Spidi Superstorm H2OUT Pants
Great Over Pant for Cold Weather
The Spidi Superstorm H2Out pant is a great motorcycle overpant for cold-weather use.
So far, I have used these pants in temps down to 35 degrees F, on days with 20mph gusting winds, for a 30 minute mostly-highway commute. Given the wind chill effect at highway speed, I needed something more than jeans and thermal underwear. At 35 degrees, with pants on underneath, your legs will not get cold if you are wearing these. When it's 35 out I rarely ride for more than an hour, but can attest these will get you at least to that magic hour mark. The side zippers are concealed by a velcro flap that ensures the wind does not get in, and the bottom of each leg offers a lot of velcro so you can tighten the pant leg around your boots to make sure wind does not get in.
In terms of fit, I am a 6'1, 170 skinny guy with a 32/33 inch waist and a 31 inch inseam. I bought size XL which is actually perfect for me, per the size chart. The waist and butt is roomy, but the pants offer velco pull-straps to tighten the waist and prevent sagging. The good news about a roomy waist is that the pants do not pull and don't become uncomfortable over time. The thighs fit more closely. Folks who lift weights might not fit these, but anyone around an average size should be ok.
I'm taking off one star because there is not a single external pocket on these pants, nor is any armor provided. While there appear to be internal pockets for knee armor, there are no pockets for hip armor.
I have not had the chance to wear these in rain yet, so I cannot speak to waterproofness.
So far, durability is good. Though baggy like a snowpant, the restrained design means walking into the workplace won't draw excessive attention. And you should arrive warm.
December 8, 2014
Great pants but sizing is small
I brought these for my wife and myself.
My wife is short and a bit curvy hence the medium wouldn't even fit over her hips. The large where super long in the legs for her.
I wear a levi's 32 waist and 30 length for reference and found the large even a bit tight but wearable I would be more comfortable in the next size up but I wonder if the length would be a problem then.
Cut is very slim fit so if you a lady with lady bumps forget these pants if you a tall slim lady with no bum go for it.
If you a guy go one or two sizes up.
Features are great I love the fact they zip all the way up the leg so you dont have top struggle with your boots.
They roll up fairly tight, Ok for a back pack or satchel bag too big for under the seat on all the bikes Ive owned.
I cant comment on water proofing as Im in Australia it doesnt rain here unless its flooding. Wind resistance is good and keeps you legs quite warm.
August 4, 2014
Exactly what I was looking for
I use it mainly to go to work some 20km by highway. It had to be easy to put on and take off. It keeps my legs warm. The only detail is that it is a little bit tight but overall I am happy.
July 15, 2014
I ride a motor cycle that offers no wind protection at all. I have ridden in 38 degree weather, and these pants kept my legs warm the entire 50 mile ride to work. I had a pair of levis on underneath the pants, so it obviously helped. They kept the wind and cold out. A great buy for the price.
February 3, 2014
Great cold weather protection
Purchased these for the sole purpose of cold weather riding. Went for a test ride when they first showed up; 18 degrees w/ the sun long set. After half an hour @ 70 mph, legs were fine and could have gone much longer. With the full length side zippers they are very easy to put on and remove while wearing boots. As others have said there are a few small complaints. 1. No pockets nor access to jeans' pockets without pulling overpant down. 2. No front zipper for liquid excretion, but those are really small gripes, if they were included overpant most likely wouldn't be windproof. 3. Lastly the slick (nylon or polyester?) outer shell allows you to slide around on your seat. Would be nice if there were a textured or rubberized pad on yo butt. Overall very happy with it and plan on using it for years to come.
February 3, 2014
Love'em! Fit great, look great, They work!!!
These pants are great. They keep me warm down to freezing temps. I have ridden with them in the rain and cold and they passed with flying colors. They fit me great. I wear size 32 x 32 in Levi's and weigh 170lbs. I ordered the recommended size large. They are much easier to put on and take off because they zip all the way to the top on both sides. I usually unzip one side all the way up and pull that side away from my leg and unzip the other side to within a couple of inches and just lift my leg out. Very easy. I do wish they had a couple of pockets for a wallet and change and I would prefer belt loops over the Velcro adjustment straps but the Velcro straps do the job just fine. Also I would prefer they had some protection for the hips and knees but I do realize this would push the cost up, though there are pockets at the knees for pads and I will be ordering some. Thanks Spidi for a fine product and Revzilla for the fast shipping.
January 2, 2014
BEST OF THE BEST
THEIR GREAT FOR WINTER IN NEW YORK I USE THEM IN 30° AND UP AND U WONT FEEL A THING,I DONT USE THEM IN RAIN U BETTER NOT I GOT ALL WET I DONT LIKE TO RIDE IN THE RAIN SO DONT USE THEM IF U LIKE TO GET WET, EASY ON EASY OFF GREAT ZIPPERS RED IS LEFT BLACK IS RIGHT, NICE PANTS COLOR GREAT MATERIAL, JUST WHATCH OUT FOR THE HOT PIPES IF IT TOUCHES IT IT WILL MELT IT JUST HAPPEND TO ME A LITTLE BIT BUT NOTHING MUCH ,FOR THE MONEY I PAID FOR THEM U WONT GOING TO FIND BETTER PANTS THAN THESE, I BOUGHT THEM AND IN 3 DAYS I GOT THEM IN MY HOUSE
December 24, 2013
warm, no pocket, not easy to pack
The negatives first: 1) no pockets on the exterior and one would be very useful since it is hard to get to your front or back pocket with all your gear on. 2) I read someone else's review staying these are packable, but these pants are not thin, they remind me if my snowboard pants. They can be rolled tightly and stuffed into a half empty back pack, but that's all you're going to fit in there. I've got luggage now, so not an issue anymore, but these do take up room.
Positives: windproof, very warm, easy on/off
Fit: I'm a 36x34 and 2XL fit prefect.
December 9, 2013