Tour Master Caliber Pant
First, my pair of these is definitely waterproof. All of the zippers are constructed well and waterproof.
Fit, this is obviously the biggest thing when attempting to buy pants online. In regular pants I wear a 36 waist 32 length. I ordered the XL 36-38 regular length. The fit was spot on with enough room to easily wear pants under, while not being bulky.
The issue I have had though is with the length. The pants are sized pretty close to regular pants, which is a problem when riding. In hindsight I wish I had returned them for the tall version. If you are normally a 32, or longer, definitely get the tall. I just assumed that since they were riding pants that they would just be longer to begin with.
Other than the small fit issues, these pants are great. I have been wearing them basically everyday for the past month, and I have no complaints. Well constructed and comfortable. They also look great as well.
August 22, 2014
Nice pants for the price.
Only wore them in colder weather 40s 50s, were warm an comfortable. Fit well and look pretty good.
April 8, 2014
Great rifding pants and very well made. Use the sizing chart when ordering!
The build is solid and has increased my confidence. Good additional layering and are very comfortable. There is plenty of room in the seat and when I am not on the bike I do not feel like the Michelin man.
February 17, 2014
it lasted through a 10 foot slide
an oncoming minivan turned left and I grabbed a handful of brake to avoid a head on collision. the bike and I slid for 10 feet or more. The padding in the knees absorbed the impact and protected during the slide. The padding at the hip also helped. The velcro closures for the venting also look worn after the slide. All the armor is still intact however they are exposed at the knees. I would recommend this pant for the safety features and the value. I intend to buy another pair to replace the pair that saved my skin.
November 18, 2013
The right pant for me
Just what I was looking for: protection, fit over pants, warmth.
6'3", 190 I bought the Large Tall to match my 34x34 jean size. With the liner taken out the pants fit fine over regular pants and have been warm enough down to 30 degF. They are not tight at the ankle, so some wind comes up the leg, but it's not bad.
For my size I leave the knee armor at the lowest level, which then sits at the proper height when on the bike.
Haven't tried them in warm weather so I can't comment on airflow.
November 16, 2013
excellent low temp pant
Awesome pants. Great for colder weather, very comfortable at 30 degrees on the highway. Take the liner out to wear over your pants.
November 3, 2013
The pants fit well and the padding is comfortable.
September 30, 2013
I wouldn't have believed it had I not rode through it myself.
Rode down to the tail of the dragon about a month ago through the Blue Ridge. Got caught in some serious downpours but kept on truckin. These pants really kept me dry. No leaks! Airflow could be better but I did decide to wear them in June so the only dampness I got was from my own sweat. Having said that, the only way IMHO these pant could be better is if they had a removable liner. Naturally that would comprise their waterproof qualities. Excellent value, excellent waterproofing. Great pant.
September 2, 2013