REV'IT! Women's Tornado Pants
Worthwhile purchase - beware they're on the short side
I specifically bought these pants to pair with my Tornado jacket on a longer tour through Bryce, Zion, the Grand Canyon, and some other places in the southwest. I wanted pants that would serve as protective over-pants and rain pants as necessary.
I'm 5' 9" and 155lbs and ordered sizes 42 and 44 to try on. I have the Xena leather pants for the track and canyons in 42 and they're on the tight side. If I was only going to wear the Tornados as stand-alone pants, I would have gone with the 42, but the 44 provides me the versatility to pull them on over casual shorts to ride my motorcycle to my destination in sunny Southern California with my legs protected.
If I had to do it all over again, I would have tried to get them in 44 long. #Why don't you carry them in long Revzilla?!# When I am standing there is enough length to have a break at my boot, but when I'm sitting on the bike there is some exposed ankle that concerns me from a safety perspective as well as minimizes their utility in the rain if they're just going to shed water into my boots.
April 2, 2015
Just what I was looking for!
I spent a lot of time trying to find the perfect pants. I don't have a lot of money so when I invest in quality gear I want it to be as close to perfect as possible. I was looking for something that I could wear over my work clothes in the summer and winter in Seattle, where I commute on my bike everyday rain or shine. I have every confidence that these pants will keep me warm on moderate length (maybe longer rides!) rides in the winter and won't be too warm in the summer as there is obviously tons of ventilation.
They work great as overpants even with the rain/thermal liner in. I'm able to get my boots through both layers with little problem. If I was going to complain the only thing I'd say is I feel a little silly pulling at the zippers on my inner thigh as opposed to the outside. But I like the safety aspect of where they're placed. Getting the liner in and out is really easy and takes less time than getting the liners in and out of my jacket, I expected it to be more of a hassle.
I added the optional hip protectors. They were a pain to get in but once they are there they fit fine and don't seem to change the fit of the pant too much, although, I'll say the front pockets are mostly useless once the hip protection is in.
In regards to sizing my waist measurement was right on the line between a 40 and 42 (30.5"). I opted for the the size down and I've had no issue with getting them on over other clothes. I'm 5'10" and about 145lbs and they fit pretty well maybe slightly tight in the waist (that's probably good, right?) when I have jeans and a belt on under them.
I try not to worry too much about looking cool in my gear, as keeping my body intact is my first concern but I will say that these look less bulky than I thought they would so that's a plus!
March 13, 2015
I like the dual purpose liner over separate waterproof and insulation. I tried out the waterproof-ness and they work great.
March 5, 2015
Nice pants, size is larger for overpant use
I am very pleased with the Tornado pants. I live in the south and have to have two full sets of gear, summer and winter. I was looking for protective mesh pants that I could wear as pants, over just LD Comfort shorts or tights, not overpants. The sizing on the Tornadoes is generous, so I ended up getting the smaller size. I am 5' 7" and weigh 168 and bought a size 42. Very nice fit and finish on the pants, and I wasn't sure about the zipper on the inside of the leg, but I really like it. It is unobtrusive, and works extremely well. I haven't ridden in the pants yet, but a winter walk down to the bike garage generated a really good air flow with the liner out.:-) I would actually recommend that RevIT eliminate the liner and reduce the price. I would never use an inner liner when it is so much easier to just put on rain pants over the pants. Just my opinion...
February 5, 2015
I agonized over these pants. I wanted overpants with lots of mesh and waterproofing. These were the closest I could find and they've worked out great. I wear them over shorts in the heat and jeans in the cooler weather and they fit well both ways. The full-length zipper is fantastic. My only improvement would be to separate out the thermal insulation from the waterproofing (like the Ignition 2 jacket does).
Also, they look good. No snow-pants.
June 2, 2014
Love these pants
I purchased the Tornado jacket and wanted the matching pants so I purchased the Tornado pants.
In taking my measurements I was between two sizes. I chose the larger size to be safe. When the pants arrived and I pulled them out of the box I knew they were going to be to big even with the side adjusters and I was right. So I returned the pants and replaced with the smaller size. These fit a lot better. My suggestion is that if are between sizes go with the smaller size. Also you can adjust the knee pads. If you want hip protectors that will have to be purchased separately.
The pants look great on. I wore the pants on a recent ride with the liner in. When the day became warmer took the liner out. The zipper comes up really high on both the liner and pants makes removal easy and putting back on the pants. No shoe removal necessary.
I'm very happy with the pants. Pricey but worth it.
May 21, 2014
Pants great for iTM tour through Pyrenees and Provence
Great women's pants. Fit much better, not too roomy. Rode through the Pyrenees and Provence without a hitch! Stayed cool in very warm temps and comfortable at higher altitudes.
Love my new pants.
October 21, 2013
Great combo of fit, style and price
With the water/windproof removable layer, these pants provide the much-needed airflow for hot summers and warmth for chilly weather. I have yet to be caught in a huge downpour with these pants, but so far so good on the waterproofing on normal rainy days.
Unlike other pants in this price range, they don't have the horrible unflattering snow pants effect, and still provide good protection. The extra length of leg zippers make them very easy to put on, and also the extra venting when pulling over.
I highly recommend these, and wish I had bought them first instead of wasting $200 on another pant that I was embarrassed to wear for two years. No need to sacrifice protection or style.
October 21, 2013