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Old 04-09-2007, 09:17 AM   #1
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question about jeans as proper gear

I notice that a lot of people here talk it up about wearing proper gear, but I've noticed that a lot of people also ride wearing jeans. Do you consider jeans adequate protection for your legs?

I've been looking to spend some money on riding pants and overpants, but if I'm overthinking the issue, that's a lot of money I could be saving

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Old 04-09-2007, 09:22 AM   #2
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I wear jeans, but i would not consider it "safe" riding gear. For me it depends on the type of riding I'll be doing. . .If i'm headed to school or work it's jeans and boots, headed to stunt or blast some backroads, I'll be putting on some gear
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Old 04-09-2007, 09:23 AM   #3
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Look at the riding jeans that Icon offers.....

I have some concerns about going down wearing jeans, that they won't protect you like true riding pants would......but it sure would be a pain in the to change clothes after getting to work.
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Old 04-09-2007, 09:23 AM   #4
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No I do not consider jeans proper riding gear or protective gear, they are better than windpants or shorts but I am just to lazy to wear anything else for most of my rides. Now if I am riding long rides then it another story but most of the time I just wear jeans and pray I dont regret it later.
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Jeans are only marginally better than regular pants or shorts. Asphalt will eat right through denim and tear you up.
Some companies make reinforced jeans that are motospecific.
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I hope to afford some overpants soon, so I can use them over my jeans or dockers when riding to work, then pull them off with ease. Look in to them.
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Icon's reinforced jeans suck my friend went down with them on and they didnt do anything normal jeans would do and they cost 100bucks a pair! for that price buy some nice leathers you can pull over your normal pants to wear too and from work or whever you ride to if you are worried about you're legs.

Because when it boils down to it, thats the only thing that will protect you as much as you're jacket will true leather riding pants.

p.s. I want as much protection of my hips as possible if you high side and land on you're hip and it shatters you'll never walk again bar some act of .
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I use to change out of my leathers when I got to work every day. I put my clothes in a tank bag and was no big deal to change.
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Jean is not proper ridding gear. Unfortunately one and two piece ridding suits do not work in the corporate world.
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p.s. I want as much protection of my hips as possible if you high side and land on you're hip and it shatters you'll never walk again bar some act of .
Leather pants aint gonna keep you from shattering your hip.
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Leather pants aint gonna keep you from shattering your hip.
Padding in the hip area is better than nothing.
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True, but one must remember that even the best gear has its limits.

There are some rain/over suit thats could suit(no pun intended) you well. They have the padding and abrasion resistance you're looking for and you can wear them over your street clothes.
Then the suit will serve double duty as crash gear and rain gear.
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True, but one must remember that even the best gear has its limits.

There are some rain/over suit thats could suit(no pun intended) you well. They have the padding and abrasion resistance you're looking for and you can wear them over your street clothes.
Then the suit will serve double duty as crash gear and rain gear.

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personally im saving my money for when Icon starts making full leathers!
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Does anyone wear or have experience with the Icon field armor stuff that goes under your jeans?
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personally im saving my money for when Icon starts making full leathers!
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the way they price thier stuff a set will cost $3000.00
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Okay, thanks for all the great input. I work in a "corporate-ish" environment, and if I want to ride into work everyday, I'm looking at overpants. My wife thinks I should just spend the money and get the kevlar mesh ones from Motoport.

Right now I wear jeans or cargo pants but with my snowboarding shin/knee pads under them.

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Moody, thanks for modeling those for us. You're a sexy '!
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