REV'IT! Women's Broadway Jeans
protection, comfort, look, albeit not hitting 100%
I think I have finally found the riding jeans that fit my needs: protection, comfort, look, albeit not hitting 100% in any of those categories. They far surpass the other three pairs of motorcycle jeans I've invested in so far and I kind of wish I'd found these in the beginning. I like the fact that these jeans are made from Cordura, which apparently is a better fabric when it comes to abrasion resistance than denim. There is a generous amount of kevlar in the knee and butt area, and they come with well-fitting knee armor and have pockets for hip armor if desired. They are very well constructed with triple stitching along the side seams. One of the details that I like is that the kevlar panels are lined with a black cotton fabric against the skin and that makes them more comfortable than the other motorcycle jeans that I have where the kevlar is exposed because of the lack of lining. The knee armor hangs a bit low when I'm not on my bike, but when I sit in the saddle, it's perfectly placed and feels firm against my knees. These jeans are quite stiff compared to my other motorcycle jeans, and while that can feel a bit cumbersome when walking around, it's reassuring when riding my bike. The fabric reminds me a bit of the old-fashioned waxed cotton that some garments used to be made of and I kind of like the look. It's a subdued denim look without a lot of contrast. I weigh about 125#, I'm 5'3.5" and I got size 28, which is what I usually wear when I purchase tight-fitting civilian jeans. Because the fabric is stiff and there is zero stretch, they are a bit confining across the hips when I'm seated on my bike, but they have broken in a bit and are beginning to feel better. They don't breathe as well as my other motorcycle jeans and I noticed at the end of a long ride on a particularly hot day last week, temps well into the 90s, they were pretty hot and uncomfortable. But then, on that particular day, sitting on my hot bike would have been uncomfortable in any garment. The legs are cut fairly straight and they just fit, just barely, over my Dianese boots. They also work tucked in, but I like them with the hem rolled up so that the reflective strip on the inside shows. They work unrolled as well but are a bit bunched up at the base as my legs are short. Along with the tight fit across my thighs and hips, there is a fair amount of gap in the back as mentioned in some of the other reviews. I wear a belt and that seems to help, but I really wish I could find jeans that have enough fabric in the butt and are cut so that we women don't have "Plumber's Butt" when riding our bikes. (Perhaps we should start calling this "Biker's Butt.") I also really wish there was just a bit of stretch in the fabric because I think that would help a lot with the fit (or 'fitment' as Anthony calls it.) I'm hesitant to wash these because i definitely wouldn't want them to shrink, but I also didn't feel that I needed to go up a size. However, if I was to use hip armor, I'd definitely want to do that. One other little detail that might be an issue for some women is that they fit rather tightly at the knee when seated on the bike with the leg bent. Great for holding the armor in place and for me not an issue. But if your legs are fuller, I can imagine the fabric behind the knee bunching up and being uncomfortable. Overall, I'm very happy with these jeans and am glad I purchased them. They are as close to perfect as I've yet come across.
June 22, 2015
Based on Fit
Disclaimer: I did not buy these just tried them on.
I typically wear a size 26 jeans from Lucky Jeans and 26/27 in most brands. In these jeans I was a 30, so I would say they fit very small. The cut of these jeans is very very straight leg. It pretty much goes straight from the hip (so not as skinny as appears in the pictures). Other than fit and cut they seemed to have good protection for jeans, and options to add more protection. Also were comfortable to wear, though I didn't buy them so I didn't go for a ride in them.
June 16, 2015
Just received my Revit Broadway Jeans. Sizing was very difficult to figure out. The sizing on the size chart doesn't even make sense. I'm 5'4" and 116lbs. I pretty much wear a small in everything. Not knowing what size to chose really, I went for the size 26. I was worried at first because after I purchased these I noticed that my women's Levis are a size "S" and listed as a 28.
However, the Broadway jeans fit pretty perfectly at the size 26 after all.
There is a little bit of a gap at the back of the jeans at the waist on me, noticeable when leaned forward. My "normal" jeans don't tend to do this.
The waist sits about where my "normal" jeans do so this is comfortable for me.Just below the belly button. But they aren't super low either. You will expose your lower back a little so you'll probably want to make sure you tuck your shirt or it fits below the waist line.
Overall they are a nice fit. They could probably do better designing the waist to fix that "gap" but on me it's not that significant.
May 19, 2015
These pants look great and have a ton of great safety features (like pockets for hip armor). The fit is not bad but the waistline is low, which is great for walking around but shows some skin when seated on a bike. In the winter, this is not a problem because I'm usually wearing enough clothes and my jacket is long enough to keep me covered. But it's harder in the summer. The knee armor hangs low when walking and can get annoying but seems to be in the right place when seated.
July 7, 2014
Great protection, terrible fit
I was excited when I found these jeans, they have all the protective features I've been looking for, and they seemed stylish enough in the pictures. It's been like looking for a needle in a haystack to find women's riding jeans that will give me peace of mind with armor but fit how I want them to. I thought these looked good in the pictures, and stupidly ignored the reviews here. They would probably work great in a crash, but the fit was terrible. They were way too tight around my waist (probably my fault) and way too loose everywhere else (and so would have been even baggier if I'd ordered the right size), definitely a straight fit if not a "boyfriend" fit. Needless to say, they're packed and ready to be returned. Look elsewhere if you're looking for a "skinny" fit, or something that will show you're female at all... If you're okay with a baggy fit, you'll probably like them.
May 27, 2014
Not as flattering as in the photos
In the website stock photos and promotional photos, these jeans look hot. In real life, they aren't ugly, but they don't have any sexy factor. They also appear to have skinny legs, but I found them to be straight leg jeans on the wide side (like a bootcut). Also, the denim colour was more bland than it appears in the photos.
The jeans themselves are fairly comfortable, given all the Kevlar, and the protection is adequate with the knee & hip protectors.
I do like how the hip protectors were discreet enough to go unnoticeable.
However, if you're short like me at around 5'0" then there is no way the knee protectors are going to protect more than your shins. These didn't even go close to my kneecaps and with the overall look and price of the jeans I didn't think it'd be worth tailoring to fit.
These jeans are pretty nice if you don't mind a wider leg. However, if you're looking for something more sleek and skinny I'd look elsewhere.
January 15, 2014