When I stumbled upon the advertisement from jollyoutdoor.com I was really nervous about buying something from an unknown company but I did need some long pants for my morning commute to work. I poked around the site and found some Mysenian fleece pants to order. I placed my order for about $50 with free shipping. A couple of hours later, I received an email telling me the pants that I ordered were out of stock. I responded to the email with a request for a different pair of pants that were $3 cheaper. Jollyoutdoor responded back with an order confirmation and a note saying my paypal account was credited the $3 difference. It was incredibly easy to deal with jollyoutdoor. My package arrived less than two weeks after my order was placed. That is pretty good, considering the order came from China during the Christmas rush with free shipping.
The Santic pants are pretty nice. They don’t have the high end feel like a pair of Rapha pants but they do feel good when you put them on. They have some nice stitching patterns to make them feel better around the legs. The padding is nice and comfortable and stays in place while riding. The pants run a size small. I typically wear a small to medium pants. With the Santic pants, I wear a large size. I am 5’7” tall. The typical American and European medium pants are really long for me. They seem to be designed for people who are taller than 6’. The Chinese pants seem to be designed for people who are my height. The rear pocket is also nice. On days that are cold enough for me to wear long pants, I usually wear a sweat shirt or something warm under a jacket. The warm shirts don’t have pockets so the pocket on the pants comes in handy.
Jollyoutdoor.com is a legitimate business. I bought a pair of long cycling pants. The pants are not top quality but I don’t need them to be top quality. I plan on wearing them for 1,000 to 2,000 miles. The pants cost about $45 and they should last beyond the 2,000 miles that I want. I am happy enough with the process that I will buy from them again. When I do, I will post my satisfaction with the next purchase as well.
A note on security: When you place an order with a company that you are not comfortable with, send your credit card company or PayPal an email about your purchase and your concerns. The financial companies are good a keeping you protected from fraud. They are better at protecting you from fraud if you help them.