Rokker Revolution Waterproof Jeans
+ Very stylish
+ Excellent build quality
- Not waterproof
I purchased this item with the understanding its waterproof. I had the opportunity to test this claim during a week long ride in the Alps. I got wet two days (Arguably they were very wet and rainy days) out of 6 days ride. Its not a pleasant experience going through he alp passes while being wet.
Since the product is advertised as being waterproof, I cannot recommend it and that's why I gave it one star.
June 5, 2016
High end riding pant protection
I bought these riding pants when I was in the process of achieving ATGATT protection. I compared numerous pants before choosing these. As far as protection goes, these pants have proven themselves. I crashed once wearing them. Crashed around 30 mph, and slid for a few feet. I landed hard on my left knee and the pant help up completely and didn't tear in the least, nor where my hip made contact with the pants on the ground. My knee was completely fine as well as far as impact damage. I know these pants come with their own D3O armor, and the armor is of fantastic quality, but since these are not a track pant and tight fitting, the armor will shift around placement wise on your knee as the pant moves. They also don't Velcro into place like other versions which is ok since they have a custom shaped pocket, but I was looking for more as far as armor protection.
While the armor supplied for the knees and hips is nice, I chose to look for something else. That product I found is Bohn's fully armored pant. It includes hip, tailbone, coccyx, thigh, and knee/shin armor in a spandex style pant that can easily fit under the Rokker pants. While I'm NOT knocking the Rokker's, I thought I would provide this info for anyone looking for the same type of set up or level or protection. I highly recommend them. Most I know call this overkill, blah blah, blah but it has protected me well and provides serious protection coverage.
Back to the Rokkers. The waterproof membrane I have not tested since riding in rain is not enjoyable to me. However, I can say that it provides a nice layer of warmth in cooler temperatures. It also breathes pretty well, but a lot of that I can't feel with the pants I wear underneath.
The fit is perfect, no need for a belt even though there are belt loops. No one ever knows I'm wearing such protective motorcycle pants since their styling is so fantastic.
I hope this helps anyone deciding on a higher end pant for various reasons including protection. I highly recommend!
Also, Revzilla has as many know, fantastic and speedy customer service. They are more than happy to talk on the phone with you for however long if you have product questions like I did.
June 1, 2016
As advertised and described
Took me a couple tries to get the right size. (ended up needing bigger than I thought)
They are waterproof. Look like regular jeans, can't tell the armor is there. I do sweat a bit more under them than regular jeans. They are warmer than regular jeans. (but what do you expect?) Very protective. Love these jeans. Would not recommend for summer. (unless it rains a lot where you live)
Nit picks... they swish a little bit when you walk.
March 7, 2016
Works as expected in the summer and the wettest winter Ever.
Purchased just prior to the 2015 summer putt through the NW states. Truly amazed at the comfort in temps ranging from early morning 40's to afternoon 90's. During this winters storms a wind/rain shell to helped maintain heat on some 300+ mile rides but wasn't needed to keep dry.
Of note: Online clothing size is difficult to determine and is one reason the Klim jeans, ordered at the same time, were returned. The primary reason was comfort as the Rokker's just felt better although the waist size of my next pair of Rokker's will be smaller, closer to my 35-36" Wranglers. The 38" waist, that a Gear Geek suggested, is quite loose when walking about unless tightly belted. That's a minor annoyance when compared to the waterproof and temperature gradient performance of these jeans. None better.
March 1, 2016
Overall pretty good jeans
These jeans fit snuggly around waist with hip protectors in which makes getting things in and out of pockets a bit tricky. The pocket size itself isn't too bad and past the protectors ,or if you don't have them in, the jeans are reasonably comfortable. The knee protectors are positioned good when on the bike but hit against your skins when you walk around in them. When riding it seemed a bit tight around the knee too so not sure how annoying that could be on a long ride. Air flow wasn't too bad at speed but can get hot when not moving on hot days. Haven't tested rain capability as yet.
December 10, 2015
High price , yes , worth it maybe
Waited to post my review until I had a chance to encounter some serious rain. After a trip up the east from Orlando to New york and spent a day riding over to see Anthony at Reveilla then took the Auto train back to Orlando from Virginia there was still no rain. There Was HOT riding a plenty and stop overs to Niagra Falls IN GEAR showed the shortcomings of water proof jeans on a hot day . Not good , no breathing I've read so much about when you are not riding .
That said this past weekend we did our annual trek to Iron Horse Motorcycle Lodge from Atlanta with our little group of Beemer and Triumph Explorer crowd and it rained down on us the entire time and the ride back would prove the jeans to be able to keep you dry in litterly ANY downpour for pretty much any length of time. They do get pretty soggy on the bottom ten inches or so and I'm not sure if that was how water got into my Revit water;proof boots but I think it was the boot toe box because the water and wet sock was pooled there.
Caveat Emptor on Anthony's suggesting not washing them. These maybe be best not washed often but if you are traveling for twenty days in them you will need to wash them a couple of times as they're not going to have any anti microbial properties that I could discern. Talk about a rotten crotch smell after sweating in them for even two days they are rank and must be washed and there's the rub. If you are riding long distance you will need a whole day for them to air dry after washing. They take a LONG time to dry , minimum 24 hours or more depending on how humid the area is . One stop they took two whole days to fully dry after washing so bear that in mind.
Comfort is excellent , the fit is tight for me and my legs are not that thick , and someone suggested the knee armor is punitive on long rides and I agree.
Overall , I would give them a five if it weren't for the lack of breathing in the hot and the painful knee armor.
October 5, 2015
Wet Coast Review
Quality: The jeans are well made, & purpose built, for sure. I got these because I live on the wet west coast. On the one occasion I got caught in the rain, it was a friggin monsoon. I was thoroughly dry underneath, not a drop. The inner liner protects the wearer from water, while the denim skin gets soaked. Got to the motel at the end of the day, and the denim outer shell was dry by the time it came to depart the next morning. In warmer temperatures, the jeans don't breathe that well when walking around town, but they do breathe well enough when riding. I ordered mine an extra size longer than I normally would, and the jean covers well down my bent leg & over my boots.
September 21, 2015
Good product but has some issues
Overall review, good fit, waterproof and seem durable so far. Con, not very comfortable in hot/humid weather.
I just got back from a 4 day trip to NC from FL with these. First, wearing them in FL and into GA was not to pleasurable. In hot humid weather these tend to stick to your legs and create tension on the skin as they aren't able to move when you sit or change seating position. This became an issue with the knee armor installed. I wore the armor the whole way from FL to NC (over 740 miles) and by the end my knees were in bad shape. Due to the inability of the pants to move when seated (mentioned above) the armor dug into my knees and when I finally got them off in the hotel I had divots in my kneecap until the next day. I rode locally for the next two day and the trip back to FL without the armor and the experience was much better.
While riding in NC where the temps were much lower the jeans were much more pleasurable to wear. Felt like I was wearing a normal pair of jeans.
I also rode through 2 severe rain storms and these things are definitely waterproof. Didn't get wet at all.
I really do like these jeans. Happy I bought them but they are pretty expensive. Not to happy that I will only be able to wear the armor on short trips or in very cool weather (not to often in FL). Also the box they come in is a waste. Maybe my wife and kids can find a use for it.
August 17, 2015