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post #1 of 30 Old 09-17-2010, 10:41 AM Thread Starter
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Question Armor under jeans?

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Can anyone recommend some type of armor that you can wear under your jeans? Knees in particular are a concern!

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post #2 of 30 Old 09-17-2010, 10:44 AM
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Alpinestars Reflex Kneeguards. Costs only $25 per pair and saved my knees in a 50mph lowside.

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Sckill has practical experience.

I wear these, though have not field-tested them:
Fieldsheer Armadillo Knee Protector - Street Bike - Motorcycle Superstore

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Icon Field Armor Knee/Shin Guards - Street Bike - Motorcycle Superstore

I wear these under all of my jeans, slacks & khakis

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Alpinestars Reflex Kneeguards. Costs only $25 per pair and saved my knees in a 50mph lowside.
Might have to get a set of those but I'll go through Logger jeans faster when I'm confident about not eating skin if I drag. That sort of riding I normally reserve the pants for.But my casual church rides and to and from work rides I just use a good riding jacket and Carhart loggers.

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Awesome

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I've always wondered about riding in jeans. I have two pairs of Icon riding jeans with the extra layer of kevlar on the knee and bum part. But no padding, might have to pick up a set of those Alpinestar Knee protectors.

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I acvn tell you that carhart loggers hold up pretty good and allow for just about any type of protection to be warn under neath. and They are much better built than the icon stuff plus they can do double duty as a tough work jean. Trust me you will have to work hard at busting them.

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shift makes a pair for 13 bucks, i've had em for a while now and wear them all the time, show no signs of wear

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Icon Field Armor Knee/Shin Guards - Street Bike - Motorcycle Superstore

I wear these under all of my jeans, slacks & khakis
I've got to give these 2 thumbs up also.........

That'll work........
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Correction, the pants I wear are not Icon. They're actually by Shift.

Should make a great combo with one of these armors!

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You could always strap a 12 inch salami to your upper thigh under your jeans - it may not help much in an accident but it will look really impressive when you park up and get off the bike at your favourite local.

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I can say the Icon knee/shin guards work well. They stay put, and they are very low profile so jeans do fit over them easily. And they saved my knees after a tank slaper tossed me off.

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why would anybody ever ride in jeans?

They're hot. They're heavy. Get em wet, and you're wet until you take em off.

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hmmm had anyone wore the mc-pants? Heres a link to them.... Bohn-Armor-Pants. Armored protection under your jeans. I was curious anobut how hot they got under jeans, i'm looking myself for something just for safety cause you never know and those knee gaurds are not going to do much in a crash I dont think.....

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Picked up the Icon knee guards, wow I'm impressed... I figured the straps would bunch up behind my knee but they stayed in place and I didn't even notice them during the ride.

I wear kevlar re-enforced jeans when I'm riding around town, meeting up with friends etc. I have full leathers and regular MC pants as well but they're not always appropriate for a quick trip around the block on a nice summer day!

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Picked up the Icon knee guards, wow I'm impressed... I figured the straps would bunch up behind my knee but they stayed in place and I didn't even notice them during the ride.

I wear kevlar re-enforced jeans when I'm riding around town, meeting up with friends etc. I have full leathers and regular MC pants as well but they're not always appropriate for a quick trip around the block on a nice summer day!
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Alpinestars Reflex Kneeguards. Costs only $25 per pair and saved my knees in a 50mph lowside.
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hmmm had anyone wore the mc-pants? Heres a link to them.... Bohn-Armor-Pants. Armored protection under your jeans. I was curious anobut how hot they got under jeans, i'm looking myself for something just for safety cause you never know and those knee gaurds are not going to do much in a crash I dont think.....
I've tried the Bohn Armor pants, they're incredibly uncomfortable. I usually wear motorcycle pants, have mesh, textile and leather ones to choose from, but I also have some Veloce safety pants that do work great under jeans and are not nearly as bulky as the Bohn Armors.

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Do you guys wear these shinguards/pads under your jeans/slacks/etc all day? I've considered getting something like these for my ride to/from work but I'm not too sure how comfortable they'd be sitting at my desk all day long and I don't really have a good place to take them off and put them on here at the office.

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Do you guys wear these shinguards/pads under your jeans/slacks/etc all day? I've considered getting something like these for my ride to/from work but I'm not too sure how comfortable they'd be sitting at my desk all day long and I don't really have a good place to take them off and put them on here at the office.
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I wear my knee guards OVER my jeans, try it out.

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hmmm well I know im late getting back on here but anyhow I thought the mc pants were something good thanks for the advice sbeau1960 I'm glad I didnt go ahead and buy a pair ...lol

To each his own I just want to have fun and enjoy life.
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Jeans have no place anywhere near a motorcycle, wear proper gear or take the car.

I crashed a couple of years ago, and my leathers, in particular my boots saved me from far greater injury. Had I been wearing anything other than proper boots I would have lost at least a couple of toes as my foot got caught under the bike as it slid.

The boot went through the leather, but the layer of kevlar under it saved the day.

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Jeans have no place anywhere near a motorcycle, wear proper gear or take the car.

I crashed a couple of years ago, and my leathers, in particular my boots saved me from far greater injury. Had I been wearing anything other than proper boots I would have lost at least a couple of toes as my foot got caught under the bike as it slid.

The boot went through the leather, but the layer of kevlar under it saved the day.
Some of the jeans they're talking about are heavy denim with kevlar reinforced panels. I have a pair of the SHIFT jeans and they're quite durable. Granted, for track days and spirited rides I put on the leathers with knee pucks, but with a pair of kneeguards, the kevlar jeans are very nice.

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My kevlar jeans have the pads in a pocket on the inside of the jeans. I'd like to see a manufacturer have access to the pocket from the outside so you can pull out the knee pads from the outside so you can slip the pads out when you get to where you're going and slip 'em back in when you get back on the bike. They get pretty hot and bulky when you're off the bike.

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I wear these, though have not field-tested them:
Fieldsheer Armadillo Knee Protector - Street Bike - Motorcycle Superstore
I have these as well. Pretty comfortable, and seem quite solid. Then again, I haven't had the misfortune of being able to test them yet...

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I've been using the knee/shin guards for a year now, still very comfortable even when riding my zx-6r. Always under kevlar lined jeans, my leathers have their own padding...

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Jeans have no place anywhere near a motorcycle, wear proper gear or take the car.


That's a little preachy and unrealistic. My bike is my only transport so I therefore ride it nearly every day. I'm supposed to go out the door dressed like a MotoGP racer? Each of us has to make our own judgements regarding our risk adversity. Maybe you should hang up the helmet if you're afraid to get on the bike without a fat suit.

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Do you guys wear these shinguards/pads under your jeans/slacks/etc all day? ...
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No.
I wear the knee/shin guards over the top of my work clothing, and take them off at my desk and change into shoes that I keep there.

I may look like a JBT walking in, though I don't much care. Some people give me grief (with a smile), though I get more comments & compliments on wearing full gear.

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