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    August 6, 2012
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Klim Torrent Over Pants Quickly add full weather and impact coverage to any tour or commute with the Klim Torrent Overpant Built for real waterproofness and durability, the Torrent Over Pants feature a Gore-Tex 3-layer Pro Shell main body and leather inner knee overlays, providing an incredibly high-quality all-weather solution that you can easily throw on over any riding pants. Exterior features Guaranteed to keep you dry Gore-Tex 3-layer pro shell main body construction Dual 3/4 length side zipper access 330D nylon overlays Gray 3M Scotchlite reflective material Bio-motion recognition reflective functionality Inner knee leather overlay panels YKK fly zipper Max flow ventilation Double headed side zippers allow for max ventilation and easy installation Integrated armor system D3O EVO hip and knee armor Detachable knee armor pockets Cargo, comfort and fit systems Suspender loops Snap adjust hem Gathered elastic back Embroidered logos Waist adjustment straps Jacket to pant zipper
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Comfortable, waterproof, wearable
PostedOctober 10, 2015
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r1200rtwa
From Seattle
State:WA
Rider Type:Commuter
Age:35-44
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Style 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Comfort 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Protection & Durability 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Air Flow 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Features 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Fit
Small
Slightly Large
Large
After going through four other pairs of "waterproof" overpants for my daily commute and longer rides, the Klim Torrent are hopefully the end of the merry go round.
The construction is bombproof; all seams are tight, double stitched and/or welded. When you think "heavy duty Goretex", you are getting the right picture in your head.
The waistband is low enough and pliable enough so as to be comfortable in most any riding position, even if you have a slightly forward centre of gravity (e.g. not quite a beer belly, but...) There is a 3-4" elastic insert in the back of the waistband so it has some give, as well as adjuster tabs to keep things snug.
The pants are light enough that they don't fall down when you are walking around at the gas station, which is a big plus. They definitely do not have any insulation value to them as a result.
Based on the sizing chart, I ordered my normal pant size (38) and the "tall", based on my 34" inseam. When my order arrived, I found that the "tall" 35" inseam was more like a 40" inseam. Seriously. Even with boots on and sitting on the bike, the pants were 2" below the heel of my boot.
I exchanged them for a "regular" inseam and the fit is perfect over jeans. So, unless you have freakishly long legs, you are probably fine with the standard inseam.
Oh, and the knee armour mounting system. As previous reviewers have said, yeah, it is a joke. Seriously, Klim. For $400, I would expect a lot better, but at least it is removable.
Rides: 2012 BMW R1200RT
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Firstgear TPG Escape Pants Firstgear is proud to announce the long-awaited return of their TPG Escape Pants. This pant incorporates the most advanced technological features in motorcycle protective outerwear, utilizing Cocona technology, waterproof-breathable laminate for the most effective moisture transfer textile available anywhere. The TPG Escape Pant features the latest generation of D3O armor protection, T-5 Evo Pro, for the highest degree of impact protection exceeding all CE Level 2 standards. Features Athletic fit Thin, athletic, low body fat Cocona waterproof-breathable shell Level 2 D3O T-5 Evo Pro armor at knees and hips Waterproof dry pocket Waterproof zipper treatments throughout
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Replacing a 4 year old pair of TPGs
PostedOctober 15, 2013
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r1200rtwa
From Seattle
State:WA
Rider Type:Commuter
Age:35-44
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
4 / 5
4 / 5
TL;DR: Comfortable and well made, direct replacement of old TPG Escape pants. Recommended.
My four year old pair of TPGs were starting to get less-than-waterproof in the seat, even though the rest of the pants were in excellent condition. 40,000-plus miles of sitting is just hard on the material.
After looking around and trying a few other pairs of pants, I came back to the FirstGear TPG line. My original pair were still in good shape, fit well and had the features I wanted.
It appears the updated TPG Escape is a good continuation of the already excellent product line. The new Cocona fabric is soft to the touch, flexible and easy to ride in. I tried a pair of GoreTex pants from another manufacturer and sent them back because they were the opposite; felt like sandpaper, unyielding and made me fidget.
I am 6'1, 200 pounds, wear 38x34 jeans and ride an R1200RT daily. My original TPG pants were 38 tall, so that is what I ordered to replace them with and the fit is perfect.
Yes, I recommend this product.
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 Firstgear Rush Jacket
Firstgear Rush Jacket
Hypertex waterproof and breathable high-density 600 denier polyester outer shell Two 6 chest intake vents, two 10 back exhaust vents plus two 7 sleeve cuff vents with 2-way zippers YKK main zipper Storm flap system with rain gutter CE-rated armor in the shoulders and elbows plus an EVA foam back pad Reflective panels on the front, side arm and back Adjustable waist and sleeve cuffs for a personal fit Snap tab cover on the lower front of the jacket protects your fuel tank from scratches Two front side pockets protected by waterproof zippers Phone pocket on the left side and map/cargo pocket on the right side and a vertical zippered pocket Jacket-to-pants 10 full conjunction zipper can be sewn onto your favorite pair of pants A perfect jacket for fair weather temperatures and commuting 1-year manufacturers limited warranty
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Does everything I want, doesn't do what I don't want
PostedAugust 6, 2012
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r1200rtwa
From Seattle
State:WA
Rider Type:Adventurer
Age:35-44
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Style 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Comfort 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Protection & Durability 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Air Flow 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Features 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Fit
Small
Slightly Large
Large
I purchased this jacket as an adjunct to my well-worn orange Rev'It Cayenne Pro; my wife was complaining that when we would go out to dinner, I looked like a beaten up traffic cone walking in to the restaurant. So, who in their right mind will refuse a request from their significant other to buy more gear?
My primary considerations when looking for this type of jacket (after safety, of course) were:
1. Looks nice when walking in to a decent restaurant
2. Something that will stand up to a little rain if needed
3. Be 'simple' without being overloaded with gadgets and superfluous belts, straps, snaps and such
I was originally considering the AlpineStars Verona WP, but based on reviews of that jacket and it's very European fit, I decided that something with a little more room would be better. I am of European descent, but not from the skinny part.
Overall, the jacket fits my three basic criteria. The reflective striping is subdued and works well with the lines of the jacket. It is comfortable (I did wash it three times with a couple tennis shoes to help bash it in to a softer state) and it is a simple, no excessive thrills jacket.
On sizing, my measurements are in line with the stated ones for a extra-large, which I ordered and am quite happy with. If I could try one on in a store, I would give the large a try and probably be a smidge happier with that, but the sleeves may be too short with that size. My chest measurement is 44 and a 35 sleeve. The body of the jacket definitely has enough room for a relaxed summer fit or a good base layer when it is colder out. Even with the extra summer room, the jacket still looks good and not baggy/like you are wearing your dad's gear.
I'd recommend this jacket to a friend.
Yes, I recommend this product.
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