Dainese Alien Leather Pants
These are expensive pants but definitely worth the money. Great protection.
June 30, 2014
in Alien Pants makes you look less like an alien than in others...
1. Since choosing the right size is the 1st concern, I tried getting as mush info as possible through all sources available besides reviews, video at the Revzilla. I found these reviews and video and the correct way to get the figures helped a lot. And yes, I've made the right choice, thanks to Revzilla.
2. I'm matching these pants with my naked bike (a f800r). Neither want protection sacrificed nor having a look too serious. I ride near 1000 km over the weekend often, between workplace and home. I feel things are well balanced now.
3. The material quality, style, feel are up to expectation.
4. It's summer and temp over 30 degrees C (or 90 F) in Taiwan now. Must wait till cooler to actually try them out. Before that can't say more. However, it was cozy in them under man-made spring temperature through help of air conditioner...
5. I'm uploading a photo of Taiwan bear resembling my image while in Alpinestars tech-1r jacket (black) - my previous purchase from Revzilla - and the Alien pants. Sorry, no more personally identifiable info to be given as per advice from the revzilla.
June 25, 2014
The riding pants are awsome!
The fit on these pants is perfect. I am 6ft tall 175lbs , normally I wear 32X32 or 32X30 pants (with a belt) the 48 Dainese size fit perfectly.
I don't usually like my pants tucked inside my boots but with these it seems natural.
The leather is soft and perfect, no movement restriction. Protection is excellent (although thankfully I haven't tested this yet). The extra zipper on the calf helps when putting them on and allows them to feel as though they are built to your size.
I have only worn these when zipped to my Dainese R-Twin jacket, this combination works well and is not too hot. I have rode in 85 degree weather and as long as you keep moving it is very comfortable. When stopped or in slow traffic the pants got a little warm but not unbearable. After you start moving again they cool off well. The added protection is definitely worth it.
The best thing about these pants is the lack of knee sliders. They have all of the protection of full race pants without having to look like you out of place when riding the on the street. I definitely recommend these pants.
May 19, 2014
I'm 5'8, 140lbs, 29 waist. I order size 46. I was worrying the pants might be too short, but it turn out just long enough. The pants feel comfortable the first time I put it on. I bought the pants cux I needed more protecting, and it doesn't have the knee slider. The pants feel great on and off the bike. I'm very happy with the purchase.
May 12, 2014
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