Tour Master Venture Air Pants
I am very pleased with the product. Sizing chart worked perfectly. I have ridden in these pants from 26 degrees up to 80 degrees since purchased. I have been comfortable with Jeans within this temperature range. I love the zippers and find it easy to slide out of the airpants with my boots on (no liners installed).
BMW R 1200 RT
December 10, 2013
Great Year 'Round
These are the first pair of motorcycle pants I've owned but I've had them for a year now and have been very pleased with them. The liners fasten in and out very easily and do their job effectively. I typically wear blue jeans under them and will wear just the mesh 65-85F, the rain liner does a very good job keeping me dry and I wear just it down to about 50F but then need the insulated liner at anything below that.
Keep in mind I ride a 500CC naked sportbike and have little to deflect wind away from my legs. The waist-band adjusts easily when you add/remove liners. I'm 6'2"/200lbs and the large fits me well. Doesn't bunch up around the boot and doesn't leave me with a gap when I'm on the bike. Armor also stays in place nicely.
Only real complaint I have is the quality of the zippers. TM definitely cut some cost here and it creates a lot of frustration especially on the rain liner boot area. Wish they had spent $1 or 2 more and went with YKK.
Overall really happy with them and highly recommend.
November 14, 2013
doesn't last and horrible warranty policy
When I first got the pants, it was pretty much what I expected. To get the waist size I needed, I had to get an XL Short. I Knew it would be a bit bulky with a lot of room. This was also expected because of the two liners. With the liners, it was a bit on the tight side so it was an acceptable compromise. I have not tried the two liners while riding so I can't say how well they work. However, the pants did work as expected. It allows a lot of air through and keeps me fairly comfortable while riding in Georgia during the summer. I would have recommended these pants even at the price point which I believe is quite high. However, something happened on my last ride that now forces me to recommend against the pants. With only about 1000 miles logged, the pants started to rip. The rip is right where my tail bone is located. I sent it in and was told I may have to wait 4 to 6 weeks before I get my pants back. If they just replaced it, I might feel differently. But 4-6 weeks?!?!? That is just plain unacceptable. This is probably the last time I will buy a Tour Master product.
September 6, 2013
Multiple layers for extended season riding
I really like the two removable liners. As it's summer now, I only use the outer shell, but I can add one or both of the liners as it gets colder. I originally ordered size medium/short ... I'm 5'7" with a 34" waist. Those were too tight, so I exchanged them for large/short. You may want to order a size larger than you normally would.
Otherwise, they look and feel great!
August 26, 2013
would not buy
Over all, a good value. The liner is always getting caught in the leg zippers. Drives me crazy. Another line of stitching to keep the liner out of the zipper would help. I don't know why there is two rows of velcro along the leg zippers. They are always sticking together and you have to pull them apart in order to velcro the zipper flap down. I suppose if you wanted to keep the zipper cover open, these would work but I don't see any value in them and the are kind of a PITA. WIth these two issues, I would probably not buy these pants again.
August 26, 2013
A bit baggy
Ample large fitting pants that can be a little cumbersome to put on. I dont recommend trying to pull them on over your boots. The waterprooof line works well but make sure the the crotch flap is pulled up into position and the jacket OVER laps it. A little on the heavy side but comfortable with and without the aqua liner. Havent ridden witht the thermal liner in as of yet. Works well with the Tour Master Sonora Air Jacket.
I had to exchange these as the first pair was huge. Contact an adviser if you are interested. RevZilla got me the correct size with out a problem.
August 17, 2013
Great pants!!! Highly recommended.
I wanted to wear these as over-pants, so I ordered one size larger and they work well. I can strip them out in the open, with clothes underneath. It's less safe, but much more convenient.
My first and only ride, so far, with these pants was 910 miles from AL to PA. Started in heat with no liners in and and stayed quite comfortable.
When I hit rain, I stopped and zipped in the water barrier liner. It kept me dry, even in some pretty heavy rain. The guy who complained about getting wet in the crotch, probably didn't have the crotch liner flap in the up position to cover the crotch.
Most of the rest of the ride was free of rain, but I kept the water liner in because the sky was threatening; so that kept me a little warm, through no fault of the pants.
No cold weather experience, yet.
The only feature I would like to add is a 360 degree zipper, to hold down the front of my jacket, but that seems to get into a much higher price range.
August 12, 2013
Overall very pleased
Overall I am very pleased with the Tour Master Air Pants.
- Flow a ton of air. Very comfortable in 90+ heat
- Good quality construction
- Comfortable touring fit provides all day comfort
- Tall lengths available
- 2 way liner system for rain and thermal protection
- Multi- position armor is comfortable on bike.
- Zips past the knee for easy on and off.
- Velco on the pockets is a bit annoying. It serves a good purpose and the likelihood of anything falling out of your pocket is slim as a result, but it is hard to get anything out of them without them resealing themselves. I can live with it.
- I wish they had made the pockets waterproof. If you do get caught in a brief rain, it really isn't that big of a deal to keep riding in mesh. While it will soak through, it will also dry quickly. So if it looks like the rain will be brief, I keep riding. The problem , the pockets are mesh and offer *no* protection for your wallet and cell phone. If you have a tank bag or waterproof pocket on a jacket, make sure you put valuables in those. They should have made the pockets waterproof or added a waterproof inner pocket to one.
July 22, 2013