Wasn't sure I'd like them. I wear bulky off-road boots and these were the only rain pants I found that would come close to zipping closed over the boots. Threw 'em in the saddlebag just in case... Wow, not only do they keep me dry, they also keep out the cold wind that seeps in even when it's not raining. I can wear my vented riding pants and use these as a warm over-layer. They're staying in my bag as a "don't leave home without them" piece of gear. (Posted on 7/23/15)
Recent trip found us in big downpours in Arkansas, Alabama, and Tennessee. Pants were easy to don and doff and kept me completely dry; unlike my brother who was wearing a suit designed to be "waterproof ", he had big leaks. I also wore the boot covers and was pleased as well. I know they won't hold up in a crash but for staying dry and not crashing, these pants are great.r (Posted on 1/6/15)
I've had the same pair of these emergency rain pants for 2 years now. Most of the time they stayed stowed in my solo bag, being used 5-6 times a year. They used to perform great. This evening a 1/2 hour ride in moderate rain revealed the dreaded crotch leak. A closer inspection shows that the seam tape in the crotch has started to peel up. (The description says "seam sealed, but they are not. They are seam taped. There is a difference).
Ultimately, I figure that 2 years is a good shelf life, and I will probably purchase another pair. I wouldn't don them if I was leaving the house and it was already raining heavily. But I would, and do, keep them on the bike at all times and they have kept my jeans dry up until now. (Posted on 6/14/11)
I was a little worried when I ordered these pants based on the one review. Boy, was I surprised! I usually wear a 33-33 in jeans and I ordered the medium long. They fit perfectly. Sealed zippers unlike anything I have seen. Super light weight. Only improvement I can think of is that if the side zippers were full length I wouldn't have to take off my boots to get them on. I think they're worth the money. Nice pants! (Posted on 12/17/10)
The good: packs down to nothing, lightweight, the zippers look almost water-proof.
The bad: They sit rather low on the hips for rain pants. The few that I've had before have always pulled up to around the navel. I'm 5'8 and I ordered a medium. The pants only come to the belt line. I'd like to see them higher. (Posted on 12/26/09)