Joe Rocket Women's Alter Ego Pants
LOVE the features
I had my heart set on these particular riding pants and they did not disappoint. Wore them every day on a twelve day bike trip through cold mountain weather and smokin' hot days on the bike. The ability to add layers (inside rain-proof liner) or to quickly adjust airflow with the zip in/out panel makes it perfect for varying weather conditions. I also love the length as I'm 5'9 and 157 pounds and these pants cover my ankles when seated on the bike. I bought a size large and they fit a little tight in the waist but are still comfortable and perfect fit everywhere else. I did remove the small front hip guards to get a better fit in the waist but the larger hip pads are still there for protection.
I also love the style of these pants.. they do not feel like over-sized snow pants but have a sleek line with a tapered leg that I feel comfortable enough to walk into a restaurant or store without looking like the abominable snowman! The side seams zip open to allow more airflow when off the bike and I can take them on & off with my boots on, although it is easier to take the boots off first.
Have had a few compliments on the these Joe Rocket Women's Alter Ego Pants and I love 'em!
August 21, 2014
I bought these pants last week and love them. I bought the small, I'm 5'2", 115lbs and I'm able to wear tights or shorts underneath with no problem! The adjustable hem is a great feature, no need to cut and sew. With the warm weather, I've been riding with the vent zipped out, which provides plenty of airflow. HIGHLY recommend these pants!
August 10, 2014
I love it!
I love these pants. They fit over my shorts/pants so I can be as cool or as warm as I want. They are comfortable and offer great protection. I got a large as I am pear shaped and have big hips. I love that I can adjust the waist to fit my shape.
July 28, 2014
Sizing is unrealistic for a real woman rider
I know things run small but these are ridiculous. I wear a size 14/16 Jean ordered the 2xl. Didn't even get over my hips. I tried on Bilt women's XL and could fit snugly into that, their 2xl fit perfect over jeans. I just didn't get them because the didn't have vents, but guess I will be going back for those. These are cute but not for a woman with any curves. So if you are thick with thighs and butt, these won't fit.
March 24, 2014
Cut/Fit Not for Someone Who Actually Rides
I had such high hopes for these! They look great and I really like all of the features. When I first put them on, I was like "yay! These are awesome.", but as soon as I tried to sit or bend or get on my motorcycle, I found that the cut is horrible. As usual with women's "riding" gear, these pants are made for standing around, not actually sitting on a motorcyle.
As soon as you bend at the waist, the front of the pants pushes against your stomach and abdomin and the back of the pants gets lower (exposes your lower back) and sticks out away from your back and they are very tight through the hips/butt area. I'm 5'6", 125 lbs. I tried the XS, S and Medium and nothing fit right when actually in a riding position.
November 23, 2013
Protection without looking like the Michellan man
I was looking for motorcycle pants that provided protection, comfort, would work for varying temperatures that were cut and styled for a woman rider. So far, these pants fit the bill. I think they run just a bit on the small side. Initially I ordered a medium (I wear size 8-10 pants typically). They fit, but were snug and I thought they might be too snug for riding so I exchanged for a Large. The Large fit and are comfortable for riding. I like that you can use the snap system to shorten the pants and like that you can remove a small panel in order to have ventilation. However, a word of warning. Keep up with the panel. I removed and misplaced mine and learned that you can not purchase a replacement part for the panel. I haven't ridden in temperatures yet that required me to use the liner. I live in CA and used them in late summer and early Fall. So far were comfortable without the liner at temperatures from approx. 65-90. Revzilla is great. The exchange was easy and I loved getting free shipping for the purchase and a one time courtesy free shipping for the exchange. I would recommend these pants and even though I lost the ventilation panel I have been using them. The pants are not cheap so I will just have to use the liner when it gets colder and perhaps use some long johns.
November 11, 2013
Excellent fit for medium/tall riders, A+
Just wore these for 3000 miles from freeszing fog in the NW to hot and dry to watch the pre-run of the Baja 1000. Warmth with just long johns under in 30's at 75 mph was very good (i get cold easy), and airflow with mesh strip opened at 80 degrees plus on slow sand/dirt racks in mx was also excellent. The only pants that are long enough (?? WHY?) for taller riders, and I've tried just about everything out there (rev'it, bmw. scorpion, rukka, etc etc). These have a a great fit over adventure boots and snug up tight with velcro at ankle calf, so no wind. Couple of sand-spills in them, no signs of wear. Wish knee armor had more adjustability. Can't say if the exterior alone is waterprooof, but I think i'd stay dry in showers withouteven the liner in (which seemed unbreathable-I never used it). I'm 145, 5'9, and size Small was a perfect fit. Great value for the money.
November 11, 2013
I mainly use my bike to commute, I can put them on and take them off in a flash. Great fit and adjustable to snug it down more. The adjustable armor pockets on the knees is perfect. I do wish I could replace the hip pads with some armor, but for the price and convenience, I feel like it fits.
October 14, 2013