REV'IT! Airwave Pants
Just what I was looking for
These are very good summer pants. I ride an 07 GoldWing and and 07 BMW K 1200 R Sport. Purchased the 2 XL short version. I am 5'8", with a 40 inch waist and 29 inch inseam. The knee pad placement is perfect, the length is great, and they are quite comfortable to wear and when getting on and off the bike. In short, these pants FIT, are fine quality, and flow enough air to keep me cool even in 90 degree summer heat. Purchased a pair of SA-Tech hip protectors and they fit great into the sown-in pocket built in to the pant..no floppy little loose pocket here. Not disappointed.
Very pleased with this summer gear.
January 16, 2016
I'm 6'04", 195 with typical 33"x34" jean size so I went with the L and it fits fine in the length although a bit snug in the crotch when wearing over jeans. It has adjustability in the waist. I bought the matching jacket as well. These pants remind me a lot of my ski pants except with air flow and armor protection in the knees.
January 1, 2016
Awesome quality, protection and stye...
I initially purchased 2 pairs of these pants, medium tall and large. I wanted to wear these as overpants over my jeans. I'm 6ft and 165lbs and I wear 32x34 jeans. If i was using these as just riding pants over shorts then the med tall would have been perfect, but there was no way they were fitting over my jeans comfortably. The med tall is actually longer than the large giving just a bit more length so they don't ride up when you are in riding position. The large size is just about perfect as an overpant. A little tight at first but used to it now. The length is fine, similar to my other overpants...but I did prefer the length of the med tall more. I had to adjust the waist all the way tight (using side straps) as I don't have a gut, but a thin athletic build. Without the jeans underneath, the large would fall down from my waist. I did purchase the hip protectors and that tightened things up a bit. There are pockets in front, but they're pretty tight to get into. Overall I'm very happy and impressed with the quality.
November 5, 2015
Great warm weather
As long as you do not get stuck in traffic during the summer these flow great.
I have not crash tested them but they seem like they should hold up well.
November 2, 2015
Good Hot Weather Pants
Got these pants to go with the corresponding jacket as a part of my initial gear purchase as a new rider. About 700 miles in, they've been good so far. Noticeably cooler at speed vs stopped in traffic means that the airflow has been pretty good. Living in FL, this is a critical factor for me.
At 5'11" 175 pounds, I initially went with a large, but those were just too big for me. Even over the typically work getup, I had to return and get a medium. Perfect fit! Knee protection seems to be in the right place, and the zipper/Velcro bottoms make it easier to straighten out pants and finish putting on or taking off footwear.
As for the style aspect, they're basic black pants and seem to go with the jacket nicely to make me feel safe but not too Power-Ranger-y.
The pockets can be a little small, I carry a big wallet and it can have trouble fitting, but it'll go. Can be a little snug in the crotch at times, but that could easily be attributed to the layer of business clothes underneath.
October 22, 2015
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