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Darien Pants

SKU: 155

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$387.00

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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
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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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Great ProductReview by Pete Dufour
I live in Seattle and commute daily about 75 miles round trip everyday. I take a few long trips every year. Had the Darien Pants now for about 3.5 years and they have been absolutely outstanding in both heat and heavy rain. Never leaked. I ride a bmw 1200 gs and there is no leg protection from the elements from a fairing. No leaks. Don't hesitate to call the catalog number for advice on what size you should be ordering for over your work cloths. They are great. At 3.5 years, use everyday I've just taken the pants in for some retaping and a minor repair to a zipper stop. About $30. Not bad. Pants come off over boots with ease. Highly recommended product. (Posted on 9/16/09)
Second pairReview by Vernon
On on my second pair of these and got the last one (old style) several years ago. The only thing I would have them change is add suspenders but I just use add on's. These pants work great. I been in some heavy rain but stay dry. When it's really hot they make riding a GL1800 or R1150GS cooler. Both these bikes will put a lot of heat on your leggs but these pants even protect against that. When it's 95-115 you're going to sweat but the leggs don't roast. (Posted on 9/12/09)
I've had the Darien pants...Review by Harry Syer
I've had the Darien pants for 6 months. I live in the Philadelphia area and I've used them in temperatures ranging from 35F - 95F. Admittedly at 95 nothing is good but frankly underway at 90F is not a problem. There's good airflow and the feeling of safety is definitely there. I use them over dress pants for the commute to work without getting that just slept in look. They're quick to put on and take off. The quality is top notch. I wouldn't use anything else. (Posted on 3/2/09)
I've had these pants for ...Review by Jeremy Johnson
I've had these pants for a year now...1 1/2 Seattle winters. They are awesome. I wear them year round over jeans, mainly for commuting, in temps ranging from 90F to 35F. My legs stay cool/warm as necessary. I also see a LOT of rain riding and they keep me dry. Fit is a little tight in the hip area at first, making swinging your leg over the bike weird, but they break in nicely after a while. (Posted on 1/11/08)
Got a pair of these custo...Review by William King
Got a pair of these custom fit to my short, stumpy legs. Was a bit skeptical at first but the fit was right on. Pants are a bit stiff at first, like a new pair of jeans. Road with them and the jacket in 70+ degree temps and I was as comfortable as could be, not too hot, not too cold but just right (as Little Red Riding Hood would say). Easy on and off and you can leave your boots on (if you're into that). Great, comfortable riding pants. Fit right in my Road King Custom side bags if I strip down when I get where I'm going. (Posted on 12/24/07)

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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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