Fieldsheer Mercury 2.0 Pants
First impression: Love them
I returned a pair of Icon Device Textile Pants because they felt too big, baggy, and there was no way to cinch up the pants at the ankles. For just a few $ more, these Mercury 2.0 pants are so much better!
I wear a 32 waist 30 inseam jean. I almost went with the "Medium Short" version on this pant due to the length problem I had with the Icon. I am glad I didn't, and went for the Medium Regular. First off, I don't plan on wearing these pants with the liner anytime soon, so I took it out. It comes out very easy. Just a zipper at the waist and 1 button snap at the cuff of each leg. These pants fit great, not baggy, no crotch sag, a tapered look and feel on the legs (even over jeans) and you can cinch up the cuffs with velcro closure. Some photos make the stitching look light gray or almost white. They are not, it is a very dark gray/almost black and subdued. The waist comes up just over 1" on the waist of my jeans (all the way around) to almost over my navel. Plenty of waist room when the waist tabs are fully loosed (1"+) over my jeans and belt, probably because the waist of the Mercury comes up higher and is not positioned over your inner pants waist. Standing, there is about a 1"+ bunch of material where the cuff of the pants meets the foot portion of my boots. Sitting on the KLR, the knee pads come up and almost "lock" in place over the knees where they are supposed to be. That 1" bunch of material extends out but still touches the base/foot of my boots perfectly. Even straddling the bike on a stop, the legs of the pants extend to the foot of my boots. The material on the seat of the pants is also textured slightly different to give you some stick on the seat. The zippers on the legs are big and beefy. Overall the shell looks and feels tough, quality appears excellent and I think they will hold up great.
November 26, 2013
Great fit but a bit short in the leg
"I was looking for a pair of cold weather pants - well, cold for Southern California. I ride 120 miles/day for my work commute and during the winter months, when it is dark in the mornings, the temperatures can dip into the low 40's. The Mercury 2.0 pants are warm, but also provide enough room if I need to wear a pair of thermal tights under these armored pants. The fit is great at the waist but I wish the pant leg was just a tad longer to fully cover my ankles while seated on my bike. Likely would not be a problem on a relaxed seated position (cruiser), but my bike (Bonneville) requires more knee flexion. Overall great bang for the buck. And Revzilla rocks - ordered these pants on a Saturday...arrived on Tuesday without any shipping upgrade (it was free shipping)...and the Review by Revzilla was spot on. Thanks."
November 21, 2013
Warm without the liner,very warm with it in. I wear shorts underneath and have yet to feel any chill on my legs at 30-35 degrees. Great product. Would buy again
November 11, 2013
Well worth the $30 upgrade from Tourmaster Over pant. All round better over pant...quality...construction...fit! A little tight around knees which will make them hurt from being compressed for long periods. (I would go a size up if you are a long hauler/distance rider.) Very warm...(road down to 28 degrees without liner) the Velcro around ankles fits tight (Tourmaster does not) and they kept me dry when I got catch in heavy rain on the way into work. I was very surprised to find my backside was dry when i got there!! The crotch did not fail and leave me setting all day wet! Very Nice Product!
October 30, 2013
Excellent Fall/Winter/Spring Pants
These pants are WARM! My first ride was a 30 degree commute to work. My legs were perfectly toasty. My only gripe is that there is not anyway of tightening down the bottoms so that air can not creep up the legs, but a pair of warm socks solved that issue. On the way home from work it was 60 degrees and sliding open the thigh zippers keep me at a reasonable temp in town at stop lights. Zippers and stitching have not have any issue in the past two months I have used them.
October 29, 2013
Very Satisfied - Good Pants
This is my first pair of motorcycle pants and so far have worn them on 3 long day rides only. The rides were in temperatures ranging from the 50's to the 80's. I have not used them with the liner yet but haven't needed to. The quality seems very high and the fit is excellent. I wear 34w/30inseam jeans and the large (short) fits perfectly. I tried on a lot of pants at the local shops and they were all really bulky but these aren't bad. I don't mind walking around in them as they don't make me seem too 'large'! My only complaints are that (1) the air flow didn't seem that great when it got into the 80s (but they weren't uncomfortably hot either) and (2) there really isn't any armor, it's just extra padding. Still I'm very happy with them and recommend them given these caveats.
October 17, 2013
I wear these as over pants commuting when the weather turns cold, overall they are warm and comfortable. I'm not sure how they will perform when the temperature is above 70 because they offer little ventilation, I wear in pants 31 X 34 and most manufacturers think a 32 inseam is the norm, Fieldsheer at least makes a tall version and I purchased the Medium / Tall which fits a little big but as a over pant is OK, I won't be wearing these commando.
October 14, 2013
Fantastic for the price
I have used these pants at least twice a week for two full riding seasons now (2012-13). They have held up through all day rides in the rain and the worst Alaska has had to throw at them. They are starting to show a little wear now. These are very warm with the liner in and over jeans. I have also used these riding in Korea in 90% humidity and temps above 90 degrees. With the vents fully open and going commando, these are still hot. The best I can say is that these pants are durable and waterproof. I have no experienced any quality issues. The zippers work, the pockets are few but work well. The vents work and the knee armor is adjustable. The only problem I have had is that the suspender loops need to be bulked up as the left one broke about the mid-point of the second riding season.
September 4, 2013