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Darien Pants #155

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I like them Review by Shawn
I've put over 3000 miles in less than three months in these pants. When it was hot out, yes they were a bit warm, but not uncomfortable (as long as I was moving). I got the grey pants, and they didn't seem too stiff out of the box. Not more than expected anyway. Like I said, they have over 3000 miles and are great. I have worn them through MAJOR rain/thunder storms and my pants were dry. I did have my regular pants tucked into my boots. A couple of times I didn't and about three inches of the cuff was wet. I think that these pants are great and I'm glad I got them. Worth the price. (Posted on 9/26/12)
Remedy for pants riding up Review by Doc
I'm 5 feet, six inches tall, average build. I don't have a big gut or a big butt. I bought the smallest pair of Dariens that would fit over my street pants (had to send a smaller pair back, too small). I liked the pants, but when I rode, they would ride up. The knee pads would be on my thighs. Worse, the waist-band dug into my ribs, making me very uncomfortable. Aerostich customer support had no helpful suggestions.

Hold-down boot-strap stirrups from have been the answer for me. Now I enjoy my pants instead of feeling like I dropped $300+ for something I hated. (Posted on 9/4/12)
Another Pair soon Review by Tim
I bought my Darien pants in 2001 and have worn them for more than 80,000 miles in every weather imaginable. I had a low side crash in 2002 and scuffed the lower right leg - the Darien's didn't care until 2011 when they just started leaking. I brought them in to the store, and the only thing better than the pants was the customer service. I had a cup of coffee while one of the employees sewed on a patch complete with the Gore-tex(TM or circle R? Don't want you in trademark jail). No charge for the service! The technician warned that the membrane were starting to outlive the service life, and showed me the interior discoloration. Sure enough - now in 2012, after another 5,000 miles, the pants have started to seep when riding in the wet. Thanks, Darien, for 10 years of service. I'll be riding to Duluth to buy another pair soon. (Posted on 7/27/12)
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 else Review 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 else Review 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 Pants Review 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 Far Review 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 fit Review 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)

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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

"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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