Scorpion Covert Jeans
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
I bought these because they look the most like regular jeans, and have a good amount of kevlar compared to other similar models, while also being inexpensive. They run a little long, but works good for when your knees are bent on the bike. They tend to ride up a bit for me, but that could be user error, not an issue with the pants. The thickness works well for cooler temps, and they don't get too hot in warmer weather either. I've probably ridden in them temps 40-70/80ish
October 26, 2015
The perftct fitting Jean
The ONLY improvement I'd make is that the sleaves that hold the armor in the knees scratches a bit...but that's to only improvement...otherwise these are perfect and having complete coverage at that cost is simply amazing!
October 20, 2015
Great Jeans for everyday riding
I bought the Scorpions to replace a pair of Draggins. I wanted a less obvious look that I could wear out with friends and still have protection. The waistline fit true to size and after a quick hem job, they fit perfectly. I crashed pretty hard in these jeans and they held up great... Until they were cut off me in the ambulance. Details.. I suffered a little road rash on my left knee from the impact, so I would recommend the armor inserts. Other than that I had only minor bruising. If you can still get the Covert, do it, but I also wouldn't hesitate buying the Covert Pro.
October 18, 2015
Great Friday Jeans
You can get away with wearing these jeans all day without anyone realizing they have kevlar lining or armor in the knees and hips. I don't like the fact that you have to buy the armor separate but once you have the full set up it's worth every cent. They look very nice and feel great. The knee armor sits in the right spot. Of course, like any jeans, you should get these hemmed to fit perfect, but that's no problem and any tailor should be able to do this for you. I use these for casual friday at the office and I appreciate not having to change in and out of my textile riding pants once a week! Washing them is a chore, but overall it's a great pair of riding jeans.
October 2, 2015
Look good, Feel good
These are very comfortable riding in cool weather which is what we have here on the North Coast of Ca. . They line dry in the shade quickly and I don't feel any wind coming through with my thermal bottoms under them. As for protection- I hope I never find out.
September 21, 2015