Rook604
 
 
 
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Firstgear HT Overpants Shell The Firstgear HT Overpant Shell is perfect for the rider looking for a basic, fucntional waterproof and protective overpant. The Hyertex shell has weather sealed pass-through opening, allowing access to the rider's base layers. The long zippers on the sides of the HT Overpant make them easy to put on or take off, even when you keep your boots on. CE approved armor in the knees is adjustable for a custom fit. Two front pockets hold items for handy access. Features: Classic fit: A more tailored fit Overpant is sized to fit over your clothes simply buy the size you normally wear Hypertex Waterproof/Breathable 330 denier Taslan outer shell Adjustable CE armor in the knees Padded hip protectors Articulated knee and seat for maximum riding comfort 2 front pass-through pocket openings for gaining access to internal pockets - protected by YKK rubberized zippers to keep moisture out 2/3 length side zip for easy on/off protected by exterior double storm flap to keep out the elements Adjustable side waist tabs for a custom fit Heat-resistant material on inner calf 10 conjunction zipper for jacket connection 2 year warranty
 
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3 / 5
3 / 5
Good price point, questionable zipper and lower leg protection
PostedJanuary 7, 2013
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Rook604
From Killeen
State:TX
Rider Type:Moto Newb
Age:35-44
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Style 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Comfort 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Protection & Durability 
2 / 5
2 / 5
Air Flow 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Features 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Fit
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I have had the pants now for about a month and managed to put about 200 miles on them with both highway and commuting runs. I bought the shell only because I wanted something to wear over jeans for armor and extending my winter season.
Size: I wear a size 40w/30 inseam jean, sometimes a 42/32. I ordered a size 42 and it fit over my jeans comfortably. My only fit issue is that the pants have a high waist (reaches my navel), but the knee armor is very low. I had to put the knee armor at the highest velcro point I could, and wear the pants pulled all the way up - and I still have to pull the armor higher after I sit down on the bike. Once on the bike it is fine - but for me, the pants are not comfortable for walking around in much. They are fairly easy to get in and out of - I can do it with 13 inch work boots on as long as the lower leg zipper is open all the way.
Armor: the armor seems good overall, but I am worried about the lower leg zippers. It takes only a little pressure on the bottom of the leg and the zipper will open all the way back up again. I could see the lower velcro strap getting caught and pulling zipper completely open in a slide. I was hoping for some better closure, but since I wear them as overpants I can't say if having the inner liners would somehow take care of this problem.
Overall - a good value for the pricepoint, but I wish they had provided a more secure closure for the leg zippers.
Rides: 2010 Triumph Speedmaster
Yes, I recommend this product.
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