REV'IT! Carnaby Jeans
Here's the Skinny.
The skinny? It's simply too skinny from the waist down. Made for emaciated hipsters and millennials from Brooklyn. The quality is there, it's Rev-It after all. The cut is roomy in the seat, but with the 3/8" - 1/2" thick knee pads in place, you'll have to succumb to what girls do when they try their skinny jeans on: lay on the floor in order to wiggle them on. It all means that in any riding position, your inside leg will be squashed.
March 23, 2016
Better protection than regular jeans.
I like the way these jeans look and fit. The pads on the knees dont exactly match up with your knees and for what they cost they should. I havent tested them but Im hoping they will be much better protection than regular jeans if I go down.
February 23, 2016
Great looking, quality jean, weird fit.
I got these on closeout, so I loved the price, but I had been looking at them for some time because of their look. In person, they didn't disappoint! The materials and construction quality are top-notch, and my wife really likes how they look on me.
I bought a size up from what I usually would have gotten because they're marketed as skinny jeans. I have average legs for my height (6'2") and a bit of middle-age spread around the waist, but the size I got (38Wx34L) were loose around the waist and really snug on my legs. They could use a couple extra belt loops to allow guys built like me to cinch down the belt without it slipping up off the waist of the pants.
Also, as some others have said here, the knee pads sit a bit too low, even tucked up with the high pegs on my bike.
It's not an advertised feature, but the shiny finish of the material does a decent job of shedding light rain.
All in all, a really nice bike jean that ticks almost all the boxes for what I'm looking for in an every day riding jean.
Recommended. Especially for guys with skinny legs.
February 18, 2016
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