Trousers Horizon 2FPT081 1 Review
Fully laminated 100% waterproof trousers
Large ventilation panels keep you cool
CE-rated protection at knees and hips
The Horizon 2 trousers allow you to create a fully laminated waterproof suit from top to bottom when zipping it together with the Horizon 2 jacket. By laminating our hydratex® membrane directly to the PWR | shell outer material, we created 100% waterproof trousers with little to no water pickup. Grip panels on the backside of the trousers prevent you from sliding on the seat under acceleration or braking, and the use of a YKK slide lock front closure adds comfort at the waist. SEEFLEX™ CE-level 2 knee protectors come standard, as well as extremely thin yet CE-rated SEESMART™ hip protectors. Like the jacket, we equipped the Horizon 2 trousers with our VCS|Aquadefence system. The sizable ventilation panels at the upper legs can be opened while riding thanks to the Fidlock® magnetic fasteners. Once opened, they expose two substantial mesh panels that channel air directly to your legs. Two hand pockets allow some of your small items to be carried close by, and thanks to the detachable thermal liner, the Horizon 2 trousers can also be used comfortably when temperatures fall. Sizes S-XZL std., M-XYL short, M-XXL long
YKK slide lock front closure
This unique front closure works like a slide lock and once closed it won't open up spontaneously. The slide locks into a conical shaped slider ensuring they won't separate until you want them to.
prepared for Strapper suspenders
The trousers are prepared for the Strapper suspenders. The Strapper can be connected to the short connection zipper at the back and the specially made hook and loop attachment point on the front side. The suspenders are compatible with a selection of trousers from the REV'IT! collection.
short and long connection zipper
Thanks to the short and long connection zipper, this jacket is/these trousers are compatible for pairing with any pair of trousers/any jacket in the REV'IT! line.
adjustable protector pockets
Within this type of protection pocket, the protector can be adjusted to several positions, in order to customize the shape for each rider. This results in the best personal fit and riding comfort.
- calf zippers
grip panel at seat
The grip panel at the seat ensures you stay in control in all weather conditions and won't slide in your seat at any time. A key feature for any rider, pillion passengers will also appreciate this extra level of performance.
VCS|panel with FidLock® magnetic fastener
Removable panels for optimum ventilation. Ventilation is nice on warmer days, but not as desirable in cold weather. The panels can be kept open due to the FidLock magnetic Fastener. The Fidlock® magnetic fastener not only uses the attraction but also the repulsion of magnets. This leads to a robust closure with high locking strength that can still be easily opened with one hand while riding.
- stretch panel
- adjustment straps
- adjustment tab
- tour fit
- slit pockets
When opened the aquadefence system allows direct ventilation to the body. When the zipper or panel is closed, it presses onto the incorporated rain gutter, the jacket is then 100% wind- and waterproof. When the panel or zipper is closed the rain gutter will stop the water from entering via the ventilation holes, thereby keeping you dry and comfortable. (EU patent EP 2574249, US patent US 13/630.520)
SEEFLEX™ Level 2 CE protection
Certified CE-Level 2 according to the new norm EN1621-1:2012 the SEEFLEX™ protector is the latest innovation from the in-house R&D department. The new norm also tests the impact levels in various temperature ranges. The SEEFLEX™ protectors easily surpass the new norm without sacrificing wearer comfort.
- SEESMART™ CE-level 1 type B hip protector insert - version RV33
PWR|shell 1000D 2L
This material is REV’IT!’s take on Cordura®. Consisting of 100% high-performance Polyamide yarns, PWR|shell takes the best properties of Cordura® - high melting point, tremendous tear- and abrasion-resistance, and excellent durability - and puts the unique REV’IT! design stamp on it. PWR|shell provides high-performance protection for every rider.
Lorica® is constructed from microfibres that give the material characteristics similar to those of natural leather, including a leather look. This low-maintenance material is not as strong as leather, but softer and lighter, with a consistent thickness that makes it easier to process.
PWR|shell 500D stretch
This material is REV’IT!’s take on Cordura®. Consisting of 100 percent high-performance polyamide yarns, PWR|shell takes the best properties of Cordura®—a high melting point, tremendous tear- and abrasion-resistance, excellent durability—and puts the unique REV’IT! design stamp on it. This PWR|shell fabric comes in a stretch variant. 500D indicates the density of the fabric. The higher the number the better the abrasion- and tear resistance properties are.
PWR|shell 500D stretch 2L
This stretch variant of the PWR|shell fabric has an extra coating to increase the garment's water repellency. It also provides maximum elasticised support for the body under racing conditions.
Sure grip fabric or leather features a special, texturized print, which offers an excellent grip under high-performance riding conditions.
- detachable thermal liner
Hydratex®|Lite provides all-weather protection with just one layer. The inner surface of the outer shell features a waterproof coating with micropores, which keeps rain and wind out.
I had the first Horizon jacket and now the Horizon 2 jacket and pants. I was an early purchaser so this may have been (hopefully) corrected in later production runs, but the Velcro attachment points are reversed so they don't work with the Strapper suspenders unless you take the suspenders to a tailor and have them fixed.
Otherwise, the waterproofing is great. The vents are ok, but don't let a ton of air in. I got a bit overheated on a 90 degree day. But they're perfect for 3 season cold riding.