Dainese Trophy Vintage Leather Pants
Great casual/touring/vintage riding pants!
I've done around 4000kms (2500mi) in these pants now. Most of it has been looooong ~11hour days on the bike and they're a great casual riding pant.
I am a slim build, 177cm (5"10) and around 68kg (150lbs)
I usually wear 31" jeans and ordered the Size 46 pants which are spot on for me.
As others have mentioned, they do sit below the waist so you'll definitely need a belt. I'd personally have preferred them to sit a little higher at the back.
I found the non-removable knee pads to be quite stiff and uncomfortable at first but they do soften up in warmer weather and with your body heat which makes them more pliable and comfortable. Sliding the pants on at freezing temp is a different issue though and you'll need to let them soften up and form shape before they will get comfortable again. After 10-15minutes on the bike, even at freezing point, I didn't notice them any more.
They're great looking pants which fit in well on social rides, on your vintage bike, and at the pub for lunch.
Very little padding except in the knees so if you go down, you're going to feel it for a while.
Pockets and zips are all fine, no complaints there.
I also like the un-hemmed ankles as they're much easier to tuck inside my boots.
They're pretty expensive really, especially compared to other pants which have a load more features at a fraction of the cost, so you're really paying the money for the styling.
May 19, 2014
They're cut with a low waist and arrive un-hemmed. The detail in the back pockets is nice as is the leather. They definitely work with a retro vibe/older bike or cafe setup. My only gripe (as is the case with other Dainese pants) is that the crotch is very snug.
May 5, 2014
Great Stylish Leather Pants
Great product for those of us that ride classic bikes. The pants are comfortable and fit well. Warm enough for the wind on a chilly day. The protection in the knee is not something I'll be counting on any time soon, but there's a pad there... that's something.
I suppose I'd say, cooler than chaps, lighter and more spry than a classic 'harley-style' pant.
March 25, 2013
Protection of leather without the power ranger vs village people dilemma
Pants you can wear on regular rides around town or longer touring. These don't offer the full protection of a set of race leathers, but in my opinion having pretty good protection all the time is a lot better then the best protection occasionally. The most important thing is that you can feel comfortable wearing these (so you will actually wear them and not just wear jeans to avoid looking silly) to go to a friends place, get a drink (non-alcoholic), run errands, or an afternoon out on the backroads, while they still are clearly very well made, great quality thick and strong leather, very solid stitching, and moderate knee armor.
Right out of the box, they didn't look as 'vintage' as I hoped. After wearing them around the house for a bit the effects came to life and they look great. Can tell these are the kind of pants that get better with age. The suede dainese devil logo on the back pocket is a real nice touch and helps with the already premium feel.
I'm 5'10, 155lbs, where a size 30/30 in diesel jeans, 31 waist in dress pants. I first tried the size 44 as per the chart they are nearly a 30 inch waist. Length was fine, but too tight. I returned them and got a 46 (31.5 inch waist per the chart) and they fit pretty much perfect. The bottoms are unhemmed, so there is a bit of extra room there. Knee armor is soft, but probably the best you are going to get from a soft armor, and fits just about perfect. There is sufficient size that it will fit well if you are a bit taller also.
The previous review mentions them being low rise and the need for a belt - I would second that recommendation. You can probably make due without one, but it just works better with.
They are a fairly slim fit (not skinny jeans slim), but feel relaxed and very comfortable - sort of like a properly fitting pair of jeans. They don't look like you are trying to show off your goods (not the village people look), but you won't be having sagging butt syndrome either.. The bottoms won't fit over my boots, but if you had a pair without the shin protection they would probably fit just fine over them.
March 21, 2013
These are great looking pants. They are not so technical and race-fit that you couldn't wear them into a coffee shop or restaurant, so they're great for around town and casual riding. The protection is minimal, as there is only a small amount of padding on the knee, so if you're looking for something to drag a knee with, look elsewhere. They are very "cafe" inspired in their looks, yet still functional for fun riding, offering the skin protection that good Dainese leather offers. The seams are great, and the leather is amazing, as is to be expected from Dainese.
One complaint about the fit is that the waist is very low rise...they fit down low around your hips, so they tend to creep downward if you're not wearing a belt. Other than that, they are wonderful, and exactly what I was looking for in terms of a compromise between functionality, style, and safety.
Note: The pants come unhemmed. You will have to take them to a quality seamstress that can work leather before they are ready to wear.
December 31, 2012