Tour Master Venture Air Pants
Pants fit a little small. I am 5'5'' about 150. Originally bought a medium/short but couldn't close the buttons in the front. Switched it for a large/short and it fits great. The adjustable knee armor system helped, but it still feels a little low for me since I'm short, but it does ride up a little better on the knee when in the riding position.
Protection-wise, it performed well in a low side crash at low speed. I got up and didn't find any injuries to myself or to the pants.
The velcro over the zipper pockets are unnecessary and a PITA!
February 12, 2014
Venture Air pants solid value/quality for the price.
Really like the Venture Air Pants...I'm 6'0 180 and wear a 34 W 32L jean. Originally went with a med regular and it was too small especially with one or both of the liners in. Tried the tall versions and too long when off the bike. Large regular fits best (true to size chart). Matches well with my Tourmaster Air Intake 3 jacket. Great airflow and seem to be well made. Solid value/quality for the price. Super fast service by Revzilla....win/win.
January 27, 2014
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