FirstGear Jaunt Overpants
- Waterproof, breathable construction with a water-resistant 600-denier polyester outer shell
- Waterproof, breathable membrane insert
- 100% polyester mesh, moisture-wicking, anti-microbial liner
- Pants can easily be put on or taken off while wearing boots thanks to thigh length side zippers
- 300D, 100% polyester ballistic, waterproof, breathable impact panels
- Removable, insulated, full-length liner with color-coded attachment tabs
- Strategically located reflected accents
- Waterproof, zippered vents provide flow-through ventilation
- Adjustable waist belt and cuff openings
- Flexible, accordion-style expansion panels at knees, back and waist
- Zippered hand warmer pockets
- 8”, number 5 pant-to-jacket connection zipper with jacket side included
- Removable CE-approved Level 1 Knox Micro-Lock armor at the knees and hips
We measured the waist and inseam for a variety of sizes and we found the sizing to be comparable to standard men’s pants or jeans. The measured waist of the pants is about 1” to 2” larger than the stated size (called vanity sizing). Most people can find a fit by choosing the size they normally wear in men’s jeans if you plan on wearing these overpants over street clothing.
How to choose a size by measuring: Measure your own waist OVER the clothes you plan to wear under this overpant. These pants are higher waisted than some jeans and pants that sit lower on your hips, so when you measure, do so just below the navel. Choose the size pant that corresponds to the measurement you took. Even though the overpants are a bit bigger than your measured size, this will leave room for the removable liner.
These pants have Velcro tabs on the waist that allow you to adjust the size DOWN by a few inches if necessary (but they don’t get bigger). The inseams matched up with FirstGear’s 2012 sizing guidelines. Here is their chart:
Our Two Cents
The Jaunt Overpants by FirstGear are for wearing over your street clothes. They’ll give coverage to protect your clothes and to keep you warm and dry. The shell is a solid textile material with a waterproof liner to make them windproof and waterproof. A removable liner adds a layer of insulation to cover the coldest days.
Note: This Janut pant is a solid textile overpant for wet and cooler conditions and are primarily meant to wear over street clothes. If you need a pant or overpant that will comfortable in hot summer months have a look at either the Rover Air or Rush Air pants by FirstGear.
The Jaunt Overpants have long zippers up the outside of each leg to about mid-thigh. 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 are big enough to fit over your clothes. A couple nice features as compared to past FirstGear styles are: the waist band has nice wide and effective Velcro adjusters on each side of the waist band; 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). Also, the Jaunt pant removable liner has a size zipper as well so the full side zipper work just as well with the liner in or out.
The shell of the Jaunt Overpants is a solid textile design which has a full waterproof liner. They’ll work to keep out rain and wind. Since the pants are solid textile, they won’t move air through for comfort in hot weather, so I’d recommend this pant for mild to cold weather, and of course wet weather too. There are a couple short zip vents on the thigh that will help vent them a bit, but I wouldn’t expect miracles. A separate and removable full thermal liner adds a layer of insulation for winter temps. With the use of the thermal liner, and since you’ll have these pants over your street clothes, I think these pants will work in very cold weather.
Both knee and hip armor inserts are included. The armor is Knox brand which is a well respected brand. It’s a garden variety 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.
Other nice features here: BIG reflective patches on the sides of the legs for night time 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. Two zip-close pockets are included in front.
The new FirstGear pants we’ve seen for 2019 are pretty nice products. They are very affordable, but the overall quality is pretty decent. The fit is easy and the functionality is there. :: Paul, 04-23-19
FirstGear says: Thanks to a 100% polyester mesh, moisture-wicking, and anti-microbial liner, as well as a removable, insulated, full-length liner with color-coded attachment tabs, the Jaunt Overpant is ready for anything from the scorching highs down in Death Valley to the chilly lows atop Pike’s Peak. Features an outer shell constructed from water-resistant 600-denier polyester with strategically-placed 300D, 100% polyester ballistic, waterproof, breathable impact panels and built-in impact-absorbing protection with removable CE-approved Level 1 Knox™ Micro-Lock™ armor at the knees and hips. Flexible, accordion-style expansion panels at the knees, back and waist, and adjustable waist belt and cuff openings provide full, unrestricted mobility.