REV'IT! Gear 2 Leather Pants
Those are not cheap pants, I ordered mine Last August and have worn them 2 to 3 times a week, needless to say I expected them to be more durable, the buttons hardware was ripped apart while I was ridding. I am extremely disappointed with the quality of the pants.
April 13, 2016
Rev'it Gear 2 Pants
First off I'm 6'2" 230-245lbs and wear a 36X32. Lets start with temperatures, with the liner in i rode on a 27.DF- 40DF (Degrees Fahrenheit) and i also had a couple of base layer underneath, it was a 40mile commute and It performed adequately. I was definitely chilly by the time I got to work but not frozen, but i wouldn't make a habit of riding in these temps and i know its not made for that but like I said through the paces. Now, 40DF-80DF, the pants performs well I still had the liner in and a base layer, i found it very comfortable, but movement slightly restricted, guess we could call it nature of the beast but i was slightly warm. I find that i don't need the liner once you area above 55DF. 80DF + without liner, just a base layer, pants are great, flow tons of air, i even sat in traffic for over an hour in full leather gear (Rev'it Galactic and Gear 2 Pants) and it was 85+ and i was comfortable, sweating a wee bit, but comfortable. I also like that the pants come with the armor in them (HIP, Knee) and the knees are adjustable. Some pants you have to buy the hips armor separately. The liner works, great for a lite shower, or misting, however if your wearing jeans and the liner, movement is severely restricted, and they become very sung, I have to wear a base layer only, and bring a change of cloths with me which is annoying, but with proper planning sits not overly bad. My only gripe is whether your wearing just a base or multiple layers that there is a hook and snap for the waist and when your hunkered down on the bike the snap always pops open. The hook keeps the pants on, but the snap, always pops open. My other issue with them is the zipper doesn't stay up very well. Im not a chubby guy, I'm not spilling over the top of my pants. It would be nice if the snap was gone and replaced with something more secure. I also think auto locking zipper would be better. I think they have those YKK auto locking zippers??? Also watch the fit, i find that when i get on the bike the pants are a bit short, and if its chilly or litely raining that the backs of my ankles hang out and they get cold or wet. Overall great pants, comfortable, quality, armor in knees, and hips liners is a great addition, but make sure you check you fly regularly.
March 24, 2016
Awesome comfort, convenience, protection
These feel great while riding, and are a step up from straight kevlar. Easy on, easy off. Fits over riding boots. I'm 5'11, 165, 31 waist and the size 48 fits perfectly, including the hip padding. Snug where it counts with plenty of room in the leg. I have only used them in cooler weather so far with the lining in. Didn't feel the wind or get chilly in ~40F temps. Solid quality throughout.
December 5, 2015
TL;DR: Check your hip size and add an inch or two if you plan to add the CE hip armor. These pants fit like a pair of slim fit jeans so if you can't squeeze your thigh muscles into that style of jeans these pants might not be for you.
Based off the size chart, I ordered a pair of size 48 and added also the CE armor to my order. I had to return it and am waiting on a size 50 because the crotch area is stretched out with the CE armor fitted.
I am 166 pounds, 5'11, 33" at the belly button, 40" widest at my hips, inseam at 30". The length was good for me, knees in the armor good, pant leg ending just a little after the tib/fib bone ends. Just the hip part was very tight, I would not be able to get a leg over the bike without a larger size.
November 25, 2015
Great pants for 3-4 season use.
I also own the matching jacket which zips into these pants. Overall I am very happy. I am in the northwest and so far these pants have been great. Now, even with the colder rainy weather, I am still loving these. One thing about the inner liner, they are waterproof, but they don't seem to breathe very well. I solved this with a very thin base layer. That's my only complaint though and it's minor. I think you could ride in these almost year round with the exception of long rides on very cold days (below 35). Style is nice, a boxy fit, which is great, because I am not as skinny as I used to be. I did add the hip armor which is worth it, but bulks the pants up a bit. The pants still look great though and I would recommend them for most riding situations.
November 19, 2015
Very stylish and they work well
I'm a fan of the hybrid leather/mesh concept as I feel it gives the best of both worlds. The mesh that Rev'It uses is very thick and seems like it would hold up well if called on. The downside is that it's quite stiff and doesn't flow as much air as other styles of mesh.
The pants have a very clean and svelte style to them which I really like. I'm 5' 8" and 170lbs and typically wear 33X30 jeans. The size 50 fit me well on the waist. They are snug at the hips and with the pocket zippers closed, the pants feel very stiff when bending. As a result, I leave the pocket zippers open to ease the bending at the hips when on the bike and it works well. The length is spot on perfect when off the bike and but they ride up to the top of my short boots when on the bike. I'd prefer if they were .5 to 1 inch longer so they cover more of my boot when riding.
They flow a decent amount of air through the thighs and the ankles, though none through the knees. I would say that they work well at temperatures between 50 and 85. I'm not a huge fan of the bubble mesh that most jackets and riding pants use as a lining. I feel like something smoother would be more comfortable, especially around the knees where the protection presses up against you. The waterproof liner, unfortunately, doesn't breathe tremendously well, though is handy to have and I use it in the mornings when it gets into the 50's to block some of the airflow. I haven't tried it in the rain yet.
Overall, I'm very pleased with the pants. For the price, I'd like to see the hip armor included. And, while I'm recommending changes, increasing the length on the boot zipper would make it a bit easier to get over tall adventure style boots.
September 17, 2015
Well made, but order a size up
These pants are well made, but they fit a size small in the waist (order a size up from your normal jean size).
While standing up, the pants fit like a glove and are very form fitting. However, the pants are uncomfortable while sitting on a bike leaned forward. The pants tend to cut into my waist while in a riding position and they left a large gap in the rear of the waist. If you ride in an upright seating position, these pants may work better for you than they did for me.
Though the pants seem like they would flow a lot of air in the thighs, I was concerned about safety given the thin material (I could literally see through the mesh).
I ended up returning them. I could not justify keeping a pair of pants that weren't comfortable and that I had safety concerns about, especially for pants that cost this much.
September 13, 2015
Just what I was looking for
I was conflicted weather to go for all leather or a fabric pant, and these seemed like a good comprimise; leather (with padding) where it counts and fabric where it's safe to use it. The construction looks excellent, although I have not owned them long enough to say how they will hold up down the road. A big factor in my decision was that Revit offers different lengths. I am sadly inseem challanged and my girth is a little greater than I am proud of. I chose large/short based on their sizing chart and they are perfect. Just enough room for some lightweight shorts underneath so that I can have something to wear on arrival. And an ill-fitting item of safety-aparal seems like a foolish thing indeed. The boot cut is generous and they seem a little baggy with normal, ankle-high hiking boots, but with motorcycle boots, they should be just about right (mine should be arriving today). The fabric and leather combination feels secure on the bike with good grip to the tank and seat... nothing slippery on these pants. I have even used the rain liners to good effect. True, I was damp from my own sweat, but not drenched from the rain. And they make a nice wind block too, although in cooler weather I would probably wear some long-johns as the liner material feels pretty plastic against bare skin. These pants aren't cheap, but neither are skin grafts; I think they were well worth the price. I am hoping to find a matching zipper that I can sew into my Joe Rocket jacket, as hitching the two would take the protection to the next level. They are a modest and nice looking pant without flash or glitz, but still my sweetheart sais they look cool, and that's not a bad thing. So far, I'm very happy with these pants.
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