Dainese Map Windstopper Pants
best option for a wind proof base layer
The pants from Dainese are probably the best option out of all the "wind proof" base layers out there. I put that in quotes because many say they are wind proof and aren't or merely wind resistant. The Gore Windstopper is the real deal. I plan on using them for ski season as well. At under $100, the price is better than a lot of competitors. These pants also fit well under my Ugly Bros Motorpool pants which themselves aren't baggy. I'm 5'6" with 32" waist, athletic build, and large thighs and the Medium fits great. I only marked down Style a little bit because they are a base layer and style isn't really a concern. They could have unicorns on them and I wouldn't care, in fact if they did, I probably would have bought two pairs.
November 30, 2015
Yes, these work very well.
One time use... here is the review.
I picked these up to insulate against a chilly Ohio to Pennsylvania ride. Well the temps never got that cold and I am wearing this product underneath riding pants. I did not overheat and that is saying something. In cool air I never thought twice about my lower body. All warm and good.
This is a quality product and I enjoy having it. There might be cheaper options but this feels pro and that works for me.
November 2, 2015
Fantastic for protection from wind
I bought these before doing a motorcycle trip around Iceland. I wore these on the bike and they did a fantastic job of keeping me warm - almost too good of a job. I also used them just under a pair of jeans while walking around some of the waterfalls taking pics to avoid having the wind cut right through me. These things are fantastic.
August 13, 2015
Very Warm, for high 30s and low 40s
I love these pants. I can wear them under my work slacks and no one can tell I have these on. I was looking for something to wear underneath my work slacks (khaki) so I don't have to change once I get to work. My commute (DC area) is about 30min mostly city streets and some 45-55mph parkways. I was originally looking for goretex pants but these had good reviews at a decent price.
They are great for mild winters, high 30s and low to mid 40s. Anything below 32 deg, you will feel cold right away, at that point you need heated gear anyway. But like I said they are great for commuters, people who don't want to change in and out of gear.
Once in doors, they can get a little too hot. Especially around the thigh and shin areas, as the windstopper fabric is heavy around those areas. So you may feel a little uncomfortable if you sit all day in a warm office.
The fabric is very soft and comfy. It is also somewhat water resistant I think. I got caught in a downpoor one day and rode for about 15 in the rain. My pants were soaked, but I was still a little dry underneath.
The fit is a little on the snug side. Especially around the ankles. But it does not restrict your movement at all, you feel very comfortable and your range of motion is not restricted at all.
- Very warm and stops wind very well. down to low 30s.
- has nice feel comfy
- fit is near perfect, a little on the small side
- moderately water resistant
- very think and warm around the knees, thighs, and ankles, all the areas that get hit in the wind.
- Not very breathable indoors, can get hot if you wear all day
- Low 30s you will start to feel cold, and extended highway rides will start to feel cold after about 15min
as always revzilla is awesome!
February 2, 2015
I bought these just because of the wind blocking fabric & it was worth the money. I wear these regularly now & they make a huge difference. They are very comfortable to wear & I have just enough room to wear a tighter pair of thermals under them for really cold days. The only thing I was hoping for is a bit more stretch to them. There is not a lot of give which is why I bought a size up. Over all they do what they are suppose to & I'm happy I bought them. I ride daily so we'll see how they hold up over the next couple of months.
February 14, 2014
Perfect Base Layer Solution
I ordered these pants with the hope that they would provide a solution to winter commuting in Seattle. My leather riding pants allow cold wind to penetrate the elastic, non-leather stretch panels. Standard cotton thermal underwear provides warmth but no wind blockage, and it tends to make me sweat. Dianese products have always impressed me, and I had high expectations for these Windstoppers. I've had them now for three weeks, and they have exceeded my expectations. Their primary function is to block wind, and this they do extremely well. Impressive too is the thermal insulation provided. They're as warm as cotton long john's and definitely more breathable. A must-have is comfort. I need for any base layer to fit comfortably under riding leathers. These pants not only fit comfortably under my leathers, they actually facilitate the dressing process. Think of them as a giant shoehorn, allowing leather riding pants to slip on easily. It's because Dianese uses a material which is very slick and non-bunching. I am so happy with the Windstopper pants that I'm ordering two more pairs. Plus, I've already ordered the matching Windstopper long sleeve shirt. I've come to expect quality from Dianese; and these pants are no exception. Thanks for listening.
November 11, 2013
Dainese put a lot of thought into these windstopper pants. I was on a 4 day ride on my Triumph Tiger and the weather changed on the way home. It was 40 degrees with thunderstorms and I had to ride in over 4 hours of rain. Combined with my Dainese all weather motorcycle pants, my legs were totally warm and dry. Eventually the rain stopped and the temperatures rose into the 70's; however, I was not too warm. I am totally satisfied with this product. The waist does run a bit smaller compared to American made thermals.
November 4, 2013
Beat the Cold. stay comfy!
About 3 years ago I bouhgt BMW motorrad underpants. they had a thick type of neopreen, that covered the uper part on the thy and part of the back. they where awesome, the only thing tis that the lasted very little time and BMW stopped making them. For a while I looked for a pair of underpants that would replace them, bought several brands and style, but none of them worked as goo. that is until one day I called revzilla and told them about my problem and they recommended the Dainese Map. So I listened and bought them... boy where they right. I live in south america and while my friends in the US are enjoying the sun, I'm commuting every day on 30º to 40ºF weather. Don't get cold, they fit perfectly underneath my work slacks and the are so comfortable that sometime I don't take them off all day (although id you work in a warm environment you will boil). the only problem I have now is to order one more pair or two.
July 22, 2013