AGV Sport Solare Vented Pants
As good as advertised.
Fit me perfectly going by the sizing chart. Plenty of room to zip bottom of legs over tall boots. Cool riding even in temps to 90. Good comfort and protection and quality for the price.
August 18, 2014
Saved my knees
Did a low side after hitting a deer a couple of weeks ago. Slid and tumbled sideways for about 50 yards. Wore through the outer material into the knee pads on both knees but the pants did their job holding the pads in place and saved my knees. Hip padding might seem minimal but worked well and I have only minor bruising. Wore them during summer riding for two years prior to that and they were very comfortable in the heat and humidity of northern Virginia. Knees pads drop down when off the bike but obviously positioned the pads correctly when riding the bike and/or flying off/sliding after it. Will likely patch and wear again - possibly with contrasting stitching and something other than black for a post-apocalyptic Road Warrior look.
August 2, 2014
seems good so far
I probably should have gotten the short inseam, but I'm somewhere in between so I'll keep these. I love the adjustability of the waist. I can squeeze into them with a thinner pair of shorts on and use them as overpants if I had to.
The big zippers and large pulls make it extremely easy to work the pockets, which are of a decent size.
I'm slim and most pants usually end up making me look like I'm wearing a snow suit, but these are thin enough in fit (not material) its not as bad as most.Like most pants, the knee/shin armor hangs low when off the bike but fits in nicely when riding.
airflow is really nice and on a cloudy 70degree day I actually felt a bit too cool. some underarmour legging base layer might be in order if I use these in the early fall.
All in all I'm VERY pleased with these..especially considering the price point!
July 28, 2014
Very comfortable and great features. It was slightly larger in size but it will come in handy in the winter time if you want to wear a thermal underneath. Plus it has great velcro straps to adjust to your perfect fit.
July 28, 2014
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