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REV'IT! Airwave Pants
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REV'IT! Airwave Pants

The perfect match for the REV'IT! Airwave jacket, these trousers are also great over-pants to wear on top of your jeans during summer commutes. The large air mesh panels allow for maximum cooling, but that's not all: they're on and off in seconds, thanks to the long inside zippers. Reflective panels at the lower legs ensure great visibility at all times. Even more, the Knox Flexiform CE-approved armor is located in height adjustable pockets, allowing you to position the armor just the way you like it.


  • Outer shell: polyester 600D , PWR|shell 500D stretch, PWR|shell mesh, polyester rib
  • Visibility: laminated reflection at calf
  • Protection: Knox Flexiform CE protection at knees, prepared for TRYONIC Seesoft CE-level 1 type B hip protector insert - version RV01 (sold separately)


  • Fit: tour fit, regular
  • Adjustability: adjustment straps at waist, adjustment tab at ankles
  • Ventilation: ventilation panels at legs
  • Features: easy entrance zipper at calf, adjustable protector pockets, short connection zipper, elastic at waistband
  • Pockets: slit pockets 
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REV'IT! Airwave Pants 4.6 5 197 197
Look great, minimal airflow I ride primarily dual-purpose, but sometimes a sportbike. I bought these to replace my old mesh pants, which had given over five years of great service with no complaints. They finally began to disintegrate after many miles. Things I love about these: they fit perfectly. The size chart was spot on if you don't lie about your size (you ain't a 34" if you look like you've got a beach ball under your shirt). The length was perfect and they don't ride up over the boot tops. Things I dislike: the front pockets are the only ones on the pants, and they are useless. Sitting, you can't keep anything in them, and the openings are too small to get your hands in to retrieve stuff. I wish m/c pants had thigh pockets instead. Airflow is quite poor, for all the mesh. If you stand in the saddle you can feel the air, but otherwise these pants are still pretty warm. As such, I'm usually comfortable in them down to 50 degrees, but they are pretty hot in the summer. Also, they seem to have minimal space in the ahem, crotch area, when seated sometimes. October 11, 2015
Great product, and great service I had great help from the customer service staff, and their suggestions were spot on for sizing. I am totally confident buying from this site again, and would recommend without hesitation. They helped me match these pants with a terrific protective jacket too. October 6, 2015
Great pair of summer over pants Overall, I really like these pants. They fit pretty well though I would be happier if the waist was a little but more adjustable. I take a 29" waist and they're a bit big on me. They do adjust a bit but it would be good if they came with a belt or the adjustment had a bit more range to it. The protection seems adequate. The knee pads are in little velcro pockets and the velcro can chafe a little bit if you're wearing shorts or thin trousers underneath. Pockets are good but it would also be nice to get access to pockets in the trousers underneath. October 5, 2015
Quality, but overpants are not for me These are the second overpants I have ordered and sent right back. But the quality and craftsmanship is top notch. Very impressive. However, they are super baggy and adding that second layer makes it hot. Padding sits low and shifts around. Relatively heavy. Overpants are a wonderful idea but when it comes to reality they are no bueno in my book. If you still want overpants, these are a good bet as far as I can tell. October 3, 2015
Pants do everything they are designed for well. They fit true to size. I wear a 31 waist and ordered a size 31-34 (medium) to wear as overpants. They are very easy to put on and take off and provide very good airflow when moving. Knee and shin pads seem to stay put where they are supposed to be. Overall, I haven't found a pair of riding pants that work better. September 21, 2015
Excellent choice for me! As always it is a pleasure to do business with RevZilla. These pants are top quality gear, with all the features you need. I particularly like that each size can be bought in a "short" if needed, as in my case. For me, the fit was perfect! I do regret that they did not come with hip pads in the pockets, as anyone buying these pants should then buy the hip pads. The pads are a bit stiff at first, but each ride they break in to being quite comfortable after 30 minutes. The pants breath well, and those rides in 80 to 90 degrees F are now both comfortable AND exponentially safer. Once the temps climb way up into the 90s, and with our high NC humidity, nothing is really comfortable after 30 minutes. All in all, I am VERY satisfied with my Airwaves pants. September 14, 2015
Great summer mesh pants I got this after having the Airwave jacket (which is awesome) for summer only hot weather protection. I'm a size 32 x 34 jeans. I got the M Tall and the fit is pretty good. The waist is a bit loose even sinched up,but fine once on the bike. The leg length is good once on the bike too, doesn't ride up over your boots, but hangs a bit low when walking. One thing to keep in mind is that these trousers are designed to be worn high on your waist (belly button)...if you don't allow for this they will feel uncomfortable and bind on the inside of your crotch. Only wish they came with the seasoft hip protectors. September 9, 2015
For the heat, these are the best! The greatest alternative to shorts (which I never would wear). While cruising the airflow is amazing. To make yourself even a little cooler angle you legs open for a minute and the wind hits your entire leg and drops your temp 10 degrees. (So it feels like). These Revit pants have large panels of mesh which are placed optimally full lower body cooling. September 7, 2015
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RevZilla Store asked: Why did you choose this?
Mark T: They had great reviews and match the mesh riding jacket that I already own. Oct 12, 2015
Randy S: I'm replacing a pair of Airwave pants I burned through in a low side crash. They did the job, so I'm getting another pair. Oct 3, 2015
charlie s: I wanted a pair of dedicated motorcycle pants with more protection than just jeans alone. Deciding factor was the breath-ability, the knee protection, and the option to get the hip pads. Although at this price, the pads should be included. Sep 27, 2015
Eric W: I already have an Airwave jacket that i bought at Zilla. Sep 25, 2015
Josh L: Comes in my size, video review looked great :) Aug 26, 2015
Andy S: Rev'it sale !!! Already have the Airwave jacket, so i need a match Aug 15, 2015
Jeremy D: need some armored pants to feel better than just wearing jeans around riding. I already have knee armor and hip so this is perfect. Aug 9, 2015
Tor L: My Olympia Airglides were wore slap out. Aug 3, 2015
Nathan M: I like the inseam entry zipper and the fit. Jul 4, 2015
steven w: I was looking for a reasonably priced hot weather mesh pant. These are an ZLA Awards best in class, and have reasonable reviews. Jun 30, 2015
William J: Tons of awesome reviews & REV'IT reputation Jun 25, 2015
Christopher E: I needed great ventilation (hot weather around here), wanted good protection, and liked the great reviews. Stellar job by Revzilla helping me decide. Should be very versatile--I'm getting a rain suit, and I have some pants that will go under, which should turn them into 3 season pants that will do better in the heat than dedicated 3 seasons. Jun 15, 2015
Fred N: Value Jun 12, 2015
Andrew T: I needed a comfortable overpant option to offer knee and hip protection while commuting to work. Jun 11, 2015
Martin K: I've been in search of summer riding over pants for daily commute (need to wear slacks to work). Also will use for weekend trips. May 27, 2015
Ed L: Provided features I wanted and didn't include those I didn't want. Recommended by Revzilla. May 27, 2015
stephen c: "I live in South GA. HOT my friend and HUMID. Did i mention HUMID!" May 26, 2015
michael G: needed something for warmer days May 24, 2015
Luis M: supposed to be fresh May 22, 2015
Jonathan W: Protection- most importantly, Easy ON/OFF, Breathability, Good looks. May 22, 2015
Marc M: I need protection in hot weather while commuting to work. This also matches my Airwave jacket. May 15, 2015
Robert L: great air flow for the summer May 10, 2015
Braden K: I changed My mind about these, will be returning May 8, 2015
Scott S: i'm short and i need some shorter mesh pants. going to see how well these fit. May 4, 2015
CHRISTOPHER B: wanted some pants that offered protection but werent going to be 1000 degrees in the texas summer May 2, 2015
William A. S: Looked like very good quality pants to wear over my work shorts, on hot Florida Summer days. Apr 20, 2015
C. Antonio A: Looks like a good deal. Haven't gotten them yet but the white or gray color with the reflective trim increases my visibility at night. Apr 14, 2015
Kenneth L: to match jacket Apr 13, 2015
Michael M: Looking for an overpant to wear over my shorts for my commute to work during the warmer parts of the year. Apr 10, 2015
JOEL B: summer riding Apr 9, 2015
Kenneth C: Need a warm weather overpants to use to commute to and from work with my work clothes on underneath. Mar 30, 2015
Joon K: 5 year old Rotor mesh Revit pants need replacement, zipper area and velcro leg closure seems coming apart from wear and tear. Need something to match Revit GTR air jacket Mar 29, 2015
Roberta S: I own Rev'it jackets, pants and gloves and I am true believer that they are one of the very best cycle gear lines to buy from.. I've Never been disappointed. Anxious now to try the Airwave Pants! Spring is finally here folks!! YES! Mar 11, 2015
Jim W: I like the Rev It brand. This looks like a easy on and off pant with good protection. I also like it because I do almost all my driving in the warmer months. Feb 19, 2015
Alex Y: LOVE THESE Feb 16, 2015
A A: I own the matching jacket Feb 14, 2015
Devin N: This pant was the most ventilated option, will connect to my revit jacket, and hopefully the lighter color keeps me cooler in the so cal sun. Also seem versatile enough to be worn as overpant. Feb 14, 2015
John H: Great hot weather mesh pants and able to get a perfect leg length fit since offered in Reg, Long, and Short inseams. Note to Revit: sewing anti slip leather patches into the butt would make these pants almost perfect as they slide around on the seat too much as now made. Feb 8, 2015
Johnny L: Best pants ever, I have a few pair for trips since washing is not always an option, great fit as well Feb 5, 2015
Michael F: I like REV'IT gear, but can't find the right fit. Had to return them but as usual Revzilla was great about it. Jan 22, 2015
David G: I love it! Great summer weight and air really moves through it. I bought with the jacket. Jan 2, 2015
Vernon B: Have been waiting for these to come on sale for some time, I already have the Revit Sand 2 pants, but they are too hot for Summer riding. Dec 30, 2014
Eric A: A great pair of pants that were indispensable on a 3500-mile ride through some hot states and riding during summer months. Not too bulky, breathe very well. Comfortable in high heat over a good base layer pant. Sep 9, 2014
Linard H: Chose these because of the size options, size of mesh panels and quality. Aug 13, 2014
Justin L: Chose these pants to go with the Airwave Jacket...and to be able to ride a bit more comfortably in the hot Texas summers. Jul 28, 2014
N U: I like the sizing options and the zip up legs allowing me to easily wear this over jeans on my commute to work. Jul 8, 2014
Ken A: Brand reputation, airflow potential. I will see if I am satisfied with the protection Jul 1, 2014
Darian C: I already own a pair. Airflow is great, but materials are light so protection is not robust. Am still looking for a heavy duty mesh overpant with knee and hip armor. I only wear these over jeans so that might help a little. Jul 1, 2014
Mark V: I often wear gym clothes and shorts to work but don't want to ride that way. The Airwave pants give me protection while riding but still keep me cool during these hot summer months. Jun 29, 2014
Patrick S: Need Summer pants and I have the GT-R Air Jacket which I love. Jun 29, 2014
H A: didn;t want solid black summer pants. these are silver/grey and seem like they'll flow good air and keep me cooler and protected. Jun 27, 2014
William G: Looking for something more than jeans and cooler than chaps. Hopefully these will fill the bill Jun 25, 2014
leighann b: The features and good reviews Jun 24, 2014
PMB-FO85432 Frank O: I chose these pants for the comfort for the summer and the protection. Plus their cool!!! Jun 14, 2014
Niels M: I bought the Airwave jacket last year. I have a few different suits depending on the ride/trip and conditions. I don't deal well with heat, so a highly ventilated suit made sense. Jun 8, 2014
L E: Have a Rev'it jacket, have found their products to be adaptable and comfortable, sizes fit true. Jun 5, 2014
Lloyd C: I live in Dubai and weather is very hot - over 40 degrees celcius Jun 4, 2014
Richard L: Always ride with full riding gear, needed lighter weight pants for summer season. Jun 1, 2014
David W: Looking for a good summer pant. Felt that these would be best based on videos May 30, 2014
Jim M: It's getting too hot for my Olympia X-moto pants! May 23, 2014
Edwin C: My decision was based on RevIt's reputation and also Revzilla's review on the product. May 22, 2014
JERALD H: Because of great customer support info from Revzilla! May 22, 2014
W Roberts T: I appreciate the "long" size option. May 22, 2014
Franz F: I've been using the hercules pants for awhile. I wanted something for summer riding. May 16, 2014
Laurie S: Excellent contoured fit over my work pants. Great access for quick on/off with full length zippers. This things I tested by fit at a brick & mortar store. The other features (maximum breath-ability in the market & High Quality construction) I selected these for I have to take on faith from reading lots of reviews, plus my wife has a pair so that is a pretty reliable review. May 4, 2014
Charles D: my brother has a pair and they are awesome keep you cool while riding May 2, 2014
Mark L: Looks comfy May 1, 2014
Garrett H: Hip armor pockets and venting in an overpant. Sounds good. Apr 28, 2014
John L: From the reviews I thought these pants would be better than the jeans I wear now Apr 25, 2014
Mark P: Easy on and off. Good for warm weather riding Apr 7, 2014
Armen A: Good summer over pants easy on easy off. Mar 29, 2014
slava s: hot weather Mar 25, 2014
Lyn L: Overall good reviews Mar 24, 2014
David D: It seemed to be the best combination of features and style. I am very happy with the quality and looks of these pants now that they have arrived. Thanks. Mar 20, 2014
Dario M: It gets too hot for jeans here in the summer so these look like a great alternative with better protection. Feb 28, 2014
David M: I bought these to go with the Airwave jacket that I bought. Fantastic pants, but they fit a little snugly, especially in the front rise. Feb 26, 2014
Jason B: Great fit. Great quality and attention to detail. By far my favorite riding pants to date. Feb 24, 2014
Subramanian S: Pants meets my needs for riding. Feb 23, 2014
Jonathan B: I was sweating pretty good last summer so I need some pants to cool down a lil faster. Jackets next! Feb 20, 2014
Andrea C: I Leave in Costa Rica. I need wery airy pants for summer Season Feb 9, 2014
Paul D: I'm tired of wearing jeans in hot weather that offer little protection or venting. These do both. A cool ride and some armor. Dec 16, 2013
larry w: Very well designed and quality construction. Great price. Has kept me relatively comfortable up to 105 degrees in July. Dec 7, 2013
HILLEL G: I purchased the Airwave pants for warm weather riding. Though you will always be warm with any pant on a hot day, these do a great job of venting as soon as you begin moving, and there is a good level of abrasion and impact protection in these pants, which is of course more important than a little bit of sweat. I'm 5'7", love that they come in a short length version, perfect fit in the tuck. Revzilla best moto site hands down. Dec 2, 2013
Christopher M: Good spring/summer pants. Nov 11, 2013
Justin P: Great hot weather pants. Tons of air flow. Nov 9, 2013
A s: Protection on hot days. Quality and style. Sep 27, 2013
Joseph S: protection Sep 23, 2013
Erik O: Got them to go with my Airwave jacket. Great product at this price point. Aug 31, 2013
Cameron R: I chose these for Rev'it quality, copious mesh and sizes that fit me. Aug 22, 2013
Jimmy A: Breathable riding pants for Florida Summer riding. Aug 20, 2013
P A: Needed commuting pants Aug 9, 2013
Ivy M asked: Where did the hip padding go? - I have the women's version of these pants, ordered last summer. I liked them so much that I bought a pair of the men's pants for my father. My pants have removable hip padding. My father's pants arrived and they don't have any hip padding. That's when I noticed that the product description for the women's Airwave pants has changed this year. Did Rev'it! remove this feature from the men's pants as well? Apr 22, 2014
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Nick B: Hi, Ivy
Had to dig mine out to find out! Too cold up here to be using the Airwave at the moment. Mine does have hip padding in a small velcro pouch just behind the regular pockets. I agree, they are amazing pants (and jacket), but you do have to watch what you wear underneath if the weather gets cooler...they sure let in a lot of air!
Apr 26, 2014
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H M I: I read on another site European standards for armor were changing and the EVA hip padding didn't meet the new standard so they were eliminating the hip padding and recommending their CE inserts ($20). Sep 7, 2015
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Greg C: I don't know mine are 2 years old and have hip padding. Best to check with Revit or phone Revzilla they may be able to check a pair from thier stock. Apr 25, 2014
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A shopper asked: What are the cleaning instructions for this pant? Feb 22, 2013
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Gabriel L: Hi, what is the "specially formulated textile wash" referred to in the above reply?--something Revzilla carries or something that I can buy locally?


Textile and waterproof garments should be cleaned with a specially formulated Textile wash. This detergent gently removes all stains, without risk of damage to the membranes and breathable fabrics.
Apr 21, 2014
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Jorge M: These pants are neither waterproof nor have breathable membranes, correct? So could I machine-wash them, without the protections, obviously? Aug 21, 2015
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RevZilla: Wash & Care instructions:

All REV'IT! products should be maintained regularly in order to ensure their optimum performance and durability. For maintaining the high quality of our products, we have developed a range of REV'IT! wash and care treatments, for both Textile and Leather garments.

To keep a REV’IT! garment in good condition, we advise you to treat the garment with one of the REV'IT! wash and care products at least twice a year. Follow the instructions on the package carefully and we guarantee a long-lasting REV’IT! garment.


A good set of REV’IT! leathers will last a long time if maintained properly. Here are a few simple rules to keep your leather garments in top condition:
Always air-dry leather garments thoroughly after wear.
Never store leather in an airtight plastic bag or container.
Never wash or dry clean leather.
Do not expose leather to intense heat or direct sunlight.
Always clean leather with special Leather spray.
Treat leathers at least twice a year with Leather conditioner.


Textile and waterproof garments should be cleaned with a specially formulated Textile wash. This detergent gently removes all stains, without risk of damage to the membranes and breathable fabrics.
Never machine-wash waterproof or breathable membranes.
Never rub waterproof or breathable membranes.
Do not expose waterproof or breathable membranes to intense heat or direct sunlight.
Feb 22, 2013
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Will S asked: Hey everyone, I was just wondering if these pants would work well as an Autumn or early Winter pant as well as a Summer pant? It'll be in Southern Virginia in the mountains, so I'm just wondering if these would keep me warmer than say a pair of jeans in the 40-50 degree weather range? Thanks! Aug 9, 2013
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John W: Will

I cannot answer your question based on my experience with the airwave pants since I use them exclusively at 60+ temps. They are designed for maximum airflow and I am very happy with the product from this perspective.

Here are my thoughts based on your question:
1) jeans provide virtually no protection in a fall but the airwave pants do have knee and hip protection plus the fabric is more tear resistant so you will have better protection
2) warmth is also controlled by the bike you ride. I ride a BMWK1600GT so I have pretty good protection from wind which will extend the temperature range for the airwave. Your bike will also determine your comfort.
3) What about rain? These pants will provide no protection unless behind a fairing then it will only delay the inevitable. Of course jeans just soak up water and never dry.

Not knowing if you already have motorcycle clothing for other weather conditions, I will assume you do not.

Based on the conditions you mentioned I would get clothing that is not designed for summer riding. In the mountains during Fall, I would plan on some rain and would prepare for it. I also think a 3 season pant that has some venting option but can be zipped closed would be better for the temps you specified.

Revit clothing is very good and I have BMW clothing to compare against, so I would highly recommend it, but perhaps another type of pant.

Safe riding!
Aug 12, 2013
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Mark C: While commuting to work and back, I often get to test them out in cooler temps in the early morning hours. I have been fairly comfortable in these down to about 60f. I have worn them as low as 50 and they are too cold for me. I also ride a well protected bike (ST1300), so I don't get a lot of air hitting my legs. It really depends on what kind of bike you ride (lots of wind protection or none?) as well as personal temp tolerance.

These would not be comfortable for me down in the 40's. Even at 50f, I had to put on my frog toggs rain pants. That combo incidentally I might take as low as 40f (might...).

If you want to stick to Rev'it, get the Tornado pants. I'm kicking myself for not getting those in the first place to be honest. They were more comfortable when I tried them on and had a thermal/waterproof liner. At the time the price turned me off a bit and I also had a hard time seeing when I would actually use the liner since I was getting them for the summer. I now see the purpose for them.
Aug 12, 2013
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Mitchell B: Hi Will,
I've been enjoying my Airwave pants for a few weeks now and love them for the summer; flows a lot of air. On my FZ1 the bike is configured where it doesn't flow air well , but enough, in the groin, but on my BMW F650GS, it flows extremely well with that configuration.
To answer about the Autumn and early Winter, I would say definitely NOT!!
You could however, wear some type of windbreaker liner beneath them. I don't plan on doing that. Have a pair of Dainese Drake pants that I like for that purpose....also good in the summer.
I wear these pants over LD Comfort shorts and nothing else. And the fit is very form fitting which is one reason I bought these. However, there IS enough room to fit my Alpinestars Vapor shin guards if I want, although the included knee pads are fine. I'm just ultra safety conscious.
Get compliments on them all the time!
Aug 12, 2013
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James E: I bought these pants primarily for summer rides and I wear them with only a pair of jogging shorts under them. However, if you get one size larger, like I did, they will fit over a pair of jeans which should be warm enough for 40-50 degree weather. (I used to wear just the jeans in those temperatures.) However, if you go larger, the pants might be long. I wear a size 38/32 and ordered the regular extra large and they are pretty long on me when walking but are fine while riding. Revzilla is good advising you on sizes. Aug 12, 2013
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Patrick I: The pants are almost 100% mesh - I wear mine through the early fall in PA as overpants but the warmth will only be as good as whatever you are wearing beneath them.

Wind resistant liners (think polartec etc) that youcan buy from camping supply stores like REI can be very technical and warm and could be worn benetah them.
The airwave pants themselves however are not going to contribute much.
Aug 12, 2013
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John C: These pants move a lot of air through them so I would say they are actually less warm than thick jeans when you are riding. I ride in the NY area and use these only as a summer pant. I have insulated Rev'it pants for temperatures below 50. Aug 12, 2013
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George L: No.
There is no inner liner and there is great airflow through the pants. I live in the central valley of CA and use them as summer pants when the temps are 80-110. Depending if I'm in the valley or the Sierras.
Aug 12, 2013
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Gil D: Hi Will, i reccomend these pants as summer pants only because they are well vented and not suitable for cold weather. maby if you will wear them on top of your jeans. hope that helped... Gil Aug 14, 2013
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Chris H: It depends on your tolerance for the cold, they flow a ton of air. I would say my limit for these pants, with jeans on underneath is the low 60's to upper 50's Aug 12, 2013
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james c: they worked for me to around 50, with jeans

I hope they work for you

Aug 12, 2013
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A shopper asked: how are those over shorts ? May 1, 2014
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Joel B: I wear them that way all summer in Texas. No problems. Transition to jeans in fall/spring and then to different winter pants that are water and wind proof. May 1, 2014
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Stan A: Shorts are okay to wear under the pants. I prefer the stretchy sports type shorts, as they are the easiest to put the pants over them. These pants flow a lot of air if you ride "naked" bike without a fairing. Hope this helps. May 2, 2014
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Gregory C: If you purchase them per the size chart (not over sized) they would only work over bicycle shorts (the type with the seat pads). Anything bigger may be too bulky or hot. I think cut-off jeans would be too bulky for example. May 2, 2014
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Charles G: They work great over shorts or a bathing suit. I've used them over sweats too when it's a little cooler out (since they don't come with a removable liner) but otherwise, these are my main warm weather riding pants. May 1, 2014
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Mitchell B: I wear LD Comfort underwear under the Airwave. I'm not sure they would be comfortable with shorts.
They are pretty slim and fittted which I like.
May 1, 2014
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RICHARD G: They would be great over shorts. They have a pretty nice mesh liner that would be comfortable against your lower legs no problem. May 4, 2014
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Monte M: Wonderful. Like you're not even wearing pants at all. May 1, 2014
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Stan B: Very comfortable over shorts. May 2, 2014
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Philip W asked: Moto newb here: Is this style of pant and these pants specifically meant to go over your boots or tucked inside? May 10, 2015
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Chad S: Yes, these work best if they are worn over your boot if you are wearing full boots. If you're wearing riding type shoes or street shoes they wear like normal pants. May 10, 2015
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Tom B: I'm not sure what they are ment to do, but I wear them over my boots. There is plenty of space to fit over almost any boot. May 11, 2015
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Victoria K: I put them over my boots. They have an elastic gasket on the leg opening so it keeps dirt and water out. May 10, 2015
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Damon B: I don't know what they are meant for, but I wear them over the boot. May 10, 2015
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Jonathan H: These would go over your boots. May 10, 2015
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Jason B: Go over (for me at least) May 10, 2015
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David M: Over your boots. May 11, 2015
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A shopper asked: How do these fit over a pair of regular jeans? Should I go a size up or just go off the size chart? Jul 8, 2014
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chris h: These are not meant to go over jeans and I don't think they would work very well that way. They are awesome pants tho. The reason to buy these is for breath ability in hot weather. Wearing jeans would defeat their purpose. Jul 8, 2014
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RICHARD G: Mine fit fine over any pair of jeans or shorts I had and I just went off of the size chart. Plenty of room for me. Jul 8, 2014
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Dennis C: Definitely go up a size, these pants are a close fit. Don't think they were meant to be used as overpants. Jul 8, 2014
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Rafael J: i used the size chart and did't have any problems using my size and being able to wear jeans underneath Jul 8, 2014
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Nick B: They seem to fit pretty well, on their own, so I would go up a size for wearing over jeans Jul 15, 2014
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Damon B: Probably size up if you are going to wear them over jeans. Jul 8, 2014
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Mike R: I wear this pats as it is, and find it snug & tight. Jul 8, 2014
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A shopper asked: I'm interested in using these as a commuter overpaint in the summer to go overwork cloths. I currently have a set of Axis pants in Large which fit great. Would sizing be the same with these pants? Feb 27, 2012
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Mark C: I'm 5'11" 34" waist and 175 and wear a MED in the Ariwave pants. I tried to wear them over my work pants which were a thin pair of UnderArmour pants and the crotch was too tight while riding the bike. If I were to wear them as an overpant regularly, I would prefer to have gone to the LG instead.

You can always order LG and XL, try both on and return the ones that don't fit as Revzilla does not have re-stock fees. Although you'll have to pay a few $ for return shipping, you'll get the best fit possible.
Jun 4, 2012
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RevZilla: Although the Airwave is technically a riding pant, it can definitely be used as an overpant.
You would take the same size, Large, in the Airwave pants. Although, the Airwave a going to fit a little closer. The Axis is designed as an overpant with some extra room to go over clothes.
If you have plenty of room in the Axis pant, you should stick with the Large in the Airwave. If the Axis fit snug, you may want to go up to a size XL in the Airwave to use as an overpant.
Apr 13, 2012
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RobR: Horizon pant don't work for me commuting as I need to take overpants off without removing my boots. Ventilation also seems lacking on these Horizon pants as compared to the Horizon jacket which has unique venting deisgn features. I'm considering ordering the Axis myself, but from all info available on Revzilla so far neither pant is ideal for commuting in the humid mid south where I live. Mar 26, 2012
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Fiss: I find these pants to be very snug. If you are going to use them as an overpant, get a larger size than you normally would. Also, keep in mind that if you are wearing heavy clothes under this gear, the mesh properties won't do you any good and won't protect your work clothes very well from rain. Aug 6, 2012
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SprinterNoob: Well, I sized them to fit and I find them small - very tight across the thigh with little room in the crotch. I can't imagine using them over pants at the "correct" size - go up one. Two? Jun 25, 2012
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Geeker: I have not tried riding with jeans underneath, but I have been able to put them on over jeans as well as shorts. Jun 11, 2012
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A shopper asked: Do these pants have full zippers to get in and out on the side of the legs?

Do these pants have zippered pockets?

Do these pants run large like an Icon branded Overpant?
Mar 3, 2015
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Brandon D: The pants unzip all the way up to the knees making it easy to pull the pants over boots.

These pants DO NOT run large. Order your size or even one size up.
Apr 22, 2015
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James F: They have zippers on the outside of the legs from the bottom up to just below the knee.
Yes, they have zippered pockets.
They run a little large to make room for the shorts I usually wear underneath.
Mar 4, 2015
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Pierre-Andre V: They do have zippered pockets and velcro side pockets.

They do run large as an overpant. I'm waist 31-32 and the medium was fine for me.
Mar 4, 2015
Brandon D: Let me clarify about sizing. I had to order my actual size according to the sizing chart and I was able wear shorts underneath. Apr 22, 2015
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William C: There are no zippered pockets in this pant and they are not oversized. Wear them over shorts or thin pants and you will be fine. Mar 3, 2015
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Aleksei P asked: Do these come with the zipper for attaching to a jacket? Jan 10, 2015
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Brian C: I have an older pair and they came with a zipper in the back for attaching to a jacket. Jan 12, 2015
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Igor H: Yes, they do come with connecting zipper Jan 12, 2015
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Andrew Brown/DOH 6: Yes they do. Pants are great. Enjoy Jan 13, 2015
Carlos S: Yes, they do and I use like that. Jan 10, 2015
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Ross D: Yes they do Jan 10, 2015
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A shopper asked: Hello! I have a 36" waist 30" inseam with a bit of a gut. Which would be the appropriate size for me? Aug 28, 2014
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Jonathan T: I have a 36/38" waist and 31" inseam. I originally ordered size large, but they were too tight in the waist, so I returned and got XL. I would go size XL for you. I think a medium might be ok length wise, but it will feel way too tight around the waist. Sep 16, 2014
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Carlos S: I am 6'2 tall with 34 and 34. I bought the Large size and it fits me nicely.
Chose 36 and if it doesn't fit you, you can always return for a new size.
Aug 28, 2014
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Zach A: Carlos, did you get a size Large Tall or a normal size Large? I am also a 34/34 and 6'1" and unsure which size to go with. Thanks. Nov 6, 2014
Carlos S: This is from by "buying history":

Item# 814931

REV'IT! Airwave Pants

Color: Silver/Anthracite / Size: LG
Nov 6, 2014
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Brandon D: I wear a 36" waist 32" inseam jeans with a bit of a gut. I had to go with the XL. Oct 21, 2014
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Armen A: Medium. Large would be long but still manageable over a boot. Good luck. Aug 28, 2014
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A Zaki R asked: Would these pants be ok for sport riding? I know it says in the description and the fit that it's more for touring but i was wondering if they'd be appropriate for sport riding as well. Mar 30, 2014
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Mitchell B: These pants are also very good for sport riding! I have a Yamaha FZ1 and have the matching jacket to the pants and find it the perfect combo for fast street and twisty roads.
Paired with some Sidi Vertigos and a Shoei Quest, I find it's a good summer lightweight outfit.
Mar 30, 2014
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Steve H: Yes I ride a BMW K 1200RS and a Ducat Diavel sport and touring. These trousers are great for both especially in the summer. They don't offer the same protection as leather but they are better than jeans if you take a slide. Mar 31, 2014
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Bryan S: These should work great for sport riding. Just don't get them sized for over pants and that will also help you stay cool in the heat. They are a great pair of pant for the summer. Mar 30, 2014
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Graham F: Yes, I have used them for sport riding, but not track use. Not enough protection for track use. Mar 30, 2014
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Mark N: I ride an '05 VFR whatever that is worth. they're very comfortable.. Mar 30, 2014
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A shopper asked: I see conflicting opinions. I'm a 36 waist and 32 length. That means I wear Large but would like to use this as an overpant over my work slacks which are really thin. Do I stick with the Large or go for the XL? I really want to avoid an overly baggy pant.

Oh and I can't try different sizes and send one back. I order from South Africa.
Nov 14, 2013
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Armen A: I am a 36 waist and length 30. I wear the large size Airwave as an over pant. I wanted the Short length but at the time of purchase only the Tall version was available and I did not want to wait three months for the order to be filled. Since you are a 32 length, the large size and tall length should be fine. I would suggest you replace the hip armor with something like the SAS TEC hip replacement armor. The hip armor that comes with this Airwave pants is very thin and I do not think offer sufficient hip protection. Dec 8, 2013
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Hank M: I would go with extra large. I am a 36 waist 30 length. Everything I wear is from RevIt. But everything runs a bit small. I wear jeans under mine and they fit great. They have a strap you can tighten or loosen. And they are warm enough like that to wear down to about 30 degrees. Hope this helps. Nov 18, 2013
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Jac C: I am about the same size as you, I went with the Large. I don't have any room to spare, but they do fit over my work pants. the strap around the waist is all the way loose. I would not want them bigger (like to wear with shorts), but YMMV... Enjoy! Jul 8, 2014
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Charles M: i got those in M, I am a 32/32,
I wear them over my summer work pants it they fit right. I f I wear them with out pants they feel big. even when i tighten the waist all the way
Nov 18, 2013
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tom w: I wear the same size pants 36x32. I bought a large and typically wear over thin shorts and occasionally thin pants with no problem. Nov 18, 2013
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A S asked: Question on sizing as I suspect I might be inbetween sizes.

I'm 6', 165 lbs, 33.5" waist, slim build.
Actual Inseam measurement from crotch to ankle bone 31" , however I tend to get a longer inseam for motorcycling with short boots.

I intend wearing shorts underneath, and low profile stand-alone knee/shin armor with short boots.

Should I get the size M, or L, and in Standard length or Long length ?
Jul 13, 2015
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ken w: I am 6'2"" 210 lbs. my inseam is 32" waist is 34" I wear the standard length in large. I wear long track boots & the pants ride at top of boots when riding. Pants fit perfect when standing. If I had short boots I would go to a longer length pants. They would be too long for walking around but fit perfect on the bike. I only wear underwear under the pants. You could wear shorts with no problem as there are adjusters on both sides of the pants. Hope that helps. I wear mine everyday in the summer. I will buy another pair when these are worn out. Jul 13, 2015
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Clint d: I bought these pants in large. I'm 5'9", with a 33" waist, and 32" length. (With you being 3" taller than me, it's difficult to imagine your inseam to be only a 31"...1" shorter than mine.) Anyway...I bought these pants to wear over jeans. They're perfect. They fit over my short boots easily. They are only slightly long, but it's not an issue walking or riding. Jul 16, 2015
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A S: Regarding measured inseam length. I used the Revzilla method of measuring from top of crotch to large ankle bone and got 31"
I note there's another method of measuring to the floor (instead of ankle bone). With that method I get 33.5".

It seems like the Medium would fit my 33.5" waist since I only wear shorts or boxers underneath., and get the tall version to go with short boots.

My only concern is room in the crotch area when seated on a sports tourer (Ducati GT1000). I've seen a few comments on here that they can be a bit tight around that area ? Pity they dont have a stretch panel there.

I'm an overseas customer, so hoping to the get the sizing right first time to avoid costly return shipping. Jul 22, 2015
John L: Get the long length for sure. I bought the regular length first and they were great until I sat on the bike and my pants stuck out of the bottom of my riding pants. Buy the long and don't look like a goof. Jul 17, 2015
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Mark P: I find the pants run a little large, I'd try the med first and if you need a little more room there are snaps on both sides that give you another inch Jul 13, 2015
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sourjya g asked: 1.
I am 6 feet, 210 lbs and on the heavier side with a protruding belly. I plan to ride between 50 and 100 degs.
I wear a 36x34 Levis. I plan to use them either on protective shorts or on jeans depending on the climate. Do you guys think I should go with the Long version ? or will standard suffice ? Planning to get the XL, Long in black.

I ride a naked (Kawasaki Z800) so does the mesh pull in a lot of the engine heat ? Also, does the mesh stick with the skin/hair ?

Anthony says the connecting zipper is YKK Vislon. Can one of you owners let know if the zippers are YKK Vislon 8VS ? How long are they on the scale ? My jacket has the YKK Vislon 8VS so if it matches, I could also attach the 2.
May 5, 2015
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Carlos S: 1 - I am 6'2'' tall, 198 lbs without gear and 210with gear, almost no belly. I wear jeans size 34x34 and the pants feel a bit lose. The trick for you will be the waist line and I think you should wear this without any jeans/shorts.

2 - I ride a Ducati Diavel, which creates a lot of heat, even worst riding in Tampa FL. The heat doesn't bother much nor the mesh stick to the skin/hair.
May 5, 2015
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C. Antonio A: 1. I can only get them on over a pair of boxer shorts. In the colder weather I'm sure they'll go over long thermal underwear. But over jeans? I don't think so.

2. I've only worn them twice so far, but I haven't noticed any problems with heat from the bike affecting the pants.

3. I took a look at the five zippers; the fly, the two on the lower pants legs, and the two on the side pocket, which are really convenient. They all have stamped on the back "YKK 5CN." That's all.
Jun 2, 2015
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sourjya g: Well, I got them and around 300kms on them yet. Tried them over boxer. Remains to be seen what I do for lower temperatures as the air flow is substantial. In our tropical climate, a little of the engine heat does seep in.
Thanks for checking out the zip tags mate but I was talking about the sixth one :) The one at the back that is placed horizontally for connection to the jacket. Well, they turned out to be a straight fit for my non Rev'it jackets so I am glad at the moment. Those indeed are the Vislon 8VS. Thanks again. Jun 3, 2015
Robert A C: I'm 6'2", 220 lbs. I have 3XL airwave pants and wear them over shorts; plenty comfortable on an adventure style bike. I tried other brands for pants and jacket, and took anywhere from XL to 2XL, but with REV'it, I'm a 3XL on all their gear - lots of trial and error through which Revzilla was great to deal with. Jul 2, 2015
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sourjya g: I got them. The XL fit fine. Wear them over shorts like you do. Would love if they came with the hip protectors. The build seems to be exceptional. Jul 2, 2015
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Richard K asked: I was wondering about the shell. Since it's textile, I have to ask, is it a material that would withstand being dragged along the roadway if I were to fall down? Thanks. Feb 14, 2015
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Michael B: The Airwave pants are solid on the sides and have additional abrasion resistant panels on the knee/shin area. The mesh panels are in places not likely to be on the ground for long in a slide. I suppose it would depend on how fast you were going and the road surface, but I think in a common lowside slide you would be fine. Feb 15, 2015
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Carlos S: I am not sure about the material resisting being dragged, however, the knee pads are pretty good and I believe you would have the minimum required protection while riding on the streets. For a track day, full leathers would be the way. Feb 15, 2015
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Peter W: Hi,
I think this will depend a lot on how fast this would happen.
I feel save with the pants and also have the Jacket and use it for short trips.
For a longer road trip I prefer some heavier clothes.
Feb 17, 2015
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Jeff H: Airwave pants would protect against abrasion. Has knee and hip pads as well. Wouldn't protect as well as leathers, but that's the trade off for a well be talked pant. Feb 17, 2015
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A shopper asked: hi,

i am looking for a BREATHABLE overpant. I have a jacket that is mesh but does not allow perspiration to escape thus making it sweaty inside the jacket. I am also wanting that i can wear on a sunny day but worry that the white or anthracite may get dirty too easily?>
Jul 31, 2014
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PAUL L C: Have the black pants - outstanding fit and great in warm weather - mesh works well - keep you cool with excellent moisture reduction - the protection pads are well placed and comfortable. Can't go wrong with the quality and workmanship - hope this helps ! Aug 1, 2014
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Walter G: This pants are great, just don't ride as much as used to. Rev'It airwave are great quality. Use the jacket all the time on summer.
Hope this help. They don't get dirty that easy, and you can wash them too.
Jul 31, 2014
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Shashank M: I think this pant would work out for you pretty well. I use it for my daily commute and I wear it over jeans/dress pants. It flows tons of air, so as long as you are moving, sweat will evaporate pretty fast. Jul 31, 2014
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james c: they worked for me, I live in Louisiana and it gets hot, as to the white ones, mine look dirty, I am waiting for a rain shower so as to clean them Aug 1, 2014
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A shopper asked: How does the material hold up against hot motor parts ? Jun 15, 2014
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A s: I ride a BMW R1200 rt so i have no exposure to hot parts ; I will say the pants are execellent and I rotate a black and silver pair ; I wash them on the road and wear through rain to cool off. Note they are on the short side. I am a 34 inseam and tuck mine in upper tall boot for the most part. Also , I always wear under armour heat gear liner under for addl cooling and comfort. Hope that helps. Jun 16, 2014
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Niels M: Don't rest the pants directly on the hot parts and you'll be ok. I tend to rest my legs on top of the cylinders of my boxer motor to stretch them out. Usually only 30 seconds or so. When I did go a bit longer, I got some melting of the pant material near the cuff. Jul 2, 2014
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William s: I have used these pants for 15,000 plus miles riding from coast to coast, but never actually exposed them to" hot motor parts" . The only complaint I have is trying to keep them clean. I would buy them again. Jun 16, 2014
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John P: You can definitely melt these pants if they contact the exhaust pipe near the cylinder, cause I did that. They are poly - something, so it looks like melted plastic or nylon. Cosmetic damage only. Jun 21, 2014
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A shopper asked: Is it possible to upgrade to upgrade the hip and knee armor in the Rev'it! Airwave pants? If so, are there any armor upgrades are available for purchase, including modifying other brands to allow fitting? May 20, 2012
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Arvin L: Thanks for the feedback everyone! I was mostly interested in a hip armor upgrade. I just wanted to know what options were out there. I went with the SAS-TEC replacement hip armor. I ended up purchasing Tornado pants, but from what I understand after speaking to customer reps, the internal pockets on the Airwave and Tornado pants are identical. I think it's a strange design, but I guess that design serves it purpose. Having said that, I removed the stock hip pads (think thin yoga mat foam) and replaced them with the SAS-TEC's and found they sat low on the hip. They're shorter in length and narrower in width than the stock hip pad foam. I then put the stock foam pad back in and put the SAS-TEC on top of the foam pad. It fit in there with minimal effort. It was much more difficult to put the stock hip pad back in place because of the notched design and flimsy foam material. I reckon it was designed that way to keep the pad in place. So rather than replacing the stock hip pad, I augmented it. I'm on the skinny side (small rear, thin legs), and the extra padding made the pants fit better. I bought the smallest size available - 46. But my intention was to have the option to use these as over pants and the larger fit of the Tornado suited my needs perfectly. I plan on getting Airwave pants as well. If I get a pair as a standalone riding pants as they were intended, I'd get a size small, but for overpants, I'd get a medium.

On a side note, I think that the SAS-TEC Replacement Hip Armor would be the best fit while offering the most coverage and CE Level 2 protection (when used in combination with the stock pad). It's a couple inches shorter and narrower than the stock hip armor. So for those of you are wondering, you can drop the SAS-TEC's in without any modification. I was considering the new Klim D30 T5 Pro Replacement Hip Pads as well and looked up the measurements for the two and they are as follows: SAS-TEC (L/W/H) 190/140/10 mm. The Klim D30 T5 Pro dimensions are (L/W/H) 178/130/14. From what I gather, the D30 armor has a slightly higher impact rating, I'm guessing because it's thicker, but it doesn't cover as much as the SAS-TEC. Both are CE Level 2 and fall under 20(kN) for impact tests vs the CE Level 1 Klim Hip Pads. I couldn't find any specs/measurements on the Klim Hip Pads, but they resemble a beefier version of the stock hip pads on my Tornado pants.
Aug 16, 2012
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LubecJim: Some other armor pieces will fit the knees, but I can't see any benefit unless you go with SAS-TEC for comfort. The hip armor is not a perfect match, but you can cut the Forcefield or SAS-TEC. The best deal in hip armor is probably the KLIM pads, and they're pretty close in design (notched). I'll upgrade mine with the KLIM pads shortly. May 29, 2012
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Joel B: I have upgraded the hip armor to Sas-Tec armor. Check with the CS guys for recommendations on knee armor. The pockets are the short variety, but I'm sure there are options - just don't know what would constitute an "upgrade". May 28, 2012
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RevZilla: You can replace the knee and hip armor. Most brands will fit, some will require minor trimming. Keep in mind that the Airwave pants already have CE rated knee armor which is equivalent to most replacement armor. May 31, 2012
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A shopper asked: Are these waterproof? Aug 13, 2015
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Jared C: No, the Airwave Pants are not waterproof. They are great summer over pants that have mesh ventilation panels, and while they may keep you dry for a short period of time with light precipitation they are by no means waterproof. Aug 13, 2015
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Brandon D: Nope, the big mesh panels allow air to pass through 24/7. Aug 31, 2015
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ken w: No these are not waterproof. Ideal for hot weather Aug 13, 2015
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A S asked: On my Ducati GT1000, I grip the tank with my knees for additional support, in the sitting position.

Wondering if the inner leg zippers would end up sandwiched between my knee bone and tank, and be uncomfortable ?

Hopefully the zipper would sit below the contact points ?
Jul 6, 2015
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robert s: No issue at all, ride a zx14 r BMW k1300s and Ducati diavel. 6hrs at a clip no issue's the ZX gets warm in south Fla and pants still are comfortable. Hope this helps. Jul 7, 2015
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Chris S: I don't notice the zipper while riding, even while gripping the tank. I do feel more heat from the engine through the mesh though. Still great pants though. Jul 7, 2015
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Clint d: Zipper lives on the inside of a fold designed to cover it, which it does. You don't know the zipper is there. Jul 16, 2015
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Laurie S asked: Do the currently stocked Airwave Pants (May 2014) accept the "REV'IT! Seesoft Hip Protector RV01" inserts? I would like additional hip protection. May 4, 2014
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Jonathan F: It appears so from reading the description on the page for the RV01 inserts. Here: Note: Rev'It! made a production change to all pant hip armor pockets in 2014. Your Rev'It! Pants must have hip armor pockets with a blue Tryonic label, as shown below, for these hip protectors to fit correctly. For pants that do not have the blue Tryonic label, use the SAS-TEC Replacement Hip Armor.

I have an older model of the pants and they do not have the blue tryonic label that the note mentions.
May 4, 2014
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John L: I have the air wave pants and the air soft pads fit good. However, when I sat on the seat they folded outward and pushed out on the sides. I did have to cut another relief notch in them like the one that is already in them at the bottom. No big deal, i did it with a pair of scissors. May 29, 2014
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Allan T: Hey buddy, there is a velcro pocket in the hip with a foam pad in it, so I guess you could always add more layers of foam for additional hip protection. I don't know if it would accommodate the Revit pad that you mentioned because I have not seen those. Good luck, Al May 4, 2014
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Peter M asked: Hello! Will this fit over A* Tech 8 MX boots? I have a pair of Rev'It Air (IIRC) pants, and they don't fit over the boots. If the Airwaves don't fit, is there a summer weight pants that will fit over my boots and zip into my Air jacket? Thanks! Apr 27, 2014
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Shashank M: These are sized a bi loose and can be worn as overpants over jeans. With the extra room, I don't see why they won't fit over the boot. Remember, they have a exit/entry zipper all along the inseam, so it makes it real easy to wear the boots and then zip the pants over. Apr 27, 2014
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Joseph H: I believe they will fit over your boots. I wear mine over Alpinstar Scouts wih plenty of room. Apr 28, 2014
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luis a j: Klim pants !!! Apr 28, 2014
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A shopper asked: I've got big thighs, would these be comfortable on a 40 inch waist and 30 inch inseam? Jun 28, 2015
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David L S: As long as you order the right size they should be fine. I wear mine over jeans and have no issues, but I have normal-sized thighs. I wear 34/30 jeans and I have size "L" in these pants. I really like this design with the leg zippers on the inside rather than the outside. Very convenient. Jun 29, 2015
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William s: I ride bicycle as well as motorcycles so I guess my thighs are bigger than the average jr. hedge fund manager...
38 waist 31 inseam . I like my Airwave pants. Not to be worn over pants.
r1100rt BMW
r100rt BMW
r75/5 BMW
Jun 28, 2015
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A shopper asked: Given that the airwaves doesn't have a liner, safe to assume it is not waterproof? Aug 5, 2012
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Fiss: Correct. It is not waterproof, but because of the mesh design will dry out fast on the road or when hung up. It's best only to expose it to light summer showers, otherwise you'll be wishing you had a rain cover! Aug 6, 2012
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Geeker: Not waterproof in the slightest. You'll get soaked. But for warm weather, it's awesome. Feb 6, 2013
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A shopper asked: Will this pant connect with a Rev It Tarmac Air jacket or is it only made to work with the Airwave Jacket? Jul 14, 2012
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RevZilla: The connection zipper on the REV'IT! Tarmac Air Jacket will match up with the zipper on the REV'IT! Airwave pants. Jul 17, 2012
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Mark C: I have both jackets in my closet and the zipper is the same on both. So the pants will connect with either one. Jul 26, 2012
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David W asked: Hi I just received my pants and it looks great. The only issue is that I'm not sure if the length is correct. I always have issues finding pants. I'm 5'7" so not tall. I have a long torso and shorter legs than usual. My inseam is about 28". My waist is about 32 or 33". I bought the medium short size. The waist feels okay even though I have the bands tightened down to the smallest size. The issue is the length. The knee protection is below my knee cap almost riding on my shin. I have adjusted the knee pockets so that the armor is at the highest position. However, the armor still feels low and the articulation is still below my knee cap. There is no Small Short size I can replace it with. I'm looking at the regular small size and the inseam is the same length as the medium short. Is there anything that you guys suggest that I do? Can I get it altered to fit me? Will a regular tailor know how to alter it properly? Or is there a size you guys suggest I try, small maybe? Any input would be awesome. I really like the pants but I can't wear them if the knee protection is at my shin. Thanks in advance guys! Jul 21, 2015
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edward b: It's normal for knee pads to sit low when you're standing up. If you raise them high enough to cover your knee when your standing up they will probably be too high when sitting on your bike. I think it's how the pads are positioned when on the bike that matters. If you have the pants modified it will be very important not to pierce the Gore Tex layer, or it will leak., but I think you can't really fix this problem by modifying the pants. I don't think there's any way to have the knee pad in the right place both riding and standing. Jul 30, 2015
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We highly recommend finding a cloth tape measure and taking the time to take these measurements.  REV'IT! sizes will not necessarily correlate with fitment in other brands.

  • Chestwidth: Measure from under/top of armpit cross chest to under/top of other armpit, then across back to first armpit
  • Waist: Measure at the hourglass of your torso, (circumference measured at your belly button)
  • Hips: pelvic bone to pelvic bone, the widest part of your hips below the waist
  • Inseam: from crotch to big ankle bone
  • Outseam: from waist to big ankle bone

REV'IT! Men's Pants Size Chart

Standard Length

Size Waist (in) Hips (in) Inseam (in) Outseam (in)
XXS <27 <35 <28 <38
XS 27-28 35-37 28 38
S 29-31 37-39 29 39-40
M 31-34 39 30 40
L 34-37 39-42 31 41
XL 38-41 42-45 32 42-43
2XL 41-43 45-48 33 43-44
3XL 44-46 48-50 33 44-45
4XL 46-48 50-52 34 45-46
5XL 48-50 53-55 35 46-47
6XL 51-53 55-57 35 47

Long Length

Size Waist (in) Hips (in) Inseam (in) Outseam (in)
M 31-34 39 32 43-44
L 34-37 39-42 34 45
XL 38-41 42-45 34 46
2XL 41-43 45-48 35 47-48
3XL 44-46 48-50 35 47-48

Short Length

Size Waist (in) Hips (in) Inseam (in) Outseam (in)
XS 27-28 35-37 26 36
S 29-31 37-39 27 37-38
M 31-34 39 29 38
L 34-37 39-42 30 39
XL 38-41 42-45 30 40-41
2XL 41-43 45-48 31 41-42
3XL 44-46 48-50 32 42-43

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

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We're going to break down a brand new pant from REV'IT!. It's called the Airwave pant. It is the new match for the REV'IT! Airwave jacket. Now, the Airwave jacket is a replacement for the REV'IT! Air jacket. The Airwave pants match it perfectly, and they are a replacement for what we consider the roader pant.

It's a single season . . . actually, you know what? I'm going to refine that. I'd say it's about a two-season pant, so it's going to work beautifully well with the amount of mesh that you see in summertime riding conditions. You'll probably get the latter half of the spring and the early fall, depending on your temperature tolerance and depending on what base or mid-layers you wear underneath. There is no liner to this pant. It is a PWR shell D stretch construction with... you could see the silver are the new style Airwave mesh panels so they're going to flow a ton of air.

And actually, in my opinion, there's a black version and there's anthracite/silver, which has a really nice sport touring style to it, but you can really wear this in a lot of different scenarios depending on the bike you're riding. Notice we have a new style here. The way that the knees are articulated is new for these pants. It's a big step forward in mesh pants from REV'IT!

If we start at the top and work our way down, you're going to see that we have a snap and a slide construction, which is a bit better than just a double snap. Sizing wise, the Airwave pant is actually going to come in shorts, regulars, and tall sizes, which is really nice in both colors. There's also a completely styled and ergonomically fit ladies version as well. 

The other thing I want to showcase is that it's a nice safety feature. We saw this for the first time in the Tornado, but what they've done is they've put the entry zipper that goes all the way up to mid-thigh and they put it on the inside. It's a nice high sock there you got it going, buddy. But they put it on the inside of the leg, and what that does is... it's a preference thing, but in our opinion, it's a safer garment because you're taking an area of weakness in a seam -- because zippers can explode -- and you're moving it away from the impact zones. Typically, the outside of the leg, the lateral sides of your body, are more prone to impact and abrasion with the ground than the inside of your legs.

Homing in on things on the side, you're going to see a side pocket. You're also going to see a zip and an adjuster, a slide on both sides of the hip. This is a nice feature. And as we move down the leg, you're going to see Scotchlite reflective panels, and you have a velcro adjuster that goes around the bottom of the cuff. 

Looking at the back, you have some slate elasticated panel across the back side, seven-inch connection zipper. This is a YKK VISLON zipper, the most durable of the YKK family. And then also note, you're going to have Airwave mesh that goes all the way down the backs of the legs. You do have temper foam and hit panels as well on these guys. 

So remember, it's sub $200. It's a hot weather riding pant. You're going to get two season out. There's a ladies version, a short, medium, and tall sizes, and you're going to have two color options. The silver/anthracite, or the anthracite/light color here, and then also a black.

We think it's well-positioned and we surely like the style and the new fit pattern from REV'IT!