Morael
 
 
 
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    May 28, 2012
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REV'IT! Gear 2 Leather Pants Where there's an Ignition 2 jacket, you're likely to see it being worn with the equally comfortable and stylish REV'IT Gear 2 trousers. This bootcut pair of trousers features a zipped-in and easily detachable REV'IT! hydratex 3L membrane on both top and bottom, to keep you dry when you need it. Quickly zip it out, and you've got free airflow for ventilation during those hot summer rides. The Gear 2 trousers offer the protection of leather with the versatility of top-level, waterproof textile trousers. PROTECTION FEATURES Outer shell Monaco Performance cowhide, Dynax mesh, PWRshell 500D stretch, PWRwax 500D, suede leather Waterproofing detachable hydratex 3L (5000mm H2O) Breathability detachable hydratex 3L (7000g/m2/24hrs) Composition outer shell 55 leather, 44 polyamide, 1 elastane lining 100 polyester membrane 100 polyurethane (tricot 100 polyamide) Protection ProLife CE protection at knees, safety stitching Visibility reflection at calves ERGONOMIC FEATURES Fit tour fit, regular Adjustability adjustment straps at waist Ventilation ventilation panels at legs Features stretch lips at back and knees, short and long connection zipper, adjustable protector pockets, calf zippers Pockets slit pockets
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Solid pants, great construction.
PostedJune 18, 2012
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Morael
From Ann Arbor
State:MI
Rider Type:Adventurer
Age:18-24
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Style 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Comfort 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Protection & Durability 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Air Flow 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Features 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Fit
Small
Slightly Small
Large
There's a lot of things to love about these pants, and there are some that you want to love but it's difficult to do so.
As some others have mentioned, the fit seems a little strange/tight. It's not my waist that's the problem, it's my upper legs. Getting the pants on the last couple of inches is a chore (depending on what I'm wearing underneath). That being said, I don't have completely thin legs either (6'5", 220 lbs, wearing a size 56, after returning a 54 long).
The waterproof insert is easy enough to put in, much easier than the jacket. I haven't tried riding in the rain yet, and I probably should since that's one of the main reasons I got this set (I have the ignition 2 jacket as well).
The pants look fantastic, I wish there was a little more scotchlite sometimes (maybe the piping up the side of the leg could have been done in it?). The armor fits great and I don't notice it when I'm riding. The pants feel sturdy, they don't feel like they're going anywhere once they're on you. The leather feels thick in all of the right places, and the hip padding feels thick enough to absorb a little impact if you fell on it.
Having both the small zip and the 360 zip is a nice touch. There are times and places for both, during the 85-95 degree summer days, my vote has been going to the small zip.
Another side note is the pockets... no matter what little you put in there, it'll feel pretty tightly pressed against your skin when you get into the riding position. I almost find it more comfortable to leave things in my pockets in my shorts underneath (if I don't need ready access to them).
Most of my comments have been negative but these are fantastic pants. I enjoy wearing them (and the looks that I get when wearing the full suit).
Rides: 2005 Yamaha FZ6
Yes, I recommend this product.
 
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TCX X-Cube Boots Italian styling, proprietary WaterProof membrane, and great over the ankle protection make this boot perfect for a quick afternoon session or an all-day ride. Dual compound sole makes peg grip a non-issue, while offering great traction off the bike. Features Upper composed of suede leather and Air Tech material Water resistant lining Malleolus protection and polyurethane ankle support Double closure system with laces and Velcro for a better fit Anatomic and replaceable footbed Wear-resistant sole CE Certified CFS (Comfort Fit System)
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Nice beginner riding boot!
PostedMay 28, 2012
Customer avatar
Morael
From Ann Arbor
State:MI
Rider Type:Adventurer
Age:18-24
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Style 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Comfort 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Protection & Durability 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Air Flow 
2 / 5
2 / 5
Features 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Footbed
Narrow
Wide
Wide
This is my first pair of riding boots. I'm very happy with my purchase.
Pluses:
Great style.
Good American fit. I have a wider than average foot, not super wide, I just know it tends to get annoying when looking for shoes.
Good protection, you can feel the plates along the sides of your ankles, and I don't mean this in a bad way. Basically, if you try to roll your own ankle, you can't do it.
Minuses:
The boots are pretty warm... they don't flow a whole lot of air. 70 degrees riding I was fine. 80 started to get uncomfortable. 90+ I had to change socks and give myself a rest to cool down after two hours of riding.
Weirds:
As some other people have mentioned, the laces on these guys are WAY too long. I'm talking 4-6 inches of slack on each side longer than it needs to be. I end up double knotting them and then tucking the rest into the cuff next to my ankle. I'll eventually get different laces. (Though, despite being extra long, these laces are really nice).
I've gotten many compliments on these shoes while wearing them. They are comfortable enough to wear around after taking a trip somewhere on the bike. I would not recommend them for office wear after commuting, your feet will probably get hot, and they're are cumbersome to wear underneath a desk unless you actually sit with your feet flat on the floor (I know of almost no one that does this, I certainly don't.)
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