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post #1 of 24 (permalink) Old 03-25-2019, 06:52 PM Thread Starter
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Every new riding season brings out new riders with many questions. One question that doesn't get asked enough is about riding gear. While I like to think I'll never go down, the odds are not with me. So I prepare for the least amount of injuries. The choice of wearing protection gear is a personal one. I make decisions on gear from online reviews and talking to other people. With that said let's help some riders that don't know what works and the benefits. Let's talk about motorcycle pants. Do you wear motorcycle specific pants? What kind? How long have you had them? How are they holding up? Would you recommend? If no, why not? Another factor is where do you live and your riding condition. What works on the freeways in Houston at 100 degree plus temperatures in stop and go traffic might not work as well on back roads in Canada. If you can post pictures so people can see what you are talking about. It's obvious by our monthly mileage challenge we have many here who ride a lot. Some will ride in just a few months than many all year. (yes, ChiefGunner, AsphaltWarrior, Cliffieg, YamahaPat and others, I talking about you). So help others by reviewing what motorcycle pants you use. I'm going to start separate threads for different pieces of riding gear so it will be an easy search in the future. So, let's talk about motorcycle motorcycle pants.

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I am thinking of getting a pair of chaps & these tactical pants. I need something that looks close to business casual and those look close enough.
I cannot voucher for the safety of either of these items. As I have never owned a pair of either.


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This is one area where I'm not very disciplined on. When I'm riding strictly for pleasure I wear kelvar jeans. I recently did a review on two different Kevlar lined jeans and for bang for the buck i recommend both.

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The HB brand I've had over a year and are holding up well. Have properly washed these 30 times plus. The One Day More brand has really impressed me. I've got 5 or 6 washes on them. I like these the best and do recommend.
For work I'm required to wear business casual, no jeans. I normally wear Dickes at work so that's what I wear when I commute. I'm too lazy to take a change of clothes. I try to wear the Alpine Air pants which go over you regular pants. The Alpine pants are really a very good summer commuter solution. I put them on 2 maybe 3 days out of the week. They are mesh with armour in hips and knees. I really done get much hotter wearing them. They go on easy, fit over boots with long easy to use zippers. But as I said, I'm lazy and don't want to take the time to put them on before or after work. If your looking for an overpant that works well in the heat I recommend.

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I am thinking of getting a pair of chaps & these tactical pants. I need something that looks close to business casual and those look close enough.
I cannot voucher for the safety of either of these items. As I have never owned a pair of either.


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I saw those pants being advertised also. They could be used as casual business for my work also. So you need to buy them 😁 and let me know how they are. I like the price. I've had a set of leathers I wear a lot. Just too hot for our summers. I use them below 80 degrees, which around here isn't that much. But really like like them.

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Havent been looking for motorcycle pants lately. Just rain resistant, quickdry, breathable to wear around florida humidity, disney, ...

Really been on a kick with the quickdry stuff lately vs worry about getting wet.
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I saw those pants being advertised also. They could be used as casual business for my work also. So you need to buy them and let me know how they are. I like the price. I've had a set of leathers I wear a lot. Just too hot for our summers. I use them below 80 degrees, which around here isn't that much. But really like like them.
Sir, for the price. It is a good experiment. I'll let you know.
I'm serious. I'll but them with in the week. Will rework the budget. (You know gotta be a decent dad & pay for field trips. So the kid has a semi-decent childhood.)

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Me I wear leather chaps that have a removable liner. One thing my uncle installed in me when I started riding was always wear your leathers so I always wear my chaps jacket and helmet.
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I bought leather chaps. The type that clip on to my belt. Very comfortable and inexpensive. I can take them off in a few seconds if I have to. I don't like leather pants because it doesn't take too long for them to start to sag at the rear. It's quite cool here in Quebec....especially at night. Jeans don't block the wind like leather does.
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It's quite cool here in Quebec....especially at night. Jeans don't block the wind like leather does.
I have the opposite problem in Houston, it's too hot for leathers in the summer. Believe me, I've tried. I can wear my leathers from November till February, maybe.

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on 100 degree days in Austin i usually just go out in this -





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