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Old 08-05-2013, 12:21 AM   #1
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Thinking about wearing jeans? Think again.

Not sure if this was already posted but I thought I'd share for those of you who haven't seen it yet.

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Old 08-05-2013, 01:04 AM   #2
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I like how he chalks it up to the life he lives, but if my looked like a peeled peach I would take every measure to prevent a repeat occurrence.
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Old 08-05-2013, 08:55 AM   #3
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Yeah! Jeans are not for riding... I wear mesh gear in this heat and I completely agree its not safe either. Leather always..
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I wear jeans with knee pads underneath and sidi boots.
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With the same exact title I think.
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Burnboy the cheeks and hips stay vulnerable in a slide though.. But, knee pads are a good idea..
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I can't imagine having my all torn up like that

With that being said, what pants do y'all wear? I have some kevlar pants but this kinda made me rethink my decision.
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I prefer leather anyday...when its crazy hot..I have a 2 piece Dianese mesh suit that i can soak in water and it keeps my core temp cooler...i take it extra easy when i wear mesh..
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Time for you guys to add booty pop to your protective gear.
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For relaxed riding I use kevlar Draggin' jeans. They are pretty comfortable and appear pretty well constructed. They also have coverage.
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This is a repost I think
I wear Icon riding jeans they have 4 or 5 layers of stuff, they are cool as long as I am moving.
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Ive burned up my in a fall and theres not much worse than having a cute nurse fix up your bung hole.

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Haven't been able to afford a good pair of riding pants yet but my work pants are paramilitary slacks. Teflon coated making them waterproof and easy cleanup. Dual layer on the knees with built in pockets for knee pads. So when I go down, I slide like an egg on a hot skillet. Just kidding. They are pretty tough, windproof, waterproof. Down side is they dont breath so are bit hot and if you fart in them it's staying with you till you shake it out.

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Sounds like more negatives than Positives.
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This is exactly why I never ride in jeans. Shorts and flipflops all day, baby!
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I went for a fairly high speed slide on my in Kevlar riding jeans(don't remember the brand) but I slid on street and in gravel. They held up extremely well as I had no road rash and would have been fine had that culvert not been there.
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Has anyone ever gone down wearing textile/mesh? Did the material hold up?
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in related news......riding motorcycles is inherently dangerous.
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in related news......riding motorcycles is inherently dangerous.
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Has anyone ever gone down wearing textile/mesh? Did the material hold up?
My alpinestar mesh held up ok on a low side.. But it had holes and tips all over. I actually rolled instead of sliding. I could tell that the padding moved all over the place and didn't do what they were designed to do..
On another wreck I slid on my elbow for a few seconds and went through the mesh and padding down to the bone..
Leather is the best abrasion resistant for gear.
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