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Old 05-21-2009, 09:48 AM   #1
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covering up da booty

I'm shopping around for some pants... almost pulled the trigger on some joe rocket ballistics, but thought I'd ask here for some opinions first. The objective is safety on casual rides.

What do you wear and/or recommend?


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just a thick pair of jeans
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I currently usr the Icon Hooligan. I just purchased a pair of Fieldsheer titanium air 3 mesh pants for hot summer riding. Gotem from newenough. B4 the Fieldsheer pants I bought a pair of Klim Baja pants from motorcycle-superstore. But after waiting 10 days on a "in stock" item I cancelled the order and bought the titanium 3's.
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Old 05-21-2009, 11:58 AM   #7
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A* blacklabel cargo pants... They have CE armour in the knees and shins. Also lots of pocket room, and great boot fit.

Get with Patrick at Motorcycles Unlimited. He will hook it up fo sho! (site sponsor)

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A* leather track pants. Can never go wrong with leather.

Regular jeans don't do chit, so you might as well spend some $$ on some REAL riding pants. If you MUST have jeans there are dragging jeans or kevlar jeans that are made for riding. Levi's melt upon impact.
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Icon makes really nice riding pants as well...
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OR if you wanna go cheap....

Any pair of pants you want with $25 A* bionic knee protectors.

Again Patrick at Motorcycles Unlimited or Cyclegear carries these items.

In fact whatever pant you decide upon I still suggest the knee protection.

http://www.motohouston.com/forums/sh...ight=knee+pads
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yup, as bad as it sounds skin will grow back but if your knee gets blown out you'll never be the same again.
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A good sturdy pair of jeans with shin/knee/hip guards according to your tastes.

Wrangler is actually pretty good. Heavyweight denim (about 14oz last i checked) and under $20 at WallyWorld.

Carhart makes some fairly sturdy work pants which are double layered denim - little stiff, but very sturdy - possibly more than some of the higher-end riding jeans at half the cost.
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I just ordered me a pair of these. Figured I will give them a shot.

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thinking about a pair of the denim riding pants with Kevlar -

how much better than jeans are they? are the textile riding pants any better?

Do leathers have built in knee and shin protection?

I figure its something like this - please correct me if I am missing something.

skin < pants < jeans < jeans with Kevlar < textile pants < leather
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Just bought these last week and wore them on trip to Arkansas. IMHO they are good looking and very comfortable. Knee, shin protection, hip pads, and mesh above and below the knee for ventilation. More of a sport touring pant than full blown track gear.

http://www.kneedraggers.com/details/...s--608096.html

I did not order from Kneedraggers, link for info. only
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thinking about a pair of the denim riding pants with Kevlar -

how much better than jeans are they? are the textile riding pants any better?

Do leathers have built in knee and shin protection?

I figure its something like this - please correct me if I am missing something.

skin < pants < jeans < jeans with Kevlar < textile pants < leather
You would be correct ^^^^^

Most leathers have built in knee and shin protection. The A* ones that I wear DO. In the case of leather/track pants in general you get what you pay for.
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for casual riding i would also go with the fieldsheer riding jeans, have had a pair since last summer. got em at Motorcycles Unlimited as well. they have enough room to add knee/shin pads, but also have the kevlar type stuff in the and knees. plus they actually look like jeans rather than looking like riding pants.
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I have a couple of pairs of the Icon jeans. I wear Bohn Armor Pants under with knee, shin, thigh, and tail bone pads because I know that the pants may not be enough. It's not a bad set up even on the hottest summer days.
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