Joe Rocket Pro Street Pants
Great pair of pants
I paired these pants up with the matching Joe Rocket Pro Street jacket. On cold, rainy Seattle days, I zip the two together, which is a simple process, and I'm quite comfortable. Now that the Pacific Northwest weather is turning cold, I wear a base layer under these pants to assist in blocking wind on the freeway. I am a daily commuter in all kinds of weather, putting in about 50 miles per day, and I arrive to work warm and dry. I was previously wearing my work clothes under a pair of over pants, but they did not give me the level of protection I require. So now I store my work clothes at the office and change out of my leathers when I arrive. The quality of the leather, as well as the actual construction of the Pro Street pants, is top notch. One thing I really appreciate is the ease with which my riding boots tuck under the pant legs. Joe Rocket installed a lower leg zipper to accommodate this. The padding in the hips and the knee armor are well placed and stout. There is no room for compromise when riding in Seattle weather. I am very pleased with all of my purchases from Revzilla because I took the time to research, and the advice I get from the guys on the phones is always spot on. The Pro Street pants get better the more I wear them. I anticipate getting years of great service out of them. Priced well, worth every penny.
November 25, 2013
I toiled for some time with these or the Revit Gear 2 and decided to save a few bucks and go with the Rocket. Great decision! I wear 32 x 34 in levis and so ordered the 34 Pro Street. The waist sits a little high and I am narrower up there so they do drop a bit, but with the zippers attached stay right where they need to be. These are the most comfortable pants with the best style I have ever purchased. Highly Recommend.
June 12, 2013
Great pants....just can't be thick.
Basically, if you can comfortably fit into a "slim" cut pair of jeans from most brands out there (ex. Levis), these pants should be a good fit. Waist to true to stated size, inseam actually works out to be a little shorter than stated (at least the pair I got). With the fit out of the way, I do like these pants. I was looking for a pair of leather pants that doesn't look like something out of glam-band rock video nor a track-style, knee-pucker. These are about in the middle as it can get. The knee protectors are a little weird to walk about in because they protrude out away from you but on the bike, they fit and feel ok for me. Protection of the pants in general seems very good (although I did take out the foam hip protectors for more comfort). Overall, very happy with the purchase.
November 29, 2012
Decent protection, good quality and stylish
I like the fit and the style: as other reviews said, they run tight and sit relatively low (that's a good thing, IMHO). Quality in terms of workmanship seems to be good and the protection seems to be decent: strong, thick leather, cannot judge yet how well they hold up to abrasions (I hope I won't have to find out) -- the foam pads on the hips extend to the top of the thigh and have a pretty solid feel to them.
One big problem I have is with the knee protectors. They are either oddly placed or oddly shaped. One of the knee protectors started cutting in above my knee and causing a fair amount of irritation. Moving it around in the pocket doesn't really solve it, in part because it just won't stay put in its position in the pocket. Also, there are several rough seams on the inside of the legs that become irritating after a while.
All in all, I'd give them a marginal endorsement, mostly based on style, fit and quality.
July 1, 2011
Worth a good look
If you want an over the boot leather pant with adequate armor look no farther. Good venting with fabric panels, multilayer knee pads with only soft hip pads but still much better than simple overpants or chaps provide. Above knee and rear stretch panels work well although only complaint is hardness of pads and no height adjustment. Also if your on the stocky side with large thighs they may prove tight- these are cut on the slim side.
Not cheap but the quality and features are definitely there. If your not a tuck the boot tops in track look kind of guy then go with these for the street.
November 28, 2008