Scorpion Trey Pants
It took me a long time to find a pair of pants that would work correctly for three seasons in the Pacific NW. (spring-Fall). I've taken these out in temps from 65-85 so and they were great. I had the inner liner out and had a slight chill at the lower temps and never got hot at 85. I haven't tried out the rain protection yet.
The style leaves a bit to be desired but the knee and hip protection appears good, even though the knee protection is a bit low and the adjusting option is cheap it works.
I'm a 30 waist and got the small size. they fit well with nothing underneath but are very snug with jeans below. They also ride up quite a bit on the bike.
They have descent pockets and nice zippers...
April 3, 2016
Great Commuter Pants
I'm 5'7 170lb with an athletic build. I use these pants to commute to San Francisco, 40-70 degrees F, 35 miles each way. I got a size large and it fits well.
Pros: These pants hold up very well during my morning and afternoon commute. The liner works very good where it blocks the wind but doesn't retain too much heat. The armor is well placed and unnoticeable while riding. If necessary I have been able to fit a pair of sweat pants underneath them comfortably.
Cons: I wish the knee armor had more coverage.
November 22, 2015
Get one size up, the waistband is INSANELY SMALL
I'm a 34/34, 6'3, 190lbs. I ordered a large, and with the adjustment ALL the way out, these suckers BARELY fit with the liner removed, over pajamas and a t shirt, let alone my uniform shirt and undershirt, and pants with a belt. I can't even zip down the sides over my hips. Honestly, the large is for a 31-32 waist, you will NOT fit a large with a 33-35 inseam. Length wise, I'm a 34 to 36, at 6'3, and the length is spot on for me. there is nowhere near enough adjustment in the waist for this pant, but with the right size, they should be great to supplement my winter pants. My only complaint protection wise is the lack of butt armor (which also serves as additional padding for my mostly uncomfortable bikes) but the hip and knee armor feels very solid. There are nice touches like the reverse snaps on the liner so they don't get caught in the side zips, and the liner snaps and zips in nicely and quickly with three snaps per leg and one zip around the waist. I'd like to see a stretch waist with a double back velcro cinch belt instead of that stupid button, in addition to the side adjusters having about another inch of space on each side with stretch panels underneath the adjusters. Other than that, the pants look well made and the materials feel nice. Will report again once I've got a season under them with the right size.
May 27, 2015
These pants are everything I wanted and needed.
When I first bought these pants. I should have fit in the medium sized pants. My waist is average, at a 32 waist. They fit really snug. Especially when I wore a pair of jeans under them. I couldn't close the zipper. I sent them back, and it was super easy and simple for the exchange to a large. So if people are gonna get these pants. They should consider getting the next size up. Figuring everyone would want to wear jeans under them. Other then that I'm super happy with them. I'm glad I got them.
May 19, 2015
Fit was very close a bit tight. Made very well, quality zippers.
April 13, 2015
great fit and feel
did a lot of research and finally decided on these pants. Have increased my riding time since the inner lining blocks the wind. No more long johns. Have not tried without the lining.
April 13, 2015
Made for skinny giants
First my size. I'm 5'10 with a measured 33" waist and a 30" inseam. I'm reasonably athletic but not a small guy. I ordered these pants in size medium and they simply do not fit. As you can see from the pictures, they're at least 4 inches too long. They have a 34" inseam, but the top section is also longer than typical pants so the inseam sits a bit low. Overall the pants measure 43-1/2" long. For comparison's sake I measured a pair of khakis I would typically wear and they're 38-1/4".
I could deal with the bunched up material around the ankles, but the real problem is in the knees and waist. Revzilla says these are sized as overpants. Well, I did manage to cram a pair of shorts under them, but it took quite a bit of effort and wasn't at all comfortable. The fit in the waist is pretty much what I get from a pair of shorts in 32 or 33. This was with the adjusters let all the way out. And I can't go up in size, because, according to the sizing chart, the inseam gets even longer in size large.
Of course the knee armor hangs completely below my knees when I'm standing, so when I assume the riding position, I have to manually pull them up to cover my knees. I figure if I go flying, and my legs straighten, the armor is more likely to go down than up, leaving my knees unprotected. I have the armor adjusted as high as it will go, but there's only about an inch and a half of adjustment in there, and they're not high enough.
I mostly planned to wear them without pants on beneath, so the waist isn't a huge concern, but I was hoping that, with the D-ring adjusters, I'd at least have the option of using them as an overpant. That's not happening.
Forgetting the sizing issue, these seem like really great pants. They've got good range of motion, so you won't have trouble throwing your leg over the seat. They're pretty heavy, which I would expect for protective-wear. I stood in front of a fan in them with the liner out and could feel a nice breeze. Then I stood there with just the liner on and couldn't feel the fan at all. So that works well. I love the included hip armor. Most pants just have foam, but this is CE certified SAS-Tec, and it's comfortable. The textile material feels very sturdy, as does the mesh. It's a very tight weave mesh, which is not only protective, but it's also opaque, so you can wear just your undies underneath if you want to. Win-win. I would have preferred something that wasn't solid black, but that's like 90% of motorcycle pants so what can you do. The four pockets are nice, and they appear to be waterproof, though I haven't put that to the test. I wouldn't anticipate any problems with the zippers. They're small enough to not get in the way but they seem sturdy. I also like the padding in the knee to absorb some of the shock of impact. Everything about this pant screams quality. You can really see where your $200 went.
I won't be keeping them because of fitment, but if you're a basketball player with a slim build, these are the pants for you.
April 2, 2015
3 XL did not fit 42" waist
Never have worn a 3 XL in anything. I wear a 42x32 jean. I figured that I would rather have pants be a little too big so I wen with the 3 XL as recommended. Unfortunately, these pants were at least 4 inches too small in the waist. For the larger rider, I would not recommend this pant. However, I really like the design and look of this pant. Wish they had my size.
March 3, 2015