REV'IT! Lombard Jeans
Great features. Great protection. Big butt. And the knee pads ARE adjustable!
First of all I want to correct some misinformation. According to Revit's web site, the knee protector IS adjustable. If you look closely inside the knee pocket, you will find two levels of inner pocket. The default is the lowest, the secondary is about 2 inches higher, raising the knee protector. You just have to look around for it. I was confused because the reviews on Revzilla, and the Revzilla support all said it wasn't adjustable, but Revit and European suppliers web sites all said it was.
Ok. That's settled. Now, the jeans. I have to agree with all of the other reviews as to fit. I usually wear a 34/34 so I ordered a 34/34 and a 36/34 just for comparison. The only difference I can feel between the two is the 34/34 feel a little tighter in the thighs. Both are huge in the waist, tight in the thighs and legs. I am keeping he 36/34 because they are more comfortable, and I'll sinch them up with a belt.
April 24, 2015
Great jean; weird fit!
I bought these jeans from a local cycle shop. Normally I wear a 34 in Levi-style jeans. The 34 Lombards were enormous through the waist; so much that I thought they must have been mis-marked. Moving down in sizes, I got to the 30 inch waist before they would stay up. All sizes I tried on were snug through the legs but with some stretch for comfort. The jeans are very comfortable on and off the bike, and they look pretty good too. Just be prepared for the strange sizing.
March 24, 2015
So far so good
Seen some conflicting reviews on here, so I thought I'd add my own. I gave them 4 out of 5 stars only because I haven't ridden in them yet, since it's 20 degrees and snowing here in NJ.
For reference, I'm 5'8", about 145, and generally wear 30-30s. Don't wear skinny jeans since I'm in my mid 40's, but I do prefer my jeans on the narrower side. Think more Banana Republic than Levi's and Wrangler.
Tried Icon 1000 Rousers in size 30 and had to send them back. Got Astar Resists in size 32, which fit OK, and allow me to wear armored shorts under them, but they're a bit baggy for my liking.
Just got these RevIt Lombards in 30-32, and they fit perfectly. As has been mentioned, you're probably going to need to move the knee armor into the higher pocket. It will feel a bit low when standing, but move right into place when riding. I also got the hip protectors and they fit nice and snug and don't feel uncomfortable despite the jean's more fitted style. Overall a great pair of jean, seem sufficiently heavy for protection without being too stiff, plus reinforced areas give extra piece of mind. Hate button flies, so was glad to find a zipper front that worked, though the one button that is there is a little hard to open. Hoping that will improve over time. The seat is also a little more roomy than I need, but not unbearably so, and I chalk it up to the extra protective lining. Wife gave two thumbs up, so I can't complain.
Overall, very happy with the purchase and would highly recommend to anyone not willing to sacrifice protection, comfort or style.
January 31, 2015
I prefer skinny jeans
I love these jeans. They are well made and very stylish. I usually wear tighter fitting jeans. If you like your jeans slimmer than give these a try.
The denim is heavy but breathes well. Very well built. I imagine they will last a long time. I bought the hip pads which fit perfectly. I really love the style of these jeans. I wear them without the pads all the time. There's a decent amount of stretch for comfort too.
The only negative is that the knee pads are very low. I sewed them higher in the pad bag. But they could be even higher. I have to pull the waist way up and bunch the knees when riding to be protected. Looks pretty silly when I'm not on the bike. I just pull everything a couple inches down when I'm off. It works though. I'm still happy.
I did my research and read a bunch of reviews beforehand. I'm a 34 waist, 34 Inseam in Levis 501. I bought a 34 waist and 36 Leg in the Lombard. I recommend actual waist and one or even two sizes up in the leg, for taller guys anyhow. The leg is just right with a single fold cuff when I'm off the bike and the jeans are riding a bit lower. When I'm riding the ankle rides high. I'm 6'2" 220 lbs.
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August 16, 2014
So close, but…
If you’ve got skinny bird legs and a huge butt, these are the pants for you. I don’t know who they used as models when they designed these but I doubt they were human. I tried on all of their sizes from 30" to 36" and either the legs were so tight there was no hope of ever getting the knee armor in there or the waist and seat was so large you could fit another person in with you. For comparisons sake, I wear a 32” x 32" in Levis.
I wanted to like these so bad. The styling is right on and the fabric is awesome but the fit is so off as to make them unwearable. Next year I hope Revit re-cuts these to fit actual human beings. I’ll buy a pair then.
August 15, 2014
Shame about the knee armor position
Great jeans, comfortable, look like standard jeans, high quality construction.
Fit is perfect (34x32).
Big but. The knee armor is WAY too low. They're like shin pads. I expect it should be relatively easy for a tailor to move the whole knee armor pocket up a few inches, but that is a hassle and extra expense (assuming you can't DIY).
I don't know which models Rev'it used, but if anyone average person had knees that low I would be very surprised.
August 15, 2014
Materials and Style are great. Fit has some issues.
I ordered 2 pairs of the Lombard's in a 34x32 and 34x30 to try and cover my bases with the knee armor being situated too low, as others have noted. Unfortunately, the armor was far too low on both, and was only about 1/2" higher with the 34x30s, despite the two inch inseam difference. Looks like most of that difference is just cut off the bottom. On top of the knee armor issues, the fit of the waist was vastly different between the two pair, despite being the same size. The 34x30's were WAY too large, as in they would fall to my ankles if I walked up the stairs. The 34x32's were definitely better, though still a tad large considering the pretty slim fit of the legs. I don't know if they were produced in two different factories or if the quality control is just poor. All in all, I decided to keep the 34x32's due to the excellent style, materials and armor at this price point. However, I had to pay $30 for a tailor to raise the knee armor pockets, (via cutting them out without breaking the triple-stitched side seams and adding a small strip of material on one side to sew them back in) which left a marginially visible stich line at the original location. The fit could still be better (somewhat tight in the crotch/thighs and a little loose at the waist). Perhaps Rev'It will tweak the cut for 2015 and offer a trade in plan....
July 28, 2014
This could have been an excellent product - it's well made, feels sturdy BUT the one thing that ruined it for me was the positioning of the knee pads. No matter what i tried, the knee pads sit about 2 inches below my knee and are more like shin guards which makes the pants useless. The sizing in the waist area is also weird, it's one size up. My guess is that it's to accommodate the hip guards.. ? Overall, I'm very disappointed and would not recommend this purchase.
July 21, 2014