REV'IT! Airwave Women's Pants
Great for Summer riding
These pants are wonderful. I purchased them for a long road trip up the California coast. We had to ride about two hours in 106 degree heat and though no protective clothing can keep you perfectly cool in that type of heat, the air flow was decent. They fit me well enough that I don't look like I am wearing ski pants, which is often the case with protective pants due to my bigger size. But they are still loose enough that on those cold, coastal mornings I was able to put on a pair of jeans underneath to keep me warmer without feeling constricted. I am also a short rider, and they are not so long that I walk on them off the bike, but still cover my boots when I ride. I can also attest to their protectiveness. During the ride, I wrecked my bike on a sharp turn and came away without a scratch (just some bruises). The pants also came away without a scratch, just some stains, and I am still able to use them. For the excellent protection, air flow, and style, these pants are well priced and I highly recommend them!
5'2", 185 lb - size 44
riding a BMW F700GS
I wore jeans underneath at 60 degrees and below and I was perfectly comfortable.
July 5, 2016
Great protection, fits great!
I use this to fit over my dress slacks primarily to get to and from work, it offers a great protection as well as air flow. The inner zipper on legs is plenty to fit over shoes/boots. Probably the only thing I would like to see improved is some sort of material used for the seat of the pants, I do feel some slipping and moving around on the seat when braking suddenly.
June 27, 2016
PERFECT WARM WEATHER GEAR
I've had these pants and a matching jacket for a few months now. Love everything about them - the mesh fabric, the reflective details, pockets, zippers which close and open without any issue and which make putting the pants on and off a piece of cake (the zippers run the length of the inside of the leg which gives the kind of chaps effect when putting them on and off).
I'm a size 8. 5'8". Got the pants in size 38. perfect fit all around - waist, length.
I cannot think of anything I don't like about these pants.
Got them in anthracite (so cool looking :)). Haven't washed them yet but I intend to follow Revzilla's recommended care. Don't want to mess this fabric up.
June 11, 2016
Bought these pants to go with the Airwave jacket. I was concerned about the pant length since I have a 31.5" inseam, but these work OK. Most important was a pant that had improved protection and these are awesome compared to the Bilt that I was using - like several steps up.
I have not tested them in a crash so I did not respond to that rating section, but will say that the pants seem to be constructed very well and the material is durable and abrasion resistant.
I have not worn them in the heat yet, but these are made for the heat of summer so am not worried about air flow on these AT ALL.
They look awesome.
February 16, 2016
I can't stand heat and was roasting with my leathers in the swampy area I live. So, here we are!
These pants flow a TON of air, it's pretty amazing. Some is blocked by my tank and by the knee armor, but it's as good as you're gonna get without being naked. Definitely added a few extra days of riding to my season that I wouldn't otherwise have done.
The material is great quality like all my other revit stuff - no loose threads, good zippers, material doesn't feel cheap.
The armor is alright. I'd recommend forcefield armor for the hips instead of the revit ones. It's what you'd expect from a light mesh piece of gear.
My only issue: there is no padding or anything on the butt. It means that 1) it'll start hurting earlier if you're like me and regularly ride for 10 hrs at a time, and 2) the mesh you're sitting on (on your sitbones) is actually pretty rough and may irritate the heck out of your skin after a full day. I solved the issue by buying cheapo cycling shorts with a padded butt from amazon.
I'm 5'4" 120, like a 29" inseam and 34-35" hips. I wear a size 34 for these pants, and the legs are a little long when I'm off the bike (just due to my short inseam).
November 6, 2015
Great pants for high temps.
I needed a new suit to ride the Backcountry Discovery Routes this past summer. Temps were often in the 90s-100s and my year 'round suit didn't vent well. The Airwave brought me the relief I needed! It fits great and I LOVE the full length zippers on the pants. What a treat to unzip the pant legs to cool off. This feature alone was well worth it.
November 2, 2015
Not the best for small, short women
I really wanted to like these, I've been wanting to try out and own a Rev'it jacket+pants set. In the end I returned them because they were much too big and long.
I'm 5'3", waist 25, hips 33.5, inseam 28-29, and 100#. I wear a size 0 or 24/25 in casual pants. I ordered the 34, although the hips seemed too big according to the size chart. These pants were HUGE and FRUMPY. They fit terribly, unless one is supposed to wear them as overpants for thick or heavy-duty pants underneath. While I moved the fit slider to the very end of Large which said 1 size too large, these were 1.5 to 2 sizes too big for me! It was ridiculous and disappointing.
I did appreciate the pants inseam zippers. The pants are nice and substantive while apparently serving hot weather needs (which led me to these).
I wish Rev'it made size 32 (24-25 waist, 33-34 hips) in regular length for those of us who are quite small. They don't even make a 34 short. I understand that this brand originated in the Netherlands, so that could explain the sizes.
On the other hand, Dainese (among other brands) seems to fit my proportions pretty well.
August 20, 2015
Great flow, but still too bulky
I bought these hoping for some protection during the Texas summer heat, but these still feel like snow pants. They do offer great protection for longer rides and the air flow is pretty good even in the heat, but these will work better come cooler weather. The fit is true to size chart and are they nicely adjustable, though at 5'2" these are too bulky down below.
August 3, 2015