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post #1 of 10 Old 04-13-2019, 01:12 AM Thread Starter
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Textile pants that breath and hold hip/knee pads that don't cost and arm and leg

I'm looking for some new motorcycle pants. I want knee and hip pads and something that does well in hot weather.

I'd like to have vents that can be open/closed, but I can live without that.

Kevlar would be great, but I might modify them to have the Kevlar liner.

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I got a pair of these. Look like jeans. Very comfortable, not hot at all.
http://www.rhok.com.au/jeans.htm

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I've been pretty happy with the stretchy denim w/ Kevlar lining that a lot of companies make now. Current summer pants are Dainese mesh, but those are pricy. Also got some Joe Rocket overpants that are just mesh and armor that I like surprisingly well.

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I've been pretty happy with the stretchy denim w/ Kevlar lining that a lot of companies make now. Current summer pants are Dainese mesh, but those are pricy. Also got some Joe Rocket overpants that are just mesh and armor that I like surprisingly well.
I've seen those over pants, but was wondering how well they work.

So you just wear regular pants, then the over pants hold all the armor? What about the Kevlar?

I just got some riding shorts that have hip pads built in and some Shift knee/shin guards.

I guess I could have some Kevlar pads made or added to the pants.

I'm not sure I want to ride without BOTH Kevlar and pads, but I do like the idea of over pants.


Here's the shorts I ordered, expect them to show up in about 2 weeks.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

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I have these and they're not bad:


https://fortnine.ca/en/klim-k-fifty-...m-riding-pants

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I've seen those over pants, but was wondering how well they work.

So you just wear regular pants, then the over pants hold all the armor? What about the Kevlar?


Here's the shorts I ordered, expect them to show up in about 2 weeks.
I wouldn't trust those multi-sport shorts, personally. You get slide resistance from either Kevlar or burly fabric, and riding jeans will give you both in the same package. For summer pants, you trade off less slide resistance for better cooling, so for example both my summer over pants have mesh along the top of the thighs, where it's kinda hard to slide anyway, and high denier fabric along the outside of the legs and similar. I think this is a place where you get to decide what balance you want b/w protection and temperature control, which isn't an easy choice. Dumb decisions go up quickly when you get hot.
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I like my Rhok motorcycle jeans. Come in blue or black. Very comfortable, stretch denim. Just as comfortable as regular jeans.
The lower legs don't flap when flying along. Roomy enough to go over bike boots.
The butt and sides are lined in kevlar. Heavy double stiching.
Removable armour in the knees and hips. mine are the older version, you have to take pants off to remove armour. The new version can have the armour removed while wearing pants.
Very well priced and excellent reviews.
Cool to wear, by that I mean temp.

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I like my Rhok motorcycle jeans. Come in blue or black. Very comfortable, stretch denim. Just as comfortable as regular jeans.
The lower legs don't flap when flying along. Roomy enough to go over bike boots.
The butt and sides are lined in kevlar. Heavy double stiching.
Removable armour in the knees and hips. mine are the older version, you have to take pants off to remove armour. The new version can have the armour removed while wearing pants.
Very well priced and excellent reviews.
Cool to wear, by that I mean temp.
That's strange, I can't find those on Amazon US, but they're on Amazon UK. The don't even list the price on their home web site. I wonder why Amazon US wouldn't have them.

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I wouldn't trust those multi-sport shorts, personally. You get slide resistance from either Kevlar or burly fabric, and riding jeans will give you both in the same package. For summer pants, you trade off less slide resistance for better cooling, so for example both my summer over pants have mesh along the top of the thighs, where it's kinda hard to slide anyway, and high denier fabric along the outside of the legs and similar. I think this is a place where you get to decide what balance you want b/w protection and temperature control, which isn't an easy choice. Dumb decisions go up quickly when you get hot.
I was thinking to use these shorts as under pants. Example, I just got Shift knee/shin protectors. I just used them for the first time today, under my pants that also have knee pads. So I have double knee pads and single shin guards.

I ride a LOT and a lot of in traffic ridding, so a few bucks on extra protection is a good idea. I've never had shin protection before.

The shorts offer tail/spine more hip protection.

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