Joe Rocket Ballistic 7.0 Pants - Street Bike - Motorcycle Superstore
Just bought these pants and thought I'd post a review since a lot of guys have been shopping for pants lately. They're extremely heavy duty, made of a very tough textile material that's reinforced in the knees and seat. They have a removable waterproof liner that feels like it would be very warm, also have zippered side legs on both the pants and liner to help with getting them on and off over pants. The side zipper goes all the way up to the hip, and along with the front pocket and fly zippers has a waterproof flap underneath the exterior velcro flap. Without pants underneath and the liner installed they fit comfortably, could be worn that way, or if I remove the liner they fit well over jeans. Think I could wear them over jeans with the liner in place but would be a bit snug in the legs, although the waist has velcro adjustment belts in the back. They have high density foam padding in the hip area and CE armor in the knees, both hit me in the right spot and are comfortable sitting or walking. The legs are slimmer than my First Gear mesh overpants, which really helps keep the armor in the right place, I feel like they would provide excellent protection in case of a crash.
The pants have an 8" zipper that attaches to my Joe Rocket Ballistic 3/4 length touring jacket, which is a discontinued black version similar to this one: Joe Rocket Ballistic 7.0 Jacket - - Motorcycle Superstore
. The material matches the jacket perfectly and with the pants and jacket I feel like I could face most any conditions. Might be a bit warm on the hottest summer days, my jacket has vents but the pants are unvented. The jacket has served me well on a couple of long distance trips and even without its liner is extremely warm, windproof, and waterproof. I believe the pants with the liner removed will be basically waterproof as well, at least in all but the most drenching conditions and with the liner installed there is no question I'd stay warm and dry.
I'm 6'2", 180lbs with a 36" inseam and a 34" waist and the Large Tall size fits me great, length is perfect and they're fairly slim cut, not all baggy and I wouldn't be self conscious walking around in them. As usual Motorcycle Superstore provided excellent service and quick shipping.
Two thumbs up!