Alpinestars Bregenz Drystar Pants
Nice pants but fit a little small in the waist, length is good.
I wish the pants had a small vent on each side but it's livable.
I am 6'2", 195lbs, 36" waist and I ordered an XL which would be tight if I was a single pound heavier.
May 13, 2013
Good pant for Spring Fall and Winter
Well made with nice features. Used them for a week riding the mountains in Tenn. in 60 degree temps. Upper 50s on mountain tops. I pulled the insulated liner out and they were very comfortable in this temp range. Went through some light rain, no heavy stuff. They were fine with no leaks, but not much of test on that. The pants don't breath much as the drystar waterproof liner is built in and not removable. I feel like these pants would be too warm in temps over 80-85 degrees. Just a guess. They do run small, particularly at the waist. I am a 32 - 32 USA pant size. I got the medium and they are a little tight at the waist, but tolerable. If my waist was 33" or 34" they would not fit.
I am an adventure rider and have not used them the woods yet. I think they will probably be to warm at temps of 75 and up in tight trails when you are working a bit. I will wear my off road pants for that.
Overall they are a quality pant that is a good value. I like them and recommend them for all but hot weather riding.
May 6, 2013
Great Value and Style
I purchased these pants for colder morning commutes. They do a great job of blocking the wind, while also retaining heat. They fit and look great. The size is a bit on the smaller size. If you are thick on the bottom, you'll want to expect a snug European fit. (make sure you follow the guide for waist size. If your in between sizes, go up) I used the pants without the insulation on warmer days and they were very comfortable. (was concerned they would be too hot without any type of venting) The knee pads do not grab your toes, when you slip on the pants. (which is nice) I haven't tried them in the rain yet. A very good pant for the price.
March 25, 2013
Awesome cold and wet weather pants
These pants are well insulated and completely windproof. I have ridden a whole hour at 38 degrees with only my boxer briefs underneath and my legs stayed completely warm. Waterproofness is also great, although I had some water leakage on my butt a couple storms ago. I think it could have been water that leaked in between my jacket. Since the fit is loose, I recommend ordering a size smaller if wearing it as is. Order true to size if you want to use it as an overpant. The knee armor is thin and unnoticeable. It moves around a bit so I'm not sure how safe that will be in a crash. It has provisions for hip armor even though Alpinestars doesn't sell a CE upgrade.
Fit and finish is typical Alpinestars quality. It looks exactly how much you pay for.
January 2, 2013
Good Style but Not Waterproof
If you're not riding in the rain, they'd be a good pant. Size L fits me well (6', 185 lbs, 32x34 jean size). Inseam is a bit long but doesn't ride up the boot when you're in riding position.
I bought these based on their claim of being waterproof, and they are not. I'm a year-round moto commuter in the Northwest. It doesn't even take a good downpour to soak them, a moderate shower will get my jeans wet. It seems as though the outer shell has no repellency treatment, so rain immediately transfers through and quickly overwhelmes the liner. Water actually sloshes between the shell and liner on heavier rain days, draining out for over an hour after hanging them up.
I'm not riding for hours at a time either, my commute is 30 minutes each way.
November 19, 2012
good over all product
comfortable , nice look.Nice and warm with the liner.buy them!
November 19, 2012
I finally understand "European fit."
I wear a 30 waist, 32 length Levi's 514 (160 lbs, 5'9", but 6.5" where it matters for you reading at home). The size chart indicates that the small would be a 30" waist, but I thought maybe I could get away wearing these pants as an overpant, so I ordered both the small and the medium to cover my bases. The medium should be a 32, which would be a ton of room for me with a pair of Levi's. I can barely get either of them on. The medium is very tight around the hips and super snug when zipped and snapped. This is with the liner in; my primary motive for buying the pants was long distance, cool weather commuting.
The pants seem nice. The quality matches the price point, and the styling is what I was looking for. I'll be returning the two I received and ordering a large, hoping that they're not obscenely long. This will be the first time I wear a "large" anything.
In Alpinestars, you don't fit pants, PANTS FIT YOU.
October 28, 2012
Great cold weather pants
I've worn these pants down to 30 degrees outside (you can figure out the windchill when going 70 on the highway) and was still comfortable.
They are a little snug given the size, particularly in the hip/butt area. And, though I could stand to lose a couple of pounds, I'm a trim guy. Still, very good pants for my commuting.
February 15, 2012