up fitting a pair fully two sizes smaller than the size chart said. I would just go with your jeans size to start. I also think they are bit short. Other than sizing I like these pants for the money. The aren't the most technically advanced this or that but they do what you expect. Air flow is decent with the mesh panel exposed and the two hip pockets will fit a wallet, phone, keys, etc. The knee pads can press a bit but I found the discomfort temporary. I think the stretch panels above the knee took a couple of rides to soften up. The hip padding is pretty minimal. The pants are not waterproof without the liner but will be fine is a short drizzle. Just don't sit on a wet bike. It will seep through without the liner. I haven't worn them out with the liner in but the material suggests significant sweating will occur. It's like a pant-shaped tarp which means it won't breathe. On the plus side it will probably be really cozy in the winter. April 14, 2014
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RevZilla Store asked: Why did you choose this?
rod u: lot of pant for the $ Dec 20, 2014
Mickey B: Love the Joe Rocket Alter Ego jacket i previously purchased and decided I needed the pants as well. Great combination with the jacket. The price, quality, fit, and comfort and all fantastic! Sep 14, 2014
Louis-Daniel B: lost weight and previous pants now too large :). also previous overpants not waterproof. hopefully this one is more ventilated as well. Jul 9, 2014
Miguel R: to go with my alter ego 3.0 jacket Mar 5, 2014
Jose Ricardo S: Nice and comfortable pants. All weather and great to combine with many jackets. Feb 28, 2014
Stanley T: Needed a quality riding pant for shorter legs and fuller fit at the waistline. Dec 3, 2013
Juan Pablo P: because it allows me a flexible use in winter and summer Dec 2, 2013
A shopper asked: Are these meant to be a riding pant or an over pant? Apr 25, 2013
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JerseyDevil: From Joe Rocket website:
The Alter Ego 2.0 pants are over-pants, pre-sized to be worn over your street clothing.
I ordered them in my "natural" pant size and have no problem wearing them over dress pants.
May 2, 2013
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Justin C: Riding pant.
I have worn with shorts underneath with no issues. Denim pants will likely not be comfortable
Apr 30, 2013
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RevZilla: The Joe Rocket Alter Ego 2.0 Pants are meant to be a stand alone riding pant, however, they can be worn as an overpant if you were to size up. We also have a great selection of pants specifically designed and sized to be worn as Overpants.

May 1, 2013
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A shopper asked: Do these pants have a zipper at the top to attach to my Joe Rocket Blaster 4.0 jacket? Mar 12, 2013
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RevZilla: Sadly, these do not have the 8" connection zipper. Currently, the only Joe Rocket men's textile pants that include the zipper are the Phoenix 3.0 and Ballistic 7.0. Mar 15, 2013
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Jay B asked: How do these fit in the waist and hips compared to the Ballistic 7.0 pants? I bought an XL in the Ballistic 7.0, and they are huge in the waist (I measure a 36" natural waist). I was thinking of ordering a Large in the Alter Ego, but if they don't fit the same as the Ballistic and are less roomy, I may need to get another XL. Nov 18, 2013
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Corey C: Jay I wear a 38-40 in jeans and got the 2xl based on zilla's recommendations. They are a bit big on me but with the rain liner in and on cold rides with thermal layer on too they fit good. Being a little big they can always be taken in with the velcro straps at the waist so I'd follow the size chart (I seem to recall I even ordered the XL in these since I never wear 2XL in anything and realized they where too small and sent them back).

They're a good riding pant that I can use all year round. I've warn them in 36 degree weather spitting sleet to 90 degree + days. Hope this helps.
Nov 18, 2013
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Louis Renaud c/o J. B: the alter ego is smaller on the waist than the ballistic I think. I needed suspenders with the Balistic but not with the alter ego. I have a large size and short on the legs. Now I mesure 30 in the inseams and I have a 36 waist.
Depending where you live you have to think about warm clothing inside the pants. For me they are perfect for normal riding even in the cooler fall but would be to tight for more cloths inside then for colder weather.
They are great in the hot weather on account of the removable strip. I rode Mexico with shorts and the pants and never was i to hot. Good luck
Nov 18, 2013
jeff b: Jay,

I still have the Alter Ego pants (XL short) but I no longer wear them. The reason? They are HUGE in the waist. I like a comfortable (roomy) fit, but this is ridiculous in my opinion. The quality is very good, however, so if you're looking for this sort of fit you'll love them. By the way, my waist is 35-36.Good luck!

Nov 18, 2013
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francis m: I am 36 in the waist and my friend loan me his L before I purchased my XL. The waist was fine and the length was good. My reason for getting the XL was because the knee pads pressed on my kneecaps an caused me discomfort in the L. I found I had the same problem with the XL and after removing the knee pads the discomfort went away. Nov 18, 2013
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Michael A: I ordered the XL in the Alter Ego and they fit me fine. My waist is 38 and hips are 42. My XL pants are still roomy, but I doubt that I could wear the Large. If you have a 36 inch waist you are probably going to want the Large size not XL. Nov 18, 2013
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Larry W: I have a 36" waist and they are loose if not wearing pants or shorts underneath. When wearing jeans under they are a great fit. Nov 18, 2013
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A shopper asked: How would be altered ego pants here to the ballistic pants? Specifically in terms of waterproof protection and cold weather riding? I have a pair of ballistic series pants purchased new in 2000 with the removable liner that I have a waterproof shell and wondering how these compare to those. Nov 22, 2014
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Michael S: I bought the alter ego jacket and loved it. Then I found out that they had pants that match so I bought these pants. These look and feel great and they match the jacket perfectly. They have the pads (armor) right where you need it. But one size larger due to you will be wearing pants and maybe maybe long johns. There is no doubt that they will keep you warm. Mine are water proof but I would not ride in bad down pours anyway. I hope this helps. Nov 23, 2014
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Alden P: I can't speak to the comparison as these are my only riding pants, but they have been excellent under both conditions. I rode 13,000+ miles this summer riding cross-country and experienced a wide range of conditions. Wearing just some blue jeans underneath and some good socks, my legs were comfortable riding in 34 degree temperatures while it was sleeting on a bike with nearly zero wind protection. Nov 24, 2014
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Stephen o: I Have the altered egos and there great . In light rain you don't really even need the liner. I wear them all winter but I do still need thermals and pants / long sleeves zippers get stuck on pants a bit much for my liking but at the price you cant beat them Nov 24, 2014
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Men's Alter Ego 2.0 / Atomic Over Pants

Size Waist (in) Inseam - Regular (in) Inseam - Short (in) Inseam - Tall (in)
SM 31-32 34 N/A N/A
MD 32-33 34 32 36
LG 34-35 34 32 36
XL 35-38 34 32 36
2XL 38-41 34 32 36
3XL 41-44 34 32 36

The Joe Rocket Alter Ego 2.0 and Atomic pants are over-pants, and are sized to be worn over your street clothing

Sizing information is provided by the manufacturer and does not guarantee a perfect fit.

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Black/Grey / LG 611030 1054-1004 In Stock: Usually ships in 1-2 business days
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Black/Grey / 2XL 611032 1054-1006 In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
Black/Grey / 3XL 611033 1054-1007 In Stock: Usually ships in 1-2 business days
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Black/Grey / XL (Tall) 611036 1054-1015 In Stock: Usually ships in 1-2 business days
Black/Grey / 2XL (Tall) 611037 1054-1016 In Stock: Usually ships in 1-2 business days
Black/Grey / 3XL (Tall) 611038 1054-1017 In Stock: Usually ships in 1-2 business days
Black/Grey / MD (Short) 611039 1054-1023 In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
Black/Grey / LG (Short) 611040 1054-1024 In Stock: Usually ships in 1-2 business days
Black/Grey / XL (Short) 611041 1054-1025 In Stock: Usually ships in 1-2 business days
Black/Grey / 2XL (Short) 611042 1054-1026 In Stock: Usually ships in 1-2 business days
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