REV'IT! X-Vent Pants
offers a variety of textile and leather jackets, pants
and gloves that are made from quality materials and have a
unique identity in their styling and features.
These REV'IT! X-Vent
pants work well with the REV'IT! R-Tech jacket, but they
would also be a good choice for anyone searching for a
high-quality pair of cool weather riding pants.
REV'IT! is new to the
U.S.A. market, but they have been marketing motorcycle
clothing in Europe for several years. It's obvious
that REV'IT! apparel has been designed by someone who
knows what's important for motorcyclists, not just by some
nameless committee looking to pump out product with
The X-Vent pants are made
Cordura 500, and they have a tailored fit that helps
prevent excess material from flapping in the wind and also
helps to reduce wind noise. REV'IT! sizing seems to
run about one to two sizes smaller than typical U.S.A.
men's clothing sizes, so plan accordingly.
normally take a men's size large (roughly 36/37 inch
waist), but the size large X-Vent pants were too narrow at
the waist; I estimate that they are equivalent to a U.S.
size 34/35. The size XL X-Vents are a bit snug at
the waist, but after they're zippered up they feel
fine. REV'IT! cuts their material patterns and sews all of their clothing
with active motorcycle riding in mind, and all of the apparel
I've tried feels very comfortable.
The X-Vent pants also
include an MML-Hydratex non-removable liner, which is
claimed to be waterproof and windproof yet breathes to
allow the body's moisture to escape. The X-Vent
pants also include a removable quilted liner, which is
attached via zippers at both the waist and at the leg
This is unusual, as most other manufacturers
use cheaper snaps, at least at the cuffs, to attach their
liners. But the cheaper snaps can result in a
bunched up liner when entering the pants (or jacket) and can also
turn the liner inside out when the pants are removed.
Zippers help ensure that the liner becomes an integral
part of the pants, which can result in more comfort for
All of the REV'IT! pants
include both a long and short zipper for attachment to
most of the REV'IT! jackets (the R-Tech jacket does not
have a zipper attachment). The X-Vent pants have a
section of elastic in the waistband, and a wide nylon adjustment belt
at the waist. The belt are easily adjusted by pulling on
the ends, and the loose ends attach to the belt via "hook
and loop" fastener material that runs the full length of the
belt. The plastic loops that the belt runs through
are hidden behind a couple of fabric panels, which is a nice detail and
makes for a smoother pant front.
The fly is backed by a
full-width MML-Hydratex liner to help prevent water
ingress. The fly itself is sealed via a flap with a full length
of "hook and loop" fastener material.
There are two rubber-coated snap buttons at the waist to
close the pants.
quilted liner has an unzippered internal pocket on the
front left hip that's 150mm (5-7/8") wide by 100mm
(4") deep. There are two zippered slash pockets
on the outside of the pants; the zippers appear to be hot-sealed and
although the pocket flaps do not fasten closed via
"hook and loop", the pockets are outside of the
waterproof liner, so there shouldn't be any problems with
moisture getting through. Each outside pocket is
150mm (5-7/8") wide by 120mm (4-3/4") deep.
The X-Vent pants are so
named because each leg has a 130mm (5-1/8") zippered
vent opening near the top of each thigh. These vents
let in a bit of air, the volume of which depends upon the
type of motorcycle you're riding.
If you're sitting
behind a fairing, the venting is minimal, but wearing the
pants on some types of un-faired sportbikes will allow a bit more air to
circulate. The effect is hard to notice,
probably because the vents are outside of the waterproof
There is some soft foam
padding on each hip, and the back of the pants also have a
short section of soft foam filled accordion-like
padding. The knees have Knox CE-approved armor.
The leg cuffs have a nice,
long (330mm or 13") zippered opening that allows easy
leg entry and makes the legs slide over any style
boot. The openings are backed by the waterproof
liner, and there's a flap with some "hook and
loop" fastener to secure the closed cuff.
I found the X-Vent pants to
be very comfortable and windproof. The variable
local weather means that I haven't been able to give them
a good workout in a wide variety of weather, but as the
winter sets in I'll report back on their performance in
different riding conditions.
I feel confident that
these pants, especially in combination with the REV'IT!
R-Tech jacket, will make an excellent winter combination
for the most extreme riding conditions. Note: Be
sure to read our review of the
R-Tech jacket and the
REV'IT! motorcycle clothing at RevZilla and help support webBikeWorld!
Retail Price: R-Tech
Jacket - $439.99; X-Vent Pants - $269.99;
Gloves - $119.99.
- Black/Red Trim, Black/Blue Trim,
Black/Anthracite Trim | Pants - Black
in: Europe and Korea
Sizes: XS to XXXL plus long or short leg lengths.
Comments: High quality, stylish and warm
clothing that was obviously designed by someone who knows
about high-speed riding in cold, damp weather. Pants
have removable quilted thermal lining, attached with
zippers. Pant lining is waterproof. Vents on
thighs. Knox CE-approved armor in knees, soft foam
padding on thighs. Pants have full length and short
zippers to attach to some REV'IT! jackets.
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