Scorpion Covert Jeans
I was surprised how well they fit after reading some reviews - I typically wear a 30 x 32 so ordered 32 x 32 expecting them to need hemmed - they fit perfectly when sitting. Not too baggy and not too restrictive.
July 24, 2014
Perfect option if looking for a regular looking jean
I was drawn to these because they're one of the only normal looking pair of Kevlar jeans. No stitching in strange places, no big loud logos, just classic looking jeans.
They have good coverage with the Kevlar and just feel really solid in general.
My one gripe is with the pockets for the knee protectors. I got the D3O pads and they rarely seem to sit right on my knees. They usually end up a bit high or off to one side. Also the pockets open to the bottom with just a Velcro closure, I've already had a pad make it's way out on its own (not while riding). I'm trying to work out a solution for this, but overall I do recomend them.
July 21, 2014
Solid Choice for Everday Riding Pants
These are a solid pant at a solid pricepoint. Armor pockets may leave something to be desired, but not something I'm personally concerned about. The lining is extensive and covers more of the pant than some higher priced competitors.
Fit is spot on if a bit tight; length seems good as well with a good break over my smx plus boots. (They even seemed to shorten a bit with the first wash and low heat dry).
Easily pants that can be worn to the casual workplace or around town without feeling like robocop.
And of course Revzilla's fantastic service and blazing ship time are the cherry on top. Thanks to Andy for the recommendation.
July 19, 2014
Nice riding Jeans
First... holy cow these got here fast! UPS ground to the West Coast and here in 1 day! How do you do that? Awesome Revzilla!
Exactly what I hoped for. Look just like regular jeans and super comfortable. Fit is spot on.
July 18, 2014
perfect ! Finally a company that did it right.
Absolutely perfect size is true . I wear a 30 in most jeans, they fit good on the tighter side. I am going back for round two and buying another pair. I am considering wearing them as normal jeans in the winter on colder days. Finally a company made a riding jean that looks like a pair of normal jeans. Rode in 95 degrees and was comfortable when moving along.
July 14, 2014
Good for the Price
I have ridden for two months with these jeans. Overall the fit, style and comfort are good. My only complaint is that the pocket in the knee for the knee armor is accessed from the bottom of the leg and secured by a single small Velcro closure. I have had the knee pads fall out of the pockets while riding and had to pull over to keep from loosing them. I am planning on changing this myself but have not done so yet. It would have made much more sense to have it insert from the top of the leg.
July 14, 2014
Good but too baggy for me.
Price and quality wise, I think these are fantastic. However, I look like a rapper in these. They're huge in the legs. Long and baggy legs. Makes it so I don't ever use them because I look like an idiot. The whole point was to get something I can wear normally but which also protects. I really hoped they would fit the bill but I pretty much just threw away $. But that's me not returning a product I should have. I may get them hemmed but the bagginess will still be an issue. Now I ride in jeans again. Squid!
I got the Klim D30 T5 EVO Pro XT Knee and hip pads that work well but the knee pads are too big. Looks like a tumor on your knee.
July 10, 2014
Comfortable and well fitting at a good price point.
I've had my eye on a few pair of kevlar jeans for a bit now, and the Scorpion Covert seemed to match what I was looking for. Having a little extra protection with jeans seems like a great idea, but most of what I saw was just awkward looking, ultra slim fit, or priced out of my interest. The Covert fits on the slim side of a 501 - I wear a 32 in Levis, and a 32 is spot on with these.
The Kevlar is stitched in from the waist down past the knee, with mesh completing the lining. There are pockets for both knee and hip armor; I wouldn't be able to take the knees out while wearing the pants, but could probably use the armor comfortably. However, the hips - I have to wonder if they would make the pants a bit too snug.
The cut of the inseam is long - at least a 33-34", which is fine as it lets me tailor it to just the right amount of break. Aside from the the main button/zipper there is no exposed metal.
I was out for a ride yesterday - 91F, and pre-thunderstorm - rode home from work mid-afternoon, then sat to an early dinner and out for a night ride. The jeans were breathable and comfortable on the bike without looking out of place off of it. Sitting in traffic was warm, but it's July, so that's obvious with any layers.
They're soft off the rack, they fit how they should, kevlar, no rivets, room for armor, and they just like jeans should, all for less than $150. Nice job, Scorpion.
*On not giving top marks to Style, Protection, and Air Flow - I think they are styled wonderfully, but that's because they are completely plain jeans. Some may take issue with that. Protection - I'd struggle to get the hip armor in, so I question the value of that pocket, and Air Flow - they flow plenty good, but it's a double thick jean, not mesh pants.
Coincidentally, I ordered these on a Tuesday afternoon from Revzilla, and they showed up by 11:30 the next morning. Awesome service.
July 9, 2014