Riding Pants..no experience. - Honda CBR 300 Forum
 21Likes
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 28 Old 02-01-2016, 11:44 AM Thread Starter
Senior Member
 
CDNHONDAR's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2015
Location: Bridgewater Nova Scotia Canada
Posts: 2,232
Mentioned: 31 Post(s)
Tagged: 1 Thread(s)
Quoted: 954 Post(s)
(Thread Starter)
Riding Pants..no experience.

Hello everyone. All the years of past riding I always wore plain old blue jeans except when I had a track suite with the GSXR(s).
So I am looking to purchase a decent pair of riding pants (with armor). I plan to start riding late Spring (just around the corner! ) into early to mid September (early Fall). So I am not looking for something that will be to hot mid-summer..perhaps textile would be good? Not sure.
Any thoughts/experience brand names would be welcome. Thanks. Laurie

The problem with bikes aimed at first time riders is that first time riders buy them..
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


Epic statement...from crazyjackcsa
CDNHONDAR is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 28 Old 02-01-2016, 11:58 AM
Senior Member
 
Freezuch's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2013
Location: Calgary, AB
Posts: 232
Mentioned: 5 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 113 Post(s)
I personally have Drayco kevlar jeans, which are nice and comfortable for in-town riding. However, since you are asking for something with armor, I have these on my watch list for when it goes down in price. I missed a sale on it last year ($140). The pants I will use for more SPIRITED riding.
It's perforated and most of the reviews are very favourable.
CDNHONDAR likes this.
Freezuch is offline  
post #3 of 28 Old 02-01-2016, 12:00 PM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2015
Location: Vancouver Island
Posts: 414
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 157 Post(s)
I am the same as you Laurie. I am about to try a pair of Icon Overlords.


https://www.canadasmotorcycle.ca/ico...ing-pants.html


Will need to get them hemmed to get rid of boot-cut but seem very well reviewed on a number of sites. Will let you know what I think.
mikal and CDNHONDAR like this.
BeerKanuck is offline  
 
post #4 of 28 Old 02-01-2016, 12:09 PM Thread Starter
Senior Member
 
CDNHONDAR's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2015
Location: Bridgewater Nova Scotia Canada
Posts: 2,232
Mentioned: 31 Post(s)
Tagged: 1 Thread(s)
Quoted: 954 Post(s)
(Thread Starter)
Quote:
Originally Posted by Freezuch View Post
I personally have Drayco kevlar jeans, which are nice and comfortable for in-town riding. However, since you are asking for something with armor, I have these on my watch list for when it goes down in price. I missed a sale on it last year ($140). The pants I will use for more SPIRITED riding.
It's perforated and most of the reviews are very favourable.
Man..those are US prices too huh??? Are they available in Canada?

The problem with bikes aimed at first time riders is that first time riders buy them..
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


Epic statement...from crazyjackcsa
CDNHONDAR is offline  
post #5 of 28 Old 02-01-2016, 12:18 PM
Senior Member
 
Freezuch's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2013
Location: Calgary, AB
Posts: 232
Mentioned: 5 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 113 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by CDNHONDAR View Post
Man..those are US prices too huh??? Are they available in Canada?
It is US prices, that's why I'm so upset at missing that sale. I couldn't find these in Canada. It is still relatively inexpensive (even after we convert to our dollar) for quality leather pants, but I have faith that it WILL come on sale before I need to go to the mountains.
Freezuch is offline  
post #6 of 28 Old 02-01-2016, 12:20 PM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2015
Location: Vancouver Island
Posts: 414
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 157 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by Freezuch View Post
It is US prices, that's why I'm so upset at missing that sale. I couldn't find these in Canada. It is still relatively inexpensive (even after we convert to our dollar) for quality leather pants, but I have faith that it WILL come on sale before I need to go to the mountains.
AGV Sport Willow Perforated Leather Motorcycle Riding Pants Blk [AGS-PWP-BKBK-] : Bayside Performance


I buy all my stuff from these guys. Excellent service and pricing. You're welcome.
Freezuch and CDNHONDAR like this.
BeerKanuck is offline  
post #7 of 28 Old 02-01-2016, 12:23 PM
Senior Member
 
TheDocktor40's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2014
Location: Ft. Worth, TX
Posts: 155
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 49 Post(s)
I rode in jeans too for a while but after seeing so many ATGATT stories I came to the conclusion that real motorcycle pants were a must. Since I'm in Texas and it gets so hot here during the summer I looked at quite a few textile pants and these were the three that were at the top of my list:

- RS Taichi Crossover Mesh Riding Pant: RS Taichi Crossover Mesh Riding Pants RSY246 - Sportbike Track Gear
- Alpinestars Oxygen Air Overpant: Alpinestars Oxygen Air Over Pants - RevZilla
- Alpinestars A-10 Air-Flo Pant: Alpinestars A-10 Air-Flo Pants - RevZilla

Each one of those had good reviews and sounded like they allowed a lot of air flow.

Personally, I ended up splurging and going with some leather Alpinestars Missile Airflow pants even though they'll probably be really warm in the summer and they're probably a little overkill for how I ride. I figured if I'm spending almost $200-250 thought, so I might as well go with the added protection of leather.
CDNHONDAR likes this.
TheDocktor40 is offline  
post #8 of 28 Old 02-01-2016, 12:25 PM
Senior Member
 
Freezuch's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2013
Location: Calgary, AB
Posts: 232
Mentioned: 5 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 113 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by BeerKanuck View Post
AGV Sport Willow Perforated Leather Motorcycle Riding Pants Blk [AGS-PWP-BKBK-] : Bayside Performance


I buy all my stuff from these guys. Excellent service and pricing. You're welcome.
ThankS!
Freezuch is offline  
post #9 of 28 Old 02-01-2016, 12:36 PM
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2016
Location: Wisconsin, U.S.
Posts: 25
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 8 Post(s)
Garage
I also used to ride in jeans, trying to get out of that habit lately.. I got a pair of Firstgear TPG pants. they fit nice and are flexible, knee and hip Armour. Only thing I don't like is that they are mostly single stitched, I would prefer heavier duty construction.

They cost way to much nomrally, I got them on sale for $160usd from MotorcycleGear.com (the new name of New Enough) :: Motorcycle Jackets, Helmets, Gloves, Boots, Luggage, Parts and More!
If you watch there website or mailing list they have closeout deals quite often that can be very good.
CDNHONDAR likes this.
Leanier is offline  
post #10 of 28 Old 02-01-2016, 04:38 PM Thread Starter
Senior Member
 
CDNHONDAR's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2015
Location: Bridgewater Nova Scotia Canada
Posts: 2,232
Mentioned: 31 Post(s)
Tagged: 1 Thread(s)
Quoted: 954 Post(s)
(Thread Starter)
Thanks for the replies...what is the different between Mesh and Textile?

The problem with bikes aimed at first time riders is that first time riders buy them..
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


Epic statement...from crazyjackcsa
CDNHONDAR is offline  
Reply

User Tag List

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome