REV'IT! Sphinx H2O Pants
Work As Advertised
I wore the Rev'it Sphinx H20 pants last night during a pretty intense south Florida style thunderstorm for about half an hour at 80 mph on the interstate. Stayed totally dry. They weren't the easiest pants in the world to put on over my 11.5 boots when I stopped under an overpass to gear up. But I'm also not the most flexible person in the world. Overall, work as advertised. I got the large size. I'm 6'3". They drag a little on the ground when walking but perfect length on the bike. These pants don't flow air. I actually got pretty warm while riding in a legitimate downpour so these things could also double as a windbreaker during an unexpected cold snap. I had them paired with the Rev'it Cyclone rain jacket.
August 10, 2015
Have not had a chance to fully test them in the rain, but they seem like they will work great. Helps keep you warm by blocking wind too. Would buy them again for sure.
July 16, 2015
Good Rain Overpants
Truly waterproof rain overpants unlike its very similar twin, the AXIS Overpants. No built-in protection and why there is only a button fastener on one side of the waist really beats me. Tends to be a bit long for me but that keeps rain from getting into your low-cut shoes when putting your feet down at a stop. No compartments or pockets although i wish there were.
February 10, 2015
Does the job.
Across the country and back, big rain back east, quick to put on and stayed dry.
September 29, 2014
First Rain Pants...
I grabbed these pants in preperation for a week long trip to the Blue Ridge Mountains and they did a great job riding through 2 downpours for multiple hours. I ordered a Large set as I boarder lined Medium/Large, and the Large are a bit baggy but not obscenely.
September 3, 2014
Simple and dry
I bought these pants after trying and returning a pair of over-pants. Most of the rain I encounter is in the form of sudden thunderstorms so I wanted a pair of pants that I could put on in a hurry without the extra bulk of a thick fabric. As with all rain pants they aren't very breathable but they will keep you dry. Good value for the price, they do what they are supposed to do and they come rolled up in their own bag for easy storage.
August 25, 2014
Good basic rain pants
Like I said, good basic rain pants. They are high waisted and have Velcro around the bottoms to snug up around your boots. I wear a 9 1/2 boot and have no problem getting my boots through without unzipping the sides. My only complaint is the amount of fabric out blowing in the breeze between the bottom hem Velcro and the thighs. I'll gladly put up with it though. I've been through many (Firstgear, Fly, Klim, etc...) pairs of rain pants and they all leaked. I've been through two rainstorms in these with no leakage at all. No torrential downpours but good dowsings. I ride everyday and in all weather from April through November in Maine so decent packable rain gear that works is such a treat. I've paired these with the Cyclone H2O jacket which I love.
August 4, 2014
Impressed with Revit Gear - Again!
I've had a Revit Nitro jacket for a few years and it has served me very well. Just bought the Sphinx pants and I am once again impressed with the quality and well thought out design.
All other rain pants I've had were too tight in the critical upper-leg/seat area making it difficult to get them on over boots. The Sphinx pants have long zips and lots of room so I can get them over my boots easily. The zips are full length so you could completely unzip the sides but with this design it's not necessary.
All the little details also make a difference. There's a wide hook and loop strip around the ankle which lets you tighten up around your boots. The zip pulls have bright colored cords attached which makes them easy to find and pull even with gloves on. There's a flap on each side of the waist with two press stud positions for tightening the waist if necessary - the waist is elasticated as well so there's a lot of flexibility here to achieve just the right fit.
And I was pleased to find a long rise, which means the waist sits comfortably above my jeans. In other over-pants I've used this is always the uncomfortable bit. With these coming all the way up and over my jeans, it avoids this problem and means you don't get any exposed areas around your lower back when you sit in the saddle.
I bought the medium size and although I'm quite thin and short there was clearly plenty of room and length in the legs.
I haven't used them in the rain yet so I can't comment on whether they are waterproof. But they are made from the same material and of the same design as my Revit jacket and that has proven to be 100% waterproof even in prolonged heavy rain (yes Sweden, I am talking about you!)
Overall a great choice.
February 26, 2014