Rokker Revolution Waterproof Jeans
A small compromise
These jeans look great, but there are a couple of drawbacks to be aware of, especially when shelling out this kind of dough.
1. The knee pads are at my shins when not on the bike. You cannot adjust the positioning of the pad pocket. Because of this, you can see the pads when you stand, and it is not comfortable. I take the pads out when wearing these to work and put them back in for weekend rides.
2. The jeans fit almost true to size. I ordered a 36, which is normally as big as I'll go. When I buy my normal Lucky Brand jeans I wear a 34. The Rokker in 36 are pretty tight, but they do fit.
3. While the jeans look like normal jeans, they make a rubbery whooshing sound when you walk, and yes others will notice it.
I may keep these for days with a risk of rain and try a pair of the originals for good weather days.
May 1, 2015
Remarkable Technical Product
About me : 6' 1", measure 37" max around the waist, 34" inseam 190 lbs. I could lose 8 pounds for my body type, then would be slender and have no extra weight. I ride a cruiser, dual-adv & sport tourer.
1) Very well made - lots of double stitching & attention to detail. A premium product for sure.
2) Surprising light weight. I'll have no problem with summer heat. I have a high tolerance for heat.
3) Length is good, I always buy m/c jeans 2 " inches longer so they cover my boots when riding.
4) Armour is well hidden.
5) Comes in a nice box.
6) I am motivated to lose 8 pounds.
7) Revzilla is just absolutely the best to deal with. Despite the currency exchange in Canada, I'll deal with Revzilla as I know if there is a problem they will make every effort to make things right. (these cost me ~$700 CDN)
1) The special low-rise nut-cruncher design is a real drag. I tried the Levi 501's as advised. Usually take a 38" waist and have a little room for pizza & beer. With these I ordered a 40" waist just to be safe. As it turns out, I am going have to lose those 8 extra pounds I have on me, there is no extra space. The low rise design would be good on the disco floor, I guess, however I am not concerned about making a fashion statement. The pant legs are the normal look for m/c jeans.
2) Sometimes I wonder if the manufactures of so many things made for motorcycles have ever actually ridden a motorcycle with their products on. I know a lot of guys would like to carry a wallet in their rear pocket, but these have shallow regular rear jean pocket and your wallet may fall out. And the bulk of the wallet adds to their special nut-cruncher design. The front pockets are normal jean like.
3) Nice box is a waste of money, would rather have a lower price.
4) If I can't lose those 8 extra pounds, these will not be wearable for long rides, just too tight in the crotch & waist area.
5) The knee pads hang at my shins.
April 24, 2015
Look like good looking jeans. Waterproof. Good armor. Comfortable. I went to the store and tried on Levi 501s and then bought my Rokkers in the same size -- spot on.
April 19, 2015
Great pair of jeans, amazing quality and attention to detail.
Anyone that purchases jeans at this price can be classified as a serious gear junkie. My opinion... Rokker Revolution are definitely state of the art in motorcycle riding pants. The outer texture is very smooth to the touch and the wear comfort is certainly discernible from that of my 501 Levis. The price of the Rokker Revolution jeans are expensive and certainly not for everyone. The quality is amazing and I'm sure I will wear them exclusively when I ride.
April 16, 2015
Light and Waterproof
I really like the idea of waterproof jeans. As I live in a rainforest, I always need to be prepared for wet weather. Always a pain carrying around an extra set of gear.
The good: Waterproof - I've ridden with these pants in torrential downpours, and I stay dry. Yay!
The not so good:
Price - at just shy of $1000 (Canadian $, after shipping, taxes, duty, etc.) you could buy a used car to keep you dry. lol
Fit is a little tight. Generally, 33" fits me perfectly, but I often wear 34 as they are more common and offer more layering room. These (at 34x34) have no extra room for me. Can barely use the pockets - certainly won't be putting my keys in there between rides. I don't think this is a huge issue, as it's probably better to have empty pockets in the event of a spill...but would still be nice to have the option for $1000.
Protection seems a little light, and the knee pads ride a little low when off the bike. Hope I don't have to test the protective qualities of these pants...but certainly better than regular jeans.
Although these jeans are waterproof, the outer layer does trap water. In cooler temps, I find that this causes a damp/clammy feeling inside the pant. I originally thought I got wet, and had to verify my underwear were still dry. This is also a bit of an issue when you come in from the rain, as everything you sit on will get damp. Should probably avoid fancy furniture when you come in from a wet ride.
Overall a very good pair of pants. There are certainly cheaper options, more comfortable options, and more protective options...but waterproof jeans are just generally awesome where I live. If these pants were half the price, I would likely rate much higher...but at this price I expect perfection.
April 10, 2015
Comfortable, demure, and capable
Cost aside, these check all of the boxes for me. Riding jeans that not only provide adequate protection from abrasion and impact, but a quiet overall design execution that doesn't draw too much attention with seam lines, graphics, and the like. Will likely pick up another pair Rokker soon.
March 23, 2015
Excellent quality and performance in all categories.
The Schoeller C_change material contributes mightily to
the overall comfort and performance of the pants. Well worth the price! Highly recommended! FIVE STARS in all categories!
March 23, 2015
36/36 is long enough for a 6'7" guy
I honestly spent too much on motorcycle jeans and with my height, it's not easy to find a pair that is still long enough even when sitting on the motorcycle. Of all the ones I have, this one is the longest. Stylewise, it's pretty basic - think Levi's 501. Not exactly a modern look and if you wear it off the bike, the way it's bunched up at the bottom does not look super hot. That said, the level of perceived protection is high - both in terms of abrasion resistance and with the knee and hip protectors. The knee protectors could sit a tiny bit higher - I guess you have to be 6'8" for those to be spot on. Still works though. Because of the extra abrasion resistant fabric and the waterproofing, it is also an excellent riding pant for cooler weather.
The price is high for these jeans but I believe the protection is worth it. Comes in a nice box but I hope it doesn't add to the price in a major way.
January 26, 2015