REV'IT! Gear 2 Women's Leather Pants
Front view = Awesome ~ Back view = Not Awesome
I wanted to love these pants -- I did love them -- until I checked out the rear view. The leather in the back is just cut in a way that is not at all flattering.. When that leather stretches out back there it will look even less attractive.. That is, of course, unless you want your hips look wider than they already are. They look awesome from the front though. The protection seems fine. The fit was perfect -- 5'5" 130# 29w 38h 31inseam = size 40.
June 17, 2016
Mostly happy with the Gear 2 pants
I bought these pants over two years ago and have ridden probably over 10,000 miles in them. Here is my review:
Protection: I low sided at 60 to 70 miles per hour in Rev’it Legacy goretex pants that were 1000 denier. The fabric was shredded from the knee down on both legs but the pants did their job and my lower body was uninjured. Most textile riding gear is 500 denier. I don't feel safe in 500 denier gear so it’s leather or 1000 denier for me. These Gear 2 pants have top quality full-grain leather in the contact areas so I feel like the protection is good. I also bought the TRYONIC Seesoft CE-level 1 type B hip protector inserts.
Fitment: I bought according to the size chart. I’m 5’ 7.5’’, 150 lbs, about a size 4 or 6 in ladies slacks and about a 28 in jeans. I bought a size 42 long. I wear them with the Seesoft hip protectors. Fits pretty well in the seat. A little loose in the waist but can be tightened up with the velcro straps so not a big deal. Here’s the problem. They are listed as trousers and are straight in the legs (no curve at the knees). Also for me they are snug just above the knee at my lower thigh. I am a weightlifter so maybe that contributes to the problem. (I also have difficulty finding jeans that are not too tight around my lower thigh.) When I am on my MV Agusta Brutale (naked sport bike), my knees are flexed and the material behind my knees bunches up and digs into the back of my knees (see photo). It’s Ok for an hour or two but becomes annoying on long rides. Also, I have the knee armor as low as possible, but it still seems like the knee armor is a little high which probably pulls the material forward and contributes to the digging in behind my knees. So I took the knee armor out and started using Leatt pull-on knee sleeves which are thinner and stay in the right place. This helped a little with the digging in behind the knees but not significantly. I also ride a Ducati Multistrada. My knee is not quite as flexed on the Multistrada but still have the problem of the material digging into the back of my knees (see photo).
Ventilation: Ventilation is pretty good. Comfortable in the 80s. Getting a bit warm but still tolerable in the 90s. After looking at other pants, this is really the best choice if you want leather with decent ventilation.
Cold weather: With the liner, comfortable in the 50s. Without the liner, comfortable in the 60s.
June 2, 2016
Style, Protection, Features -
I am 5'2" and weigh about 112 lbs. Finding moto pants that fit can be a challenge, but these get big marks. I bought the 34, and while they fit a bit tight at the beginning of my first ride, by the end of the ride they felt good...so plan on the leather stretching. In fact the only reason I didn't give a 5 star on the cost is because they are expensive. But at the end of the day the feature rich protection, which can save my body makes them worth every penny.The knee protection actually fit my legs perfectly (I didn't buy the short version ones, but regular. They are a bit long but I like the way the fit over my boots. You can also buy hip protection (there are slots inside). The inside zip liner makes these an all season pant for me (I will not be riding in the winter months.) I went to the store in Philadelphia to try on and was pleasantly surprised to have two women on the sales floor. Extremely Knowledgable. Big PLUS to Revzilla. I ordered online and they shipped quickly (I live in Nevada and didn't have room in my suitcase!). Revzilla is my favorite store for all my gear...and these pants are the best for me. If you can, remember to buy them a bit too tight. They will stretch nicely and fairly quickly. Thank you Revzilla!
November 22, 2015
my favorite motorcycle pants
I had been looking at these pants for months, and when Revzilla offered a rare discount on the price, I finally gave in and purchased them. How I wish that these were the first pair of motorcycle pants I bought. Even at full price, it would have been more economical for me to just drop the money and not waste my dollars on anything else. Since I've gotten these riding pants, my five other pairs of motorcycle pants are languishing in my closet. The Gear 2 pants have all the features I need and want: good quality and well-situated armor, leather on the sides and butt where I need protection, ample ventilation, WP liner when the weather is wet, great fit and comfort, and they look pretty dang good as well. I put them on over thin leggings in the summer and thermals in the fall. I add the waterproof liner on really cold days for wind protection. I don't even have to think about it. I've taken quick trips to the grocery store in them and I've done 300+ mile days. I'm 5'4", about 125#, and the 38s are just right for my body. Over time the butt has gotten a wee bit stretched out, but on the bike this isn't an issue and I got these pants for the protection and function, not for a fashion shoot. (That being said, they look far better than any other motorcycle pants I own.) Love these pants so much.
November 9, 2015
Great looking and protective!!!
I had a bit of an issue with the sizing. I'm 5'6" 135lbs. I usually wear a size 6. I originally ordered 42R which were comfortable but the back side was VERY baggy. I exchanged it for a 40R and it fits like a glove. I LOVE these pants.
September 11, 2015
Surprisingly good fit for my build
I am 5'3", 115 lbs and ordered the Size 38. Although I am short, I went by the size chart and got the standard length (28" inseam) rather than the short length (27" inseam). The pants might be a shade too long, but not enough to matter, and the important thing is that the knee protection is in the right place. There is nothing wrong with the liner if you need the warmth, but I took it out and will be riding with footless tights under the pants for an easy-wash layer. The pants are comfortable to ride in, save for a little rubbing of the armor on the left knee if you are in traffic and shifting a lot. I wanted leather pants without a look that screams "I'm going to the track", and these are perfect.
August 31, 2015
Not necessarily a good match for small, short women
I really wanted to like these, I've been wanting to try out and own a Rev'it jacket+pants set. In the end I returned them because they were too bulky at the bottom and slightly too long.
I'm 5'3", waist 25, hips 33.5, inseam 28-29, and 100#. I wear a size 0 or 24/25 in casual pants. I ordered the 34, although the hips seemed too big according to the size chart. These pants were half a size to a size too big, perhaps partly because of my narrower hips. Perhaps they could have worked as overpants, but I would have preferred that they fit more snugly. I was quite disappointed they didn't work out.
The pants seemed nice and substantive/protective and versatile, intended to serve a range of weather conditions from hot to cold. However, I would say they aren't the most sexiest moto pants -- I felt somewhat androgynous wearing them.
I wish Rev'it made size 32 (24-25 waist, 33-34 hips) in regular length for those of us who are quite small. They don't even make a 34 short. I understand that this brand originated in the Netherlands, so that could explain the available sizes.
August 20, 2015
Great pants with Ignition 2 jacket
I bought these with the Ignition 2 jacket, and I'm very satisfied. The first ones I bought from Revzilla based on sizing chart, customer reviews and talking to sales rep, but they were too small. I'm 5'3" 122 lbs with a muscular build, and the 36 didn't even come over my thighs! I wound up going to an SF shop that also carries RevIt so I could try them on--didn't want to go thru the revolving door of exchanges. I think they're great pants. My one slight criticism is that they are a bit hot in 90 degree weather--don't vent as well as the jacket. If I were stuck in traffic, it would be a drag, but at speed they're fine. If I really need to, I'll buy summer pants, but for now these work in N Cal weather. Great product!
June 20, 2015