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Old 08-07-2009, 05:29 PM   #1
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Leather Pants?

I'm riding in jeans on short trips or going to meet some friends somewhere, and it works out fine. However, when I go on a longer, more technical ride, I feel like I'm lacking some protection.

I want to know what you guys are wearing for leather pants with some knee protection. Money IS a factor. I'm on a college student's bankroll.

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I have a set of A* track pants that zip into a 2piece suit. If not knee pads then those are where it it at.
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get a 1 pc suit you can prolly find one cheaper than a pair of leather pants, or just get some knee bads.
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The strap pads are definitely is an option. I was just concerned on how well jeans would hold up going down at 50mph+.
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The strap pads are definitely is an option. I was just concerned on how well jeans would hold up going down at 50mph+.
Not as good as leather. They will last about 3 seconds of drag. Then they will either rip or melt into your skin

There are some Kevlar Jeans like dragginjeans or I have some A* cargo pants that are reinforced with shin/knee pads and wearproof fabric. BUT if you want REAL protection leather is where it is at.

The knee pads are good for under the jeans though.
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Perfect. Exactly some of the advice I was looking for.
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I wear chaps....... Much cheaper than leather actual pants, but won't rip or melt like jeans.
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Frank Thomas and Fieldsheer might be brands to consider if you're on a budget.
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Frank Thomas and Fieldsheer might be brands to consider if you're on a budget.
I'll def look into them! Good crash test ratings too???
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I'll def look into them! Good crash test ratings too???
I have a fieldsheer 1 piece suit. I haven't crashed in it yet, but several of the guys at Motorcycles Unlimited race in these suits, and have crashed them fine. Frank Thomas....no clue.
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Fk that! Leather pants are way to hot! Get you some kevlar lined riding jeans and some good knee pads. Their is also many brands of mesh pants on the market with pads and Kevlar built in. I have a pair that are made by alpinestar that are great. I just throw on those and a pair of knee pads and I am good to go!
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I wear jeans but also wear some Icon overpants. They are pretty good and they are ventilated with armor. Leather is the best however.
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