The Revenant pants have four pockets. And these are deep and wide enough to hold wallets to large cellphones and everything in between. The tabs on the pockets make it easy to open them as well. And the pocket closure with the Velcro is so tight; I never felt the need to zip up the pocket. What’s more, these pockets are water resistant. And on the two occasions I rode in the rain (not of the pouring kind, mind), both my wallet and cellphone came out dry.
If you don’t have the perfect body proportions, chances are your riding gear doesn’t fit you as well as it should. I know most of my riding gear doesn’t. With the Revenant pants, though, it isn’t that big an issue courtesy the adjustability options. There’s a pull to adjust waistband; a Velcro strip at the knee to keep the armour in place; and another Velcro based adjustment at the ankle so that the pants don’t flap around in the wind or get caught in something.
It works. Even in a heavy downpour. Or when wading through water. The waterproofing is excellent. In fact, in drizzle or light rain, we even rode with the air vents open and no water seeped in. What’s more if it’s raining and the ambient temperature is less than 35 degrees, it doesn’t get hot or sweaty inside the pants either.
I love them. Easy to put on, easy to get off, and there’s nothing around the waist to poke your belly. These are adjustable too, which means these don’t drop down when you stand up and ride, and because of that you don’t need to compensate by wearing them too high. As I see it, especially for riding gear, belts are totally passé.