Scorpion Covert Jeans
good but stitching is not great
great jeans, ones you could wear anywhere and no one would look twice. the stitching is a bit mediocre and I find that some of the stitching is irregular, so I worry about the strength of the stitch. hopefullly will never have to test that out.
January 19, 2016
Seems like a good entry-level riding jean
I bought these because I was a tad nervous rolling around in my Levi 541's but wasn't ready to commit to the power ranger lifestyle.
I can't comment on the actual abrasion resistance of these as I (luckily) haven't had to test that out yet.
As far as fit, I got the 32 and the fit was pretty spot on for my 31/32 regular jeans. They are noticeably heavier, but not so much that you would hate yourself wearing them around all day. The color is also pretty nice as well (dark blue).
My only initial gripe is that the armor pockets in the knees were a bit scatchy at first (mostly around the velcro closure), but I don't really notice it anymore when I'm riding.
January 19, 2016
I bought 34x32 hoping to avoid any issues of tight fits and since they didn't really have many other inseam options.
Fit is okay, it runs pretty long and ends up very baggy. When riding it's definitely not an issue since most of the space is taken up by the seat anyway.
The hip armor fits well, kinda feels tight but secure. Doesn't restrict movement much.
The knee armor placement really blows and I haven't used it since. It just kind of hangs there in an awkward position and if I bend my knees, it just never aligns correctly.
If armor isn't a big thing for you they're okay. Otherwise maybe be a bit cautious about spending on the extra.
January 7, 2016
These fit like a good ol' pair of Levi 501s(my favorite jeans), just without the button fly. These a fee Kevlar reinforced denim, so not burley protection, but a nice compromise between fashion comfort and protection.
The hip and pockets are not greatly designed, but okay. I would like the hip pocket to accept a bigger pad, and the knee pocket adjustment isn't very good . Fortunately I can get the knee pad to sit in the right place, but that may not apply to everybody.
December 7, 2015
Best riding jeans I have ever purchased
I am 6'2", 190 lbs. and wear 34-34 street jeans. I bought the 34 inch waist Covert jeans, but was a little worried about the length. They fit perfectly! A little tight in the waist when I first put them on, but they have enough give that they were not uncomfortable. The styling is really nice. They look like well tailored jeans. Only you know they have Kevlar inside. I did not get the impact armor and think it could make the legs a little tight, even for my skinny legs. Great purchase!
December 7, 2015
Knee armor pocket place knee pad on inside of knee,
First of all, I bought these pants at the Cross Country Powersports dealer in Edison, NJ but because Revzilla gave me good advice, I thought I would write this here.
The pants look good, fit well and have decent amount of Kevlar. The dealer talked me into getting the D3 knee pads to fit in the mesh pocket of the jeans. This cost an additional $30. When I got home, I found the knee pads were held at the inside of my knees. I called Cross Country Powersports where I bought them and they said they were supposed to be that way and since I wore them, there was nothing they could do. I've given them a decent amount of my business--you would think they would be a little more attentive.
After a couple weeks living with the jeans and the knee pads hanging around the inside of my knees, I concluded that this just couldn't be right. Since I got no help from the dealer, I thought I would call Revzilla with whom I had good experiences with in the past so see if they had any problems with the Coverts. In fact, they had heard of the problem on some of the jeans and that Scorpian had corrected the problem in the higher end Covert Pro.
So I called Cross Country Powersports back with what I learned and they agreed to send the coverts back to Scorpian. After three weeks, Scorpian sent back another pair of the same Covert jeans, which turned out to be mismarked and 2 sizes too small--and the knee pockets were still facing the inside of my knees. The dealer gave me a refund but not for the knee pads so I'm still out $30.
Live and learn. Instead of knee armor, which goes inside pants, I instead now use independent knee guards under my pants. Feels much more secure. I'm looking into getting some leather overpants and be done with it.
November 19, 2015
The zipper on these jean fail in about 1 month and had to be replaced
Have never had to use the protective features of these jeans, but they wash well, kind of baggy, the zipper failed after a month & had to be replaced. ( Never had this happen even on cheap stuff),? Anyway, this is my first pair of kevlar lined jeans so i guess they're ok, but just ok.
November 18, 2015
No big complaints
These pants look and feel good, but aren't perfect. Within a couple weeks, the seams along the sides of both legs began to come apart. The pants are very loose on me and don't get put under pressure, so it's obvious the stitching isn't great. I have gotten that repaired. You can also occasionally feel light scratches from the back of the velcro of the pocket on your knees. Other than that, good riding pants that look like regular pants.
November 2, 2015