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Practical Pants
« on: July 24, 2013, 04:22:05 pm »
Another topic - practical clothing. I took my bike out for my first highway run and was surprised at how cold I got, it being summer weather and all. So, I figure the experienced hands here might have some advice on clothing, especially pants (I had on jeans) - short of chaps or kevlar jeans, that is. Any comments appreciated. Thank you.
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Re: Practical Pants
« Reply #1 on: July 24, 2013, 04:32:37 pm »
My everyday motorcycle pants are these:


I have them in 4 colors. They're cut to look good on me, and they're heavyweight and sturdy (plus double-layered at the knees). The legs are big enough to accommodate knee/shin guards (although you have to take your pants down to put them on) and boots.

Not the same as wearing armored pants, but better than wearing thin jeans. The one time I dropped my bike at low speed, I scraped the pants and tore one layer, but the inner layer held and my skin wasn't broken.
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Re: Practical Pants
« Reply #2 on: July 24, 2013, 05:07:17 pm »
Yes, I also like Carhert jeans. Even  one layer type has a tight weave, that seems to cut the wind better then cheap jeans.
Dickey jeans is my next favorite ,...cheaper not as good as carhart, but better then most cheapy jeans, such as levy or lee.
They seem to fit better, like a mans working jean should.
Let the ladies wear tight jeans  ;)
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Re: Practical Pants
« Reply #3 on: July 27, 2013, 04:34:32 pm »
For real "riding jeans," I wear a pair of kevlar-lined Sliders, which are more comfy than the typical lined riding jeans, as well as being $20-40 per pair cheaper.  For general around-town work, though, I also fall back on my Carhartt dungarees, either single- or double-front, depending on the weather.

FWIW, I find the Sliders kevlars are cut pretty much the same as Carhartt dungarees.
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Re: Practical Pants
« Reply #4 on: July 27, 2013, 09:45:12 pm »
Loose and layers works for me a ways north of you up here near Olympia.

 Relaxed fit clothes year round, waxed cotton outer outerwear for chilly to cold and for the wet. I add a thermal layer underneath for when the mercury really drops. ( see my avatar at left )

I can break it better,,,,at night, in the rain, on the trail,, 20 miles from nowhere.

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Re: Practical Pants
« Reply #6 on: August 01, 2013, 07:57:52 pm »
I believe in Long Johns, the c-quilty looking ones, not the woven. However this time of year, I generally cheer any cool weather that gets down my pants!
Yeah, I know, hey, idiot, why don't you leave yourself wide open.
Wait a minute, that might work, too!
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Re: Practical Pants
« Reply #7 on: August 01, 2013, 09:25:44 pm »
Well, Bare, since you mentioned it - I'll be nice and simply ask a question!  What do you mean by "the c-quilty looking ones"?
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