AGV Sport Airtex Pants
Covered at last!
I bought these pants in February (Virginia) figuring I'd be able to suffer in the cold for the next few weeks until the temperatures reach the warmer levels that these pants were designed for. Prior to these pants I was just wearing ski pants over my work slacks on my daily 35-mile-each-way 90% highway commute, which left me warm but totally unprotected from the waist down in the event of a 'get-off'. Now, with these riding pants I wear more layers, but I am almost as warm AND protected. Now it's Boxers + Thermals + Work pants + AGV Pants.
Here goes my cold-weather review of these pants:
These pants come with a super thin liner on the inside. This liner will not keep you warm or keep the wind off of you in the colder temperature ranges. You will need to wear a windproof layer over these pants or a thermal layer under them cold days #both on the coldest days#.
Protection, Fit, and Quality:
I have not crashed yet with these pants on, but they do feel durable and have good knee and hip protection. Bottom line, I feel protected when wearing these pants. The size is true to the manufacturer's scale. I did not find them to run larger or smaller than advertised. I wear a size 34-36 pant normally and the XL fits perfectly over my pants. The legs provide adequate space for my work pants even with the Reissa Liners in. The adjustable cuffs at the ankles can be tightened around my boots and do not move whatsoever while on the bike. The knee pads are substantial and rest exactly where they should while riding. They sag a bit #as expected# when standing. The craftsmanship seems to be top notch and I haven't encountered any loose stitching or defects. The hook-and-loop strips on the zipper and the ankles seem to be securely attached and don't look like they will start pulling apart.
This is the subjective part, but these pants look good to me. They are not overly baggy for motorcycle pants and they don't look like space-pants. They do not flap around while riding at highway speeds. The reflective piping is not obviously visible unless there is a light shining directly on them, but whey they light up they really stand-out. I feel that the black on black look is less juvenile and 'look-at-me' than the two-tone option so that's what I went with. No regrets.
For cooler weather, these pants are great if you layer up to enhance the wind resistance and warmth retention. I am confident that during warmer weather these pants will become much more comfortable. I am happy with the purchase of these pants and don't see why anyone would need anything more from a pair of motorcycle pants. Great bang-for-buck factor. Buy a pair!
February 13, 2015
So happy I purchased these pants. Also glad to have video review on Revzilla so i knew what size to get. Fit is slightly big but with Velcro adjustments on hip, fits perfect. Could not be happier!!
January 27, 2015
All The Features I Was Looking For !
I was looking for a all in one pants for a good price and these are it , Planning on wearing them out!
January 4, 2015
Stellar pants, great value
I've been in search of the perfect sport-oriented, affordable two-piece commuter suit for quite some time now (because some of us can't afford a certain expensive one-piece commuter/touring suit) and I believe I have struck gold.
When shopping around for two-piece commuter gear, I had a few requirements in mind:
1. The gear has to look good, and possess sportbike-oriented styling.
2.Removable water/windproof liners were a must so that the gear would be comfortable in a variety of gnarly weather conditions that Georgia presents to riders year round (read: hot, hot and humid, hot and humid and rainy, cool and rainy, you get the idea).
The second point is of particular importance to me because I don't actually own any form of transportation besides my SV, so any gear I drop money on has to be able to go the extra mile. That being said, so far these pants (and the matching AirTex jacket) fit the bill and then some. Great price point, amazing liner (I may have become a Reissa convert), and exceptional comfort, all the while fitting over my work slacks with ease. These seem as if they'll compliment my two-piece AGV leathers very well, allowing me to use leather during winter/late fall and the Airtex gear for the rest of the year. I'll also be able to save space in my gear closet by sticking to these two complimentary two-piece suits.
A positive note on sizing... My pants size is 32/34, and I ordered these in a 32 waist. Thanks to the velcro wait adjustments, these fit over my pants and belt just fine while wearing a belt and leaving plenty more room for adjustment if necessary. Given the sizing, the knee armor settles nicely into place when in a riding position.
These pants also come equipped with some hip padding, which I don't recall seeing a mention of in the description. Seems to be foam padding, and I haven't found any markings that tell me otherwise. In any case, the two hip pads are located inside of velcro sealed pouches and can easily be replaced with your preferred hip armor.
These pants look pretty durable, too. Solid construction and well-made material. I doubt they'd last more than one meeting with asphalt, but they are most definitely a safe bet when it comes to striking that fine balance between comfort and protection when commuting or doing some light touring.
July 7, 2014