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Question what kind of riding pants are guys wearing?

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I have few different options I use depending on time of year and where I will be riding. For around town and short Sunday I usually wear the Bohn body armor and a pair of Sliders kevlar cargo pants.

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Sliders Kevlar 4.0 Cargo Motorcycle Riding Pants - Seasonal - Competition Accessories

For riding the twisties I wear a pair of Joe Rocket Blasters

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I also have a pair of Fieldsheer Mercury pants for cooler/wet touring type riding.

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I am happy with the comfort and fit of all of them. I have not had the misfortune of testing the protection capability of them yet.

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I have few different options I use depending on time of year and where I will be riding.
Nice ensemble, acall. How do you like the Bohn armor? Do you wear it with your riding pants or just the jeans?
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Question what kind of riding pants are guys wearing?
75f and above I wear my Olympia Stealth textile/mesh onesie. It's easy-on easy-off, not the best armor but it's great for commuting.

75f and below I wear my aging REVIT! Dakar adventure touring pants. The Dakar is the most comfortable riding pant I've owned. The armor is good and venting is reasonable. If I'm on a trip I can push their temp range into the mid 80's.

What's your climate? What are you looking for?
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I actually really like the Bohn armor, it is more comfortable that I had expected it to be. I have found that it works best under pants that do not already have armor in them (like most leather riding pants). Once you have it on, the armor doesn't move around and I find it comfortable for all day rides. I did 300 miles last Sunday to the mountains and back and had no issues. Prior to the Bohn armor I was wearing motocross knee/shin guards. I like the Bohn much better.

I got the Bohn armor last fall, so I haven't really tried it out in the dead heat of the summer. I am thinking it might be a bit much for the 90+ temps and high humidity of an NC summer. Bohn does make a version that is mesh that looks like it might be better for summer, but I am hesitant to purchase that without seeing it first.

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BMW City 2 pants. Not cheap... but kept me safe in a crash, are comfy and look good.

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I'm a big fan of the joe rockets. affordable, good protection. I got the ballistics for cold weather and some sort of hybrid one, for warm weather

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depending on the type of riding and weather. I generally using these three (all with CE armor) :

Alpinestars black label cargo - can be used as an overpant



Tecnic supervent for 100F days

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AGV sport willow vented

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I usually wear Draggin Jeans or Joe Rocket Jeans.

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For long distances and local "spirited" rides it's my Aerostich one-piece Roadcrafter in Big Bird yellow with black ballistics. It's fully armored and with the vents open does well up to 90 degrees as long as you're on the move. I'll be sending it back soon for the new waterproof zipper installation. Yeah, it looks geeky, but that's not something that will cross your mind when you're asphalt surfing on your ass.

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I wear Tourmaster Venture Air pants. They have full armor, and strong mesh panels in the shin/thigh areas. When its hot out I can even wear em with shorts. Nice and easy to drop when I stop for a burger, etc. everyone else is still steaming and I'm comfortable.

They have a both waterproof and insulated liners, and I've worn them in snowy conditions, and full on downpours going to Road America and they really hold up.

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Revit tornado pants here. Mesh for hot days, waterproof insulated for cooler days and rain. Love the interior zipper for quick on off, dont like the bottom cuff velcro. Good quality and silver is cooler in temp to boot.

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Revit tornado pants here. Mesh for hot days, waterproof insulated for cooler days and rain. Love the interior zipper for quick on off, dont like the bottom cuff velcro. Good quality and silver is cooler in temp to boot.
I watched the video on the tornado jacket & pants. Very nice. REVIT's innovation the last few years is very impressive. I need the Defender pants to go with my jacket but they're too spendy for me right now.
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I've got a collection of various pants...I love my Hein Gericke leather overpant w/full length zippers but lately my go to's have been my Tourmaster "Overpant". Armour in the knees and hips and a full lenth waist to ankle zipper.

That'll work........
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Yeah, it looks geeky, but that's not something that will cross your mind when you're asphalt surfing on your ass.
+1 !

When the squids say, "Hey ain't you hot in that?" I say, "Yes but sweat doesn't have to grow back." If they're really smart-assed about asking me if I'm hot I'll say, "Yes I am but you're not my type."

I've always heard the best piece of gear you could buy is the one you're wearing when you go asphalt surfing with. There's a lot of quality gear out there but one do-it-all piece will be hard to hind. Most of us need at least one summer and one winter set. Just decide your budget, the features you want, your climate needs, venting, thermal, waterproofing, etc. good armor and abrasion protection and try several on if you can - and buy what fits.
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For long distances and local "spirited" rides it's my Aerostich one-piece Roadcrafter in Big Bird yellow with black ballistics. It's fully armored and with the vents open does well up to 90 degrees as long as you're on the move. I'll be sending it back soon for the new waterproof zipper installation. Yeah, it looks geeky, but that's not something that will cross your mind when you're asphalt surfing on your ass.
Same here for those long rides only 2pc. I just feel more comfortable when jacket/pants are snug. As much as I like my other gear, it's a little annoying when armor moves around freely in the knee and elbow areas. Perforation does wonders on those hot days. Heck I even ride in those pants when doing mixed surface on my SuMo. They fit great into my MX boots and they take branch slapping great on those tight roads.

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+1 !

When the squids say, "Hey ain't you hot in that?" I say, "Yes but sweat doesn't have to grow back." If they're really smart-assed about asking me if I'm hot I'll say, "Yes I am but you're not my type."
Totally stealing that one, I get asked that a couple of times a day when it's 90 + 85% humidity. But I'll have to change it to "yes I am, but I'm a bit old for you I think".

On the other hand, "who's yer Daddy, chica?"

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