The fit on theses chaps matched my leather chaps and easy to get on and off. The only issue I had was that all of the belt-loop buttons popped off the first time I used them. I was able to retrieve most of the buttons and re-attached them with good thread. Not sure if this is an isolated issue but I wanted to share the only issue I had with these nice chaps.
Men's Hi-Viz Reversible Motorcycle Chaps
List Price: 89.99
Sales Price: $29.95
Men's Hi-Viz Reversible Motorcycle Chaps
Item Code: Detour8552
Color: Hi-viz Orange or Hi-viz Yellow
- Reversible textile chaps
- Durable textile material
- Zippered pockets
- Stretchable inner thigh for comfort fit
- Strong and smooth zippers
- Full length side zippers with snaps allow for ease of dressing
HOW TO DETERMINE SIZE. Please measure the thickest part of your thigh (circumference around your thigh at the thickest part) using a cloth tape measure. Be sure to take this measurement with your jeans ON.
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It's a bargain at this price. Keeps you warm and dry and the reversibility is a bonus. Follow the sizing chart and you should have no problems.
I really like these. They are really sturdy and light weight. The only issue I have with these is you have to have a belt. I'm a lady rider and i don't always wear a belt. If you have these in your saddle bag and need to put these on...better have a belt with them as well. Other than that I love them.
LIGHT WEIGHT DID NOT RESTRICT MOVEMENT SIZE INSTRUCTIONS RIGHT ON
2 in 1 now that is a cool deal! With the temps getting much cooler, especially in the mornings i need a bit more warmth on my legs. I ordered a small & they fit perfect the length was a bit long, fold it over & you got the orange/yellow/ black cuff - depeding which side you choose to wear. The zipper pockets are just enough room for some cash, keys. Plus it comes w/ 2 D rings nice to have. Used it going up to Santa Barbra from L.A. sure felt good & lady's dig them.
"They fit me well and they definitely show up at night. You can't tell with the black-side out that they have that reflective fabric on the other side."
These 8552 Chaps Leggings are made from an abrasion resistant nylon and come in two colors, Hi-Viz Orange and Hi-Viz Yellow. They are available in sizes S thru 3XL and feature a combination snap and zippered closure. You will notice that the closure has an inner and outer row of snaps. That is because the leggings are reversible. Remember to switch legs when reversing your leggings to make sure the closure flap will be facing in the right direction to keep the wind out. The Hi-Viz side features reflective panels that match perfectly with the 8202 Mil-Spec style vest. Check out the listing to see the vest video. The belt flaps feature two buttons and can be used to make the chaps a little longer by using just the top button. There are accordion style stretch-panels on the inside of the leg that also help add to the versatile fit. The only downside to a textile chap versus a leather chap is that the hem at the bottom has to be stitched so you can't adjust the length the way you can with leather. The major bonus, though, is that the textile chaps are much lighter weight and pack smaller, making them easier to fit into a saddlebag. The other feature I find handy is this metal D-ring hanging off of the black side of the chap. It's perfect for holding onto your keys when you are off the bike.
But they do NOT go on like most leather chaps. You need to step into them like you would for a pair of pants, because the zipper/snaps stop about 6" below the top of the chaps.
None of the catalog pictures really show this feature very clearly, since it would only show up in a rear-view. But, the pictures of the rear-view actually show the model wearing the chaps incorrectly backwards.
I really like these chaps, but I find them a little more difficult to put on and take off than my leather chaps.
I do not have Tornado's, so I am just giving an opinion here.
But, the short answer is; I don't think you have a good fit here.
I love these Detour chaps, but they are not classic design, like my other chaps. You need to step into each one separately, one leg at a time like boots, to put them on.
This is because they are permanently closed at the top of the thigh, and only zip/snap from mid thigh to ankle.
Then they you'll need to fasten them to your belt to keep them up. I'm not sure that the Tornado's offer a proper place for this hook up.
(I wear them over dress pants when riding to work. While I have a belt on those pants, it's too thin and handsome to do double duty with the chaps. So, I bought a utility belt on-line and keep it with the chaps.)
Tornado's look like great pants, especially when you ride a sport bike with your legs bent strongly at the hip and knee. I'm not so sure these chaps will follw that curve as well.
Obviously, you do what you want. Jafrum is REALLY good about swapping things that didn't fit right, for the same thing in a different size. So, you can try a bigger size to see if it gets you to your comfort zone.
And, the tab on the zipper flips completely over so you can pull it up from either side.
But the way Detour get this arrangement to work is that the right leg on the black side becomes the left leg on the hi-viz side! This way the flaps allways face the rear.
Since the chaps are not connected to each other by a belt, like traditional chaps are, they turn "inside-out" pretty easy.
And, every pocket, d-ring, button, etc. has a duplicate on the other side.
My one warning: You will need to wear a strong belt, that can do double-duty of holding up your pants AND holding up the chaps. OR, do what I did, and buy a 2" wide nylon utility belt and keep it with the chaps.