Dainese Alien Leather Pants
Make sure you understand what is meant by "tall" sizes
I have been riding in Dainese gear for a few years and after loosing a few pounds, I felt that it was time to get a new pair of pants. I'm 6'0, 175lbs. with a 34 inch inseam and usually buy 32x34 jeans. I had been wearing some size 52 Delta Pro's for several years and had come to feel that they were too big for me. I liked the idea of getting a "50 Tall" because I felt that I could use the extra length and the one step smaller in size should fit great. I looked at the sizing chart on Revzilla and confirmed that a 50 Tall would be ideal.
When the pants arrived, I noticed that what I had received was not a "50 Tall" like advertised but a size 98. I was a little confused because I had never heard of a size 98 and it didn't correspond to any size chart I had seen on Revzilla's site. I tried them on and found them to be really snug.. but in a good way. I knew from previous Dainese products that they would stretch a bit and break in just right. As long as I never gained any weight!
I decided to keep them and rode 150 miles with them last weekend and felt that the size 98, while tight, is likely gonna be ok in the long run. I did some digging on the web and ended up finding a size chart on Dainese's website that explained what they refer to as their 'Conformed" sizes of jackets and pants, which included my size 98.
Apparently, Dainese makes a line of conformed size garments that don't really align with any of their traditional sizes. In my case I found that a size 98 has nothing to do with a long size 50.
Size 98 is:
waist of 31.5 inches
hips of 37.75 inches
inseam of 33 inches
Size 50 is:
waist of 34.6 inches
hips of 40.15 inches
inseam of 32.3 inches
In my case, I lucked out and apparently lost more weight than I thought and will be okay with size 98 and if I ever order some of their regular sizes, I'm likely gonna be a 48 in pants.
If your shopping for a "tall" size, please review Dainese's sizing chart (http://www.dainese.com/media/catalog/sizing_chart_eng.pdf)
and look for the conformed sizes (size 92-122) and make sure and measure yourself and then contact Revzilla and make sure the tall size your ordering corresponds to the conformed size you need.
Overall - A great product sold by a great company.
April 18, 2014
With the season changing from winter to spring I wanted a multi-purpose pant that could take a beating. This do not disappoint.
I wear a 31" Levi Jean and the 48 fit like a glove, snug but not crushing with movement that isn't compromised and they break in gradually . They are non-perfed but I would switch over to the Frazer in the dead of summer anyway.
Protection was my highest priority here and these meet the mark with a nice thick leather wrapped around hip and knee/shin armor and minimal textile. I use them mostly for touring and street riding as they do not include pucks for the track so I could not recommend them much if dragging a knee obviously.
I wanted to be able to comfortably tour, commute and do spirited weekend rides in the country while retaining the ability to pop off the bike and walk around a bit comfortably without looking like I should be at the track. These do just that.
To sum it up, I will put the most hours in wearing these and do exactly what I want them too:
- Look good
- Minimal branding
March 24, 2014
Love these pants
I just got these today. Had to order through another site because Revzilla didn't have my size :( The day after, I got an email that my size was in. Sorry Rev!
Anyways, I shopped these pants quite a bit. These and the Pony's. Neither is inexpensive. I never tried the Pony's on, and after wearing these......that's OK. These are outstanding.
They fit like a glove immediately. I decided to go with size 50. I'm 5'-10" ~185lbs.
They may stretch out and be a bit loose after they break in and I sweat them up this summer. Certainly not as tight as my race suit (48). It's fitting very well now, but sure was TIGHT when I got it last year.
I highly recommend these for street riding. They look great and will be much better when I stop and get some food than a full 1-piece.
And why does Rev keep tagging my wifes Ninja 300 to me? Where's the mention of my ZX-6Rs? LOL
January 16, 2014
Don't hesitate purchasing, give sizing some thought
I've only had these for a fortnight now. I did get a few days of riding on them while in AZ. So far, they are exemplary. I doubt they will be the coolest things when mid-summer comes around. The protection seems well thought-out and the quality feels great, but honestly those had to be givens for me at this price point. I got these for how darn good they look. I didn't want or need sliders, but I like good armour. These fit that ideal.
Sizing: Get a tape measure, and mind the sizing charts. Don't be afraid to get a size that seems small according to all your bench racing buddies on forums. That means tight!
I am (per Dainese measuring guide methods):
178 cm (70.1") height
81.5 kg (180 lb) mass
86.0 cm (33.9") waist
98.0 cm (38.6") hips (use this measurement!!!)
81.5 cm (32.1") inseam
The 48's fit spot on for me. By this, I mean they were pert near impossible to get into the first time. Give leather some time to mold over you and they will feel tailored. I did end up appreciating the adjustable calves, too. I run them open to fit my legs. A 50 might be ok for a guy my size, but I'd be swimming in the waist.
FYI: my jean size is usually 32"x32". I can't rock skinny jeans, either.
December 30, 2013
comfortable, safe and stylish
for those of you reviewing these pants just as i did a few months back... im 5'11 225lbs, i usually wear buckle or rock revival jeans 36w 32L. i ordered the alien pants in a euro 58 and they fit perfectly, now it took me 2 attempts to get the size right but revzilla return policy is awesome.
the pants... i already own a dainese avro leather jacket and trq boots, so first off the jacket zips easily to the pants with no issue, the pants have 2 calf zippers and i only needed to undo one of the zippers to ensure the pants cover the boots, the pants dont ride up, they're super comfortable and they look fantasic. ive worn these pants in 30 degree dallas morning temperatures and did not feel the chill.
i hope my review helps
December 27, 2013
I am 5'8" 145lbs and I wear 30/30 jeans so I ordered the 48 and they fit perfectly. The quality of the leather is beautiful. I wear them with the Icon 1000 chapter jacket made from Brazilian leather and looks great together. I use these for street use and haven't tracked them yet. They breath fine with minimal sweat, I live in socaI so it doesn't get to cold here but down in the 30's at night and they keep me comfortable. I also haven't crashed, so I wouldn't know if they would take the beating but it feels like they definitely would hold up and protect you. The knee and shin pads feel sturdy and don't bulk out so they look like leather jeans almost. The stretch panels are also helpful and blend in well and there is a zipper around the belt loops in case you get the jacket that can go with these pants to make it into a full suite. I ride a '13 R1 matte grey.
December 11, 2013
I love the way these feel and I trust them to protect me more than the textile pants I own. I like them so much I'm looking very hard at Dainese jackets.
I'm 6' 4" and 200 lbs and the 52 tall fit like they were made for me.
October 7, 2013
Excellent fit and quality
Bit warmer than I expected, but very comfortable on long rides. Knee protection is particularly good relative to my other protective pants.
October 7, 2013