Dainese D-System D-Dry Pants
Solid all-year long
Worn these in temperatures ranging from 20 to 100. Got a bit warm at 100 (obviously), but with the liner out and vents open it was better than jeans. At 20 degrees and track pants underneath, got a bit cold. Wool long-johns + track pants + Dainese pants and was good to go.
Been in heavy rain, stayed completely dry. Been in moderate rain with the liner removed, legs got wet. No surprises here.
I feel very confident with the protection, especially the knee and shin armor.
Fit & Style:
I'm 5'10" and slim, typical jeans are 31X32. Bought size 50 and need to cinch up the waist a bit (nice waist cinch straps on the sides). Could use another half inch of length as they sometimes ride up and let cold air in. Higher boots would help my situation and/or tucking in the pants, which I don't.
They are comfortable, look great, and have a nice trim fit -- way better than the baggy FirstGear overpants I was wearing. I wear them as overpants when I commute; I can wear them over jeans with the liner out. Tried it a few times with the liner in but it was tight and a bit binding. YMMV depending on your size & fit.
The vents are easy to operate and you do get some airflow but not a ton.
Overall, I would recommend and/or purchase again.
February 28, 2013
Great riding gear. I couldn't get myself to wear anything leather (even though it's more protective) so I bought these hoping to feel secure, and I absolutely do.
February 18, 2013
Comfort and Style
These pants are just great. I am 5'6 175lbs and got a size 52 and they fit perfect. They are a little more snug than my Tornado pants but that is the reason why I bought them. I have worn these in 75 degree weather without the liner and felt very comfortable on an hour ride. I have also worn then on a 30 degree ride with the liner and no wind got in. I was nice and warm through out my entire ride. The knee and shin protection covers quite a bit and the hit padding is a nice addition. I like that the button is a slide and lock type of button it makes me feel that the pants wont just pop off and the waist adjuster are also great for a tighter fit. They are comfortable to walk around in. If you are on the fence about these pants just do it, trust me you wont be disappointed.
December 1, 2012
Excellent all-around pants
Excellent style and fit. I've worn these on day long rides in all weather and have found them to be extremely comfortable. D-Dry waterproofing keeps the water out and breathes very nicely. The pants match and zip up with my Ducati/Dainese D-Dry jacket pefectly. I highly recommend these pants.
November 19, 2012
Really Great All-Around Pants!
TL;DR: They're good. I was comfortable with the price I paid for these. They're worth it. They probably wouldn't be great for overweight people.
I am pretty happy with these pants. I focused a bit more on the length/inseam instead of the waist, so I think I bought one size too small. Though although they fit a bit tight on me, they still feel great. The adjustable waist is a big help there.
In terms of protection, these pants seem top notch. I play hockey recreationally, and the leg pads remind me of smaller versions of what I wear when I play, but in a good way. Jumping on to my knees from standing position does not hurt with these pants on. The side pads are pretty thin foam inserts, but I'm sure they'll do the job. I could use a bit more protection here, but I like that what's there now doesn't impede my movement at all.
The styling is nice, but pretty plain. I would have loved these pants in a brown or something. The air vents work well, though I live in NH and it's November, so I'm definitely not testing those too much now.
They are definitely very high quality pants. They feel a bit like snow pants with pads (this is my first pair of motorcycle pants, so I'm not sure if this is the norm for all of them). I unfortunately was able to test the storm proofing of the pants when I got stuck on a Boston highway at night in a rain storm and can say with confidence that they perform very well there. No water or moisture broke through the top layer. In terms of weather, I rode today with them without the liner in 65 (Seriously NH Novemeber?!) and was fine. I've ridden in the mid-30s for hours with these pants and they were at the lower limit of being warm enough. They were fine for the 4 hour ride without sun, but I wound't have minded if they were warmer. Don't get me wrong though, with the liners, these are really warm. I'd imagine without the liner you could be comfortable in these until about 75-80 using the vents. That is to be seen though.
The fit is good. It's a bit more of a euro fit, so skinnier. I'm not fat, but I'm a bit out of shape, and I feel if I were in better shape, these would be more comfortable. I also could buy the right size, that might help.
Overall Great pants! I'd buy these again and/or recommend them to others.
November 12, 2012
Overall, very good fit and function.
I have ridden approximately 1400 miles in the the pants and have been very pleased with the purchase. The pants have been very comfortable and allow good freedom of movement when off the motorcycle. No problem with the built in gaiter fitting over my boots. With the liner in, the pants have kept me comfortable down to the low 40's, too late in the year to comment on ventilation.
November 5, 2012
I'm 5'10" with 34.5 inch waist, and 30 inch inseam and athletic build. Ordered 54 and they fit great. Probably could get by with a 52 as I had to cinch the waist, but Super Comfortable! They feel substantial, have a svelte line to them, and have a matte ski pant kind of look. They even fit snugly over my puma boots. Can't ride till the Spring so can't comment on the ventilation. Armor sits low when standing, and perfect with knees bent. These are really nice pants. Plus the pockets are of useable size and No super fabric to scratch your baby's paint!
October 22, 2012
Very comfortable pants (especially when on the bike) . I would say three season pants, a little hot for summer. Good protection. Fit perfect.
June 11, 2012