The New Drake Air seem to be a beefier version of the Yamato pants. I love my Yamatos, but it's easy to see that the New Drake Airs offer greater protection. I feel that the Yamatos, while nice, won't hold up as well in a crash as the New Drake Airs. The Cordura fabric and the composite protectors will offer better protection than the cotton Yamato pants. I own both styles and I tend to gravitate toward the Drake Airs.
2 years, 1 month ago