Good All Around Riding Pants

Discussion in 'Equipment' started by pirate gonzo, May 9, 2013.

  1. pirate gonzo

    pirate gonzo Weirdo

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    I am looking for a new pair of riding pants.

    I have a pair of Tour Master Overpant and I think they are great and keep me dry but they are too short.

    After those I bought Aerostich Darien pants but they never kept me dry and this spring the zipper broke and the velcro is falling apart. Aerostich wants $80 to fix them so I feel I need to cut my losses and go another way.

    I am thinking of getting another pair of the Overpant in a long but thought I would see if anyone had a good experience with their riding pants. I was looking at the Alpinestars Durban.

    I don't mind spending money on them, but since my $100 pants out lasted my $300 pants I am apprehensive to do it again without some opinions.
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  2. redwing51

    redwing51 Been here awhile

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    The AD1 pants from Aerostich work for me. You can get them in a long size if you need to. Just returned from 3 day trip in constant pouring rain and legs remained completely dry. They aren't too hot in the warm weather either. I'm satisfied with them.
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  3. douglasb

    douglasb Adventurer

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    I've had the Axis pants for over a year and they have become my "go to" commuting pant. I bought them because they were relatively inexpensive, easy on-off and came in LONG sizing. Though not completely waterproof, they hold up to the standard rainstorm for the 45 minute ride each way here in North Jersey. They get hot when temps clip 85, though.
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  4. Kommando

    Kommando Long timer

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    Tourmaster Flex pants. Treat them with CampDry HD or similar. Use them 366 days/yr.
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  5. dbg326

    dbg326 Been here awhile

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    I use BMG Ezeon pants. No frills overpant, 500D Cordura, and waterproof to boot. Only downside is that there's no included armor, but I wear strap on knee/shin armor anyways, so not a problem for me. Plus BMG offers an ADVrider discount.
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  6. levain

    levain STILL Jim Williams

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  7. outsidein

    outsidein Been here awhile

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    I use Olympia X-Moto pants. Very heavy construction with 2000D and 500D Cordura but lots of nice details like soft leather on the inside of the legs. Decent hot weather venting.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nC-hPt4lqhM
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  8. JTT

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    Ditto. These things are more comfy than any other textile pant I've had including my venerable Dariens. Like kevlar sweatpants.
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  9. levain

    levain STILL Jim Williams

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    Sound like a believer:1drink
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  10. JTT

    JTT Long timer

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    :1drink Kool-aid consumed and consequences confirmed. :D
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  11. everett

    everett Been here awhile

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    KLIM Traverse pants are Fantastick and have Goretex built in. Armor is optional and they should last forever. I've been happy with mine for the last 3 years.
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  12. Woland

    Woland Wannabe adventurer

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    Since you donĀ“t mind spending money I'm gonna suggest a pair of BMW Streetguard 2 or 3. Best pair of pants I've ever worn. But pricey new but look on ebay for a used pair. Can usually be found for relatively little money.
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