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Old 12-30-2012, 05:52 AM   #1
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Overpant question

Hey folks, I have a question about something over pants. I just picked up a 750 cruiser for commuting to and from school next year, and I want some decent weather and slide protection for the lower half. Last time I checked, the ladies prefer a man with skin on his legs.

So here it is: living in southern Cali, I won't be facing blizzard conditions. I will, however, face huge temperature changes from morning to afternoon, sometimes on the order of fifty to sixty degrees. Three cheers for semiarid climates, eh? Being a broke-ass college student, I want something on the cheaper end though. Any suggestions? Wet crotch all day in class is a sensation I'd like to avoid, or at least soaked ones.

I found these leather over pants but I wonder how they would compare to a similarly priced pair of textile over pants. Thoughts?

http://www.leatherup.com/mp/Xelement...aps/41326.html
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Old 12-30-2012, 06:53 AM   #2
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When traveling through Utah in late September, the cold was getting to my legs. I stopped in at Walmart's camping section, and found these http://www.coleman.com/product/20mm-...2#.UOBT6xxz9X8.

I threw away the top and the pants did what they were suppose to do-cut down on the cold.
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Old 12-30-2012, 06:59 AM   #3
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I don't think leather is the best thing for rain or cold.
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Old 12-30-2012, 07:50 AM   #4
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I don't think leather is the best thing for rain or cold.
If you're riding a Harley you are required to wear leather; the rest of us not so much.
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Old 12-30-2012, 07:59 AM   #5
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Overpants

Definitely not at the "cheap" end of the scale, but good value....

Aerostich Darien Light pants have been keeping me warm and dry for a couple of years now.

A little less expensive are their AD-1 overpants.
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Old 12-30-2012, 08:33 AM   #6
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I would recommend something like this. As said leather is not the best thing in rain and cold.

http://www.motogearoutlet.com/produc...tmoverpant.htm

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Old 12-30-2012, 09:01 AM   #7
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I've been using the Firstgear Kathmandu pants for a number of years. They are good value, comfortable, and fairly versatile. With the ability to take the liner in and out, and a ventilation system that works, they are good for below freezing to about 75 degrees.

They are not the most protective gear on the planet, but are better than one of those Wal-Mart yellow suits. At about $230, they may be on the higher end of a student budget.

These are not the most expensive gear on the planet, and they don't breathe with the rain liner in, but they are well-made and rugged for a surprisingly low price:

http://www.jafrum.com/Motorcycle-Pan...e-Pants/LP2821

I took a pair for a slide down the pavement some years ago. They did their job.

If I was a broke college student, fifty bucks would look pretty good. They are not junk.
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Old 12-30-2012, 10:08 AM   #8
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I got these this last summer and they work great. they are on sale now !
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Old 12-30-2012, 05:10 PM   #9
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I used a pair of Kevlar Jeans with armor worn on the body and had a pair of nylon rain pants for bad weather. The combo has served me for 2 years and works great.

Aerostitch Darien lights are on my shortlist currently... (In khaki of course )

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Old 12-30-2012, 05:34 PM   #10
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I know where you are coming from being a former broke ass student myself. Look over at leatherup.com. The Xelement gear is cheap and is ok if you don't expect too much, it's not Aerostich or Klim quality but it's less than dinner at a good restaurant with drinks. I think it's better than the Bilt gear you can pickup at Cyclegear.
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Old 01-02-2013, 07:31 PM   #11
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Awesome, thanks folks. I just got my jacket from Leatherup.com today and the quality seems pretty remarkable for the price, so I may use them again for the overpants. However, I'm also looking at some Tourmasters and a few other textile ones. I'm leaning more towards textile just because I don't need to look like a leathered-up tool
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Old 01-02-2013, 07:42 PM   #12
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I bought these for $100 from a local dealer a few months ago. They are cheap water resistant and have knee armor and are pretty slide resistant. I like them because i can leave my over pants in my saddle bags and go in somewhere looking normal and not like a space ranger.



http://www.revzilla.com/motorcycle/revit-axis-pants
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Old 01-02-2013, 07:44 PM   #13
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Awesome, thanks folks. I just got my jacket from Leatherup.com today and the quality seems pretty remarkable for the price, so I may use them again for the overpants. However, I'm also looking at some Tourmasters and a few other textile ones. I'm leaning more towards textile just because I don't need to look like a leathered-up tool
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Old 01-02-2013, 10:03 PM   #14
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Old 01-02-2013, 10:17 PM   #15
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Been wearing Tourmaster Quest pants for the past 7 years or so as overpants. In the summer when it gets up into the 90s and triple digits I'll just wear them by themselves instead of over work pants (khakis).

They're absolutely nothing special, but pretty cheap. I wear size 32 pants and the mediums are perfect for overpants and a bit loose by themselves.
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