Joe Rocket Women's Alter Ego Pants
I spent a lot of time searching for all the features my wife wanted in a riding pant. I thought I found the right pant (not these) and ordered it. WRONG! They were too small and they didn't make a larger size so I looked some more and found these.
I was looking for womens hip fitting and style, inseam, hip and knee pads, adjustable ventilation, removable liner, full length leg zippers, My wife is 5'10" and 195 lbs so it is hard to find her size with all the features she wanted. She got the 2XL and they fit wonderfully. The leg length adjustment works well.
THESE ARE GREAT!
March 25, 2013
Function and style
These pants look better than the men's equivalent. Wife used them as a snow-pant while toboganning, they worked great! Comfy and warm.
March 24, 2013
Happy Winter Riding!
I just got my Joe Rocket Alter Ego pants and they are great! So far I'm staying warm and dry on my winter commute. They seem to fit pretty true to size so be sure to use the measuring guide! I do wish there was more fabric in the waist at the back. I have to cinch in the waist with the velco tabs but it gaps a bit at the top as I have a booty. If you have the matching jacket you can just zip the flap in and you would probably be fine. Not sure how the air flow will be for summer rding but it looks like the zip off mesh panels give a lot of breathing room. I think this is a great product for the price.
November 19, 2012
Great looks, acceptable quality.
I bought these pants for my girlfriend.
Women's sizing is a mystery to me. She is a very slight woman at about 5'-4” and 115 lbs soaking wet. No junk in that trunk.
First I ordered a medium, way too big. Exchanged for a small (thanks Revzilla!) and they were still a tad large on her, though she decided they were close enough due to the adjust-ability of the pants and the extra size allows her to wear them as an overpant with the liner in. Even then she has the waist adjustment cinched up about half way.
The not so good...
These pants are made in China. So you are not going to find name brand zippers and materials in them. Having said that, they appear to be fairly well made. The stitching and zippers seem robust and the material itself feels fairly heavy duty. The “embroidery” on the back is not actual embroidery. It is more like a paint or transfer of some type. But it does give the pants a nice feminine touch.
The side zippers on both the liner and outer pants stop about midway between the knees and waist. So putting them on over boots is do-able, but it would be better if they went all the way up.
There is no reflective piping or material on these pants. There are no back pockets.
The liner zips to the pants all the way around the waist, which is nice. The length adjustment on the outer pants works well. They are cut for a woman and they are stylish (for motorcycle pants). My girl friend does like them, and she looks great in them.
October 18, 2012
these pants rock!
these pants have many useful features...venting is fantastic! adjustable waist and leg length is perfect. very comfortable for summer riding. liner will definitely keep you dry and warm in cooler weather. removable knee pads and hip pads...nice to have them if needed. knee pads can be used as elbow pads, how convenient!
July 5, 2012
Awesome product, awesome service, awesome price!
The sizing chart is true to actual measurements, so make sure you measure yourself! With that being said, when my pants showed up too small (completely my fault because I didn't measure!) the exchange process was fast, easy, and painless! When my new pants arrived (very fast turn around time!) they fit great! A little gapey at the waste (as I have that problem no matter what pants I wear!) but the velcro cinchers gave them a better fit (and who wants TIGHT riding pants, anyhow?) Getting on and off the motorcycle is a little clumsy as range of motion is lessened, however, I do have a taller bike and having it fully loaded with gear makes me less than graceful anyhow! Recent trip in the rain and they were great- they kept me warm and dry- and that's without added waterproof spraying! Would highly recommend this product for any rider looking for added protection!
September 19, 2011
Got this for the wife and never heard a complain again! The pants adjust to weather conditions quick and easy. The zippers work nice and its an over all easy wear. Could have worked a bit more on the color scheme, but these are designed nicely and fitted right.
September 16, 2011
The sizing was slightly large for my wife. Admittedly, she is a size 0 which although she is the same size for the last 10 years, she was a size 4 then. Marketing, perhaps?
At any rate, the delivery was quick. The quality of the product was great and had a number of adjustments that made it adaptable to a number of body types. Not only is adjustable length addressed, but the waist has several degrees of tightening. The fit is decidedly different than some of the others we'd tried; it fits a woman's physique rather than being straight up and down like mine are. One of the first things she noticed and pointed out was how she liked the embroidery stitching on the top of the pant.
The extra protection in the knees and hips contrasted with other brands she'd tried on.
May 4, 2011