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Customer Reviews (42)
- 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)
- Another PairReview by wviands
- My first pair of these pants lasted four years with no issues. There really isn't anything wrong with them but I got fatter so I needed to get a bigger pair. I'm a daily year round commuter in Maryland so I hit the road in temps from 30F to 100F, rain or shine. Yes, they're warm in the summer but the protection is more important than some perspiration. I went down once in the rain at about 20 mph and slid on my side for about a hundred feet (oily road) and the only damage was a small hole in one pocket due to keys. No complaints about these pants. (Posted on 9/2/11)
- Hot in the Ozark MountainsReview by Kinghawg
- I wore them for the first time last weekend. Temps in the high 90's. I had golf shorts on underneath but may have been more comfortable with blue jeans. And, I would guess a color other than black might help. I'm sure that they will work great when it cools off a bit but it's going to be a challenge to wear all the gear all the time when it's summer in the Ozarks. (Posted on 8/29/11)
- Not for meReview by TB
- I've had a Darien Jacket for years. I thought I'd try the pants and just could not make myself like them. They're black, absorb heat, but the zipper lets air in. They're slippery on my seat and I slide around too much. I sold them to someone else who loves them. Now I'm in BMW leather when it's cold and Rukka when it's not. I've found that I don't like the zipper up the leg thing. (Posted on 6/23/11)