AGV Sport Solare Vented Pants
Tore after a year...
Got these pants on Revzilla about a year ago, and I noticed the other day that the stitching in the crotch was coming out. Now today, there is a big tear on the side. Haven't gone down in them, so I'm not sure why they are tearing like this.
Guess it is time to get some new pants.
July 19, 2014
So I'm 6'1", 185 lbs with a skinny/muscular build. I ordered a size Large and they fit my 34" waist perfectly. My long legs how ever are a bit off but only with the knee pads in place. When walking or standing the knee pads rest just below my knees. Giving a false sense of the pants sliding down when I walk. In the riding position they move up to the perfect spot. So I ride without them, could be an issue for some. Pant length in a full tuck position is perfect. Tons of air flow and lots of options for adjustment. Long YKK zippers along the ends to aid in putting on your boots. The pants look brilliant and are so comfortable. I've only done a hundred miles in them BUT there has been almost no adjustment period. I have some nice curves I get to hang off the bike on and they give me plenty of flexibility through those turns.
The only cons for me are the knee pads and the cheap out of place buckle/plastic loop for the strap. It's complete junk, it doesn't belong at all and I can't believe AGV let this pass quality inspections. I plan to replace the buckle as soon as possible but a very small con.
July 17, 2014
Really great pants for the hot humid summers in Alabama
I'm 6'1 36" waist 34" inseam..205 lbs. These pants in XL fit perfectly. No complaints. You can read about the features in the factory description.
Fit in the waist ....juuuust right. Length wise: standing, the bottom of the pants fall to the top of my boots, so in the riding position they do not pull up too far....juuuust right!
Ventilation is very good. First time I rode with them it was 92 degrees at about 80% humidity..pretty brutal, and they did great.
The only reason I rated the protection/durability "good" is because the pants are brand new. The material/armor/and zippers appear to be top notch however.
The two pockets are on the front and although they look smallish, hold your wallet just fine. It would be nice if they put a couple of cargo pants type pockets somewhere on the legs with Velcro closures... but hey, these will do.
I highly recommend these pants for a hot climate.
July 14, 2014
good air flow, good protection, bang for buck
purchased to get more air flow than regular jeans for hot summer days. good protection and flexability. had to remove knee pads to maximize air flow and range of motion, but good either way.
June 30, 2014
These pants are very good looking, the picture does not give them justice. They fit true to size I felt. They took about 2 rides to break them in only because of the knee pads. Overall great pants for an unbeatable price. Great service
June 30, 2014
Comfortable, good air flow
Well made summer pants with good air flow and good protection. I would like to see a better design to tuck away the front pocket zipper.
June 23, 2014
Buckle tore off
On my second ride with these pants the buckle tore off. The sewing must be pretty terrible quality for it to just rip clean off at the seam here on only my second ride. Other than that the pants are fine, airflow is ok, about what you would expect for the price. But I question how well they will work in a crash if even the buckle comes off after ride number 2.
June 23, 2014
Good at the price point
I've ridden in these for about a week now. They fit slightly bigger than the AGV Telluride pants, so if you have those and they feel a little loose you should size down for these. I'm 5' 7 with a 28" inseam and ordered a large short based on the fit of my Tellurides and should have gone with a medium short. Knee armor falls a little low and isn't particularly adjustable. Some stick on Velcro tabs solved that problem. Air flow is good and I was comfortable riding home on 95 degree day as long as I was moving. I rated airflow down one star because the mesh is only on the thighs and calves; on a sport bike this is fine because your quads are generally at an angle. On a street bike where your quads tend to be parallel with the ground you won't get much airflow at lower speeds. Less padding than the Tellurides, but in the right places and I feel they would offer me decent protection on a bad day. Easy to put on, easy to take off, comfortable to ride in, and you can't beat AGV gear for style. Even slightly baggy they look great. Haven't had them long enough to evaluate their durabilty; I have fairly low expectations based on how my Tellurides held up, but for the price I'll be happy if they last until fall.
May 21, 2014