Durable Synthetic pants for daily abuse (with Kevlar?)

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  1. 0mega

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    Currently half-way through my RTW and trying to pare down my kit. The Kuhl pants I left with worked well but were a bit lacking in the durability department.

    Any suggestions on some synthetic quick dry pants that will take another year or two of daily abuse?
    Mostly for off the bike and around town. Durability and pack-ability a must. Extra points for low-key looks.
    I like the idea of some Kevlar stitched in, but most of the options I've seen are 'Jeans' that are mostly constructed of cotton..


    I already have some gore-tex Aerostitch pants for heavy riding and rain. But its nice to not look like a power ranger all the time...
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  2. MoogLover

    MoogLover Been here awhile

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    Not sure it's what you want but my North Face Paramount convertible pants have held up nicely. Few hundred miles on the TAT and about six years of general camping/festival abuse. The attached belt is nice for packability's sake and they dry fairly quickly in warm weather.
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  3. S21FOLGORE

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    Happy with my Amsoil pants. Extended change interval .
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  6. S21FOLGORE

    S21FOLGORE Been here awhile

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    So, besides Railriders, I can personally recommend these.

    Prana stretch Zion Pants
    http://www.prana.com/stretch-zion-pant.html
    http://www.prana.com/stretch-zion-convertible.html





    I have shorts, convertible pants, and regular pants.

    TAD Recon AC pants
    https://tripleaughtdesign.com/shop/recon-ac-pant/

    This video is about Recon RS, but for your requirement, I suggest getting "AC" version.



    I don't have Recon AC, but I have TAD Force 10 AC pants, which are full-on tactical pants with big cargo pockets on the sides.
    That's why I recommend Recon AC. The material is the same anyway.


    They are all light weight, fast drying, really breathable, pack small, and durable.

    Here's the pictures of the pants rolled up.
    From left to right, Carhartt bule jeans, Railriders X-Tream, Prana strech-Zion convertible, TAD Force 10
    (They are all 28x30, except Railriders which is "S".)

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    Railriders X-Tream
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    Prana Strech-Zion convertible
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    TAD Force 10 AC
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    TAD packs smallest, Prana close 2nd.

    Railriders pants run a little bit big.

    Railriders and TAD use this style of button. (And both of them include extra button with the pants.)

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    Way more durable than typical 4-hole buttons.

    The ones you see on BDU pants.
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    Belt loop and front zip area

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    Awesome post, and I believe you just sold me on a pair of TAD Force 10 AC. I've been packing Carhartts for years, extremely durable but they're heavy and take up a lot of precious space in the pannier.
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    I have a pair of 5.11 Tactical 'Stryke' pants that I absolutely love for field work, bushwhacking, hiking etc. My favorite day-to-day pants as well. They also make a moto pant that may be worth looking into..:

    http://www.511tactical.com/mens/mens-pants.html
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  9. General_Nonsense

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    Those 511 motopants - If they had "pockets" for CE rated armor... I couldn't get the money out of my wallet fast enough.... So close 511.:muutt Maybe Gen 2.
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  10. S21FOLGORE

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    I don't think armors placed in this style of pants would work, both knees and hips. The pants are too loose fitting.
    Most likely, because of the impact, the armors will move, won't be in the place they are supposed to be (between your knees / hip and the point of impact.)
    That's why they didn't bother about armor pocket, I suppose.

    I think they are meant to be used with these
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    Those pants look like they would hold warmth... Too much warmth.... I predict those create monkey-butt like nothing else would. But I agree... for protection those would be pretty nice. Even just the knee sleeves seem like they would be a great place for a lot of sweat buildup.

    Anyone with actual experience?
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  12. S21FOLGORE

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    Those are Forcefield limb tubes.


    They have been around for quite sometime. You can find reviews pretty easily.

    https://www.revzilla.com/motorcycle/forcefield-limb-tubes

    For the full pants, search with "Forcefield Pro Pant".




    The video will show you how the pants fit. The armors mounted on the pants will definitely move when you fall and hit the ground.
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