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Old 05-23-2013, 03:38 AM   #1
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Flappy pants beating up calves.

My Rev'It Tornado pants beat up my calves any time the speeds start to get up there (well, oddly it's not ANY time, and sometimes it's only one calf, or it will be both, then one, then the other, then both, as I ride). 1) Anything I can do about this? 2) What should I look for in pants going forward to know this won't happen?
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Old 05-23-2013, 04:02 AM   #2
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Stop wearin' flappy pants.
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Old 05-23-2013, 04:10 AM   #3
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pants that go inside teh boots?
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Old 05-23-2013, 04:13 AM   #4
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Google "Bike leg bands" or something similar, you will get lots of results, then just find one that you like that looks like it will work for you application. But I am in the group that says "stop wearing flappy pants" we ride because we enjoy it not to make a fashion statement.
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Old 05-23-2013, 04:35 AM   #5
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pants that go inside teh boots?
Won't that kill the waterproofness?

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Google "Bike leg bands" or something similar, you will get lots of results, then just find one that you like that looks like it will work for you application. But I am in the group that says "stop wearing flappy pants" we ride because we enjoy it not to make a fashion statement.
I didn't buy them because they're a fashion statement. I bought them because I like how cool they keep me in hot weather and that they have a zip in waterproof liner. I guess I just figured that by being motorcycle gear of a decent brand they wouldn't be so loose on the calves to beat me up like that.
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Old 05-23-2013, 04:54 AM   #6
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Won't that kill the waterproofness?



I didn't buy them because they're a fashion statement. I bought them because I like how cool they keep me in hot weather and that they have a zip in waterproof liner. I guess I just figured that by being motorcycle gear of a decent brand they wouldn't be so loose on the calves to beat me up like that.
Are they tight at the ankle? At maximum cinching? Are you on the larger end of the spectrum? What boots are you wearing?

You could look into bicycle leg bands, though many of them are too small to go over boot ankles, and I doubt they'd stay on your calves even if they were big enough - they'd just slide down.

I haven't been happy with any of Rev'It's sizing since they chunked up for the "average" American.

Of course, if you wear the rain liner for any length of time in truly hot weather you'll be soaked anyway...
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Are they tight at the ankle? At maximum cinching? Are you on the larger end of the spectrum? What boots are you wearing?

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I haven't been happy with any of Rev'It's sizing since they chunked up for the "average" American.
I noticed when I got off the bike last time that I could have made the ankles even tighter. I'll have to see if that fixed it, but I guess I didn't think it would impact higher up above the boot. I've lost a little weight since buying them, but they're still in the range of being my size (though if I bought a pair today I'd buy a 50 instead of the 52).

The latter point you made might in fact be my very problem. I'm not fat :(
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Old 05-23-2013, 11:23 AM   #8
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Old 05-23-2013, 12:32 PM   #9
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you wearing boots?
Yep. Sidi Way Mega Rain - only boots I could find that fit.
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Old 05-23-2013, 04:54 PM   #10
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they look like bell bottoms!
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Old 05-23-2013, 05:26 PM   #11
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Buy 2 of these:

3029T135

I just bought one to secure a coolant tank on my project bike. They are stretchable elastic with velcro. Light as a feather too.
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