Spidi Superstorm H2OUT Pants
VERY small sizing
I'm about 5'11" with a 42 inch waist (yes, a fat guy), and judging by the size chart I should have been able to wear the XL. However, I prefer rain gear to leave a little extra room in order to dress in layers underneath, so I ordered the 2XL.
Once they arrived, I was a little surprised to find that I could barely put them on, even when wearing nothing but boxers. The waist was certainly small, but the legs were also tight the whole way through and there's no way I could have worn these comfortably. I can't speak much on the quality since I returned them unused, but if you're of a similar size you will probably want to order 1-2 sizes larger than expected.
March 15, 2016
I've had these throughout the "winter" riding season in NE Illinois, with temps from upper 20s to mid-50s, in the dry and in the wet. Happily, in cold wet conditions these perform well. Not a drop of water inside during my most recent February ride home in a rain storm for over an hour, and an unnoticeable change in temperature with temperature hovering around 40°. There are pockets for knee armor, but as my riding pants have that, I didn't bother to upgrade. It is breathable to some extent, but even at highway speeds in mid-40s/upper 30s, it never gets cold (at least dry.) The fit is a little large, but for me, not an issue as my pants are armored, and it fits over that just so. Only issue I can think of is the closure mechanism at the lower leg; the velcro closure is primarily vertical on the front half, but horizontal on the lower, so you have to be precise when securing it or you'll start flapping when it works itself loose.
Essentially, these got me what I was looking for: something that would keep me warm and dry below 50°, and it delivers.
March 4, 2016
Great commuter/cold/wet weather pants
Where I live, winters are cold and it rains a lot. If you ride year round, these are absolutely essential to making sure you remain warm and dry. Theyre super easy to take on and off with the zippers on the side, so I can show up to work, zip them off and be good to go for the rest of the day. They don't offer any kind of hard protection which is a little annoying, but hey, for the price tag, they're all you need for cold/wet weather riding. Definitely a seasonal pant, because they don't breath what so ever, so don't expect to wear them during the summer.
January 22, 2016
Great for cool/cold condtiions in wet or dry weather.
Purchased these pants in the hope of extending the riding season. I've worn them about 20 times in temps as low as 35 degF in wet & dry weather. My legs stayed warm & dry. Because they are normally worn over your pants they advise buying a size large than you normal pants size...good advice. Style....who cares....they're worn for their functionality. I do wish they had some sort of pocket for keys, etc., but its not a major issue. In short, they perform as advertised.
November 25, 2015
Best Bang for the Buck
After looking into a lot of different over pants on the market I went with the Spidi Superstorm H2OUT Pants for my 120 mile commute each day. These pants are super comfy, they keep you very warm and dry. I have tested in 43 degree weather riding at an average of 85mph. The wind chill is not even a factor and like I said I ride 120 miles a day with these on over my jeans. They also have a pocket in the pant leg that would allow you to add some knee protectors if desired. The bottom line is that these are a really great value for such a warm, comfy, well made, over pant. I would buy again in a second, and will definitely suggest them to other riders and friends.
In regards to the fit or size I am 5' 9'' with a 34inch waist line and the Large fit me perfectly. You have to undo the zipper to get them around your waist, but the adjustable waist line on these pants allows for plenty of room no matter how many layers you may have on. I typically wear an under shirt and a button-up shirt tucked into my jeans for work. No problems at all. Again, great value, I am very happy with the purchase.
November 23, 2015
I should have listened to the others who wrote reviews on these pants running small. I'm 5'8" and wear a size 32/30 in jeans. I ordered the medium and could barely get them over my hips. Once they were over my hips and on my waist they were still tight. Leg length was about right, but I will not be ordering the large as they may fit in the waist but will certainly be too long.
November 17, 2015
Great warm pant
I had previously bought a pant with just the calf zip, but that wasn't cutting it. I wanted a full zip. So I got this and am pretty happy.
+ Full zip makes it easy to get on and off - under 30 seconds with full boots on.
+ No fly makes for more comfort, no draft.
+ Seems like solid construction and solid road-rash protection.
+ Very warm. I've ridden for hours in 40F (plus 80mph wind chill) and didn't feel a thing. I've also warn these on a 65F day because I thought it would rain, and they were too warm. It didn't rain, so I can't comment on that yet. But I was sweating so much that it was like it rained (side note: I rated the Air Flow as "Poor", but that's a good thing if you want to stay warm.)
- They only zip from the bottom. I wish they also zipped from the top.
- Does not come with the knee protection... although there are pockets so you can buy it separately. For me, this definitely lowers the Bang for Buck.
- No reflectivity.
- Noisy when you walk, like snow pants.
October 26, 2015
This product has the multiple features I was looking for.
I just got back from a 2500 mile ride,where I had to use the Spidi Superstorm pants in different weather conditions.First time I used the pants was going across New Mexico,temps were 95 to 98 degrees with pouring down rain for 2hrs.but i stayed dry. The 2nd time I had to use the the Spidi pants was in the mountains of Colorado,temp was 38 to 42 degrees.While going into Ouray Co. I could see rain clouds building fast ,so I stopped and put on my Spidi Superstorm pants. What was Great about that was ,the ease of unzipping the legs and stepping into the pant and zipping it up without having to take off my riding boots. It added another nice factor,that was of the extra Warmth it added.
July 20, 2015