Alpinestars A-10 Air-Flo Pants
Highly ventilated, all textile pants ready for knee pucks, but the fit could be better.
They're the only high airflow, all textile pants that come set up for knee pucks, but the loose waist and wimpy jacket-attachment zipper make me fear getting caught with my pants down.
These pants are very comfortable. I'm actually planning on doing a 900 mile weekend trip in them. However, part of what makes them comfortable is that the elasticated waist is quite loose, so much so that they slide down while walking if my jacket isn't zipped into them. And there is no waist adjustment. I had to go with a size 54 because of my height (6'3"). Any size smaller and my bare legs would be showing out of my boot while in riding position, and any size larger I'd be able to fit a pillion in the waist with me.
I wish I could be reassured by the jacket-attachment zipper, and it does hold the pants up just fine, but in a crash I'm afraid the wimpy little teeth would give way and I'd grind my behind across the asphalt.
The thighs, knees, and lower legs fit nice and snug, and although I haven't had the pleasure of dragging knee in them, I'm confident that a puck will stay in place during more aggressive riding.
June 13, 2013
Good summer pant
Wanted some decent lower protection for hot summer mountain riding. The A-10 Air-Flo's draft a lot of air when moving, and seem fine up to about 85F, but do get hot when just standing around. Seem to have decent protection but light compared to the GP-Plus leather or Track pant. Go 1-2 sizes larger compared to your normal pant. I'm 6'2" 175lbs, 32/33 waist with a 35" inseam and the EUR 52 - USA 36 fit snug and a little short. Knee pads feel fine and the pant material does not feel slippery on a stock R1 seat.
June 10, 2013
Overall Great Pants
I'm 6' & 170lbs with a slender build and a traditional jeans size of 32. I started with the 50s and they were too short in the upper leg such that the kneepad was very constricting. I moved up to the 52s and I could tell that they were noticeably larger. The waist was still fine, probably a bit more comfortable than the 50s and the leg length was good. I think the kneepads will take some getting used to, but I did 150mi right out of the box with these. Airflow was great, zip into the jacket is a nice feature, and I feel very well protected with the padding. Overall, I'd recommend the pants, but sizing is key.
May 20, 2013
i wear these pants with the tgpr air textile jacket from alpine stars. it zips onto the jacket and creates a full suit. the pants are kind of a pain to get on and take off. at first they will feel extremely tight around the calfs. i was on the verge of returning them because my calfs were so uncomfortable(and i have small calfs too). i decided to call revzilla and they said they are supposed to be that way..(i guess). i kept them and they have definitely gotten better as they broke in. now they are pretty comfortable. the giant knee protection is something to get used to for sure. after about 3 wears i was used to it. and after that, you will most likely figure out a method to easily get them on and take them off.
great protection, lots of padding. not so great on air flow though..the only air i feel going through is on the little mesh section above the knee.
March 12, 2013
Great product for any rider
I bought this product a few weeks ago and first of all I want to comment on how quickly I received the pants... 2 days after I placed my order they were sitting at my door. :)
These pants fit slightly tight (which is what you want in a riding pant).
They have a ton of protective padding in the hip/thigh/knee/shin areas...
You can easily add knee pucks if you're a knee-dragging rider.
Alpinestars made these pants perfectly for someone who wants to ride hard, yet have a lot of comfort and ventilation.
GREAT PRODUCT - HIGHLY RECOMMEND
March 3, 2013
A-Stars A-10 Air-Flo pants crash tested on 2nd wearing!!
I bought these pants from the Revzilla showroom in Phiadelphia (staff was very helpful) since I wanted to try them on. Size 58 fit my 34 inch inseam/225 lbs/6'3" very comfortably. On riding, the air flow was excellent. 2nd time out with the pants, a car turned directly across my path while leaned over pretty far on my RC8R. Tapped the Brembo Monoblocs and...woosh - there goes the front end (rider error). Went down hard at about 50 mph. Bounced, tumbled and slid. Banged my scapula/rear ribs pretty hard (will review jacket separately). Pant were shredded (check photos) but I has zero - nothing - nada from the waist down. No bruising, soreness, scrapes, nothing. And I hit the road HARD. Check out the photos of the pants. They're toast but they did the job beautifully which is to protect me. And they did that is spades as well as being very comfortable. Negatives? Would like to have one small zippered pocket for convenience. If you're looking for more protection for street riding in a sporting manner short of leather and need a nice flow of air to keep cool, check out the A-Stars A-10 Air-Flo - you won't be sorry. Crash tested and PASSED!
June 25, 2012
sizing is key!
So we all read these run small. I will use myself as a prime example of why I selected the size I did. I am 5-7” tall, 223lb with athletic build, 38” US waist with 30” inseam. I have an endomorph body frame combined with me working out means I have a dominant lowerbody. What I did was take my jeans waist size and add 20. That puts me at 58 EURO. For the average guy, I suggest you stick with adding 18 to your waist. For the skinny/staving folks, I would stick with Alpinestars sizing chart. As always, make sure to call Revzilla and see what they recommend first!
I test fitted the 58 EURO and it was a perfect fit minus the inseam. Me being a short rider, there is no way around it so I’ll suck it up. 58 Euro puts me at a 41” waist and there is plenty room leftover in the waist line. The thigh and calf area however were spot on. The rear end WILL sag if you do not zip this up with your motorcycle jacket. As mentioned, you will mimic a plumber without these pants zipped up. I can see myself squeezing into a EURO 56 but I wanted a more relaxed fit than a tight fit for my commute. I can pinch just enough material on anywhere of the pant using my thumb and index finger. Everything fits in place and I only wish I was taller then it would be a perfect fit to compensate my short inseam length. As I was trying these on, I ran a small fan to test its “air flo” title. Let me say with the personal sized fan I was able to feel the air flow through the pants all around. I can only imagine flowing tremendous air while riding. The hip padding is a nice touch. Combined with knee protection, this makes the A* Air-Flo pants a nice touch. I replaced my jean/knee armor combo with these pants and glad I did. I recommend this product if you have the funds for it. Oh yeah, the inseam stops at the ankle bone so these are meant to go with full boots. If you're a tall rider and plan to run full race boots, there shouldn't be any worries. It's us shorter folks who will find sizing the biggest challenge ;)
June 12, 2012
A*'s Sizing Strike Again!
Unfortunately I can't give these a yea or nay on overall quality but I can tell you from a fit perspective they run extremely small.
I am 6'2" with a 32" waist and I ordered a E54. Couldn't even get them over my thighs unfortunately.
If you've got big thigh's and big calves you might be better served by either trying on a few A*'s pants somewhere and finding your fit or calling the Revzilla guy's and letting them make a recommendation.
March 14, 2012