Comment: nice pant for the price, a little baggy tho. worth the money
cape cod, ma
Detour 8505 Ballistic Motorcycle Pants Review
Comment: The pants fit good and feel good riding. The only hint of a problem was when I received the pants the front zipper was pulled apart. I unzipped it and zipped it and it seems to be working. I have only worn the pants 3 time so far. I purchased these for an in between set of riding wear as I wear my gerbings when it is cold and these when it is warmer.
Comment: I have another pair of pant, but I ordered these for this season. They are bulky, but I took the liner our and they seemed to fit better. They aren't to hot, but they have plenty of armor. I'm happy with them, and I would recommend them to anyone who wants a nice pair of pants, for a reasonable price.
Comment: I want to buy it. Please publish this item on Amazon
Comment: I'm 5'8" and medium build...the XL fit perfectly. Easy to get in and out of them. I needs full rain protection and my chaps would leave me a little soggy in the middle, if you know what I mean.
Good but very bulky
Comment: i am 5'-7", and got the large size. Medium would have been too tight.
It is well made but extremely bulky..
Comment: A little wide for smaller people but full featured, well made and excellent customer service.
Comment: These are great pants. comfortable, using them without the inside liner. Material feels durable. armor is in good position. I am 6ft, ordered medium. they look baggy on the waist, length is fine when standing but they do tend to ride up to the ankle on the Vulcan. Overall, nice pair of pants for a good price. I recommend.
Detour 8505 Review
Comment: pants well padded , and kept me warm at 40 degrees. Just with they were 1"or 2" longer on the pant leg. 5'11" and 205 lbs
Worth A Lot More Than I Paid
Comment: I won't go into the details that the other reviews covered. All I want to say is that I compared the workmanship on these pants to my leathers and in my opinion it is at least as good with a few features that I found better than the other brand.
Detour 8505 Ballistic Pants Review
Comment: I first had the 8501 and was very happy with them, but unfortunately the seam in the crotch ripped. I decided to go with the Ballistic due to the stretch fabric in the knees, crotch and butt area. These pants are a phenomenal value, as are the other Detour pants. THe 8505 have a bit more waterproof features and a few less pockets. I just needed something that would serve me well during the winter months! No regrets and Jafrum is the best company to deal with on the web! Believe it!!!
Best Answer:You are definetly going to sweat in the hotter months even without the thermal layer in there. There isn't any ventilation so it gets pretty hot in there. I would try to leave the zipper on the legs open sometimes but it didn't do too much. Nice pants though for the price and for fall/ winter/ spring riding.
I'm afraid I'm not sure. I usually use these in cool weather with the liner insalled. If you remove the liner I think they would be okay, but the dark color would absorb heat from the sun. They are good pants that fit well and offer very good protection. That is why I have them.
There are not any pants that are good in hot weather. But these with the liner out are as good as any in that respect. The only problem is with the zipper, but they have Velcro so I don't even use it. Hope this helps.
I am 5'11" about 175lbs medium built. Was considering medium. Will wear with liner inside most of the time. Is medium a good size?
A shopper on Nov 20, 2014
Best Answer:I am 5' 8" and about 165 lbs. I got the large and they fit me perfectly in the waist when the waist adjustments are as tight as they can go, so I can adjust them bigger as I get fatter :). The length is a little long for me (I am short) but it isn't a problem they just bunch up a little above my ankles. I really like these pants. They are well made, comfortable and easy to get on and off. We drove the bike to Utah in October and rode in High 30's and low 40's and they kept me warm. I am sure I could ride in much colder weather with them, I just haven't yet. I highly recommend these pants. I would suggest a large for you, just my opinion. After I ordered them I thought I should have ordered a medium and just new I would have to send the large back and get a medium, but when they arrived the large was perfect. I have never worn them without the insulated liner as I bought them for cold weather riding. I hope this helps.
Yes, I'd say they would work perfectly for u. I'm about the same over all in height n weight. N the pants fit comfortably n awesome. Delivery time is great too. N by some chance u need to swap sizes, they r flexible w/ that too. So there is no lose here. U win :) but medium should be fine for u. Have a good day.
These Detour 8505 Riding pants are made of a durable water resistant
polynylon with stretch material in the groin and the backs of the knees, and
heavy duty ballistic nylon in the knees, hips, and seat. They have a huge size
range, including regular sizes XS thru 4X, and short and tall sizes m thru 3X.
There is a fitment chart on the listing to help you to determine your size.
The fly closure features an all metal zipper with a waterproof gusset and a hook
and loop cover flap with dual snaps at the top.
Safety comes in the form of removable CE rated armor in the knees, built in
padding in the hips and lower back, removable foam padding in the hips, and
reflective panels and piping that start above the outside of the knees and
extend down to the bottom of the cuffs of the legs.
Storage is ample with two hand warmer pockets with waterproof zippers and hook
and loop cover flaps.
Adjustability equals comfort, and these 8505's are definitely adjustable. They
feature dual hook and loop straps at the waist with stretchy panels, accordion
style stretch panels at the knees and rear end, and more hook and loop adjusters
at the cuffs.
The leg closures feature ¾ length waterproof zippers that are tucked away
beneath these hook and loop cover flaps. Open the legs up, and you can see the
removable quilted liner with flex panels in the knees, and the fixed waterproof
liner that guarantees you stay dry for the whole ride.