Teknic Supervent Mesh Pants (42 Only)
Sturdy, Comfortable, and Good Value
Lots of extra padding for protection and strong material. Very easy to take on and off, zipper on the legs is just right. I like the adjustable waist. Waist size is as advertised. Comfortable when riding.
The knee pads are adjustable but only to a point. I am a little bit short so if you are average height they should be an excellent fit.
October 24, 2013
This pant looks good and works better.
I was very happy when I found that Revzilla carried this pant in stock. I wore them today (Oct.14) in Sudbury ON and I was warm, dry and comfortable.It was 11 celsius or 52 farenheit here.
October 14, 2013
I bought this because I like Teknic products & the price was great!
I must preface this review with the fact that I bought the pants in early summer and haven't used them for their intended purpose. This will have to wait a month or more depending what the weather brings here in SoCal.
As mentioned in the review summary, I've owned various Teknic products over the past 12 years. I bought the pants a little large in the waist so I could get the proper length in the legs. I'm tall at 6'2" and the recommended waist size did not give me enough leg length. The fit & quality seem to be fine, but as mentioned, I haven't really used them in cold or rainy weather, which is why my protection & durability ratings are good & not excellent. My first pair of Teknic pants have worn well over the past 7 years, so I am expecting the same from this pair.
September 30, 2013
Great protection features, odd fit
These pants offered the protection I wanted. Cordura material, doubled up in the impact areas, CE knee armor, and hip padding that can be upgraded to CE rated armor.
They offer great airflow.
The only issue I have with them is the fit. They are definitely too narrow below the knees. I don't have big calves, but the pants feel too tight on my calves, while being too big on my waist. I am going to have to get them taken in a bit in the waist, if I can do it without moving the hip padding/armor pockets too much.
They were the only pants anywhere near this price range that used Cordura for abrasion resistance, which was my #1 favorite thing about them. For me, it came down to budget, but if I had gobs more money, I'd have gone with something else.
Leaps and bounds better than riding around in jeans.
September 3, 2013
I like them alot, except for the rain liner...
These paints are pretty awesome, except for one thing.. the rain line is like wearing a sauna suit from the 80's, but other than that, the fit is good through the rest of the leg, the airflow is good, they are comfortable enough to ride on long rides. Just hope it doesn't rain.
August 26, 2013
I've been looking for warm weather riding pants for a while. Gear manufacturers seem to think all female riders are skinny, so wasn't having much success until it occurred to me to purchase a pair of men's pants. The cut still works. A bit large in the waste, but enough room in thighs and butt to fit my curves, waste with adjustable velcro that means I can cinch it in enough to feel just fine. Great flexibility in knee pad placement as well, I'm short. No problem. Just moved them up a couple inches. Rode with them on for a half day today in 90 degrees. Much more comfortable than I thought they'd be. Plenty of air flow, comfy material interior (always hate traveling in material that feels like "plastic"). I may never ride in jeans again! Haven't tried out the waterproof liner yet so can't speak to it. At this price, these pants are a hot deal. I'd grab them while they're still available.
August 17, 2013
Great pants to slide over shorts
They flow air pretty good and I got the jacket it go with it so in the back it zips to be one suit. Haven't tested it in rain but it comes with a liner.
August 13, 2013
Not bad for textile mesh and price
Ordered these in a 38 as that's what dress pant size I normally am and they were slightly slightly big but still wearable. Waist comes right up to the belly button as with most moto pants. I attached heavy duty husky brand suspenders I found at home depot to keep the waist up. A must for those of us with a gut if you want them to stay up.
Good quality, solid textile in impact areas. Thin knee armor but it is knox and extends a little in the shin area. Somewhat slimmer fit and lighter than most textiles I've seen. Calves can be tucked in race boot or be put outside the boot depending on thickness of boot.
Comfortable liner and flows a ton of air as long as in direct airstream. Something to think about if you are on a sportbike. I sometimes spread my legs wide on the bike just to get some air through these because my fairings shield a lot of air and the bike throws off a stupid amount of hot air.
A little hotter than jeans if sitting still but you will even feel a mild breeze go through these just walking around. Overall these accomplished my goal of more slightly more protection and airflow than jeans. I may replace the foam hip pads with knox armor and may upgrade the knee armor. Or possibly armored shorts as there is room.
August 12, 2013