I've been looking at these pants for quite some time but I hesitated because I love my Dainese Yamato pants so much...why mess with perfect? I received the New Drake Air as a gift and now, these are my favorite riding pants. The fit is perfect, but order one size larger than normal. I am a size 8 and I ended up purchasing a 46. The waist is high enough to cover my backside but low enough where the waistband sits at a very comfortable riding position. The two air vents on the thighs allow a nice amount of airflow. Initially, I worried that these pants would be too warm for the summer but the venting is perfect, even on very warm days. The vents are a little difficult to snap in the open position, but I'm guessing I'll get the hang of it. Now, for those of you women who are vain and want to not only be protected when you ride, but you also want to look good, these pants are for you. The fit is amazing and very flattering. You won't be disappointed.