Alpinestars A10 Sport Leather / Textile Pants
Basic pants for sport riding
These pants offer great bang for the buck!
Proper articulation in the stretch panels and protection in the shins and knees. Hip pads may offer a very slight amount of protection. Zipper interfaces perfectly with my A* Celer jacket.
Overall I really like these pants for the price point. Though, I feel more protected in full leather at the track or in the canyons.
May 27, 2015
great pants for the mixed rider
If you have a Alpinestar textile jacket they zip right in. Alitte snug around the calves but not to uncomfortable. They breathe reasonably well but at the end of your day alitte tough to get off. I purchased the knee sliders which can fit on the Velcro exactly where you want them. For canyon riding I leave the leather and take the knee sliders off.
August 18, 2014
I was looking for a pair of leather pants to accompany my A Star leather jacket. Looking for something that I can zip up to make a whole suit. I was thinking of going for full leather but settled on the textile/leather combo for air flow and price point.
I am quite happy with the look of the pants and the lack of pucks on the side because for daily riding or spirited riding there is no need for it.
When I tried it on the first time I notice the pants were snug/tight. I know they are suppose to be a bit snug, but wondered if other people will have issues because I do not have muscular legs and they are snug already?
Went for a ride with them and overall the leg area felt great, the crotch area was a bit tight, not sure in time if it will loosen up or? Looking at the sizing chart I bought the 50, the formula of Waist+18 = AStar size applies.
Not sure if I should have gotten the next size up? but might be too big??
June 19, 2014
Sizes are not even close but they're still nice pants.
My size: 5'4", 28W x 28H, and 145lbs.
According to the sizing chart, the XS would have fit me perfectly. Upon receiving them, I found out they were way too small. I couldn't even get them past my thighs. I effortlessly exchanged them for some smalls which fit better but are still a bit tight in certain areas.
The inseam and waist are spot on but the thighs and calves are a little on the tight side (you can free up some calf space by removing the shin guards). I just naturally have larger calves and thighs. I wore them on a couple rides and around the house and I can tell they're going from tight to snug. I won't doubt that they will stretch a little more until they're just right.
All around a good set of riding pants.
May 1, 2012
Nice Pants, but watch the sizing!!!
Alright, I was only able to find one on line review of these pants, and the dude who was "modeling" them seemed more interested in modeling himself, than the pants. So I was left to read a few other reviews from various places. Sizing always seems to have come up as an issue in every review I found.
Honestly, I found the sizing on these to be WAY off. I normally wear a size 34 jeans (maybe a 35 if I've been slacking off and hitting the cookies a bit more than the gym), so I heeded the warnings I'd read about and ordered the EU 54. Its also worth mentioning that I've been an avid cyclist all my life and my quads are bigger than normal, but I'm not some sort of frog man. I'm 6' tall and I weigh 195lbs.
I took delivery of the 54's and they were way too small around the legs. (That's the entire leg including my calf's.) I couldn't get them all the way on without them immediately falling down. I sent them back and got the 56's (!), which do fit, but I had to modify them by removing the unnecessary padding that covers the upper quad area. That seems to have made them very comfortable.
So the moral is, if you have any leg strength at all, make sure you move up at least two EU sizes on their chart. If you do, you should be happy with these pants. between the 54's and the 56's, they seem to have the exact same length, so that shouldn't be an issue. Aside from the sizing inaccuracy, these are really nicely made, and should last quite a while. I wore them on a short ride last night, and they were really comfortable.
August 17, 2011
Functional, good protection, very good ventilation.
Rather comfortable for this type of gear, very good ventilation, suitable for hot summer use but gets hot when traffic is not moving (which is expected). Good overall protection. Nice combo with Stage jacket for street use.
July 11, 2009