Comment: Ordered (Wed.) using freeship coupon, arrived Friday. Wow, you guys are amazing.
Fit is perfect -- I'm 5'10" to 5'11, 180lbs, regular build (in terms of men's suits, I wear a 42 regular sport cut suit off the rack) normally buy either W34-L32 or W32-L32 jeans. Pants pulled on right over jeans even with quilted liner left in. Not snug, could sit down easily. Bottom of pant covers full shoe top, so sitting with them on will not cause them to ride up. Bike is in the shop and it's -12 outside right now, so I'm not going to road test.
Construction is excellent -- heavy duty seams, zippers are great. Fabric is heavy duty, padding and armor are solid. Hip padding is unobtrusive, unlike a prior pair from a different mfg that i ordered last year. These pants aren't going to make you look like you belong on a magazine cover, but the pair from the other mfg made my hips look "generous". These merely look svelte. Nothing cheap about these pants.
Only con is that hip padding seems a little low. Maybe 1-2 inches below the top of the hip bone.
At Jafrum, we have literally hundreds of styles of jackets, pants, and boots
available at the lowest prices on the web. So, naturally, some are to be a
little bit better than the rest in their category. These 8503 Waterproof Textile
Pants are, in my opinion, one of the best pant models that Detour offers. Let's
take a look at some of the features.
The shell of the 8503 pants is made of a high density polynylon with double
stitched, reinforced ballistic nylon areas in the knees and rear. The main
closure consists of a waterproof metal zipper with a dual snap pull tab
retainer, and the waist is adjustable using these hook and loop adjusters. The
pockets also feature waterproof zippers that receive even more protection from
the elements from these hook and loop cover flaps.
The wear ability is excellent with these pants as a result of the accordion
style stretch panels in the knees and in the top of the rear.
The protective features are also quite good with CE approved armor in the knees
and removable pads in the hips. Nighttime visibility is improved by the use of
reflective panels on the lower hip area and piping that extends from the panels
down to the bottom of the leg.
The leg closures extend all the way up to the hip for easy on and off and are
equipped with waterproof zippers that are protected by these hook and loop cover
flaps. Open the zippers up, and you expose the removable, zip out, quilted
thermal liner and fixed waterproof liner that complete the 8503's functionality.
Again, this is one of the better items from
Detour and at a price
that is far lower than anything comparable from another manufacturer.