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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.
Good fit, easy on and off with shoes on. I like the zippers on the inside seam.
August 26, 2015
Perfect for Hot & Humid Summer Riding
I ride in the Northern Virginia/DC area, where summers are hot and humid and traffic is bad. I needed good protection and wanted excellent air flow as well as a light color: sitting it traffic wearing dark colors on a sunny day is a recipe for overheating. These pants delivered!
I've worn them for a few hundred miles of riding in temperatures ranging from mornings in the mid 60s to afternoons close to 100* (+humidity), and I've been very happy.
They flow a ton of air when moving, and the nice light color keeps the sun from baking you when stuck in traffic.
The inside zippers are high quality, and I'd agree with the revile description that they probably make for a safer pant. They're sufficiently well protected that I've no concern about scratching the paint on my bike.
August 17, 2015
Cool and comfortable
These are great pants. I have a 33" waist and I'm using them as overpants over my shorts to go to work, so I got one size up (large). I have a 31" inseam and the regular length fit perfect. I had to return the Large (short) size because it was really too short, maybe better for a 28" inseam.
The waistband has a nice integrated belt with sliders on each side to tighten and loosen the fit. It's much nicer than velcro since there are no straps hanging off. The kneepads are very comfortable and sit in the proper position for me.
The pockets are nice and the zipper inside the leg comes up high enough to pull over my Icon Patrol boots. I would have preferred full zips up the outside, but this works great.
One nitpick: the pants look nice and slim, but the lower legs are kind of baggy and they rub when I walk. The ankles have velcro to tighten the fit, but I would like to see another strip of velcro at calf level.
August 13, 2015
Great low cost over-the-work-clothes summer riding pants
I purchased this (along with the jacket) on a whim; I needed something for the weekend and went to the Philadelphia location late Saturday with only 30 minutes to pick something out. I looked at 2 other pairs and went with these.
SIZE - I ended up going with the Medium even though the rep highly recommended the small: I am 6' & 165 lbs. I use them over my work pants and felt my boys needed some more room to breath.
These things keep you COOL! I will start sweating just standing outside and feel like an oven when I put them on but right when you start moving, they start working and you get an instant cool down. They have actually made me uncomfortably cold on 69 degree evenings after being used to the 80-90s.
One thing I wish they had was a simple adjuster (Velcro or button) somewhere. When I wear shorts or something light under them, they are a bit baggy and the knee protector will wander a bit but this isn't because it's a bad product - it's because I wanted them a little big.
August 10, 2015
Nice fit, good and cool.
These pants are great and the fact that they aren't black make them even better! Why would you wear black on a hot summer day? Anyway, really like them and they fit perfectly.
August 4, 2015
Perfect fit and function for 90% of my riding!
I couldn't be happier with this purchase of the Airwaves pants. The airflow is fantastic but still feel protected with the padding in the right places in the riding position. The Large size fits perfectly ( usually wear 34 x 32 jeans) and allows me to use nothing underneath except for bare necessities or there's enough room for layering underneath depending on weather changes.....awesome!
August 3, 2015
Top notch Summer pants
Very nice summer mesh pants. Coming from a 4 year old pair of Olympia Airglides. Wore those slap out. The Airwave is a better fit than the Olympia's. It also seems like they are made from a better material.
These do not come with hip protectors. Separate buy. The protectors look solid compared to the foam pads common in mesh pants. I bought the light colored version, trying to stay even cooler.
Nice cinches at the bottom of the pant legs to fit perfect around your boots.
August 3, 2015
Great Fit, Form & Function
These are great pants. Definitely get the optional hip protectors. Airflow is very good too. I wear these while riding an S1000RR. They do not pinch or bind and are very easy to put on/take off. I am also able to wear gym shorts beneath the pants so I don't have to carry extra gear when going to the gym. They pair very well with my Rev'It Airwave jacket and the zipper connector makes it convenient.
Revzilla is awesome when it comes to easy exchanges as I had initially bought a Large but had to step up to an XL as the Large was a little too snug with the hip protectors installed.
July 27, 2015
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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 matchAug 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 reputationJun 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
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 jacketMar 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
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 wellFeb 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 protectionJul 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 billJun 25, 2014
leighann b: The features and good reviewsJun 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 celciusJun 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 videosMay 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 ridingMay 2, 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 SeasonFeb 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
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
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
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
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‚ÄôIT! 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‚ÄôIT! garment.
A good set of REV‚ÄôIT! 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
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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... GilAug 14, 2013
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
2. 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 ?
3. 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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, AlMay 4, 2014
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
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
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
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
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. Schmitty r1100rt BMW r100rt BMW r75/5 BMWJun 28, 2015
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
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
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'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!
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