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Darien Pants

SKU: 155

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Built for hard everyday wear, long trips and extreme adventure and endurance riding. Whether you are heading across town or across Siberia, this is the toughest most reliable single-layer textile jacket and pants available.

The Darien actually was the first armored textile jacket and pants made specifically for long-distance travelers and adventure riders, and today after more than 25 years of continuous improvements and careful refinements it still remains the benchmark for technical motorcycle trip gear.

With its unique single-layer construction there can be no shortcuts. Nothing is hidden under a lining. Hook and loop is used for positioning its comprehensive TF3 impact armor systems.

Darien's ride drier and more comfortably across a wider temperature and climatic range. The armor is easier to custom-position for fit or remove and replace as required. Emergency field repairs are easier, too. (Important if you're somewhere remote.)

Cut like khakis (and some jeans), these unlined overpants are the perfect match for a Darien jacket. Two front pockets, one back pocket, a flapped front fly, and a waistband with belt loops containing a removable Aerostich belt are some practical details.

Full length side zips with inner and outer flaps insure easy on-and-off convenience and severe weather protection. Bent knees, large 3M Scotchlite™ reflective ankle adjustment tabs and shaped, removable TF3 knee armor complete the specifications. 500 Denier Mil-spec Cordura® GORE-TEX® fabric is fully seam taped for comfort and strength. Black, grey or tan. 30–46 waist, regular and long. Made in USA

If you are interested in suspenders (?) we recommend these #1815-1349. Several models and styles are available.

Darien Features
Sizing Guide
Sizing Tool
Darien Pants Owners Guide
TF Pad Removal and Replacement
Darien vs. Darien Light
Hi-Viz

Other Reviews

Aerostich Darien Pants (Review on West America)

Various alterations are available for the Darien Pants to get that custom fit you expect.

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).

Additional Information

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FEATURES:
  • Custom Shaped Knee Pads
  • Rear Wallet Pocket
  • Side Zips with Protective Over-Flaps
  • Pre-bent Knees with Removable Armor
  • Full Separating Leg Zippers
  • Snapped Hems
  • Scotchlite™ Reflective
  • Hook & Loop for Optional Map Pocket
  • Removable Belt
  • Waist Expansion Gusset

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Just fine.Review by Timothy
I've worn these pant riding just once so far. They fit fine and are well-constructed. My route took me through some rain and the pants kept my legs dry. (Posted on 6/27/12)
Wouldn't wear anything elseReview by Keith
My first pair is finally starting to show some wear after many years (more than 10, I think maybe about 15) and a lot of miles. The zippers are going out and goretex lining wearing in spots, so naturally I just ordered another pair. I've tried other pants but I like my Darien pants more than any others. The only drawback is the heat when it's above 90, but I'd rather be hot than ride without my gear. (Posted on 5/31/12)
Darien Pants - why buy anything elseReview by Barry from Oz
What can you say, the comfort and fit are spot on. Great weather protection and road protection (have not tried this one yet) and have no plans too. Would definitely recommend them to anyone who wants style, comfort and 2 levels of protection (weather and road). (Posted on 5/31/12)
Eh...Review by Themike
Well, I ordered the Darien pants solely based off the reputation Aerostich has earned. As I am 6' 3" and have a 34" inseam, I ordered the Long option. Unfortunately they ride up my leg while I am saddled up on my KLR650; not a short bike. They ride up past my boot and basically look ridiculous. In Aerostich's defense, this can be fixed by sending them back and paying $60 for a custom leg length plus $50 since it is an existing garment plus shipping. In retrospect I'm irritated that the measurements for the "Long" were not published as this would have saved me a significant amount of money and dissatisfaction. If I send them back the pants will have cost me a total of $427 plus shipping by the time it is all said and done. My BMW Summer 2 pants fit perfect and were a fraction of the cost. Granted they use cheaper material for the fabric but the included armor is superior and more than makes up for it. (Posted on 5/21/12)
Love my Darien PantsReview by Steve
This is my second pair of Darien pants. I lost a great deal of weight and my shortened 46R pants were retired in favor of a stock 38R pair. I wear them with a pair of LDComfort tights year around as the knee pads get annoying on my bare legs. I wore the first pair for 18K miles and they kept me dry in very downpours and warm (enough) without a heated liner in mid 30 degree days. I've worn them on 1,100 mile days and found them comfortable all day. I don't ride in anything else any more. The new pair will be leaving with me on a 10-16K mile, four-six week ride to Alaska next month.

Aerostich has taken great care of me. I had the 46s shortened then subsequently lengthened as I'd had them cut too much off below the knee. The zipper broke on the 46s and was replaced under warranty. Each time they beat the time their estimated times. As I recall the lengthening and repair were done within a day of receiving them. They were out of stock on the 38s and quoted me 3 weeks to ship. They arrived in 8 business days (Posted on 5/18/12)
Excellent So FarReview by Mark R
Ordered a little large and they are great that way. Very comfortable and easy to get on and off for my daily commute. Dry through a couple of rainy rides and warm with jeans down into the mid to low 40s. Will wear long johns when colder. Great product been riding for almost 40 years. Should have bought them sooner. (Posted on 4/5/12)
perfect fitReview by dubs
I received my pants a couple of days early from the fine folks at Aerostich who helped me through the finer details via phone of selecting Darien or Roadcrafter. After searching many reviews, I wanted every feature of the Darien but the fit of a Roadcrafter. I ultimately settled on the proper fit for the pant and went one size smaller on the jacket. Perfect!

We took an early spring ride in February from Nashville to VA and on up to NJ and, with a couple of layers underneath, the pants were warm, comfortable and dry. Only my toes were cold but that's another review. (Posted on 3/1/12)
Peru, Bolivia and ArgentinaReview by Macho Pichu
Took them out of the box and straight to South American for a trip. Comfortable, dry in the rain, warm with long underwear underneath, OK in the heat and very good when another member of our group wearing the same pants met the pavement up close and personal--no harm at all to the rider and a few scuffs on the pants. I'm sold on them. (Posted on 2/6/12)
Awesome PantsReview by Will
I've had the High-Viz Darien Pants for the last 3 weeks, and it was just in time for the rainy season in my part of the country. I'm only 5'8" but I still ordered the longs and I'm glad I did. With boots on they sit perfectly about 5 inches from the ground. The quality and construction, especially around the seam sealing, is excellent. I switched over from the Roadcrafter pants and have yet to experience the wet crotch (due to zipper fai)l even with several very rainy days. The only issue might be the size of the knee pads - they are huge. If you are on the fence, get off and buy the pants. (Posted on 12/16/11)
Don't wait switch your stichReview by Duck Dodgers
Having owned a Roadcrafter for 7 years, I know "Stich" quality and quirks. I lost 40 lbs and it was time to up grade. I pondered a new RC 1 piece, a 2 piece, or mix and match.

I chose the Darien set up this time. Or should I say fate chose it for me. I did not want BLACK pants, I did not want multi-colored space dancer pants. I wanted a light to medium colored pair of riding pants that were rugged, water proof and were not a billboard for the manufacturer.

So Grey Dariens were chosen. I live in the central valley of California so HEAT and Cold-fog are issues.

So on day one, I easily put on my Dariens over my boots. Size was spot on. I took off on my fully unfaired Bonneville, after the FOG in the nieghborhood cleared only to get caught by drizzle, fog and 42 degree weather. Dariens and Jeans were enough. I stopped for lunch and removed my Darien Jacket (Red the faster one) and had lunch in 71 degree weather.

I left for home and as dark and drizzle settled in so did the comfort of the pants. New, no binding or pinching. As I wound my way home on the farm roads with tractor debris in abundance I can also add "Mud proof" to the description.

I will report a NEGATIVE: new pants and a wet Beadrider were a slippery combo.. I'll report back in 20k miles once the new sheen of those bullet proof Dariens eases up.

I thought I would regret moving from a 1 piece Roadcrafter to Dariens. NOPE... SWITCH your STICH.

(Posted on 11/26/11)

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Gear: Fashion and Style vs. Equipment

There’s a lot of ‘noise’ in the rider-gear market space the Aerostich Darien jacket occupies, about how ‘new and improved’ similar jackets are. Other companies making these kinds of jackets restyle them and revise them every year or two, telling riders that if three zippers is good, six or seven zippers is better.

What all the ‘noise’ amounts to is fashion and style being presented in the guise of technology which supposedly is rapidly ever-advancing in this area. Except armored waterproof textile jackets are not the same kind of technology as computers, or even motorcycles. Seven zippers are not better than three, if only three are functionally needed. What counts is ease of use, durability, fit and function. The pioneering of this type of gear was done by us twenty and thirty years ago. (Combining lightweight breathable-waterproof highly abrasion-resistant synthetic fabrics, seam-sealing, ergonomically more useful vents and pockets, reflective materials and energy-absorbing foams and plastics.)

Since then, just like added decorative stitching on branded ‘designer’ jeans turns a pair of useful, comfortable and durable work pants like Levi’s 501’s into a fashion, all the noise about new tech in jackets like the Darien is mostly fashion BS masquerading as technological improvements. It’s not real.

Classic black leather ‘zipper’ biker jackets have been popular world-wide for many decades. There are versions at many price points and in some circles this jacket has become a fashion cliché having little to do with actually riding a motorcycle. But for many riders it remains a great equipment choice that has changed only very slightly over the years — because it works so well. You’ll find the original versions of these jackets at Langlitz, Shott and several other pioneering leather companies. Similarly, you’ll find the original British waxed cotton Belstaff and Barbour rider’s jackets and pants still being produced in their original patterns because they remain excellent functional rider’s gear.

The ‘latest-greatest’ is usually more style and fashion based, and original equipment is nearly always more utility-tool based. It does not change from year to year any more than Levi’s 501’s. Many riders are unlikely to admit they are buying ever-changing fashion and style when they believe they are getting some kind of improved technology, but that is a truth. None of the regularly restyled ‘teched-out’ sportswear for riders comes in as many closely-spaced sizes as the Darien does, and none is as functional and equipment-y as a Darien.

The Aerostich Darien is the original advanced technology breathable-waterproof impact-armored synthetic (nylon) textile rider’s gear, and just like the above-mentioned other examples of specialized rider’s clothing, it is similarly more equipment than fashion. For historical reasons.

Dariens are available ‘off-the-rack’ in eleven closely-spaced graded sizes and six colors. Complete repair service and several optional fit alterations insure years of superior service.

"The Darien and AD1 pants fit a little different…The Darien's fit like khaki 'Docker'-type chinos and dress pants. They have a straight waistband and a higher rise than jeans. The AD1's have a lower rise and a slightly conical waistband that is angled a bit lower in front. So these fit more like old-school denim jeans. I slightly prefer the AD1's fit."

- Mr. Subjective.

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