Tour Master Flex Pants
Not bad for the price
So this is actually my second pair of these. The first pair lasted about two years (and I ride all but a week or so out of the year, commuting and touring). In the summer the venting is awesome, and down to about 40, they keep you warm enough. The reason I bought the second pair was that I did not want to take the time to try on others.
My biggest gripe is the zipper in the crotch, cheep, very, very, very cheap. That would be the reason for replacing the last pair. First the pull will break, then the part that goes up and down will fail.
March 16, 2015
Bang for your buck overpant
I use this as an all season riding pant - it can transition from a mesh overpant to wear over shorts, into a fully lined, water proof (more water resistant) winter pant.
I'm currently riding in ~40 degree weather with no linings in, over jeans, and completely comfortable.
March 13, 2015
Great pant--Takes a little practice.
I bought these primarily for winter riding in Oregon down to around 40 degrees. I have worn them some with all three layers and they are definitely snug in that case but very warm and dry. Unless it looks like rain or is in the low 40s, I wear just the outer layer over jeans which is plenty warm for me. They are very substantial and well made. My only complaints would be that it is a challenge to put them on over boots with all 3 layers in and, secondly, the outside material is a little slippery so I find myself sliding forward in the seat when I brake (not a big deal, but a little rubber on the seat like my rain pants would have been nice!). Overall a solid and versatile pant. Thinking of getting my wife a pair so she can ride with me more in the winter.
February 12, 2015
These pants are exactly what I need
Perfect for winters because that is all I have been riding them for. I am riding even in 20s and the pants work for short distance commuting. I also have a heated pant liner which I wear for long ride with these pants. Waiting for summer to come along though. I am sure they will work great for summer with the options in panels and zippers that they have.
December 19, 2014
Love these pants!
Wore these all summer as mesh pants. Great airflow overall. Of course you get hot under the armour at the knees, but ATGATT means I'll put up with that.
In a light sprinkle of rain or quick shower just adding the outside panels was enough. I usually don't like using inner rain linings, preferring to use a light rain-pant over the top, but last week I rode in a torrential downpour (Vancouver BC in the rainy season!) and had forgotten the rain-pants so used the inner rain liner. It was cool out but not really cold so did not add the thermal liner. Was very pleased! On the 1.5 hour ride in slow traffic I did not get clammy inside the pants and the liner was comfortable. Really felt warm and cozy with no other liner or pant underneath. I can imagine how warm these would be with the thermal liner and maybe a first layer base underneath!
Only slightly negative and more personal than anything, I don't really like the snaps closing the front. I have had them pop if I tried to tighten the pants too much and then bent over. I added suspenders to the pants and now am more comfortable.
Truly a all season pant and very glad I got them!
November 3, 2014
Exactly as described!
Only negative note is they are a little bulky feeling! Other wise great product, plan to wear until snow on the roads!
September 29, 2014
I just received these pants yesterday. Upon opening the box and inspecting the product my first reaction was, I'm going to need some help with this, but after about 30 minutes of dis-assembly, adjustments to pads and what-have-you I was able to fashion the system into the required configuration for the next day's commute. That configuration was; the pant itself with only the outer zip-in panels (no thermal liner or wind/water barrier). These are not just pants, they are truly a complete thermal/armor, lower body riding system.
Today was our first cold morning at about 40 degrees and after 30 miles (45 minutes), not a hint of cold on my legs and no air leaks. Perfectly warm with Levis and without the thermal layers! The outlook is good for Winter riding this year. I'll report in as I gather more intelligence on this product.
Incidentally, I'm 5'8" and 155# with a 29.5" inseam and the medium short size, as recommended by the Revzilla team, is perfect.
September 23, 2014
Great for hot weather!
I have had these pants for about 2 months and they have been great for hot weather. It is very nice to be able to wear shorts and still feel protected. I have not tested out how good the protection is, but I do feel comfortable riding at highway speeds with nothing but shorts and these pants. I have not been through a winter with these, but I see no reason as to why they should not be perfectly fine in cold weather. The only thing to note is they are not the most stylish pants and they only match the silver/gunmetal jacket of the same name.
September 2, 2014