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Old 12-18-2007, 03:34 PM   #1
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Relaxed riding pants?

Can anyone recommend some riding pants that have a more relaxed styling?

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Can anyone recommend some riding pants that have a more relaxed styling?

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I'd say that most of us would like to jump on your motorcycle to go for a ride, go and pick up a loaf of bread or quickly go and visit someone. If you're safety minded, you know that it's usually in these small trips that most accidents happen. So you drag your leathers out of the cupboard, wiggle into them, and 1 hour later you're on the road. Well, OK that's exaggerating a bit, but you get the picture.

Riding in jeans, though cool and easy can be very dangerous. They're not meant to withstand ANY crash, and when you go off your motorcycle at any speed, you will get burns on your legs. One of the only jeans you can really use on a motorcycle are Draggin Jeans . They can withstand sliding across the pavement. But... they have a few issues. First, they are lined with Kevlar. Kevlar is a great product, very impact resistant, and pretty good at stopping burns, however... Kevlar is resistant as a material, so they make movements more difficult. Also, since Kevlar produces an irritation of the skin, you need to make sure that it doesn't touch the skin. This makes the jeans a bit more thicker, not something you'd want to wear around the house, or in the disco.

French company Esquad have the solution! Using fabrics designed in-house, and with help of the aerospace unit of EADS (the folks who make Airbus airplanes amongst others), they've come up with a fabric called Armalith. Armalith consists of fabrics used in the military and space industry, combined with cotton.

The result is an ultra-resistant fabric, that breaths and is light. Using the Armalith, they produce jeans and jackets that can be used as normal jeans. Re-enforced at the knees and hips, you now also have a jean that will withstand a crash, and more importantly, will prevent you from having to undergo skin transplants when sliding over the road after falling off your motorcycle. To test their fabric, the suspended a Hummer from a crane, attached to an Esqaud jean. The Hummer did not fall....and the jeans did not stretch.

They also used stuntmen to fall off their motorcycle at 60 mph. The jeans were scratched, but intact. No skin was burned.

Their jeans and jackets can be bought directly in several European countries (more being added), or directly off the internet. You can also find their fabric in Ducati jeans and jackets, since they signed an agreement with the Italian motorcycle manufacturer. Ducati jeans will be sold for €395.
Esquad have several collections of jeans & jackets, both male and female versions. Depending on your sense of style, and use of the clothes, there's a choice for you.
All-in-all, these look like great motorcycle clothes. You can use them normally around the house, and you can use them to jump on your motorcycle, and still feel safe when riding those twisties. But remember... they are jeans, so not rain proof (though they can get wet in contrast with Kevlar).


http://www.desimonemotorsport.com/

http://www.desimonemotorsport.com/

http://www.esquad.fr/

Yeah the price is steep. But this is ground breaking for am all new jean.


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Available From: Esquad (Available in the U.S.A. at Pro Italia or DeSimone Motorsport; search for "Ducati jeans"). Suggested Retail Price: $399.00
Colors: Denim Indigo Blue Made in: France
Review Date: June 2007
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Old 12-18-2007, 03:43 PM   #3
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You can always be cheap and go with

Icon Recon Denim Pants They are a little baggy and very comfy They have the vented crotch area "jewels did get a little cold when riding in cool weather "
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Draggin' Jeans

These-classic fit Kevlar® lined jeans have a simple straight leg with the traditional five pockets.

Cover your ! Our protective Kevlar® lining extends from just below the belt loops to, well, just below your . We cover your knees as well with Kevlar® knee protection. Our Kevlar® knee protection wraps around to cover the front and outside of the knee and shin.

Available in the following sizes:

Men’s (blue and black):
W 28-30 x L 30-32
W 32-34-36-38 x L 30-32-34-36
W 40-42 x L 30-32-34

http://www.cruisercustomizing.com/de...FQSOFQodWmelKw
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Old 12-18-2007, 03:56 PM   #5
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try some over opants. joe rocket has a bunch.
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they can't be too baggy or they'll slide off as you slide down the road.
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Can anyone vouch for the durability of the Joe Rocket pants?
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Can anyone vouch for the durability of the Joe Rocket pants?
I have some that haven't been road tested, but they seem to be well made and are comfortable. I'll pass on the testing part as long as possible.:/:
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thanks all. alpinestars has some textile pants i'm gunna give a shot.
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Old 12-20-2007, 09:47 AM   #11
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I have these and put knee pads in them.

http://www.teknicgear.com/catalog.php?styleid=1&pid=67


I have these also for when riding my cruiser.

http://www.compacc.com/prod.cfm/cid/9001000/pid/9096
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Can anyone vouch for the durability of the Joe Rocket pants?

tested a few times on the mini's and they held up great. never on a big bike but I feel they wouldof done the job fine at least 1 time.

They have zippers on the side so when you not riding you can get a bit more air.
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I got some Tourmasters and they seem pretty pretty nice for $50. Hard armor in the knees and foam on the hips.
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