REV'IT! Gear 2 Leather Pants
I ordered these because they are available in tall & I like the jacket. They fit me perfect. Kind of a flare bottom, goes over the boots. No knee pucks. The knee CE is a little awkward when riding & it presses on your knees. Made well. Zips to the jacket. No real air flow.
June 17, 2015
exceeded expectations! Fantastic pants so far
i have found Rev'it pants in the past to be extremely baggy -- airwaves are like ski pants. Even the GT-R track pants are not tight on me. I'm 6'3" and 210 pounds with, admittedly, a bit of a paunch and skinny stems. But Rev'it is also one of the few companies that regularly stocks tall sizes, so I took a chance on these summer leathers.
Hallelujah! I ordered the 54 talls and they are long enough to fit my 34"+ inseam and 34"++ waist (I wear a 34" in Diesel jeans, 36" in J-Crew khakis, if that helps). Best of all, they aren't a baggy, American cut around the legs, but a sportier, slimmer fit. Not tight, mind you, but also not hip-hop or Icon.
The quality seems to be amazing, though I just got them today. The fit and finish, at least, is top-notch and they look extremely protective. As an added bonus, they have a Gore-Tex-type liner that is removable but actually not too hot for the kind of humid and 65-degree weather we're facing today in New York.
I'm very pleased with the purchase, they're the perfect summer leathers and I can hang up my Dainese New Drake Air's that not only slide around the bike like they're doused in lubricant but also seem about as protective as a North Face shell.
June 2, 2015
Great Protective and Venting Pants for the Street!
I wear these pants in Thailand where it is not all year round and I have permanently removed the inner liners, so take my review with that in mind. The air flow properties on these pants is very good and the build is beefy and feels protective when riding, while comfortable enough to walk around in off the bike. These are definitely a boxier cut so they will almost always be worn outside of riding boots, but the relaxed fit helps with air circulation in warmer weather. I would definitely recommend these pants for street riders, the style is excellent especially when worn with the Ignition 2 Jacket.
May 16, 2015
had to return...
I liked these pants and really wanted to use them, but I put them on and sat on my bike. immediately the crotch ripped out. Im a BIG guy (just shy of 300 lbs) but i didnt expect it to wear so quickly. otherwise looked and felt great. if its tight in the crotch i wouldnt recommend it but if you have a lot of room I would recommend it
February 25, 2015
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