Dainese Delta Pro Leather Pants
Best. Pants. Ever.
For years I laughed at my friend Ben, who had a penchant for wearing leather pants. But to be fair, he didn't ride a motorcycle; he just thought they were fashionable. They weren't. Fast forward 10 years, and I have bought myself a motorcycle and am looking for something stylish and protective to put on my legs and lower torso. What do I find? Leather pants! And they're fabulous. I kept wearing them around the house until my wife started reading 50 Shades of Gray... Now I just wear them on the bike.
But that's ok, because riding is where these pants shine. They are incredibly comfortable in riding position, and flow enough air to keep me from getting heatstroke. The armor feels solid and reassuring, and, frankly, they make me look like I'm a much better rider than I am. If I had to think of one complaint about these pants, it's that the knee sliders are a bit defective: no matter how hard I try I just can't get them to touch the ground when I lean my bike. Maybe mine are just too short or something. Anyway, I stopped wearing them because people were laughing at how pristine the demon-head logos were.
So, you may ask, how do these pants stack up to my friend Ben's? Well, I'll tell you:
1. These pants feel I destructible, and with the D-Skin leather and CE armor they are pretty close. You feel protected when riding with hem, and that confidence feels good. Ben's pants had no armor, and would likely fall apart in a strong wind.
2. The Delta Pro pants look amazing. Pictures don't come close to doing these pants justice. Without these pants I look like a 40-year-old prat who bought himself an expensive toy. With them, people think I know what I'm doing. Women wolf-whistle at me, and so do some men. Nothing wrong with that, I'm still flattered. I feel like a million bucks wearing them, which means that I came out $999,950.00 ahead with this transaction. Conversely, Ben looked a little bit like a bi-curious '80s drug dealer in his leather pants. It did not help that he wore them with sneakers.
3. These pants are totally track ready. Ben's pants were lounge-ready.
4. Ben paid a couple hundred bucks for his pants. I paid a lot more for these, so on the surface it looks like he got a better deal. But you have to pay for quality, and the Delta Pros are certainly quality. Every stitch and every detail scream it. They even smell like fine quality leather. Ben's pants smelled like... Well, lets not talk about that.
In conclusion, buy these pants if you want awesome riding pants that look and feel way better than lesser leather pants. Particularly better than leather pants that aren't made for riding.
May 15, 2013
I have not tried them on the track, but for road riding and in very hot weather like Dubai, UAE (+113 F) it is just fantastic.
Fit is excellent - i wear US 34 and got 52.
Could be worn inside or outside boots - Side Vortice.
Zipper fit my Dainese Textile Jacket.
May 13, 2013
Long distance riding
I grabbed these pants because I had an upcoming trip that I wanted to be protected for. I broke them in for about two weeks prior to the trip but they were still just a hair tight on day one of my trip down Blue Ridge Parkway. By day 2 they were fantastic and felt great. We ended up riding through quite a bit of rain on day 2 and day 3 and they held up fantastically. Going up through the mountains at 4000' it was chilly but my legs never were.
I haven't crash tested them and I certainly hope I don't have to but I feel protected while wearing these. My only critique is that I hang off the bike a lot and like to spread my legs wide in corners. These do restrict your ability to spread your legs wide a bit but overall I'm quite happy.
May 7, 2013
Great pants - a review on size
A guide for size: I got the 52 size. I’m 5’11, 175 pounds and have a swimmers body (larger back, smaller waist, 11.5% body fat and work out regularly.) 31-32in waist. The lower pant portion of these pants were a perfect fit. Waist has about 2-3 inches of “extra” material which can be easily tightened with the velco on either side. Backside has more material than I hoped for; thought it would be a “tighter” fit despite me having a round backside. Had I done 1 size smaller, the waist and backside would have fit much better BUT the pants would have been rather tight on the leg part. That would have resulted hellish to ride track in the summer. This size fit me the best. Hope this helps others choose wisely! They look great. First time I put them on my girlfriend ripped them right off!
April 23, 2013
Dainese Delta Pro Leather Pants
These pants are of excellent quality, look the part when riding the super speed bikes.The staff was very helpful, product knowledge, on the right size the first time, and received within couple days.
March 25, 2013
Girlfriend says my butt looks good in these pants
I have had these pants for about a month now and I couldn't be happier with them. They provide excellent protection and peace of mind that your legs are not going to be shreeded if you go down. The perforations and the S-1 fabric is awesome and still keeps you very warm in the winter. Have not tried them yet in the summer but will find out later. Will find out in a couple of months when it starts getting hot and we have our 110% humidity. The first time I put these pants on they were tight. After a couple of rides they started to relax a little bit. If I had one complaint it would be croutch area. It is a little loose where I feel it should be tighter to alow you movement around the seat and tank. I am 6' 2'' and weigh 215 pounds with a 34'' waist. According to the chart I should wear a 50. I decieded to go with a 52 and glad I did. As I said in my previous staement they were tight. Cant say enough about Rev as they shipped them to me in 5 days!! Great job!! The Delta Pro Pants will be coming with me as I drag my knee on the Dragon in a couple of months. Another plus is that my girlfriend say my butt looks good in these pants but I have always said that she needs glasses.
March 7, 2013
At first you always think you are getting a size too small then it just shapes itself to you after a few days riding. After that you don't even notice you are wearing it.
February 11, 2013
Great quality, despite the price
Much greater quality than my previous Technic 1 piece. Still getting broken in, only a few hundred miles riden thus far, but looking forward to the extra protection.
Go a size up - I wear a 34" in jeans and 52 in these pants is tight (but proper). REV did a great job during the exchange and new pants were prompltly shipped - all in took 1 week, but I'm pretty close to PA.
October 19, 2012