The Ride Harbor Pant has something that we at The Good Ride are pretty fond of and that is Cocona. Cocona, from what I understand is the integration of a coconut based fiber that is integrated with the material so it performs differently than a laminate but it’s also not quite an insert.
Size Tried: Medium
Weight: 195 lbs,
Upper Thigh 24.5”
Middle Thigh 22”
Turn On’s: Size M pants that fit well around my thighs, Riding with Friends, Open Roads, new gear and especially my wife.
Turn Off’s: M Pants that I can’t get up over my thighs, traffic and people who can’t park inside the lines.
Fit: I like this fit and found it to have a little room to layer up underneath but at the same time it doesn’t feel baggy for me.
Construction: It’s very hard to do an apples to apples outerwear test so I’m not 100% on this but all I know is I have used a few Cocona jackets and I’m thoroughly impressed with their durability, waterproofing and breathability. Also it’s a 3.5 layer so some areas of the pant have 4 layers that get the most weather and most have 3.
Insulation/Warmth: No real warmth here. It’s just an outer shell.
Waterproofing/Breathability: 20k waterproofing/ 15K Breathability is pretty impressive with 3.5 layers and this is just a little behind many Gore-Tex Pants when it comes to waterproofing and breathability. It can easily handle wet snow and isn’t bad if you come across the occasional rain day.
Overall: When you think of ride you think of snowboarding hard goods and they aren’t as well known for making outerwear but all in all you have a pretty good pant here.