Olympia Ranger 3 Over Pants
Overall a value
These are made from some heavy duty material that should protect well in a crash/slide scenario. Knee pad position is adjustable, Olympia seems to have solved the issue of the knee pad being too far inside when in the riding position. Heavy duty zippers along with hook and loop closures along the legs make it easy to get in and out even with your boots on (I wear Sidi Armada boots size 13).
I have reached the conclusion that nothing will keep you dry in a prolonged heavy rain while riding a motorcycle. These pants are fine in light to medium rain for 2+ hours rides. I have ridden with them in a prolonged heavy rain, including riding through water running over the road. Eventually my jeans got wet where the zippers/hook and loop seams down along the legs were. Keep in mind it was a prolonged heavy rain, which most people would likely stop at a coffee shop and wait out. The only reason I rode in it was to thoroughly test these pants.
I did not like the belt that came with the pants, so I contacted Olympia, they sent me a another identical belt in exchange for me returning the original. No joy, but I can't fault Olympia customer service, they tried. I found another belt that works much better.
These pants function well for what they are intended to do, which is keep you dry in any reasonable rain, keep you warm in the cold, and while not crash tested, the 2000D Cordura does inspire some confidence.
Overall, a great value.
June 29, 2015
Good value, good fit.
After an exaustive search, I finally found these pants. I already own the Olympia jacket, and love it. I don't know why I did'nt just go with the same brand. The fit is just about perfect for adventure riding. lots of room in the legs, and crotch. The themal liner eats up most of the extra room. Without the liner, they have ample room for street pants. Quality of construction is very good, price is reasonable, based on the competition. I would recommend these pants to other riders. Size is accurate, and they have ample length for taller riders. Definetly a good over boot fit.
March 31, 2015
Adjustablitiy of legs is a myth
These pants run small with legs which run long so if you are tall and skinny they probably will fit. The adjustability of leg length by a tailor is possible because the side zipper doesn't go all the way to the bottom, however the complexity of the garment at the bottom of the leg will make this an expensive proposition if done professionally and daunting if you do it yourself unless you are a highly skilled tailor. Remember with the liner you have 4 legs to alter. I feel this adjustability is a ruse which saves the company money by offering fewer leg length options to the buyer. Better to spend the extra $50 to 75 you would give to a tailor and move up to a product which has better selection in terms of fit.
March 16, 2015
I bought these to go with my AST jacket and i'm sure glad I did. Great protection and good comfort while riding. I bought size 32 and I typically wear a 30-31 and they fit dead on. Now this is without the liner. If you are wanting to wear the liner then you must wear shorts. I tried the 34's but they was too bulky and I couldn't keep them up around my waist. Great purchase though!!
March 9, 2015
Perfect for my needs
With a 40" inseam and a 34" waist it is always difficult for me to find clothes that actually fit me - but these do (or at least well enough to work well with riding boots). I just got them in December (3 months ago) so I haven't worn them during the summer, but they've kept me warm and dry through snow, rain, and 25°F temps before the 80mph wind-chill. I gave a top rating for Air Flow because I've noticed no air flow that would chill my knees - we'll see what happens when the weather warms up. The pockets do an excellent job of keeping my wallet and phone dry, too. I would heartily recommend these Ranger 3 pants to anyone. Kudos to Ryan for helping me figure out sizing over email.
March 5, 2015
No Need For Heat
Combined with the layering I put on above the waist, this double pant system is awesome. I will ride in all sorts of cool and cold temperatures and, even after a couple of hours in the saddle, the only part of my body that may get cold is my toes.
January 18, 2015
Great cold weather pants
Got the Olympia pants as a Christmas gift. I have a Firstgear one piece cold weather suit and I like it but I wanted more flexibility in what I wear for a jacket in the cold weather along with the pants. These are my second motorcycle specific riding pants, the other being Tourmaster mesh pants for the summer which are great. These pants have lots of nice features but it took a little getting used to wearing pants with padding in them. Not a bad thing, just need to get used to it. Fit is just about perfect with the liner in, haven't worn these without the liner yet. I have pretty big quads in relation to my waist so I was concerned but these are roomy enough without being baggy. Putting these on is simple with the legs unzipped even halfway, makes putting riding boots on easy too. Lots of well made pockets, liner and lining very comfortable. I do use a belt with the pants since I don't want to zip these to a jacket, must use a narrow (1 inch wide) belt for that but no biggie. Ridden 200 miles in 40 degree temps and 100 miles in 35 degree temps using a baselayer and these pants kept me warm and comfortable.
January 2, 2015
excellent versatile pants
olympia may make the best gear for those who need versatility. this item is a great armored overpant, with useful features like full-zip outseams, oversized waterproof cargo pockets (which fold over the zipper to ensure bad stuff stays out), and a zipper to attach to an olympia jacket to keep your plumber crack hidden.
then, there's a super-warm insulating layer, that attaches and removes easily, is wearable on its own (it just became my new backcountry wear-in-camp pant), and looks ok enough to not be embarrassing.
attach the two, and you've got a pant you can wear for all four seasons.
December 8, 2014