Dainese Women's New Drake Air Textile Pants
Favorite pants for protection
This was a good pick for this hot weather. I feel very protected and don't feel like I'm wearing snow pants--although they're not casual enough to wear on an everyday basis. I wear these when I'm going for long rides.
September 15, 2014
After a ton of research, I tried 4 different pants from Revzilla, these were by far the best in terms of fit, style and utility. You will feel reasonably protected without feeling bulky. Has air vents, pockets, can zip to Dainese jacket (if you have one), and most importantly, the knee/shin pads actually sit where they are supposed to! Pads can be taken out if you want to walk around comfortably for longer periods time, they will look like street pants. No hip protection or place to put hip pads though. Overall, should cost a less but it's Dainese so that kind of price is expected I guess. Also, I am 5'6 and the length is perfect; women 5'8 and above would find these pants too short.
September 15, 2014
I have 2 pair, I love these pants but liked the old shin protectors better ( can I buy a set? )
I bought a pair at the end of last year, but I bought them straight from dainese, Revzilla didn't have in Stock ( and once a year dainese offers free shipping to the states, it happen to fall during there free shipping) they were a little big, but with the velcro straps and as the fall was arriving I figured perfect I'll use as an over pant, other than a little bit big (not in a bad way, and not to much) they are perfect (woman want thigh, hip protection yes but we don't want to look like we have huge hips and legs, well we can't have our cake and eat it to no thigh or hip protection here, I do have the dainese hard shorts for daring days, and dirt, I use with the bigger pant)
I am 5'7" 140 lbs
Pair one size 46, I use these as an over pant, if not wearing pants under I have to at least wear shorts or they are just to big (the reason I bought a second pair) the knee/shin protectors are long and fairly wide contoured to your leg, removable via a pocket with velcro, soft and squishy on your body side but hard plastic on the outer side. I purchased some boots several pair worried about how they would fit with the shin protectors, the dainese "in" series is awkward, however they plugged right in to both the sidi and dainese "out" series so perfectly, they even have a little contour to them honestly I think dainese designed them to fit it boots, because the little contour seems to be perfect for boot height I ended up with the dainese tourqe out boot, paired with the pants I feel really protected all hard protection from toes to top of knees nothing really soft, just a wall of ce certification ;-)
I'll put some pictures in of the different knee/shin protectors
Pair 2 size 44 ( my height and weight didn't change) big difference from the 46 ( I originally was contemplating between the 42 and 44, worried the 44 would still be to big, but kinda worried the 42 might be tight, I decided to try the 44 figuring I'd just do an exchange if there was an issue) so glad I got the 44 no doubt 42 would have been to small/tight no doubt, the 44 fits great perfect no Room to tighten the velcro straps, but definitely not to tight either yes they make you butt look good there not lieing! The material is kinda stretchy ish hug your curves and have a little more of a hipster type pant waist fit instead of a waist belly button fit these sit under well under the belly button plenty high in the back, the knee /shin protectors well they changed then :-( I don't have my wall of ce certification anymore, there like 2/3 hard 1/3 soft, still squishy on your body side and hard over knee but know only hard on about 1/2 your shin then soft, when I put my boots on they still kinda go in but can bunch a little and sorta flip out because it's not hard here soft, the hard on the shin protector isn't as wide either, but between the hard shin and the boot there is a section were the soft part of the shin is all I have like boot stops 2-3 inches before hard shin starts, my wall is now broken leaving me feeling less protected, they are shorter and less hard protection, still love the pants, but would love to order a replacement set of protectors but the old version, which seems not possible as no one ( not even dainese) sells any knee/shin protectors for your dainese pants, oh well I guess I might just switch them back and forth (totally annoying) Revzilla if you know of a fix please email me :-)
but honestly you'll still love this pant, my sister has a pair. These are seriously the most stylish and butt looking good / most protective pant your ganna find pricey yes, I was very hesitatant on my first order (because of price) but love them enough to buy a second pair!
My original pair (46) have over 7000 miles on them and still look great no loose stitches, and only a little teeny tiny but of wear on the inside of the knees were they slide on my tank protectors when leaned over and my knee is up there, there pretty aggressive tank protectors, and it's only slight wear very slight .
I am very happy with these pants!
September 7, 2014
This pant fits great with good protection.
I love these pants. They actually look great on and give you good protection for riding. I'm 5"4 & weigh 122 lbs. a size 42 fit perfect. The air flow is not as great as I would have liked. I ride a Triumph Bonniville which also ignites a lot of heat from the engine. But over all a great looking pant.
August 11, 2014
Good but pricey women's pants
I can't really find fault with these pants except for the price. They fit well (followed the sizing guidelines) and presumably do the job of protecting knees and shins (knock wood). No hip protection, though. They look better than most other women's motorcycle pants. Bottom line is that these are probably your best bet given the choices. I would wear them into a restaurant and not feel too conspicuous. There is still room for improvement in women's gear and pants could be a focus.
August 4, 2014
Very practical, and fits great
My wife's most frequently used pants. Dainese size 40 just fits her perfectly.
July 29, 2014
Great, comfortable, feminine form-fitting women biker pants
I use to swear myself never ever wear an over-size, over sized, snow pants look-a-like bike pants. Ended up always opted for a dainese kevlar jeans. I finally decided to invest in one since we're going for a long trip which will need a more protection (knee). I was surprise how form-fitting it was, it's not as fitting as your skinny jeans, but it's enough to hug your womanly curves and edges. It's also oh so comfortable, the knee guard felt like "butter" on my skin, seriously.. Lol. And I even gotten a complement from a non biker female about how nice it looks. Overall a good investment.
July 7, 2014
Not quite right
Purchased for wife. Her ride is a 2007 Monster S2R.
Main issue with these pants is the thigh flap and its retention snap. It is supposed to work to hold the flap open as well as closed, but it does not! The snaps are either installed incorrectly or manufactured without the little wire ring that keeps it fastened to the male post on the pants when it is supposed to hold the flap open.
June 23, 2014