Lee (Las Vegas )
These are not some thin pair of dirt paints. These things are built for trail riding! These pants fit well and the features (zipper pockets and waist binds are top notch. I will tell you this: The ad says they are built with cooling vents (and they are) but they are thick and hold heat. Of course I'm in Nevada and its summer so... I have been wearing board shorts under them, and it works out good. In the winter I doubt much base layer will be needed. This being said definitely worth the extra money.
Andrew (Lakeport )
I got a small and it looks like an extra large. I think it's meant to wear over pads. The material is durable, but not very soft on the skin. It does have some nice stitched-in pads and feels like it would last forever.
Michael (Fontana )
These jeans have the feel and fit of a designer pair of jeans with the safety features of a Kevlar lining, knee and hip ce rated armor and don't have the exterior stitching to make them look like riding pants. They are a little warmer to ride in than regular jeans but with all the benifits they possess that is easy to deal with. Waist sizing was spot on for me however the knee pads were riding a little low at the highest adjustment so I had to make a few minor alterations to get it right. Very happy with my purchase - quality product for a reasonable price.
Gary (Cody )
Well made, great for riding in hot weather. I would recommend this product to a friend. And I would buy it again. Rugged material also. 5 stars all around!!
Travis (Bend )
I got these with the matching Badlands jacket and I have to say that I’m glad I spent the extra change. After a 2-day, 300 mile ride I can’t think of a single complaint. We hit a few spots of rain and after a quick zip of the vents I was riding in waterproof comfort. They’re a little hot in 96 degree weather when stopped but they vent well above 20 mph and I cooled down quickly. I really like the pockets being along the thigh since it lets the vents do their job effectively. Build quality is top shelf, naturally and there weren’t any bunch-ups or extra slack areas. As with the jacket, I’m sure these pants will provide comfort and performance for the next decade. I’ve worn some of the “newest” and “revolutionary” hardcore adv gear over the years but I always found something wanting in one area or another. This Badlands stuff makes my other name-brand gear seem like something from a yard sale. As a matter of fact, It’s all going on eBay now. Definitely worth it.
Travis (Bend )
This thing does it all! After a 2-day, 300 mile ride I have to say that this jacket is far and away the best thing I’ve ever worn on the road. I’ve worn many high-end jacket offerings (>$500) over the years and it doesn’t seem fair to compare them to this one. There isn’t a stitch out of place; no inconvenient pockets or functions. Everything just works. This trip included 96 degree highs, spats of rain, town riding and freeway riding. While 96 degrees at a stoplight is hot in any jacket, once moving the vents flowed a lot of air to cool me off. The pockets are convenient and waterproof; I was able to comfortably store my concealed carry .38 special in a hand pocket and didn’t worry about it getting wet. The armor fit so well that I couldn’t even tell it was there and nothing got bunched up, even in a tuck. OUTSTANDING! I’d bet my bike that this jacket will serve me well for a decade or longer. Pony up the extra change, it’s so worth it.