REVIT Alpha RF Pants
Outer shell 10oz Cordura® stretch denim with COOLMAX® element
Lining polycotton twill
Protection SEESMART™ CE-level 1 knee protection | prepared for SEESMART™ CE-level 1 hip protection | double layered with PWR|shield at seat and knees | safety stitching
Visibility 3M™ Scotchlite™ reflection
Composition 75% Cotton, 25% Polyamide
Fit regular fit
Features zipper fly front closure | comfort seat | triple needle stitching | safety stitching | extra comfort by mechanical stretch | moisture-wicking function by COOLMAX® element
Pockets back pocket | hand warmer pockets
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We measured a sampling of these pants of different waist sizes and lengths and find they are much like other pants/jeans you’d buy these days. They are just a bit “vanity” sized in the waist and pretty true in the length. Across the size run, the actual measured waist was about 2” larger than the stated waist size (typical vanity sizing). And of course these are cotton blend and, may shrink just a tad. My overall advice would be to buy the waist size you normally wear in jeans. If you aren’t sure whether your jeans are vanity sized like I’m describing, then either measure your waist where your normal jeans ride or measure your favorite pair of jeans to verify. You’ll probably find that you measure out a bit bigger than your normal jeans size and also the waist of your favorite jeans measures out an inch or two bigger than their stated size. If so, you will be on track following my advice.
The inseam lengths measured out about right or just a fraction of an inch short as compared to the stated size, BUT there are a couple considerations here… first, these jeans come standard with knee armor and the knees are reinforced with a thick layer of an abrasion resistant material. Those two features add a bit of thickness and when you sit, that means the inseam gets a bit shorter than you might expect. Another issue is that these jeans taper significantly from knee to ankle… sort of a slim cut and when I’ve seen the guys at REV’IT wear these, they are in the habit of rolling up the ends a bit and there is a strip of reflectivity on the inside near the hem which shows when you roll them up. So considering the tapered end, the knee armor issue and the reflectivity, I’d recommend you buy one size longer than you normally wear.
Our Two Cents
Here’s a sharp looking pair of chino pants you can wear on the bike or off. The mild mannered look of these pants hides all the good stuff… abrasion protection, armor and enough seat room to be comfortable on the bike.
The fabric used in these pants is like Dockers material on steroids. Its a blend of Cool-max cotton and Stretch Cordura. The “heft” is about like a Carhartt jacket, but has a nick smooth finish to it and doesn’t want to wrinkle like plain cotton. The insides are lined past the knee with black cotton material. There is a layer of abrasion resistant fabric between that liner and the outer shell, so considering the tough shell material, the extra layer inside and then the armor, these will be about as good at protecting you as any riding jean or pant we offer. Oh, speaking of armor, the pants come with a set of knee armor and have pockets for hip armor if you want to add it. The Seesmart armor offered for these pants is relatively thin and VERY flexible and will be a perfect match for pants like this.
Overall, a very nice pair of pants for use on the bike when you want to look a bit dressed up when you get there. :: Paul, 03-269-18
REVIT says: With ever evolving techniques at our disposal, we introduce the Alpha chino. Made out of our renowned and award winning combination of Cordura® denim and PWR|shield they offer unsurpassed tear and abrasion resistance while looking exactly like your everyday chino pants thanks to the deep front pockets and the subtle back pockets. The COOLMAX® element found in the Cordura® denim ensures moisture gets wicked away from the body in hot conditions. SEESMART™ knee protectors come standard at the knees, with the option to include them in the hip area as well. The protector pockets are incorporated using the side seams letting the front of the trousers sport a clean look. Mechanical stretch material combined with the comfort seat offer incredible comfort while riding, and the Alpha’s size range is offered in a short, regular, and long version.