Alpinestars T-AST R Mesh Pants
Alpinestars made the T-AST R Mesh Pants for the kind of heat where you really, really don't want to put on another layer but you commute by bike and run ATGATT. The T-AST R is sized as an over-pant and while yes, it is another layer, it is doing everything it can not to feel like one. It has a full mesh chassis for unrivaled airflow and articulated knees for uninhibited comfort. Full length side zippers ensure easy on and easy off, even over boots, making this the go-to pant for the two wheel commuter.
- Multi-panel construction with durable heavy mesh
- Ballistic nylon reinforced knees, perforated foam padding and stretch fabric inserts
- Comfortable elastic knitted panels on the back legs
- Adjustable waist
- Convenient extra-long zipper closure from the outside ankle to the inside of the leg
- Knee armor sold separately
At 5' 8" and a slim build 155 lbs, the Medium fits my 32" waist / 32" inseam perfectly. Better is that they aren't baggy, and the icing on the cake is that I can fit them over my long john / uniform pants quite comfortably. The leg zippers are awesome for getting in and out - ten seconds, and I'm ready for work. Zero issues on quality.
As for fall protection, let's be frank - these aren't going to be stellar in a slide. But it's a step better than jeans, and given my typical riding, it's adequate. Remember to upgrade the useless knee foam pads with CE rated replacements (surprisingly, Icon fits with a little trimming). Weather wise, while they let wind in, it's still another layer to deflect a little some of it off your legs. With my thermals n pants, 40F is a comfortable endeavor.
The only gripe I have is the lack of an attachment zipper, but I guess that's what happens when you go below $200. Eventually, I'll have to have a tailor sew on the one that came with my AS Gunner.
Would I recommend? Depends. For a person in my situation with my riding style and cold tolerance, I would. Others seeking better protection from the asphalt or the cold might want to go a level up.
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