REV'IT! Lombard Jeans
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
When Great Tech Goes Bad
I ignored the other reviewers describing these pants as tight in the legs and a diaper in the seat thinking these are just fat guys with no butt and purchased anyways. Rev'it has a long standing making some of the best looking gear on two wheels so why should this be different? Plus the tech sheet on this sounds like the holy grail of duel purpose (on/off the bike) jeans.
Unfortunately, the other reviewers were dead on. I will let the pictures speak for themselves. -Super tight in the legs (to the point where removing them with the pads in was stressful) and my big butt did nothing to fill out the seat. The knee pads are also squarely on shins.
June 29, 2014
Rugged, Well Made, Look Good
Unlike some others here, I had no issue with fit. I ordered my normal 32x32 and the waist might be *slightly* larger than normal but fit is overall very good. The females in my life gave the jeans thumbs-up for looks, and it's great not to feel either under-protected wearing regular jeans or like a Paris-Dakkar wannabe in full touring gear. The RevIt jeans were plenty sweaty on a hot day, and stiff on initial wearing, but these are my only (minor) complaints. The feeling of extra protection is well worth it. and the quality of the materials and assembly is very evident. I am very happy with this purchase, as well as good service from Revzilla.
June 28, 2014
They do break in
I have been riding in these jeans for about 3 months now. When they first arrived I noticed the same bunching issue, but after a couple of washed the material softened up a great deal and it is no longer an issue. I am 6'1" 160 and went for the 30-32. The extra length of the 34 might be nice if I were solely riding around in street shoes, but the 32 length is perfect inside a boot. It is definitely the most roomy 30 waist I have. I always need a belt. Being a runner I have bigger legs and back side than the average 30. Theses fit me really well.
June 22, 2014
Knee armor is adjustable. Finally, a jean like I normally wear.
Have yet to ride in them, as it's been raining during my free time. Look pretty much like the jeans/cut I normally wear at first glance, even with the hip armor in. A fitted, slimmer straight leg fit. I'm 6" 2", 170ish, slim. I got the 30" 34". One issue I believe I'll run into after a decent ride, is the bunching behind the knee irritation, which I've noticed a bit while wearing them around the house during normal activity for a couple hours. Also, the rise may be just barely a bit too low in the rear, as yet to be determined on the bike. A last important note: the knee armor is adjustable by about a full inch. This seems unknown here. Even two reputable showroom salespeople weren't aware. There are comments of it sitting too low when riding. It is adjustable. A pocket is sewn within the main pocket, about an inch higher. This is the pocket that seems to work best for me.
June 12, 2014
Best riding jeans I have
I absolutely love these jeans. They fit true to size and the styling is spot on. I'm 6'2", 170 lbs and ordered size 32x36 and the fit is perfect. They get a bit uncomfortable in stop and go traffic but nothing a little stop light adjustment won't take care of.
I'm riding a Ducati Diavel.
May 12, 2014
Saggy diaper w/bird legs
I want to love these pants; I really do. After reading what seemed like a glowing review on RideApart from Wes Siler - I was excited to get these suckers ordered. Despite taking NINE DAYS to get shipped, I ripped open the box with reckless abandon. Once on, I was supremely disappointed.
The waist is huge. I'm typically in smack dab in the middle of a 32-inch waist. These are much bigger. As such, the but sags like you have a full diaper, even with a belt. The legs are as skinny as I've seen them. Now, I'm all about the new tailored and fitted style of jeans. These are not - at least not for me.
As a very aggressive skier (40+ days/year) and and equally avid mountain biker and hiker, I have much more of an athletic legs, which don't seem to fit in these jeans all that well, both in the thighs and the calves
If you're of the TL;DR crowd - the fit is of a baggy butt, huge waist and skinny bird legs.
However, there are some really great things about these jeans. The included armor is quite nice and flexible. I dig it. The included pockets for optional hip pads is also really cool.
The material is of really high quality. In fact, it's pretty tech on how Rev'It has interwoven protection, denim and CoolMax all into one thread. The fit and finish of the assembly is top notch and the reflective stripe on the cuffs is a really nice touch. The denim wash is also really nice and dark. Very fashionable.
As someone who isn't that far out of the bell curve in terms of body and leg type, I wished these fit better.
May 9, 2014