Revolution Race GPx | Review | WildStray

A review of the Revolution Race GPx Zip-Off outdoor pants

Short description of the product: all-year convertible outdoor pants
Where was the product tested: 7-day hike in Scotland
- In what conditions:
 warm / sunny / rainy / windy
- By who: Myself (189 cm. / 81 kg.)
Weight: 
592g (size Large; weighed it at home)
Materials: Hypershell®: 65% polyester / 35% cotton and Hypershell® Stretch: 93% nylon / 7% spandex
Fit: 
Normal

So, why the GPx pants ...

The company behind the pants, Revolution Race from Sweden, recently contacted me to hear whether I was interested in testing one of their pants. I knew Revoluation Race beforehand and have heard promising things about them since their products are quite popular in Denmark. Ultimately, I eyed in on the GPx model and decided to use to pants for my thru-hike of the West Highland Way in Scotland. I chose the GPx model because I have heard good things about this model and because they're convertible pants. I usually hike in shorts; hiking in pants are too steamy for me, but I do like full pants for the evenings.

Fit and comfort
  • Super comfortable to wear due to stretchy materials
  • Zippers don't cause any chafing (well done, Revolutation Race!)
  • A little wide around the waist; was never a problem but I used an improvised belt made of string because like the pants to sit tight around my waist
  • They fit long, but can be tightened around the ankles with a button-strap (very neat feature)

Features
  • Four (!) zippered pockets; two on right leg, one on left and one on the back
  • Two normal pocket pants
  • Different colored knee-zippers  (I liked this a lot, compliments to RR for having eye for the details)
  • Adjustable width in the bottom of the legs
  • Reinforced materials in seat, front of the thighs and bottom of the legs

Breathability and weather-resistance
  • Not water repellent
  • Dry fast when wet, but gets extra heavy
  • Becomes hot when used as full pants during medium to high activity
My verdict of the Revolution Race GPx (zip-off) ...

I am very happy with these pants. Particularly, the great comfort, well-thought features and versatility of the pants makes me want to recommend these pants.

For a while, I've been wanting a pair of pants that I could use for both hiking, walks in the forest and general outdoor activity and I do not have to look around anymore. These will be my go-to pants for weekend trips and shorter hikes especially when fall and winter come around and the temperatures drop. However, I will probably want to go with something lighter for longer hikes where weight and pace are important factors.

All in all, I find the GPx pants to be a great product at a very fair price. I can't come to think of any other pair of pants in this price range that outmatches these pants and I do recommend giving them a go.


Disclaimer:
Revolution Race send me these pants to test them out free of charge, but I am in no other way affiliated with Revolution Race nor am I receiving any affiliate benefits from writing this review. This is my honest opinion about the product and you should always feel welcome to contact me on mikkel@wildstray.com if you have questions of any sort.

Revolution Race GPxPro (zip-off)

7.7

Comfort and Mobility

9.5/10

Features

9.0/10

Durability

8.0/10

Venting and Breathability

6.0/10

Weather Resistance

6.0/10

The good stuff

  • Strech makes a super comfortable fit
  • No chafing around zippers
  • Reinforced materials
  • Lots of pockets (with zippers)
  • Affordable
  • Can be used for a wide range of outdoor activities

The not so good stuff

  • Slightly heavy
  • Becomes hot during medium - high activity level
  • Soaks water (but dries quickly)
  • Sizing can be a bit tricky