Log In / Register
Cart (0) Checkout
Dainese New Drake Air Textile Pants
  • Black
  • Dainese New Drake Air Textile Pants
  • Dainese New Drake Air Textile Pants
  • Dainese New Drake Air Textile Pants

Please select a Size to check availability, or to add this item to your Shopping Cart or Wish List.


Select Size:

Size Chart
Select qty:
Your Price
Please select a Size to view availability.

Video Reviews (2)

Dainese New Drake Air Textile Pants Videos

Dainese New Drake Air Textile Pants

Drake pants will surely interest anyone who loves to ride his or her bike especially in the warmer months without wearing a suit or leather pants in order to obtain the protection required. These previously contrasting needs have now been perfectly reconciled by Drake fabric pants. Ample air vents in fretted fabric with closing on the thighs permit fresh air to enter during riding for cooling relief on even the hottest days. When temperatures begin to drop, the air vents can be closed. Safety is guaranteed by removable composite protections in the knee and shins, while extra-strength Cordura 750 fabric offers protection in case of fall. The elastic inserts in the knee optimize the wearability of the article, which is equally suited to metropolitan motorcycle use.


  • Removable composite protectors.
  • Cordura fabric 750.
  • Suretta fabric.
  • Perforated fabric.
  • Insert in elasticated fabric.
  • Soft inserts.
  • Calf zip.
  • Jacket-trousers fastening system.
  • Adjustable waist.
  • Sanitized lining.
Write a Product Review for a chance to win our monthly $100 giveaways.
Dainese New Drake Air Textile Pants 4.5 5 153 153
Nice Pants I ordered these for warmer commutes and canyon runs. Typical Dainese quality. Zippers on the leg are nice for taking off/on my Sidi Cobra Airs. I ordered them 1 size up so I can wear my work shorts underneath. They also zip into my Portland 2 textile jacket. Knee ventilation is good, cool idea to have the option to open/close when it's cooler out. Only con is the legs are a little short, so they ride up when seated. Nothing terrible with my full size boots. If you wear shorties or tennies you're gonna show a gap. Highly recommended! April 13, 2014
Very comfortable riding pants I love these pants. They are comfortable and look great. Its been a little chilly lately (40-50 degrees), but these pants + dry fit baselayer have kept me warm enough. When warmer weather comes Ill either have to change base layers or just not use one at all. The knee vents should generate enough airflow to keep things cool. They are a fairly fitted cut. I can get a baselayer under them with no problem, however, I dont think I could wear them with a pair of jeans. For sizing, I fell between sizes (44 and 46), and decided to go with the larger size, 46. This was a good choice, I dont think I could have gotten into the 44... so the sizing chart is right on, so don't assume you can squeeze into a smaller pair. March 25, 2014
Awesome next to delta pros Best yet. Great protection next to leathers. Full knee and shin protection with soft hip pads and fits over my Dainese Axial pro in boots. Great air flow with the leg air flow system folded back and when it's closed it is great for cooler weather. Styling is great you don't feel like a power ranger. Love them it is my daily ride pants now. March 17, 2014
Great spring-fall pants I like these pants a lot. They fit me great and are very comfortable. I'm 5'6", 140lbs, wear 30x30 jeans most of the time and the size 46 fits me perfectly. I'm fortunate I got these pant when I did because the first time I wore them I hit a ptch of gravel in a turn and low sided. It wasn't that bad and it was at lower speeds but these pants helped a lot. The hip, knee, and shin armor performed well. If I had been wearing jeans, I would have had some road rash and the bruise on my hip would have been much worse! The only damage the pants suffered was two small holes in the knee/ shin area which I got patched. I would highly recommend these pants for warm weather riding. I was wanting to beef up my leg protection and I'm I did when I did. Like always, Revzilla delivered right on time! March 17, 2014
nice pants Overall, excellent quality construction/materials. -Pants are nice and snug. I'm a 34X30 pant, 5'8" tall (soccer player legs). - I took a size 50 and the fit is good, although more room in the waist would be good as I am a bit out of shape. -With feet on the pegs, the pants really lock onto you and have a very technical feel to them (especially around the knees). -Great wind protection with the vents closed. February 26, 2014
Like A Glove Bought these last year - 1 season in and they are great. Fit is excellent, material quality & stitching/build very high. Nice pant lining makes smooth on/off. Hip & knee armor feels great. Knee pads come out for washing pants - which I have done few times and the pants kept shape fine. Knee vents help a lot BUT pants are a bit too hot on scorcher days - Just gotta deal. Minor improvement needs: - Pants could be 1-2" longer - Ride up to top of my boots after long trip - Waist adjustment aluminum loops spin freely and can bind up the cordura strip February 23, 2014
Look at the size chart, THEN ORDER UP A SIZE This review is going to depend on what type of fit you want out of these pants. If you scroll up and look at the picture of them on the model, they look snug, a bit TOO snug for me. I am exactly 5.8 and 174 lbs athletic build. I ordered a size 50 and sent them back to get a 52. The 50's actually fit, but they were too snug (skinny jean style or not, I prefer a bit baggier look, but not overly baggy). Now the 52's are perfect! If you are shorter then 6 ft, length will not be an issue as the legs taper and mask the extra length, plus with boots on they are perfect. I hate when the pants rise up over the boot, it's a pet peeve of mine. The waist was a little big, but who cares as they are fully adjustable and cinched right up so that is a non issue. It was the legs that were my concern, I need a bit of room and the 52's are great. The material and build quality are top notch! Seriously with the armor, these are perfect, and are not flashy but classy and go with all my gear. Don't get caught up in waist size worries too much, nor length if under 6 ft. I have a ducati and my legs are bent, and I have no issues with the bunching in the knee area I keep hearing about on these threads. It might be the position of the pegs that dictates that issue? If you have 300 bills in the tank for pants, these should easily last 5 years or more and that is money well spent imo. The only gripe I have is the button above the zipper being an eye hole that might need attention down the road. Ducati Monster Harley 48 1200 February 20, 2014
Styling Moto Pants! Dainese just makes a great product. The Air Drake pants feels and wears nice from the start. Features of the pants are spot on and it feels like it will offer a little more protection compared to some of the competitors. I only wish the Air Drake had Short Sizing available. If you run a 34-35 inch waist you should buy the Size 50. The nature of the fabric seems to slide a bit and you would feel that a tighter feel is better. Using the Velcro adjustment on the side doesn't feel good when bunching up too much. February 10, 2014
2 3 4 5 ... 20 next>>
Use our Product Q&A for a chance to win our monthly $100 giveaways.

Have a functionality, fit, or otherwise product-specific question about the Dainese New Drake Air Textile Pants? Ask it here! If you have a customer service or shipping question, please direct it to our Customer Service department.

Dainese New Drake Air Textile Pants
Already Asked: 23 Questions, 113 Answers
Sort by:
RevZilla Store asked: Why did you choose this?
Mohan M: Style,functionality,fit and finish. Mar 15, 2014
Jose A D: i like dainese stuff Mar 4, 2014
Scott C: Good multi-season pant. Comfortable fit with good airflow. Add a base layer this pant would work year round in warner climates such as Florida. Feb 9, 2014
Eddie M: Looking for a tested and true summer riding pant that offers good protection with a zip in waist. I will be using it with the Dainese Super Speed textile and leather jacket. Feb 4, 2014
Keith K: Bought these to wear to work. Not the best protection, but I can wear them in the office! Very good quality and stylish. Feel and look awesome. Jan 20, 2014
enrique u: Love these pants, very comfortable, great fit, excellent quality. Dec 14, 2013
Dave S: Superb reviews, needed a moderately-priced warm weather pant that makes me look all sexy. Dec 8, 2013
GREGORY D: safety, comfort, casual Nov 16, 2013
Michael H: Felt a little vulnerable wearing jeans in SF Bay traffic, and through the twisties of nearby mountains. These were the only high quality armored pants that didn't make me look like a pretend "gangster-g" if you know what I mean. And while I'm not a big fan of Dainese jackets (zippers have broken quite often), everything else I've purchased from them has been A+++ quality. You pay for that quality, but it's worth it. Look for my review for a full description. Nov 10, 2013
Sasha H: I have a lightweight dainese summer jacket that will pair nicely with these. Love the slim euro fit of their apparel. Nov 7, 2013
Johnnie B: Purchased as gift for me son. He is well pleased with these pants. Nov 4, 2013
Matt D: Dainese quality Oct 2, 2013
P A: Safety, warmth and protection Sep 29, 2013
Jack Y: I love Dainese gear and these pants were exactly along the lines of what I was looking for. Sep 27, 2013
Matthew L: I liked the slimmer euro styling and got them just big enough I can fit my jeans underneath when I commute. They work great Aug 28, 2013
Christopher O: Wanted protection during hot summer days. These pants have delivered to the fullest, including a lowside around 50mph. The knee/shin guards are perfectly placed, as well as hip padding. Truly confidence inspiring while riding. Love these pants and Dainese is a brand that always delivers! Aug 20, 2013
Bennett M: They match my Dainese jacket. Aug 16, 2013
Jessica N: I Like Dainese products and needed protection for my lower body. Also wanted to make sure it attached to my Daines Ducati jacket. Aug 15, 2013
A shopper asked: I'm looking for good riding pants I can wear "stand alone", not as overpants. These seem to be fitting the bill, but I just wanted to make sure: would they be comfortable if I were to use them as pants (during the summer that is)?

Mar 9, 2012
Answer this · Send to friends Good question? Yes (1) No (0)
PsychoCabbage: I wear them as just stand alone pants when I go on weekend rides with my wife. No problems. I normally only wear slacks under them but have not felt or had any issues either way. Mar 12, 2012
Reply to PsychoCabbage Good answer? Yes (0) No (0)
DynastySS: Absolutely. In fact, if you get the right size I would say they wouldn't work as overpants. They fit much more like jeans than a regular motorcycle pant. Apr 18, 2012
Reply to DynastySS Good answer? Yes (0) No (0)
RevZilla: The Dainese New Drake Air Textile pants are 'stand alone' riding pants, not overpants. They are also very comfortable. Apr 18, 2012
Reply to RevZilla Good answer? Yes (0) No (0)
Alclab: Yes, actually they work better as "stand alone" than overpants as they do come a bit snug May 21, 2013
Reply to Alclab Good answer? Yes (0) No (0)
William W: True to size will not work as overpants. Jan 25, 2014
Reply to William Good answer? Yes (0) No (0)
Richard L: Yes, Supersoft inside, no tough seams. Mar 26, 2012
Reply to Richard Good answer? Yes (0) No (0)
A shopper asked: I'd like to know about the protection, how good it is? knee guards are long enough to cover your shin as in the dainese street tracker?
i know hip-sliders are made out of foam but will they protect me in the event of a fall?
Dec 7, 2013
Answer this · Send to friends Good question? Yes (1) No (0)
kristopher h: I low sided doing about 35 mph, impact on left side, knee first, then hip. The shin and knee armor worked very well. It absorbed the impact completely. The only damage I received was caused by the aluminum waist adjuster. it scraped along my hip, leaving a very large bruise, and some akin abrasion. That was the only injury I received.
The fabric of the pants prevented road rash, but after inspection I noticed it was torn the whole way thru. I don't honestly know if the hips pads impacted or not, but either way, i walked away with nothing more then a large bruise and superficial scrapes. For what it's worth, I purchased another pair of the pants the same week. I have not found anything that provides the same level of protection and functionality in a warm weather pant
Dec 7, 2013
Reply to kristopher Good answer? Yes (3) No (0)
Rob N: I've worn these pants for about 4 years and really like them. Shin and knee protection is very good (similar to the leather Pony pants I have). Foam with hard plastic extends most of way down the shin and into the boot and covers the knee well. The foam in the hip area is pretty dense and covers a decent area, but I don't think it will help too much beyond preventing some bruising after something like a slip and fall while nearly stationary. However I've not really seen anything better in a pant... Dec 7, 2013
Reply to Rob Good answer? Yes (1) No (0)
Paul H: Dont know specifics of the street tracker but the shin protection on the these pants is good. Goes to lower shin and if you have boots, that will cover the entire bottom half of the leg.

Fortunately I have no experience wearing these pants in fall, but given the material they are made of, in conjunction with the foam protection, I would think they would hold up pretty well. Of course, if protection is your priority, then I would go for leather everytime. However, I ride a panigale and it gets pretty hot, so the air textile pants are a great comproise.

Overall, I am very satisfied with the pants.
Dec 7, 2013
Reply to Paul Good answer? Yes (0) No (0)
Charles B: Lets face it, leather is the best way to go. When it gets really warm or I'm going to take it a little easy Textile is OK. I don't know how long the Textile would last on a long low side. I feel somewhat safe wearing the Textile. The knee guards are good and probably would offer good protection, I was wishing the hip sliders were perhaps a little stiffer. Much much better then jeans. Dec 7, 2013
Reply to Charles Good answer? Yes (0) No (0)
Greg M asked: Based on the size chart, I am one size for hips, one size for waist. I can't see splitting the difference. I note the waist size is adjustable on the pants. Can anyone comment on how many inches/centimeters the pants can be adjusted smaller or larger? Mar 25, 2014
Answer this · Send to friends Good question? Yes (1) No (0)
Lee J: I wear a size 52 in the New Drake Air Pants. They are a little large as my waist is 34 inches, however if I go smaller the inseam is too short. I have a 33 inch inseam. Also the pants are very form fitting. Anything smaller would have been very tight on the calves and other areas. As far as the waist, they easily adjust 1 inch smaller on each side. I only have mine pulled in approximately 1/4 of an inch on each side. Mar 25, 2014
Reply to Lee Good answer? Yes (1) No (0)
Charles B: probably a 1" smaller and larger. BTW great pants. I have a 36-38" waist and purchased size 56. I would like to see belt loops. Mar 25, 2014
Reply to Charles Good answer? Yes (1) No (0)
Greg M: Thank you both for your suggestions. I bought the 56 and they fit great! Mar 30, 2014
Reply to Greg Good answer? Yes (0) No (0)
Richard S asked: How well do these flow air? I'm looking at replacing my current summer gear and have no need for rainproofing. I like the Dainese Air Tourer L-ST for a jacket, but can't find any suitable pants to go with it (I'm a R1200GS rider, and my bike does see mud from time to time). These seem to be the only Dainese pant that flow air from what I can tell. In an ideal world, I'd find a way to match up Rev'It Airwave pants to a Dainese Air Tourer jacket...and make the pants out of a more protective type of thread than Rev'It does....) Aug 18, 2013
Answer this · Send to friends Good question? Yes (0) No (0)
Sang L: I have been riding with Dainese New Drake Air Pants during this summer in the city. It's got pretty good air flow when you start riding (obviously, it's bad when you are stuck in a traffic light, but what motorcycle trousers doesn't!). So, I assume it would be even better in highway. I have only gone on short highway rides (about 1.5 hours) and it does have a great airflow. But, I can't really compare this to any other trousers, since this is my one and only motorcycle trousers.

Does Revit airwave trousers have belt loops? If so, there is a dainese belt addon that you can use which has 360 zip. Revzilla sells it. Go to Dainese pants section and it should have the belt.
Aug 19, 2013
Reply to Sang Good answer? Yes (0) No (0)
Sam D: Richard,

The pants are fine for summer riding, even here in Atlanta, GA.
Air flow on the pants is not all that noticeable, even though I do keep the folds open. It's just that the material is generally breathable. My pants fit true to waist size and have worn well to price paid. I also have an Aerostitch suit for winter and a pair of Klem pants that are well designed.
I ride an R1100S and encourage you to keep your awareness up out on the road.

Aug 19, 2013
Reply to Sam Good answer? Yes (0) No (0)
Joseph E: First off let me say that these pants are great! I use them for commuting and also for those spirited juants in the twisties. They are not perforated however but do have knee openings where you can flow some air. Overall they have a good amount of protection and I would recommend them. Aug 19, 2013
Reply to Joseph Good answer? Yes (0) No (0)
Bruce M: These pants are fantastic! I live in the hotter top end of Australia and only ever need cooler gear. These are sylish, protective and nothing flaps or annoys you when you ride. Dirtwise I am not sure of their cleaning as a ride an older Duke on the road. Aug 19, 2013
Reply to Bruce Good answer? Yes (0) No (0)
Rossen C: It depends on your location. The pants feel great at freeway speeds but in LA traffic or downtown, they're not the most comfortable. Up in San Francisco they felt great but that's much lower temperature ~60-65F as compared to the 80+F in Los Angeles. Aug 19, 2013
Reply to Rossen Good answer? Yes (0) No (0)
seunghwan k: Air flow is excellent. You can button up the section above the knee to get more ventilation, but I have never really found it necessary to do so. These are my favorite summer riding pants. Good quality + CE armor. Can't do better. Aug 20, 2013
Reply to seunghwan Good answer? Yes (0) No (0)
Samantha I: These pants are definitely hot in any weather over 25 degrees C

They have two small flaps for ventilation above the knees but that is all.

Good protection though
Aug 19, 2013
Reply to Samantha Good answer? Yes (0) No (0)
Jonathon B: I own these pants and live in South Florida. I have no problem wearing them in the middle of summer. You're still going to be warm either way but it's not unbearable. Dec 24, 2013
Reply to Jonathon Good answer? Yes (0) No (0)
chrisrock t: These pants flow allot of air. You can even open the vents above knees for added airflow. I have used this pants on a 100 degree day and they kept my leg cool. Aug 19, 2013
Reply to chrisrock Good answer? Yes (0) No (0)
charles n: The Daniese pants are cooler in hot weather than jeans. In 90 degree plus heat they don't retain the sweat which makes any other pants irritating. Aug 19, 2013
Reply to charles Good answer? Yes (0) No (0)
A shopper asked: I have a sizing question that I hope someone can answer. I'm about 5'8", about 160 lbs., with a slightly athletic build, but leg heavy from bicycling. When my wife measured me earlier today, she came up with a waist of 36", hips at 38.5", and an inseam of 29". I normally wear a 33x30 in Levi's and they are relaxed at that size, not snug. Based on everything but the waist measurement, I was thinking about ordering a size 50 (which also happens to be my jacket size in Dainese), but the waist measurement makes me wonder whether I need a 52. I'm concerned about going up a size and ending up with the knee armor sitting to low on my legs, since my inseam is on the short side for both sizes. What do people who own these pants think? I'm curious which way the side adjustments move the measurements from the recommendations on the sizing chart. Basically, is the waist adjustment for making the waist tighter from the Dainese sizing chart or can it make it looser? Thanks! Aug 14, 2013
Answer this · Send to friends Good question? Yes (0) No (0)
Travis J: Some how I missed this email sorry it wasn't responded to sooner. Hope this helps, I cycle about a hundred miles a week and also have a athletic build and struggle with sizing. I have found in motorcycling gear dainese fits athletic builds the best, with their European sizing. I'm 6,1 180 with a 42.5 chest 33 waist and 34 inseam with large quadriceps. I've found the truest fit for me being 54 in everything dainese, upper and lower. I could go a size down and everything would fit tighter but the length of sleeves and pants would be off. So my trade off is having to tighten everything down to the max. I wouldn't worry as much about the waist not fitting because it is highly adjustable, ESP out. Hope that is a point of reference and helps some. Aug 26, 2013
Reply to Travis Good answer? Yes (1) No (0)
David M: I am about 5'10" and 170lbs wear Levi's 501's at 33 waist 32 inseam as comfortable fit, not snug but not baggy. Am also a long distance cyclist (long course triathlon). I wear size 50 with the knee armour replaced with forcefield knee armour and find them just right. I can make the waist tighter or looser if I have too but find them just right. The forcefield armour has made the knees snugger but I am ok with that.

Aug 16, 2013
Reply to David Good answer? Yes (1) No (0)
Nicolas G: Thank you for your advice. Just to have a little more information, since I'm about to buy the size 52 on these. I'm also 5'10" and 168 lbs. I just wanted to ask you if you know your hips meassurement (so I can compare with mine. Becouse I'm about 41" at the hips, and in this situation, I think I should take a 52 instead of a 50... Thanks! Aug 16, 2013
renato sr r: First I'll say that I love my pants. When i got the pants I was a 36.5 waist and I'm 190 with a 32 inseam. I ordered a 52 and they fit me nicely. Now I'm 180 with a 34.5 waist and they fit me a little loosely in the waist but with the built in waist adjustments they fit me fine. I hope this helped. Aug 16, 2013
Reply to renato sr Good answer? Yes (1) No (0)
Lee J: I bought these pants in 2012 and they are fantastic. I wear 34x34 in Levi's (185-lbs) and I purchased a size 52. They are snug at the calf so I zip before pulling into final position. As for the side adjustment, I pulled the velcro in a very "small" amount. Aug 16, 2013
Reply to Lee Good answer? Yes (1) No (0)
Robert P: Hope this helps: I am 5'11", 180lbs, I wear the Drake air size 50 and it works well for me. I wear a 33/32 jeans, planning to lose weight, I still feel the Drakes will fit even better. Your situation I wouldn't get anything bigger than the 50 size. Additionally, these pants are great, wormed as the only pant on rides. It allows fair cooling in hot weather while providing protection. Ride on!! Aug 19, 2013
Reply to Robert Good answer? Yes (0) No (0)
A s: Hi I order the same pants on size 50, I´m 5´9¨ & 165 lbs. and I wear 34x30 Levi´s, you won´t have any problem with the waist size it will fit great, for the inseam I´m 30" and I like my pants to run on the "short" size I don´t like them to be bulky on the bottom with your inseam of 29¨ they will fit you ok.....they are great pants get them and have a great & safe ride!!! Aug 16, 2013
Reply to A Good answer? Yes (0) No (0)
Stephen G: I am 5'10" , 155 lbs also a cyclist. I normally wear 30x32/33 in Levi's. I bought size 50 so I can wear them over pants. The knee armor is in the
right place and the side adjustment makes the waist tighter if wearing shorts
or looser when wearing khakis to work.
Sep 23, 2013
Reply to Stephen Good answer? Yes (0) No (0)
David L: I wear a 34/32 Levis and the 50 fit well, good length but not too long. Snug but still room to move. Not sure about the adjustments yet. Haven't worn them for riding yet. Aug 16, 2013
Reply to David Good answer? Yes (0) No (0)
A shopper asked: Is the leg opening big enough to go over let's say a race style boot with the shin protectors on in? Apr 14, 2012
Answer this · Send to friends Good question? Yes (0) No (0)
VRSCR: I have the Dainese Fulcrum Gore-tex boots, and I am able to wear my New Drake pants zipped over the boots, or inside the boots. With my boots it's a tight fit with the pants over the boot tops, so I concur with the others who suggest armored boots would likely need to be worn outside the pants leg bottoms. May 13, 2012
Reply to VRSCR Good answer? Yes (0) No (0)
jbmorse02: I think probably not. The leg opening is generous but even with my street boots I have a hard time getting in and out of the pants with them on. The pants do have full length zippers which are great but I still don't think it would be easy to get them on or off with racing boots on. Apr 23, 2012
Reply to jbmorse02 Good answer? Yes (0) No (0)
RevZilla: These pants are very low-profile and were designed to be worn inside a boot, especially in the case of a racing boot that is designed to be worn over leathers. Apr 24, 2012
Reply to RevZilla Good answer? Yes (0) No (0)
hipmark: Yes, leg opening is big enough. I have them over Sidi Fusion boots. Shin protectors fit better on outside of boot while riding. Very comfortable. May 28, 2012
Reply to hipmark Good answer? Yes (0) No (0)
Alclab: They have calf zippers which lets you adjust the size, however I wear them under a pair of Dainese TRQ race out boots and they fit great May 21, 2013
Reply to Alclab Good answer? Yes (0) No (0)
William W: I tried these on today with Alpinestars SMX Plus boots (2013 version). Fit just fine over the boot. Jan 25, 2014
Reply to William Good answer? Yes (0) No (0)
MichRider: Yes. May 6, 2013
Reply to MichRider Good answer? Yes (0) No (0)
A shopper asked: Some of the other italian made pants run a size small, are these the same way or do they fit true to size? Aug 1, 2012
Answer this · Send to friends Good question? Yes (0) No (0)
Thomas W: I used the sizing chart and then went 1 size bigger. I found that method gave me a comfortable fit and the pants are still nowhere close to "loose". The armor is still snug and in place, especially in a riding position. I think the sizing chart is spot on if you want something tight, but I can't see how it would be comfortable. Aug 15, 2013
Reply to Thomas Good answer? Yes (0) No (0)
RevZilla: Typically we find Dainese to have a slim European fit. If you have any specific sizing questions please feel free to contact customer service at 877-792-9455 (M-F 9a-7p EST) or cs@revzilla.com. Aug 7, 2012
Reply to RevZilla Good answer? Yes (0) No (0)
JoelD: They are meant to be tight...like awkwardly tight. If you are used to a bit of room go a size up. If you don't mind gender bending a bit, go with your size per the chart. May 29, 2013
Reply to JoelD Good answer? Yes (0) No (0)
MichRider: I found these ran large. I went down two sizes to get the right fit. May 6, 2013
Reply to MichRider Good answer? Yes (0) No (0)
Alclab: They are quite snug, so try a size bigger May 21, 2013
Reply to Alclab Good answer? Yes (0) No (0)
Joachim: rather small Aug 8, 2012
Reply to Joachim Good answer? Yes (0) No (0)
A shopper asked: Do the protective inserts have to be purchased seperately, or are they included? May 20, 2012
Answer this · Send to friends Good question? Yes (0) No (0)
MichRider: Knee and shin protection come with the pants. There is padding in the hip area. May 6, 2013
Reply to MichRider Good answer? Yes (0) No (0)
ChineseDainese: no, the proctive inserts are included, and they are removable/replaceable. Oct 3, 2012
Reply to ChineseDainese Good answer? Yes (0) No (0)
hipmark: light hip padding and strong knee/shin protection included. May 28, 2012
Reply to hipmark Good answer? Yes (0) No (0)
RevZilla: The pants do include knee/shin protectors and hip padding. May 21, 2012
Reply to RevZilla Good answer? Yes (0) No (0)
mmccasli: Knee and Shin protectors are included May 24, 2013
Reply to mmccasli Good answer? Yes (0) No (0)
Alclab: They are included and replacable May 21, 2013
Reply to Alclab Good answer? Yes (0) No (0)
A shopper asked: I've noticed in some of the comments that these pants are a bit short. Which means they'd look like capri pants on my tall, thin frame. Will tall sizes become available on these pants? May 24, 2011
Answer this · Send to friends Good question? Yes (0) No (0)
Corse: I doubt it. But if you are wearing motorcycle riding boots or racing boots that cover up to the shins, it really doesn't matter if the pants come up a bit if your wearing the pants OVER the boots. Watch or look at some of the professional racing pics like Rossi or Pedrosa especially since he's a short shrimp. Their leather pants come well above the ankles, but doesn't look too bad when you're wearing those cool looking racing boots under the pants.

But, if your just wearing sneakers with these pants, they would definitely look like capris and you wouldn't look so cool.
Sep 5, 2011
Reply to Corse Good answer? Yes (0) No (0)
Chris K: These pants are actually designed as "Over-the-boot" style pants, so they run short by nature. I'm 6'4" and typically have trouble finding pants long enough, but these fit great with my TRQ Race-Out Air boots. The key here is that they don't hang like normal pants, they should be tucked into your calf-height boot or over top of them. May 27, 2011
Reply to Chris Good answer? Yes (0) No (0)
andyf991: i dunno how tall you are, but i am 6 foot and they are fine on me. slightly short when sitting on the bike but that can't really be helped because i would be tripping over them when i am off the bike. Aug 1, 2011
Reply to andyf991 Good answer? Yes (0) No (0)
FastFreddie: unfortunately Dainese doesn't ever offer much in terms of "Tall" options on any of there pants. Check out the Rev'it! rotor pants. They are very similar and the Rotors have tall sizes available May 24, 2011
Reply to FastFreddie Good answer? Yes (0) No (0)
motoj: These don't seem too short when I'm wearing them with my boots. I wouldn't wear them without motorcycle boots though. I'm 6'2" and I like the fit. Jul 22, 2011
Reply to motoj Good answer? Yes (0) No (0)
DynastySS: How tall are you? I am 6'2" and a 50 fits me great. Apr 18, 2012
Reply to DynastySS Good answer? Yes (0) No (0)
A shopper asked: Hi Revzilla,

I am looking at purchasing these pants however having a 30in waist and being 185cm (6'1) tall I am not sure what size to get.

Can you advise me on which size to get?

Regards Jason
Feb 28, 2014
Answer this · Send to friends Good question? Yes (0) No (0)
Nathan B: I'm 5'11 and wear 28x32 jeans. Ended up with a size 46 for these pants which gave me plenty around the waist, but I still would've liked more length. Not sure what your inseam is but I would say getting a size larger to get the extra length is definitely a good idea. Plus if you have a little more room in the pants, u can wear more layers underneath. I've been able to ride with these pants in 30 degree temps bc I was able to get some thermal/wind resistant layers on underneath. Feb 28, 2014
Reply to Nathan Good answer? Yes (0) No (0)
dan p: Get the 56 for the length. You did not state your inseam, but unless you 32" and less, they might be short when on the bike. The pants are very high quality, they look and feel the part but do not come in tall sizes. I'm 6'2" 34" waist and 35" inseam and were a great fit until I got on my bike and the pants rode up past my boot tops. Unfortunately I sold an otherwise perfect pair of pants. Mar 30, 2014
Reply to dan Good answer? Yes (0) No (0)
chris h: i have a 31 inch waist when it comes to regular jeans. I usually wear a 32 length. I ordered a size 50 and at my height (5' 10") they fit great and cover my boots nicely. They have adjusters on the hips and I usually synch them just a little. You might need a slightly longer pant to ensure the knee pads line up and the length works out Mar 25, 2014
Reply to chris Good answer? Yes (0) No (0)
Siamak. D: My pants size, weight, height is different, but it may help understanding how Danese sizes work.

I am 200 pounds and wear dress pants 36 W, 32 insemination, I purchased new drake size 54 and it is perfect, not too long not too short and waist is right size.
Mar 1, 2014
Reply to Siamak. Good answer? Yes (0) No (0)
A shopper asked: What is the inner lining like? I'm in the desert heat of AZ, and a typical nylon liner is just too hot (even with air flow vents) Feb 18, 2014
Answer this · Send to friends Good question? Yes (0) No (0)
brian s: Hello, This will be my 3rd Summer with these pants. As with all Dainese products, it is very well put together and is worth the money. I am in North Carolina. I wear these even on 90 degree days. I get more moist than I would like but I've never found them unrideable. If we are to believe that AZ summers are hotter but dryer than NC I think you'll be fine. The vents do provide a surprising amount of air-flow. I have the temptation to wear only knee braces over jeans on hot days but I realize my jeans won't last five feet in a slide. I find them fairly form fitting which is a better look walking around than other brand that fit like I'm suiting up for a space walk. Feb 19, 2014
Reply to brian Good answer? Yes (0) No (0)
David S: agree with the 1st two answers, but I've spent some time in southern AZ and if these are too hot would depend on your tolerance for heat. These are tailored to fit tight and there is only venting on the thigh. Feb 21, 2014
Reply to David Good answer? Yes (0) No (0)
Thomas S: Inner material is a soft nylon mesh. It is not clinging and allows some air movement between the leg and the pant. Feb 19, 2014
Reply to Thomas Good answer? Yes (0) No (0)
Wayne B: I wouldn't recommend them in the warm months of AZ. You'll sweat a lot. Get some mesh. Mar 16, 2014
Reply to Wayne Good answer? Yes (0) No (0)
Jose A D asked: Will these pants properly attach to a Different size of jacket?, for example 50 on the new drake pants and 52 on the air textile frazer jacket. Jan 8, 2014
Answer this · Send to friends Good question? Yes (0) No (0)
Gerard D: Your question didn't specifically note what jackets you have. The Dainese Drake Air Textile pants I found are specifically designed for Dainese brand Jackets. I have size 48 pants and although the zipper is slightly longer on the pants, it stays snugged when zipped. It really depends on the zipper configuration you already have on the jackets you own or buy. I also have a Tourmaster Transition II jacket but the pants will not zip to the jacket because the teeth design is larger and the actual zipper on the jacket is only about 8" long. The Dainese pants zippers and jackets have a complete zipper that attach a full 180 degrees. Also, you cannot zip Dainese pants and jackets together with a Gerbing heated jacket liner because of the controller for the heated gear. You must tuck in the heated liner inside your pants if you zip the pants which limits access to the controller. I just don't zip my pants and jackets when wearing my Gerbing heated liner. Jan 8, 2014
Reply to Gerard Good answer? Yes (1) No (0)
dan p: Yes, I have 54 and 56 jackets and pants, they all zip together. Only thing I noticed is some older jackets and pants don't have full 360 zippers, just short strips at the rear, but the still attach but not perfectly centered together. Jan 26, 2014
Reply to dan Good answer? Yes (1) No (0)
A s: indeed , you may , im using 52 pants one leather and one textile w 3 dainese jackets , 2 leather and 1 textile size 54 Jan 8, 2014
Reply to A Good answer? Yes (1) No (0)
Rick H: I called revzilla to confirm if it attaches to my dainese jacket and they were really helpful. Suggest u do the same. Jan 8, 2014
Reply to Rick Good answer? Yes (1) No (0)
Anthony S asked: I have a pair of Dainese leather pants (Delta Pro EVO) and i am wondering if the sizing for these pants would be similar to leather pants?

Would a size 50 Delta Pro fit waaaaay different than a size 50 Air Drake?
Sep 27, 2013
Answer this · Send to friends Good question? Yes (0) No (0)
Essie L: Owning the New Drakes and having tried other Dainese pants, I've found that the sizing is usually pretty consitent. The only thing that's going to change is the preshaping of the legs depending on how the aggressive the pants are supposed to be. Sep 27, 2013
Reply to Essie Good answer? Yes (0) No (0)
David M: I have both and the sizing is similar. The feel is different between the two as you can expect with the textile pants a lot more flexible. They also feel 'lighter' without the stiffness and weight of the leather.

Sep 28, 2013
Reply to David Good answer? Yes (0) No (0)
Rob N: I have a pair of Pony leather pants and Drake Air pants. Both are size 48 and both fit well. The leathers are more form fitting (as they should be) but sizing between the two is similar. Sep 28, 2013
Reply to Rob Good answer? Yes (0) No (0)
A s: Hi , I have both Dainese leather and textile pants and sizing is very close from leather to textile , i have both on 54 and both fit great , same with my one piece leather suit Sep 30, 2013
Reply to A Good answer? Yes (0) No (0)
A shopper asked: I wear tsx short boots, so I don't need to be showing leg whilst going 80mph. May 2, 2013
Answer this · Send to friends Good question? Yes (0) No (0)
RevZilla: Whoa, momma! You can't be getting all risqu?© up and down the highway. Besides being just plain crude, showing some leg isn't the best thing when you start sliding on the asphalt. Dainese makes some stylish gear - Steve Urkel wouldn't be caught dead in the New Drakes. They don't ride up very high (higher than normal jeans, but nothing like Urkel).

What's more is that these New Drakes have a slim, Euro cut - great for guys on the tall side of the spectrum. It's still a good idea to get your inseam measurement and compare that to our size chart though, just to be sure.

Oh, and not to be a stickler, but Steve Urkel is from Family Matters, not the Fresh Prince of Bel Air (that's Will Smith). Normally I wouldn't bring it up, but I'm a big Fresh Prince fan. So much of a fan, actually, that I wrote this short history of RevZilla to the rhyme and meter of the Fresh Prince song:


Now this is the story all about how

the Z-L-A army turned things upside down

and I'd like to take a minute - just sit right there,

I'll tell you how we became one badass shop in moto retail.


In Old City Philadelphia born and raised,

A can of spray-paint was the first thing that paid,

chillin' out, maxin', relaxin' all cool,

all above the retail shop outside of the school.

When a couple of guys, they were up to somethin' good,

started makin' trouble in the moto 'hood.

They got in one little fight and B. Van declared:

"Z-L-A is way cooler than Sportbike Track Gear"


They whistled for a cab and when it came nea

license plate said "ZLA Army" and had bikes in the mirro

If anything I could say that this cab was rare--

but they thought "nah, forget it - let's blaze us a trail!"


They pulled up to the shop around 2013

and yelled to the cabby "Yo Van, smell you later."

Looked at the new space, they were finally there--

Sittin' on the thrones as the kings of retail.
May 8, 2013
Reply to RevZilla Good answer? Yes (0) No (0)
mmccasli: I wear them with tennis shoes occasionally while commuting and they do show a bit of leg. Tucked into my boots they provide full coverage May 24, 2013
Reply to mmccasli Good answer? Yes (0) No (0)
MichRider: I have TSX short boots and I find these do ride up a bit over the velcro ankle strap. May 6, 2013
Reply to MichRider Good answer? Yes (0) No (0)
JoelD: Yes, you will show leg, a lot with the 48...maybe less with the 50 May 29, 2013
Reply to JoelD Good answer? Yes (0) No (0)
A shopper asked: im very interested in this item, but is there an attachment for dainese knee sliders? Jul 21, 2011
Answer this · Send to friends Good question? Yes (0) No (0)
Corse: No attachments for racing knee sliders in the New Drake. For Dainese, they only use the knee sliders in there leather pant or racing suit products. You may want to look into the Pro Delta perforated leather pants for hot weather riding. Sep 5, 2011
Reply to Corse Good answer? Yes (0) No (0)
Gladiuspride: No, there are not attachments for dainese knee sliders in this jean. The jean material is actually quite light, and I'm not sure how well it would hold up for a kneedragger. Jul 25, 2011
Reply to Gladiuspride Good answer? Yes (0) No (0)
Quackuack: no attachment for sliders. it's a touring / commuter pant. Jul 29, 2011
Reply to Quackuack Good answer? Yes (0) No (0)
KneeDragger: No attachment for a knee sliders. Dec 25, 2011
Reply to KneeDragger Good answer? Yes (0) No (0)
William W asked: Would these work with a knee guard like the Forcefield Zeus? Jan 20, 2014
Answer this · Send to friends Good question? Yes (0) No (0)
David S: These pants come with very nice built-in CE-level knee and shin guards, so no need for that. In fact, being Italian made the cut is intended to be on the snug side, so there would not be room for much else on these.

As I recall on mine, you cannot remove the built in knee and shin guards.

The also have padding on the hips, but don't recall if it's CE level or not.
Jan 20, 2014
Reply to David Good answer? Yes (1) No (0)
William W: Thanks for the info. Its just as well. Just got my forcefield zeus knee armor & I am disappointed in the lack of side impact protection, which seems odd to me considering. I would think putting something there to protect you should your knee get pinned between the bike and the ground. Gonna send em back and give these pants a shot. Jan 24, 2014
Reply to William Good answer? Yes (0) No (0)
dan p: Built in pads are removable, and yes they go down to the shins. I also have forcefield limb tubes they are secure like the Zeus, but the actual pad inside is small and does not cover the shin, which is ok if you wear tall riding boots. Jan 26, 2014
Reply to dan Good answer? Yes (0) No (0)
A shopper asked: The D-Dry Pants have removable composite protectors certified to EN 1621.1/07 1621.1/97 Standard. Do the New Drake Air pants have the same knee & shin protection as the D-System D-Dry Pants? May 7, 2012
Answer this · Send to friends Good question? Yes (0) No (0)
Larell: I am not familiar with the D-Dry pants, but I can say that the New Drake Air pants have the same knee and shin protection as my race grade Delta Pro pants. The protection is top notch. Oct 1, 2012
Reply to Larell Good answer? Yes (0) No (0)
RevZilla: They do have the same internal knee/shin protectors as the D-Dry pants. Almost all of the Dainese pants have the same armor. There are only a couple of exceptions. May 10, 2012
Reply to RevZilla Good answer? Yes (0) No (0)
Alclab: Yes, they have the same removable composite knee/shin protectors May 21, 2013
Reply to Alclab Good answer? Yes (0) No (0)
Jonathon B asked: Has anyone tried replacing the knee/shin pads with pads made of D3O? I would like to get a little more flexibility in the knee without sacrificing protection. Dec 24, 2013
Answer this · Send to friends Good question? Yes (0) No (0)
Siamak. D: I have not replaced the knee protector, the protector that come with the pants is a two piece (knee and shin protector attached together) that is very flexible and comfortable on and off the bike. It gives you feeling of a solid protector without being uncomfortable. Dec 24, 2013
Reply to Siamak. Good answer? Yes (0) No (0)
Stephen G: Sorry Jonathan, I still have the original pads in the pants. Dec 26, 2013
Reply to Stephen Good answer? Yes (0) No (0)
A shopper asked: I have a 32 waist (true waist, measured from the belly button), small hip measurements around 35... But am about 5-11-6 " tall. I noticed the guy on the video was wearing a 50, so I was wondering would the length on a 48 be signifcantly shorter... I would like to avoid the pants "floating" when standing or riding. May 24, 2013
Answer this · Send to friends Good question? Yes (0) No (0)
JoelD: I'm right about that size. I wear a 48 and the legs stop about 4" above my ankle bones. These puppies are going to float on you. If you don't have tall boots, you'll have to look elsewhere...or get ankle warmers. May 29, 2013
Reply to JoelD Good answer? Yes (0) No (0)
Chokko: Just wondering since you wear a 48, can you fit shorts underneath or is it super right? Jun 1, 2013
Reply to Chokko Good answer? Yes (0) No (0)
A shopper asked: Will these pants properly attach to a Joe Rocket Sonic 2.0 Perforated Leather Jacket? Jul 2, 2012
Answer this · Send to friends Good question? Yes (0) No (0)
RevZilla: Different manufacturers typically use different connection zippers. Dainese pants will only zip to Dainese jackets and vise versa. If you already have a Joe Rocket jacket, then your best bet would be to stick with Joe Rocket pants that have the same 8" connection zipper like the Phoenix 3.0 pants. Jul 5, 2012
Reply to RevZilla Good answer? Yes (0) No (0)
Larell: Probably not. The Dainese zipper is different than all of the others I have tried. Also, they don't include an extra "mating" zipper like A*. I have been to the D-Store in San Francisco and they dont have extra zippers for sale to mate up non-Dainese pants and jackets. Oct 1, 2012
Reply to Larell Good answer? Yes (0) No (0)
A shopper asked: Being stand alones, I gather these pants are fairly form fitting... I'm just wondering what hip and tailbone padding would fit them? Are there pockets inside the pants to slip in padding or do I have to buy a pair of shorts? Would Knox shorts work or is it best to go with Dainese? If so, what model? Apr 19, 2012
Answer this · Send to friends Good question? Yes (0) No (0)
RevZilla: The New Drake Air Textile pants are rather form fitting. We might call them the "skinny jeans" of motorcycle pants.

Typically any kind of armored short can work under the pants. The New Drake Air's already have hip padding included and it is fairly firm. You might want to take out the padding because it would be too much.

As for tailbone protection, getting a pair of armored shorts that have tailbone padding can work. Also getting a longer, strap-on style back protector can give that lower coverage on your back.
Apr 20, 2012
Reply to RevZilla Good answer? Yes (0) No (0)
jokerD: The pants have hip/tailbone protection built-in. That being said, if you wanted different/more padding after you've tried them on, get the Dainese shorts and change out the pads. Apr 23, 2012
Reply to jokerD Good answer? Yes (0) No (0)
A shopper asked: Besides the inner liner, is/are there any differences between these two Pants? Oct 25, 2012
Answer this · Send to friends Good question? Yes (0) No (0)
Larell: Hmmm....these pants are textile pants only. Think of them as a high quality textile version of racing leathers intended for summer/fall. They have a knee vent that, while it can be closed, is clearly not intended to be waterproof. The textile is pretty tightly woven and will shield you from more rain/wind than mesh, but that's about it. Nov 20, 2012
Reply to Larell Good answer? Yes (0) No (0)


We highly recommend finding a cloth tape measure and taking the time to take these measurements. Dainese sizes will not necessarily correlate with fitment in other brands.

  • Chestwidth: Measure from under/top of armpit cross chest to under/top of other armpit, then across back to first armpit
  • Waist: Measure at the hourglass of your torso, (circumference measured at your belly button)
  • Hips: pelvic bone to pelvic bone, the widest part of your hips below the waist
  • Inseam: from crotch to big ankle bone
  • Outseam: from waist to big ankle bone
  • Gloves: Using a flexible measuring tape, measure around your hand, behind the knuckles, not including the thumb.

Men's Dainese Pant Sizing

Size Waist (cm) Hips (cm) Inseam (cm)  Outseam (cm) Height (cm)
44 76 90 77.8 101.3 168
46 80 94 79.2 103.2 171
48 84 98 80.6 105.1 174
50 88 102 82 107 177
52 92 106 83.4 108.9 180
54 96 110 84.8 110.8 183
56 101 114 86.2 112.7 186
58 105 118 86.2 113.2 187
60 109 122 86.2 113.7 188

Sizing information is provided by the manufacturer and does not guarantee a perfect fit.

Click here to see the full Dainese Size Chart
Product Style RevZilla SKU ID Manufacturer Product # Availability
Black / 44 552976 1755018-001-44 Out of Stock
Black / 46 552977 1755018-001-46 In Stock: Ships next business day
Black / 48 552978 1755018-001-48 In Stock: Ships next business day
Black / 50 552979 1755018-001-50 In Stock: Ships next business day
Black / 52 552980 1755018-001-52 In Stock: Ships next business day
Black / 54 552981 1755018-001-54 In Stock: Ships next business day
Black / 56 552982 1755018-001-56 In Stock: Ships next business day
Black / 58 552983 1755018-001-58 In Stock: Ships next business day
Black / 60 552984 1755018-001-60 Available: Available to order from Dainese Italy, expect 2-3 weeks transit time prior to shipment from RevZilla