Trousers Airwave 2 LadiesFPT073 1 Review
Female fit summer trousers for summer riding
Highly ventilated thanks to large mesh panels
CE-rated protection on knees and hip
Height adjustable protector pockets on the knees
The first generation of Airwave products has been worn by female riders all over the planet. Their never decreasing demand convinced us to update them while retaining the original character that made them so popular in the first place. We've enhanced their style, increased safety levels and added high quality features that make them even more user friendly. This summer, there will be no excuse not to get on your bike.
Sizes 34-46 std., 38-44 short, 38-42 long
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YKK slide lock front closure
This unique front closure works like a slide lock and once closed it won't open up spontaneously. The slide locks into a conical shaped slider ensuring they won't separate until you want them to.
prepared for Strapper suspenders
The trousers are prepared for the Strapper suspenders. The Strapper can be connected to the short connection zipper at the back and the specially made hook and loop attachment point on the front side. The suspenders are compatible with a selection of trousers from the REV'IT! collection.
adjustable protector pockets
Within this type of protection pocket, the protector can be adjusted to several positions, in order to customize the shape for each rider. This results in the best personal fit and riding comfort.
- easy entrance zipper
grip panel at seat
The grip panel at the seat ensures you stay in control in all weather conditions and won't slide in your seat at any time. A key feature for any rider, pillion passengers will also appreciate this extra level of performance.
- short connection zipper
- adjustment straps
- adjustment tab
- tour fit
- slit pockets
- ventilation panels
- SEESMART™ CE-level 1 protection
Knox® Lite CE protection
These CE-approved impact protectors are smaller, lighter, and thinner. Made from lightweight, flexible PU, the Knox® Lite CE protectors are engineered in a 3-dimensional form and are very soft and flexible. The smooth finish over these thin and lightweight protectors makes them an excellent choice for garments where protectors should be barely visible or noticed by the wearer. The Knox® Lite gives the rider flexibility and total freedom of movement, with 2 hinge points to aid movement and 12 holes for breathability. The inside is soft and smooth for additional comfort, while offering excellent protection.
high density polyester 600D
This fabric takes polyester yarn and weaves it with a finer polyester yarn, to create a high woven density that increases protection and abrasion-resistance.
PWR|shell 500D stretch
This material is REV’IT!’s take on Cordura®. Consisting of 100 percent high-performance polyamide yarns, PWR|shell takes the best properties of Cordura®—a high melting point, tremendous tear- and abrasion-resistance, excellent durability—and puts the unique REV’IT! design stamp on it. This PWR|shell fabric comes in a stretch variant. 500D indicates the density of the fabric. The higher the number the better the abrasion- and tear resistance properties are.
This PWR|shell is knitted in an open structure, to allow for breathability and flexibility, which maintains comfort as well as safety.
If you are looking for protection, buy the men's pants instead. These Airwave 2 Trousers may be cut ergonomically to fit a woman's figure, but that's the only benefit. Neither the size selection nor the CE armor compares to the men's version. And lets be honest, women riders buy these pants for protection, not to make a fashion statement.
PROS 1) The cut, material, and construction are top notch. That's the best that can be said.
CONS 1) Inadequate Armor! Women get hurt exactly the same as men in accidents. The road doesn't care about gender. The women's version of "Knox Lite CE" is ridiculously undersized and way too thin compared to the men's "Knox Flexiform CE". Add to this the fact the armor turns inward leaving the exterior of the knees exposed, makes this trouser impractical and uncomfortable. Fashion doesn't matter when a knee is shattered in a fall.
CONS 2) Limited sizes. The men's version of this pant has waist sizes that will accommodate everyone from a 29.5" (76cm) to 53.1" (135cm) waist. Yet the ladies version stops at 35" (88.9cm). Why? Are women supposed to give up riding once they reach "a certain size"? Ridiculous!
I've heard the excuses that 'women don't ride as much as men' so the production runs are cut short to target the optimal market segment. But women can't buy what isn't available. According to the Motorcycle Industry Council, women make up half the population and almost 25% of riders (counting passengers). We need just as much protection as our male counterparts.