Scorpion Seattle WP Pants
I live in Seattle so this seemed and appropriate pant. I have worn them in the hottest days and wasn't too poached, this is with the liner removed. The pants vent surprisingly well when you lower the thigh zipper a few inches. The armor sits in place well and the sleek design of the pant keeps the armor in place even while moving around. As an overpant they work great, fitting over my jeans comfortably without looking baggy or bulgy and my boots pass easily through. These pants have a great look which isn't changed too much by your clothes underneath (if any). I wear a 34" x 34" pant and the medium fits me perfect, the side adjustments have a wide range. My only complaints are that the waist buttons should be replaced with sliders and there seems too much velcro along the leg. This can stick to the mesh liner and the armor pouch which tends to stress the mesh when removing the velcro - not a huge deal but a small gripe. The velcro is also the only hindrance when putting the pants on, but it is hardly hardship, just a slight annoyance.
Overall I love these pants, the design, the fit, the armor (which I added Sas-Tec hips), and the high quality all leave me with almost no Aero-Stich envy - a 1.5 on a scale of 1-10. If you want a versatile pant with good armor and style this pant delivers.
July 11, 2015
Great when used for its purpose
I bought these for the winter season as they had the full thermal liner. Another philosophy of use was for rainy days. Overall, it is great for those two purposes.
It is starting to get warmer now during the summer and I have already found a replacement, as these pants just get too hot.
The knee armor doesnt feel like it is actually going to do anything, but it was a good thought. The hip padding really just adds bulk as well.
Overall, I think that if you use this product for its intended purpose and not as a general riding pant, then these are absolutely great!
May 10, 2015
So far these pants are great, love the removable liner for colder morning rides to work. I'm guessing they will be a bit warm for summer riding with jeans on, but hey they are overpants rock some shorts underneath instead. Fit and finish are excellent, highly recommend.
April 18, 2015
Not sure why but the waste feel like it is a little low. Also, It's a little long for me. I'm 5'5" and the bottom of the pants definetely extend past the possible hemmable sections. I roll it in and it stays put quite well. Also the knee pads sit around my shin but when I'm on the bike it closes around my knee. sort of.
March 30, 2015
When they say waterproof they mean waterproof!
I have only worn the pants once so far, but I got into some road grime. When I got home I decided to hose myself off before tracking it into my garage. Not a drop of water got through after a thorough drenching. I am a newbie rider but these pants are comfortable to wear, look good, fit and finish is excellent. I especially like the pocket designs and locations. Zippers are very high quality, I look forward to having these pants for many years to come.
March 10, 2015
Does not rain much where I am from but it gets both hot and cold. Have worn these with temps in the low 20's and been warm (no fairings) but take the liner out, up zip the side vents and worn in temps of 85-90. Great product so far. Thanks....
December 29, 2014
Great pants, mostly
As others have said, the pants are cut a bit lower than I'd like, especially in a pair of overpants. The back feels like they're constantly showing more than I want. Also, for guys with shorter legs like me, the knee armor doesn't quite as far up as I'd like in most positions, but luckily in the riding position, the armor sits perfectly. Other than that, they are comfortable, warm, and fit well over jeans. I have "athletic" legs, meaning large thighs so finding pants that fit comfortably and not extremely baggy is tough, but these fit the bill nicely, even with the liner in. The length is cut nicely, and the ability to hem is a plus! Overall a great pair, since nothing is perfect!
November 15, 2014
Well made, with one big issue.
At first I really, really hated these pants. I still kind of do, but I've learned to adapt somewhat. First, they look great. The #1 design goal with these pants appears to have been to make a good-looking pant/over pant. And they do look good...until you bend over and your -crack hangs out. When I wear these I feel like I'm in my buddy's low-waisted little hipster pants riding a vespa to the cafe. I'm used to riding pants that actually come up over your waist and don't expose your trmp-stamp to the cold wind and rain. Build-wise, they have a really solid, quality feel. The zippers are great, the thermal liner is nicely done, the dual travel zipper is really handy, the sealed, and the fold over pockets are waterproof and functional. Overall I think they're actually decent pants, but you have to be aware of how low the waist is cut.
October 21, 2014