Overpants Recommendation

Discussion in 'Equipment' started by scooterintexas, Feb 1, 2013.

  1. squish

    squish Out of the office.

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    Keep in mind that the AD1 are IIRC not made in the USA...

    I like my Darien pants for three season and my airglides for summer. (I've only used the airglide liners under the Darien on rides that were REALLY cold, like below freezing.

    If you think the airglides were heavy, you will think just about everything on the market is heavy, since it's hard to get protecting and windblocking with out a little bit of mass.

    Good luck on your search.
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  2. dch

    dch Rock Chalk

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    + 1 on the Darien Lights. If it's cold or raining, just slip em on over jeans and when conditions warrant slip em off. I've ridden in weather down into the 20's they will keep you plenty warm.
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  3. frog13

    frog13 Long timer

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    Check out Motoport.....they are in San Marcos Cali.. Great gear,and probably the best protection you'll find!.I have their Stretch kevlar over pants......fantastic!.
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  4. '05Train

    '05Train Mind is not for rent

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    AD1 is waterproof and windproof, and easy to get on and off. They have almost no insulating value though, so don't count on them to keep you warm. Similarly, above about 80 degrees, they're too hot. I haven't, and wouldn't wear them without pants underneath. They're good commuter pants for the fall and spring, that's about it.
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  5. Gianp

    Gianp Adventurer

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    Its been mentioned before, but I absolutely love my Motoport pants. I have the Mesh kevlar material. I tried out the Firstgear offerings and neither would slip over a riding boot. I felt the whole point of having an overpant was that taking off your boots would not be necessary. The motoport ones are 20 seconds on or off. My brother and a friend bought a pair for themselves as soon as they saw mine.

    Finally, they are custom tailored to your size, and they are made in the US. The quality is impeccable.
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  6. Drif10

    Drif10 Accredited Jackass

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    AD1's for me. Went to Aerostich, tried them all on. AD1's were were the clear winners for me. Had Olympias, Firstgear, BMW Summer 2, some others.

    AD1 lites are new, dunno about them.

    Take your measurements, and phone them. Trust their recommendations, they know their product.
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  7. cliffy109

    cliffy109 Long timer

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    I haven't worn them with shorts, but I have worn them with some very thin Columbia sport pants. They were fine with those. They do have an interesting feature that I'm not sure a lot of others have. There are two different snaps on the sides so you and tighten or loosen them as needed based on what you have underneath. That, in combination with the belt should leave you plenty of room to adjust to different layers.
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  8. cliffy109

    cliffy109 Long timer

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    I will respectfully disagree with this one. I thought they would be too hot as well, but that hasn't been the case. In the summer, I loosen the cuff and air gets up pretty well. They are no hotter than anything else that offers any protection. My previous pants were Olympia mesh and I really don't notice much difference, even on 95+ days here in VA. In the winter, I wear long underwear or heated liners and I adjust the cuff so it is tight around my boot. In that configuration, I have ridden down to 8 this year.

    I'm not a fan of the Darien jacket for a variety of reasons and I'm not a shill for the sake of trying to get others to believe me, but I swear my Darien pants in gray have been the best piece of gear I've owned. I am a 12 month commuter and the Dariens just work where everything else has compromises. If I did touring, I'd look for something more tailored ) not an overpant) but for how I use them, these are perfect.
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  9. Mr_Gone

    Mr_Gone The Lejund!

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    I bought them in December, so I'm assuming they're not an older model. I will definitely have to look again. Maybe I should wear my glasses this time. :D

    Thanks for prompting me to take a second look.
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  10. Multiplicity

    Multiplicity Been here awhile

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    I just switched from my long term AreoStich to the KLIM Badlands Pro gear.

    The KLIM Gore-Tex gear is water-proof. If you want a great 4 season garment, the KLIM Gore-Tex is probably the best on the market :rayof It's guaranteed to be water proof and my Badlands Pro gear proved to be 100% water-proof.
    I also bought the SIDI Armada Gore-Tex boots and they're water proof too. Excellent gear, IMO.
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  11. Alleycatdad

    Alleycatdad Unbunch yer panties!

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    Dariens. Unless I'm in the road crafter. Managed to fall off the wr250f in the parking lot at work on Friday, bout 15 mph ( studs not compatible with pavement sealer- that's my story and I'm stickin to it) anyway no marks on me or the pants after about 20 feet of knee slide.

    I've used these for snow blowing, shooting kids soccer in the pouring rain, etc for years. Gonna buy another pair when the goretex finally gives out, which should have been years ago.

    S
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  12. gofast1320

    gofast1320 Been here awhile

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    First Gear TPG- I got a pair on close out and they are windproof and waterproof. Don't normally have to use liner.
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  13. Laconic

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    DFW? I'd go with AD1s, Dariens or Darien Lights. Buy them a little big if you want to be able to layer up during the cooler parts of the year. I wouldn't buy a lined pant for summer use where you are. Lots of folks like the Klim stuff as well; one pant they make has vents on the thighs which looks handy for hot weather. I don't remember which model though.
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  14. Mr_Gone

    Mr_Gone The Lejund!

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    My Klim Traverse pants have zippered vents on the sides, and then on the backs of the legs. Not sure if that's the one you were thinking of....

    I also think their Mojave and Dakar pants have zippered vents, also.
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  15. genka

    genka SUV hater

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    If you wear size 36-38 I have an inexpensive like new pair of Teknic overpants that fit your bill. They have full length zippers along the legs and can be taken on and off without even lifting a foot off the ground.
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  16. Texcollect

    Texcollect Adventurer wannabe

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    Like you I live in Texas. There is no single overpant that will do everything you want and not sweat you insane during the summer. I wear Airglide pants as pants (just LD shorts underneath) in the summer. I carry a pair of waterproof pants in case it rains. In the 3 or 4 days of winter we get here in Houston I wear the liners with the pants and/or running tights under them.

    Since you are in Dallas just go to Moto Liberty and ask them what they suggest.
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