Fieldsheer Mercury 2.0 Pants
I purchased these pants and loved them. Thermal liner is easy to remove and put back in, vents work really well, full length side zipper for easy off and on. When I ride the knee armor rides a bit above the knee and they're a bit slidey on my seat. I low sided my bike in gravel at around 10 mph and they held up fine pads worked great and everything is still intact, really happy with my purchase.
April 10, 2013
Excellent Pant or Overpant, Excellent Revzilla Service
I ordered these pants as an over pant for my work commute. I wanted an over pant that had hip protection as well as knee protection and didn't look like Bugle Boy pants or something you might wear if you were getting a drink at the Blue Oyster Bar. I had tried on a few pairs at a local motorcycle outlet, but didn't really like the fit, level of protection, and features of the other brands. After purchasing the Mercury 2.0’s I’m 100% satisfied!
Fit: I'm about 5'11 and 180-190 lbs. depending on the season (gotta look good, keep the bod on point for bikini season#. I usually wear medium underwear #nothing comes between me and my Calvin’s) and have a 32-34" waist 32-34 inseam for jeans or pants. For some reason I thought a large would be perfect to fit over my pants. Unfortunately I was wrong. If you are 32-34 inch waist 34 ish inseam, get the medium. There are also several Velcro straps that can be used to fine tune your fit so you have some flexibility if you gain some weight or if you wear jeans, shorts, slacks, or you Z- Cavaricci's (drives the ladies mad with desire) under the Mercury 2.0s.
As an over pant they work great. The zipper on the sides goes up to almost your waist and getting them on and off without removing your shoes is easy. I have TCX Street shoes (awesome as well) so they are not a full boot, but I have no problem getting these pants on and off with them on and wouldn't imagine a full boot would be a problem provided you make full use of the zipper. There are Velcro enclosures over the zipper every few inches, but they are not cumbersome and really seal the pant off from the elements.
Protection: While sitting on my bike, the pads all seem to line up nicely. With a nice knee bend, the knee pads are in the perfect spot. The hip pads feel a bit thicker than the other over pants I tried on. The hip and knee armor are removable and the knee armor is adjustable if the fit doesn't suit you right off the bat. The pants are long enough that they cover my ankle area while riding, but don't get hung up on the shifter or brake linkages. I haven't worn them in rain as I live in southern CA (I'm not saying SoCal!!!! Dang it), but I have worn them in fog thick enough to where you need to wipe you wind screen and the water has just beaded off. I have also worn them in the low 40oF and have been fine. The pants feature a removable liner that is really warm. I have ridden with them in the 60-70's and without the liner they have been fine. I would imagine if you are at a standstill in the sun, they could get a bit on the warm side, but what are you gonna do? Put on your shorts, like a tool bag? NO!!!
Other Stuff I Like: Plenty of pockets, 2 front, 2 back, and 2 quad leg area. None of the pockets open up all the way, so you can't access your Z-Cavariccis, if you are using them as an over pant so you will have to just tell everybody that you w you are wearing your Z's and hope they believe you (Bonus Tip: you can just tell everybody you are wearing your Cavariccis even if you are slumming it wearing you red, white, and blue Giants Zubaz, it'll be our secret). There is also a nice reflective strip on the outer pant legs so you have a bit more visibility. The pants also come up a little above your waist so you don’t get wind creeping up your back and there is a zipper where you could attach the pants to your jacket provided they have the same style zipper. In addition the pants actually manage to look decent. Not too snowboardy and not Super MotoCross. I mean not like your Cavariccis, but a close second for sure!
Service: I returned the LG for MD and Fed Ex wanted about $20 dollars for return shipping because they are jerks and said the box was an odd size. Not Revzilla’s fault, but they went above and beyond and offered me some Zilla cash towards my next purchase to cover the return shipping, which really shows how dedicated they are to providing the best possible service.
Overall, I couldn’t be happier with these pants and Revzilla’s service and that’s not the Zoloft talking. If you are contemplating some of the cheaper low budget options on the interwebs, I would have to say the Mercury 2.0s are far and away worth the extra money if you plan on using the over pants often and care about your personal protection. I also tried on some more expensive options as well and must say I liked these better. While I haven’t had these for that long (2-3 months), they seem rugged and built to last. The zippers are heavy duty and the construction seems excellent. Check them out and I doubt you will be unsatisfied.
March 14, 2013
Real high construction, specifically: loops and snaps at the end of the quilted leggings, great zippers, Velcro well-sewn to fabric so no ripping when pulling apart Velcro, very adjustable knee pads. Took on a sub-30F ride along the Hudson River to Bear Mtn and my legs felt as warm as my hands and body which had electric gloves and jacket liner going. Going on a 9 day ride to the Panhandle tomorrow and will remove the zip-out quilted liner when I get into the warmth. 6 pockets, very comfortable, what else do you want?
March 4, 2013
Great cool to cold weather pants-not for over 60 degrees-
For the money these are the best cool to cold weather pants you can find. Best feature is the styling is not too tight but no baggy butt either. They fit well over a pair of jeans or long johns and with the liners and a base layer I have gone 3 hours in 30 degrees in misty conditions. They are really waterproof to a fault. They have minimal ventilation and you will suffer if your not moving at under 60 degrees. There are a few small vents but with the liners in I would say 55 would be about the upper limit. They look pretty good and for the price go for it. I have the Mediums and I wear a 33x30 jean and they fit me well. I feel fairly protected with knee armor in the right spot and some hip and small of back protection. 1600 denier on knees and butt should keep road rash at bay. I have to think for the price these pants are a value if you value you skin. Again, Don't think of wearing these in warm weather you will suffer.
February 27, 2013
Great pants for moderate to cold weather, especially for the price.
These pants have pretty much everything I was looking for at this point: protection, insulation and waterproofing with pockets...vents are bonus. I have only used them a few times so far, due to snow limiting practical riding. However, when I have worn them, it has been below freezing each time...probably down to 18 degrees or so. I left the liner in them and wore them over jeans and I felt almost nothing. I say "almost nothing" because there was a very slight draft around my boots because the pants do not have a gaiter or cuff to keep the weather out from underneath. Even so, my lower body remained quite comfortable and warm.
I haven't worn them with the liner out yet, so I cannot comment on that; however, I will say that with the liner in, it is a tad difficult to get them on and off over regular jeans. That is to be expected. It does work though, and the zips help a lot.
I am approximately a 30" waist and 30" inseam, 165 lbs; I took the advice of other reviewers and went with the small, and it fits great. The only negative thing I will say about the fit is that since the back is so high, the waist adjusters aren't really at my waist and if I walk around in them much, I feel like they are constantly falling down. Not a big deal though, if you are only planning on riding in them. Plus side to this is that they do offer great coverage from the elements.
As far as quality goes, they seem very sturdy and well constructed. Padding around the hips and seat is great, and the adjustable knee armor is a very nice feature to help you get just the right fit. Gave 4 out of 5 for protection and durability just because I haven't had them long and can't really comment on durability.
I also really like the fact that it has zippered pockets and they are well-placed and decently sized = usable.
Overall, seem like great all-around pants for the money. Excellent for riding in cold and wet weather. Would be great touring or commuting pants.
February 25, 2013
First I am 6ft tall, 6'1" on a really good day and very in weight from 170-200 based on the season. I typically wear a 34/34 in most jeans or dress pants. I ordered a XL - Tall based on other reviews and I am happy with the fit. The pants are sturdy and feel heavy duty. I haven't had the chance to ride in the heat to comment on air flox, but they are light years above a lousy pair of jeans in cold weather (no liner). I've worn them over dress pants in down to 30deg on a 20min commute to work a couple of times and I was very happy(no liner). The adjust-ability in the waist was great, although I am skeptical of how the velcro will hold up over a long period of time or even a long ride of twisting and turning. Like other reviews they fit a bit long just standing around, but once on the bike they slide into place with the feet on the pegs. I certainly won't be wearing these on long hikes, but they seem to be phenomenal budget riding pants. The liner is a bit bulky and I fee awkward when its in, but if I plan to go below 30 I feel like it would get the job done. Hopefully I will remember to come back once I get to go swimming on my bike with them.
February 20, 2013
Exactly what I wanted....
I bought these to ride in the cooler temps this time of year here in Texas. I also wanted something that was waterproof without needing to stop and add a liner. I haven't tested the waterproofing yet but I rode in temps in the mid 30's with jeans and the liner in. Took the liner out later in the day when the temps moved into the low 60's. Comfortable the entire time. I really like the way these pants look and they appear to be well made. These are really a great value IMHO.
January 31, 2013
Those are my second fieldsheer pants, back on 2003 the first ones's and they are as good as the first time. I like it very much.
January 31, 2013