Alpinestars Bregenz Drystar Pants
runs small, knee protection to low
1. It runs small, like others have commented.
2. The knee protection is below my knee, and not adjustable.
Ended up returning the pant.
November 7, 2013
Great all-around pant.
I purchased these pants primarily for added protection and for riding in some fairly extreme weather. So far, the pants have been great and they're rated at 4 stars because I haven't had the chance to use them in the rain. However, I have ridden in 80+ degree and down to 16 degree weather with them and I was totally comfortable in both situations. The removable liner will allow you to adapt to many different riding conditions.
November 6, 2013
Get them while you can
I recently purchased these pants for my winter riding. I will break this down into three basic categories (Good, So-So, and Seriously?)
First the good, These are very comfortable. I was able to use them on the second half of my 700 mile ride this past weekend. My legs stayed temp neutral in 35-50 degree weather. For that reason, I would recommend to all.
Now the So-So. While these are reduced to $200, I would think a $400 pant would have some sort of velcro or tightening option for the ankle. Seems a bit of wind can get in here. If I was using a full boot I might not have had the issue. But I cannot be sure. The amount of wind was minimal, but if the temp drops, I could see this causing some discomfort.
Now the SERIOUSLY???. First, I want to say AWESOME JOB REVZILLA. I ordered these pants with second day delivery so I could try them on my 700 mile ride. I did received them when expected. My pants size is a 36W and 29inseam. My "wiast" is a 41. By the size chart, I am a Large. However, Revzilla suggested XL because I want to wear them over street clothes. So, I ordered XL. XL for who??? A kid??? I couldn't get them past my knees. Without my jeans, I couldn't zip or button them. Revzilla was AWESOME at the exchange. THey were able to ship them to my hotel. Sadly, these pants run VERY SMALL. at my stated measurements, I actually needed a 3XL (SERIOUSLY???) The only other downside here is I guess 3XL is implied to be for TALL people. While I am 6 foot even, When I put these pants on, the knee/shin protector rests at the bottom of my knee (even in sitting position). I know I could take these to a taylor and have them repositioned. And I might. But really???
Overall, these are great pants. Just make sure you get help from Revzilla in ordering the right size.
October 28, 2013
I wear 38 pants.
Usually, 38 are a little loose around my waist, sometimes snug around the waist, but fit well everywhere else. As in, loose around the hips and legs, not problem moving around... comfortable.
For these pants, following the size chart, I got XXL, which sould have been the equivalent of 40+ waist. Well... I had a hard time getting these over my hips. Button barely closed, tight around the legs, hips and butt, and too long!
I have no idea who does their sizing... but they are WAY off! Not even close, and don't even THINK of using those as overpants... forget that.
So there you go. If you are tall and very skinny, you can probably pull that off. But if you're a little more filled in, like 6" and over 190lbs... those pants will not fit you.
July 30, 2013
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