REV'IT! Gear 2 Leather Pants
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.
Moto Guzzi V11 Lemans
August 24, 2015
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