Waterproof breathable leather gear that outperforms traditional leathers. Made from GORE-TEX® Pro Shell Leather which provides all weather performance. It is completely waterproof and wears noticeably cooler under a hot sun.
This unique built-in technology is a breakthrough in and durability. In wet, fog or misty conditions it won't soak up moisture so it doesn't get heavy, and dries fast after riding through rain. The leather itself is ultra-supple, luxurious and flexible.
Inside are six easily removable TF5 impact armor systems: elbow, shoulder, knee, hip and back pads, which provide superior energy absorption with less movement restriction, so you'll ride a better protected and more comfortable.
The Transit's micro-perforated breathable leather contains a proprietary treatment that prevents it from absorbing water. Millions of micro-vents across the surface of the leather insure that during high activity moisture on your skin will evaporate through, even when the suit is fully zipped and closed. Only the finest hides are used for this processing and tanning.
Updates of the new '2' version include added underarm vent zippers, a small pocket on the right forearm that's perfect for toll-road money or ear plugs, a fold-away reflective cover over the back vent, and a near-full circumference (270º) pant-to-jacket zipper.
The main pant and jacket zippers are an all new waterproof type which further increase the Transit's functionality. Jacket sizes 38–52, short, regular and long. Pants sizes 30–44 waist, short, regular and long. Imported.Sizing Chart
Transit Owners Guide
Hassle Free Sizing Exchange
If you happen to need a different size, return the suit and we'll ship out a replacement free of charge (applies to domestic ground shipments only).
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Customer Reviews (14)
- Loved the originals, not sold on the new ones. :(Review by Oz
Back in what feels like early 2011, I ordered a full Transit Suit (1.0, original version), because of the promise of a waterproof leather suit which fitted my commuting needs perfectly. A friend of mine had issues with sizing in the past and the jacket didn't cut the mustard with him, but my friend and I are shaped quite differently as well, so I took a chance and dropped the nearly $2K on the full suit.
I did not regret it. I rode that suit every day for nearly 3 years, rain or shine. It was perfect - a little hot, but I'd still ride it in 114 degree weather. Loved the bajeezercrap out of it. It kept me dry, and its quality shone in every stitch.
it survived several SMIDSY murder attempts by cagers, until one day in 2014, I got smacked by a driver who changed lanes into me (he was in the lane adjacent to me and decided to change lanes without looking in pretty tight traffic - ugh) - the jacket fared fairly well (some good scrapes but still wearable) well but the pants were busted at the zipper. The zippers, I was told by an associate, are unrepairable, and I'd have to "take them to a nearby tailor" which meant they'd not be waterproof at the zipper anymore. Oh well. The guy's insurance paid for another suit. So I got the Transit 2.
The Transit 2 jacket is a great change, though the fit is slightly different on the collar / neck area. Otherwise, I love the modifications. Interestingly, when I placed my order, the Transit 2 jacket shipped right away but I was told I'd have to wait nearly 3 months for the pants. A little over 3 months later I finally got my pants, and I was stoked. I put them on and....
...well, they clearly made some strange changes to the Transit 2 pants. I ordered the exact same size I had before - 32S, and the legs were tighter in weird places. The knee gusset was located slightly higher than on my old Transit 1 pants. Worse, and actually the worst of all - "32S" apparently translates to pants with a 36" waist. I put the pants on and they basically slid right off. This had NEVER happened with my old pants. They were pretty snug with a pair of 30 pants over them, sometimes if I ate too much one day and had to let my belt out a bit it would be awkward to fasten the Transit pants.
I stood there, and contemplated. My old transit pants were the perfect suit, and suddenly, the suit was sullied in my mind. I pulled my pants up, and thought, well shit - I waited more than 3 months for these pants, what happens if I try to ship them back? And then go through sizing after sizing, how long would it take for me to get my -next- set of pants?
So now I have pants that aren't quite as good as my last pants. The fit is completely wrong, beyond vanity sizing wrong and just wrong wrong, and they no longer fit correctly in the legs as they had before without a single question. The supply chain issues I had getting this pair have kind of put me off as well... these pants may have all the same "features" as the other pants, but at the end of the day, if I can't reliably get the fit to be quite right even though it was perfect before, they drop in score for me. What would have been "5 star" gear is now a 2 or a 3 - which is a shame. Gear this expensive should have more attention to those details.
Oh well. They're still good, but more in theory than practice. I still wear them - I sure spent a lot of money to not. But it's disappointing every time. C'est la vie I suppose. (Posted on 4/19/15)
- Transit PantsReview by Bob
- Have about a years worth of riding in these pants. Hands down the best riding pants I've ever owned in 40+ years on the road, leather or textile. The broke in really nice. No bunching behind the knees. Waist fit and comfort is excellent. Very well thought out. Great Pocket and Zipper placement Not overly hot in sub 90 degrees temps. BUY THESE! (Posted on 2/18/15)
- Great ProductReview by Louis
- I have the two piece Transit suit. It is a fantastic piece of gear. It was comfortable from the minute I put it on and it is getting better every time I use it. If the waist is a bit big like mine is I suggest a good stout belt. I used the money belt from my Dairen light pants and the buckle on it is not very strong. The suit is fairly heavy until you put it on, then it does not feel heavy at all. The zippers are a bit small and in a new suit they settle in the zipper seam and are hard to pull with gloves on. I am getting the very good zipper pulls to supplement the suit for this reason. I have not yet ridden in the rain or on a hot day and will report on the results when I do. This is one great suit. (Posted on 4/20/14)
- Thank you!!!Review by OrangeDragon
Aerostich recently sent me brand new replacement pants under their warranty.
I just wanted to say thank you very much to Aerostich.
I recommend buying these pants because they are a great product. Quality construction and comfortable.
But the even better reason to buy these pants or any product from Aerostich is theey has shown me that they value their customers as much as their product.
(Posted on 11/20/13)
- Update after Aerostich received pantsReview by Orange Dragon
I sent the Transit Pants back to Aerostich to review the water leak problem.
I received word today that they performed a pressure test and it resulted that the pants are leaking and taking in water in the crotch area.
I was informed that they will honor their warranty and replace the pants.
Unfortunately, my size is not available until June. I wouldn't mind so much, but it is currently the rainy season where I live. In lieu of this they are sending me back my old pants to use until then and suggested I use their Nikwax spray on repellent during the interim.
Thank you Aerostich for addressing this issue. (Posted on 1/26/13)
- Aerostich Customer ServiceReview by customerservice
- Sorry your Transit pants have not met your requirements. They are not supposed to leak. This is a waranteeable item. Please send your pants to us at ‘Repairs, Aerostich, 8 South 18th Ave West, Duluth MN 55812 and we’ll evaluate them and contact you. Include a note inside the package about this problem, and your email and telephone contact information. – Customer Service (Posted on 12/3/12)
- Reviewe update - not 100% waterproofReview by Orange Dragon
Ok. So here is an updated review of the pants.
Right now I am not 100% happy with them.
I just got done riding in the rain. Before, in rain riding my crotch area never got wet, but today the my crotch area is completely soaked.
If you look at the photos there is a non-leather material in the crotch and down the inner thigh area. Perhaps this was treated with some form of waterproofing when I first ordered the pants but now water can completely penetrate this area.
This is unfortuante as I need to consider an alternate pair of pants for wet riding.
Am I the only experiencing this?
I still recommend the pants for comfort, fit, style and protection but not for wet riding.
(Posted on 11/30/12)
- Transit Pants #249Review by Mark
- Absolutley love them! Well made, fit properly, plenty of protection, stayed dry in the rain. Exactly what I had in mind. (Posted on 6/7/12)
- Very versatile pantsReview by Bob
I had my transit pants (I do not have the jacket) for about 6 months now and have approx. 4000 miles of travel on them. I am a sport bike rider. I have found the pants worked well, even at extremely hot temperatures (105 F) and low temperatures (40 F). The pants fit very well. They are heavy in weight but I like that. I have ridden in rain and have not gotten wet, even in the crotch. They lack vents but in extremely hot temps ( I ride an air-cooled twin BTW) I would ride with the fly open or sometimes the button open. They are very high quality pants. I have not had to test their abrasion characterstics. They have a nice narrow bottom of the leg when zipped.
(Posted on 12/5/11)
- Excellent Pants!Review by OrangeDragon
IMHO, if the pants are in your budget do not think twice about purchasing these pants. If out of your budget consider saving up for a pair.
The quality of construction is top notch. The materials are also excellent. No compromises were made in the design. They are very comfortable pants and I have confidence that they will provide a high level of safety if the need accidentally happened.
I am 5'-4". 129lbs. I have a very hard time finding pants that fit me correctly. I purchased a 30S and they fit me just right. I chose this size as I had no intention of wearing jeans/pants underneath. I would go a size larger if I wanted to do that. (Posted on 5/14/11)
- Customer ServiceReview by customerservice
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Customer Service (Posted on 3/21/11)
- Right, if they fit, I could tell you.Review by Smiley
Dear Mr. Subjective,
I was an early adopter of transitwear, and I love it. Problem is, I bought before a "Short" size was available. I need 36 S trousers now, but I have a pair of 38Rs that I'm stuck with. The fit is so bad, and I look like such a clown in these oversized drawers, that I'm tempted to say "screw the protection and comfort, I'm just going to wear jeans like those guys who put racing pipes on their bikes and pay for dyno tuning, but won't spend more than $10 for a helmet. I KNOW you KNOW the squids of which I speak. I like those guys, but I want cool, armored, waterproof leather pants before I tune the bike for the track. Yeah, I'm dull. I could be the perfect event coordinator for the next very boring rally.
Anyway . . . $750 is heavy for pants. Could you cut me a deal on a pair of 36S? I tried not look in any mirrors for a couple if years, but the reflection of my short, slovenly self has undone my otherwise steady self esteem. I am in despair. I know I can't trade in used pants, but there must be something you can do. I think that WHEN we hit $8/gallon gasoline, we'll all be riding small cc bikes or vespas. So, I'd really like to wear your brand name in style, but I just cannot find a loose $750 in my trailer. How about a $100 coupon for my diction? "Slovenly" is pretty good, and I really look crappy in them long (and now loose) pants.
Four wheels good; two wheels better,
Smiley (coincidental, I swear) (Posted on 12/10/10)
- 100% Waterproof, but a bit hotReview by Bullfrog
- I live in Hawaii and have had a pair of Transit Pants for about four months now. I do not have the jacket. The pants are performing wonderfully. The fit is perfect. They were comfortable right out of the box. I like the fact that they have reflective material on the back of the legs and belt loops (if you need them). They also have a zipper on the back for attachment to the jacket, but as I said, I don’t have one so cannot say how well they work together. The weather in Hawaii is of course favorable to year around riding. However, it does get wet. You could start off on a beautiful day only to have the wind blow rain down from the mountains on you. Jeans don’t cut it if you are a regular commuter. These pants have now gone through a number of rain showers and have worked perfectly – 100% waterproof for sure (and they look good). The downside is that, as leather, they can get hot. It is fine if you are blasting along at 60 mph, but can become a little uncomfortable if you are stuck in traffic. If you ride in a warm environment, I would not recommend that you wear jeans or other pants underneath. It will be too hot. In Hawaii, I wear a pair of pajama bottoms underneath right now, but a pair or Merino wool long underwear would probably be even better. (Posted on 8/26/10)
- Transit PantsReview by Jocko
- Absolutely the best pants I have ever owned, and I have tried a lot. Just got back from Sturgis and Montana. Saw weather from 102º and sunny to 46 and rain (almost snow). The pants were great worn just as pants, not over pants. In the heat they were as good as some very expensive mesh pants that I used to own and over the Bozeman Pass they were warm enough (can't say the same for the stupid "rain proof" gloves I had from a large national manufacturer). I would highly recommend them to anyone for all riding conditions. Truly a great pant, period. (Posted on 8/20/10)
Sic Transit Gloria
Transit suits have long provided a superior fit, comfort range, all-weather capability, protection, durability and style. They wear better partly because of their breathable-waterproof Gore-Tex Pro Leather. Expensive, but for experienced riders, worth it.
This leather was the crowning achievement of a complex global supply chain. The hides came from cows raised in one country which were tanned, dyed and micro-perforated (for increased breathability) and treated (to repel water) in another. The unique Gore-Tex membrane was laminated onto each hide in a third country and the end result was cut, stitched and seam-sealed into rider’s gear designs in a fourth country.
Now, after the current Transit stock is gone there won't be any more. The Pro Leather supply chain is ending. Currently most Transit sizes are available, and will be for most of this year. But last week the last pair of 42S Transit pants was sold and no more will be available, ever. And only a single example remains of two other sizes.
In many sizes there's still plenty of time to order if you've already been planning to, but starting right now (April, 2015) not all sizes are available. The remaining Transits are the last of this line. During the last seven years we've enjoyed creating, making and selling Transit gear. If there were some way we might be able to continue to produce them, we would, but there isn't.
“...a 5,000-mile ‘test ride.’”
“I just wanted to report that a month or so ago, in Oklahoma City, I put on my new Aerostich Transit suit, and started riding — down through Texas, east across Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, and Georgia, to Florida...and then from São Paulo, Brazil, south to Argentina, and west over the Andes to Chile.
“I guess that would be about a 5,000-mile ‘test ride.’
“...I found it to be comfortable and confidence-inspiring in all weathers. On hot days, like the Okefenokee Swamp in southern Georgia or the rainforests of Brazil, it was breathable and non-heat-absorbant; when the day was chilly, like crossing the Andes at 10,000 feet in the Southern Hemisphere’s springtime, a few layers inside or out made it perfect. And of course when the rains came, like in South Texas or the similar landscape of Northern Argentina, I remained completely dry.
“Congratulations on having developed such an excellent product for the touring rider.”
Waterproof-breathable Seam Sealed Leather
Gore-Tex’s pioneering breathable/waterproof textiles helped Aerostich’s suits become pioneering benchmarks. Beginning in the early 1980s we proclaimed ‘Cooler than Leathers’ in ads about Roadcrafters being lighter and more comfortable...
A couple of decades later Gore-Tex wanted to apply their technology to leather, so a long-range development effort was begun. Leather needed to be specially processed so it would not absorb so much water, and had to be micro-perforated to allow it to breathe better, without making it weaker. Then a breathable/waterproof membrane had to be permanently adhered to each hide. None of this had never been done before.
The job still wasn’t finished, though. Next they had to develop a good way to sew each piece together and permanently heat-tape seal each stitched seam…just as if it were a textile garment. It took many years to create a workable supply-chain that ended up looking a bit like a world map: Hides from cows living in one country were tanned, treated and perforated in another and the breathable/waterproof membrane was applied in another. Patterns were cut and sewn together in another. Everything was handmade by highly skilled people interested in doing what had never been accomplished before.
Then companies like Aerostich had the opportunity to pioneer an entirely new kind of rider’s leathers. The Aerostich Transit suit was introduced five years ago and represented the culmination of all this effort. Our part involved a couple of years of on-the-motorcycle designing and prototyping. And now Aerostich Transit suits are becoming another rider’s gear benchmark.
Here’s another testimonial from another Transit owner, but slightly different than those above:
Make Sure You Get Another One...
- “…I came to with EMS people yelling at me to wake up a few minutes later. I was Care Flight-ed to Stanford Medical Center Emergency Room...While I was in the ER a doctor and nurse that also ride motorcycles stopped by to say Hi and see how I was doing and asked what happened. After describing the accident both said that it was amazing that I was alive and not hurt any worse than I was. They asked what kind of equipment I was wearing. I told them an Aerostich leather riding suit with armor, full face helmet, gloves and boots. They both said that’s why my physical damage wasn’t worse. The police officer that came to fill out the accident report said the same thing. A couple of weeks later I went by the towing company that picked up the bike so I could get my Aerostich transit suit (which was cut off me at the accident scene) and carried off with my wrecked bike. Of course we also discussed the accident and the guy said to me that he see’s a lot of motorcycle accidents. As I was walking off with my suit he says ‘make sure you get another one of those, it probably saved your life.’”
Thank you for writing us about this experience, David. And for buying your Aerostich Transit suit. We’re grateful that you were ok, and that your Aerostich gear met your requirements (…and, uh, we don’t actually need more extemporaneous crash-testing experiments). We’re sorry that the EMTs destroyed your Aerostich Transit suit, but are very happy you’ll be riding again in another one. All of us at Aerostich hope you will enjoy the new one for many years and thousands of miles.