Joe Rocket Ballistic 7.0 Pants
This product is awesome!
I'm very satisfied with this product. I needed it for a trip and I'm very happy to have it now. Many thanks!
February 18, 2015
Very good quality
I'm 6'2" and have a 50 inch waist, finally found a product of good quality that fits a fat old bugger like me. Could ride a bit higher instead on on the hips though. Overall very happy
February 16, 2015
I'm 6'2" 200lbs with a 40" waist at the belly.
I bought the XL and they're a little baggy. Not too hard to get into but you have to be careful not to pinch the liners in the zippers- it's easy to do.
Biggest gripe is the two buttons on the fly always come undone and it's not because of my weight, the just don't snap tight. I'm considering having a tayler replace them.
One more thing, the zipper was installed backwards. Revzilla offered to replace it but it wasn't worth the hassle to me.
February 9, 2015
Just Got These.
Just got these. Had trouble with the sizing of the Gerbing EX Pants and selected these for cold weather.
I have not used them yet but I don't think I need to to point out some great features so far.
I ordered the 50-52 5x size because I wanted something that I could easily slip on over my work dress clothes. My Levi's size is 46x30 but I can wear a 44x30 with little discomfort.
The fit is just what I hoped for. I just need to put a couple of rubber bands around my pants legs at the bottom and I can get right in these things. Velcro straps in the waist allow you to take up the waist itself a lot and I did this. Two buttons and a zipper at the waist are quick to deal with and I do not need the side leg zippers at all so some of the failures described are not important to me and also anything with zippers that long is going to fail eventually.
There are Velcro adjusters in two places on the legs. one at the bottom hem and one about 5 inches higher.
The pockets are nicely placed.
The liner is not secured at the bottom so it tends to come out when you get out of them but this is good because when you get into them you can put the liners into your boots and put the outer shell over your boots.
The entire process is a lot easier than chaps.
The inner liner looks very warm and I can well understand why some other reviewers say these pants will be unusable in the summer even with the liner removed. I'm sure they will be but I prefer to just wear jeans in the summer anyway.
Some also complain about the fact that the crotch length is short. It is but it will work for my needs. If you want pants that come way up and will stay under your jacket, these are not for you unless you buy the matching jacket and can zip the two together, which is a feature of the set. My Gerbing EX jacket does not have a zipper and I don't intend to sew the other size of the back zipper onto my jacket.
I'm very pleased so far and glad I bought these.
Its an unusually warm week in Texas this week so I will report back after I have commuted to work in the low 20's. Some say they can do it fine without the liner.
January 28, 2015
Good protection, and durable!
These pants feel very heavy duty, they've been protecting me from below freezing temperatures for the last few weeks and keep me dry from Seattle's winter rain. They've paid for themselves already, considering the money I've saved on car parking in the city during the bad months.
January 5, 2015
Great pants for the money
I bought these as a pair of over pants to wear over my uniform when riding to and from work. I just started riding the bike daily no matter what the weather and needed a pair of pants to protect my uniform from the elements. Here is the bonus they are warm, and keep the wind and rain out. I have been wearing them without the liner in temps a low as 26 degrees and was comfortable. I am not sure how they will fair when the hot temps of summer hit but for now they are great.
The zipper pretty much unzips all the way to the hip which make these pants easy to climb in and out of. I do have a little problem with the zipper catching the rain flaps on the zippers but as long as I am conscious of the issue it is no problem.
Here is the short of it, I love these pants, water proof, wind proof and they fit well. I ordered a size larger than I would normally wear as I am using these as an additional layer and they are great.
December 10, 2014
Cheap zippers broke after 2 weeks
The size medium pants themselves are comfortable and fit me well (5'10", 160 lbs), but the leg zippers are awful! They are constantly snagging on the inner liner when I zip them and just yesterday, one of the zippers broke. I mean, the whole zipper just came apart. So now I have to send them away to get repaired. The waterproof liner is fairly hefty and does a good job at keeping the wind at bay. I would have given the pants a glowing review if it wasn't for those weak zippers.
October 27, 2014
Great for cold mornings!
I bought these specifically to wear on cool to cold mornings. I don't like the bulk of a thermal liner and these have done great so far without one. I rode this morning in the low 40's and was comfortable. That was without the waterproof liner.
October 22, 2014