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post #1 of 19 (permalink) Old 05-12-2010, 02:15 AM Thread Starter
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Question Summer Pants

Hi guys,

I want to get myself a pair of good quality summer pants. It gets pretty hot here and temps easily cross 45C i.e. 113F + temps and bike temp reaching a good 105C (220F) so most of the riding will be done only late night. Cant imagine wearing the leather pants but do not want to be without protection at all. ATGATT (did i get that right !!! )
I would like to buy pants that can breathe very well but do not sacrifice in any way on protection against abrasion and impact. As leather is best against abrasion I do not mind a mix of textile and leather.
Would like to hear what you guys have and what is your experience on summer pants. I wish I could check them out for myslf but we dont have good stores that keep stock of items for me to look at or try so your input is going to be very helpful.
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The fully perforated pants from Vanson work well.
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It makes a big difference if you wear something like Under Armour under the leathers.

Also try an evaporative vest for more cooling.
http://www.soundrider.com/archive/pr...oling_vest.htm
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anyone tried these?

Alpinestars "A-10 Air-Flo" Pants
or
DAINESE 2010 "New Drake Air Tex" Pants
or
DAINESE "Drake Air" Pant
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The fully perforated pants from Vanson work well.
Thanks Cag ...... I tried looking for these pants but found the Vanson only in leather. DO you have any link for the pants you are talking about?
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It makes a big difference if you wear something like Under Armour under the leathers.

Also try an evaporative vest for more cooling.
http://www.soundrider.com/archive/pr...oling_vest.htm


I agree with the under-wear.

I wear long sleeve tops and long underwear bottoms that are synthetic in all seasons. It's really the way to go....


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I most always wear Draggin' Jeans. I use either Fox MX knee armor or Forcefield Knee armor. I don't have any hip padding, which I'm not super psyched about. Looking for something now, but not sure if it will fit with the current jeans, as they are a bit tight in the ass/hip area. Thinking to buy a pair that is one size up and see how that works.

I hear draggin jeans made in the US have less kevlar lining than those made in Oz. I've only got ones made in Oz, so can't comment, but something for you to be aware of if you are shopping for them.

The jean models are relatively slim I think. I usually use the cargo-styles, which are a bit more generous.....




I also have some perf'ed textile pants from Kushitani. Pretty good. Wonder where they are.....


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Thanks Cag ...... I tried looking for these pants but found the Vanson only in leather. DO you have any link for the pants you are talking about?
They only make them in leather.
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I found the dragging jeans a huge letdown as i wore them on and off the bike.The stitching just gave way my previous pair of Ikon were at least twice as durable and cheaper
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I was looking at a pair of Shift jeans (anyone tried these) and realised that at the most they might save me from abrasion (which offcourse is better than nothing). So if I end up buying the knee gards and some underpants for the hip and ass padding. I end up spending as much as I would for a good textile pants. Unfortunately here they are not available off the self nor do I know of anyone who have tried any of these pants to get their input. Going thru the web sites it gets a bit confusing.

Tokyo launch,
how were the textile pants from Kushitani. I think they are on sale at the moment and come with knee gaurds. Are the ones you have same as the ones in the link below. If yes is there any protection on the hips and ass area.
http://www.kushitanionlinestore.com/...CLEARANCE.html
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