AGV Sport Airtex Pants
Great pants, would be 5 stars if they weren't just a little on the short side
I bought these pants right before I left on a 3k mile, 9 day trip through midwest heat and rockies cold. I bought the XL size pants (I wear a 34/32 jeans) in hopes they would be a little on the longer side, but they were not. I would have liked them to be about 2" longer in the leg, but they still worked out great. I do not think you will be able to wear these over jeans, and I did not. I wore just underwear underneath on hot days and on cold days I had the liner and wore my under armour cold gear pants.
In the heat - These pants have vents on the back of the leg from just above the knee down past your calf, and work well. I could feel the armor in the knees and my sides of my hips, but they were far from uncomfortable and I was not getting overly warm in those areas. My last day of this trip I wore these pants for 17 hours, and 730 miles on the bike with no issue and the temps got into the 90's. I'm used to riding in jeans where the butt pocket squares begin to dig in to you, and these were a very different experience and my butt never had a problem. Very comfortable.
In the cold - I had the liner and my under armour cold gear on and was able to stay warm at 65mph in 30* F Yellowstone cold. I was able to stay comfortable in these pants in the cold.
Great pants, very great value. Only complaint is that I'd like to see a little longer pant leg. Tall guys may have an issue here (I'm only 5'9).
June 21, 2016
CRASH TESTED, Better off in Jeans
Low sided wearing these at 40 mph, they came apart at every seam, knee armor shifted and now I got two giant holes in my knee that I had to get surgery on. Still got rash on both legs and lower back.
Sure they were comfortable and move a lot of air, but what good is that when they don't protect you.
February 2, 2016
What I Expected
I wear a 33/32 in jeans and ordered a large because I wanted to wear them over jeans. They're a bit snug but will go over my jeans. I didn't plan to take them off every time I stopped somewhere. If you're looking for a pure over-pant that you can throw off quickly, you may want to look elsewhere.
I've ridden about 3 hours in these pants and have really only one complaint. The left knee armor is pretty uncomfortable for me. It eventually will find a home, but until then it's pretty annoying. I'd assume it's just my fit as my right knee has never had a problem. I can probably adjust the left knee a bit to get some more comfort. Just reporting what the out-of-the-box fit was like for me. Walking around these pants are extremely comfortable over jeans.
Airflow feels good. Again, have only worn these over jeans on a 50-60 degree day, but i wasn't sweating or freezing. Mesh seems good for Summer. I'm in TX, so I got these as a 4 (or at least 3.5) Texas season over-pant.
Overall they are what I wanted. Annoying left knee armor for me, but that can possibly be fixed and could easily just be my experience. Not unhappy with my purchase.
November 12, 2015
Great but be careful on the sizing.
These are great looking pants and good value for your money. Lots of airflow. The only thing I didn't like was the sizing. Going off of the size chart I ordered a medium. I wear a 34 and couldn't even button them. Had to send them back. Luckily revzilla is awesome about returns. I exchanged them for a large and its a tight fit but manageable. Cannot use the side tightening straps have to leave them undone.
September 28, 2015
Good look, good feel
These pants feel and look great both on and especially off the bike. My only complaint is that the lack of elastic above the knee means that the pant hem rides up above the top of regular shoes or short boots while riding in a dualsport/street bike posture leaving your ankles exposed. Other than that, these fit, feel and look great.
August 24, 2015
Used these on a recent trip to Colorado. They were great. Only shortcoming is they are a bit short for me, i think they list at 32 " which allowed them to ride up on my boot.
With the liners in, they are super warm and dry.
August 17, 2015
Great pants for the price, good balance of airflow and protection
These are great and stylish pants. After going across the US and wearing them for roughly 5000mi, I can confidently say I've tested them thoroughly. I've gone down twice in these, and both times I got up without a scratch.
- Pockets are waterproof even when you remove the waterproof liner. (very important when you're caught in a sudden downpour and don't want to strip down to your underwear on the side of the road to put on the waterproof liner)
- Knee pads slide below your knees when you're standing and don't get in the way of walking, I played basketball wearing these with no issue.
- Great airflow when you want it, and great wind-blocking with the liner when you don't.
The only things I wished were better:
- NO BUTT PADS, please add butt padding pockets or make it come with butt pads in the next iteration
- seams by the pockets wore out quickly, had to get it sowed back (but it was only a minor tear and I used these heavily)
- more reflective strips, these pants only have 3
August 12, 2015
Over all style and features are nice. I have a 32 inseam and I find that these are a little short. I am a 34 waist and 32 inseam and got the Large based on the chart, video would have had me leaning towards the Med. but thankfully I did not watch that till after I ordered. Over all they are good, but again legs could use an inch or 2 more at the bottom.
July 26, 2015