Olympia Ranger 3 Over Pants
These pants have everything I was looking for!
These pants are breathable, waterproof, and they have a separate removal insulated pant. They also have a number of pockets that are sure to be sufficient for your needs. I have used them in 30 degree windchill temperatures and they have kept me cozy! The fit is a little "tight" and stiff do to the protective material. The knee pads are adjustable but a little uncomfortable- I'll figure it out, I think they are just "new" and need to be broken in a bit. The reflective piping is also a nice touch. All in all, I really like them.
January 19, 2016
Very functional warm even without the liner. I ordered next size bigger and that works. They are long and need to be Taylor adjusted. I really liked the long zippers easy on and off. The thigh pockets are very waterproof but could be slower for easier access.
January 19, 2016
Great cold weather pants
For the price, these pants are hard to beat. I've worn them over jeans in temperatures down to about 20F and I've been only slightly chilly; with the addition of long johns or thicker pants, I don't see why these wouldn't protect in significantly colder temps. The outer layer is windproof as advertised, and the 2000D fabric in the impact zones, combined with the built-in armor, seems like it would take a beating in a crash (a feature I don't plan on testing myself). The inner liner is warm without being so thick as to feel overly bulky. Both layers have zippers that go all the way up to the hip, so getting in and out of the pants isn't too hard. There's Velcro along the full length of the outer zipper, as well as a horizontal Velcro strap at the ankle for adjusting there.
The cons: Hip padding leaves something to be desired; I can't imagine it providing any protection except in low-speed crashes or slides. The pants also seem to run small; I normally wear a 32 waist, so I ordered a 34 of these to wear as overpants. They were very tight, especially through the thigh. I returned them and ordered a 36 (exchange process was easy-peasy -- Revzilla rocks), which fit much better, though they're still pretty tight in the thigh. The pants are also quite long; I'm about 5'6", and the pants trail on the ground if I'm not wearing my boots. From what I understand they're easy to hem, but I haven't done that yet.
Overall, this is a great pant, and from what I've found, pretty much impossible to beat for the price. You're going to sacrifice a few features by not spending the extra $100-$200, but you're still getting more than what you pay for here.
December 7, 2015
Sloppy fit & finish!
I own an Olympia jacket and love it! I wanted to get a pair of pants as well, thinking "if the quality of the jacket is carried over to their pants, I should be good to go." Well, after sending these Ranger 3 pants back TWICE, I'd like to go ahead and say I would not recommend this item. They have a liner in them and I'm fine with that; it allows the option to pull them out and cool off. However, they really need to finish off the way the liner is kept in the pants. My Joe Rocket pants have a zipper that keeps the top of the liner in place. These pants have some Velcro and a few little loops that sloppily hold the top of the liner along the waistband. So, you're constantly reaching inside the shell to adjust the liner while trying to get them on. It was like wrestling with a wet sleeping bag! My wife had to help get them off of me - after I fought with them to get them on. One size was a bit tight in the waist so I sent them back for the next size up. The next size up was so loose that it felt like I was swimming in them! Both sizes were a complete mess in the legs; it was as if I tried to make them on my own - with some sweatpants and some windbreakers! I wanted, so badly, to be able to use these pants after having the pleasure of using an Olympia jacket but I reckon I'm still shopping for pants.
October 26, 2015
Bought for the protection they offer.
These are my first pair of over pants.I bought these foul weather over pants because of the protection that they offer. I have rode 5,000+ miles in them this summer. At 80 degrees they are fine if you are moving. I have wore them from 55 degrees to 95.I knew that there would not be much air-flow, but I wanted the protection.I am 6' 205 pounds and my jeans are 35x34 . I didn't plan to wear jeans under them, and ordered size 36. They fit me great in the waist and length is fine with tall riding boots. I have not used the liner in them. I have only rode in light rain, and kept dry.
October 5, 2015
Fits great kind of but works well
After agonizing for months on which britches to buy I went with these. I ride a r1200 gsa liquid cooled. I have an older Olympia jacket and love it and never had the pants. I purchased these as over pants with durability and weather proofing in mind. The first day I went to ride with them was 90 + degrees. There isn't much airflow but I have pants for that. these were for protection and they do that for sure. I took a few scrapes and actually dumped my bike. The pants held up and look great. Now I ended up wearing them just with my undershorts as with the liner they are too bulky and it was hard to close the waist. It fit well like a pair of jeans without. I'm 6'4" with a 32 waist and 34 inseam. I ordered 32 and they were again perfect with no liner and just about long enough with my SIDI boots. Although they were tight around the cuff. So I would say for my 180lb frame 34 would have been better with lining and length although I might've needed braces for the waist. I drove through mud dust rocks and some streams they held up great. Worth the price.
October 5, 2015
Well protected when riding with these Ranger 3 Overpants!
This is my first order with Revzilla and the product information with the video, online order system, prompt and correct filling of my order, and the package product was excellent! The product is extremely rugged, will last a long time, has excellent wind protection from the cool Michigan morning commutes on my '69 R60/2 BMW. The only challenge is the length when sitting on the bike as the 35" inseam isn't long enough to cover the back of my short riding boots. I wear a 36x34 jean and the size is also tight with the liner, however, the liner zipped in make these an extreme cold riding pant which I may never test out on the old bike. Great product and recommend them if you want a heavy and warm pant even with the liner out. I will be ordering tall riding boots from Revzilla soon and that should take care of the back of the leg coverage.
July 29, 2015
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