Dainese Lontan Gore-Tex Pants
Good balance of form and function, look sharp, a bit pricey.
I really like the style and fit of these pants.
They feel very durable, yet don't weigh too much. Rode in 60-80f weather and was comfortable in both. The vents are not huge, but they do move the air. 80f was probably as warm as I'd go in these though.
I have a 30" waist and 30" leg when it comes to American jeans and pants. The size 48 is just a touch long but fits perfect in the hips with the adjustable waist. Knee armor hits the right place when adjusted, though the Velcro adjusters feel sturdy, they are a bit clumsy to adjust.
Hip armor feels a bit small, and not necessarily located for best effect.
It's a reasonable balance of comfort, style, and protection. Though a bit pricey.
Also, note that you won't be able to wear these with adventure boots like the AlpineStars Toucan. The shin/knee armor and diameter of the pants leg will prevent both in/out of boot fit. I wear my old Alpinestars SMX air boots under the pants. Shin armor over shin armor. It works.
In a little over a months time I will have tested these around the circumference of Iceland for 10+ days and will report back on weather resistance and durability.
May 27, 2014
Stylish waterproof pants
I got the pants because they were the only ones that fit with the Stradon jacket. I think it was a great choice, and I am happy with them. I am 1.87m tall and have long legs, I usually wear size 50 pants for a suit (33 waist, 34 length for jeans, I do have a pair of Dainese D3 Rage size 33 which fit perfectly) and the pants fit my waist well, though a bit more snug than I expected. A bit of a downside is the length, and when I ride I feel the knee protectors lifting a bit against my knees as the pants are just 1-2cm too short for my build; I was thinking about returning them and getting a size 52 but eventually I settled with these as they'll be a motivator to keep fit.
The wind&water proofing and build quality are fantastic. I've read the other reviews but I haven't had issues with the calf area material, it seems to be managing fine; I ride around 500km/week so I expect them to last quite a long time.
The jacket joining zipper system is very nice, and it allows you to zip it after putting the pants and jacket on, which is not something I can do with another jacket/pant set I own (not Dainese), so I hope it's standard for the brand.
Overall I'm happy with the pants though you have to pay a lot for the style, as with most Dainese gear. The reason I'm giving them 4 stars is the fit, since they're a bit short for me.
June 25, 2013
Great features; poor performance
I've owned these pants for about a month and thought I'd write a review. I searched a long time to find a comfortable, waterproof, multi-season, multi-purpose pant that will work in a variety of riding conditions from 40-90 degrees, and from dry to rainy. I do a lot of sport touring but I also commute 40 miles to work every day and put about 1,500 miles a month on my 1200 GS. Ultimately, I went with the Lontan because of its styling, GoreTex shell, and no waterproof liner to fuss with--don't worry about the weather, just ride! I'm 5' 11" 180lbs and the size 52 fit great. The suspenders are great too. BUT, the pants leak at the side of the knee--so much for expensive Gore Tex, eh? I rode to work in a downpour, and the longer I rode the more I could feel water creeping in near my right knee. When I got to the office my dress pants were soaked near the inner knee/thigh. Another gripe, the material they use for the back of the calf area is useless. It's already fraying--a lot! It should be leather, suede, or heavy denier. Instead, its thin nylon that frays and snags on anything it touches--like my foot pegs when I'm at a stop. Comfortable pant, styling is great, and I like the zippers on the thighs for air flow, but there's no way I can recommend them because after spending nearly $600, I expect a perfect pair of riding pants. These aren't.
June 7, 2013
this is really excellent pants. It is really high class of moto clothes. Thank you Revzilla and Dainese!
June 4, 2013