Dainese Seamless Active Pants
Effective When On, But Has Some Hassles
I purchased both the shirt and leggings together. This review is after 2 weeks, with a good amount of use so far (maybe 10 rides, typically wearing the undersuit for 6-12 hours a day). I have a small, and am 5'4" tall.
The pants are extremely long. I can't imagine they would actually fit anyone. This creates a lot of slack that has to be adjusted, and does not pair well with the over-elasticity (discussed below). The shirt sleeves are a bit too long as well, but not as bad as the pants.
The material is extremely stretchy, too much so. It stretches too much when you put it on, requiring you to adjust each area of your body to get it into the correct position. This also makes taking them off difficult, especially when you're sweaty and they stick to your body. Once on, they feel rather comfortable and you don't notice them.
The undersuit is another material that hates velcro. It does not damage the undersuit very much at all, but does cause fraying. They do state clearly to not make contact with velcro. However, it's very difficult to avoid velcro, especially considering the abudance of gear and locations that use velcro:
-Boots have velcro
-Suit-to-boot connections have velcro
-Knee sliders have velcro
-Some back protectors have velcro
-Wrist cuffs on the suit have velcro
-Gloves have velcro
All these make it hard to avoid velcro. It is not impossible, but requires more care. This just adds extra work to how much is required to adjust for the over-sizing/over-stretchiness. Even with care, you will still nab some velcro every now and then.
Additionally, after only a few weeks, the left leg calf has a hole. I believe it is from the amount of pulling that is required to get the leggings on. It's too early to tell if it will continue to get worse and expand.
On the good side, the undersuit does make putting on pants/jackets/suits much easier. Further, they allow for much smoother bodily movements while riding. This is because the undersuit has less friction with the gear, allowing you to 'glide' inside the gear when you move your arms, knees, etc.
They are also very stylish and look cool.
The suit is effective at taking the sweat from your body. You can feel that the undersuit is wet.
They cannot be placed in the tumble dryer. I washed them and then hung them on a string to dry. This seems to have worked fine.
Overall, I would be interested in getting a different set of undersuit. I said I would not recommend this, but it is the first motorcycle-oriented undersuit I have used, so perhaps this is unfair if the problems exist in all undersuits? The extra length and elasticity creates a bit more hassle when putting on and taking off than I am happy with (with practice you learn better how to put them on, adjust them, and take them off, but there is still some unavoidable time overhead). Perhaps there are other undersuits that don't suffer as much from these problems? An undersuit that is not velcro-phobic would also be nice. I will continue to use this undersuit until it wears too much, or until I tire of the hassles.
June 12, 2014
nice fit, but has torn away from seam after one wear
I purchased these using a gift card. Felt like I could justify the price if I wasn't actually paying for it. I like the fit. I'm 6'1 175 with a 32/33" waist, 32" inseam. Medium fits well, but is a little long. I wore them once in 90 degree humid weather under jeans to work. Very comfortable around the office. Out in the heat, they did not feel cool to the touch but I didn't sweat or feel uncomfortable. No seams across the rear which is big plus.
Problem was when I got home I noticed the material was pulling away from the seam on the inner thigh. Just a small hole now, but who knows what would happen after multiple wears and washes. I worry about the quality and durability especially at this price. Sending back for a possible warranty replacement. We'll see....
Revzilla great to work with as they are taking care of the warranty submission.
June 4, 2013
Got it during winter season, so I can't review on actual experience. though first look is amazing, and fit is perfect if your weight is proportional to your height. quality is superb and can't wait to try it on the track, Quite expensive for an underwear, though, it's Dainese, so you know you're buying quality.
March 12, 2012
Dainese Seamless Active Pants
It's really best underwear pants, size is true and it's very comfortable...I will buy Active shirt too...
Thanks a lot Dainese for best quality !
March 10, 2012