Scorpion Drafter Mesh Pants
Great riding pant for the price.
Bought these to match a Scorpion mesh jacket I had purchased last riding season. Great airflow, and general feel while in the riding position. These do not come with a rain liner fyi.
Beware, these run very small. I wear a 34 and ordered a 36 after reading the fitment chart but couldn't button up once I tried them on. Revzilla allowed me to exchange free of charge due to incorrect chart and now I'm rocking a 38 size which fits perfect.
June 23, 2014
Great pants for the price
I bought the Drafter pants because I have the Trey pants from Scorpion and wanted something that was more suitable for hot weather. These fit true to size, although they are a bit short in the crotch for me.
These pants have a very small set of features, but they accomplish what they intended to. The pants are very lightweight and the airflow is amazing. There's a short zipper that helps with removing boots, but it isn't a full leg zipper like the Trey pants. This helps to save bulk and weight, though, so it is a good tradeoff.
The mesh is dense enough that I'm sure it will do its job in a crash. The knee armor lines up well and stays in place, and there are thicker patches of fabric in the slide areas. The only downside is that the pants do not come with hip armor. The good news is that they do have pockets for hip armor, so I was able to transfer the hip armor from my other pants and it fit perfectly.
The pants are comfortable enough to wear off the bike over your regular pants, although they lack rear pockets. They don't make too much noise when walking.
All in all I am very pleased with this purchase. I got these along with the Drafter jacket, and for less than the price of a cheap leather jacket I have a full set of summer riding gear.
June 9, 2014
Better than Photo
No long side zippers or velcro to add bulk or bunch up on you
Mesh is apropriate density, not too open negating protection
Front pockets also meshed & adequetly deep
No stretch panels in slide areas like others have sometimes across the butt
Not too short - you don't need to be tall to want a longer inseam, riding pants need to be sized as you are ON THE BIKE.
Cut is way better than others I've tried, no excessive rise that causes material bunching
Solid denier in slide zones.
Wish maybe other colors were offered or a two tone style but everything else is so well done not a big deal.
Took a chance on ordering these since not too many reviews out there, glad I did!
Compared these side by side to Klim Mohave (tall length) & though the Klims look good in the photos there are cut poorly have questionable protection. I'm 6'1" 178 lbs 35.5 to 36" waist (measured with a fabric tape under the belly) bought the XL & there's enough space to use my padded underwear & even knee pads. The waist adjusters on these are about in the middle of their range so they will go tighter or looser. At this adjustment the waist measures 37" - I use this setting with my armored shorts underneath. Don't use jean sizes, get a fabric tape measure, you will be surprised at the differences. I have 33" waist work pants that I wear daily (though they are getting tight) & 33" button fly Levis too.
March 29, 2014
Nice summer riding pants
These pants are a good buy for the price. Fit is on the small side -- I wear 32 waist normally and had to return the medium for a large, which is unusual. Off the bike, they're quite baggy and the knee protection sags below the knee, so they're a bit weird to walk around in. But on the bike they're very comfortable and the knees fit perfect. So, basically a nice pant for the price, if not a very stylish choice.
September 30, 2013
great value for the money...
Well made pants with clean lines,Good air flow and great look.
August 12, 2013