REV'IT! Women's Turbine Pants (Size 46)
I live in Singapore and we're in the middle of the monsoon season now. Wore these for the first time today in a downpour and my legs remained bone-dry! The fit is slightly large around the waist, but just right for my hips/buttocks. I wear these over my normal pants, and I'm glad they keep my clothes dry. I also love the way they look, and I didn't want to take them off when I reached home!
The only problem is, they're bulkier than I expected, so they take up quite a lot of room in my bag when I'm not using them. But that's really a minor issue, so I'm good.
February 6, 2013
I am really impressed with the Turbine pants. They look good / normal on. I got these pants to replace my Olympia Airglide2 pants which I have never been fully satisfied with. The Olympia's feel slightly cooler while riding as they have a looser weave of the mesh and the panels are a little bit bigger. But, the coolness difference is pretty small. Otherwise, there is no real comparison between the 2 brands. 1st, what I think could be better on the Turbine and Rev'It pants - a full length leg zipper would be nice for getting on and off easily with shoes - I guess it is possible that it is a deliberate omission since it may not be the safest feature in a crash (Olympia AirGlide has this feature and it is very nice - but the Olympia ProMax pants also have the nice zipper but reinforce it with the full length of velcro overlap and that is a royal PITA). 2nd, the waist and hip area would be a better fit if they incorporated a hidden elastic section to make them a little more snug and form fitting in that area. As it is, I have to cinch up the belt to take in the extra material in the waist. Olympia was able to address this issue with elastic panels in the hip and also waist band - it is a simple and effective fix and one Rev'It should use - especially in their women's line. 3rd - Color. Come on Rev'It, they are suppose to be summer pants. I have black because the grey has all those black patches on the knees, inside of legs etc. that sportiness might be good for a 20 year old male, but I am a 40 year old female and do a lot of around town type riding and just like to look as normal as possible. Solid grey, solid tan, even white would be nice in summer riding pants
Otherwise, these are the first pants that I really really like. The Turbine are very soft and flexible, fitting more like a pair of jeans (I have been wearing shorts underneath) and they are actually comfortable for all day wear. The ProLife armor is comfortable and well positioned for me (but I switched out to the SaS-Tec knee pads because they are sooo flexible. But, I already had them to replace the board stiff, ill fitting kneepads that came in my AirGlides, Otherwise, I would have just gone with the stock ProLife since it too is comfortable and fits well). The pant legs are cut in a way that they seem to conform to you and feel very well made and very crash durable with the 1000D Cordura on the knees, seat, hips and down the outside of legs. The extra Superfabric abrasion panels on the articulated knees enhances the safe feeling - would be nice to have some Superfabric panels on seat and hips too but would maybe drive the pant cost up too much.
Unlike my Olympia's, these Rev'It's are not a lot of loose fitting, stiff and noisy material, these Turbine pants seem like they will stay properly positioned in the event of an accident. The thin liner zips in fully around the ankles and waist and fits the pants perfectly - they do not seem to add any bulk to the overall pant fit. I hope to use these pants year round because, although the liner is not insulated, it does fully block wind and water, so by wearing some thin wool thermal underwear I can have the warmth without the bulkiness of the Thinsulate insulated liners that so many of the manufacturers use to make a winter riding pant. All dressed in my Olympia with the insulated linings in, I feel like a little kid in a hand-me-down snow suit.
To help you out on sizing, I have the 44 women's Turbine. I am approx. 5'10' tall weigh 150+ lbs. and wear a size 12 in jeans / slacks - my inseam is 32 inches. I couldn't determine my size on the Rev'It chart and initially ordered 46 women's - I could get 2 of me in there - they were huge. The 42 was too tight through the seat and thigh area, although I wear these as an over-pant as I prefer to take them off before going into stores etc. If I was wearing them as a true pant replacement, I would have gone with 42. I would say if you are following the Rev"it size chart, these run big which is a very unusual characteristic for the Rev"it line.
Although the Turbine Pants have a few personal picky issues that I would like to see improved upon, overall, these are fantastic pants in fit, comfort and safety - money well spent.
October 4, 2010
Great looks but only sized for shorter riders.
Waist fits great but Revit only makes pants long enough for the average American, female build (5'3"), so the pants are too short for me, 5'6". The knee armor hits about 3" above my knee cap. Bummer because the jackets fit perfectly. I hope they someday offer a longer length, like they do in the men's sizes.
June 7, 2010
Great for those warm NC summer days
As long as you keep on moving, it does get quite warm when standing at a traffic light in 85+ degree weather.
The waterproof lining did a good job keeping the water out during a t-storm.
June 8, 2009
These are the best riding pants I've ever seen and they are worth the price. The armor placement is great when in riding position, but the knee armor hangs a bit when walking. The liner is warm, waterproof, and fits beautifully inside the pants plus, removal is easy (3 zips). The sizing could be a little smaller, but do not feel one size bigger as the disclaimer states. Perhaps a half size larger is more correct. Great pants overall.
May 4, 2009