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The ride started with a nip in the air. Thirty miles later it is sunny and warm. Like a chameleon, the Dakar Pant, with its controlled ventilation chassis, changes to meet the demands of any condition with little adjustment. The Dakar can adapt with the help of 20 inch mesh-lined zippered thigh vents and a mesh-lined rear leg vent. Adaptation does not come at the cost of performance and durability. The Dakar Pant is built with TNP heat and abrasion- resistant leather panels on the inner legs, Cordura fabric for strength and highly reinforced knees and seat. Be ready to take the lead no matter the condition with the Dakar Pant. Features Controlled ventilation chassis Designed to be worn over the boot 2 dual adjustable 20 thigh mesh-lined vents with dual zipper heads Ballistic panels in high-wear areas Removable hip knee pads 840 denier Cordura fabric 1,682 denier nylon in seat knees Polyester ribbed stretch crotch gusset above knee seat area to allow pant to move with rider Adjustable velcro cuff closure Adjustable pant cuff opening design allows rider to access adjust knee brace, sock and boot velcro waist adjusters Auto-lock high durability YKK zippers Storm flap on front fly Mesh-lined rear leg vent Two large volume side leg velcro cargo pockets Wicking polyester mesh lining with lycra stretch panels knee brace reinforced cordura inner knee panels Liner stretch panels match stretch panels on shell of pant so liner moves with shell of pant High-back self adjusting elastic yoke to help prevent plumber crack dirt scoop High quality embroidered graphics Reflective industrial-grade 3m piping accents Improved high-tenacity stitching thread with double-stitching bar-tacks DWR coated to shed water D-ring FABRICS 1,682 denier ballistic, nylon in seat and knees, 840 denier, Cordura in shell, TNP heat and abrasion, resistant leather, mini rib knit fabric LINER lycra
 
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4 / 5
4 / 5
Overall great - moderate air flow
PostedSeptember 3, 2012
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NoCoErik
From Northern Colorado
State:CO
Rider Type:Adventurer
Age:45-54
Bang for the Buck 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Style 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Comfort 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Protection & Durability 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Air Flow 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Features 
4 / 5
4 / 5
These are tough pants. The Cordura parts seem really bulletproof, and the leg zip panels are good (not great).
Like:
The comfort. Whether sitting or standing & walking, these are really comfortable. The leg zip does let in a fair amount of breeze. The stretch panels in crotch, over knee and back of leg flow some air too. Comfort is top notch. Construction seems absolutely top drawer. The flex in the stretch panels is fantastic. One could sit for hours and hours in these in comfort if the temp is right. The leather leg liner inside the leg is softer than the Cordura. Sweet. Super easy to size waist with flaps. Double snap on fly is really secure. Manufacturing seems solid everywhere. Nothing is second rate on these. Even the pockets have a unique double flap inside to secure contents.
Not So Much:
They're heavy pants. The Cordura parts are indeed heavy duty -- and heavy weight. That's also the down side and the oddity. The Cordura parts are SO heavy and completely wind-stopping, yet the stretch panels allow breeze... and there's no stopping that breeze. What that means is that some parts are going to be toasty on a warm day and not much you can do about it. And other parts of the pants will flow air... whether you want them to or not. I didn't realize it till I got them that the armor is NOT CE rated. It's soft material that no doubt beats jeans on pavement, but may not be up to a hard landing on the knee. Dunno and hope to never know.
Example of good & not so good:
Rode up to Rocky Mountain National Park. Rode up Old Fall River Road to the top of Trail Ridge Road. Elevation at top: 12.283. That's cool at any time of year, and it was just barely drizzling. At even 40mph: cold. Zipped up the legs and was good on the thighs. Crotch just a bit breezy, but not cold. However, down on the plains at about 4,500 ft/elevation, it was 95 or so and even at 35 in town, I was blazing hot. to be fair, the A-stars mesh jacket I had was still warm, though flowed a LOT more air -- even under a traffic vest. Flip side: the jacket was absolutely FREEZING me at the elevation on Trail Ridge Road, while the pants were pretty good.
There is no perfect all in one pant, I'm sure. But I have only one pair, and even with it's limitations… I don't think I'd trade it for anything else.
Size runs really true. I'm 6'0" 160lbs and got the 32" long and they're perfect, if not a wee bit baggy. I did wear them over light pants once, but would not call these overpants by any stretch.
Yes, I recommend this product.
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