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#398 Aerostich Lightweight Utility Pants

Aerostich Light Weight Utility Pants #398

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Comfortable Riding Pants Review by John
I've worn the lightweight utility pants on a couple of North Carolina cool weather rides (December/January), and they have felt great on both the K1600GT and the Diavel. I tend to wear Kevlar-lined jeans a lot for day rides of 200-300 miles, but the comfortable fit and weather protection of Goretex make these pants the obvious choice for most rides. (Posted on 1/3/14)
Good California weight Review by Gene
After emailing Customer Service regarding sizing, I purchased a pair of Light Weight Utility Pants in size 38 long. They come with a 34.5" inseam, which will be just fine for me.

My intention is to wear these pants any time of the year that it's too cold to wear mesh pants. Most of the time I will be wearing them over underwear only, with the occasional use of a pair of light fleece pants or long johns.

As advertised, the pants fit like jeans. They are very comfortable, even right out of the box. I can't wait for the stiffness to wear off! Right now they are quite noisy to walk in.

I have two minor nits to pick. First, it's a struggle to get my Aerostich Last Chance Totally Serious Belt through the belt loops. Second, though I'm not a very "hippy" guy (read not much butt), the pants are a tad tight with a pair of Aerostich hip pads installed. It's not quite so tight a fit that I want to trade for a larger pair, but they do make a difference in the saddle. We'll see.

I haven't put a lot of miles on these pants yet, but I like what I've seen so far. (Posted on 12/10/13)
Utility pants Review by Kenny
I've been ridding in a pair of BMW Summer pants pretty much year around for the past two plus years. I've told myself they'd be the perfect riding pants if only they were waterproof and had a gusseted crotch. Well, it seems Andy and the fine folks in Duluth heard my call and introduced their AD1 lightweight utility pants.

These pants seemed to meet all my requirements; I wanted a pair of riding pants that are light enough for the hot Texas summers but still loose enough for layering in the brutal Texas winter (insert sarcastic smile here). After speaking to the folks at Riders Warehouse I ordered the same waist size as my jeans. I went with the R length, a bit long off the bike, I have a 30" inseam, but just right when riding. Please note that I'm not using these as over-pants; I bought these to wear as riding pants with just enough room for fleece pants when it gets too cool.

As luck would have it I received these the day before I left for a trip to Knoxville. Riding in temperatures ranging from 61 to 97, I put in a total of 2175 miles in 4 days of riding. As a matter of reference I was riding a R12GS, so airflow was hindered only by the stock windscreen and rain protection was pretty much nil...
The pants were comfortable and kept me dry during a 30 minute Smokey Mountain down pour. The best endorsement I can give these pants is that once on the bike I didn't give them a second thought. Plain and simple, they were comfortable.

I don't know about the claim of using them as street pants off the bike, even with the armor removed the knees are just to bulbous for my taste. But that said I bought them to ride in, not as evening wear...

Coupled with my Darien jacket I'm feel I'm set for just about anything Mother Nature can dish out. As a bonus I can use the space previously reserved for rain pants for something more, ah... stimulating. (Posted on 6/25/13)

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Which Pants? Darien vs. AD1 vs. Utility...Regular vs. Light

AD1 pants fit me a little better than Darien pants. Their rise is less, so the waistband rides a little lower, and it’s slightly curved, which I also like better. The AD1’s included belt is a 1.5" Aerostich money belt, versus the stronger 1.5" side-release-buckled belt on the Darien pants. And compared to the Darien pant the AD1’s knees are ‘bent’ a couple of degrees more, which is nice for bikes with a little more rear-positioned footrests. The radius of this bend is a little bigger, too, so there is a bit more space for knee pads. Darien pants fit and feel a lot like Khaki's or regular pants and AD1's fit and feel a little more like jeans.

See the comparison...

Up to about 70ºf I wear my AD1 Lights over regular jeans or khaki pants. When it’s warmer they go over Aerostich cotton riding shorts…which we sew right here, too. The new Utility Pants fit like the AD1's, and have all the function, protection and styling of those, but without the full-length side-zips, belt, or reflective on the leg adjustment tabs. You can slip them on and wear them all day, whether logging hundreds of miles or just riding across town to run errands. Remove the TF3 kneepads and these super-tough pants are practical as everyday off-bike wear, too.

– Mr. Subjective

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