Joe Rocket Atomic Pants
Solid entry level pants
I got these pants to be compatible with my Atomic 4.0 jacket. Ironically, I never bother to attach the two, but the option is there. They slide easily over jeans. On hot days out for a joy ride, I've worn them without pants underneath. Ventilation is good. The length is a little much. I'm 5'7". On the bike, it's fine, but walking around is difficult as they get under your heels and they make noise, so you're better off being prepared to take them off when you get to your destination. Overall, I'm happy with them. They seem much more protective than jeans and give me a bit more confidence during spirited riding.
September 14, 2015
Awesome bang for the buck
Really cool, nice fit and really cheap for the features it provides.
Matches perfectly with my Atomic4 jacket and looking forward to buy the Atomic4 boots too.
September 1, 2015
Joe Rocket Atomic Pants
I've had the Atomic pants for about a month now. I commute to work daily and ride on the weekends. These pants are very comfortable and the fit is good. Not too baggy and fit well over a pair of work pants. I typically wear a size 32x32 in normal pants and ordered the Medium in the Atomic. The past couple of weeks I've ridden in temperatures in the mid to upper 90's and have found airflow to be great. I would recommend them to anyone.
June 29, 2015
Looks to be good quality, but missing features
These pants were a replacement for another Joe Rocket pant I'd had previously. The quality looks good - construction is solid, good venting etc.
I didn't read the description carefully enough, and these pants don't have any side zips - a pre-requisite for me in a commuting/touring-style pant. Exchanging them for an Alter Ego or Phoenix pant.
September 8, 2014
Excellent product: comfortable and stylish
I purchased these pants just before the summer riding season in San Jose, CA. Yes, it gets into the 100s during the summer here, but I wasn't sure I wanted to get 2 sets of pants. I already own the Joe Rocket Atomic jacket, which has pretty darn good ventilation and versatility for a 3- almost 4 season jacket. According to the description, Joe Rocket designed the Atomic pants the same way.
I wear a 30 or 31 inch waist in jeans, so I ordered a Medium. Trying them on the first time, I must say that the waist is pretty true to size. The Atomic pants has adjustment cinches at the waist, and even heavy belt loops if you wanted to add a belt. The rest of the fit is snug and comfortable. It can function as an over pant, but it also doesn't feel too baggy if you don't wear it as an over pant.
The armor is pretty good at the knees. The hips have padding, not really armor, and there's even some padding in the seat, which makes long rides a bit plushier.
The pants also have a double velcro cinch adjuster at the calf just below the knees in order to keep the knee armor from wandering too much. These work OK, but the knee armor still wanders down quite a bit while walking around. A quick adjustment when I get on my bike and the knee armor stays in place while in riding position. I think I would have liked it better if the cinches had elastic or a wrap-around, like the jacket has. As a nice bonus, the pants have loops on the inside that match up with the Atomic jacket so that you can connect the 2 together.
As for ventilation and air-flow, the pants have a zip off panel at the front-thigh of each leg that work pretty darn well. I've been on a couple of 95-degree all-day rides in full armor: jacket, pants, gloves, boots, and lid. I wore a base-layer underneath and I felt warm, but not overly hot. My friends, some of whom had full armor, others with jeans and jacket, all said they were dying in the heat.
All-in-all, I highly recommend these riding pants. Definitely a 3-season pant: versatile, comfortable, well-built, and great features. If you didn't want multiple pants/gear for different seasons, it's a great buy!
June 8, 2014
Just what the Dr ordered
Good protection, great price. Fast shipping and they're not gay like the leather the Harley Davidson rump rangers wear.
March 24, 2014
Decent for the price, Used as overpants
I use these pants as overpants. They do relatively well for that however they are a little tight when adding an extra layer for warmth. They seem like warmer weather pants but I have put them on over my work clothes and several layers and worn them in freezing temps. I do like how they seem to be good quality and functional. The belt thing is not the greatest but there are belt loops to use a regular belt with.
February 25, 2014
Good summer or touring pants
They give great airflow at the expense of water proofing, but still do well enough in light rain. Recommended for any weather that's not rain.
The knee pads are a bit annoying once you're off the bike in that they tend to slide around to the outside of your leg. There could be more hip protection added, but it is still satisfactory.
November 11, 2013