FirstGear Sirocco Mesh Overpants For Women
- For mid-level touring, sport, standard and commuting riders
- Poly mesh main construction
- Knee and saddle abrasion-resistant impact panels
- Waterproof, breathable, removable liner
- 2x zippered hand pockets
- 2x zippered thigh cargo pockets
- Easily accessible side leg zippers on both the outer shell and the removable liner
- Waist side adjusters
- Hook-and-loop adjusters on leg cuffs
- Secure fly closure
- Jacket conjunction zipper
- Anti-slip saddle patches
- Reflective Accents
- Removable CE-approved Level 1 Knox™ Micro-Lock™ armor at the knees and hips
These pants are sold in US ladies dress sizes. In years past, FirstGear women’s pants were pretty predictable for size. This year though the pants are running larger than expected. We checked both the Contour Air and Sirocco Mesh Overpants and both of which are 2019 introductions, each pant measured out the same.
Admittedly, I only had a size 12 for evaluation. The waist on the size 12 measured out at about 35” and 33” in the inseam which means the pants measure about one or two sizes larger than FirstGear’s chart indicates (see FirstGear’s chart below).
The waist on these pants is adjustable with the side Velcro straps so the they’ll adjust down by at least a couple inches. And given that motorcycle pants are cut pretty high on the waist, my best advice at present would be to make a selection from the chart and then buy one size smaller. Even at one size smaller they should allow plenty of room to have other clothing on underneath.
In our photo gallery, we are showing the size 12 on our Fit Check Mannequin Shirley who is a standard size 12 form with a 32” waist. We put the pants over the jeans she normally wears.
Our Two Cents
The Sirocco Mesh Overpants For Women by FirstGear are for wearing over your street clothes. They’ll give coverage to protect your clothes and will work in a wide variety of weather conditions including hot summer temps. The sturdy textile/mesh shell with armor will provide abrasion and impact protection in case of a fall. Armor is included so there is nothing else to buy. These pants are the “sister” to the 2019 men’s Rover Air Pants.
Note: The Sirocco Mesh pants are an overpant. They can be worn over underwear as a riding pant, but they are primarily meant to wear over street clothes. If you want to pant without the construction details of an overpant, consider the Contour Air Pants (take the link below) which is a more simple riding pant.
The Sirocco Mesh Overpants have long zippers up the outside of each leg to just below the hip. Those zippers allow you to easily step into/out of the pants which is a nice feature for commuters and touring riders who want to wear a riding pant over their street clothes. The overall fit is pretty relaxed cut and is big enough to fit over your clothes. A couple nice features as compared to past FirstGear styles are: the waistband is nice and wide and has effective Velcro adjusters on each side of the waistband; and the closure at the waist is a snap/hook combination that won’t pop open under pressure (a frequent gripe of mine with past FG designs).
Almost the entire outer shell of this overpant is flow through mesh material so these pants will be just the ticket for summer use. But they aren’t just for hot weather… the pants also have a two liner setup included so you can handle wet and or colder weather too. You can use one or both of the liners depending upon the weather conditions. The waterproof liner will keep you dry in a rain, but will also act as a wind block which will extend the usable temp range of the pants just by blocking wind passing through the mesh shell. And in colder weather, you can add the thermal liner inside as well. That liner adds a layer of insulation for winter temps. With the use of both liners, I think these pants could be used year-around.
Both knee and hip armor inserts are included. The armor is Knox brand which is a well respected brand. It’s a garden variety of soft rubber energy absorbing kind which is rated CE 1. It is very flexible and should be comfortable to wear. Over the knees, the pants are well reinforced with a double layer of the textile fabric too. The seat gets a double layer as well.
Other nice features here: BIG reflective patches on the sides of the legs for nighttime visibility; a short rear connection zipper you can use to connect to a FirstGear jacket OR you can ask your tailor to mount the mating zipper half (included with the pants) into your existing or future jacket to make the connection. A total of four zip-close pockets are included here, which is a decent amount on a pair of pants. :: Paul, 07-30-19
FirstGear says: A pant that is ready for any ride, the Sirocco Mesh Overpant is a step up in features from the Contour Air. Get the same great construction and fit with the performance additions of anti-slip saddle patches, hook-and-loop adjusters on the leg cuffs, and the option to connect to a jacket for a full suit with Firstgear®’s jacket conjunction zipper. Two pockets on the thighs and two, zippered hand pockets provide plenty of storage options. Tailored to move with you through any ride, the Sirocco provides everything you’ll ever need in a riding pant.