Motorcycle tradition combines with modern performance in fully-lined 100% waxed cotton Falstaff Pants. The authentic fabric is highly durable, exceptionally comfortable and offers 'oilskin' waterproofness to keep you dry. Rugged 8.25 ounce fabric, made the same way for over 170 years, with proven resistance to inclement weather, while the cotton fibers allow it to breathe. As the fabric ages it also develops a well-worn and comfortable patina, telling your unique story of every mile ridden.
Featuring a jeans-cut fit, these overpants include a plaid cotton lining, matching the Falstaff Jacket. The two front pockets have hook and loop secured cover flaps and the single back pocket sports a strip of hook and loop to keep contents in place.
A flapped front fly and adjustable waistband, with an included Aerostich Money Belt (#1854), combine with a gusseted crotch for long-wearing comfort. Full length side zips with inner and outer flaps insure easy on-and-off convenience and severe weather protection.
Other features include bent knees for greater freedom of movement and large 3M Scotchlite™ reflective ankle adjustment tabs. Shaped, removable TF3 knee pads offer excellent crash protection. The century-plus performance of traditional waxed cotton riders clothing speaks volumes about the functional durability of these pants. Brown or Black. (Green and Orange available by special order.) 32–44 waist, regular or long.
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- Great comfort but not 100% waterproofReview by Guy
I recently ordered a pair of Falstaff pants, complete with an extra 5” on the leg to fit my tall skinny frame. I was very happy when they arrived. For the first time I had a pair of waterproof pants that are breathable and actually fit. The threat of rain no longer meant that I had to go out looking like a clown without a circus or a man in fear of biblical floods. I could also wear them all day, rain or shine. The pants arrived, as promised by the helpful Stephanie and complete with modifications, in time for my first tour of Colorado. Finding something that fitted my lanky frame (170 lb - 6’2”) was an expensive endeavor ($640 inc. mods and delivery) but initially I was very pleased.
On hot days I wore sweat shorts and cooler days sweat pants underneath which worked well. I really could wear these things all day; it’s like wearing a pair of jeans. The knees are pre-bent and come with additional material to accommodate the knee armor. However, the armor supplied is old school and much bulkier than the new Forcefield stuff I use. I found the knees to be the only baggy part of the pants. Other than that the fit is excellent and even on the hotter, valley roads the pants breathed well. The real disappointment came with our first real rainfall. It was a short but violent storm and within 5 minutes the pants started leaking through the crotch so that after a short time it felt like I was sitting in a shallow pool of water. This was the only leaking I experienced but I am disappointed. I have an old Belstaff wax jacket that has never once leaked and assumed these would be the same – they are not.
(Posted on 6/16/15)
- pants are great!Review by Gary
please look at my review of the jacket as well. I shall try not to repeat too much here. Love the pants after using for several months and a just completed long trip.
Firstly, they are comfortable with one minor exception (explained later) in the heat, wind and rain. Stayed dry after a full day of riding in torrential rains. Opened up the pant side zips to allow air flow during the high 80's temps. Not sure I would want to wear in the 100 degree temps but ok up 85-90 range. Good wind protection allowed me to wear cargo shorts underneath in all kinds of crazy rain/wind conditions.
Only comment (which I'm not sure is the pant problem) is that during a particularly hot day, I rode with just underwear and the pants. At the end of the day, I had a slight burn or sore spot on the inner thighs so switched to adding the cargo pants on subsequent days.
Otherwise, they are comfortable and exactly what I need for the Pacific Northwest and 3+ riding seasons. I am too lazy to carry and manage putting on/taking off more several layers. I like easy!!! I hope this review helps.
BTW, I had the velcro for the leg maps taken off and the reflective bits. (Posted on 5/20/14)
- Great pants!Review by Albert
These are awesome pants - I bought mine in July and it has been hot. I can still wear them and they are comfortable. They break the wind yet breath enough to not get as hot as nylon or certainly Gore-Tex.
They fit very well - I have a 33" waist and can wear the 34" pants over street jeans or shorts, or by themselves. There is a snap side gusset to slightly change the waist size. The regular length fits my 31" inseam perfectly. The padded knees are comfortable and the overall fit and shape is just right.
They look good and are well made and from my experience with Filson waxed "tin" pants - waxed cotton is durable.
Expensive - yes, but pants this good will be worn more than they will languish in the closet like some others. (Posted on 7/16/13)
- The Pants of KingsReview by Prosecco
Holy Luxury Tax, Batman!
Five-hundred dollars for a pair of pants?? Yup. Almost five-fifty with alterations. So what do you get for that sort of money? In my case, I got the most comfortable, best wearing, most practical pair of motorcycle pants I've ever owned.
How about a pair of motorcycle pants you don't want to take off at the end of the day...that's what these are.
Waxed cotton might not be as waterproof as gore-tex or as abrasion resistant as leather, but it's infinitely more comfortable than either of them. Pulling these on is like pulling on a well worn pair of levis that you never bothered to wash, except they don't make you smell like a homeless person.
I have a Darien Jacket that I've used and loved for years, but when I tried the Darien Pants I just didn't like the feel of them. Too rigid, too hot, too stiff. I decided to pony up the extra money for the Falstaff Pants and I couldn't be happier. Makes me wish the Falstaff Jacket was around when I ordered my Darien.
I don't know how they do in the rain, but frankly I don't care. I rarely ride in the rain, and for as comfortable as they are I'll happily accept something less waterproof than gore-tex.
In short, they're a hell of a lot of money, but they're also really, really nice. And hey, paying the credit card bill only hurts once. Having pants you don't really like hurts every time you pull them on. At least that's what I keep telling myself. (Posted on 9/6/12)
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A hundred years ago that’s how appreciative North Sea sailors and commercial fisherman referred to their waxed cotton foul weather gear. It was made from a combination of waxes and oils that saturated the tight weaves of Egyptian cotton sailcloth to make wet-proof, tear-resistant, industrial-strength work clothes. Waxed cotton was so outstanding it was soon adopted by others who needed to be outside regardless of weather, including farmers, ranchers, herders, hunters and motorcycle riders. Waxed cotton is the first breathable-waterproof textile.
This historical fabric develops a beautiful personalized patina after a bit of use, burnishing itself to a warm, natural appearance that’s easy to appreciate. And it's recently become popular again, this time partly as fashion because it looks so cool, and partly for it's functional benefits.
Waxed cotton was always a perfect material for all-weather functional motorcycle wear, so until about twenty years ago many experienced street and touring riders chose English-made waxed jackets as their everyday go-to gear.* It was never purchased for fashion, and was sweaty on nice days, offered no impact-resisting armor and had zero technical features. It worked well enough, but there was definitely room for improvement.
In 1999 the first Falstaff jacket (and later the Falstaff pants) introduced a bunch of those improvements, while keeping the wonderful windproof/waterproof/breathable 100% original waxed cotton fabric and classic all-cotton lining. Compared to early waxed cotton styles the Falstaff is a lot more comfortable across a wider range of conditions, easier to use and more crash protective.
For example, imported waxed cotton gear often uses a small belt-buckle to cinch the collar. This may be historically accurate styling, but isn’t possible to manipulate those little buckles surely and quickly if you actually depend on your gear for all-weather situations. A Falstaff accomplishes it with a classic collar strap design, fitted with hook-and-loop, so it’s fast and easy to adjust the jacket’s collar on-the-go. Practical improvements like this are what helped Falstaff gear become a hand-crafted sewn-in-the USA classic.
Separately, waxed cotton messenger bags also have as long and noble a history as seaman’s oilskins…with added military applications during both world wars for use as waterproof courier and map pouches, as well as specialized ammunition, first aid and weapons bags. All over the world some military forces today still use waxed cotton bags for specialized applications. Here too, Aerostich waxed cotton messenger bags work better and last longer than re-created fashion designs and styles.
For example, the lower corners of all messenger bags always are the highest wear areas for every design of this shape and form. Because this wears out well before the rest, Aerostich messenger bags are made with wear-resistant Cordura reinforcements in these locations. Re-created waxed cotton bags don’t include long-use-proven refinements like this careful little detail.
Which is why Aerostich waxed cotton messenger bags work better and last longer. Today’s Aerostich handcrafted waxed cotton messenger bags and Falstaff jackets (and pants) are genuine originals, and long-use-proven made-in-USA classics.
*Including me. Back in 1970 I was one of those riders. And my waxed cotton gear was proudly worn to the point of practical uselessness with largely holed-out pockets, threadbare sleeve ends and broken zippers…It took about five years of daily use to wear mine out. —Mr. Subjective