REV'IT! Gear 2 Leather Pants
unique good looking protection
I bought these pants along with the similar jacket from Rev'it and was pleased with the fabulous style and comfort that these leathers provided while providing unpresidented air flow without compromising the protection that only leather can offer. They are heavy and take a while to break in but they are wearing very well and give the impression they are going to last a long time.
Cut to fit a person who is fit also means if you want an american fit these are not what you want.
That said the only downside is they do have to have the water proof liners in them for them to provide water tight function so that makes the waterproof feature inconventient in really hot climate. I rarely ended up wearing this gear in rain but the liner does have the bonus of extending the use of the mesh gear a bit later into the season and I have worn it down into the sixties with a mid layer .
I doubt I would buy this gear again because it is so warm weather oriented and pretty much limited to warm weather to be honest, but when I want to look good and still be protected and plan to ride hard that day in the Canyons , this one is likely to get used over some of the more technical mesh..... Little used now that I am into Klim as we do have quite a bit of annual rainfall and it is often without warning , I prefer the outer shell to be the source of waterproofing. But if good looks , comfort, of leather and protection of leather in all the key areas is your desire nothing you can buy will do that while moving this much air and keeping you ventilated head to toe.
December 6, 2014
Perfect style for commuting.
I was looking for a pair of leather pants more suited for sport touring and commuting instead of track or race pants. These pants fit the bill. Over the boots, good protection, and good air flow. Comfortable for long trips.
November 10, 2014
Best of both worlds
These pants are the best of both leather protection where it counts, and mesh/textile to allow for breathability. Add the water proof membrane (which I have not tested yet...) and these pants meet all my desires.
Armor sits right on the knee when riding, is extremely comfortable, and feels quite sturdy. Side zippers are accessible while sitting down, and items in the pockets do NOT ride up and jab your waist/stomach when crouched.
They are also the first Rev'it pant that fits me according to their size chart! My waist measures in at 31" (at the belly button), and the size 46 fits spot on. Attempting to order according the corresponding Airwave pant for a 31" waist (or even the size below) resulted in pants that were comically large.
September 2, 2014
Expensive - should have a bit more features for this price.
I bought these in anticipation for a cross country trip down RT66 in the fall. I test them on a weekend trip from Boston to Syracuse a couple weeks ago in Mid August.
Overall, they felt protective and comfortable. The mesh and leather combination does help with airflow. I feel safe wearing them for my upcoming trip
But for $400, I would want it to be perfect and it wasn't and here's why:
For this price, it should come with CE hip armor, instead it came with two pieces of foam. I replaced with Sas-Tec armor myself.
The side cinches are ok but I would prefer the ability to use a belt.
The zips down at the shoe opening should be on the inside of the pants so I don't have to bend my legs awkwardly outwardly to zip and unzip (maybe personal preference?).
The rain liner, in my mind, is only barely useful. Since it zips inside the pants, you have to plan on riding in the rain before you get on the bike. If you get caught in the rain in the middle of a ride, it's not like you're going to pull over on the shoulder, take your pants off and zip in the liner, (takes at least 3-4 minutes to complete) and then put your pants back on.
So for $400, I think it is not quite worth the price. If you can get it around $350, I think it's then worth the value.
August 19, 2014
Always Great Products
I received my riding pants within a week of purchase and was glad to see that the sizing charts are right on spec. They fit me perfectly! Everything with these pants are easy to alter just as stated in the product review video. Thanks guys! The only downside that I still have with jackets and pants is the linking zipper isn't universal across all brands. I know this is common, it's annoying.
All in all I'm very satisfied! Thanks Rev'it and Revzilla!
April 28, 2014
Excellent, quality riding pants
I purchased these pants for longer rides and commutes since they offer some protection from impacts/slides, as well as from the elements.
I'm 6'0" and 170lbs and the size 48 long fits great. They're a bit snug around the hips/thighs (I typically wear 32 or 33 waist jeans), but I also wear a pair of Klim Tactical Shorts underneath so take that for what it's worth. As far as the length is concerned—they're great while riding and I've never had them bunch up, but they can feel a bit long when walking around (especially if the knee protection is setup to fit while your legs are bent). I personally don't wear these when I need to do a lot of walking (running errands, etc.) since that's not really what they're made for anyway, but keep that in mind. If you're looking for a more comfortable, every-day riding pant that you can mill about in then a pair of riding denim pants might be a better option.
These pants are also a bit tight around the crotch and inner thighs, but once you're on the bike it's almost unnoticeable. Jumping up a size might alleviate this, but I was more concerned with how the pants sit on my hips and the overall length.
I've worn these through a few misty/rainy days in San Francisco and my legs were perfectly dry even after prolonged exposure to water. The liner also helps cut down on the wind if it's a bit chilly outside—definitely nicer on those cooler days.
I wear these with a size 50 Ignition 2 jacket and the two match perfectly. I haven't tried zipping the pants and jacket together yet, but it's nice to know that I can if I so desire.
My one complaint with these pants is that the version I received does not have two snaps on the fly clasp as shown in the video, but rather one snap and one hook (like you would find on a pair of dress pants). The grommet holding the loop snapped off—rendering the hook useless, and now I only have one snap holding the top of the fly closed (which is a problem because as soon as I bend forward the snap will pop out). This isn't a huge deal, but it would have been nice if the build quality were a bit better.
Also—the pockets on these can be a bit tight. I rarely put anything in them other than my keys since it becomes difficult to wrangle anything in or out.
All-in-all this is a great pair of pants that offers some nice features.
April 25, 2014
A bit restrictive
Size chart was accurate. I'm 5'9", waist at the navel is 39" and inseam is 30." 54 short was what the chart indicated and the actual fit was spot on. I feel well protected when riding, but two design features make it restrictive: (1) the hip padding makes it hard to lean forward or into a tuck, (2) there is no give in the crotch which makes it harder to lift the leg over the bike, and when I'm sitting the pants rise up to accommodate the legs being apart. The problem was bad enough that I took it to a tailor and paid $60 to sew in a leather gusset in the crotch. I believe Rev'it should have addressed this in the design. Also, a suggestion for Anthony: while reviewing clothing it's great to see the models standing, but how about commenting on how the clothes fit while riding. Maybe have the model sit on a bike. Anyway, Revzilla customer service was top notch. Thanks.
April 16, 2014
A good choice for a summer pant, if not the perfect pair.
First I must say I had some issues with sizing. I got them in a size 50 which fit well in the waist and felt good over all. However the knee armour ended up putting pressure on my knees while in the riding position. Even after adjusting the knee armour it was not perfect. I have exchanged them for a pair of 52's, the pressure in my knees is gone but they do fit a touch loose (not too bug, just not what I would consider "the right size")
That said, they are a good pair of pants. They offer good protection in all the right places while moving enough air to keep you cool. The build quality seems great with no issues in the short term. They zip right up with my Revit galactic jacket. They fit well over my boots although I prefer to tuck the liner into my boot rather than leave it zipped to the pants.
The pockets are a little tight and wont hold much, I end up leaving my wallet and phone in my jacket instead.
March 18, 2014