Dainese Drake Super Air Closeout Pants
- BOOMERANG FABRIC
- QUICKDRY FABRIC
- REMOVABLE COMPOSITE PROTECTORS CERTIFIED TO EN 1621.1 STANDARD
- CALF ZIP
- JACKET-PANTS FASTENING SYSTEM
- WAIST ADJUSTMENT
- LINER IN BREATHABLE AND PERFORATED SANITIZED® FABRIC
- 2 POCKETS ON FRONT
- REFLECTIVE INSERTS
We measured a selection of these pants and put together the chart below to help you choose a size. Measure your waist where your jeans usually ride. Choose a size so that your waist measurement falls within the range listed in the chart. The large end of the range on the waist is how they fit with the side adjusters fully open, and then you can snug down the waist band by about 2”.
The inseams listed are the actual measured inseam. The pant leg on this style is pretty tapered and so they pants will work best falling right to the top of your foot. The inseams listed are a little shorter than you might expect, but consider how that pant leg will fall on your leg. So if you usually wear a 32” in jeans, then a 31” in this pant will work fine. Also, this pant is trim enough at the ankle where you could wear them tucked into sport or touring boots.
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Our Two Cents
The Drake Super Air pants are perfect sport riding pants for summer use. They come complete with knee armor and will zip to Dainese jackets with the full around zipper.
The shell of the Drake Super Air is mostly mesh, so they will freely flow air through to your body. These are a sport style and not make to go over street clothes, so you’ll be wearing some sort of undergarment under them. That means, this pant will be great for mild to hot weather, but not cool or cold weather. But in the throws of summer you’ll love them!
This pant has some really nice armor. Check the photos of the knee armor… it has a nice shape and is a firm plastic over foam which is really comfortable to wear. The armor extends a long way down the shin. There are pads built into the hips to provide a little cushioning in that area too. The pocket selection is pretty standard… two front hand pockets and one rear billfold pocket. The pants have an all-around jacket connection zipper in case you want to connect to a Dainese jacket (that has a connection zipper also).
Notice the reflective panels… they are on the upper thigh, across the rear under the waist band and along side the zips at the ankle, so you should gets some good visibility at night. Speaking of those zips at the ankle. Those have a fabric gusset across the opening, so when open, they effectively increase the width of the lower leg. You can zip them to fit in boots or over riding shoes, or you can leave them open to go over the top of boots.
The overall design of this pant is light and airy. The protection levels aren’t as high as compared to pants with more solid textile materials or leather, but they are made for comfort in hot weather and primarily intended for street use (not racing). :: Paul, 11-05-18
Dainese says: Designed for the summer and dedicated to the most demanding motor bike tourers in terms of ventilation and ergonomics, Dainese Drake Super Air pants are made from Quickdry fabric, have universal zips for fastening Dainese jackets, waist adjustments and zips at the ankles. Thanks to wide areas made from Boomerang mesh fabric and the perforated, breathable lining in Sanitized® fabric, there is always an excellent flow of air for even the hottest of days. Composite protectors at the knees and reflective inserts complete the technical features of these pants.