Rokker Revolution Waterproof Jeans
Not your run of the mill moto jeans!
I wanted a pair of riding jeans for use when I'm riding around town and don't want to wear my bulky riding gear. The Rokker jeans are just what I wanted: they are comfortable and can wear them all day at work, then hop on my bike and ride home. The only time I remember I'm wearing riding jeans is when I feel the knee pads. The jeans breathe well and are no hotter than regular jeans. Water beads on the fabric and are truly waterproof.
For my 30" inseam, the 32" inseam on the jeans is perfect due to the bend of my legs on the footpegs, so I'd recommend you get a size with an inseam an inch or two longer than you'd wear on street jeans.
Price is forgotten long after quality and comfort are enjoyed.
August 30, 2014
I love them
These "jeans" are very comfortable and have a nice appearance for going out while on my ride. They fit well and the padding is not very noticeable when not on the bike but I think would help a bit in a crash situation. Overall I think they are a great compromise as I'm not comfortable wearing my usual jeans on a ride. In cooler weather they seem to keep the wind out and yet have not been too hot on the warmer days. Great riding pants if a bit expensive. I did have to have them altered by a tailor which was a cinch...I would certainly recommend them to others.
August 25, 2014
Great riding jeans
Jeans were extremely tight out of the box. Took three weeks of daily riding to break them in. Still a little tight in the crotch area.
Armor fitted perfectly. Love the pants. 6'1 195lbs athletic build.
June 23, 2014
Rokker Revolution Waterproof Jeans (Purchased on 05/27/2014)
The main reason I bought this jeans was for the wind proof and waterproof. I wanted a pair that is for all season and not having to add on layers or different pants for winter, rain, summer etc.
I really hesitated in buy this pair of Jeans as it is quite expensive. I can buy about 3 Kevlar pants for this price but I took a gamble as on paper this pair of Jeans has everything I needed.
Bought this pair in May and I have to say, I am loving it. It is the start of winter in Australia which means about minus 2 in the morning so far. I ride to work in the morning and I hardly feel the cold!
The wind protection is excellent! Usually my legs would near freeze over by the time I get into work with normal Jeans or I would have wear plaster went weather pants over my Jeans to have the wind protection.
It feels comfortable just like wearing normal Jeans.
I can say it wouldn’t be an issuing ride my bike during the middle of winter here as this jeans has kept me warm so far.
I did feel a little cool from the ice cold bike fairing which is normal in the morning as the bike is left in the garage.
I would definitely buy another pair when this one is worn out etc.
June 16, 2014
Awesome Riding Jeans
These jeans are just awesome. I was looking for a pair of riding jeans for quite some time. At first I tried a pair of Drayko Drift jeans. They were ok but felt scratchy against my skin and had no protection except for their claims of being abrasion resistant. I decided abrasion is just part of it and if I go down on a ride I want something to absorb the impact too. So I returned them and found these Rokker Revolution Jeans here at Revzilla. First off they fit just right. I usually take between a 34 and 36 waist size jean and a 34 length. I ordered the 36 waist X 34 length and glad I did. The waist is just a tad bit snug but certainly not uncomfortable in any way. I'm just glad I ordered the 36 waist and not the 34. The length is perfect and I love the D3O included armor and you can't even notice it being there. The pants are very smooth on you skin and feel terrific. I feel I really got my money's worth with these jeans from a comfort, protection and features standpoint. Yes they are expensive but look at what you're getting. C_change membrane which is water and wind proof, comfort, protection and just great overall construction and quality. Plus on top of all that they look terrific.
June 9, 2014
Great style and features!
Great for 15 - 38 deg C, rainproof! Love the fabric.
June 2, 2014
Super comfortable, possibly across a wide range of temps
For the past 15 years I have ridden both my Harley and sportbike wearing primarily a pair of BMW kevlar jeans with knee and hip pads. After over 200,000 miles in every kind of weather, the kevlar continues to look new, but the lining is torn to shreds. And I've had some concerns about the knee pads being too loose. When I bought them, those BMW jeans cost $300. A fortune for me 15 years ago, but they turned out to be the best money I ever spent on gear.
So I saved my nickles, burned incense, crossed myself, and bought the Rokkers. So far I have ridden them in temps from 41 to 65 degrees F, in overcast and sunny weather, and in light rain. Longest ride has been about 3 hours.
Biggest surprise so far has been the comfort. I have worn them with Hot Chilis long johns every time so far, since temps are still cool around here (Colorado). Only when it was 41 degrees and raining did I feel a little cool. Not cold enough to shiver, just a little cool. The rest of the time, with my legs in the open breeze because my Harley has no fairing, my legs were very comfortable. I felt no difference between 45 degrees overcast and 65 degrees sunny. That's what surprised me the most, and leads me to believe they'll still be comfy at 85.
During the light rain, about 10 minutes of it, I did not feel any moisture through the pants, even though they did get pretty wet. If the temps had dropped into the 30's I might have gotten cold, though, since I've noticed that waterproof gear that gets wet on the outside has an effect similar to air conditioning.
I ordered size 38, which fit great while standing and, according to my wife, transformed my middle aged self into a sexy beast, but when I sat on the bike they were too tight. So I exchanged them for a size 40. (Thank you for making that easy, RevZilla!) Size 40 felt a little roomy standing up, but was much more comfortable on the bike. (Not roomy enough to make a biker fashion statement by wearing them below my butt, but not country-western snug, either.) I did notice that they got a little roomier the more I rode in them. For reference, I normally wear size 36-38 jeans, depending on the cut. I weigh 235 lbs, have an athletic build, but have also eaten a few too many pizzas.
The pads are terrific. Can't even feel 'em. The knee pads feel like they're too low until I sit on the bike. Then they're fine. And I'm not worried about the pads shifting around my knees.
Will they last as long as my BMW kevlar jeans? I don't know, yet, but I'll update this review if I see any degradation in the material. I ride about 15,000 miles a year on average. Will they be comfortable in 80 degrees F, given the waterproof lining? I expect so, but I don't know yet. Ditto for 90 and above. As for cold weather, below 40 degrees they'll probably feel cold. But so did my BMW kevlar jeans.
I wish they cost $300 instead of $550, but given how well my BMW jeans served me, I figured it was worth a try. Time will tell.
April 7, 2014
No true abrasion resistance. Waterproof. Seem overpriced.
I tried both Rokker’s Revolution Waterproof jeans and their Original non-waterproof jeans. I also tried Rev’It Lombards, but this review is primarily about the two Rokkers.
Personally, the Revolution jeans look nicer to me with their ‘new’ medium blue finish (kind of like the Lombards), which is quite different than the ‘worn’ or stone-washed finish of the Originals. The fit of both Rokkers in the waist, seat and leg is the same however – similar to a 505 Levi jean and quite different than the Lombards, which have a more Euro cut: tighter in the leg, lower on the hip and much bigger in the waist (like two inches bigger in the waste than the same size Levi’s).
Everyone will have their own preference in look or fit of their jeans. However, there are some differences between the two Rokker models that are important but not mentioned in the RevZilla video reviews. In particular:
1. The REVOLUTION MODEL weighs about 30 ounces but really has no special abrasion resistant features. It does have, as advertised, a lightweight waterproof membrane bonded to the inside of the denim for the full length of the leg. The Waterproof model also comes with flexible Rokker D3O hip and knee protectors that fit pockets built into the jeans (but see my comment 4 below). The point here is that the waterproof membrane is NOT abrasion resistant.
2. The ORIGINAL MODEL weighs about 46 ounces (1 pound more than the Revolution Waterproof) because, while it lacks a waterproof membrane, it has a heavy internal layer of 100% Schoeller-Dynatec fabric for the full length of the leg for abrasion resistance. The Original model has pockets built into the knees for Rokker D30 knee protectors, which are available from Revilla separately (but see my comment 4 below).
3. What this means is that the Waterproof model offers no more abrasion resistance than standard jeans like Levi’s, but is windproof & waterproof. For serious abrasion resistance the Original model is the way to go, but then you must forego the waterproof feature.
4. For both models the Rokker D3O Knee Protectors are a nice touch but are a bit problematic. If you look at RevZilla’s picture of the knee protectors you’ll see two stuck-on Velcro pads for adjusting the fit of the protectors inside the provided pockets. This may work as intended but unfortunately the knee protectors that came with the Waterproof Rokker jeans DO NOT HAVE the Velcro pads. The result is that the knee protectors slip down to the bottom of the deep pocket that holds them and thus, at least for me, don’t protect your knees, only your shins. A serious glitch in $500 jeans IMHO.
Fortunately the pockets that hold the knee protectors are fairly large and deep, so other knee protectors or protective material of some sort could be inserted to offer true protection for the knees, I believe.
Because I’m a new rider I decided to keep the Originals and return the Revolution Waterproofs, since I really valued abrasion resistance over a waterproof membrane. I do prefer the lightness and look of the Revolutions though.
March 7, 2014