Rokker Revolution Waterproof Jeans
Great product if you have the money.
The obvious downside is the price. However, if these are in your budget, they are great riding jeans. Very high quality and fashionable construction. Fits just like a Levi 501. The included knee and hip armor is very good and comfortable. I have not yet been caught in the rain to give a true test of the waterproof-ness but they are appear to be everything they are advertised to be. Waterproof layer seems to make it windproof, yet breathes so they aren't too hot even in Florida weather.
October 12, 2014
Excellent product to bridge the gap between protection and style.
I purchased the Rokker Revolution with a little bit of hesitation due to the price. After trying these out, I am very impressed. It is worth every penny. You don't have to wear a specific riding pant to ride in all weather conditions, just slip on a pair of Rokkers. My one and only issue is the hip pads taking up the room. I lift weights and do a lot of squats making my thighs thicker and my rear fuller. I would love to have had some extra material sewn in to the hip and seat area instead of the pads. I would definitely purchase another pair soon!
October 6, 2014
Great Style and Comfort
I was pleasantly suprised by the style and comfort of these jeans. I am able to ride to work in these jeans and wear them all day. So far it's only fall in the Rockies so 50 degrees at night and in the morning is the worst that it has been but the jeans have done great. The price is a hard bullet to bite, but when the real cold comes as well as the rain and snow I'm going to be glad that I made this purchase.
October 6, 2014
Excellent product if you have the correct expectations
These are exactly as I was hoping. A riding pant that offers protection without looking like a riding gear. They truly look like jeans, though feel somewhat synthetic (as they are). Soft and not "crunchy" as many textiles can be.
Size: Slightly tighter than my usual waist size, but minimal. If between sizes, order the larger size
Design: Good looking straight cut jeans, without the knee stitching common to many other riding jeans (attaching the kevlar liners or armor pockets to the denim). I'm not a big fan of the back pocket stitching on these (it's a bit disco), but I can tolerate this.
Comfort: quite comfortable, definitely fully windproof and at least drizzle proof. I haven't experienced full rain, but I believe they will be waterproof. However, they are WARM. Great for our autumn temps and likely good in cooler temps with long-johns underneath. But they were warmer than I would have liked on a 83 degree sunny day. I won't be wearing these mid summer.
Safety: I believe good, not great. The armor is of good quality and thickness, but the knee pieces do have some movement laterally. I believe most of my knee will be covered in the event of an off. My biggest concern is the knee armor is a bit lower on my leg than ideal, and the pads are positioned as high as they'll go in the pant. On the bike, the armor is in a good position, but low on my leg while standing. I'm not sure what position my leg will be in if crashing. Abrasion resistance appears reasonable, though this has fortunately not been tested.
Overall: A good pair of casual looking riding pants for cooler temps, that are fully windproof and likely waterproof.
September 30, 2014
Protection that does not look like protection
Fit: As everyone has said, go try on a pair of Levi brand 501 jeans and whatever feels best, order that waist. In terms of length, if you wear boots, order long. I use a 30" inseam in my everyday jeans, but the 32" length was perfect for the bike. The extra length covers a good amount of my boot when sitting and keeps the wind and rain from coming up my leg. when seated, the knee armor landed exactly where it needs to be. It does drop a little low when standing, but even then it is not uncomfortable.
Breathability: I don't find that these allow as much airflow as a normal pair of jeans, but compared to something like Draggin' Jeans with the extra layers of Kevlar, they breath much better. That said, I won't be wearing these in the heat of the summer.
Value: Yes, these are very expensive. But I've never worn protective gear that is as comfortable. I knocked it a little in value mainly for the wood crate. I really don't care for such expensive added stuff.
OK, so my riding has been mostly commuting. Lately fairly cool in the mornings (mid 40's) and warmer in the afternoons (low 70's). For that range, these are great. On the very cool mornings I can just begin to feel the cool air against the pants coming through the fabric. As the temps drop closer to and below freezing, I'll probably have to add a thermal layer under these. All things being equal, that isn't a big deal and I prefer it as I don't want to have a bulky overly warm pant when going home in the afternoon.
I do change out of these when at work - not because they are uncomfortable, but rather because they are so expensive and I don't need to wear them on office furniture. (^_^)
My bike is a cruiser style feet forward design, so getting air up the pant leg in cool weather is a concern. Have had no issues with the Rokker. The hip armor can sometimes make me think I have something in the pocket, but otherwise it is a non-issue.
Nobody I've shown the pants to have been able to tell me they could easily see any of the armor or even tell they were not jeans. At least, until I walk. The swish of the fabric is not like denim, so observant people will know that something is amiss. Most don't notice.
I have tried them on with polypropylene thermal underwear and while it is obviously more bulky in the leg, the jeans went on and moved fine with the double layer. This will easily carry me into the below freezing temps on my bike which has some basic wind protection.
Have not had any heavy rain, but the minor shower I rode through was fine. With a non-waterproof pant, I would have had a soggy bottom and that did not happen. In fact, the pants were hardly wet as they don't seem to absorb anything at all. I keep a microfiber towel on the bike to dry off the saddle and it was easily able to get the pants completely dry with just a few wipes.
They say that the price is long forgotten when you live with quality. Well, I think the price was high, but I'd buy these again. They are comfortable, work as advertised, and don't make you feel like you need to get out of them like many cool weather riding pants.
If I had one tweak, it would be to offer a relaxed fit version and spread the belt loops out a bit in the back.
September 25, 2014
Product met all my expectations
Bought these jeans to supplement my Dainese GoreTex Street Trackers on a 4000 mile ride from Northern Italy to Northern Scotland and was aboslutely satisfied with their performance in all weather conditions. Couldn't ask for a better pair of jeans on or off the bike.
September 18, 2014
After spending an incredible amount of time comparing all the jeans that are comparable and many e-mails back and fourth with John...thanks again for your patience... I finally settled on the Revolution Jeans by Rokker....at 6'6" 225 I went for the 36x36 jeans...as usual Rezzilla shipped and delivered on time as they have with everything I have ordered from them...perfect..thanks again...
Having only worn them for one day so far, while riding, I answered a question that was definately on my mind living here in South Florida..on a close to 100 degree day with very humidity they were more cooler and more comfortable than my t-shirt that was made to wick away the heat and keep you cool while working out....with the 36 inch length they fit perfectly while riding and the armor is not noticeable while riding or walking...they are light and comfortable....I have other kevlar jeans and they do not come close to the comfort or cool of these jeans...hopefully they will be as good in the safety dept....getting ready to order the Black Rokker jacket now....
September 15, 2014
Great all purpose pant.
I bought these before a 10 day camping road trip out to the Grand Canyon and part of the way back from New York in July. I rode through extremely hot weather, cold mornings in the mountains, damp/rainy mornings around the great lakes and these pants handled it all without a problem. I think these are the perfect 3 season pant that you can wear straight into the office, bar or concert and not look out of place.
If I had to say anything bad about these pants, it's when you first buy them they are tight. I bought my normal pant size and it took a little while to break them in. I thought I was going to have to return them, but once I gave them some time the waist did give a bit and assuming you don't wear your pants too baggy, you'll find they break in about like normal jeans. Mine went from a bit uncomfortably too tight, to just right after wearing them a few days and on a few longer rides.
It's a good chunk of change, but for weekends and road trip when you don't want to pack much clothes or pull over for too cold/hot/wet weather, these are a good product. I haven't crashed in them, but they feel as secure as my joe rocket overpants. Armor placement is perfect for me.
September 8, 2014