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Summer pants

So my Icon denim stuff is showing enough wear that it needs replacement.

I need airflow, want ce padding, and I'm steering away from denim.

What you got ? What climate?

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I've got SHIFT Havoc pants.
Combination of textile & leather, great knee coverage.
They're heavy & produce a lot ball sweat, but I still like 'em.
Never had anything else but I just did a google search for SHIFT Recon (because of poor memory, I thought that was what mine were) - they look like they'd be a bit more breathable.

I'm in midwest where 90+ degree days usually mean high humidity as well, so something a bit more breathable would be nice, but I don't think the Havocs are bad when I'm moving.

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... produce a lot ball sweat...


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If you want something "climate" maybe you will like something like textile and mesh?

I have textile pants, very breathable with abrasion resistant mesh and nylon on high impact areas with CE approved ventillated armor on knees and foam on hips (but I took off hips ones). They came with a linner for rain.

I wear them all the time, they look good so you do not seem to have come from the moon or from a snow mobil..

On summer I put "nothing" under, and on spring or automn when it get "cold" (40F) I wear jeans or my alpine ski base layer under. Very versatile!

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i have some fieldsheer Titanium air 4.0 mesh pants.

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the quilted liner that it comes with does a good job at blocking the wind and keeping you warm... only had to wear it a coupla times and we are talking at temps <45*f.. otherwise i just run without the liner, air flow is SUPERB, and they have thigh and knee padding / protectors.

and like any mesh pant they will probably only be good for one crash... i need to get some knee pucks, i have put a hole or two in them

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I've got SHIFT Havoc pants.
Combination of textile & leather, great knee coverage.
They're heavy & produce a lot ball sweat, but I still like 'em.
Never had anything else but I just did a google search for SHIFT Recon (because of poor memory, I thought that was what mine were) - they look like they'd be a bit more breathable.
The Shift Havoc look like great pants! I have the Shift Recon for off-road riding - I would not recommend them for street use - they're basicially single-layer (nylon?) with no mesh or ventilation, and no built-in padding or protection like most street pants.

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post #8 of 14 Old 07-06-2011, 10:32 AM
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I have a pair of Olympia Airglide pants. They have a removable liner for colder days, they zip all the way up the sides so I can wear them over jeans or shorts, and I can also wear them solo for hot weather. They have the usual padding and protection, and have held up for three years now with no issues.

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I have a pair of Olympia Recon 3 pants, they are the least expensive of Olympia's line, and are great! I really like all of Olympia's stuff.

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I have a set of Tourmaster that are not great for summer riding. I wore them the other day in temps from the 70s to the 90s and was hot the entire time. I have gym short on under but still had swamp ass. The shadows do look comfortable as hell. Normally I ware jeans but seeing how it was a long ride I went with my riding pants.

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Silly question.

What are the diffs between street pants and mx pants?

Thanks.

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Silly question.

What are the diffs between street pants and mx pants?

Thanks.
MX pants for MX - Motocross.

What kind of boots are you using?

this is what I've been using and very happy with them

https://www.wristtwisters.com/forums/...ere-20405.html

they are nice and cool and have a zipper for your jacket. Price is very nice too, considering hip padding, CE armor and other good stuff

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Good link Zaq. Boots? a stars ridge. OH! MX'rs go pants inside boot don't they?
Yeah that would make me the geek on the street. No thanks.

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Good link Zaq. Boots? a stars ridge. OH! MX'rs go pants inside boot don't they?
Yeah that would make me the geek on the street. No thanks.
nothing wrong with that. That's how I roll should I go for the extended trip to carve some corners.

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