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Old 05-06-2013, 08:47 PM   #1
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Looking for Riding pants, what do you wear?

Im looking into a pair of riding pants, trying to get myself in the mind set of "Dress for slide NOT the ride". Almost all my riding is in dry hot conditions so im looking for breathable riding pants with slide and some armor protection. I was looking into kevlar jeans but they don't look very "cool" temp wise. So I found the "Tour Master Tracker textile air pants" Anyone using these or kevlar jeans? The "air pants" seem to fit my criteria but im wondering if anyone has them or has an alternative suggestion. Please keep in mind I'm looking for something breathable that will also be worn off the bike when watching races, Style is not top priority but does play a factor. Thanks for your help and suggestions.
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Old 05-06-2013, 09:03 PM   #2
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What size?

I've been riding track only for the forseable future so I'm in a suit. I have a set of Tourmasters I got over winter that were too big for me. They are XLs.
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Old 05-06-2013, 09:15 PM   #3
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I would probably be a Large Short, lol. Im 5.6 190lbs 29" inseam, 36" waist.
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Old 05-06-2013, 09:19 PM   #4
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I would probably be a Large Short, lol. Im 5.6 190lbs 29" inseam, 36" waist.
We are built like twins then...these would be fine, but about 5" too long, like they are on me.
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Old 05-06-2013, 09:56 PM   #5
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I have looking at both of these, just trying to whittle down my belly a little more before buying.

http://www.revzilla.com/motorcycle/a...e-vented-pants

http://www.revzilla.com/motorcycle/a...o-vented-pants
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Old 05-07-2013, 12:16 AM   #6
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What about these: http://www.motorcycle-superstore.com...mer-Pants.aspx
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Old 05-07-2013, 03:27 AM   #7
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We are built like twins then...these would be fine, but about 5" too long, like they are on me.
I'm 6'3, with a 32" inseam and 40" waist, would you they fit me?
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Old 05-07-2013, 04:27 AM   #8
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I have the Tourmaster Venture Air pants. They are an overpant that has mesh in part of the legs and crotch, padding in the hips, and ce armor in the knees (fully adjustable). They zip up the sid of the legs for easy on and off over boots. I love mine and have ridden wearing them over shorts in 90+ degree days feeling very comfortable. They came with a quilted liner for cold days and a rain liner. I have swapped the hip pads w/ D30 armor and am waiting on D30 knee armor. Really, can't say enough for these pants. Also, I am a big fan of TourMaster products. I find their stuff to be of high quality at a very good price. This link will give you a good idea. I know I didn't pay that much for them, but would as they are worth it. http://www.motorcyclegear.com/street...cle_pants.html
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Old 05-07-2013, 06:11 AM   #9
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I can tell you from experience that First Gear Mesh Tech pants survive a nice long slide. NewEnough.com is where I usually go for gear.
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Old 05-07-2013, 06:36 AM   #10
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Olympia X Moto or Airglide

Olympia X Moto pants.
Video review here

They transfer from solid shell for cooler/cold rides to large vent panels for the summer. It's done in seconds with the panel storing behind the knee armor. So you are getting two pant styles in one. The system works very well.

Lower portion of leg has rain guard built in which is great when wet roads are splashing up on you. Comes with a full rain liner as well.

I've had them for several years and very happy with them.

Air Glide
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If you want to full on venting pant and don't care about sealing them up then the Olympia Air Glide pant is the choice.

Both pants have full side zips all the way up to upper hip.

RevZilla is great vendor that carries the line.

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Old 05-07-2013, 07:25 AM   #11
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Olympia airglide mesh pants. Fit more like jeans, not too baggy. Good flow and armor
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Old 05-07-2013, 07:54 AM   #12
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What size?

I've been riding track only for the forseable future so I'm in a suit. I have a set of Tourmasters I got over winter that were too big for me. They are XLs.
I may be interested in the pants if they'd fit. I'm 6', 210, and 35"/36" waist, 34" +/- inseam. Let me know what you think and what you'd want for 'em!

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Old 05-07-2013, 08:12 AM   #13
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I'm 6'3, with a 32" inseam and 40" waist, would you they fit me?
I've still got these for sale, Wiley.

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Old 05-07-2013, 11:46 AM   #14
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I got these but have yet to ride with them. Definitley oversized in the waist. Mostly mesh. Icon Anthem pants. http://www.revzilla.com/motorcycle/i...esh-over-pants
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Old 05-07-2013, 11:51 AM   #15
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Good thread here. I'm in the same market, and same climate.
Though, I'm looking for things with a 34" waist, and 34/36" length haha.
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Old 05-07-2013, 02:12 PM   #16
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I have been very surprised with how cool my Alpinestars BAT leather pants are on hot days. The liner does a good job. The perforated ones have got to be even better.
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Old 05-07-2013, 02:16 PM   #17
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Thank you for all the suggestions and reviews. Really like the olimpia line, both the air flow and recon look like good variations of what im looking for. How true to size are these fitting in the waist? I love the 6" hemibale cuff at 5.6" thats a huge plus!! Please keep the reviews coming, as I am still not 100% decided.

My brother from another mother Gigag04 may like these too with the 6" hemibale cuff!
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Old 05-07-2013, 02:25 PM   #18
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I know leather is by far superior protection over textile but i just can not do it. I started with a leather jacket and it had to go, toooo HOT. Remeber Im riding in 75-105 degree weather with few shaded roads. No arguing that its the best but it is also the hottest, i have to have somthing cool or i wont wear them. I have always worn my helmet, gloves and boots. Just started wearing a jacket, so I need babysteps to get away from the squidly wear Im used to. Thanks for the suggestions though all are appreciated.

One other thing, i will not be buying black pants, for temp reasons. I like the dark grey, grey or white, Just not black.
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I know leather is by far superior protection over textile but i just can not do it. I started with a leather jacket and it had to go, toooo HOT. Remeber Im riding in 75-105 degree weather with few shaded roads. No arguing that its the best but it is also the hottest, i have to have somthing cool or i wont wear them. I have always worn my helmet, gloves and boots. Just started wearing a jacket, so I need babysteps to get away from the squidly wear Im used to. Thanks for the suggestions though all are appreciated.

One other thing, i will not be buying black pants, for temp reasons. I like the dark grey, grey or white, Just not black.
I understand. I grew up in Central Florida and then spent 10 years in Dallas, TX. I know heat and humidity all too well. The leather pants are generally cooler than jeans with mesh over-pants and definitely cooler than the Tourmaster non-vented textile pants I have. If I ride to the coast, I have to carry a windbreaker so the cold ocean air doesn't freeze me.

I got my wife the Olympia Airglide jacket and pants. Very nice!
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Thank you for all the suggestions and reviews. Really like the olimpia line, both the air flow and recon look like good variations of what im looking for. How true to size are these fitting in the waist? I love the 6" hemibale cuff at 5.6" thats a huge plus!! Please keep the reviews coming, as I am still not 100% decided.

My brother from another mother Gigag04 may like these too with the 6" hemibale cuff!
I have found the Olympia pants are true to your blue jean size. I wear 33/34 waist in jeans and bought 34 in Olympia. Fit great.

The adjustable hem allows you to play with length. In the odd chance you find them too short Olympia will mail you some Cordura for free to have a tailor sew on for you.
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