Fieldsheer Adventure Tour Pants
- Highly abrasion resistant 500 denier Maxtena-Pro outer shell with 1680 denier in the seat
- Removable CE approved knee armor with 3-step adjustable armor pockets
- SP Memory Foam panels at hips
- Removable waterproof and breathable liner with Nanomax and Rainguard barrier technology and Exkin Air waterproof insulation
- Full-length leg zipper with lower Velcro closure
- Anatomically fitted for the riding position
- Reflective Phoslite piping for increased nighttime visibility
- Velcro and elasticized waist band for maximum comfort
- Stretch panels above the knees, crotch, and thighs
- Waterproof front and rear zippered pockets
- 8” waist zipper and universal snap belt connector to attach to jacket
Read on for more details.
We measured a selection of sizes in these pants and compared them to the size chart provided by Fieldsheer and found them to be very accurate. I’d recommend you choose a pair based upon your waist measurement. Be sure and measure OVER the clothes you plan to wear under these overpants, and also take the measurement just under the navel, which will most likely be just about the waist belt on normal cut jeans.
The waist design in these pants provides a good deal of adjustability both larger and smaller. There is a combination of Velcro adjustment tabs on each side of the hips and there is stretch material under that.
Fieldsheer’s Size Chart:
|Pant Size||Waist Size||Reg Inseam||Short Inseam|
Our Two Cents
About Fieldsheer for 2014: The Fieldsheer line for 2014 is all new. The line has been dormant (as far as the introduction of new products goes) for 3 or more years, and all that is left from its previous “life” are a few scattered closeout groups. Since the economic crash of about five years ago, US based MC apparel makers have been cautious about new introductions of product and those that have come out tend to be reduced in features, material expense and price. European makers (such as Alpinestars and REV’IT! have held the line on quality and consequently their pricing is higher also. Fieldsheer, for 2014, is positioning themselves above the quality/price of most US based makers and putting themselves several notches above where they were… up with the pricing and quality of the European brands. As of this writing, I’ve only reviewed two product lines and I’m pleasantly surprised. And while I don’t think this line will have quite the “fit and finish” of the slightly higher priced European makers, they are definitely a step or two above where they were and above their US based competitors. The feature lists and looks are excellent… the fit/finish and materials are very good. As I find over and over in this biz… if consumers compare MSRP of competing products, they’ll be looking at a pretty close indication of overall value (of course closeout items offer better “value”, but we are speaking of how MSRP is an indication of overall features, build quality and materials). Anyway, kudos for the owners of the Fieldsheer line for their confidence in upping their game and having confidence in the sport. :: Paul, 11-30-13
About these pants: The new Fieldsheer Adventure Tour pants for 2014 are made to work with the Adventure tour jacket. The materials and construction are much the same as with the jacket. But really, you could use these pants with any of the jackets in the Fieldsheer line (or any jacket for that matter). The overall design is that of an overpant, which is designed to be worn over your street clothes, but the pants are not overly-baggy as some overpants are, and they do have a good selection of pockets both front and rear, so you could just wear them over underwear as well. As an overpant though, you’ll find a long side zipper on the outside of each leg which enables you to step into the pants, even with boots on, so they will be convenient for commuting and touring. You won’t have to find a dressing room when you get off the bike! As mentioned above, there is a good number of pockets… two in front, two in back and one cargo pocket on the thigh. All are equipped with water-resistant zippers too. Also, the long side zippers are “two way” meaning they zip up from the bottom as you would expect, but they also zip down from the top, which will enable you to reach into the pockets of your street clothes easily (unless you are using the rain/thermal liner). And speaking of the liner, these pants have a combination rainproof and thermal liner which you can use (or not) depending upon the weather. The thermal insulation is plush and should do a very good job with heat retention. The liner has long side zippers just like the shell so the “step in/out” feature works just as well with or without the liner installed. I wore these pants for our photo shoot and really liked the way they fit. Even with the liner in, they weren’t too bulky and had a nice look to them. They are comfortable too. We were also impressed with the night reflectivity of the pants. Take the “View Larger Images” link above and see all the features and the night shots of the reflectives. It is easy to get a good comfortable fit in the pants because of the stretch waist design along with the Velcro adjustable tabs on each side. The knees have CE armor and that is adjustable for height as well (which has become sort of a “standard feature” on pants with armor in recent years). I think you’ll really like this new design and the styling is sharp also. It is just a personal thing, but I’d opt for the darker pants since the light grey will get soiled more easily. I’m a fan of hi-viz jackets, but in my mind it has less importance for pants and pants tend to pick up more grime from the road than do jackets… just MHO. :: Paul, 12-2-13
Update: Our friends at WebBikeWorld did a great review on these pants. The content focused on their experience with a men’s sample, but the review info is applicable to the women’s version as well. They had VERY nice things to say about this style! :: Paul, 10-27-14