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REV'IT! Tornado Pants The REV'IT! TORNADO trousers combine maximum cooling, through air mesh panels, with abrasion-resistant fabric and CE-approved armor at the knees, to give you ultimate temperature flexibility in adventure touring trousers. Like the REV'IT! TORNADO jacket, the trousers are equipped with the all-new 2-in-1 liners that combine a 100 waterproof membrane with a thermal insulated liner, which are easily zipped out and stowed away for hot weather days. These trousers are so practical and easy to get on and off (with or without liners), thanks to the full length zippers, that you're going to wonder how you ever lived without them. REVIT PROTECTION FEATURES Outer shell polyester rib, PWRshell mesh, polyester 600D, PWRwax 500D, PWRshell 500D stretch, polyester dull 600D, Lorica reg Insulation detachable 2-in-1 thermal liner and membrane Waterproofing detachable hydratex G-liner (5000mm H2O) Breathability detachable hydratex G-liner (5000g/m2/24hrs) Composition outer shell 86 polyamide, 14 polyester lining 100 polyester membrane 100 polyamide (100 polyurethane coating, insulation 100 polyester) Protection Knox Flexiform CE protection at knees , prepared for TRYONIC Seesoft CE-level 1 type B hip protector insert - version RV01 ( sold separately ) Visibility laminated reflection at upper legs and calves ERGONOMIC FEATURES Fit tour fit, regular Adjustability adjustment straps at waist, adjustment tab at ankles Ventilation ventilation panels at legs Features short connection zipper, elastic at waistband, adjustable protector pockets, easy entrance zipper Pockets slit pockets NOTE The Tornado Pants run 1 size larger compared to other REV'IT! Pants and to what the size charts indicate. If you measure up to be a size 52, you should go with a 50 instead.
 
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4 / 5
4 / 5
Great idea, but requires refinement
PostedApril 22, 2015
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TxDrifter
From Houston
State:TX
Rider Type:Commuter
Age:45-54
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Style 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Comfort 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Protection & Durability 
2 / 5
2 / 5
Air Flow 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Features 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Fit
Small
True to Size
Large
I love these pants, but they really could use some improvements. I wear them daily over slacks commuting to work in the Houston, TX area year round and they are versatile enough to accomplish this. These are great in the heat of the Texas summer and keep you cool enough to be as tolerable as wearing jeans. They fare well during the winter to the mid to high 40's. Once you start dropping below those ranges, it would be good to pull out the cold weather lower layer to supplement.
The fit is going to depend on your build. Revzilla provides good information in the recommendations. The biggest difference is the liner. It becomes very snug in the crotch area, as others have mentioned, and reduces mobility. This causes wear in that area and the internal seams of mine have pulled apart with about three months of daily use. I am working on contacting RevIt about a replacement and likely going to order a size up to see if that resolves this issue.
The Tornado Pants do their job as I had an accident within about two months of wearing them and was very glad I chose to wear full gear when I started commuting on the bike. Which brings me to the biggest issue I have with these pants, the plastic zippers. During my accident the pants leg zipper pulled completely apart and did not hold. I still have the pants since the damage to the fabric was minimal. My fantastic wife stitched in a metal "chaps" zipper to replace the less than stellar plastic one that was damaged. The liner has suffered the same fate with its zipper as well. It has broken the teeth in three places and finally I lost the pull, yet another reason to replace the liner.
If ride year round in warm climate area, these are definitely worth it. Just be wary of the issue with the rain/cold liner and the fact that the zippers may not last.
Rides: 2012 Harley Davidson Softail Convertible CVO/SE FLSTSE3
Yes, I recommend this product.
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