Held Vader Textile Jeans - Black
Customer Product Reviews
Great pair of trousers. Not as warm as previous trousers that I have had but still plenty warm enough. I commute every day rain or shine and these have kept me dry. The ankle zips are great as previous trousers (which I liked) used to always become caught in the zipper. Also the fixings at the waist are excellent and seem very robust. All in all, much better than I expected
Held Vader Trousers
Good fitting trousers, not too long in the leg. Plenty of width at bottom of leg to go over boots and easy to get on and off with the knee protectors well secured so the dont snag on your feet. Not so good - pockets are far too shallow and they are not paticularly waterproof - 10 mins on M6 in torrential down pour and water seeped in but to be fair it even managed to get through a top quality goretex jacket. Despite this they are good servicable trousers that look as they will last.
All made up!
I wanted waterproof matching trousers for my Held Zorro jacket (which is brilliant!) and these were the ones. Good heavy duty fabric with knee guards in place (a bit uncomfortable at first while walking, but great on the bike). They can be zipped to the jacket at the back, which on a cold morning is useful if slightly awkward until you get the hang of it. The zips are all tough, with velcro fasten downs. Behind the crotch zip there is an internal baffle to keep water out. You need to undo the velcro waist bands the first time, as the pants won't fit, but they are great for snugging the trousers up. The removeable lining is great on below 10C days. Frankly I am completely made up with this jacket and trouser combo. Really pleased. While I don't really plan on riding in the rain (weekend biker), it's good to know I'm ready!
Good value trousers
Nice fit, like the connecting zip to link to the Zorro jacket which, combined with the adjustable elasticated belt, eliminates the need for braces. Lining is very warm and comfortable after using summer jeans. Only tried the waterproofing in light rain, no leaks, so time will tell.
Bought an unlined pair of Rev'it pants last year and this summer they have proved about as breathable as bin bags, so thought I'd give these a try for summer touring. Have proved perfect so far, only encountered light rain so cant comment on how waterproof, but XL Slim fit me beautifully (36 waist 35 inseam) Look to be really well made but time will tell.
Good product at the price. Nice to have a slim option on the sizing. Fit as the size chart. Good length of leg zip for fitting over larger boots. Product quickly delivered and delivery communication good. Visited the store to buy boots previously and the customer service was friendly and helpful.