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post #1 of 58 (permalink) Old 12-17-2006, 09:13 PM Thread Starter
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Wearing Leather Pants

I dont know if this has been asked before, but I couldnt remember or find any old threads, so here tis...

When wearing the leather pants, do you wear clothing underneath, like jeans or something, or do you wear just some kinda under garment, like spandex?? I am going to get the Trixie leather pants but looking at them, they almost look like you cant wear pants underneath, and I dont know about walking around in leather pants when I am out and about...and i HATE carrying anything, like extra clothes...so you ladies take a look and let me know what you think...
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It depends on where I am going. I will wear gym shorts under my leathers if I plan on taking them off somewhere. If I plan on staying in leather all day, I just wear boxers. Of course sometimes if I don't know or if it is real hot, I stuff a pair of gym shorts under my tail just in case.

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leathers are meant to be tight, the only thing they should fit over is armor from what i've heard.

most leather racing units are meant to have minimal protection/clothing undernieth. just from what i've noticed after careful shopping.
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leathers are meant to be tight, the only thing they should fit over is armor from what i've heard.

most leather racing units are meant to have minimal protection/clothing undernieth. just from what i've noticed after careful shopping.
I am not getting them so tight that you got to go commando that's for sure.

However, my gym shorts barely fit. I couldn't wear regular shorts in them. The gym shorts aren't baggy or thick, more like longer boxers with no hole in the front.

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I am not getting them so tight that you got to go commando that's for sure.

However, my gym shorts barely fit. I couldn't wear regular shorts in them. The gym shorts aren't baggy or thick, more like longer boxers with no hole in the front.
Pretty much... maybe a pair of gym shorts but that's only if you're wearing some tighties... basically enough room to wear boxers under there. Any more room and the leathers are too big.

Most peeps like to wear somin like under-armor.




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All I have to say is that I MUST see a picture of you in leather pants before making any comments.

But seriously, I only wore my boxer briefs under my two-piece leathers when I first started riding and it wasn't uncomfortable in the least. I later purchased some under armour with additional padding in the hips after dropping the bike on the track.

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I recommend some underarmour pants or something (spandex). That's about all that should fit underneath.
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thanks for the input everyone!!!
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[QUOTE=Captain Morgan;276066]All I have to say is that I MUST see a picture of you in leather pants before making any comments.

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The two different pairs I have are both lined so you only wear unders (both are womens pants). Easiest thing if you plan on changing (sorry guys this won't work for you) is a very light weight fabric skirt.. Fits in a pocket or under the seat on the bike, and you can just pull it over the pants and drop the leather pants.

While we're on the subject if any ladies are still looking for nice leg protection, these are on clearence. Leather, flex panel in the crotch, velcro for knee sliders, hard CE armor in the knees, soft foam in the hips, right now they're really cheap on clearance. They are not as baggy as they look. Click the pic.
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For maximum protection...

dead roo is stronger then dead moo...
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I recommend some underarmour pants or something (spandex). That's about all that should fit underneath.
Will help them slip on more easily and will keep ya from gettin' too sweaty.
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For long rides, I wear bicycle shorts. Bit more comfy. Short ones boxer briefs work well.

Now Rae, I assume you're not the boxer briefs type...

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For maximum protection...

dead roo is stronger then dead moo...
But it is alot more dead presidents.
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Leather riding pants are not meant to be worn as overpants, so you're not suppose to get them so big that you can wear regular pants underneath. Spandex leggings or the microfiber leggings like UnderArmour are very nice. Better than just wearing boxer/brief/bikini alone because your thighs and legs don't stick to the leathers due to sweat. I had some UnderArmour compression shorts but when I started wearing the leggings, that's all she wrote. The only time I wear the UA compression shorts nowadays is when I wear textile pants or denims.
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I recommend some underarmour pants or something (spandex). That's about all that should fit underneath.
I want pics of Rae in this too!!!




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