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Dainese New Drake Air Textile Pants

Dainese knows no bounds when it comes to innovative motorcycle gear and the New Drake Air Pants are no exception. A full 750D textile construction with integrated elasticated inserts, mesh backed vents and CE rated composite knee armor make the New Drake Air Pants a heavy hitter, perfect for multi-season sport and sport-touring riders. The unique “flip-up” vents located on the thighs are strategically positioned to maximize airflow yet can be easily closed when the temperature drops or to keep out wet weather. The New Drake Air Pants provide industry leading multi-season riding comfort and protection.

Features

  • Removable composite protectors
  • Cordura fabric 750
  • Suretta fabric
  • Perforated fabric
  • Insert in elasticated fabric
  • Soft hip pads are sewn in place
  • Calf zip
  • Jacket-trousers fastening system
  • Adjustable waist
  • Sanitized lining
4.5 / 5
Bang For The Buck
4.1 / 5
Protection & Durability
4.5 / 5
Features
4.2 / 5
Comfort
4.3 / 5
Style
4.6 / 5
Air Flow
3.8 / 5
Fit
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Dainese Men's Pant Sizing

Regular Pant Sizing:

Euro Size Waist (cm) Hips (cm) Inseam (cm) Height (cm)
44 74 - 78 88 - 92 77 - 79 166 - 169
46 78 - 82 92 - 96 79 - 80 169 - 172
48 82 - 86 96 - 100 80 - 82 172 - 175
50 86 - 90 100 - 104 82 - 83 175 - 178
52 90 - 94 104 - 108 83 - 84 178 - 181
54 94 - 98 108 - 112 84 - 85 181 - 184
56 98 - 102 112 - 116 85 - 86 184 - 187
58 102 - 106 116 - 120 86 - 87 187 - 188
60 106 - 110 120 - 124 87 - 88 188 - 189
62 110 - 114 124 - 128 87 - 88 189 - 190
64 114 - 118 128 - 132 88 - 89 190 - 191

Short Pant Sizing:

Euro Size Waist (cm) Hips (cm) Inseam (cm) Height (cm)
48 (Short) 79 - 85 91 - 97 73 - 75 161 - 165
50 (Short) 85 - 91 97 - 103 75 - 77 165 - 170
52 (Short) 91 - 97 103 - 109 77 - 79 170 - 174
54 (Short) 97 - 103 109 - 115 79 - 81 174 - 178
56 (Short) 103 - 109 115 - 121 81 - 82 178 - 180
58 (Short) 109 - 115 121 - 127 81 - 82 180 - 181
60 (Short) 115 - 121 127 - 133 81 - 82 181 - 183

Tall Pant Sizing:

Euro Size Waist (cm) Hips (cm) Inseam (cm) Height (cm)
50 (Tall) 82 - 88 97 - 103 85 - 87 181 - 186
52 (Tall) 88 - 94 103 - 109 87 - 89 186 - 190
54 (Tall) 94 - 100 109 - 115 89 - 91 190 - 194
56 (Tall) 100 - 106 115 - 121 91 - 92 194 - 196
58 (Tall) 106 - 112 121 - 127 91 - 92 196 - 197
60 (Tall) 112 - 118 127 - 133 91 - 92 197 - 199

Riding Jeans Sizing:

US 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44
Euro 44 46 46 48 50 50 52 52 54 54 56 58 60 60 62 62 64

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

How To Measure

W Waist Measure around your natural waistline, around the top of the hip bones, inline with the navel while keeping the measuring tape parallel to the ground.
HP Hips Measure the circumference, from pelvic bone to pelvic bone, at the widest part of your hips below the waist.
I Inseam Measure from the highest point of your crotch down to your ankle, along your inner leg.
H Height With no shoes on, stand with your back against a wall and your feet together. Measure from the floor to the top of your head.
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4.5 / 5.0
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Protection & Durability
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Comfort
4.3 / 5
Style
4.6 / 5
Air Flow
3.8 / 5
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Great Riding Pants!!!
I am very picky when it comes to my clothes, especially the ones I ride in. The Dainese pants are worth every penny I gave for them, and exceeded my expectations.

They are true to their size chart for sport riding. I am 5'10", 175 pounds. I got the 50 after measuring 34" around my belly-button, and they are spot on. I usually wear 32/32 jeans, and these are just slightly bigger than those in the waist to accommodate for a sport bike riding position. The velcro on the sides of the waist help to cinch them down to the right waist size, and get exact fit, they feel super-comfy. If I was still riding Harley/cruiser style bikes, I would have gotten a size down to my normal jean size. So keep your riding position in mind when deciding which size to get.

These pants are not meant to wear over a pair of jeans or other normal pants. This is another thing to remember. I don't wear these when going to work, or meetings that require me to look a certain way. They are motorcycle pants, and that's about it. However, they don't feel like other motorcycle pants that I have had. They are light and comfortable compared to those, and are a pleasure to ride in. I ride aggressively through tight turns, and they are easy to maneuver in. They don't make you slide all over the seat like some textile pants can while hard breaking or ripping out of a hairpin.

The knee armor is positioned correctly for a guy my height. It doesn't move around or feel awkward at all. The hip armor is comfy as well, and made for street riding. These aren't for racing, so don't expect much besides the knee protection. There is just foam (like what you get for back protection in a stock jacket before upgrading) in the hips, but it's better than nothing. I think it the hip foam adds to the flow of the pants rather than the protection, but that's fine for the street, and the price.

The vents work surprisingly well. I got the pants for colder weather. I have been putting long thermal/microfiber underwear underneath for cold days, and it works really well. There were a few days where it got 75+, so I snapped opened the vents above the knees, and cooled right down. I was very surprised at this. We all know how useless vents in jackets and helmets can be. these were different in that they actually work. So now I have a pair of summer riding pants as well.

They are very high quality. The seams are strong and neat. The snaps and velcro are strong. Exactly what you would expect from Dainese. Keep that in mind when considering the price. Also keep in mind your inseam when ordering. Again, I'm 5'10", and I think these size 50 would only accommodate a guy maybe another inch or two taller.

Overall, I'm impressed. These look good, feel good, offer protection, and are of superb quality. But there are two things that I would recommend:
1) Check your inseam with the measurement chart so you won't wind up with floods.
2) Consider your riding style when choosing size.
November 14, 2013
Ride:
2013 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-6R
Bang For The Buck
3 / 5
Protection & Durability
4 / 5
Features
4 / 5
Comfort
5 / 5
Style
4 / 5
Air Flow
3 / 5
Nice pants. But understand what you're buying.
I've put in a few rides in these pants and agree with a number of the previous reviewers who shared excellent insights. I just had a few other comments.

First, just to be clear, I've had friends tell me I'm hard on Dainese when I say they are of "average" value. I believe Dainese is typically 2 or more times better than most equipment out there. They make excellent excellent gear and I'd certainly say it's "worth it". But value by definition should also consider cost and since Dainese is often at least twice as expensive I would simply say their value is average. I'm not saying they aren't worth it.

I think these are great pants. That said, I do think that they are positioned or marketed a little differently than they should be. These are not pants for the "hottest days" as you might read in some of Dainese's promotional materials. The vents over the knees are helpful (a partially upright riding position benefits most, less so someone riding in a more tucked position), but generally speaking these should be considered alongside a typical textile pant. And since Dainese can run a little snug (and these a little short - tuck em in) you're not going to be sitting on your bike in 85+ degree weather in even reasonable humidity feeling perfectly cool and comfortable. You're going to feel the pants and notice some warmth. Is it a deal killer? No. I'm glad I made this purchase. They are great pants with fantastic quality. They will serve as a solid spring and fall pant (and perhaps a colder day if you have some thermals on underneath) and you'll certainly get away with them on some summer days too. But don't buy these thinking that you're going to get rid of your favorite mesh pants for July / August street and intermediate distance riding.

Finally, one of the previous reviewers hints at a really good point. The images are taken at angles that make this seem like a pretty stylish pant no one is going to mistake for your average motorcycle pant. Sorta. It looks good and is definitely more stylish than the average textile pant. It won't scream "baggy armoured motorcycle pant" at someone from 100 feet away. But the material, padding and armour are noticeable up closer so don't think you're going to hop off your bike and go clubbing in these without quite a few stares.

Great quality in materials and armour. Good pants (especially for the street rider crowd - I've always been partial to the naked streetfighter-type bike). Just understand what you're buying.
August 26, 2012
Ride:
2012 Triumph Street Triple R
Bang For The Buck
4 / 5
Protection & Durability
5 / 5
Features
5 / 5
Comfort
5 / 5
Style
5 / 5
Fit
Small
True
Large
Air Flow
5 / 5
Passed a 2-hour test ride in 96 deg. F heat with ease
FIT: I'm 5' 10' with an athletic build. If you must know, I wear 33x32 Levis. However, these are not meant - or cut - to fit like jeans. So do yourself a favor and - as Anthony suggests in the video - measure yourself.

My measurements were 87 cm waist, 101 cm hips, 81 cm inseam, and 106 cm outseam which = a size 50.

Waist, crotch, thighs, and knees fit perfect. They sit over the ankle portion of my ankle-high track shoes nicely while standing. And the end of the pant rests about 1/4" above the top of the boot while riding in the 3/4 position. Great for a little ventilation in summer, may allow for a slight chill in late fall.

PROTECTION: Knee armor feels very comfortable and sits exactly where it should with any adjustment from me. Whether walking or seated on the bike, I can hardly even tell the hip pads are there. The shell material seems very durable. I have no doubt they'll offer more than adequate protection for sport touring.

COMFORT (incl. Breathability): My 2 hour test ride included still stifling air of the greater Washington DC suburbs as well as the barely more breezy air of the VA countryside on a sunny, blustery 96 deg. F day.

By the end of the ride I felt no hotter in the Air Drake pants then I do in jeans on a 96 deg. day...

The real surprise was hot much more comfortable the Air Drake felt vs. jeans. In that heat, jeans usually stick to me because of the sweat. The Drakes didn't stick - which tells me that, unlike jeans, they were indeed circulating air... allowing sweat to evaporate... and keeping me more comfortable than jeans had.

Greater comfort in the heat than jeans and far more protection = one happy rider!

Also, these are not overpants. You'll feel like a mummy and melt like butter if you wear pants underneath them. However, I slipped them over a pair of shorts and felt quite comfortable in terms of freedom of movement - so it may be an option of you go someplace where you need to take them off to walk around.
July 9, 2013
Ride:
2008 Kawasaki ZG1400 Concours
Bang For The Buck
2 / 5
Protection & Durability
2 / 5
Features
3 / 5
Comfort
2 / 5
Style
2 / 5
Fit
Small
True
Large
Air Flow
1 / 5
Not for the summer.
Advertised under the category of 'summer pants', these are simply too bulky, too packed with "stuffing" to be anything for the summer. Right out of the box, you will feel a neoprene like material that makes you sweat thinking you might have to wear these in hot summer weather. You'll have to ride 200 mph to get any airflow into these. The pictures on this site show these pants off as much thinner material.
June 9, 2014
Ride:
2013 Triumph Bonneville T100
Bang For The Buck
4 / 5
Protection & Durability
4 / 5
Features
3 / 5
Comfort
4 / 5
Style
4 / 5
Fit
Small
True
Large
Air Flow
3 / 5
1st motorcycle pants - Take into account height of boots!
Rider: Tall, athletic build (should stop drinking so much beer tho)

6'2"
185lbs
regular jean/pant waist 33-34"

These are my first motorcycle pants. Overall, i'm very happy with them.

The sizing chart is perfect, almost. Per my measurements, I ordered the 50 regular. They fit perfectly - the knee protectors were not out of place, etc. However, when I sat on my bike, 2012 Kawasaki Versys, the pants ride up a lot past the top of my boot which I can't stand. My boot is not a tall boot - it is an Alpinestars Ridge Waterproof Boot.

I returned the pants and ordered the 50 talls which was a mistake as I assumed the waist would stay the same but would simply be longer. The waist actually is smaller on the talls. My fault - I should have double checked and not assumed.

Finally, I bought the 52 talls and they fit pretty well. The waist is slightly bigger than the 50 regular but thankfully there are straps that one can tighten. There are no belt loops. The pants just barely cover my boot - I still feel wind coming up them but I realize that this is because I have a shorter boot.

The material is pretty thick so be prepared for major sweating around the legs and crotch/rear end if you live in humid areas in the summer. The vents in the knees do help.

LONG STORY SHORT: Sizing is true to size per the measurements provided but consider getting the tall version (double check waist measurements if you do) if you have shorter boots.
April 16, 2015
Ride:
2012 Kawasaki Versys KLE650
Bang For The Buck
4 / 5
Protection & Durability
4 / 5
Features
3 / 5
Comfort
3 / 5
Style
4 / 5
Fit
Small
True
Large
Air Flow
3 / 5
Great slim riding pants, modest airflow
Size 48
5'11"
31/32 Jeans Measurement

The New Drake Air textile pants are a great textile riding pant option if you favor a slim cut. Overall, they over great protection, but their hot weather riding comfort is a bit less impressive than Anthony suggests in the video review. Check below for a detailed explanation of each review section.

Bang for the buck 4/5
I think the pricepoint on these pants is just right. I feel very protected and love the fit, but a bit better hot weather usability would have made it a 5/5. I would definitely buy these again given the choice, though.

Style 4/5
I really dig the style of these pants. They are very minimalistic and I think look best with the pant legs tucked into boots. I ride with Dainese TRQ Tour boots and there is enough room in the boot to fit these pants underneath. You can put the pant legs over the outside of full height boots, but they're quite tight. Speaking of tight, these pants are quite slim in their cut all the way from the hip to the leg opening at the bottom. I have pretty slim legs to begin with and they're a comfortable but slim fit all the way down. If that's your chosen style, these will work great, but definitely be aware that they're pretty closely cut.

Comfort 3/5
With these pants, you sacrifice a bit of comfort in favor of style. They're quite slim and look great, but that translates into the pants getting a bit warm and muggy in hot riding. The closeness of the cut keeps the mesh lining right up against your legs at all times, so you're going to sweat in them. There's no escaping it. Even so, they have good amount of stretchiness when swinging a leg over and even when walking around off the bike. One strange comfort thing to note though is that when off the bike, the knee/shin armor bumps up against the top of the TRQ boot. It isn't an issue when riding, but it is a bit annoying when walking around.

Protection 4/5
Great protection in these pants. Hip armor and knee armor stay in place in the riding position and are pretty beefy. The shin armor is actually quite long, extending past the midpoint of my shin bone. Very confidence inspiring.

Air Flow 3/5
These pants are notable for those patches of mesh on the thighs, but I honestly couldn't tell much of a difference with them open vs. closed. I think they were designed with protection and style in mind above all which is the right call, but the air flow suffers as a result. It cools off the top of the thighs a bit, but even on a naked bike, I can't really feel a great amount of airflow. The pants fit quite slim which also pretty much cuts out all of the airflow available inside the pants. Again, this is to be expected with this kind of protective/slim pant but the air flow overall is still marginal at best.

Features 3/5
Not too many features. Pockets work fine and the single back pocket comes in handy for storing my key while at work, but is a bit small for anything else. Zippers on the calves are quite good and make getting feet in and out of the pants very easy. It's a simple feature set, but they're all quite good.
November 13, 2014
Bang For The Buck
4 / 5
Protection & Durability
4 / 5
Features
3 / 5
Comfort
5 / 5
Style
5 / 5
Fit
Small
True
Large
Air Flow
2 / 5
Nice slimmer fit
I hate when reviewers don't add their measurements, so here are mine: 5'11" - 182 pounds - 34 x 32 jean size - Purchased Size 52.

The 52 is a great fit for me in the waist. I use the velcro waist cinch a bit, but definitely nowhere near as tight (or small) as it could go. As far as the length, it's a perfect length when walking around but a tad short when seated on the bike. I use mid-height riding boots.

As far as styling, these are the best textile pants I could find. It seems that every other textile pant I tried on were baggy and resembled snowboard pants. Not these. They have a nice slimmer fit, but not super skinny. Before pulling the trigger on these I was actually considering women's pants to get a slimmer fit.

Airflow is not as good as I expected, even with the vent flaps open, but I'm still happy overall. The knee/armor is much more substantial than other textile and overpants I tried on. Plus with the slimmer fit it the armor does not shift around. Hope this helps.
April 4, 2013
Ride:
2013 Kawasaki Ninja 300
Bang For The Buck
5 / 5
Protection & Durability
5 / 5
Features
4 / 5
Comfort
5 / 5
Style
5 / 5
Fit
Small
True
Large
Air Flow
2 / 5
Great Riding Pants!
Great fit. The pants fit very close to what the size chart says. They are definitely more fitted instead of baggy. I ordered a size 48 and the fit perfect. I'm 5'10, weigh 140 lbs, and wear a size 32/33 waist. Maybe a bit on the small side because it is pretty tight when wearing even dress pants underneath. One size up would be good if I wanted to wear under pants more often.

I wanted a inconspicuous pair of pants that I could wear on my way to work without looking like I was on my way to the track. These work great and blend in well. My only complaint is that they make the "swish" noise with every step. No issues on the bike though.

The pants do have vents, but I don't really feel airflow through them as I ride. But even though I don't feel the air, I still don't get hot or sweat in them even on 80+ degree days.

The protection is great in these and the knee pads are even removable. Unfortunately I had a chance to try out these pants in an off I recently had. These pants did a great job and I came out with only a bruise on my leg from it being under the bike.

These pants do have the zipper which connect to Dainese Jackets. It works great with my Super Speed C2 and kept the jacket from riding up when I went down.

I definitely recommend these pants. They did their job well and will continue to protect me every time I ride.
July 12, 2014
Ride:
2013 MV Agusta F3 675
Bang For The Buck
5 / 5
Protection & Durability
5 / 5
Features
4 / 5
Comfort
4 / 5
Style
5 / 5
Air Flow
3 / 5
Awesome Pants, Rough Break-In Period...
I use these pants for daily commuting and weekend canyon twisties. ('14 Triumph Street Triple R)

Very fashionable, slim/euro styling that has great protection.

The break-in period was about 2-3 weeks commuting for me. The pants are very tight behind the knee during this period if you ride a sport style bike. If you can make it past this period, they're great pants.

I'm 6'3, athletic/slim build. 185 lbs with a 32/33 waist. I ordered the 50 Tall and they fit great. I wear them tucked in to my Dainese TR-Course Out boots because the leg opening is pretty slim. It looks great this way.

The jacket also fully zips into my Super Speed Textile jacket for maximum protection.
February 10, 2015
Ride:
2014 Triumph Street Triple R
Bang For The Buck
5 / 5
Protection & Durability
5 / 5
Features
4 / 5
Comfort
5 / 5
Style
5 / 5
Air Flow
4 / 5
Bingo!
Awesome pants. Very happy with my purchase. Fits like a glove. I've been in two crashes in these and they are hardly scuffed. Great knee protection. Decent hip padding. Air flow is so-so but I'm sure better than leather. Nice styling and not too sporty-looking. Do it.
October 3, 2015
Purchased
1 year ago
Ride:
1986 Honda CB450SC Nighthawk
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Why did you choose this?
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Great protection that I am willing to wear in humid and hot weather.
Hugo G on Sep 23, 2016
Pants feel great when I ride on a long trip.
" " on Sep 21, 2016
Great protection that I am willing to wear in humid and hot weather.
Hugo G on Sep 23, 2016
Needed a great pair of breathable pants for touring
T H on Sep 22, 2016
Pants feel great when I ride on a long trip.
" " on Sep 21, 2016
looked cool
JOSHUA P on Sep 5, 2016
Dainese makes great products, I already had a mesh jacket and I wanted a pair of pants that I could connect with it and would breath better the my other pants. So far they have done that job.
Roy R on Sep 2, 2016
Fit perfect.
Shawn5170 on Aug 28, 2016
Great for riding in warm weathers. Excellent quality and fit. Looks nice.
Umer E on Aug 21, 2016
I talked to people who were wearing them.
John V on Jul 25, 2016
previous purchase of Alpine stars A 10 pants were a mis fit
Alan A on Jul 14, 2016
I wanted a pair of protective pants to enhance my safety. I also needed something that would "breathe" in the summer heat.
Austen S on May 31, 2016
Seems to fit the bill for the fit and value
R I on May 27, 2016
I wanted a summer pant that didn't look too crazy with big branding or look like adventure pants.
Paul R on May 21, 2016
Added protection
Michael S on May 20, 2016
Protection
Peter H on May 19, 2016
Offers a great fit that isn't too loose and unlike a lot of other pants I tried, the knee protection stays in place right over the knee when you fall.
Paul S on May 18, 2016
protection that won't break the bank
Jason C on May 14, 2016
style and protection
Lukasz K on May 13, 2016
Chose these as a good alternative to full leathers for inner city & mid-range touring riding. I like the fact that you can put harder knee guards in the knee area for more protection.
D L on May 9, 2016
These pants are fantastic and they are my second pair. They are great all season pants with plenty of style. I wear my first pair for work and my second pair for play LOL
AJ S on May 8, 2016
I was looking for comfortable pants with all the armor. Wearing a separate knee and shin protector was getting annoying.
Ayitirider on May 2, 2016
This seems to be the best comfortable well protected ventilated pants for just riding around town.
David M on May 2, 2016
Comfortable and protective
Gregory G on Apr 29, 2016
Excellent fit, wear and protection. I would recommend a Dainese's hot weather pants if you live in the SW USA. If temp get's hot, the ventilation on these pants are not enough. However for me, riding in the midwest, they are perfect.
Daniel K on Apr 24, 2016
Great reviews, looks great, and Dianese quality.
Leon G on Apr 17, 2016
Bought the jacket and is perfect
Brad S on Apr 4, 2016
Perfect fit...almost too good. I almost feel Italian wearing them...ha!
Richard K S on Mar 23, 2016
Usually for longer rides. Comfortable and protective.
I N on Jan 27, 2016
Great quality and protection
Jair S on Dec 19, 2015
Great product review by Anthony, and positive comments from other buyers.
Michael M on Dec 14, 2015
style price and protection
Joel K on Dec 8, 2015
great summer pants, for months when it's so hot you're willing to ride without the full protection of leathers. best thing about these is that they are fitted and not baggy. biggest drawback is that they are slippery in the saddle.
matthew l on Dec 7, 2015
Great pants I liked the styling and still do .
Stixx on Oct 19, 2015
Leather pants in SoCal sun? No thanks!
Merckx321 on Oct 3, 2015
Best fitting fabric pants out there. Excellent protection.
G A on Sep 29, 2015
Live in AZ... hot as he**. Do you know what leather pants feel like in this weather?
Saw a buddy's Dainese mesh pants - looked good and I own other Dainese leathers so I expect a solid product.
greg m on Sep 2, 2015
Good amount of protection in a nice fitted pant that I can wear three seasons.
gregory s on Sep 2, 2015
Fit and quality.
Jerry95 on Aug 8, 2015
those pants are awesome to wear all day, on and off the bike. Not a lot of air flow, but they fit like a charm.
robert k on Aug 3, 2015
abrasion and impact resistance, without any unnecessary waterproofing. excellent commuting pants
sam c on Jul 2, 2015
I ride year-round in LA and these protect me, keep me (moderately) cool, and look a lot better than your average biker-pant.
Sebastien R on Jul 2, 2015
Dainese is known for quality riding gear and these are the best sport bike riding pants money can buy. The knee and shin armor is perfectly placed and doesn't "ride up" when you're in an aggressive sport riding position. Great pants!
Ken on Jun 27, 2015
I wanted a match for my Dainese summer jacket and these pants are perfect. I especially like the front flaps that you can open on really hot days, they allow a lot of air to flow.
Larry P on Jun 26, 2015
Looked stylish online. It is stylish in person. However it is not as ventilated as I had hoped though. Find myself not wearing these pants as much I thought I would.
Hwang S on Jun 18, 2015
Arizona heat = BRUTAL, needed something that protects + keep me cool. Awesome in the fact that it zips up with my Dianese jacket to become pseudo one-piece :D
Nhan D on Jun 10, 2015
I didn't want riding jeans and these look nice and I can zip them with my jacket for that added protection.
Jason I on Jun 9, 2015
I really like the clean minimalist styling, summer (Hot Weather) breath-ability, as well as the protection that it looks like it will offer. !
Jason L on Jun 6, 2015
Good luck with the brand and nice to have a cool pants options that still proved decent protection in the heat of summer.
A S on Jun 5, 2015
Great luck with the brand and need something for the summer heat that will still protect me...
A S on May 17, 2015
I actually think that purchasing a size smaller than what you'd think would benefit you... the sizes seemed a little off after measuring inseams and such. Other than that, the pants are great! Wear them often on cool or cold days but they also allow for a bit of venting when it warms up. I love all of my Dainese gear (and I've gone through many brands).
Kristina M on May 17, 2015
great value for the price
prefer the slim cut of european clothing as opposed to the loose baggy cut of state side gears
t3ichou on May 12, 2015
Needed a great pair of breathable pants for touring
T H on Sep 22, 2016
looked cool
JOSHUA P on Sep 5, 2016
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?
Greg M on Mar 25, 2014
BEST ANSWER: 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.
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?
A shopper on Dec 7, 2013
BEST ANSWER: 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
What would be a better pick, what would you recommend?
This or Tempest D-Dry? I need versitility because this will be my only pants for now.. How are they compared by brethability and usable temperature span?
A shopper on Jul 16, 2015
BEST ANSWER: These are definitely not waterproof if that's an issue. However, I haven't had a problem using them in any other situation. They get hot in traffic, but any pant would. They're not perforated, so obviously not the best for summer, but I've used them in 90+ temps without issue. Even good in the winter with some long johns underneath.
I'm looking for a pair of pants to wear for commuting to/from work, meaning I'd like to wear them over my jeans. Would these pants be too tight?
A shopper on Apr 14, 2015
BEST ANSWER: They would likely be too tight in my opinion. At the right size these are pretty form fitting. You could maybe try going many sizes up and see if it would work, but would probably still be a pain getting in and out of. Honestly tho for commuting, I'd look at a pair of actual overpants that zip from hip to ankle.
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)?

Thanks!
A shopper on Mar 9, 2012
BEST ANSWER: 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.
There is a 50 (Short) option, but the sizing chart does not mention the inseam for it.
50 Regular is 32.3 inches, can anyone throw some light?
Im 5'8' 160 lbs, jeans sizing 32/30; I'd be better of with size 48 Reg / 50 Short?
theSkywalker on Jul 6, 2014
BEST ANSWER: Buy the size 50 regular. This pant runs a little short anyway and the armor is comprehensive down the leg to shin and will fit your perfectly when you are on the bike itself.
Interested in these pants but not sure exactly what size to get. I wear 32x34 slim levi jeans. I'm 6'2 and weigh 165 pants. I'm just concerned about getting pants that aren't long enough or too big on the waist. What size would you recommend?
A S on Mar 20, 2016
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....)
Rich on Aug 18, 2013
BEST ANSWER: 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.
Is the leg opening big enough to go over let's say a race style boot with the shin protectors on in?
A shopper on Apr 14, 2012
BEST ANSWER: I have a pair of SIDI Vertigo boots. I have tried wearing the pants over the boots, and while they stretch enough to go over the boot with no problem, I find the knee/shin protectors to be a bit of a problem. The only way it is comfortable is if I tuck the armor inside my boot, while leaving the pant material outside the boot. For some reason on my left leg the armor works its way out of the boot as I'm riding. I have resorted to just tucking the whole pant inside my boots now.
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!
A shopper on Aug 14, 2013
BEST ANSWER: 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.