Dainese New Yamato Cotton Pants
An All Season Pant
Found this pants really nice and comfortable.
The look cool is awesome. I think I will wear them also when I will be not riding.The fit is a little large but to give you room to wear something underneath in case of colder temperatures.
The are not made with any Goretex or similar but I found them pretty protective from first autumn colds and wind with temperatures around 40's.The come with knee and hip protection that helps.
November 11, 2013
its a Dainese... its stylish.... but thats about it
got it, nice.
so comfortable.... but i got on my bike, bent my knees (normal riding position) and the knee protector is on my thighs... and i have 31 inseam.... and these were size 50.
protection wise, idk and fortunately i have not had the chance to test it out.
looks, its like a normal pants.... but my friend also had it, for about a year.... in black, same as me, and i see major color fading.... so if u wash it at home, dont dry it in high heat, wash cold and hang dry it.
November 4, 2013
Very nice casual riding pants
I hope Dainese has something similar for 2014. If your size is still available, these New Yamato pants are well worth getting.
They fit about like Dainese jeans - slim and tight in the crotch. Enough that they will definitely constrict the man-area while straddling a bike. Walking around, they're super comfy and look awesome.
The material is soft as others have noted, but they are tougher than an average pair of jeans and way tougher than an average pair of khakis. These do not seem to represent a major sacrifice in protection when compared to other casual riding pants, especially with the removable pads in place.
Again, these are slim fitting pants and have waist adjustment, so you can order a little big without fear of sagging.
October 7, 2013
Fit to tight
Sorry I took a long ride to test pants. I should have returned. To tight in crotch. Nice looking but not for riding
September 30, 2013
Has good protection for around town use
I have been wearing the yamato for a few weeks now. Imagine your old dockers but with armor! Its great because its comfortable. The armor sits right on my knees and hips like it was measured for me. The length was just right too. (Im 5'10 200 lbs 34, 30 on a levis 54 on these pants). The down side of these are because they are cheaper than your regular riding pants, it almost feels cheap too. The zippers on the pockets dont open smoothly. When you put your hands in your pockets the zippers scrape your hands almost cutting though skin. I described the cloth as your old dockers because it looks like cheap old cloth. I may sound critical on this but its not that obvious until you touch it. The only thing going for these pants are the decent armor it has.
Dianese is known for quality and style. These pants would have been outstanding for what we expect for some other brands.
September 23, 2013
Can't wait to complete my collection!!! Just need the "tan Yamato & Sherman d-dry!
September 23, 2013
A very comfortable option for those willing to take the chance.
I bought these pants for my short jaunts around NYC. I know that I am taking a risk by not wearing something with at least some abrasion resistance but the option to add padding/armor is what draws me to these very comfortable pants. Paired with a textile jacket and Dainese Dyno boots, this is my go to summer commuting outfit.
The pants fit spot on size wise with armor added and the pockets provide more than enough space for the essentials, slim wallet, a few keys, and a cell phone. I thought not having a suit to jacket zipper would be a minor issue but it hasn't bothered me at all after a few uses.
I would definitely switch to the Drake Air pants for longer/highway rides, but I feel comfortable in these for short rides on local streets.
August 11, 2013
Great city summer pants
Though I like these pants and have found them to be extremely comfortable and very practical especially for work days, I am not very sure about their durability in a slide scenario. The knee and hip pads look sturdy but i wouldn't wear these for long/aggressive rides. Stylish and nicely designed, the fit is on the small side - you may need to size up.
August 11, 2013