Olympia Ranger 3 Over Pants
These Pants Saved Me A LOT Of Pain!!!
I bought this pant several weeks ago. Very comfortable and warm in cold weather. Took liner out for warmer riding.
On way in to work [today], laid the bike down. Went over onto the right side and did a 20 foot pavement slide. The pants have cuts and abrasions on them as would be expected. All I have is a small little mark on my right hip - this is from the fall as much as anything else.
I also have the Olympia Alpha Jacket and fortunately had that on today.
The product absolutely did its job - I am sold on Olympia and will continue to purchase their products..
June 8, 2016
Wife bought me these for Christmas and first chance to use them was last week on a 900 mile round trip. First the fit seems to be standard....I bought the 38" because I wear 38"x30" jeans and the fit on the waist was right on. The legs are a little wide and the length needs to be shortened.
Started the trip with jeans under these...was a little tight especially at the knees after a few hours in the saddle. Removed jeans at rest stop and went rest of trip with just underwear as base layer. Temps were 40 to 70 and went through rain, cold, (not hard but light & steady), and windy. Was dry, cozy, and comfy throughout. Dont believe they will work in the hot weather though....no venting. Did not get to check out (thats a good thing!) the protection but they seem sturdy enough. Love the full length zips for ez on/off . Good price & great service from Revzilla.
March 15, 2016
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