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Offline SAS Mayhem

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Aerostich Darin lights or AD1 ?
« on: December 19, 2012, 08:39:52 pm »
I'm in need of some new winter pants.  As most of you all that know me , I ride all year round here in eastern NC. And I tend to go thru gear alot.  It seems that I go through a helmet every yr just due to wear and tear.  I've been scoping out the Aerostich line up and was looking at these two pants. 

http://www.aerostich.com/jackets-pants/darien-light/darienlight-pants.html

and this one

http://www.aerostich.com/jackets-pants/ad1/ad1-light-pants.html

I don't know which one would be more versatile for my needs, something I can wear  now  and or all year round and will last.  I plan on getting a set of Air Wings http://www.bakerbuilt.com/bbairwings/con14.html for keeping the cold air off the legs too. 

Any thoughts ?

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Re: Aerostich Darin lights or AD1 ?
« Reply #1 on: December 19, 2012, 08:45:44 pm »
IIRC, the light version of both use the same material, just slightly different design (AD1 has thigh pockets)
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Re: Aerostich Darin lights or AD1 ?
« Reply #2 on: December 19, 2012, 09:28:12 pm »
AD1- much better pants in the summer and winter
 the darien lights are too thin and flap in the wind.. I sent them back.

I dont know anything about an AD1 light. they did not exist when I bought my AD1's this past  summer but if they are as thin as the Darien lights I would say too thin and  I would not want thinner or lighter than  AD1's even for summer.
AD's worked perfect in heavy rain and cold. When it is very hot out I wear biker type thin type  underwear only and it is much cooler than just say  denim jeans. I think these pants will last a very very long time. They are so well built and comfortable.
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Re: Aerostich Darin lights or AD1 ?
« Reply #3 on: December 19, 2012, 09:39:38 pm »
AD1- much better pants in the summer and winter
 the darien lights are too thin and flap in the wind.. I sent them back.

I dont know anything about an AD1 light. they did not exist when I bought my AD1's this past  summer but if they are as thin as the Darien lights I would say too thin and  I would not want thinner or lighter than  AD1's even for summer.
AD's worked perfect in heavy rain and cold. When it is very hot out I wear biker type thin type  underwear only and it is much cooler than just say  denim jeans. I think these pants will last a very very long time. They are so well built and comfortable.

Thanks SS and D. Mike, I just got off chatting with Aerostich and the lady said the the two pants That I posted are the same, except that the pocket was added on th AD1 light and the waist is  cut 1.5 inches lower.

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