Tour Master Flex Pants
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
Very nice overpant!
First Revzilla shipped the product quickly (on-time) and packaged it very well.
I am always worried about ordering on-line and getting something the wrong size or is not described correctly on the website. in this case I got more than I expected and was pleasantly surprised. I wear a 38 waist and have a 34 inch inseam (6'2" & 200 lbs). The XL fit perfectly. I did not even have to use the waste adjustments to fit my waist. The length was perfect for riding. Exact fit for standing might pull up a little and not cover your ankle when riding. This was the perfect length.
Next was the almost endless number of layers and adjustments. The pant has four layers. First (Closest to your skin) was a quilted cold weather liner (Removable)
Second layer was a water proof removable membrane.
The next layer is the outside nylon leg cover that is cut almost like a chap that unzips from the pant. I wore it in 80 degree weather and it was tolerable but in warmer climates you can remove it for a lighter mesh like under-layer that allows more air penetration. The knee pad and hip pad are attached to this layer.
The knee pad has three adjustments to allow you sit situate the pad to fit while riding. Very nice!
I live in Buffalo NY and have a three season pant is very nice. The only consideration is that there is no pass through to your clothes, so if you need to pay a toll, you will need to move you money to an outside pocket. A small consideration.
There is a side zipper that goes from the pant leg hem all the way to almost the waist. This makes getting the pant on or off quickly fairly easy, even over your boots or shoes.
August 5, 2014
I know it's designed to be an overpants but it is really bulky. I feel safe with it on so I can't complain about that. I never found a use for the liners it came with because it is bulky enough as it is. I read some people wear it as a regular pants and found it more comfortable. Overall I like it, does what I bought it for.
July 24, 2014
Overall good construction and fit. I feel i would only need the outer shell and not the 2 inner linings. With both liners installed, its a little snug. Although I haven't tried it yet, I would of preferred to get just the shell, and use my under armor pants instead.
Had a hard time finding my size, and this one was the most appealing and offered the 'short' version. I'm satisfied with my purchase.
July 14, 2014
These are the first protective pants I have used. I am 5'8", 175 lbs, normally wear 32x30 pants, and the medium fit just fine, going on easily over my heaviest jeans. I removed both liners, but I'd still have room for the rain liner. The thermo liner is thick and may require thinner pants. I was able to adjust the kneepads to ride in the proper spot. Thankfully, I have not had to "road-test" them yet.
So far, I have used them returning from NY to Florida, in temperatures ranging from 60F to hours over hot asphalt at probably 100F+. With both liners and the outer panels removed, I don't think my legs were significantly hotter than they were when I rode with just jeans. Airflow is decent, and they also blocked the hot air that hits the legs from under the fairings on the Sprint ST.
One point that caught me off-guard was when it rained. As I approached the only significant rain of the trip, I decided not to stop and put in the rain liner, figuring I always got wet before and dried out in less than an hour, so why worry about it. Well, with my waterproof jacket, I mainly get wet from the water that my jacket blocks, which runs straight down the front of the jacket and pours over my crotch. However, the surface material of the pants is not even water-resistant like I thought it would be, and once you are soaked through, with the extra layers, you will never dry out! Putting the rain liner in would have been quick and easy, lesson learned.
After 1500 miles, they still look new except for a few bug splatters.
July 14, 2014
Perfect year round overpants!
I had a pair of these that I ran into the ground with over 35k miles of riding in just over a year. Their death came only at the hands of a rough patch of metal on my bike that sliced into the leg despite numerous repairs. Bought another set and filed the offending patch.
The pros: Four season riding! The numerous layers make for a custom level of comfort in any sort of weather. The outer panel is quick to remove or zip back on for sudden weather changes. The inner rain layer has kept me dry in sudden rain bursts and the thermal layer held back all but the coldest (<30*F) air temps.
The cons: it is tight with all layers in and a winter base layer underneath. The Velcro around cuff filled up with carpet fuzzies that kept it from sticking. The side zipper would repeatedly catch on the underlying layers making it difficult to open or close quickly.
May 13, 2014