REV'IT! Campo Jeans
Tall, Skinny, Fashionable Guy First Impression Review
I am abnormally tall and skinny, about 6'3 and 150-155 lbs. Finding clothes that fit me well is surprisingly easy, just always expensive. I wear mostly diesel, seven and Joe's jeans. In sevens and Joe's a 31" waist fits me like a glove. In diesel, I wear a 30x34 and that fits me well. I ordered a 30x34 in the campos and they fit very similar to how a pair of 31" slimmys by seven would. My actual waist size is 32-33". I'm used to every jeans mfg. lying about the size of their paints to make fatties feel good about themselves by lying to them about their waist.
My knee inserts sit exactly where they should. The stitching along the sides creates almost a saddle sore line on the pant you can't fullÿ understand from the pictures and videos out on the web but I wou expect that to "break in" with wear right away. There is a very obvious tapering that takes place at the knee with all the extra stitching there for the insert and PWR shield, I also expect that to get better after break in, or a little less obvious anyhow. Fit and finish is overall very good and I do expect to keep these and like them going forward. Assuming I do keep them I will post any follow up observations after I've had a chance to wear them on the bike.
March 5, 2015
Should be better for the price.
I really like the style of the jeans. Even with a 32x32 the legs are super long so you'll probably have to get them hemmed. Waist runs a little bit big. You could probably go a size down if you want a true snug fit. Knee armor pockets are way to low. You can always adjust it after you get on the bike but they should definitely be higher.
March 3, 2015
Euro fit jean
Just picked up my Campo jeans from local BMW dealer on clearance for $175! Steal of a deal. (Supporting my local retailer paid off this time around).
Disclaimer: These are my first pair of riding denim, so maybe my expectations need adjusting. Having said that, as soon as I got home I peeled off the Campo's (that I'd been riding in and wearing for 3 hours) and threw on my sweat pants. I've got muscular thighs, therefore these Euro cut jeans are snug on my thigh, yet the fit just how I'd want them to in the leg and ankle.
Note: While riding I noticed material bunching up behind my knee causing significant discomfort, which may be the fault of the WP touring boots I was wearing (that I'll never wear w/ them again simply b/c they clash w/ the style of the pant).
Fit: I weigh 185 lbs., 6' tall, with a 35" true waist. I ended up going with the 33W x 34L . The 34" waist was way too roomy, and because both the 33W and 34W were the same length and seemed to fit just as snug in the thigh, I went for the better fit in the waist.
Once the tender feeling in my legs subsides, I look fwd to putting on the Campo's again with my vintage boots and urban leather jacket...at which time I'll have to post photos.
February 25, 2015
Women need more choices in riding gear
I am 5'10; 135lbs female rider. I purchased these pants in a 31/34. They are roomy, but not baggy. I wish there were wo extra belt loops in the back of the pant, they seem to be missing from this make of jean. I notice that the length of the pant comes a bit short when sitting on bike, and you also have to hike the knee pads up. That was the only issue I had with these pants, was that the knee protection falls below your knee when standing. So when you get on your bike, you have to kind of pull then up and put them in position.
I purchased these pants because I want to be comfortable while riding, but also wear a tapered, stylish jean. I don't need my curves fully exposed, just a form fitting jean or pant that doesn't have unicorn pink sparkles on it or purple flames. Not that there's anything wrong with that. It's just want more serious gear and for a woman, that means more gear that looks AND feels like mens' gear. More brands should offer Tall sizes for women.
October 13, 2014
Nice looking quality pants
I'm 5'11" 170 lbs and normally wear 30 or 32" waist x 32" length.
I got these as 32x34 and this gave me the length to cover my boots while riding. My normal length would ride up too high.
The fit was good enough for me to keep them as they are comfortable. Legs around my knees are a little tight which is a good thing since it holds the knee armor exactly in place for me.
the waist to thigh is a bit too loose though and I may have been better off with 30x34 (rather than 32x34), but they are super comfortable and still look good. I wear a belt anyways so it's ok for me. Cordura construction is heavier than I expected and they feel like they would offer good protection in a fall & slide. Fortunately I haven't test them yet. I would recommend them just for looks alone.
September 16, 2014
Wanted to like them
These are quality, well made jeans. I don't think they warrant nearly three hundred dollars, maybe $200, but they are well made. I question how protective they would be in a crash. The legs are extremely thin. I wear skinny jeans and have skinny legs relative to the rest of my buddy but these are very, very tight in the legs. Finally, the knee pad position is fixed. For me, it covered my shin and none of my knee. It's a shame because I really wanted to like these pants.
September 6, 2014
Comparison Campo v Lombard
So. If you are trying to decide on either the Lombard or Campo here are some tips from my perspective.
I am 6ft with a 32 inch waist in Levi jeans. I have athletic build with lean but weight trained calves and thighs.
I ordered Lombard in 32/34 and Campo in 32/36. For sure the 36 is the right length for me. This is especially true in the saddle where jeans will ride up on your boots. I don't mind them being a little long off the bike. You can turn them up inside or outside.
Both fit snug in the thighs and calves. You might think too snug right out of the box. In my case. i thought too tight. But i wore them in for a few weeks and kept them away from a washing machine and they are stretching out a bit making the fit more comfortable.
The waist in the Campo is a more snug fit than the Lombard which is huge and you will need a belt to stop them falling off. Great if you want to wear armoured shorts. Not great if you don't and don't want a belt. Campo has no such problem around the waist and feels more fitted.
Both are very well made. Although there is one stitching flaw in my Lombards, i can live with it. Both are very cosy to wear in cold weather on and off the bike and i wear them all the time as casual jeans. With these styles no one is noticing they are motorcycle specific.
My preference between the two is the Campo for sure. If you are trying to decide check the reviews for both. The biggest issue with the Lombard is the huge waist. Others seem to agree.
With thequality, style, technical features and the price..Campo has my vote for best value MC jeans you can get today.
July 29, 2014
Decent for their purpose
I was excited about these jeans when I saw them reviewed. What I like: that they are discreet motorcycle apparel, you don't look all geared up when you are going around town; decent knee protectors; style is European. What I did not like after a few times wearing them is that they are pretty tight in the legs--and I am a thin, fit guy. On a hot day I feel like they totally cling without breathing room, and the dark color absorbs the heat. I'd say they are great for moderate temps, but feel pretty warm for those hot, humid, mid-Atlantic days. I also think the waist size runs large by an inch. I had to exchange my first pair. Overall, they seem like they will hold up to a lot of wear, but in retrospect I am not sure they are worth the high cost if you are not going to use them regularly.
July 24, 2014