REV'IT! Carnaby Jeans
Excellent value for its features
Very tough and durable pair of pants.
-Lots of pockets
-Extra protection and material at knees and rear
-Included Knox CE Knee armor and pockets for additional hip armor
-Odd shaped deep front pocket / Small items can get lots on the bottom
-Material less breathable then typical denim can get warm for everyday wear.
-One size up from traditional pants. (I am 5"-11" at 160lbs normally I fit a 30" waist in REV'IT it is a 32" waist)
January 19, 2016
Eurofit....more like slim eurofit
Let me just say it now. FAIL! As soon as received the Rev'it carnaby jeans I thought wow these jeans look great, seem well made, and all around great. As soon as I attempted to put them on all the greatness quickly faded. The pants are so tight in the calves and thighs that I almost had to call the local fire department to remove them. If you have any muscle mass on your legs avoid these pants like the plague. If you have the body of a 14 year old boy then by all means grab these up. Even if I attempted to put the armor in the knees they would have been impossible to put on. The waist and length were fine at 36x34 so sizing in that aspect seems to be good.
So long story short the pants are well made and have great features but I should have listened to Anthony when he said "these are very eurofit" but I gave them a chance anyway. I do have large calves so that doesn't help me but I'm not a bodybuilder so, again, if you are built like Justin Bieber then these are your pants. If not keep looking. Note: I do own other Rev'it gear that I have no issues with.
January 9, 2016
These jeans are very nice and stylish. You can see in the review video what they look like.
I wanted to mostly address the sizing issue. I went through all the reviews that left sizing feedback and approximately 50% said they fit large, and 50% said they fit normal. None, or maybe one, said they fit small. I ordered a 33 inch waist based on the sizing feedback and Raf in the review video. I almost went with 34 inch waist, but in the end went with 33" waist thinking they may end up being a little too tight. Well, they were too loose!
I will say that Raf in the video is wearing a 34" waist and supposedly has a 33" waist. I measure my waist at 2" below my belly button and it is 33". I returned the 33" waist pair and got a 32" waist pair and they fit perfect!
These pants run a full size large! I have a pair of Levis 505 straight leg and they are 32", but fit is on the tight side with them. These still have a nice enough bit of room in the waist that I'll wear a belt! The legs fit me fine, but I'm not too muscular there anymore. I will be hemming these. I'm a 30" inseam and these I think were 34" length.
The knee pads sit too low and I will fix that with velcro I think? I may leave them as they are because I had a thought. The knee pads ride low when walking and they don't really show, then just pull them up slightly to the knees on the bike. Not sure yet, I'll check it out first.
Bottom line: they fit one size large, the knee pads are a bit low, but they're really nice pants and I wouldn't hesitate to recommend them.
December 11, 2015
Could not be happier...
First off, Revzilla is the best...great sales department, plenty of inventory and customer service is AAA+++...anyway, I originally ordered the Drako Drift Riding Jeans...I am 5'8" 143lbs, athletic build. I fit in a 29-30 jeans in almost any style. The Drayko arrived, and they were a pretty hefty pair of jeans. Nice detail, however, they did not fit as well as I thought. I ordered a 30, they were a bit tight on the waist, tight on the hips and baggy on the leg...sent them back. I spoke with sales and they suggested the Revitt. I absolutely loved them. Ordered a 30 and they fit a big big, but since I will be riding with these, they are perfect. Roomy around the hips and a tapered leg..I suggest you buy your true size in these. The styling is excellent, the comfort was like I was wearing a regular pair of jeans...in fact, I was wondering if the manufactorer left out the protection..loll...you can wear these all day even while wearing the knee protection. The color was nice too...Looks like a very expensive pair of jeans...I highly suggest you try these if looking for a pair of jeans. If I can find one drawback, is the knee protection is a bit low even though it is adjustable. They still will protect my knees, but wish it was a tad higher....something I can live with...no problem. Overall, a DEFINITE BUY!!!
November 5, 2015
Great fit, thought the front pocket had a flap for some reason.
The knee pads do sit too low, even if you move them around they still tend to slide down to the shins.
August 18, 2015
Very protective jeans
These jeans are comfortable, protective and look good. I wish the knee protectors could be adjusted to go higher. Also, the color isn't really blue or dark blue; it's definitely a dark gray.
* lots of protective features
* they look really good
* they're pretty comfortable
* fits large in the waist
* knee protectors sit too low at their highest adjustable point
June 17, 2015
Protective but stylish
Overall, these jeans are remarkable – protective, but very comfortable and stylish. They work great on the bike, and I can walk around comfortably in them as well. From another person’s view, they just look like regular jeans so you can wear them in plenty of situations without attracting the wrong kind of attention.
Color: They are advertised as dark blue, but I would call them black, or possibly a dark charcoal. For me this is great, because I much prefer black jeans.
Airflow is about the same as regular jeans, possibly slightly less.
The pocket on the side looks bigger in the picture, but it is pretty small.
Size: I typically wear 30/32, I ordered this size and they fit perfectly. They are definitely a slim fit, but not skin tight. There is room for long underwear on colder days.
Comfort: They are very comfortable for the amount of protection. I can wear them at work and, while of course not as comfortable as regular jeans without protection, I can keep them on all day without getting bothered.
The knee protection is adjustable so you can fit it to your preference.
There are really only two things I’m not crazy about on these jeans:
1) The button fly. Just not my preference, but after a while I’ve gotten used to it.
2) The logo down the side of the leg. It’s annoying, but at least it’s printed in a subtle color. Ideally they should have just left it off, but if they had to put something they should have just used the Rev It symbol.
One note about the hip protection: I wrote to Revzilla CS because it’s a little unclear what to buy. They wrote back immediately and explained that this is an oversight on the part of Rev It – they do not make the specified hip protectors anymore. They recommended these:
These work great. If you buy them, they DO fit in the hips, but take a little maneuvering. I was having trouble putting them in, and was about to cut them when my wife figured out a way to get them in there.
Hope you enjoy these jeans as much as I do.
March 5, 2015
Lots of good. 2 iffy!
Had these since Nov 2014 and they still look brand new. No fading or shedding of the stitches. Well made. Really feels like if I need them to handle some asphalt wrestling they'll hold up. I'll start with not so goodish stuff
Thighs fit smaller than most people would be used to I wear a 32 had to go 34 to fit the thighs. I am Russian and Scottish so you can see the size issue.
Padding is good that is there. Just thought the hip pads would be included at this price. They aren't. Not bad.
Breathe good yet not enough to freeze when it gets down to 40F.
Construction is out of this world. I think they will kick the asphalts butt if needed.
Comfortable. No stretching or pinching on the bike or off.
Included knee pads are stellar. Hit my knee on a car that cut me off at 15mph and didnt feel it. No damage to jeans, pads or me.
I bought another 3 pairs and plan to buy more.
January 28, 2015