Dainese Delta Pro C2 Perforated Leather Pants
Dainese Delta Pro C2 Perforated Leather Pants
I'm 6.2 tall and about 190 lbs. currently (haven't been to the Gym for a time). The size 54(euro)/44(U.S.) seemed a bit large for me but, the next size down 52(euro)/42(U.S.) was too small / tight for me / didn't try the "tall" sized as this was not an issue; the leathers fit in my Sidi boots perfectly. I wished they had a 53(euro) as it would have fit perfectly. I've read the earlier reviews and reviewers (else where); suggested: smaller size would "break in" and it would be the right choice for my size.
I decided to just go w/ the 54(Euro) and take my chances: I'd rather be a size too large then a size too small. In retrospect; the larger size "break in" worked in my advantage! I've worn the pants (mated to the Delta pro perforated jacket) on 5 (long) outings and they are not loose but, seemed to have shrunk to my body contour.
On "hot" days where the leather pants start to really fit well; I'm especially glad I went w/ the larger size. With the smaller size I think it would restrict my movement: once the sweat causes them to "snug-up" the slightly larger size works in your favor!
The fit and size have been covered but, a little touch on "comfort"; I've tried the perforated and the non perforated in this pant. I see little advantage in getting the "perforated" leather in the pants. In the jacket you get great benefits from the breeze passing through the jacket (especially wearing my "heat off" Bilt body armor) however; at the angle your legs are at while riding, you will see little to no benefit from getting the perforated vs the "non" perforated. That said; don't let inventory / color options influence your decision when purchasing these (or other) leather pants.In the jacket consider your environmental conditions: cool to cold non-perforated. Warm to hot: perforated a "plus" for sure!
4.) Comparison: I'm switching from a Teknic full leather suit and an AlpineStar 2pc. The Teknic never really broke in and pushed "upward" on my chest and neck the whole time I rode w/ it. Sitting up right it felt okay but, in a corner/tuck situation: it always pushed up on my chest, neck and helmet. My AlpineStar 2PC worked well and was a nice relief from the Teknic but, I had issues w/ my "side" chest (expansion "if you will") and problems with my shoulders not being able to move more then in a "crouch" position. Every time I tried to sit up right my breathing felt restricted and the shape of the jacket forced me in to a "preying" position to get to pressure off of my chest and arms..
Conclusion: I'm one to "buck the trend" trying other brands then everyone else at the track shows up with. But, in the end my friends convinced me (and yes, they had to push hard) to try the Dainese and; they (the dainese) just plain work as they should. Sometimes "in the box": thinking is the way to go!
Very Happy; in fact so happy, I purchased a pair; (perforated jacket/ non perforated pants) for my brother as a gift. He's very happy to leave his "A" star units at home and I think he's actually starting to catch me in the corners!?!
5.) Bottom line:
Great product and R'zilla is the best for price | shipping | and customer care!
June 11, 2014
Great pants, but not 100% compatible with "in" boots
Great pants. Expected quality from Dainese. Fits very true to size and will stretch a little bit. Please note that there is no pant to boot linkage, meaning that these pants are not 100% compatible with "in" boots (boots that go underneath the pants). They are better suited to be worn with "out" boots (boots that go over the pants).
May 22, 2014
When I purchase something with Dainese's name on it, I expect nothing but the best. So far, I have not been let down.
First thing to mention here is that the waist measurement is by far the most important of all of them, for this pair of pants. I followed the sizing chart and the waist fit perfectly according to my measurements. The leg lengths only differ slightly, and I've found that moving one size up didn't bother me at all with being able to tuck my pants into my boots (Sidi Vortice Air), despite the extra inch or two of length.
The first thing I noticed when wearing these pants is that they really breathe quite well! They may be thicker and heavier than a pair of jeans, but the large amounts of perforation everywhere on the legs lets a ton of air in and out while riding. I can already tell I will be much more comfortable with this pair during the summer.
The leather is great quality. It feels much softer and more pliable right out of the box than my worn-in, cleaned and conditioned leather jacket does after a year of being used and properly taken care of. The hard padding around the shins and knees fits right in place on my legs, and the soft padding around the upper thighs is noticeable but certainly not uncomfortable. The pants have the added convenience of zippered pockets (and I like that the zippers can be tucked away - great attention to detail!), but because the pants are made to fit "skin-tight", I can't imagine what I'd ever be using the pockets for, save a few pieces of paper or something else equally thin and flexible.
The waist has the proper zipper reaching all the way around to accommodate any Dainese jacket, which I will truly appreciate once I replace the one I currently have (of another brand).
Note to anyone getting either white pairs: Be prepared to clean it regularly! The portion that tucks into your boots, and the inner knees that hug your tank are the two places most likely to attract dirt.
One minor detail that has bothered me is that the edges of the velcro on the knee pucks/sliders tends to detach maybe half an inch after awhile. Luckily, there is velcro across the entire backside of the piece, so a small portion of the edge not contacting doesn't mean the sliders could ever come off accidentally - but it's still a minor aesthetic annoyance.
April 3, 2014
Fantastic pants that once broken in are a second skin
Received these pants last Friday. For reference I am an athletic build, 5'10" @155 lbs with a 32" waist. When I first got them #in size 48 as per the size chart#, I went to put them on and my first reaction was that they were too small. Called Revzilla up and talked it over with the CS. They told me they would stretch in time and fit better, but I had made up my mind in going a size up, so they sent a return label.
On Saturday, I decided to try them on again and walk around the house some and see if they would break in any. I noticed that they indeed started to stretch a little, but still not enough.
Sunday came, and I tried them once more, but this time I did a few body weight squats and then yoga in them and they really got to stretching. Afterward I jump on the bike, #parked under the carport...FU winter...# wanting to see how it would feel. Knee guards instantly locked in place and it was overall very comfortable. No issues with movement restrictions.
I called Revzilla back Monday and told them how the pants were now fitting and after a few answered questions by the CS #things like where they should be sitting under the belly button and such# we decided these were indeed the right size pants and I cancelled my return.
One week later, I have managed to stretch them even more. My advice to people that order as per the size chart and think they went to small, try doing yoga and squats for a few days in the pants, as well as casual wear around the house. Also leather conditioner will help speed the process. It's going to be rough at first, but once they break in they become a second skin #which is what you want#.
I'm glad I took the weekend to wear the pants around the house, as well as doing squats and yoga in them. Had I went a size up, they would have ended up being loose after break in and I may have been having to adjust the knee guards all the time.
Thank you Revzilla for carry an amazing product and a big thank you to their CS, for whom was right about the break in!
February 8, 2014