REV'IT! Carnaby Jeans
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
Good looking riding jeans, bit big in the waste, ordered a 30 inch with long.
Was keen on Revit jeans from when they first came out. Tricky to get the right sizes in Australia and Revzilla helped out greatly.
Good for the daily commute, do wear them in the office and I love kneeling when working on my bike in these jeans because of the knee armour. Armour wanders around a bit, but when on the bike it usually stays in place. The "denim" looks like and washes like denim. Opened up the stitches on the rear leather waste patch to form another belt loop to help cinch the slightly larger than expected waste fit in. Lots of favourable comments on the look.
October 14, 2014
Stylish and well-built.
First and foremost, they look great. I get compliments all the time on the style. I'm very happy with the Rev'it build quility and little design features. With the sturdy construction, reinforced butt, and knee armor, they feel safer than any of my other riding jeans, though certainly not leathers.
Fit is a mixed bag. I'm 6' 170lb and somewhat muscular build. usually wear a 32x34 in Levi's 514 or 501. Based on other customers I went with the 34. The length is JUST long enough, but not enough to roll up the cuff as I'd have preferred. Legs are tight in most areas, which I actually appreciate at the knee (feel the armor might stay where I want it), but too tight to sneak over a pair of shorts. And yet, the waist is very very loose. Feels like more of an actual 36" waist. But I think if I went with a smaller size, my thighs wouldn't fit. I like the pants well enough otherwise I just deal with it cinch them in with a belt.
Around town, they look good and are somewhat comfy, but especially with the knee armor in place (hard to get in and out), they aren't comfortable walking around for too long.
So, some drawbacks and they aren't cheap, but I'm overall happy with the product. If the sizing were a bit more normal and the knee armor were removable from the outside, they'd be perfect.
June 23, 2014
I purchased these riding jeans in a size 32 which I usually wear, but had to send them back for a size 30. The length (34") was perfect for me at 6' tall. Overall I really like these jeans, they offer style, protection and are very durable. They do run a little tight in the thighs, but this makes for a very tailored and racey look. The knee protectors are positioned well, and seem to offer good protection. They are great because they also look good off of the bike and I can wear them to work on causual Fridays. The knees and hips have extra padding/protection in addition to the CE rated armor- but the hips do require a seperate purchase for the CE protection. A little expensive, but worth it!
April 25, 2014