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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.

Features:

  • 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
4.0 / 5.0
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Bang for the Buck
4.0 / 5
Would Purchase Again
4.5 / 5
Style
4.5 / 5
Comfort
5.0 / 5
Protection & Durability
2.5 / 5
Airflow
5.0 / 5
Features
3.5 / 5
Would you recommend?
Yes (2)
Bang for the Buck
3 / 5
Would Purchase Again
4 / 5
Style
4 / 5
Comfort
5 / 5
Protection & Durability
2 / 5
Airflow
5 / 5
Features
2 / 5
Would you recommend?
Yes
Good starter pants for summer but lacks real armor
I bought this pair of pants to complement my T-AST R Mesh Jacket. There is no zipper connection between the two (why??) so that's a downside. Additionally the knee comfort foam provided is a joke - not real armor. You'll need knee and shin pads or you'll have to upgrade the knee armor to real shock absorbing type if you want to actually protect your lower legs. Other than that, the fabric with the stretch panels is comfortable and fits me well. With the velcro straps, you can also make do with this as an overpants in a pinch. My favorite feature is the zip up boot opening that makes it very simple to put on and take off full size boots. Overall good but not great at this price point.
July 16, 2016
Bang for the Buck
5 / 5
Would Purchase Again
5 / 5
Style
5 / 5
Comfort
5 / 5
Protection & Durability
3 / 5
Airflow
5 / 5
Features
5 / 5
Would you recommend?
Yes
A Winner... For THIS Rider
Initially, I wanted the Alpinestars AST WP, but after learning that these were primarily for predawn commuting and long distance riding (both in fair weather only), the rep at the San Jose store steered me towards these.

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.
December 19, 2017
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