The Dainese New Drake Air Tex Pants are a great all-day everyday pair of riding pants with their slim fit and great level of integrated protection. But we’ll still be taking a closer look in our review.
Dainese New Drake Air Review
With the Dainese New Drake Air Pants, Dainese have really tried to give you an all-around pair of pants. They’re made of Cordura Comfort fabric and also come with protectors in the hip and knee for impact protection.
They’ll be good for 3-season riding, though depending on how cool it gets where you are it might even stretch to 4-season even though they’re not waterproof. So, with a recommended retail price of about 210 Euros, or 230 US Dollars, these pants will be competing with the Rev’It Tornado 3 and the Alpinestars Valparaiso V3 Dry Star Pants.
Dainese New Drake Air Material
The Dainese New Drake Air Trousers are mainly made of Cordura Comfort fabric in thick 750 D for better abrasion resistance. The vents are made of Suretta and perforated fabric to provide better airflow from the two flip up thigh vents on either side. These pants do come in a slim European fit so they are designed to hug your form more tightly and will be longer in the leg.
For protection, the Dainese New Drake Air Tex Trousers do a great job. Not only do they have a thick 750 D outer shell but CE certified hard composite protectors in the hip and the knee. Though the hip protectors are not removable, the knee protectors are. And they are also going to be larger than usual in the pants running from the knee down along to about the middle of the shin, which is a nice safety feature.
Though the hip protectors are stuck, they’ll cover an area of about the palm of your hand.
Though the Dainese pants come in a slim fit, these pants will still be extremely comfortable. Because of their tighter fit, they’ll look and feel just like an ordinary pair of pants. They’ve been made to make putting them on as easy as possible with a zip at the bottom of the leg, a zip fly, and a sliding button at the top.
The Dainese trousers come with the usual pockets with two on the upper thigh and another on the outside. They also come with a waist adjuster with a Velcro strap and a jacket to pants fastening system.
Lastly, for ventilation, the pants come with two unique flip up vents located on the thighs, and are strategically positioned to maximize airflow. The vents can be easily closed when the temperature drops or in case of wet weather, and they can be quickly opened to enhance riding comfort.
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The Dainese New Drake Air Textile Pants are a homerun from Dainese. Simply put, they are a good pair of pants ideal for touring riders. They’re slim without being too tight and they’re offering a good level of touring features and safety.