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im in the market for some riding pants, anyone have any experience/feedback on this model? its $54, so i was wondering. i was more into it for the knee armor than anything else.
http://www.chaparral-racing.com/Chap...E5B7A65F7D21C7

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I'd just buy some of the A* knee/shin guards... they're like $25... I love mine...

http://www.kneedraggers.com/details/...d--507597.html


they work well for me
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cool thanks. i'll look into that. the only thing i would worry about that is it not staying in place.
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cool thanks. i'll look into that. the only thing i would worry about that is it not staying in place.
ehh mine stuck pretty well.. but yeah in a wreck I'm not sure...

though I think they're meant to go under leathers... which would hold them tight...

I wear mine under pants very similar to the ones you listed... they're the Alpine Star Air-Flo pants... nice but kinda spendy
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leather is the only way too go
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ehh not necessarily... it's the BEST way to go... but not the only... in truly HOT weather leather can be a bit unbearable I'd think.
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I'd just buy some of the A* knee/shin guards... they're like $25... I love mine...

http://www.kneedraggers.com/details/...d--507597.html


they work well for me
How do you think those will hold up to asphalt abrasion? I want something for under my jeans. I have kevlar lined riding jeans, but they don't have anything for impact. I've also seen the Icon ones, and they look like they'd stay in place better. Looking around kneedraggers, Dainese is putting out some interesting armor.

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How do you think those will hold up to asphalt abrasion? I want something for under my jeans. I have kevlar lined riding jeans, but they don't have anything for impact. I've also seen the Icon ones, and they look like they'd stay in place better. Looking around kneedraggers, Dainese is putting out some interesting armor.
well I think they'll hold up very well to asphault abrasion.... they're abs plastic... but they may slide around a little...

for the price I couldn't pass them up... I took the foam inserts out of my pants... these will stay in place better than the ones in the pants IMO
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well I think they'll hold up very well to asphault abrasion.... they're abs plastic... but they may slide around a little...

for the price I couldn't pass them up... I took the foam inserts out of my pants... these will stay in place better than the ones in the pants IMO
Icon Field Armor is what I saw, but they slip on instead of strap.
http://www.kneedraggers.com/details/...urce=cleverset

but Dainese has a nice looking one too.
http://www.kneedraggers.com/details/...urce=cleverset

But they both cost twice what the A* does.

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with extreme hot temps use perforated leather. It will let air flow in to keep you cool except maybe when stopped at a light. That n most leathers have stretch panels behind the knees n in the crotch. So they wouldnt be much hotter to wear than wearing separate armor under textile pants or draggin jeans. I think OSP has done proved how well those hold up. And several of us have proved leather does what it pose to 99% of the tyme. I do realize budgets etc, but whats a lil sweat
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Icon Field Armor is what I saw, but they slip on instead of strap.
http://www.kneedraggers.com/details/...urce=cleverset

but Dainese has a nice looking one too.
http://www.kneedraggers.com/details/...urce=cleverset

But they both cost twice what the A* does.
I do like the sleeve that Icon uses... just not a big fan of Icon's stuff... dunno why...

and the Dainese just look the same... A* makes more expensive ones if you really wanna spend more
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with extreme hot temps use perforated leather. It will let air flow in to keep you cool except maybe when stopped at a light. That n most leathers have stretch panels behind the knees n in the crotch. So they wouldnt be much hotter to wear than wearing separate armor under textile pants or draggin jeans. I think OSP has done proved how well those hold up. And several of us have proved leather does what it pose to 99% of the tyme. I do realize budgets etc, but whats a lil sweat
I never saw OSP's textile "review"

for what it's worth I have Leather jacket and gloves... planned on getting pants but didn't have the cash... and the Air Flow pants were a gift.

Trust I'll be getting some when I get to CO.... but I don't think Textile is bad... it's by FAR better than nothing or normal "Abercrombie" wear.... just not as good as Leather...
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I never saw OSP's textile "review"

for what it's worth I have Leather jacket and gloves... planned on getting pants but didn't have the cash... and the Air Flow pants were a gift.

Trust I'll be getting some when I get to CO.... but I don't think Textile is bad... it's by FAR better than nothing or normal "Abercrombie" wear.... just not as good as Leather...
OSP had some draggin jeans when he crashed I do believe. Yea any gear is better than no gear at all.
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ehh not necessarily... it's the BEST way to go... but not the only... in truly HOT weather leather can be a bit unbearable I'd think.
I did a test last summer. During a 100 degree day, I wore my mesh Fieldsheer pants with armor in the knees and hips. The hot, dry air flowed through and made me very hot. Later, I wore my First Gear solid leather pants. With no hot wind flowing through the pants, I was actually cooler. Both pants were black, and I wore my wick-away t-shirt and underwear under both. You can try it yourself, but I wear leather pants and jacket for all summer riding. I was hot after I got off the bike, not while riding.
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I did a test last summer. During a 100 degree day, I wore my mesh Fieldsheer pants with armor in the knees and hips. The hot, dry air flowed through and made me very hot. Later, I wore my First Gear solid leather pants. With no hot wind flowing through the pants, I was actually cooler. Both pants were black, and I wore my wick-away t-shirt and underwear under both. You can try it yourself, but I wear leather pants and jacket for all summer riding. I was hot after I got off the bike, not while riding.
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Good to know! I'm AK... I know nothing of riding in hot weather!
But you're coming to Colorado, right?
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Yeah only uh... 14 months till I'm there! not that I'm counting or anything!
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I was hot after I got off the bike, not while riding.
leather pants would be great for a weekend canyon ride. it's those daily commuters/short trips that would be a hassle. i can't imagine wearing leather pants in class or at work on a hot summer day.

yes, i know that there are ppl here that swear they wont even go down the street to the market unless they're leather'd neck to ankles, but i can't do that.
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leather pants would be great for a weekend canyon ride. it's those daily commuters/short trips that would be a hassle. i can't imagine wearing leather pants in class or at work on a hot summer day.

yes, i know that there are ppl here that swear they wont even go down the street to the market unless they're leather'd neck to ankles, but i can't do that.
yea on my commute to class/work I wear my jeans. But I wear everything else. Nut my commuter is less than 10 miles in 45 mph or less traffic.
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im in the market for some riding pants, anyone have any experience/feedback on this model? its $54, so i was wondering. i was more into it for the knee armor than anything else.
http://www.chaparral-racing.com/Chap...E5B7A65F7D21C7


I just grabed a pair of the icon pants like that for the same price brand new off egay! Thought about getting the field armor, but not sure that I'd feel comfterble with it on, like to be free and flexible.

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